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1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We were looking forward to Pacific coast stops but Princess revised the itinerary by four days to allow for additional time in dry dock. Vancouver embarkation was smooth as silk and the three day cruise to Los Angles was uneventful with ... Read More
We were looking forward to Pacific coast stops but Princess revised the itinerary by four days to allow for additional time in dry dock. Vancouver embarkation was smooth as silk and the three day cruise to Los Angles was uneventful with two ok production shows and many onboard activities. Dined at Curtis Stone "Share" restaurant which was absolutely superb. Also dined at Steamers which was not ready for prime time. Muscles were dry lacking in cream sauce and some of the clams were cold. Others we spoke with had a much better experience, so they must have improved during the cruise. The new "Fresh Market" is a huge improvement over the crowded Horizon set up. Much more space to maneuver. We used Michelangelo any time dining room which was excellent throughout the cruise. The Dining Room Captain and door assistant were friendly and efficiently processed the many any time diners. Everything we ordered was elegantly severed and tasted great. The Panama canal crossing was made exceptional by a very knowledgeable speaker. She had a informed and unique way of expressing the history of the old canal while informing us of the construction required for the new canal. Our cabin was spacious and kept very clean by our steward. Having a bath tub and the additional shower space was a plus. We had been to all of the stops on other cruises except for Huatulco Mexico where we took a "land & sea" excursion through Princess. The contract company handling the excursion was disorganized so the excursion started and finished an hour late with a lot of waiting time in between sea & land portions. Sights along the way were good. The enrichment destination speaker was outstanding (same lady gave the canal talk). She was very thorough and gave great advise in the time allotted. The fitness center was well equipped and clean. All in all it was a very nice relaxing cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
It left from Vancouver, so that meant less flying to or from the ship as we live in British Columbai. The Emerald has just come out of a refit that took place in Victoria. There were new carpets in the cabins and in the public areas. ... Read More
It left from Vancouver, so that meant less flying to or from the ship as we live in British Columbai. The Emerald has just come out of a refit that took place in Victoria. There were new carpets in the cabins and in the public areas. The Fresh World Marketplace is a makeover of the Horizon Buffet. It is beautiful. The colours and the accents and the new furniture make the area a very comfortable place. The layout of the serving stations is much improved so that not everyone has to be in a long line to go past the food. If you want salad, you go to the salad area. If you want a sandwich, they are in a separate station. Planks and Steamers are new at the rear of the FWM in the evenings. It appears that you get a lot of food for the extra $12. Share is a dining experience. Six courses are artfully arranged on smaller plates and taste delicious. Magic To Do was presented twice. An incredible production show. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The ship is large but easy to get around. We had a mini suite on deck 10. Good location. The Stewart gave us excellent service. The stabilizer on the ship worked very good through one day of high seas. The port Ponta Delgada was a misty ... Read More
The ship is large but easy to get around. We had a mini suite on deck 10. Good location. The Stewart gave us excellent service. The stabilizer on the ship worked very good through one day of high seas. The port Ponta Delgada was a misty day. We had taken that tour (Adventure Azores) 4 years ago and of course it was better because we had the sun. In Belgium we did Ghent Canal Cruise. It was ok. The best tour was the walking tour of Gouda. Enjoyed tasting the cheese and wine. Also had time on our own. The tour we did not like was in Aarhus. It was a popular tour. 9 buses went on Ebeltoft & scenic drive. Shops were closed because of being Sunday. Also it was a cloudy day. Getting of the ship was a breeze. The buses were ready to go to Copenhagen airport. Took 35 minutes. Our luggage was waiting for us and was easy to find. Checking in at the airport is another story. Just plan on doing a lot of walking. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The new medallion class added to this ship is super. You can find where other people in your group are on ship without having to call. You could also look at activities happening on the ship that day. You could use your cell without using ... Read More
The new medallion class added to this ship is super. You can find where other people in your group are on ship without having to call. You could also look at activities happening on the ship that day. You could use your cell without using cell minutes but also had boards on each floor and crew that could help too. It was awesome! The transatlantic was our first time but we really enjoyed it. We will probably do that again. The days at sea were wonderful and the staff was very friendly, helpful and accommodating. Rotterdam, Netherlands was a wonderful port and a great surprise for us . The Baltic is one of our favorite places to go cruising. The Russian local show brought on board was fabulous. The other ships night entertainment was excellent and great variety. The ship is beautiful and food was wonderful but medallion class is a game changer. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
If I were to try to find anything on our recent cruise with the Regal Princess Medallion Class repositioner to Copenhagen, I would fail. This was our eighteenth cruise; the first with Princess but certainly not the last. There were so ... Read More
If I were to try to find anything on our recent cruise with the Regal Princess Medallion Class repositioner to Copenhagen, I would fail. This was our eighteenth cruise; the first with Princess but certainly not the last. There were so many things we loved on this Princess cruise (in comparison to our former cruises) that I felt compelled to list many of them: The smoking areas were so remote we rarely encountered smokers. The professional photographers were low-key & we never felt hustled. The elevators were very conviiently located & always available. The walking track was far removed from the public so there was no conflict. The exercise room was compact with excellent equipment always available. The exercise apparatus on the walking/jogging track was a great idea. There were many secluded areas in which one could escape from the crowds. Considering space limitations, our inside cabin was very efficiently designed. The cabins (at least ours) had many mirrors & a great shower & very soundproof. The rigid bathroom door is a great idea so that it doesn’t move when the ship rolls. The International Cafe seved excellent coffe 24 hours a day. The portions at dinner were perfect – not too much, not too little. No sommelier with that silly corkscrew on his neck to hustle wine every evening. Of course we expected the food & food servers to be excellent & they were. The laundromat on every floor was a fantastic idea. There were too many employees to mention them separately who made us feel special, (though I listed some of their names on the online survey). We have never experienced such an easy & efficient disembarkation. We carried our own luggage & were just told to leave the ship at our convenience. The sound system at the shows was just right. In our past cruises, we always needed ear plugs because of the excessive volume. We were always able to choose the music we enjoyed because of the various musicians. As for the shows, some of our cruises had great entertainers, some not so great. On this one, the ensemble singers & dancers were superb, the stand-up comics (whom we generally don’t find humorous) were hilarious, not I, but my wife & everyone else liked the violinist & pianist (I’m a tough critic), but both of us didn’t care for the two singers (though they appeared to be well received by the audience). And lastly, a special comment must be made about the Medallion. We never anticipated how convenient it would be, always unlocking the cabin door as we approached, the ease of making purchases, and especially our ability to find each other on that huge ship. In closing I will say that though we’ve been mostly Celebrity in the past, henceforth we will only be sailing on Princess Medallion Class. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We chose this cruise because we'd always wanted to see the Baltic. This also allowed us to experience a trans-Atlantic cruise which we loved. It was our first experience with Ocean Medallion and it worked well. The Medallions were ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we'd always wanted to see the Baltic. This also allowed us to experience a trans-Atlantic cruise which we loved. It was our first experience with Ocean Medallion and it worked well. The Medallions were delivered before the cruise and the embarkation went quicker than ever. The Medallions worked well on the ship for the most part as charges, getting on and off the ship, and door unlocking were great. They do not always enable you to order drinks from anywhere. You need to be in certain spots. Internet was excellent; best ever internet access we've ever had on board a ship. Loved the trans-Atlantic part of the cruise. We encountered 36 hours where we were in sustained winds of Force 11 with gusts to 12. While many people did not feel well the ship handled very well in rough seas. Loved all the sea days on this part of the cruise. The Baltic portion of the cruise was good as well although port intensive so you can get a bit burned out by having excursions several days in a row. Well worth it though. We thought Tallinn, Estonia was a hidden gem and highly recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We did a trans Atlantic crossing before starting the Baltic cruise. It was very restful and a great way to just unwind before the sightseeing and shore excursions started. We went this time of the year to view the gardens of the area in ... Read More
We did a trans Atlantic crossing before starting the Baltic cruise. It was very restful and a great way to just unwind before the sightseeing and shore excursions started. We went this time of the year to view the gardens of the area in spring. It was wonderful. Chilly, some rain and even a bad snow storm in St. Petersburg, but over all well worth the time and money. The tulip festival in Amsterdam, and the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen were fabulous. On board the Regal Princess, the captain and crew were great and our sea days were filled with entertainment and lots of food. Alfredos Pizza was out of this world good and save room for dessert. All wonderful. The entertainment was great all over the ship and exceptional in the Princess Theater every night. We always enjoy the shows and Princess always has great entertainers. The Beatle Maniacs were great as were the folk dancers in Russia. Shows that are not to be missed. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
April 14 – 29, 2019 in mid-ship balcony cabin D421. We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America. This was our fourth Princess Cruise and first transatlantic cruise. Advantages: great ... Read More
April 14 – 29, 2019 in mid-ship balcony cabin D421. We have cruised with Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity and Holland America. This was our fourth Princess Cruise and first transatlantic cruise. Advantages: great value, hot shower, very comfy beds, refrigerator, quiet room, excellent selection of movies on the TV and outside for movies under the stars. The thermostat was easy to work. The balcony was pleasant. With the new Medallion class upgrade, the TV has on demand movies and we were able to buy unlimited wi-fi for $130 before departure, a 50% discount. Unlike the Crown Princess which we took in December 2018, the wifi was fast in the cabin. We ate most meals in the buffet. Buffet and dining room were both good; on certain nights the buffet featured foods from Germany, England, Asia, Italy, etc. We ate many breakfasts in the dining room. The food was tasty and the service was prompt. The almond croissants in the coffee shop were great. All the musicians were excellent. Our package included a free dinner at a specialty restaurant which was good, but if we had to pay we would not have gone to a specialty restaurant. Unlike the Crown Princess, the gym was open at 6 am and was not built over any cabins, so all treadmills could be used. On Easter, they had giants decorated eggs in the atrium and in the buffet. The lectures about the ports of call and the Titanic were informative. We took a Princess excursion in the Azores which was worthwhile. Disadvantages: not enough gluten free items in buffet. The show with the pianist playing songs from different countries was lame. We did not attend any other shows. As the weather got colder, it was silly of them to show movies outside. The balcony door was not airtight when closed so cold air did leak into the cabin. Ship did not stop in Le Havre so that we could visit Normandy. We will travel with Princess again and will travel on repositioning cruises again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
We had never done a crossing and looked forward to seeing a part of the world we had never been to. Being early in the season, the weather wasn’t the best but we planned for this. When we hit a storm that caused very high waves the ... Read More
We had never done a crossing and looked forward to seeing a part of the world we had never been to. Being early in the season, the weather wasn’t the best but we planned for this. When we hit a storm that caused very high waves the captain was very reassuring and we knew we were in good hands. Our only disappointment on the Regal is that it didn’t have the indoor pool area like other Princes ships we had been on. Don’t know why they don’t change ships. Our cabin was a balcony with obstruction However the obstruction was just a little runabout so no problem. We loved going back to our cabin and watching a movie from their great selection. The room was maintained by a great steward. We were on the ship for 27 days so the laundry on every floor was greatly appreciated. Everyone asked how we could stand that many sea days and we told them how much fun we had with all the activities planned every day. My husband played pickleball and was in the putting tournament while I walked on the track and went to the gym, then change and go to dance lessons with our cruise director. Then watched other games such as man vs women. Change again and go to dinner in the anytime dining room. The buffet has too many wonderful choices o by going to the dining room we outdoor have salad and main dish. The service where ever we ate was great. We enjoyed talking to the servers And finding out about their countries. We don’t drink but had the soda package so we could get a pop where ever. The shows were wonderful. So much better than on other ships. The music around the ship was great. There was only one we didn’t care for. We haven’t danced this much in a long time. We took a shore excursion at every stop except Tallin. Usually we took the our around town. Next time we may use hop on hop off more as the excursion add up. The embarkation was so easy as we walked straight on with our new medallion. To leave the ship we took the princess shuttle so we walked off . We had a wonderful trip and as I read some of these other reviews I wonder if they were on the same cruise. Maybe they should have stayed home if they are so hard to please. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
This was our first time on this class of ship. We had a balcony and the weather was great for its use. The balcony is a little small but we enjoyed the 2 chairs and table. The service was great as was the condition of the ship. We loaded ... Read More
This was our first time on this class of ship. We had a balcony and the weather was great for its use. The balcony is a little small but we enjoyed the 2 chairs and table. The service was great as was the condition of the ship. We loaded the medallion at home and it was ready for us when we went to port. Boarding was slightly delayed but once started went very smoothly. We had early dining and enjoyed the food and service. The food was served hot and service was prompt. We enjoy dining and leaving for our next activity and this was done as we like it. The crossing was a transatlantic and the sea days had trivia and movies. I enjoy that we can now watch the port briefing in the room that have been recorded as well as movies that are current releases. The cabin was clean and the room steward was great. I thought it was one of the best cruises that I have done with Princess and will do more as I enjoy the line. We had fixed early dining and had a table for 2 per our request. I found using the medallion to be helpful and easy and am glad it is being used by Princess. Read Less
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