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Regal Princess Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1599 reviews
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Nice first cruise experience, though some things were lacking

Review for Regal Princess to Canada & New England
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Pixachii
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Balcony
Excited to board Regal Princess with our passports & medallions
Seafood Ceviche - a dinner choice one night at either Concerto or Symphony
The world's saddest chicken nuggets. Ordered via room service.
Cheese plate ordered via room service.
Cheese fries ordered via room service
Fall foliage at Bar Harbor Maine, as seen from our balcony
Our ship outside of Bar Harbor.
Shore walk, in Bar Harbor. Not an excursion, just a public path near town.
Veal served either in Symphony or Concerto dining room.
Harvest moon over the sea outside of Boston. Note the tender ships right be
We took the kayaking & lobster bake excursion in St John. It was INCREDIBLE
Choppy waters prevented us from docking in Halifax.
Menu outside of The Wheelhouse bar & restaurant, including prices. This was

I took this cruise with my husband because I had never been on a cruise before and we wanted to see some fall foliage. The ports were incredible and so different each day. We were sad to miss Halifax, but the experience of being in a tropical storm was something we'll always laugh at and look back on fondly.

My husband and I are early 30s, and we had a hard time finding activities that we would like. I love trivia, but I don't know 1960s TV show themes, for example. We felt a little out of place as we tried to find activities we would like.

The food was good, but we never knew exactly where we were supposed to be for dining. We went to the "wrong" dining room a few times and the staff seemed annoyed at us. We also missed the daily pamphlet with communication for formal night, and were really embarrassed when we left our cabin in jeans, hahaha. We scurried up to the buffet to hide.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin was extremely comfortable & we loved our balcony. The two of us had plenty of room for our things. Bathroom was tiny but we expected that.

Port Reviews

New York (Manhattan)

Very fun to embark from Manhattan. Great views of the city & the Statue of Liberty.

Newport

I didn't know much about Newport, but the Cliff Walk was gorgeous. We learned a lot of local history just by walking around & reading historical marker signs. The town was adorable.

Boston

The Freedom Trail was PACKED with people. We walked most of it, then took an Uber out to Sam Adams brewery. It was a very cute, comfortable brewery & a great way to spend an afternoon.

Bar Harbor

We should have done an excursion here!! We didn't plan to do Acadia, but in hindsight, we absolutely should have. Warning: You can't just rent a car here & do your own thing. You must order one ahead of time to have it delivered. We had such a great time in Bar Harbor, just walking around & seeing the shops. We would absolutely go back here and spend more time.

Halifax

Halifax was canceled on our cruise, which was sad because we were looking forward to it. I guess that's just a reason to take this cruise again.

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