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My husband and I cruise frequently (mostly on RCL and Celebrity). This was our 4th on Princess and we both agreed this ship and sailing was one of the best cruises we have ever been on. The staff, ship and food were all outstanding. This was a cruise surrounding New Years eve and the festivities were great. The ship is beautiful with many areas to sit and watch entertainment in the Piazza or just sit down and read a book. Plenty of chairs outside by pools and on many decks to enjoy the sun. For adults only, the Retreat pool was great as the other pools were very busy on sea days. We only used the dining room once and the food and service were outstanding, actually opted for the Horizon Grill and the selection and food were very good. The only speciality we tried this time was the Crab Shack, this would have been the only thing we were not incredibly impressed with (but that may just be us), we travelled with two other couples and they loved it. We are not not much for stage shows so cannot evaluate that but did attend the outside entertainers and they were very good. The entertainers in the Piazza were great as well. Again overall an exceptional vacation.

One of the best cruises we've been on

Royal Princess Cruise Review by Lillysoma

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
My husband and I cruise frequently (mostly on RCL and Celebrity). This was our 4th on Princess and we both agreed this ship and sailing was one of the best cruises we have ever been on. The staff, ship and food were all outstanding. This was a cruise surrounding New Years eve and the festivities were great.

The ship is beautiful with many areas to sit and watch entertainment in the Piazza or just sit down and read a book.

Plenty of chairs outside by pools and on many decks to enjoy the sun. For adults only, the Retreat pool was great as the other pools were very busy on sea days.

We only used the dining room once and the food and service were outstanding, actually opted for the Horizon Grill and the selection and food were very good. The only speciality we tried this time was the Crab Shack, this would have been the only thing we were not incredibly impressed with (but that may just be us), we travelled with two other couples and they loved it.

We are not not much for stage shows so cannot evaluate that but did attend the outside entertainers and they were very good. The entertainers in the Piazza were great as well.

Again overall an exceptional vacation.
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Cabin BF M119
This was listed as a partial obstructed balcony- the obstruction was the roof of the bridge. This was to the left of our ocean viewing and only blocked our view of the ocean to front of the ship. All in all our view of the ocean was outstanding and would take this room again. The room itself had plenty of storage, both the bathroom and balcony were a little small but again overall very satisfied.
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