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Royal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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New wi-fi internet service rocks!

Review for Royal Princess to the Eastern Caribbean
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wes10139
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2019
Cabin: Interior

Overall this was a cruise on a par with most of my previous cruises, fifteen on Norwegian, one on Princess. The biggest surprise was the newly installed Medallion.net wi-fi service. It was priced reasonably, unlimited, and provided reliable service much faster than any I've previously experienced on a cruise. I am told it is being rolled out over time to other Princess ships. If your ship has it, I highly recommend it.

The variety of food offerings in the buffet was much more extensive than I've found on Norwegian cruises, even on their large ships. and finding a seat was never a problem.

Shore excursions were mixed. Puerto Rico's Favorites, A San Juan tour of the rain forest and the fort was one of the best I've ever been on, thanks to an excellent guide (Alejandro). He spoke clearly, explained the plan of the tour, offered lots of background on the island, its history and geography, and provided good information on the biosphere of the rain forest. At the end of the tour he explained where we could go and how to return to the ship if we chose to offload at the town square.

Cabin Review

Interior

Cabin IA

Well arranged, lots of storage. For one person, very comfortable.

Port Reviews

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata)

This area appears to be a nice cruise port complex with nice nearby all-inclusive resorts surrounded by a very economically depressed area of little interest.

Grand Turk

Very low key island. Only port I've been to where you can swim on a beach next to the ship. Cockburn town is 4 miles away. Museum is worth a visit, especially for the exhibits on the Molasses Reef wreck of a Spanish caravel (possibly Columbus's Pinta) that dates to around 1500 and is the oldest shipwreck found in the Caribbean.

I walked to town. It seemed that many buildings along the way were unoccupied, especially commercial buildings. A number of government offices scattered around, not much else. About the same number of wandering dogs as people, and probably more of the famous wild donkeys.

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