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We are experienced cruisers, approaching 450 days at sea. We've been on the Regal several times, including this past January (Western Caribbean) and this was the Eastern Caribbean. Both embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. We were in our cabin to leave our carry ons by 11:15. Our selected time to leave was 8 am. our color/group was called at 7:55. When we got into the terminal to claim our luggage, both pieces were together so no lengthy searching. First the excitement. While having lunch on the way from Princess Cay to St. Thomas, the ship's announcement system blurted out "man overboard". About 10 minutes later, the Captain came on and said we should have noted that we had turned around and were racing along. The ship had a call from the Coast Guard to pick up two fliers that had to ditch their plane. All's well that ends well. They were in a liferaft and fortunately, the seas were very calm, making the rescue easy. This was our second "excitement cruise" as in 2008, a passenger jumped overboard the ship we were on. Fortunately, we were heading for our home port and a trailing ship was able to pick him up. He was drunk, got into an argument with his wife, and decided to teach her a lesson (MORON!!) Anyway, other than the small balconies on the Regal, the cruise couldn't have been better. The Medallion system is fully operational...you no longer get a cruise card. As you approach your cabin, the door unlocks. If you purchase internet time, you can use any device anywhere on the ship. If you want to make a purchase in any of the stores or play in the casino, you just touch the medallion to the appropriate spot. And there are areas in the ship where you can play different games or trivia at no cost. The entertainment was great. We had seen the three production shows before, but wanted to see them again. Bravo and Born to Dance are not to be missed. The comedian was on for two different nights. So outstanding that he received a standing ovation at the end of each show. And the Beatlemanics put on a great foot stomping show. One night in the theater and another late evening show in the Piazza. Breakfast and lunch in the buffet was fine. You can have omelets made to order for breakfast and lunch included a number of ethnic foods in addition to the normal fare The ship was spotless....the crew warm and friendly. As we first approached our cabin, our steward met us...and he had already memorized our name. Back to the food. My wife is allergic to gluten, dairy, egg yolks, and tomato. Not to worry. For breakfast and lunch, all she had to do was ask for a chef and he would go around and tell her what she could or couldn't eat. For dinner....the first night on Princess (in our experience) always has prime rib and baked potato. We ask for a head waiter who then brings the menu for the following night and takes her order. The first night, the only dessert she can have is the sorbet (different flavor every night), but succeeding nights, the chefs come up with desserts especially tailored for her...and they were all delicious. We've been to St. Tommy and St. Marty a number of times, so she browses the jewelry and I twiddle my thumbs and people watch. One other negative comment....the slots in the casino are really tight, no matter which ship or cruise line. Disney doesn't have a casino, so that's one line we'll never take.

A little excitement on a great cruise

Regal Princess Cruise Review by ratso999

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
We are experienced cruisers, approaching 450 days at sea. We've been on the Regal several times, including this past January (Western Caribbean) and this was the Eastern Caribbean.

Both embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. We were in our cabin to leave our carry ons by 11:15. Our selected time to leave was 8 am. our color/group was called at 7:55. When we got into the terminal to claim our luggage, both pieces were together so no lengthy searching.

First the excitement. While having lunch on the way from Princess Cay to St. Thomas, the ship's announcement system blurted out "man overboard". About 10 minutes later, the Captain came on and said we should have noted that we had turned around and were racing along. The ship had a call from the Coast Guard to pick up two fliers that had to ditch their plane. All's well that ends well. They were in a liferaft and fortunately, the seas were very calm, making the rescue easy. This was our second "excitement cruise" as in 2008, a passenger jumped overboard the ship we were on. Fortunately, we were heading for our home port and a trailing ship was able to pick him up. He was drunk, got into an argument with his wife, and decided to teach her a lesson (MORON!!)

Anyway, other than the small balconies on the Regal, the cruise couldn't have been better.

The Medallion system is fully operational...you no longer get a cruise card. As you approach your cabin, the door unlocks. If you purchase internet time, you can use any device anywhere on the ship. If you want to make a purchase in any of the stores or play in the casino, you just touch the medallion to the appropriate spot. And there are areas in the ship where you can play different games or trivia at no cost.

The entertainment was great. We had seen the three production shows before, but wanted to see them again. Bravo and Born to Dance are not to be missed. The comedian was on for two different nights. So outstanding that he received a standing ovation at the end of each show. And the Beatlemanics put on a great foot stomping show. One night in the theater and another late evening show in the Piazza.

Breakfast and lunch in the buffet was fine. You can have omelets made to order for breakfast and lunch included a number of ethnic foods in addition to the normal fare

The ship was spotless....the crew warm and friendly. As we first approached our cabin, our steward met us...and he had already memorized our name.

Back to the food. My wife is allergic to gluten, dairy, egg yolks, and tomato. Not to worry.

For breakfast and lunch, all she had to do was ask for a chef and he would go around and tell her what she could or couldn't eat. For dinner....the first night on Princess (in our experience) always has prime rib and baked potato. We ask for a head waiter who then brings the menu for the following night and takes her order. The first night, the only dessert she can have is the sorbet (different flavor every night), but succeeding nights, the chefs come up with desserts especially tailored for her...and they were all delicious.

We've been to St. Tommy and St. Marty a number of times, so she browses the jewelry and I twiddle my thumbs and people watch.

One other negative comment....the slots in the casino are really tight, no matter which ship or cruise line. Disney doesn't have a casino, so that's one line we'll never take.
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