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We have done over 30 cruises, with over 20 on Princess. This is our second cruise on the Royal Class ships. We do not like the new layout. Too big with over 4000 passengers. All our old favourite dance venues have disappeared including Explorers Lounge, Wheelhouse bar, Club Fusion and the Sky lounge. It seems these have been replaced by more cabins and restaurants. All the dancing on the Royal class ships is in the atrium/piazza. Unfortunately the dance floor gets quite chaotic with toddlers, young kids, teenagers, line dancers all trying to use at the one time. We reported the presence of young unassisted kids on the dance floor to the staff as this was a real safety issue. No action was taken. On News Year eve, people were dancing on the floor with beer bottles and wine glasses - another safety issue. Many of the people who were dancing were wearing shorts and thongs even at 10pm. No dress standards are enforced. The food in the Marketplace buffet was sub standard compared with other ships. The head chef is non-European. The four aisles in the Marketplace could not cope when 4000 passengers decide to have breakfast at the same time. Utter confusion. The central bench layout on other ships is a much better format. Also two small wash bowls at the entrance to the Marketplace was totally inadequate. The ship especially caters for the Chinese market with lots of Chinese families on board. The two bands on the ship Evolution and Silver Lining were excellent. We definitely prefer Princess's smaller ships such as Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Crown etc. In conclusion, in our opinion bigger isn't always better.

Miss old layout

Majestic Princess Cruise Review by AlanG73

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We have done over 30 cruises, with over 20 on Princess. This is our second cruise on the Royal Class ships. We do not like the new layout. Too big with over 4000 passengers. All our old favourite dance venues have disappeared including Explorers Lounge, Wheelhouse bar, Club Fusion and the Sky lounge. It seems these have been replaced by more cabins and restaurants. All the dancing on the Royal class ships is in the atrium/piazza. Unfortunately the dance floor gets quite chaotic with toddlers, young kids, teenagers, line dancers all trying to use at the one time. We reported the presence of young unassisted kids on the dance floor to the staff as this was a real safety issue. No action was taken. On News Year eve, people were dancing on the floor with beer bottles and wine glasses - another safety issue. Many of the people who were dancing were wearing shorts and thongs even at 10pm. No dress standards are enforced. The food in the Marketplace buffet was sub standard compared with other ships. The head chef is non-European. The four aisles in the Marketplace could not cope when 4000 passengers decide to have breakfast at the same time. Utter confusion. The central bench layout on other ships is a much better format. Also two small wash bowls at the entrance to the Marketplace was totally inadequate. The ship especially caters for the Chinese market with lots of Chinese families on board. The two bands on the ship Evolution and Silver Lining were excellent. We definitely prefer Princess's smaller ships such as Diamond, Emerald, Sapphire, Crown etc. In conclusion, in our opinion bigger isn't always better.
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