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We sailed on the Regal Princess for the first time last March, and loved her! So majestic and elegant, with such marvelous fare and service! When the opportunity came along to take adult family along on a cruise this winter, the Regal was an obvious choice. And she did NOT disappoint! The Medallion program is now almost completely operational, and it was a pleasure. Embarkation was a breeze -- we were on the ship within 45 minutes after parking. Disembarkation was even quicker -- we left our rooms about 7:40 and were on the interstate by 8:00! And in between, we were so pampered! It's so nice not having to fumble with your room card when you come and go, and the ability to locate your shipmates on your phone or any of the media panels in the stairwell landings, etc is a marvelous feature. And paying for drinks and other purchases is so quick and easy! The food is very good everywhere. The main dining room is usually my preference. Its pace and refinement pleases me greatly, and the food and options were wonderful. The buffet offers an astonishing variety of quality foods from many different palates. Traffic is managed quite well, and there was never trouble finding a table. Having coffee, tea, water and juice brought to your table is a nice touch. The International Cafe on the bottom floor of the Piazza is always a special treat -- 24 hours a day. Always a nice pastry, sandwich, warm savory dish, and dessert to go with a coffee treat. And while I don't want to let the secret out of the bag (I love being able to just walk in with no queue whenever...), Alfredo's is a very special gem hidden in plain sight! Boasting the ambiance and fairly expansive menu of an up-charge restaurant, it's included in your fare. It offers some of the most amazing pizzas, calzones, and warm dishes! And OH! The Tiramisu!! While the balconies on the Royal class ships are more snug than I'd like, the staterooms themselves are very nicely appointed with plenty of storage and pleasing decor and art. The mini-suite we got upgraded to at nearly the last minute was the envy of our fellow travelers! Having a full-sized tub is a luxury, as is a full-sized sofa and large coffee table! The beds are firm, but amazingly comfortable. And while they refer to them as "queen size", we found them to be closer to the size of our king. Our room steward was so friendly and engaging, and took excellent care of our room. Everything was always sparkling when we'd return from shore or dinner or... We're not avid 'show-goers', but the three shows we took in were very impressive and entertaining. The technical side of the productions is breathtaking! The attention given to creating imaginative sets, costumes, lighting, choreography, sound -- WOW! One of my favorite features of the Regal is the broad selection of magical places that invite you to linger. One of the best is the Wheelhouse Bar adjacent to the Crown Grill -- usually featuring excellent jazz musicians good enough to encouraging dancing... And the rich warmth of the glossy dark wood and artful lighting perfect for creating the right mood for the experience... Exquisite! Our itinerary included the ever delightful Princess Cays (Princess' private island estate in the Bahamas), Falmouth Jamaica (SOO much better than the stop at Ocho Rios that we'd truly disliked on a previous cruise), Grand Cayman (we love this stop!), and Cozumel (with SO many excursion options to choose from that I am sure we will never get to experience them all). It is disappointing to me to note that the Regal will be reportedly leaving North America for Australia -- we love the Regal. But we're sure we'll love her new baby sister, the Sky Princess due in the Caribbean next Autumn -- hopefully just as much.

Princess keeps her Promises

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Drizzle66

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Mini-Suite with Balcony
We sailed on the Regal Princess for the first time last March, and loved her! So majestic and elegant, with such marvelous fare and service! When the opportunity came along to take adult family along on a cruise this winter, the Regal was an obvious choice. And she did NOT disappoint!

The Medallion program is now almost completely operational, and it was a pleasure. Embarkation was a breeze -- we were on the ship within 45 minutes after parking. Disembarkation was even quicker -- we left our rooms about 7:40 and were on the interstate by 8:00! And in between, we were so pampered! It's so nice not having to fumble with your room card when you come and go, and the ability to locate your shipmates on your phone or any of the media panels in the stairwell landings, etc is a marvelous feature. And paying for drinks and other purchases is so quick and easy!

The food is very good everywhere. The main dining room is usually my preference. Its pace and refinement pleases me greatly, and the food and options were wonderful. The buffet offers an astonishing variety of quality foods from many different palates. Traffic is managed quite well, and there was never trouble finding a table. Having coffee, tea, water and juice brought to your table is a nice touch. The International Cafe on the bottom floor of the Piazza is always a special treat -- 24 hours a day. Always a nice pastry, sandwich, warm savory dish, and dessert to go with a coffee treat. And while I don't want to let the secret out of the bag (I love being able to just walk in with no queue whenever...), Alfredo's is a very special gem hidden in plain sight! Boasting the ambiance and fairly expansive menu of an up-charge restaurant, it's included in your fare. It offers some of the most amazing pizzas, calzones, and warm dishes! And OH! The Tiramisu!!

While the balconies on the Royal class ships are more snug than I'd like, the staterooms themselves are very nicely appointed with plenty of storage and pleasing decor and art. The mini-suite we got upgraded to at nearly the last minute was the envy of our fellow travelers! Having a full-sized tub is a luxury, as is a full-sized sofa and large coffee table! The beds are firm, but amazingly comfortable. And while they refer to them as "queen size", we found them to be closer to the size of our king. Our room steward was so friendly and engaging, and took excellent care of our room. Everything was always sparkling when we'd return from shore or dinner or...

We're not avid 'show-goers', but the three shows we took in were very impressive and entertaining. The technical side of the productions is breathtaking! The attention given to creating imaginative sets, costumes, lighting, choreography, sound -- WOW!

One of my favorite features of the Regal is the broad selection of magical places that invite you to linger. One of the best is the Wheelhouse Bar adjacent to the Crown Grill -- usually featuring excellent jazz musicians good enough to encouraging dancing... And the rich warmth of the glossy dark wood and artful lighting perfect for creating the right mood for the experience... Exquisite!

Our itinerary included the ever delightful Princess Cays (Princess' private island estate in the Bahamas), Falmouth Jamaica (SOO much better than the stop at Ocho Rios that we'd truly disliked on a previous cruise), Grand Cayman (we love this stop!), and Cozumel (with SO many excursion options to choose from that I am sure we will never get to experience them all).

It is disappointing to me to note that the Regal will be reportedly leaving North America for Australia -- we love the Regal. But we're sure we'll love her new baby sister, the Sky Princess due in the Caribbean next Autumn -- hopefully just as much.
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