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We are veterans of eighteen cruises and consider the Royal Princess one of the best. The ship was very elegant and tastefully decorated, not garish like some of the other ships we have sailed on. The cabin was a little tight and the balcony was smaller than we are used to, but the room was comfortable and well maintained. The shower is actually larger than most, which was a pleasant surprise. The main dining rooms are classy and provide lots of room between tables. We thought the menu provided a good selection every night and the food was of highest quality. Princess does not seem to have an efficient system for their waitstaff, as the head waiter for your table also acts as the cocktail server rather than having his assistant handle that job. The assistant always seemed to drift off somewhere and we had to hail him for bread, water, and coffee. Some tables were not turned over quickly and dirty dishes sometimes were left for a little too long. Then the maitre'd ended up bussing the tables. But we were satisfied with the dinners and didn't let the small details bother us. The Horizon Court offered a good selection for breakfast and lunch daily with something for every ethnic group. There are several options for eating on this ship to include a pizza restaurant, burger bar, seafood bar, International Cafe serving sandwiches and deserts, and the high-end extra charge Sabatini's and Crown Grille Steakhouse. The Crown Grille was the highlight of our dining experience on board, having world-class service along with outstanding food. The lounges were classy and comfortable with several located in the Piazza area midships. There was a good variety of entertainment throughout the cruise including Vegas style shows, island music, and a great lounge quartet. The clientel aboard was fairly sophisticated and we didn't see many fall-down drunks in muscle shirts and torn jean shorts . And a minimum of screaming kids due to the fact there are no water slide, bumper cars, or merry-go-rounds. Great vacation!

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We are veterans of eighteen cruises and consider the Royal Princess one of the best. The ship was very elegant and tastefully decorated, not garish like some of the other ships we have sailed on. The cabin was a little tight and the balcony was smaller than we are used to, but the room was comfortable and well maintained. The shower is actually larger than most, which was a pleasant surprise. The main dining rooms are classy and provide lots of room between tables. We thought the menu provided a good selection every night and the food was of highest quality. Princess does not seem to have an efficient system for their waitstaff, as the head waiter for your table also acts as the cocktail server rather than having his assistant handle that job. The assistant always seemed to drift off somewhere and we had to hail him for bread, water, and coffee. Some tables were not turned over quickly and dirty dishes sometimes were left for a little too long. Then the maitre'd ended up bussing the tables. But we were satisfied with the dinners and didn't let the small details bother us. The Horizon Court offered a good selection for breakfast and lunch daily with something for every ethnic group. There are several options for eating on this ship to include a pizza restaurant, burger bar, seafood bar, International Cafe serving sandwiches and deserts, and the high-end extra charge Sabatini's and Crown Grille Steakhouse. The Crown Grille was the highlight of our dining experience on board, having world-class service along with outstanding food. The lounges were classy and comfortable with several located in the Piazza area midships. There was a good variety of entertainment throughout the cruise including Vegas style shows, island music, and a great lounge quartet. The clientel aboard was fairly sophisticated and we didn't see many fall-down drunks in muscle shirts and torn jean shorts . And a minimum of screaming kids due to the fact there are no water slide, bumper cars, or merry-go-rounds. Great vacation!
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Balcony
Cabin BC C206
Somewhat tighter quarters than other ships with a smaller balcony than we were expecting.The shower was larger than most by a foot.
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