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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1677 reviews
7 Awards

The Royal Princess had good and bad things about it on a Spectacular Itinerary

Review for Royal Princess to Canada & New England
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MountainBound
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2018
Cabin: Deluxe Balcony

This was a cruise we have been trying to coordinate, or something like it, for years. It was specifically for the Fall Colors down the St. Lawrence, and the New England Coast leaving Quebec City to Brooklyn, N.Y..

The weather was what we kind of expected. We had, at various times, sun, fog, heavy rain, drizzle, strong wind, calm, dark clouds and one hot day (by the standards of the rest of the trip). Several shore excursions (some from Princess and others from off the ship) were cancelled at various times throughout the cruise due to weather.

This is our second Princess Cruise, and this is the second time that Princess has missed with some important items, and hit others right on the nose. At least the Royal Princess was not under the finishing of refitting, and did not smell of tar and chemicals as did the Caribbean Princess the year or so before.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony

Cabin DF

Well appointed, clean, comfortable with a caring Steward that took good care of us.

Port Reviews

Halifax

History and Scenery of a new and unexpected variety. Planned communities, Canadian 19th Century style

Portland (Maine)

Fun leaning about the Architectural History of Portland, but the conveyance's plastic window made for a humid foggy view on a cold rainy day. we had scheduled other options that were cancelled due to weather or mechanical issues.

Bar Harbor

Absolutely Amazing, humorous and well informed guide, and high winds and fog at the top.

Bar Harbor

Access to interesting regional foods and history of the town. Worth doing.

Newport

A wonder view of history time and life in the turn of the 20th Century.

Boston

Travelled over the region on our own with friends

Sydney (Nova Scotia)

Drove to Louisbourg Fortress, wonderful

Quebec City

Learned a lot about the history and the culture of Quebec City

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