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Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

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484 Princess First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


mnuttall avatar

mnuttall

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Below average food, Poor entertainment, not what I expected for 1st Cruise

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My son chose this Cruise as he had sailed with NCL and Royal Carribean and had nothing but praise for those two companies and the brilliant time I was going to have. He chose it as it seemed comparable with those ...
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Sail Date May 2019


Pjmilkov avatar

Pjmilkov

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

First Cruise and NOT THE LAST

This was a Family cruise of a group of 25. This was a trip in Memory of our Aunt, Sister, Mother, and Grandmother who embarked on her own trip to Alaska years ago by Cruise. Of the 25 only 5 had ever cruised before. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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washingtongolfnut1

3 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Taking sister on 1st cruise

Weather in Washington state has me wanting to go south every winter and this year was no different except my wife couldn't make the trip. This year my sister came along for her first cruise ever and I'm sure many ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Yaya_in_Oz

5 Reviews Written

33 Helpful Votes

I loved my first cruise.

I’d never been on a cruise before. I chose Princess Cruises due to recommendations of friends and reading reviews. I wanted to visit Hokkaido as I’d previously visited other parts of Japan. Before the cruise I ...
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Sail Date August 2017


vikusha avatar

vikusha

1 Review Written

First time Cruiser

My family really enjoy this trip form the very beginning. I'd love to thanks every one who met us in Airport and transported to the Hotel and then to the Ship- it was welcome, pleasant, well organised and easy ( my ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Dboltin avatar

Dboltin

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our First Cruise "Regal Princess"

This being our first cruise we were not sure what to expect. The question remained up until we sailed, what would our experience be like and is cruising for us. I will answer this question at the end of the review. ...
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Sail Date March 2017


enchanted29 avatar

enchanted29

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Magical Experience

It was our first cruise and we absolutely loved it! The ship itself was magical, we especially loved the Atrium and the Open Deck Pool on Deck 14. The Service was amazing! Every member of the crew we ...
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Sail Date January 2017


TrishaG avatar

TrishaG

2 Reviews Written

Excellent first cruise

This was our first cruise and we really, really enjoyed it. The Crown Princess is definitely showing some age, but they keep everything clean and tidy. Embarkation was smooth and we got there early enough to be ...
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Sail Date May 2016


Edgey6001 avatar

Edgey6001

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A perfect honeymoon cruise

This was our first ever cruise and we decided to go on the Royal Princess for our honeymoon. Having never cruised before we were apprehensive but we loved every minute of it! We started off by spending 4 nights ...
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Sail Date November 2016


Geoffs adventures avatar

Geoffs adventures

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Princess or Prince in drag

This was our first cruise, selected because we wanted to see Hawaii and Pearl Harbour. We had already been to LA and seen a bit but thought we could go to the Iowa and Queen Mary, which we did... Boarding was ...
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Sail Date October 2016


Edgehog avatar

Edgehog

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Princess Baltic Cruise - Very Dissapointing and poor customer service

This is the first time my wife and I have ever cruised and it was primarily as a result of recommendations by friends who have all been on various cruises with different providers. Typically we book our hotels and ...
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Sail Date July 2016


dslawson avatar

dslawson

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

Crown Princess Alaska Cruise

Getting on the ship - We flew into Seattle early Saturday and took Princess shuttle to port. Shuttle was easy to find, lots of Princess employees to take bags and give directions. Waited about 1 hour at port ...
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Sail Date June 2016


journeycollector avatar

journeycollector

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

First time cruiser, first time to Alaska; impressed with Princess.

Embarkation at Seattle: Easy. Line always kept moving. Room was ready when we got there. Service: Exceptional. I’m not one who usually goes for being “pampered,” but I felt like a king (or a prince since ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Nradamo avatar

Nradamo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Can't wait to go again

This extended family of 8 cruise was my mother's wish to celebrate her 80th birthday. As first time cruisers, my husband and I were already wanting to do it again before we disembarked! We can't say enough about the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


Me72sand avatar

Me72sand

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ivana and Lloyd were excellent people!

This was my first experience on a cruise. Once on the ship I was amazed at how helpful and polite the entire staff was. Ivana and Lloyd were extremely courteous and attentive to our group. I wish I had got their ...
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Sail Date May 2016


All4mykid2 avatar

All4mykid2

1 Review Written

Great Cruise

This was our first cruise and we were fortunate to be able to go on this with family members that cruise regularly. This meant that we were better prepared than most first time cruisers in what to expect. We ...
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Sail Date November 2012


baker1016 avatar

baker1016

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Some we really enjoyed, some was ok.

We really wanted to do the Alaska Inside Passage Cruise. We booked Princess as they seem to fit our needs the best. We booked a mini-suite, as we preferred a certain side. If you are considering an Alaska cruise, ...
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Sail Date May 2016


AJOggy avatar

AJOggy

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Golden Princess Mar 2016

After a disappointing start with a later embarkation due to extra sanitation onboard and all the negative reports through the media in regards to Norovirus, we ended up having a really good time on the Golden ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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balconywinds

2 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

First Cruise of Many!

In case the title didn't give it away, this was the first cruise that my wife and I had ever taken. In fact, this was the first time we'd ever even been to the Caribbean. We had done months of research leading up to ...
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Sail Date February 2016


cruising cockroach avatar

cruising cockroach

4 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

A very cattle-ish experience

This was a 2nd cruise on the same line and a very similar itinerary (no stop in San Francisco this time) but on a different ship (Island P 4 years ago). Experience was very poor and one wonders if Princess's ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Audiosolo avatar

Audiosolo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruise - Very Impressed

My first cruise, I didn't have much time to research before booking, but I was very happy with the Regal. It's a nice ship, big but did not feel too big to me. Many of the other in-depth reviews on here about the ...
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Sail Date March 2016


Elane avatar

Elane

1 Review Written

48 Helpful Votes

Couldn't fault it, but cruising not for us! (though that's not Princess's fault).

Having read a couple of negative reviews I feel compelled to balance it, in favour or Princess who, in our opinion were impeccable. There is one recent review that frankly after reading the 6th sub heading I ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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Luckoftheirish

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Befor booking a Regal Princess Cruise, read this!!

My husband and I took a cruise on Regal princess on December 6th, 2015. It was our first Princess cruise and it is the LAST one! We have been cruising for over 15 years and this is the worst cruise we have ever ...
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Sail Date December 2015


Rabblefish avatar

Rabblefish

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise was (mostly) a regal experience!

This was our very first cruise, and we went as part of a family vacation with family members that are seasoned cruisers. We were quite impressed with the excellent service from all the hard working staff onboard. ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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ironcowboy22

2 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever!

This was out first cruise. We were a family of 4 with two balcony rooms side by side on the Aloha deck. This was great for us as we were just below the pool deck, teen club and Horizons food court. The cabins were ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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