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This was our fifth time on a Royal-Class ship, and it was also one of the best times we’ve had. The cruise director was great, Matt O, the passenger mix was perfect, not one age group dominated. We never ate in the dining room. The buffet food was very good, as usual. This was our 21st Princess Cruise. We had cabin E107, obstructed balcony, EXTRA large. No see-through panel to view the water from the cabin. Steward was awesome. Cabin very clean. All our needs were met. One day they varnished our railing, but they did ask lir permission. We had the option to say no. Another day, Mazatlan day, they decided to paint the bridge which was directly overhead, so we came back to paint spatter on our balcony. No biggie. Too much motion at front of ship. Lots of good entertainment. Mariachis, dance bands, et cet. Always something going on in the atrium. Production show Bravo is excellent. Strong vocalists, plus opera singers. Alfredo’s very good. Took one Princess tour to Mahajuitas and Yelapa. Lots of fun. The Mexican Riviera itinerary is actually lots more fun than the Caribbean. We plan to sail the Royal often, as long as she is homeported in Los Angeles. Didn’t really care for new cocktail menu at Crooner’s, though, and drink prices have increased. Ship is in great shape. Very, very clean. All employeees were constantly wiping down and scrubbing everything at the buffet. Lots and lots of variety at buffet. At least 5 types of carving stations on many evenings,vans lots of shrimps and mussels available. Great variety of salad veggies and fresh fruit. Plenty of lounge chairs. No fights over loungers here on the West Coast, unlike what I’ve noticed when we cruise out of the East Coast where everyone seems so desperate for loungers and sun, those escaping brutal winters everywhere. Out here in California I’ve never seen oversaving of loungers, probably since most of the ship is comprised of West Coast people who have decent weather year round. All the more reason to cruise out of California, no airfare, plus less fights onboard.

By far, one of the best Princess cruises to date.

Royal Princess Cruise Review by 4cats4me

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)
This was our fifth time on a Royal-Class ship, and it was also one of the best times we’ve had. The cruise director was great, Matt O, the passenger mix was perfect, not one age group dominated. We never ate in the dining room. The buffet food was very good, as usual. This was our 21st Princess Cruise. We had cabin E107, obstructed balcony, EXTRA large. No see-through panel to view the water from the cabin. Steward was awesome. Cabin very clean. All our needs were met. One day they varnished our railing, but they did ask lir permission. We had the option to say no. Another day, Mazatlan day, they decided to paint the bridge which was directly overhead, so we came back to paint spatter on our balcony. No biggie. Too much motion at front of ship.

Lots of good entertainment. Mariachis, dance bands, et cet. Always something going on in the atrium. Production show Bravo is excellent. Strong vocalists, plus opera singers.

Alfredo’s very good. Took one Princess tour to Mahajuitas and Yelapa. Lots of fun.

The Mexican Riviera itinerary is actually lots more fun than the Caribbean.

We plan to sail the Royal often, as long as she is homeported in Los Angeles.

Didn’t really care for new cocktail menu at Crooner’s, though, and drink prices have increased. Ship is in great shape. Very, very clean. All employeees were constantly wiping down and scrubbing everything at the buffet. Lots and lots of variety at buffet. At least 5 types of carving stations on many evenings,vans lots of shrimps and mussels available.

Great variety of salad veggies and fresh fruit. Plenty of lounge chairs. No fights over loungers here on the West Coast, unlike what I’ve noticed when we cruise out of the East Coast where everyone seems so desperate for loungers and sun, those escaping brutal winters everywhere. Out here in California I’ve never seen oversaving of loungers, probably since most of the ship is comprised of West Coast people who have decent weather year round. All the more reason to cruise out of California, no airfare, plus less fights onboard.
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Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)
Cabin DW E107
So clean. Steward was great. This cabin is one of the 10 Deluxe obstructed, with 109 and 110 being the largest, followed by 107/108. They get smaller in succession until you get to 101/102 due to narrowing of the bow.
No view to the water while lying in bed. Balcony is one-third covered by balcony above, 2/3 open. So much room
We measured balcony and it is about 9-10 feet long. It is slightly angled, hence the one foot discrepancy.
Extremely pronounced movement. We will not book this cabin again due to the far distance from everything.
Very quiet cabin and you cannot hear the showroom below.
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