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We decided to go with a group of friends - one couple very experienced at cruising, and one couple very new. The ports were beautiful and the excursions well run, but the ship is getting uncomfortable due to wear of the uncomfortable furniture. The any time dining was great. The entertainment was excellent (the shows) but the lounge areas had music that was deafeningly loud, leaving your ears ringing and making conversation impossible. We left areas due to loudness a number of times. Service was good. The ship doesn't have a lot of choices for places to be, especially on sea days, but activities that are planned are fun if you don't mind huge crowds. No kids were on this cruise, but we did notice a number of young teens that were really bored. Cabins are uncomfortably small. Beds are too used (soft with divots), but they were clean and our cabin steward was good. Embarkation was very crowded. Furniture in public spaces is horrible - very uncomfortable. Golf putting practice is completely flat - very boring. Food wasn't as good as the last time I was on this ship. I would only go if I was with a group that wanted to be on this particular ship again.

Ship in need of overhaul

Regal Princess Cruise Review by slstevens146

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We decided to go with a group of friends - one couple very experienced at cruising, and one couple very new. The ports were beautiful and the excursions well run, but the ship is getting uncomfortable due to wear of the uncomfortable furniture. The any time dining was great. The entertainment was excellent (the shows) but the lounge areas had music that was deafeningly loud, leaving your ears ringing and making conversation impossible. We left areas due to loudness a number of times.

Service was good. The ship doesn't have a lot of choices for places to be, especially on sea days, but activities that are planned are fun if you don't mind huge crowds.

No kids were on this cruise, but we did notice a number of young teens that were really bored.

Cabins are uncomfortably small. Beds are too used (soft with divots), but they were clean and our cabin steward was good.

Embarkation was very crowded.

Furniture in public spaces is horrible - very uncomfortable.

Golf putting practice is completely flat - very boring.

Food wasn't as good as the last time I was on this ship.

I would only go if I was with a group that wanted to be on this particular ship again.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BE
The cabin was clean, but tight with such a huge bed. The comforter was too heavy for the temperature in the room. The artwork on the wall stuck out too far for the tightness of the room so you bumped into it when getting in or out of bed. There are only electrical outlets on one side of the bed, so bring an extension cord if you need to charge devices, use a CPAP or expect electricity on both sides. The fridge is tiny and doesn't keep anything very cold. The shower allows water to run all over the floor - poor design. Not much counter space. Overall, not a great cabin.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

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