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We chose this cruise to utilize the $$ that they us owed because of skipped port on a transatlantic cruise. Also, we spend the winter In Fort Lauderdale so it's an easy choice. There are lots of things to recommend this ship but I'll start with a big downside - the inside cabin. we've always like an inside cabin for a variety of reasons but this was the smallest that we've seen. But the biggest problem, and the one that you should be aware of, is that this cabin is said to be able to house 4 persons. Nooo. In addition to the queen-size bed there are 2 fold-down cots. That's the problem. There about 18 inches of space on either side of the bed. The cots are mounted on the walls alongside the bed and extend about 10 inches into the room (when not opened). So to get into and out of the queen-size bed you get about 8 inches of space. You can't negotiate your way into or out of the bed without bunking your head 2 or 3 times. This room should come with a surgeon general's warning - like a pack of cigarettes. It is harmful to your health. To get into the bed safely you need to crawl into the bed from the foot of the bed. That being said - the bed is very comfortable. The TV in the room is great - good news shows and good movies and more. Dining - we liked the food and arrangement in the buffet. We had breakfast and lunches there. The main dining rooms were easily available for anytime dining of reservations. The food was fine and the service was good. (We are not fussy about food.) Entertainment - There were 2 production shows. 1 - "Two Skies", this was a high tech video game show. It was well done but we did not like it. We overheard other voice similar opinions. Perhaps it might have suited a younger audience - but not us. 2 - "Rock Opera", we like this a lot. The performers were great and I sensed that the show was well received. Other nights in the main Princess Theater showcased a singe one night and a magician on another. A cheap way to keep 4,000 passengers busy. However, there are lots of smaller lounges where there are always entertainers whos do a very good job. Good variety of musical acts from jazz to string quartet to guitar, ect. So lots of good entertainment all around the ship in the evening. Daytime activities like bingo, line dancing lessons is just not our style. Pool - the 2 large major pools are just too deep and too hard to get in and out of. But I was really surprise that there were we no lifeguards. (That's surprising and distressing. Royal Caribbean does a great job in that category.) The Wakeview pool at the back of the ship (on 16) is very pleasant - shallow, warm but crowded. We liked it. Medallion Class - this gimmick was really nice. You wear a "medallion" around you neck (in place of the usual cruise card). It automatically opens your cabin door, lets you charge stuff, find your friends, see the daily schedule, and much more. Paired with Medallion app on you cell phone the technology works great. You even get a free drink (one), delivered to you almost wherever you are, the first time that you use it. WIFI worked fine (most of time). Handwashing at the buffet. They are not serious about this. Small areas, 1 or 2 sinks, tile floors in the areas, always wet and slippery. Most folks pass them by. It's a really nice ship. Nothing spectacular but very nicely laid out and comfortable. Photographers always present but never annoying.

Enjoyed the ship and the new Medallion Class

Sky Princess Cruise Review by Ozzydog

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We chose this cruise to utilize the $$ that they us owed because of skipped port on a transatlantic cruise. Also, we spend the winter In Fort Lauderdale so it's an easy choice.

There are lots of things to recommend this ship but I'll start with a big downside - the inside cabin. we've always like an inside cabin for a variety of reasons but this was the smallest that we've seen. But the biggest problem, and the one that you should be aware of, is that this cabin is said to be able to house 4 persons. Nooo. In addition to the queen-size bed there are 2 fold-down cots. That's the problem. There about 18 inches of space on either side of the bed. The cots are mounted on the walls alongside the bed and extend about 10 inches into the room (when not opened). So to get into and out of the queen-size bed you get about 8 inches of space. You can't negotiate your way into or out of the bed without bunking your head 2 or 3 times. This room should come with a surgeon general's warning - like a pack of cigarettes. It is harmful to your health. To get into the bed safely you need to crawl into the bed from the foot of the bed. That being said - the bed is very comfortable. The TV in the room is great - good news shows and good movies and more.

Dining - we liked the food and arrangement in the buffet. We had breakfast and lunches there. The main dining rooms were easily available for anytime dining of reservations. The food was fine and the service was good. (We are not fussy about food.)

Entertainment - There were 2 production shows. 1 - "Two Skies", this was a high tech video game show. It was well done but we did not like it. We overheard other voice similar opinions. Perhaps it might have suited a younger audience - but not us. 2 - "Rock Opera", we like this a lot. The performers were great and I sensed that the show was well received. Other nights in the main Princess Theater showcased a singe one night and a magician on another. A cheap way to keep 4,000 passengers busy.

However, there are lots of smaller lounges where there are always entertainers whos do a very good job. Good variety of musical acts from jazz to string quartet to guitar, ect. So lots of good entertainment all around the ship in the evening.

Daytime activities like bingo, line dancing lessons is just not our style.

Pool - the 2 large major pools are just too deep and too hard to get in and out of. But I was really surprise that there were we no lifeguards. (That's surprising and distressing. Royal Caribbean does a great job in that category.) The Wakeview pool at the back of the ship (on 16) is very pleasant - shallow, warm but crowded. We liked it.

Medallion Class - this gimmick was really nice. You wear a "medallion" around you neck (in place of the usual cruise card). It automatically opens your cabin door, lets you charge stuff, find your friends, see the daily schedule, and much more. Paired with Medallion app on you cell phone the technology works great. You even get a free drink (one), delivered to you almost wherever you are, the first time that you use it.

WIFI worked fine (most of time).

Handwashing at the buffet. They are not serious about this. Small areas, 1 or 2 sinks, tile floors in the areas, always wet and slippery. Most folks pass them by.

It's a really nice ship. Nothing spectacular but very nicely laid out and comfortable.

Photographers always present but never annoying.
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Too small and with the cots hanging from the wall this room is hazardous to your health.
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