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Our holiday cruise on the Regal Princess matches the reviews I read. It's a very pretty ship, super clean and well-maintained. The food is very good. The shows are really amazing, better than I thought they would be. The small cabins serve their purpose well enough. The attitude of the crew is pretty good, with a few odd or unpleasant incidences in our 7 night cruise. The daily activities, sports deck and other entertainment are really fun. The pool is a little too small. The atmosphere is not really boisterous or unruly, but it is still plenty active and fun until late at night. Perfect for a family with young children. I would highly recommend it, expect I didn't really like our ports. We were not allowed to get off at Princess Cays due to what they said were too high waves for the tender boats (although they did not to look too high to me). So that was really disappointing. St.Thomas and Sint Maarten are far more impoverished than I knew. The historic district in St. Thomas is really run down. There are WAY too many jewelry shops and other tourist establishments. Magen's Bay beach is gorgeous, but is a very expensive cab ride away if you have a large party as you pay about $16 per person round trip plus tips. Sint Maarten is similar, but Great Bay beach is dirty and overcrowded. Maybe we should have taken the Western Caribbean route...

Great ship, good food, amazing shows, disappointing destinations...

Regal Princess Cruise Review by backandforth78

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)
Our holiday cruise on the Regal Princess matches the reviews I read. It's a very pretty ship, super clean and well-maintained. The food is very good. The shows are really amazing, better than I thought they would be. The small cabins serve their purpose well enough. The attitude of the crew is pretty good, with a few odd or unpleasant incidences in our 7 night cruise. The daily activities, sports deck and other entertainment are really fun. The pool is a little too small. The atmosphere is not really boisterous or unruly, but it is still plenty active and fun until late at night. Perfect for a family with young children.

I would highly recommend it, expect I didn't really like our ports. We were not allowed to get off at Princess Cays due to what they said were too high waves for the tender boats (although they did not to look too high to me). So that was really disappointing. St.Thomas and Sint Maarten are far more impoverished than I knew. The historic district in St. Thomas is really run down. There are WAY too many jewelry shops and other tourist establishments. Magen's Bay beach is gorgeous, but is a very expensive cab ride away if you have a large party as you pay about $16 per person round trip plus tips. Sint Maarten is similar, but Great Bay beach is dirty and overcrowded. Maybe we should have taken the Western Caribbean route...
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony (obstructed view)
Cabin DW
The obstructed view balcony is fine. We actually really enjoyed hanging out on the balcony, even though you can't see through the bottom because the lifeboat blocks the lower view. You can see straight ahead, and, of course, above you.
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