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223 Princess Barcelona Cruise Reviews
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chicgrace
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 forum posts
15 helpful votes
We are a family of 4, 2 teenagers and cruising for the first time and going to the Mediterranean for the first time. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and not because we had any previous knowledge of cruising or the cruise ... Read more
mnm96
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We choose this cruise for the Ports of call, and we thoroughly enjoyed them all, especially Italy. As for the 'Royal Princess', the ship common areas are very nice, and clean. We did have an interior stateroom on deck 11, the room was ... Read more
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Drapelady
Member Since 2012
1 review
11 forum posts
6 helpful votes
The ship held over 3500 people with ease. There were plenty of lounge chairs and the staff in the Horizon Court was quick to bring you beverages. The tables were preset with dishes and flatware. This saved a lot of aggravation from ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
Hi Drapelady, thank you for sailing with us on ... Read more
Okotoks Camper
Member Since 2013
1 review
29 forum posts
This cruise was, in short fun for a couple of old geezers from Canada. We chose the 14 day option, Barcelona to Athens. We spent 3 days in Barcelona (Tip, book your tour to Guardia Familia more than 3 days ahead or it's full in high ... Read more
Mickirish
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
45 forum posts
1 helpful vote
There was a real disconnect between what actually happened onboard and the "Cruise Personalizer" website function, which got our trip off to a bad start. First, I had indicated that we wanted bathrobes in the Cruise ... Read more
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leonem
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
In Sep 2106 we saw the promotional material for a 2 week Mediterranean cruise from Barcelona to Athens in May 2017. We rang Princess direct to find out where the ship went after that and were told back to Barcelona - that it was a circle ... Read more
Alisha.cooper7
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
First time cruiser here, and this will defiantly not be my last. Excellent everything, service, food, entertainment and people. Visitied beautiful places and the crew were as helpful as can be. Room steward was absolutely lovely and helped ... Read more
Carriemags
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We chose this cruise as it visited ports that were on our must see list and it would give us a taste of each, so we could decide if we would revisit again and spend more time in the future. Embarkation was smooth, although the queues ... Read more
DebsT
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Paid extra for Club Class but nothing Princess advertised for Club class came to fruition, except for a mini bottle of red and white wine delivered to our room on embarkation. Bad/little entertainment, night after night. Public toilets ... Read more
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turquoisesea
Member Since 2005
6 reviews
877 forum posts
We booked this cruise in July, 2016. It was the week and route we wanted and I read that it was a new ship. We have sailed on a brand new ship before and loved it, so this sounded perfect. Unfortunately, nowhere in the literature back ... Read more
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LIVINGLIFETODAY
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2017
We boarded in Barcelona great city. Embarkation easy. We liked the ports this cruise offered and being a new ship were so excited to sail on her, We were on the Majestic Princess for 35 nights Barcelona to Singapore for our trip of a ... Read more
jjjjswan
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Disappointing is the only way to describe this new ship, its layout is way behind the times and poor use of space. We were on board for 3 weeks and found the crew to be disinterested, not very energetic and there is a distinct lack of ... Read more
Fignewton3
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
The Majestic Princess was beautiful. It was so shiny and new and smelled like a new car. We loved the décor and the newness of the ship. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. There were plenty of elevators and the staff ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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acura2007
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because of the less travelled month and the ports of call. Spent a few days in Barcellona before embarkation and it was wonderful. We stayed at hotel Espana in the heart of the city. It was walking distance to ... Read more
wilderpeople
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise because the dates fit into our itinerary and we have sailed previously with Princess. The ports we visited were all pretty good although we cannot comment on Marseilles as we didn't hop off the ship there. The ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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chickadee
Member Since 2005
1 review
18 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The ship was clean and well organized for services. our cabin steward was exceptional...Bayu. dining room food and service was excellent. Horizon Court food was somewhat bland and sometimes overcooked. Entertainment was first class all ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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jbreinin
Member Since 2016
1 review
31 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the destinations! Princess offered great ports. It was unfortunate that Istanbul was removed from the itinerary, but due to safety reasons in that part of the world, it was a good decision. Regarding the Royal ... Read more
PrincessCruises3, Social Team, Princess Cruises, responded to this review
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Sleepless2017
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Chose the cruise for the itinerary and the price. Good value for 11 nights. Food generally very good, staff exceptionally polite and friendly. The stewards are especially good; the rooms are cleaned meticulously and kept fresh always. ... Read more
Trung
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
This is a very worthwhile cruise to take for a broad brush visit to the major cities of Mediterranean countries. This cruise is port-intensive with 7 ports over 11 days so you'd be wise to choose the most attractive sites for shore trips ... Read more
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sandiegogurl
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
15 helpful votes
I chose the Royal Princess based on the itinerary. I spent over a year planning for this 'once in a lifetime' trip with my 21 year old daughter. I am sad to say it certainly did NOT live up to our expectations. Primarily because of the ... Read more
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adamsj87
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
12 helpful votes
I have been on 25 plus cruises, however, this was my first experience with Princess. We booked this cruise strictly because of the ports. We arrived at the terminal in Barcelona at noon and we were on the ship less than 20 minutes ... Read more
Findus Stander
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
The ship was certainly impressive in appearance, the entertainment was good in the theatre, the service all-round was excellent especially in the MDR and Piazza bar area. The food was good in the MDR every night. Dined at Harmony the ... Read more
stena1979
Member Since 2017
1 review
18 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Wasn't overwhelmed to be honest. It was ok. Décor is very 1990s - dark and carpets are awful! Internet is a rip off .... and be careful to ensure that you log off completely if using the 80c per minute service on your phone. ... Read more
Feline9
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this ship because of the itinerary, however this was changed, and I understand that Turkey was taken off, but why Malta? Also several destinations were duplicated to make up the 21 day itinerary. However, at one destination our ... Read more
johnsimion
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose the cruise because of the (original) port selection. Due to unrest, Princess cancelled Istanbul, which we understood and expected. However, they also needlessly cancelled Kusadesi AND Malta, neither of which were affected by the ... Read more
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