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Royal Princess Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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1,684 Reviews

Beautiful ship, great itinerary

Royal Princess Cruise Review by granddaughter of a seaman

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: the British Isles & Western Europe
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

This was my first Princess cruise, and it will not be my last. I liked the itinerary and decided to branch out and try a new cruise line. Certainly not disappointed.The cruise was fabulous, the staff and crew were great. The food was delicious, better than some other cruise lines.

Wheelchair embarkation and disembarkation was well organized and done with ease.

The bar to be at is Piazza Bar, deck 5. A fast paced bar, but well run bar. Always friendly and eager to serve. The Dining staff were terrific. My cabin attendant was outstanding.

There were many choices of entertainment, all great. The spectacular shows were spectacular. The only downside, the veranda cabin was the smallest I have ever had. But, dealable. I would certainly go on this ship again. The decor and cleanliness of the ship was superior. Loved the ease of traveling from Southampton, used the ship's transfers. They were well organized and on the look out for their clients throughout the airport.


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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BE C602

Smaller than I am accustomed to.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Great way to see the city. Very easy to use, good value for the money. As this is my second time to Dublin, this was a more relaxing tour to see the city again.

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Titanic Memorial

Bought the White Star Experience tour. This gives you a walking tour with a guide and then entrance to the Titanic Memorial and SS Nomadic. Great experience. Pre-book tickets and save time. Also purchase the audio unit for the museum part.

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Greenock (Glasgow)

Took an independent tour with DiscoverScotlandtours. Our guide and driver Dell was fabulous. He was knowledgeable and has a great sense of history and humor. It was a full day tour, we saw Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, the Trossachs, Stirling Castle and much, much more. Well worth the money. Look them up. Hope you get Dell.

Kirkwall

Took an independent tour with Abs.taxi. Abs was excellent, he was a great guide and driver. We saw the Cliffs, the Italian chapel, the Standing Stones of Stenness, Ring of Brodgar, Skara Brae, and the town of Kirkwell. Really a great day. If going, arrange a tour with Abs.

Highland Day Tour

Went to DunRobin Castle, saw a great Falconry show. We saw Falls of Shin, Millionaire View, and the lovely town of Dornoch. Went to the Glenmorangie Distillery, Erin was a great guide at the distillery. Contact Gavin at Invergordontours and book an adventure.

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City Tour

Got the bus at the end of the street from the Castle. Very easy to get and use, worth the money spent. Has audio about the sights.

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Edinburgh Castle

Get there early, it gets crowded and crowded quickly. Tough walking. Go up the stairs immediately to your left after the second archway. This brings you up to the Crown Jewels and Royal Apartments quickly. Everyone else works their way up, you start at the top and work your way down. Do get the audio unit, it is worth the nominal fee. Wear good walking shoes, and have a jacket it gets windy up there. Great experience.

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Holyrood Palace

Really interesting, and they give you an audio unit with you ticket. The Queen does not allow interior pictures, only exterior. Well worth the visit, lovely palace. Took the hop on hop off bus from the castle to the Palace to save time and my walking.

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Royal Mile

Walk the Royal Mile from the Castle to the Palace, much less straining.

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D-Day Beaches

Fabulous tour with Scenicmarineexcursion with Gwen. She knows her history and speaks perfect English. This was a tour of 8 people, which allowed us to beat the buses to the sights. We saw the landings, gun batteries, 3 cemeteries, and much, much more. Well worth the money. Was there the day before the 74th Anniversary, very moving experience.

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Honfleur

This town is beautiful! This stop was part of my D-Day tour with scenicmarineexcursions with Gwen. A must see!

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