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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1684 reviews
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Great trip and experience overall, with a few suggestions

Review for Royal Princess to the Eastern Caribbean
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JAwanderer
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Apr 2018
Cabin: Balcony

Overall, visually, the ship is beautiful. For the specifics of my experience, I'll give the good stuff first!

The multi-leveled atrium was very elegant, yet comfortable. There was always something going on in this area and it made you stop and lean against the railings to watch, several times a day as you passed through. Also, the lighting throughout this area gave off a warm glow that just made it all feel welcoming.

The ship's staff was top notch, always. So much so, that we made a point to stop by the gift shop, daily, to say hello to our favorite staff member, Olga. She went out of her way to make suggestions or to just joke with us. Cannot say enough good things about her and everyone else we came into contact with.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin BB

We purchased a balcony room to be assigned by the cruise line. In doing so, I was okay with the luck of the draw, as it was a much cheaper way of cruising, but still guaranteeing a balcony room, which is really the only major requirement for me.

To say the room was tiny is an understatement. It was so poorly laid out that there was only one functioning power plug in. There was no room to walk past another person in the room, and had no sitting area at all. We actually removed an accent table in the cabin and placed it in the closet because we kept running into it. The cheapest room Ive ever had on another ship had, at the very least, a tiny loveseat in the room. This had a desk chair and if it was pulled out, one could not access the balcony, as there was not enough space. I understand that smaller rooms mean more rooms to sell, but this was completely absurd to me.

The one area were there was plenty of space was the closest area just off the bathroom. In relation to the rest of the room, it was huge. And it was also a bunch of unusable, dead space. There also wasn't much in the way of space to unpack a suitcase.

The bathroom was small, but fine.

Port Reviews

Princess Cays

It was just average. We were on an island area that was as confined as the ship. I would have rather had the opportunity to explore the local flavor.

St. Thomas

Loved the island. Did some brief shopping, and then spent most of the time just wandering the island and finding pretty things. A highlight was finding a little bar in town and having a couple of drinks while talking with locals.

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