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We are great Princess Cruises fans, and chose this cruise because we are also fans of transatlantic cruises. This was our big cruise this year, and we loved it. The Royal Princess, a ship we had not previously been on (though we've been on the sister ship, the Regal Princess) was fantastic, and we loved the ambiance, the people, the activities, the entertainment, the food! In short, this cruise did not disappoint for us! We partially chose this cruise for the itinerary. We had been to Barcelona before, but not the other stops in mainland Spain (Valencia, Cartagena, Cadiz), to Gibraltar, or to the Canary Island stops (Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Lanzarote). I have always wanted to go to Gibraltar, and it did not disappoint; it was my favorite part of the cruise. We traveled mostly independently there -- visiting Europa Point and the downtown district -- also took a tour that hit the Great Siege Tunnels and St. Michael's Cave, amongst other things. LOVED it. Onboard we especially loved the fitness center and the production shows. We also loved having dinner with our tablemates every night at the Concerto Dining Room, and just sitting in the Atrium, having a pot of tea and watching the activities and people. We loved our experiences in the Crown Grill, Crooners, the Outrigger Bar, too.

"Smooth as a pond" transatlantic cruise

Royal Princess Cruise Review by Princessejill

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2017
  • Destination: Transatlantic
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We are great Princess Cruises fans, and chose this cruise because we are also fans of transatlantic cruises. This was our big cruise this year, and we loved it. The Royal Princess, a ship we had not previously been on (though we've been on the sister ship, the Regal Princess) was fantastic, and we loved the ambiance, the people, the activities, the entertainment, the food! In short, this cruise did not disappoint for us!

We partially chose this cruise for the itinerary. We had been to Barcelona before, but not the other stops in mainland Spain (Valencia, Cartagena, Cadiz), to Gibraltar, or to the Canary Island stops (Santa Cruz de Tenerife and Lanzarote). I have always wanted to go to Gibraltar, and it did not disappoint; it was my favorite part of the cruise. We traveled mostly independently there -- visiting Europa Point and the downtown district -- also took a tour that hit the Great Siege Tunnels and St. Michael's Cave, amongst other things. LOVED it.

Onboard we especially loved the fitness center and the production shows. We also loved having dinner with our tablemates every night at the Concerto Dining Room, and just sitting in the Atrium, having a pot of tea and watching the activities and people. We loved our experiences in the Crown Grill, Crooners, the Outrigger Bar, too.
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Balcony
Cabin BE B219
I don't remember the cabin category; I think I have it right, but it was a standard balcony cabin, much more forward than we usually have. The best part about it was the room steward, Alexandru, who was excellent and made this a great experience. Small balcony, like this series of ships. No complaints.
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