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Sail Date: December 2018
We got in on a drop and go and snagged a great suite. The entire experience exceeded all expectations even though we have sailed with Princess 8 times before and had high expectations. The medallion class cruising was lots of fun and I ... Read More
We got in on a drop and go and snagged a great suite. The entire experience exceeded all expectations even though we have sailed with Princess 8 times before and had high expectations. The medallion class cruising was lots of fun and I hope to sail on a medallion class again. The food on the Tegal is the best I’ve ever had on any cruise ship. If you can get in on the Chef’s table do it. It is SO worth the cover charge. We have done the chef’s twice before with Princess but the Lumiere experience on the Regal was like being royalty!! The shows were great. The Princess cast were Broadway class and one night there was a guest soprano. That was the best sow I have ever been to on a cruise, and ranks in the top three shows I have ever been to on Broadway. It was superb Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
We have sailed with Princess twice now and are very pleased. We find the embarkation and disembarkation process easy and efficient. No complaints about anything on board. Crew are fantastic. Helpful in every way. Friendly and nice. The ... Read More
We have sailed with Princess twice now and are very pleased. We find the embarkation and disembarkation process easy and efficient. No complaints about anything on board. Crew are fantastic. Helpful in every way. Friendly and nice. The ship transformed from Fall to Christmas during our trip and it was fun to watch. Efficiency is amazing. Entertainment is high quality and something for everyone. Options to keep busy are plentiful. If you are board it is not because there is nothing to do. Food choices for everyone - fancy eaters and the burger & pizza folks. Rooms from interior to balcony to suites receive the same professional attention. Comfortable beds and pillows. You control the room temperature! Rewards for returning guests accumulate per cruise and length of trip. (Worth looking into!) We loved these ports and the excursions. Our favorite excursions this trip were the *Segway, swim and snorkel and the *BOSS underwater scooter! So much fun. I highly recommend Princess and this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
From start to Finish, the cruise was wonderful. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship decor was what to be expected from a princess cruise line, the christmas decoration were festive. Entertainment shows were excellent! ... Read More
From start to Finish, the cruise was wonderful. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly. The ship decor was what to be expected from a princess cruise line, the christmas decoration were festive. Entertainment shows were excellent! Make sure to go to the Magic show. the best show to see. the guess singers were excellent too. Didnt need to go any specialty restaurants. The food overall was good to very good compare to all the other reviews about the ships food. But I'd stay away from the Salty Dog Gill, I wasn't impress by the food there. The International Cafe is great to catch a quick bite and its free!! The premium balcony has the largest balcony in the balcony room catagories, half covered/half not. Wonderful to sit and enjoy morning breakfast and the blue blue ocean. Staterooms now have large 32" TVs and the most comfortable beds! Overall a very enjoyable relaxing cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
Enjoyed the differences among the islands, from the deserts in Aruba and Bonaire to the lush greenery in Grenada and Dominica. Snorkeling excursions in Aruba, St. John and Dominica were great. Always like spending time at Princess Cay, ... Read More
Enjoyed the differences among the islands, from the deserts in Aruba and Bonaire to the lush greenery in Grenada and Dominica. Snorkeling excursions in Aruba, St. John and Dominica were great. Always like spending time at Princess Cay, too. Dinner at Sabatini's was amazing! Dining room food for dinner was always very good. Loved the International cafe or Horizon Court for a quick breakfast. The pub lunch was also very good. The ship's crew was excellent, very friendly and helpful everywhere on the ship. Embarkation and debarkation were very well organized. The choice of daily activities was plentiful and the entertainment at night was very good. The cruise director, Angela, and her staff (especially Song) were great! The Crown is a beautiful ship, well maintained and layer out so that it never feels crowded even with 3000+ passengers. There was seldom a long wait for elevators and always seats available for shows. All shore excursions were booked through Princess and we enjoyed them all. The debarkation excursion in Fort Lauderdale to Las Olas Blvd and the Intercoastal Waterway was very good. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Great itinerary. Know the ship been on her before. Some change to way buffet done, found it easier to get to food. Entertainment was much better than last time. Had 8 ports of call most were great, two so so. Wife not a big fan of ... Read More
Great itinerary. Know the ship been on her before. Some change to way buffet done, found it easier to get to food. Entertainment was much better than last time. Had 8 ports of call most were great, two so so. Wife not a big fan of cruising but had a awesome time. Some tours booked on ship were reasonable , booked others through Shore Excursioneer. Overall was a nice relaxing vacation. Great price for 14 day cruise. Our cabin was super had large interior with king size bed lots storage. Cabin steward was excellent best ever. Our dinning waiter Julian and Marco were best , anything you wanted and as much. Food first few days so so but improved 100%. Had most seafood ever on a ship. We usually don’t stay up late bit entertainment was excellent saw every show. Austin at the piano on deck 6 very entertaining. You have to realize that some things will happen but they do best to resolve, nothing is always perfect, so relax roll with it and enjoy. We did Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Let me start by saying that Princess was our favorite cruise line at one point. Our last Princess cruise before this one was in 2011. We loved Princess back then. We did a cruise in 2012 on the Freedom of the Seas (RCCL) and they became ... Read More
Let me start by saying that Princess was our favorite cruise line at one point. Our last Princess cruise before this one was in 2011. We loved Princess back then. We did a cruise in 2012 on the Freedom of the Seas (RCCL) and they became our favorite with Princess being a close 2nd. Recently we sailed Princess again on the Regal for 7 nights doing the Eastern Itinerary. Overall, we gave this cruise a 7 our of 10. The ship...beautiful and laid out just right. The food was outstanding and the service and crew were all probably the most pleasant we have ever encountered in ALL of our cruising. We had a great forward facing balcony...L101 and it was perfect. We were able to use it any time we wanted whether we were at sea or in port. Where this cruise lacked was the excursion offerings in the ports we visited and the onboard activities and shows. The comedian was probably the worst we have ever seen and the shows were so lack luster that we even left each one part way through. We NEVER do that. We like to have things to do during the days and evenings and the activities were really a joke. I will be doing a full review on the Princess board in the coming days. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
My husband and I have traveled with princess many times and this was the least of our favorite. The food didn’t impress us and was served raw chicken one night. The casino had gotten new machine and they were working on them the ... Read More
My husband and I have traveled with princess many times and this was the least of our favorite. The food didn’t impress us and was served raw chicken one night. The casino had gotten new machine and they were working on them the whole time so that meant that a lot of machines weren’t running. They also replaced machines with too many of the same .so the variety wasn’t good. The room Stewart was wonderful and when ever we asked for something he was right there with it They were also changing the mail box to everyone’s cabin and while they did that we were with out a phone and tv in our room for 2 days.that was something else they were doing on the trip .something like this should be done while there are no passengers so it doesn’t affect passengers Boarding and disembarking was excellent but they told us that the ship wasn’t full 1200 less passengers so that could have been why Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
This was a birthday cruise for me, so I chose a forward facing Mini Suite. The cabin steward was fantastic especially since I had my slightly slobbish 5 year old with me. She loved the camp program as did I. The hours were good, although ... Read More
This was a birthday cruise for me, so I chose a forward facing Mini Suite. The cabin steward was fantastic especially since I had my slightly slobbish 5 year old with me. She loved the camp program as did I. The hours were good, although the walk from the front to the back 2-3 times a day sure worked off the calories I consumed. I'm Elite with Princess' Captain Circle, and the cruise line continued to meet our expectations. The tour department however failed epically. They 100% did not deliver the excursion purchased, and when called out on it I was basically called a liar. I prefer to use the cruise line excursions for the feeling of security, but I will no longer use them. There are other tour companies that will ensure your timely return to the port or get you to the next one. The Club Class dining room staff were excellent. Winning a free cruise and two other drawings in the casino certainly did make my birthday!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: November 2018
Having just been on a 15 day Royal Transatlantic, we expected the same level of cruising on her sister ship, the Royal. While the "facility" was almost identical, a number of things were lacking. The quality and variety of ... Read More
Having just been on a 15 day Royal Transatlantic, we expected the same level of cruising on her sister ship, the Royal. While the "facility" was almost identical, a number of things were lacking. The quality and variety of foods in the Main Dining Rooms seemed below what was presented on the Royal. Even the Horizon Buffet was not quite up to par. When the buffet fails to please and you end up having Alfredo's Pizza for dinner, something is off. (Pizza was good, just not the reason that we cruise.) A lack of good alternatives to the daily menu was disheartening. The cabin seemed identical and was clean. The bed was comfortable. In general, the staff provided good service; some were excellent, a few were lacking. Most did what was expected of them - nothing more. No staff member made me anxious to tip as I usually do. No one inspired me to leave glowing comments. Entertainment - very limited on board educational programs. The Tin Pan (steel drum) player, Trevor Cole, was excellent. The Romantica Strings were extremely good also. As to the stage shows, "Sweet Soul Music" was one of the very best shows that we have seen on board any cruise. The singers and dancers really worked and succeeded in a great production. Unfortunately, "Fiera" was just the opposite. It needs to be re-worked and the echo effects on the mics of the cast need to be cleaned up, along with the removal of the strobe lighting and bright, colored lights in the eyes of the audience. (Who among you enjoy being blinded?) "Bravo" and "Born to Dance" were well done without the distractions. The Medallion program was very limited at first. About 110 Medallion cabins were ready at embarkation time. But little by little, you would notice as you walked the same hallways, cabin mailboxes were removed and tablets were mounted on the walls. They are just part of the eventual plan. On this cruise, we used our Medallions to unlock the cabin doors. This worked most of the time. Medallions were also used at ports to get on and off the ship. However, during this trial period, the bar codes on your cruise card was also scanned and the staff compared your stored image with your face. The Medallions could be used to buy specialty coffees and all of the items in the stores on board but mostly with cruise cards being checked to "guarantee" the information and purchases. Since we had a Medallion cabin, we checked in with the Elite members and also waited in the Elite Lounge and boarded early. Very nice perk - thank you Princess. Princess Cay was nice but we had rented a clamshell to stay out of the sun. Really not necessary because of all the shady spots and lounge chairs. St. Thomas - our excursion showed us parts of the island that we had not seen before. Still has some hurricane damage. We were one of five ships in port. St. Maartin - our non-ship excursion to other parts of the island showed how much damage occurred and how much is still to be repaired. Orient Beach used to have a widespread area of development. Now, only Bikini Beach Bar is open and working. We didn't get as far as the nude beach (believe they are still open) but other than a few swimmers and sun bathers, the beach is almost deserted. The previous week (Thanksgiving) the ship had something like 140 kids and the cruise was loaded as per passengers who were on board then. We were also told the number of cruisers on our week, after Thanksgiving was about 2900 with about 20 kids in all. Ship is supposed to carry about 3650 passengers. Please don't take the comments as being a negative slam, we still love Princess. We have another Transatlantic scheduled for 2019. But constructive criticism is truly meant to help improve the cruise experience. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2018
1st cruise with Princess and we had a hard time picking priorities! You can pick from numerous things to do to nothing but listening or reading books! Embarkation was fast and easy with about 45 min until on the ship. Our room was ... Read More
1st cruise with Princess and we had a hard time picking priorities! You can pick from numerous things to do to nothing but listening or reading books! Embarkation was fast and easy with about 45 min until on the ship. Our room was immaculate and we requested top sheets which were provided in timely manner. Room arranged so no one was disturbed at night with lights from the bathroom. Plenty of shelves and cabinets. Bedding was fabulous and slept very well every night. We put large TV to "Bridge Cam" and never needed flashlights. Hand washing stations were close to buffet and in hallways! We had breakfast in Buffet 3 times and dining room 3 times.One thing I noticed from walking thru the buffet was that the tables all had placemats , silverware and water glasses set for dinner! Enjoyed the relaxing dining room and the meals were excellent! I had to start skipping lunch so that I was hungry at dinner and that worked out great! (still gained 3lbs!) We had anytime dining and went early and never had to wait. The shows were different every night and very enjoyable. Movies under the Stars selection could use some better choices but that is personal taste! Formal nights we did see some men wearing black or dark jeans with dress shirts and ties, ladies in gowns, cocktail dresses, evening pantsuits, and mostly men in dark suits which all looked very handsome! Gave up on Zumba class as it was to fast! Skeet shooting was fun and International Cafe was a favorite! Tea Time was fun and held every sea day! Savories and sweats were all tasty and black tea was so good. Don't miss it! Never saw any happy hours.Deck parties and sailaways were lots of fun! St Thomas sailaway was" amazin" Can't wait to book again! Loved the "Love Boat Horn" Read Less
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