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This was our third time on Royal Princess in the last 24 months. We have come to really like this ship and the employees on the ship. Overall service was very good to excellent. Food was as good as the previous two cruises. Drink prices seem to have risen somewhat. We like this ship so much that we will be on her again next year. Maybe twice next year! We really came to like the Maitre D on this ship. We were planning on taking a VERY nice bottle of wine to dinner on the first formal night and I asked our waiter to arrange for two large Riedel glasses for our table the night before the formal night. On formal night, no large Riedel glasses on the table and we did not open the wine. The waiter said he was unable to get them, only Vines had them. Later, the ship Maitre D came by our table and apologized profusely. He promised to have nice glasses for us the next night at the Crown Grill. We had nice glasses the next night. We also had the same nice glasses on the last formal night when we brought another excellent wine to dinner. The Maitre D sent chocolate covered strawberries and a fruit bowl to our stateroom as a goodwill gesture. It was appreciated by us but not necessary.

Royal Princess 3/20/2018

Royal Princess Cruise Review by EMS8

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
This was our third time on Royal Princess in the last 24 months. We have come to really like this ship and the employees on the ship.

Overall service was very good to excellent. Food was as good as the previous two cruises. Drink prices seem to have risen somewhat.

We like this ship so much that we will be on her again next year. Maybe twice next year!

We really came to like the Maitre D on this ship. We were planning on taking a VERY nice bottle of wine to dinner on the first formal night and I asked our waiter to arrange for two large Riedel glasses for our table the night before the formal night. On formal night, no large Riedel glasses on the table and we did not open the wine. The waiter said he was unable to get them, only Vines had them. Later, the ship Maitre D came by our table and apologized profusely. He promised to have nice glasses for us the next night at the Crown Grill. We had nice glasses the next night. We also had the same nice glasses on the last formal night when we brought another excellent wine to dinner. The Maitre D sent chocolate covered strawberries and a fruit bowl to our stateroom as a goodwill gesture. It was appreciated by us but not necessary.
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Cabin R734
We have now been in a BA balcony stateroom on the hump, a Mini Suite on the hump that is now a club class mini, and our latest stateroom, an aft premium balcony. Don't waste your money on a Premium Aft stateroom unless you want a 100 sq ft balcony. This was the best part of this stateroom. Really no more room than a standard balcony and the bathroom was extremely small. Fortunately we had a great stateroom attendant in Olex.
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