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This was our 10th ocean cruise and 6th with Princess. We have been on the Regal Princess before back in 2014 on a Mediterranean Cruise and it was terrific then and this was no different. We are seniors, over 65, but mobile and healthy. Embarkation and Disembarkation were seamless, best we've ever had on a cruise. Ship, food, itinerary and especially the entertainment were all excellent. We stayed on Emerald Deck, mid ship balcony E410. Great location, not far from the elevators and close to the Piazza on Decks 5-7. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room steward Mario took care of our room quickly and always kept it clean. Only negatives, were they still charge to buy bottled water, it should be free or no more than a dollar and the charges for the special restaurants are getting ridiculous. First, we are Canadians so the $30 US charge pp for the Crown Grill is $40 Cdn or $80 a couple and that would cover the whole menu. Now if you want lobster they want another $10 US. I made a point of complaining to our waiter as well as in my Princess cruise review. If this continues, I wouldn't make a reservation. The food was great, but not worth it for these extra charges, esp when the dining rooms serve excellent food and have a wide choice. This was the first time we used flexible dining and would do it again. We used Princess for the excursions to Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo but TJ Travel for Tallin, Berlin and St. Petersburg. The Princess excursions were good, however the TJ Travel tours whom we booked precruise online were outstanding esp in Berlin and St. Petersburg. Not only are they far less expensive than Princess, they are among the best excursions we have anywhere on this planet. Our tour guides were extraordingary, Boris in Berlin and Tatiana in Russia were terrific, we can't say enough about these people, so knowledgeable, informative and pleasant. We were smaller groups which made them even better. I highly recommend anyone planning a Baltic or Scandinavian cruise next year to use TJ Travel. Just use their web site and pick your excursions, you don't pay until after the tours are over. Great cruise with smooth sailing.

Baltic Cruise, August 28 - Sept. 8, 2018

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Greatstone

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
This was our 10th ocean cruise and 6th with Princess. We have been on the Regal Princess before back in 2014 on a Mediterranean Cruise and it was terrific then and this was no different. We are seniors, over 65, but mobile and healthy. Embarkation and Disembarkation were seamless, best we've ever had on a cruise. Ship, food, itinerary and especially the entertainment were all excellent. We stayed on Emerald Deck, mid ship balcony E410. Great location, not far from the elevators and close to the Piazza on Decks 5-7. All the staff were friendly and helpful. Our room steward Mario took care of our room quickly and always kept it clean. Only negatives, were they still charge to buy bottled water, it should be free or no more than a dollar and the charges for the special restaurants are getting ridiculous. First, we are Canadians so the $30 US charge pp for the Crown Grill is $40 Cdn or $80 a couple and that would cover the whole menu. Now if you want lobster they want another $10 US. I made a point of complaining to our waiter as well as in my Princess cruise review. If this continues, I wouldn't make a reservation. The food was great, but not worth it for these extra charges, esp when the dining rooms serve excellent food and have a wide choice. This was the first time we used flexible dining and would do it again. We used Princess for the excursions to Helsinki, Stockholm and Oslo but TJ Travel for Tallin, Berlin and St. Petersburg. The Princess excursions were good, however the TJ Travel tours whom we booked precruise online were outstanding esp in Berlin and St. Petersburg. Not only are they far less expensive than Princess, they are among the best excursions we have anywhere on this planet. Our tour guides were extraordingary, Boris in Berlin and Tatiana in Russia were terrific, we can't say enough about these people, so knowledgeable, informative and pleasant. We were smaller groups which made them even better. I highly recommend anyone planning a Baltic or Scandinavian cruise next year to use TJ Travel. Just use their web site and pick your excursions, you don't pay until after the tours are over. Great cruise with smooth sailing.
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Balcony
Cabin BE E410
As mentioned before we've been on the Regal Princess before in a similar balcony cabin. Perfect for us, wonderful bed, ample storage room with a small couch and coffee table and balcony chairs at midship.
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