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Love Princess and wanted to travel somewhere different. The staff was absolutely phenomenal. The food was wonderful. Entertainment so-so. There really wasn't a whole lot on this cruise. Perhaps because it was only five days. We paid for transfer from the airport and that went well. Our arrival at the cruise terminal was a cluster. There were no designated areas for priority boarding at all. I had to track down someone to help. That took a while. Then once we did on board, we ended up having to take the stairs because there was no one handling access to the elevators. They were coming up from decks below and were over full. Our steward was fantastic. He was very courteous and attentive and very helpful. Our cabin is described below and was a total disappointment. Smaller than the pictures on line show and being in the absolute rear is terrible. Noisy and the rocking makes you sick. Service was great which is why I guess we keep going back to Princess!

Rear Cabins Are Rocky

Royal Princess Cruise Review by pahrump5

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Penthouse Suite with Balcony
Love Princess and wanted to travel somewhere different. The staff was absolutely phenomenal. The food was wonderful. Entertainment so-so. There really wasn't a whole lot on this cruise. Perhaps because it was only five days. We paid for transfer from the airport and that went well. Our arrival at the cruise terminal was a cluster. There were no designated areas for priority boarding at all. I had to track down someone to help. That took a while. Then once we did on board, we ended up having to take the stairs because there was no one handling access to the elevators. They were coming up from decks below and were over full. Our steward was fantastic. He was very courteous and attentive and very helpful. Our cabin is described below and was a total disappointment. Smaller than the pictures on line show and being in the absolute rear is terrible. Noisy and the rocking makes you sick. Service was great which is why I guess we keep going back to Princess!
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Cabin Review

Penthouse Suite with Balcony
Cabin S4 C738
Horrible! While I realize the picture shown on the website may differ from the actual, this was beyond different! It was very small and the bedroom was actually around a corner, not straight on as shown on the website. Plus, since it was in the very rear of the ship, the noise from the engines and the rocking was horrendous! Be cautious of these cabins in the rear of the ship. And while the balcony wraps around the suite, it's so narrow you can't even put the long lawn chair out straight. You have to put them sideways which totally defeats the purpose of being able to lay in one and look straight back to the ocean. Lesson learned for sure!
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