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First of all, let me say Regal Princess is a beautiful ship. We chose this cruise based on recommendations from friends who had cruised on Princess multiple times and loved it. Unfortunately, this was not the case for us. We were instructed by Princess our boarding time was 2pm, yet when we arrived at 145p, terminal staff scolded us for arriving so late. Really? We were traveling with another couple and requested our mini-suites be next to each other. We were not able to select our rooms, and were given rooms on opposite sides of the ship. Our room was under the skywalk, making it impossible to enjoy our balcony or even have our drapes open any time of day, as people would wave to us. The noises day and night was ridiculous! Our room steward was pleasant and personable. We left cash tips for him times a day, in addition to the gratuity charged to our room. Yet, the last morning he stopped by our room and stood and stood, as if asking for more $$$. Food was disappoointing, at best. Morning buffet was mediocre. Crowne Grille..had to send steak back 3 time to get it RARE. Came medium well other times. Rest of our party waited, and ended up eating cold food. We also were late for the Show that evening due to slow service. We didn't stay for dessert. Crab Shack was pathetic! Crawfish were DRY!!! Don't waste your money. Sabatinis....pork was pure FAT and not edible. Veal was tough. We canceled our next nights reservation there, yet were charged since we had made and paid for the reservation pre-cruise. Word of advice....Don't pre-order special dining options. You won't be refunded when your plans change due to poor service and terrible food on a previous night Allegro.... our waiter, was rarely around and less than happy to be there. Service was slow and food was very salty. Communication on the ship was terrible. Staff didn;t know things they should when asked at Guest Relations and would send us running around the ship to find it on our own and being sent to various locations. MedallionNet needs tweeking. Difficult to use. May be better with internet, but was not willing to try. Productions shows were very good. Very talented singers and dancers. Crystal Starr needs to find another profession...... Comedian was very funny! I don't like to write bad reviews, but this 8 day cruise was a total disappointment. We had such high hopes.

Total Disappointment

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Higgi1

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
First of all, let me say Regal Princess is a beautiful ship. We chose this cruise based on recommendations from friends who had cruised on Princess multiple times and loved it. Unfortunately, this was not the case for us. We were instructed by Princess our boarding time was 2pm, yet when we arrived at 145p, terminal staff scolded us for arriving so late. Really?

We were traveling with another couple and requested our mini-suites be next to each other. We were not able to select our rooms, and were given rooms on opposite sides of the ship. Our room was under the skywalk, making it impossible to enjoy our balcony or even have our drapes open any time of day, as people would wave to us. The noises day and night was ridiculous!

Our room steward was pleasant and personable. We left cash tips for him times a day, in addition to the gratuity charged to our room. Yet, the last morning he stopped by our room and stood and stood, as if asking for more $$$.

Food was disappoointing, at best. Morning buffet was mediocre. Crowne Grille..had to send steak back 3 time to get it RARE. Came medium well other times. Rest of our party waited, and ended up eating cold food. We also were late for the Show that evening due to slow service. We didn't stay for dessert.

Crab Shack was pathetic! Crawfish were DRY!!! Don't waste your money.

Sabatinis....pork was pure FAT and not edible. Veal was tough. We canceled our next nights reservation there, yet were charged since we had made and paid for the reservation pre-cruise. Word of advice....Don't pre-order special dining options. You won't be refunded when your plans change due to poor service and terrible food on a previous night

Allegro.... our waiter, was rarely around and less than happy to be there. Service was slow and food was very salty.

Communication on the ship was terrible. Staff didn;t know things they should when asked at Guest Relations and would send us running around the ship to find it on our own and being sent to various locations. MedallionNet needs tweeking. Difficult to use. May be better with internet, but was not willing to try.

Productions shows were very good. Very talented singers and dancers. Crystal Starr needs to find another profession...... Comedian was very funny!

I don't like to write bad reviews, but this 8 day cruise was a total disappointment. We had such high hopes.
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Mini-Suite with Balcony
Cabin MB M415
Our room was under the skywalk, making it impossible to enjoy our balcony or even have our drapes open any time of day, as people would wave to us. The noises day and night was ridiculous!
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