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465 Princess Caribbean Cruise Reviews

The on board experience for my first cruise was great. After talking to seasoned cruisers on board, I found that most preferred Princess Cruise's larger staterooms and variety of activities to those they had experienced on other ... Read More
The on board experience for my first cruise was great. After talking to seasoned cruisers on board, I found that most preferred Princess Cruise's larger staterooms and variety of activities to those they had experienced on other cruiselines. Our ship was not allowed to dock at the end of our cruise until 2 crew members were tested for the Coronavirus. This meant a whole extra day at sea but the crew kept us entertained and well looked after during this crucial nerve-wracking time. It all ended well and we actually came out of it with an extra day and night onboard enjoying the great food, entertainment and service. I took full advantage of the dining facilities included and the Medallion we wore was convenient for all extra costs. We prepaid gratuities which was a nice option. I enjoyed the fitness track every morning before indulging in the massive buffet breakfast offerings. The main show every evening was so professional and just the right length. The art auction, backstage tour, dance lessons, quiz and trivia games were all great fun. A family member was celebrating a birthday onboard and was quite pleased with the extra attention from the crew. I did not take part in any excursions as it was my first cruise so I was happy just exploring the townsites close to the ship. Overall, it was a great experience. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
We love Princess cruises and especially the Regal. Her crew is fantastic. The crew must be the reason we go back to the Regal. Our latest cruise on the Regal was to St Thomas and St Marten. We have taken this cruise previously and just ... Read More
We love Princess cruises and especially the Regal. Her crew is fantastic. The crew must be the reason we go back to the Regal. Our latest cruise on the Regal was to St Thomas and St Marten. We have taken this cruise previously and just enjoy being on this ship. We cruise with family and usually book a balcony cabin. On this past cruise, the Regal was not allowed to dock back in Fort Lauderdale due to two crew members who had been on the Grand Princess. These cruise members could have been tested Sunday (March 1) while we were in Fort Lauderdale, but the CDC did not make up their minds until March 8. The Captain kept us informed throughout the day as to the progress of our disembarkation. From the time the Captain first let us know (before 6 am) until we were able to disembark (10pm), the exceptional crew went into overdrive. The crew was obviously well versed in what to do in a situation like this. Some of the precautions were removing the salt and pepper and sugar from the tables. The crew came around and dispensed them as required. They also not only wiped down the tables when quests left, but wiped the chairs as well. Despite their lack of sleep, to a person, they were smiling - all day - and doing their very best to make us comfortable and at ease. Princess takes care of her passengers in a way that would be hard pressed to duplicate. Kudos to Princess. Cannot wait to cruise again with them. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
We only cruise Princess since our first Alaskan trip. We took all 4 of our kids on that one and highly recommend people bring their kids and use the kids clubs. This one was just me and my partner for a quick break. We were only doing ... Read More
We only cruise Princess since our first Alaskan trip. We took all 4 of our kids on that one and highly recommend people bring their kids and use the kids clubs. This one was just me and my partner for a quick break. We were only doing the first 7 days - Eastern CARIBBEAN! Despite all the health fears this year, with the information we had at the time, we felt safe to travel at the end of Feb as planned. There were extra precautions throughout or trip and a 16 hour delay disembarking for checks at the end of this cruise. Despite this, the staff were as professional, friendly and patient as ever. Problems can happen with any service provider at any time for many reasons, we are all human after all. For me, it’s not about whether a problem happens but how the problem is handled and risks mitigated for the future. Those extraordinary events aside, the cruise was perfect, literally my only complaint is too much food to finish the exquisite dessert at Sabitini’s. We booked the Sanctuary bungalow at Princess Cays and ordered the upgraded lunch. Highly recommend! Shore fishing was great. Villa botanica excursion was good, their patio daiquiris were Devine. We plan to do it again, with the kids this time next year. If you arrive a few days ahead of your cruise, try a sport fishing charter in Fort Lauderdale with Tacohookedup.com. We also stayed at the Hilton Marina, which was minutes from fishing and the cruise port. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
Had the time of my life. Medallion experience was fantastic. Embarkation was ultra smooth. Took us merely 1 hr 45 mins from reaching the port ( our taxi ride from Miami to FLL port was twice as more inconvenient) to get settled in our ... Read More
Had the time of my life. Medallion experience was fantastic. Embarkation was ultra smooth. Took us merely 1 hr 45 mins from reaching the port ( our taxi ride from Miami to FLL port was twice as more inconvenient) to get settled in our cabin. Disembarking was a big hassle but the situation was truly unusual, even for the crew, so understandable. The variety and quality of food was absolutely delicious, more so in buffet areas than MDR. We had taken the "pamper me" onboard package. It was well worth the high price. The directors, crew and service staff were friendly enough. Entertainment was not at all bad either. The snorkeling excursion ( shipwreck and turtle cove) was one of my best experiences. Internet was a bit sketchy on board at times. Overall a great experience. Will definitely cruise with Regal again. Waiting for cruising to get safer, then we plan to do Alaska with Princess cruises. Read Less
Sail Date March 2020
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. I was pleasantly surprised that only one of five ports had other ships in port, so the ports were not overcrowded. The ship's crew was warm, welcoming, and performed like a well-oiled machine. ... Read More
I chose this cruise for the itinerary. I was pleasantly surprised that only one of five ports had other ships in port, so the ports were not overcrowded. The ship's crew was warm, welcoming, and performed like a well-oiled machine. They were entertaining, caring, and made us feel special. We sailed in Club Class, which was stellar. The service was superb, the food was excellent, and we never had to wait in line to be seated. The Land Sailing excursion in Bonaire was my favorite. Donna and her staff thoroughly explained how to sail in the Blocart. Everything Donna described was spot-on through the experience. It was easy to learn, and my face hurt from smiling through the whole experience. This experience is something special: small group, off the beaten path, and when you're sailing, you cannot think about anything else while you're sailing, so it's like meditation - good for you! I also loved the St. John Champagne Catamaran Sail excursion - the crew was superb, extremely attentive, and fun. This was our 21st Princess Cruise, and I loved every part of it! Princess always makes me feel like, well, a princess. I feel like a VIP. Well cared for, special, and comfortable. On this particular cruise, I was able to forget about everything at home, work, and the news. I highly recommend Crown Princess, this itinerary, and make sure you take some stellar excursions! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
WE wanted to take this Cruise as it went into Deep southern Caribbean to Bonaire & Aruba. Beautiful places to visit. The cruise was perfect in every way - ship, food, entertainments, games & rooms.. Very relaxing with lots of ... Read More
WE wanted to take this Cruise as it went into Deep southern Caribbean to Bonaire & Aruba. Beautiful places to visit. The cruise was perfect in every way - ship, food, entertainments, games & rooms.. Very relaxing with lots of Canadians to get away from the Snow..We are 78 & 82 and enjoyed it!! The ship decor & shopping & guest & excursions desks were perfect. Princess gave us all a shopping bonus for a minor problem. The weather was beautiful (75 to 89) each day - great for swim & sun.. The friends on board were very cordial to talk with.. Crown Princess is a smaller cruise ship with 2500 passengers or so Not 7000 as some Mega ships are now. We are planning to cruise again with Princess again as they have a well kept ship with health for all most important! If you have never been on a cruise ship, you are really missing a great relaxing trip! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Princess are excellent. With the recent news about Covit 19 and Princess ships being involved, I think they are doing an excellent job at keeping everyone informed and being so good with their cancellation and refund policy. This is a ... Read More
Princess are excellent. With the recent news about Covit 19 and Princess ships being involved, I think they are doing an excellent job at keeping everyone informed and being so good with their cancellation and refund policy. This is a beautiful ship. The atrium is big, light and comfortable. Really enjoy the International Café for snacks 24é7. The food and entertainment is first class. The employees are excellent. Love the little cooling pool at the rear of the ship, even although it is close to the smoking area. Sometimes the bar staff are a bit slow serving tables. The food is first class, though sometimes the dining rooms are very busy at certain times and you have to take a buzzer and wait to be called. Enjoy sharing tables and meeting people from other countries. Embarking and disembarking are very well handled. Love Princess and we are booked for two future cruises. Nothing to complain about. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Chose this cruise to be on a newer Princess ship and get away to a warmer area. The Medallion experience was very good. Checking in and being ocean ready with the Medallion was very quick. The food on Princess is very good and the ... Read More
Chose this cruise to be on a newer Princess ship and get away to a warmer area. The Medallion experience was very good. Checking in and being ocean ready with the Medallion was very quick. The food on Princess is very good and the service outstanding. We have decided to move away from Celebrity to Princess as we were getting bored with the same food on Celebrity year after year. We noticed on our 28 day cruise around Australia on Sea Princess that the food was hardly ever repeated. Curtis Stone, the chef, has done an outstanding job with the development of dishes for the dining room. The theater design might be a tad small for this size ship, so it is necessary to arrive 45 minutes before showtime to get a good seat. We were disappointed in the depth of the balcony. No room for a foot stool. The chair did recline so that was a plus. Our closet was very large and even though the bath was small it was functional. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our 15th Princess cruise and it didn't disappoint. Starting with the very personable Captain. We went for my husband's birthday and Cory, the cruise director did everything to make my husband feel special. He did an ... Read More
This was our 15th Princess cruise and it didn't disappoint. Starting with the very personable Captain. We went for my husband's birthday and Cory, the cruise director did everything to make my husband feel special. He did an amazing job as cruise director, upbeat, friendly, interactive and very funny. The "Rock Opera" production was the best we had ever seen in all our cruising years, thats not to say that the rest of the entertainment was just as great Mind blowing magician, funny comedian, 5 Skies needs to reorganize the stage set so everyone on the sides of the theater can see it as well, Take 5(Jazz Trio), and Static, the party band(one of the biggest treats onboard this ship). So much to do and it was hard to pick and chose, needed another week to take part in it all. Our steward, Arnel was unbelievably efficient and truly wonderful at every aspect of maintaining everything in our cabin(E612). Plenty of storage, balcony a bit small but acceptable. On to dining- choices and food were excellent. We had a phenomenal waiter(Garnett) and his assistant(Angelo)-for people who have cruised a lot; they are the good old waiters we had years ago, when every waiter aimed to do everything in their power to please you!! Medallion.Net is an innovative, helpful and perfect tool to help navigate everything from boarding to ordering drinks and finding friends any where onboard Great job by all, hoping this excellence continues way after the inaugural sailing of the beautiful Sky Princess. Can't wait until I can go again!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Embarkation: We arrived at Port Everglades, sometime around 10:30am, and they had not yet begun security screening in the terminal. There were probably 50 people ahead of us in line. Once they opened up, and went through the metal ... Read More
Embarkation: We arrived at Port Everglades, sometime around 10:30am, and they had not yet begun security screening in the terminal. There were probably 50 people ahead of us in line. Once they opened up, and went through the metal detectors, we went to the wine desk to pay the corkage on the extra bottles we were bringing on board. Simple math seemed problematic at first, but eventually everyone agreed that when bringing on 5 bottles, I only had to pay corkage for three of them. A quick show of our medallions and passports and we were directed to sit downstairs. A female local agent with an alpha-male complex insisted that the priority lounge was only for elite, and not for platinum. I'm guessing that some folks complained, so her supervisor came over and escorted us upstairs, but we ended up in a room separate from the elite, with no amenities. I believe we ended up boarding around 11. We stopped by our cabin to drop off our carry-on bags and wine. The steward was still cleaning our room and seemed a bit surprised, we excused ourselves and walked around the ship a bit. The dining room wasn't open yet, so we went up to the buffet, which was thankfully/momentarily quiet. Dining: We ended up eating most of our meals in the buffet, as it was very convenient to our cabin location (R744). We only ate in the main dining room once, and that was for lunch on our last sea day. It was easily the worst meal of the entire cruise, with matzoh balls that were more like rubber balls, in a ruddy looking broth. The dining staff on the Lido deck were all very friendly and accommodating. We also dined at the Crown Grill three times, and one time each at Sabatini's, Crab Shack and Salty Dog Pub. The food and service at the Crown Grill was mostly excellent, except for our last night, when a newer server seemed to be mostly lost. Sabatini's featured the older menu. Crab Shack was "meh", not good, not awful, but certainly not worth the same $29 per head that the Crown Grill charges. The platinum/elite lounge held in sky walkers was crowded most days, but they had plenty of servers, so there was never much of a wait for a drink. Carmen was holding court in Vines, and she was clearly the queen bee. If only Princess, could clone her. Every ship needs a Carmen. Room service was also very efficient, I only wish there was more of a selection to choose from. Ship's condition: The ship was in overall good shape, with lots of work constantly going on. The only exceptions would be dinged up cabin walls, and the gold foil adhesive wrap that they used to line the interior of the aft-elevators. It was nicked and torn, and looked very cheap. Surely, they could have found a better way to refurbish these elevators. The medallion net was lightening fast, although using the app to locate your travel-mates was always good for a laugh. While my wife was sitting on the promenade deck, reading her book, the app said she was in someone's cabin on deck 8. Thank goodness I'm not the jealous type, lol! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Very nice ship, was skeptical based on all negative reviews. The entertainment, production shows were great. Magician, singer, and comedian were all very funny and good. The production shows are the best at sea currently. The entrees in ... Read More
Very nice ship, was skeptical based on all negative reviews. The entertainment, production shows were great. Magician, singer, and comedian were all very funny and good. The production shows are the best at sea currently. The entrees in main dinning room, esp fish were overcooked, only big negative. Portions are smaller but with 4 courses very full after each meal. We were on fixed dining at set table, don't know if that makes a difference. Staterooms are nice. I wish Princess would get rid of the shower curtains. Really enjoyed the Medallion made it very nice for keeping up with other in group. Captain is very friendly and outgoing. Bye Bye... Ports were good, Ship was main reason for going. I wish there was access to the bow. There is not a good place to go and look at the stars with all the deck lights. Ships gym is amazing lots of great equipment. When we booked we were wait listed on second seating dining, we were 7th on list before boarding. We never were confirmed on 2nd seating, so embarkation day had to go and spend almost 1hr waiting to talk to matre de about dining change. He made request with no issues. It would have been nice if that was done before we boarded to have saved the time in line Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We renewed our vows...so touching. Regal Princess and two other Princess ships broke the Guinness Book of World Records on Feb 11, 2020. Loved the Cruise Director, Gary Golding. Special Valentine desserts were amazing. Loved our bed, our ... Read More
We renewed our vows...so touching. Regal Princess and two other Princess ships broke the Guinness Book of World Records on Feb 11, 2020. Loved the Cruise Director, Gary Golding. Special Valentine desserts were amazing. Loved our bed, our shower...had an inside room..very comfortable. We received perfect customer service from all crew members. The Regal Princess has it all. Never felt crowded anywhere. Pool was fun. I LOVED Movies Under the Stars...Fabulous. Pizza was delicious. Food in general was delicious. Medallion worked great. Embarkation and disembarkation went perfectly. All the shows were terrific. Very professional and loved the costumes. You would really have to go some to beat the Regal Princess..it is the perfect size ship. Cabin was always clean. Ship was immaculate. Loved the casino and shopping. Photographers did a super job..I love our pictures. Many people on our cruise were booking their next cruise on Princess while we were there. Loved very single minute. The only thing we would have liked better would have been a different itinerary. We had already been to Cayman Islands and Cozumel. We chose this cruise because of the vow renewal ceremony. Did not care for Ocho Rios. THANKS PRINCESS CRUISES. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
A gift to me, my love of the ocean made my boyfriend pick a very special ship it was like no other vacation I’ve ever experienced it was romantic and exciting! So many memories were made we are planning another one for the next year. ... Read More
A gift to me, my love of the ocean made my boyfriend pick a very special ship it was like no other vacation I’ve ever experienced it was romantic and exciting! So many memories were made we are planning another one for the next year. The ship is magnificent so elegant and beautiful very classy! Staff is awesome as is the entertainment and musicians Loved all the ports except one Unfortunately one of our ports, Jamaica was not such a good place to go to you walk off the ship into a parking lot full of taxis to get to the town you have to walk a half mile. I have a bad knee so we rode a taxi which cost us 30 dollars the town was run down pretty bad with traffic all over and people hanging around really depressing area we turned right around and went back to the ship like everyone else was. I feel I was gypped out of a port that was paid for that I couldn’t enjoy. Not right by the ship going there! Extremely disappointed I must say I felt sorry for the people there I hope the country helps it’s people there was nothing for tourists to do there Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
After cruising with many companies we have chosen Princess the last 4 times. Actually the Regal Princess the last two times. Embarking and Disembarking is seamless. Very impressed how they move so many people. On board you are treated like ... Read More
After cruising with many companies we have chosen Princess the last 4 times. Actually the Regal Princess the last two times. Embarking and Disembarking is seamless. Very impressed how they move so many people. On board you are treated like royalty. If you ever have a problem is is solved ASAP. We chose the Mini Suite Balcony this time over our regular choice of a balcony stateroom. For the little extra cost you have allot more comforts. don't miss making reservations at the Crown Grill. Service and atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening. The food is to top shelf. Order the filet mignon or the Rib eye steak cooked medium. You can thank me later. We always request "Voice-law" as our waiter but all the waters are superb. Entertainment is always ( I mean always ) great. Best I have seen on any ship. Excursions for snorkeling are the only thing I can comment on, and they are always well run. Ask around however; we have found great snorkeling by word of mouth and going on our own, with a taxi. It is risky because the ship will leave without you. The spacious fitness area has all the latest equipment plus free weights.They just didn't plop a treadmill & bike in a spare room. Only thing they could possibly add to this complete gym would be an endless pool. Lastly my secret Tip. The room steward's on the ship are always great. Tip them well. When I start a cruise, I tip my room steward generously. Again; thank me later. Don't forget a couples message. When your wife feels pampered all week ( happy wife is a happy life ) Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was our 29th Princess cruise. We have cruised that much on other lines ( Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Regent, Oceania, NCL). When I see the Sea Witch logo on the Princess ship my heart is happy. This is our third time on Regal ( a ... Read More
This was our 29th Princess cruise. We have cruised that much on other lines ( Royal Caribbean, Celebrity, Regent, Oceania, NCL). When I see the Sea Witch logo on the Princess ship my heart is happy. This is our third time on Regal ( a beautiful, elegant ship) and generally, we don't like 7 day back to back cruises because the day in the middle is stressful and wasted. In this case, it fit the time frame and friends of ours from California joined us for the last 7 days Western Caribbean. They haven't cruised in years and we were anxious that they have a good time. Because of the Superbowl , we stayed with friends in Florida for a few days. They drove us to the port. This was a nightmare, going around and around because of poor signage. We stayed in a Penthouse suite on Riviera deck. It is a lovely large room with a curtain between the bedroom and living area so one person can watch television while the other sleeps. The bathroom is spacious with a roomy walk in shower in addition to a tub and there is plenty of the storage. The balcony is extremely tight. We arrived at the port at ten o'clock am ( don't pay any attention to boarding times.) The Medallion works great and we were on the ship by 10:30! we raced up to the Sanctuary but there was already a line. We knew that people from the previous cruise reserved lounges and the Casino gets a few but this time was the worst. In past cruises, if you booked a full week ( pricey but worth it) you got first dibs. Now if you wanted just the sea days or just mornings you got them over someone who was willing to shell out the big bucks for a full week. Coupled with the expense of a suite ( and tiny balcony) Princess is going to lose out to Celebrity Retreat and NCL Haven if they don't watch out. We did get lounges although not our first choice. The service in the Sanctuary is beyond wonderful and peaceful as long a people realize they should keep their voices low. Just looking out at the ocean is worth it's weight in gold. We ate at the Crown Grill ( free the first night for suites) and it was great. Sabatini's is good too. Free laundry was excellent, I could have brought half the clothes. The entertainment the first week was very good. The shows ( have seen them all before) are good especially Born to Dance and Bravo. The Show Fiera ( the second week) is terrible and everyone hates it. The comedian Robby Printz was hilarious and did two full hours. The second week both the comic and the magician were terrible. Voice of the Ocean is always fun and one of the passengers sang Patsy Cline's Crazy and got a standing ovation. Every single service person on the ship were outstanding especially Club Class dining and our suite concierge called us family. She ( Magdalena) printed out my husband's crossword every morning, arranged for anything we needed from tenders to spa appointments to reservations for anything. The other people on the ship were friendly and polite and mostly kind to each other. We had a wonderful time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We enjoy the Princess experience. We completed two, one week, back-to-back East/West Caribbean Cruises. Fort Lauderdale is easy to get to and the port handles multiple ships well. Embarkation using the pre-programmed Medallion went ... Read More
We enjoy the Princess experience. We completed two, one week, back-to-back East/West Caribbean Cruises. Fort Lauderdale is easy to get to and the port handles multiple ships well. Embarkation using the pre-programmed Medallion went exceedingly well. Disembarkation went very well too. They're very well-organized. Very quick and easy! We feel that they are an exceptional choice in cruising and will continue sailing with them. The Regal is not a mega ship. It's large, but still easy to get around. Our cabin was clean and neat. Joey, our steward, was very good at his job. We were pleased that the shower was larger than what we've experienced in the past. Joey was always friendly and called us by name. Exceptional service! We like traditional dining and having the same, expert waiters each evening. Our table for two was off on its own, exactly as we like. Menu items were varied and our choices were tasty and prepared to our liking. Shout out to Mark and Jonathan...you guys are the best! Your service was exceptional. Kudos too, to head waiter, Daniel! Though we didn't participate too much, the entertainment and activities were varied and plentiful. Those we chose were very good and we had fun. Shore excursions we chose were fun, especially the catamaran to St. John out of St. Thomas, the raft trip down the Martha Brae in Ocho Rios, and the Chocolate Seaside Workshop, tasting and wine pairing in Cozumel Overall, we enjoy cruising with Princess. Their service is exceptional. Our next cruise will be Platinum level. We enjoyed this cruise so much we've already booked our next cruise after only being home a week! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This was my 19th cruise, second on Princess. Coming from Chicago, we arrived the prior evening in Ft. Lauderdale and stayed at the Hampton Inn on Las Olas Blvd. They have an airport shuttle til 11pm. Very clean hotel with nice ... Read More
This was my 19th cruise, second on Princess. Coming from Chicago, we arrived the prior evening in Ft. Lauderdale and stayed at the Hampton Inn on Las Olas Blvd. They have an airport shuttle til 11pm. Very clean hotel with nice breakfast assortment and pool area to relax at prior to departing for port in Ft Lauderdale. It was very cool in Ft. Lauderdale - which is par for a January or February departure. We took the hotel shuttle to the port with other hotel guests, making stops at 3 other ships. The port is still expanding, and it was very interesting and fun speaking with all the other guests on the shuttle. Saw the new Celebrity Edge in port. Embarkation was a BREEZE. We got our medallions at the check in desk, as we booked so last minute for the trip. Other than entry into our suite, and getting on and off the ship. I do not use the medallion for anything else, but love the convenience for the above reasons. Never had any issues with the medallion. The buffet the first day for lunch was AMAZING, with great selection of delicious food. The staff cheerfully brought beverages and continuously cleared used plates. That night, watching the SUPER BOWL on the pool deck Under the Stars was something I'll never forget. Very unique experience. Great Game too!! The staff brings out pads for the lounge chairs and blankets. The Ship: Very clean and nicely designed and decorated. Not a "Mega ship", but has it's own niche. Great for relaxing and just "being on vacation". Entertainment: all over the ship. The sail away party was Awesome, and dancers were very energetic!! I also enjoyed the live music all over the ship. They also had a comedian who was funny the first night, but too long the second performance. Honestly, I enjoyed putting together puzzles in the library with other passengers. There are many games to play as well. Food: Dining room. We were on dine at your own time plan. I suggest you make reservations for night time, as it can get crowded. I had some delicious meals, including calamari at lunch and lobster at dinner. I personally did not care for some of the evening menu's and a few times the waiter brought me a different meal, which were satisfying. There was no attitude from any waiter, other than to "please" the guest. Alfredo's had very delicious soups, salads, pizzas, pastas and dessert, had them all! Hot dogs by the pool is one of my favorites - Chicago style quality dogs!!! Buffet for lunch and some dinners, again, DELICOUS! I had the best freshest pasta Abbiati one evening! Even the international café served a delicious quiche type dish. (Very happy that I did not gain one pound on vacation - I spent my calories wisely and exercised as much as possible, walking the track on fitness desk - so peaceful). Fellow passengers: many from Canada, also escaping the winter. Many seniors, hardly any juniors or children. We've been on cruises on mega ships where the kids almost take over. This is a different experience. There were several passengers using walkers and wheelchairs, whom probably have enjoyed cruising as much as I have and still do, which is why they are there? As we all continue to age, I hope there are shuttles in port, to make getting to tour busses, hassle free. Ports: Princess Cays - Snorkeling, (brought our own equipment) I have not seen such CLEAR water in years!! We found a chair to the right as you exit the tender - a more quiet, less crowded area, and snorkeled among the rocks and coral for an hour before delicious BBQ lunch. After lunch walked around as others have said to the "exit", great view, but not feeling like leaving the area, we went to the other side of the cay. I must say, the pier that goes out into the water there, was a real treat. Dozens of fish if not hundreds, crabs crawling on the rocks - that's my heaven!!! People were snorkeling, and I was jealous as my husband wanted to get back to the ship to avoid the "lines". WELL, there were NO lines, instead, shaded area, water, misters and we were back on the ship, 2 1/2 hours before sailing away. NEVER again, will this happen. I lost 2 hours of precious island time, sitting in the sun, snorkeling among fish. You live and learn. (PS, I am not afraid of lines-I love chatting with others, and learning). St. Thomas - We took our first Catamaran ride ever on The VI Cat, cruise shore excursion - long walk to the catamaran, but wow- SO IMPRESSED!!! Clean, vessel, excellently maintained, and Wonderful crew!!.. They made the trip. We motored to Buck Island. Our snorkel gear was the BEST I've ever used-and upon getting into the water we spotted a Green Sea Turtle within minutes, chomping on vegetation on the ocean floor. He came up for air and the group respected his space. Next, we saw a stingray, and then snorkeled into another area to see a lot of coral and fish. We sailed back most of the way to port. They served rum and non alcoholic punch, with chips and salsa. Tyler, the guide was amazing and Joe the captain, simply the BEST. I highly recommend this trip. Keep in mind, you will be sailing in open waters and snorkeling - need to be physically fit and a good swimmer. St. Martin - we've been to this island 3 or 4 times before and decided to rent a car to have a more personalized experience. Coastal car rental, is at the port, just to the right of the Information booth. The staff was very helpful car was great. They drive on the right side of the road. We drove to Maho Beach, where there is an airport/runway adjacent to the beach. Beautiful beach, warm day, lots of tourists, and witnessed many small plane landings. We left right before a jet landed, which was ok with me. there is a restaurant, bar and bathrooms right at the beach. Next, on to lunch at Grand-Case Beach for lunch at "Rib Shack". Delicious fish with fried plantains!!! Wonderful view, right on the beach (in newly constructed portion of the restaurant) Talked with the waitress about the Hurricane - and the obvious destruction it caused. They are rebuilding the island in many parts. We saw boats that were crashed onto the land and dozens of roofs still with tarps on them (3-4 years later) with signs of new construction everywhere. She said you need to be resilient to survive such a storm. Some people sadly, just gave up. (don't know what I would do, but have an idea) Next, on to beautiful Orient Beach, which we've been to before. It was a very windy day, but still warm enough to bask in the sun, and feel the sand in your feet (another vacation goal of mine). Lastly back to town, to St. Phillipsburg, Great Bay Beach to shop at the market, and shops including Guavaberry. I needed a new shaker of Old Man St. Martin seasoning,Island Garlic Lemon Herb. Using it, always brings travel and adventure to mind! Although we had a map, it was easier to navigate with GPS. Lovely day in St. Martin between the warm ocean breeze, people and on our own to explore. On an earlier trip I did the America's Cup Regatta race, and was made Captain of the Canada 2 vessel. That was also an amazing, once in a lifetime experience. So, I was concerned with only 3 ports on this itinerary, that we may not get enough time for New "Experiences". Thankfully, the weather and winds cooperated and we were able to make all 3 ports as scheduled. This does not always happen while cruising - as changes may (and have) occurred. The sea days where the weather was nice was relaxing. The last day was cool and windy, and made being on pool deck, not so fun. The walking/jogging path is very nice on the upper deck in the back of the ship. Disembarkation was a breeze. We also booked the 2 1/2 hour Everglades trip from the ship, and met in the theatre that morning for our shore excursion. Our luggage was in the designated place and we got through customs and of the terminal in a few minutes. It was a bit of a walk to the bus for our tour. While on the tour bus, we learned our flight home that afternoon was cancelled, and we could not return home until the next day. Most of the Airboat ride, I was on the phone with the airlines. The airboat engine was very loud, potentially scaring away any wildlife. When they shut off the engine I loved the peacefulness of the everglades. I plan to return to the Everglades National Park on my next trip to Florida, to immerse myself into nature and it's surroundings. Saw some birds and fish and the alligator show was ok and, thankfully, uneventful. I'd hate to see a guy or gal get hurt, putting their hands/face near the gators mouth. Was able to Uber down to Miami and spent the unplanned afternoon on South Beach, mainly "people watching". It got very cool and windy, but that did not stop the stream of folks strutting their stuff. Fun to watch. We had dinner at "Social" on Ocean Drive, had some delicious fajitas and steak tacos. An unexpected end to our vacation. Booked a room last minute at the Hampton East Airport, Miami. Great room, good breakfast and free shuttle in the am to the airport. Our trip insurance we bought through Princess has reimbursed us for the hotel and dinner, but not transportation from Ft. Lauderdale to Miami. Be happy, be adventurous, even if only trying a new dish on the menu-you're on vacation!! Princess encourages you to speak up if you have an issue, and they seem to try very hard to give us a great experience. We had a nice trip and we enjoyed the Regal Princess Very much. We definitely plan to cruise again. This time, hopefully in enough time to get a balcony suite! Read Less
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Princess puts on one HELL of a show for an entire week. We cruised the Regal Princess, had 3 stops to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Everything was top quality, from the service to the food (so much to eat!!) to the ... Read More
Princess puts on one HELL of a show for an entire week. We cruised the Regal Princess, had 3 stops to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Everything was top quality, from the service to the food (so much to eat!!) to the entertainment. The balcony stateroom was very clean, and the room attendant cleaned it twice a day. The Medallion is a great part of the cruise, no cash or credit card needed, makes checking in/out such a simple process, and even opens your cabin door (no key card needed). I would recommend to anyone who is looking to be pampered for a week, no worries about anything, and enjoy a huge selection of events throughout the week, from morning to late night. Watching full length movies at night "under the stars" on the theater-sized screen on the top deck was a delightful experience. The Staff (from the stateroom attendant to the waiters in dining room) is fantastic, always pleasant and making sure we were always comfortable and taken care of. If you get a chance to sail with Princess, I give it 2 HUGE thumbs up! The Regal is more of an older-crowd (seniors/retirees) and we are in our 40's, but didn't make a difference. We still met some younger and older couples and had a great time! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We loved the ship, it was well maintained and well appointed. It was clean throughout the ship all the time. Easiest embarkation and disembarkation. Many food options on buffets. Loved the Crown Grill. We thought the bar ... Read More
We loved the ship, it was well maintained and well appointed. It was clean throughout the ship all the time. Easiest embarkation and disembarkation. Many food options on buffets. Loved the Crown Grill. We thought the bar staff/bartenders at ALL bar locations were slow, unfriendly, and seemed put out to make a drink, especially if it was a specialty drink. I was literally the only one standing at the bar more than once and they wouldn't may eye contact. It was all bar locations which seemed odd since all of the dining room staff were super friendly and accommodating. We did not overly care for the Anytime dining. They really pushed you to share a table. We were a party of 2 and there were always plenty of open two top tables, but they would say it would be a wait and urged us to share. We did get a table alone one night. We also didn't like waiting for everyone to be seated before ordering. We were put at a table for 8 people and they made 6 of us wait until two more joined (quite awhile) before taking any kind or order from anyone. We were in the dining room very long that night. We enjoyed Movies Under the Stars. Overall we loved it and had a great time. It was our first Princess Cruise and we will go again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise for the value of the balcony cabin. It met and exceeded our expectations in every way! The food was amazing as was the service. Our steward was friendly, remembered our names and kept the cabin impeccably clean. The ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the value of the balcony cabin. It met and exceeded our expectations in every way! The food was amazing as was the service. Our steward was friendly, remembered our names and kept the cabin impeccably clean. The balcony made the room seem larger and was perfect for having our coffee in the mornings or cocktail in the evenings. The bed was very comfortable and there was more storage than other cruise ships we've been on. We had one issue with an excursion and reported it to the desk. We got apologies and a full refund! A very nice surprise indeed!! The entertainment was extraordinary! We looked forward to the next show each day. It was always a packed house! All of the wait staff was impeccable. The bartenders went above and beyond. The Ocean Now on the app was very useful. It was very nice to be able to sit where we were most comfortable to play cards and have cocktails delivered to us. I highly recommend Princess Cruises (The Love Boat) to anyone. We already have our next cruise booked on Princess and can't wait! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We were on the Regal Princess from 1/26/20 - 2/16/20. The weather was wonderful all three weeks, only a bit of rain on each of the Saturday sea days en route to Fort Lauderdale. The highlight of the three weeks, had to be beating the ... Read More
We were on the Regal Princess from 1/26/20 - 2/16/20. The weather was wonderful all three weeks, only a bit of rain on each of the Saturday sea days en route to Fort Lauderdale. The highlight of the three weeks, had to be beating the Guinness Book of World Records for the most Wedding Vow Renewals at one time. Princess Cruises did a phenomenal job of organizing the event. Each couple received a corsage and boutonniere for the occasion. Gavin Macleod and Jill Whelan were both lovely and down to earth. I met Gavin Macleod in the elevator on his way to a photo shoot. He was so friendly and approachable. I took a photo of the two of us and he gave me a hug and kiss as we left the elevator. It is a wonderful memory. The first week of our cruise we were alone. We dined in the Allegro, second seating. The food was excellent The second week we were joined by a daughter and her husband and again dined in the Allegro. The third week two more family members came with their spouses so we were now 8 people, so we moved to the Symphony Dining room for Anytime dining. This worked out better as we could eat earlier and make the shows in Princess Live that begin at 9 pm. One son really enjoys the YES Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
DW and I just returned from our Western Caribbean cruise on the Sky Princess. We also did the preceding Eastern Caribbean itinerary to make this our first B2B cruising experience. This was our 21st overall cruise and 14th in a row on ... Read More
DW and I just returned from our Western Caribbean cruise on the Sky Princess. We also did the preceding Eastern Caribbean itinerary to make this our first B2B cruising experience. This was our 21st overall cruise and 14th in a row on Princess. Prior to this cruise we had active and informative roll call threads. It is my belief that roll calls are a great way to plan and prepare for your cruise and to get to know everyone else sailing with you. For our pre-cruise activities, we stayed at the Hotel Lago Mar in Ft. Lauderdale for two nights. The hotel was quite nice and I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. For our two day stay, we mainly hung out and just relaxed. I did have a mishap during the stay wherein I tripped over a large boulder and banged up my right leg. On embarkation day, I hired a private car to take us on our short drive to the cruise terminal. We arrived at the terminal and made our way onboard very quickly. The Medallion is now used for check in (this was a Medallion class voyage). It was extremely efficient as we were actually onboard the Sky less than 30 minutes after arriving at the terminal. Getting off and on the ship on turnaround day was also a breeze. For both voyages we had Penthouse (PH) suites on the Riviera deck. For the first leg we had R615 and for the second we had R607. The cabins were only three apart from each other so moving on turnaround day was a breeze. For both voyages our cabin steward was Allen from the Philippines. Allen was great and always kept our cabins clean. He always had a smile on his face and did everything he could to ensure we did not go wanting for anything. The location of the cabins were ideal for us as they were close to the aft elevators as well as having a self service laundry and Concierge Lounge right outside our cabin. There was never any noise issues associated with passengers entering/exiting either venue. Now for the Sky Princess. Overall it is a very beautiful ship. A plus is that it is brand new. One thing I noticed and appreciated was the updated decor in the cabins and some public areas. I really like the way Princess Live and the Vista lounge were redesigned. The Piazza was once again an impressive place to spend some time. I spent a decent amount of time walking around taking a lot of pictures of this big beautiful ship. As far as service goes, it was excellent. Every crew member I had an intersection with, except an aloof head waiter in the World Fresh Market Place, always had a smile on their face and did everything they could to get my questions answered and any situation resolved. For nightly dining, I found the quality of the food to be overall good to very good (with an exception listed below); nothing was really great. We dined mostly with other CC friends in anytime dining. We got a beeper each night, but never waited more that thirty minutes to be called. We did try Club Class one time. Service was great. For a couple of meals in the MDR (ATD), I tried a couple of Crown Grill Select items. The first was a ribeye that was pretty bad. The second offering was surf and turf combination (Filet & Lobster). The filet was barely good and the lobster was laughable. It was basically the size of a large shrimp. Lastly we did eat at Sabatini's one night. The service was great but the food was not as good as I remembered it on the Star (2018 with the new menu). We did enjoy Sabatini's for breakfast a number of the times and found both the service and food to be very good. We also ate several times at Alfredo's. This venue continues to be a great free dining experience. As far as the World Fresh Market Place goes, I was very disappointed with pretty much everything. The layout was sometimes confusing. The overall quality of the food was bad. I have a big thing about hot food being hot and hot dishes in the WFMP were slightly warm at best. The selections were very repetitive as I saw the same items pretty much everyday. I know food is a very subjective issue but these were my personal observations. I cannot comment on the production shows as we did not attend them. I did hear comments on both sides of the fences from other passengers. I did watch several entertainers in the Piazza. I found one who was a "Steel Pan" musician to be very good. We did not do many excursions on the two cruises due to my banged up leg. For Princess Cays, I just got off the ship and walked around taking pictures. We did do a ship sponsored sunset sail excursion in St. Thomas. For St. Maarten, I just got off the ship and walked around a bit taking more pictures. I did the same in Grand Cayman, and Roatan. In Belize we both got off the ship and walked around a bit. Did the same also in Cozumel. In closing, I'd have to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. Next up, hopefully is a 14 day R/T to Alaska from Los Angeles (San Pedro) in May on the Golden. Princess, at least for us, continues to provide a great experience for a competitive price. Sure there are some hiccups every now and then but overall it remains our line of choice for the foreseeable future. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We just got off this beautiful new ship last Saturday after 7 day Western Caribbean trip. The new medallion class was great. Both embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly. We loved that now you can put your hand luggage in your ... Read More
We just got off this beautiful new ship last Saturday after 7 day Western Caribbean trip. The new medallion class was great. Both embarkation and disembarkation went so smoothly. We loved that now you can put your hand luggage in your room right when you get there even if the room is not completely cleaned yet. Gave us the freedom to roam and admire the new ship and its beauty. The problems a lot of people have mentioned have been remedied. I will attempt to give you my opinion. We have done 23 cruises, mostly on Princess. We found this ship to be what we look for cruising. It does not cater to children and very few were on the ship. The median age I would guess is 50. We did see a few younger people but mostly older adults. Our cabin was a mini suite mid ship and was beautiful, spacious and nicely decorated. The bathroom with a bathtub was larger than most we have been on. The bed was very comfortable. Our cabin Steward Ken was great, he came in, cleaned and got out when we were not there like a ninja! We found the food, especially in the buffet where there was some negative reviews to be HOT and flavorful. The choices were great and finding a table at peak hours was not as bad as I thought it might be. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. I did find it a bit strange that they did not push sanitizer like most ships. They had the sanitizer there if you wanted to use it and they have the sinks for washing, but I felt they were not pushing it in light of what is going on with all these viruses, I felt a harder push would have been present. NCL has someone there with a spray bottle and hits everyone that walks thru the door plus the washing sinks. The restaurants were great. Nice choices for food, hot and well presented.We had anytime dining and did not feel the wait was too bad. We went around 6;00 every night, got a beeper went and got a drink and it was maybe 30 minutes. We did not get to see the two main shows regretfully. The 1st show was SuperBowl Sunday which was also Formal night. Princess really messed that up!!!! To have the show and formal night on the biggest football game of the year was a misstep on their part. The other show we did not make as we were exhausted after a long day on shore. I felt the other shows, comdedians, were lacking and was disappointed. This was the 1st time I can say Princess did not have a good line up of entertainment. Also, I think the theater is smaller than on the other ships and you really had to get there 45 minutes at least to get a seat. The game shows with the staff were fun and entertaining. The casino is the smallest I have seen on any of the ships. Don't know what they were thinking. Lots of pool chairs all around the ship and we did not find it hard to get one although we are up and at the pool to get chairs by 8:00. The Captain was walking around all the time and his messages were entertaining with a "Bye Bye" all the time. Everyone thought him to be very funny. The excursions were good. Choices were good. We went cave tubing in Belize which was a lot of fun. Not too strenuous and once in the cave very relaxing. Would recommend. We did go thru Viator tours for our Cozumel excursion which was a cooking class. It was the highlight of our trip. SO much fun and the place they took us was beautiful and a great way to spend the whole day. It was a water park as well so before/after your class you can spend the day with an open bar. The food we cooked was wonderful and our chef "Moises" was funny, talented and knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! We booked this ship again for Feb. 2021 for a 10 day cruise. That's how much we enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We were the first on line to embark on this 7- day Western Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, after a smooth security screening by port employees, our Princess (expedited Suite line) employee was asleep on the job. We had to insist on ... Read More
We were the first on line to embark on this 7- day Western Caribbean cruise. Unfortunately, after a smooth security screening by port employees, our Princess (expedited Suite line) employee was asleep on the job. We had to insist on getting a map of this new ship, even though a stack of maps were right in front of him. Then he gave us a standard, blue boarding card instead of an Elite card (as we were in a Penthouse Suite) I questioned this and was told the blue card was correct (wrong!) As I turned to walk away, he grabbed the card from my hand and replaced it with a brown Elite boarding card without saying a word! Card was marked with letter F which meant A-E all boarded before us despite the fact that we were first on line. Live and learn. That won't happen again next February! Silly, but annoying way to start a cruise. Penthouse Suite R609 was gorgeous. Door was open for luggage drop-off by 10:15 Allen, our steward was wonderful!! Concierge lounge for full suite guests was great as was the hostess who could do anything you needed. A terrific, can-do attitude! Sanctuary lounges were all booked for sea days by 10:30 on embark day. We booked a lounge for Roatan day,(am only for $20 each) Don't bother wasting your money. Arrived there at 8am, and as soon as we sat down two workers began drilling right behind our chairs. Went on for one hour. Complained and were moved to a Cabana (at no extra cost for the next three hours) Also credited our $40 back to our account. At least they made good for our inconvenience. Alfredo's was excellent, as always for lunch. Sabatini's we visited twice and was amazing. Bistro Sur Le Mer was also excellent and so was Sabena our server. Too bad there were no tablecloths in such a fine restaurant as well as being a little too open to the public area. Still went there twice. Wonderful selection of movies both outdoors, in the theater and on room TV. Never saw a show as seats were too hard to come by. Main dining room Club Class Dining lacked the advertised "enhanced menu and tableside preparation" Was much better on the Regal Princess last year! Food selection were still very good with something for everyone. Did not take excursions as we have been to all the ports numerous times. Chose to enjoy the quiet of this beautiful ship, and we did.. We were delighted that our Concierge lounge offered a cocktail party each night from 5-7pm. Also, top shelf liquor was offered. To better compete with Celebrity's Michaels's club for Suite guests, mixed drinks (martini, Manhattan, etcl) should be offered. in this lounge. The wine pour in Sabatini's was was only 3-4 ounces. Should be 5-6 ounces. Last night of cruise in Sabatinis, people were allowed to enter wearing shorts. Dress code??? Thermal spa for Suite guests was non-existent even though it was advertised in our cabin directory for Suites. Needs correction. Disembark was a breeze thanks to Princess's development of the Medallion system. No more immigration forms. Just scan your Medallion, and you are on your way home! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
My wife and I, along with another couple, celebrated our anniversary on the Princess Sky. To begin, I really like the medallion program. It made a number of things easier including embarkation, getting into our cabin, and ordering drinks. ... Read More
My wife and I, along with another couple, celebrated our anniversary on the Princess Sky. To begin, I really like the medallion program. It made a number of things easier including embarkation, getting into our cabin, and ordering drinks. We left out of Port Lauderdale. We showed up around 1:30pm and just about walked right on the ship. I rented a car from Hertz, since we had to fly into Orlando due to Super Bowl weekend. I dropped off my wife, luggage, and our friends and then drove two or three blocks away to drop off the car. That made getting from Orlando or Port Lauderdale easy. We have never cruised with Princess before so we were a little unsure of what to expect. Before getting into the details, I will say we would happily sail with Princess again. They met and exceeded our expectations. Overall the ship was great with plenty of activities and fit our relative relaxed lifestyle. Most other cruisers were older than us (we're early forties) and we were good with that. We liked our interior cabin. We felt like it had enough room and cabinet space for us. The bathroom, while not expansive, was large enough for us. We like the layout as the wall shielded my wife from me using the bathroom to get ready for the gym most mornings. Dining was excellent. While not quite as excellent as we've experienced with Celebrity, it was the closest we've experienced (we've sailed Celebrity, RCCL, MSC, and Carnival). The main dining room good was usually good to great. The servers were friendly. My only slight complaint was it did seem to take a little long. We like slow meals and this was a bit slow for us. This might have had to do with my wife needing to eat Gluten Free which I will say, they handled very well in the MDR and buffet. There could have been a few more options for her pastry wise in the buffet for breakfast though. We tried one of the specialty restaurants one night, Sabatini's. We had an enjoyable experience. The food was great and there was lots of it. The waiter asked if I didn't like my main course when I didn't finish it, but with all the courses I was trying to save some room for dessert. My wife and I agreed that this ship had the best buffet we've experienced. My advice for the buffet is to walk toward the back of the ship where there was more variety. I had the ultimate grilled cheese sandwhich which was amazing! We tried Alfredo's Pizza the last day. It was good pizza but not the best I've had. We only went to the entertainment one night. I don't go on cruises for the entertainment so I'm not one to judge, but overall it was good. The Jim Henson experience was pretty cool but not amazing. As I said earlier, there were plenty of activities going on throughout the ship from the usually dance classes to the unique Escape Room. My friends did that and were not overly impressed. I participated in the table tennis tournament which was fun and even learned to play pickle ball. The gym was big enough. First ship I've been on where the gym was on the side of the ship. I did appreciate the gym having an attendant that made sure equip was wiped down and guests had towels. The lack of a larger locker room was disappointing. Watching the Super Bowl on the lido deck was a cool experience. The large outdoor screen played several recent movies and some concerts. My wife and I splured for the Lotus Spa access. We felt it was well worth it. The spa on the MSC was slightly better, but we appreciated the complimentary robes and heated lounges. The service was great in all areas of the ship. I did hear a person or two comment on the lack of employees pushing the use of hand sanitizers. All the common area bathrooms were clean. I liked that drinks were never pushed by the servers. Thankfully after we got south of Cuba the weather turned warmer and sunnier. In Grand Caymen we took a taxi ($5 for two people one way) to Governors Beach. Very accessible and relaxing beach. The sign outlawing loud music won me over. In Rotan we went to West Bay which was a bit crowded and had a number of people, including kids pushing their souviners. In Hondorus, my wife and I went to Bacab Eco Park. The pool is large with plastic lounges in the water. It also had a nice water slide many people liked. Some people could kayak and others went horseback riding. I went hunting for pictures of birds and lizards. I got some decent shots and even saw a boa constrictor. Those riding on horseback said they saw some howler monkeys. In Cozumel we went to Nocchi Cocum. We've been to several places in Cozumel. This is one of the nicer places and felt it was worth the money to have the lounge chairs, large umbrella, food, and drinks. Disembarkation was also a breeze. Overall, I would definitely do this itinerary and ship again. We had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
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