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This is our second 14 day B2B cruise on Princess in the past year. We chose this ship specifically because of the "adults only" space on Deck 17. This area makes you feel like you are on a cruise that costs twice as much. The Retreat Pool and Cabanas and the Sanctuary is the best space we have experienced on any of the 18 cruises we have taken. You feel like you are the only people on the ship. Alice and her service staff are amazing. This area fills up fast and you cannot make reservations until you get on the ship. So arrive early - 9-10 am get ready to board and once on board go DIRECTLY (Run not walk)to the Sanctuary Deck 17 forward. Look for the Sanctuary sign and go to the desk or stand in line - Chose Pool Cabanas for the Port Days - if you are staying on the ship- and book Sanctuary seating for Sea Days which tend to be more windy. The Pool Cabanas furthermost from the Bar are the shadiest. In the sanctuary the front row forward are the best. Price is $50 per 1/2 day for Cabana by the retreat pool or $20 pp per 1/2 day for the Sanctuary. The Lumiere Dinner is not to be missed. Again as soon as you get onboard - find a ship phone and use the dining line to book the dinner. Do not wait - it sells out quick. My husband raced up to the Sanctuary and I found a phone and in less than 30 minutes we had reserved everything and then ordered our first drink. I had 3 spa services - I highly recommend that you meet your service provider in advance before you book your treatment. I highly recommend Henja she is great. Book online before you go and save on port days. Medallion is great for overall on/off ship - but the "get a drink anywhere -and we will find you" does not work well. St Thomas was are favorite port -Stop by Frenchtown Brewery and eat dinner at Oceana Restaurant. Get the Lobster!! The Crown Grill was great - Za Za will take great care of you. Be sure to sign up for the Tuscan Wine Tasting! Great Value! The embarkation and disembarkation was quick, easy and drama free. Have booked the Sky Princess for Jan 2021!

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Regal Princess Cruise Review by GriffenSunshine

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2020
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Interior
This is our second 14 day B2B cruise on Princess in the past year. We chose this ship specifically because of the "adults only" space on Deck 17. This area makes you feel like you are on a cruise that costs twice as much. The Retreat Pool and Cabanas and the Sanctuary is the best space we have experienced on any of the 18 cruises we have taken. You feel like you are the only people on the ship. Alice and her service staff are amazing. This area fills up fast and you cannot make reservations until you get on the ship. So arrive early - 9-10 am get ready to board and once on board go DIRECTLY (Run not walk)to the Sanctuary Deck 17 forward. Look for the Sanctuary sign and go to the desk or stand in line - Chose Pool Cabanas for the Port Days - if you are staying on the ship- and book Sanctuary seating for Sea Days which tend to be more windy. The Pool Cabanas furthermost from the Bar are the shadiest. In the sanctuary the front row forward are the best. Price is $50 per 1/2 day for Cabana by the retreat pool or $20 pp per 1/2 day for the Sanctuary.

The Lumiere Dinner is not to be missed. Again as soon as you get onboard - find a ship phone and use the dining line to book the dinner. Do not wait - it sells out quick.

My husband raced up to the Sanctuary and I found a phone and in less than 30 minutes we had reserved everything and then ordered our first drink.

I had 3 spa services - I highly recommend that you meet your service provider in advance before you book your treatment. I highly recommend Henja she is great. Book online before you go and save on port days.

Medallion is great for overall on/off ship - but the "get a drink anywhere -and we will find you" does not work well.

St Thomas was are favorite port -Stop by Frenchtown Brewery and eat dinner at Oceana Restaurant. Get the Lobster!!

The Crown Grill was great - Za Za will take great care of you.

Be sure to sign up for the Tuscan Wine Tasting! Great Value!

The embarkation and disembarkation was quick, easy and drama free.

Have booked the Sky Princess for Jan 2021!
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We chose an interior lesser cost cabin so we could spend our money on a Pool Cabana and the Sanctuary. It was fine. Being on Lido Deck 16 we could use open space down the hall as our "balcony" you walk out on the pool deck and you are close to Horizon Court and many bars without getting on an elevator. Movie under the Stars is here too.
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