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We enjoyed our trip to the southern carribean. Princess Caribbean ship was nice- older ship style but modernized. We paid extra for larger balcony room. Storage and closet space was good. Showers very small and I am not a very large ... Read More
We enjoyed our trip to the southern carribean. Princess Caribbean ship was nice- older ship style but modernized. We paid extra for larger balcony room. Storage and closet space was good. Showers very small and I am not a very large person. The bathroom smelled like a portable pottie. Unsure why- our Stewart cleaned everyday. We chose anytime dining which was nice and food was mostly good. We did not do the speciality dining- it was of course extra. We bought the alcohol package which was expensive and drinks were just adequate. Service personnel were just doing their job and mostly did not go out of their way to be helpful. Enjoyed the recent release movies in the room and at the moonlight screen, Comedy shows were fun. Excursions were nice. Self laundry was much appreciated but of course costed extra. We feel we spent too much money for this average cruise- paying extra for ice cream shakes, beverages, Internet, water, excursions, tips, gambling. We spent as much on these as we did for the cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We booked our cruise to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao late in October, about six weeks beforehand. We stayed one night in the Embassy Suites on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. We always like to fly down a day early just in case there are any ... Read More
We booked our cruise to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao late in October, about six weeks beforehand. We stayed one night in the Embassy Suites on 17th Street in Fort Lauderdale. We always like to fly down a day early just in case there are any travel delays. We left the hotel around 11 a.m., taking a shuttle to the port. It costs $9 per person from the Embassy Suites. We were waiting for a cab, and took the shuttle for a discounted price of $15 for the two of us. Cab fare, with tip, would be about the same price since our ship was at the far pier that Princess uses. Boarding was very quick for us. We breezed through the preferred for security and then for check-in. The Elite and suite lounge was fairly full when we got there, but they began boarding about 5 minutes later. We were on the ship in less than an hour after leaving the hotel, a little before noon. Our cabin was at the front of the ship on the Plaza Deck. And by front of the ship, I mean as far as passengers can go--P201. I was prepared for the small size. It's adequate, although it would be nicer if there were room on both sides of the bed. My side was against the wall, and I had to slide down to the foot of the bed to get out of it. We moved the little glass table into the closet to have more room to walk without tripping over it. There was still plenty of storage space for our clothes. We had second seating traditional dining in the Palm Dining Room. We like having our meals in a dining room whenever possible. It's unfortunate that Princess and Holland America (our two favorite cruise lines) have stopped serving lunch in the dining room on port days. The food was very good. We had excellent waiters and tablemates. Unfortunately, our luck with excellent waiters did not extend to breakfast and lunch. At one breakfast, all six people at our table were waiting for something missing--toast, a meat, syrup, etc. The first night at sea there was a medical emergency where a passenger had to be flown off the ship in a helicopter. The captain made several announcement that woke everyone up--a couple around 1:30 and then two more around 3:30. Some passengers had to leave their cabins and go to their muster stations for 90 minutes. The ship turned around and headed back toward Florida because the helicopter originally did not have enough fuel to reach the ship and go back safely. Our arrival in Curacao was delayed about 5 hours--around noon instead of 7 a.m. It did not matter to us since we didn't have anything planned, having been there a couple of times before. The good thing for us was that they opened the dining room for lunch due to our late arrival. We had also been to Aruba several times before and did not do anything special on it, just getting off the ship to walk around a bit. In Bonaire we took an excursion bus around the island. It was an interesting tour. We bought our tickets on the island in one of the tents set up for tours. They had various activities offered that passengers could book right there--snorkeling, beach breaks, island tours, city tours, etc. Our bus had 20 passengers plus guide and driver. The guide was very good--a U.S. native who had lived in Bonaire for several decades. I enjoyed seeing the flamingos and other wildlife. The vegetarian is mainly scrubby little trees and cacti. We went all around the island--to the lake where the flamingos gather, up to a small distillery where they make a cactus liqueuer and other liquors, to the cross on top of a mountain for scenic views of the island, and to the salt producing area and slave quarters on the southern end of the island. The tour was 3 hours and 45 minutes and cost less than half what the cruise line charges for a similar tour. We enjoyed the production shows. All four of the singers in the production cast are good. We went to the first night's "Welcome Aboard" show. Comedian Scott Wyler gave a brief set. We've seen him on past cruises. We did not go back for his full act on a subsequent night, but our tablemates saw him before dinner and enjoyed his show. The other entertainment included another comedian and a production show with a guest soprano. On the final night, the crew members performed a show--a fun time. The cruise director's staff was good, with lots of activities programmed throughout the day and night. One thing that disappointed me was the lack of special acts in the piazza of the ship. They had a really good comedy juggling duo the first few days of our cruise. After they left the ship at one of the islands, no one replaced them to do special entertainment in the piazza. One of the reasons we booked this cruise was the back-to-back days at sea both going and coming back from the ABCs. Lazy days at sea are what cruising is all about for us. One special feature of our cruise was the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame Bar set up in Club Fusion. They had a showcase of rock memorabilia, posters of rock stars around the room, and special events to go with the theme, including a couple of talks by Alan Parsons. The last morning of the cruise, I noticed that they had removed all evidence of the change, and Club Fusion had reverted back to its former décor. The overall condition of the ship is still good, but with places where a little TLC is needed. We toured the Regal Princess the day we left the Caribbean Princess, and the differences between the new ship and 12-year-old one are very obvious in comparison. There were very few children on this cruise. Sailing the first week of December is ideal for those who want to avoid them. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Cruising IS the right way to travel. You dont have to move and you see such a vast selection of ports and sights! shopping was great in Aruba and Curacao. Bonaire is a tourist stop many sights and local color. A much quiter and ... Read More
Cruising IS the right way to travel. You dont have to move and you see such a vast selection of ports and sights! shopping was great in Aruba and Curacao. Bonaire is a tourist stop many sights and local color. A much quiter and relaxed port. A nice balance to the other two. Princess is the answer to a great balance of high end and leisure cruising. You never feel out of place and the activities are top of the line. The dinning was most tasty and the waiter was way above and beyond. He learned in the first night ALL of our little quirks and made sure each dinner was special. The Marte 'd took extra care of us as we had allegeries. He review each meal to ensure no foods that would cause problems were included. If there was any question he personally went to the kitchen and watched to ensure the proper preparations of our meals! Makes you feel special to know that your meal is overseen in this manner! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We chose this trip because the price was great and itinerary, we love to snorkel and ABC islands are the best, we booked last minute and were excited to get on Princess again after getting off a NCL cruise the same day we boarded Princess ... Read More
We chose this trip because the price was great and itinerary, we love to snorkel and ABC islands are the best, we booked last minute and were excited to get on Princess again after getting off a NCL cruise the same day we boarded Princess so it was fun to compare. We've been on all the cruise lines but never back to back different brands. The contrast was amazing. Yes the NCL Epic was big and beautiful, built 2009 and Caribbean an older ship, built in 2004 and getting ready to go in to dry dock the day we got off. We fell in love with the Caribbean Princess. Not necessarily the ship but the crew. The entertainment was top notch from comedy to the production shows, we loved them all. The show Bravo even flew in an opera singer and it was amazing. Elton John tribute was very well done too. Cruise director Micca was funny. Dining room was fantastic, we ate all our meals sit down. We were in Coral dining room and the staff was great and so was the food. For lunch I didn't like any of the choices for dessert one day and I said I'd go find a brownie in the Horizon court later, while others were eating their desserts, he came back with a brownie with icecream. Went to the kitchen and found one. That's the kind of service we had the whole cruise. We had booked an inside room, deck 5 but got upgraded to an obstructed ocean view deck 8 since we were Ruby level. A lifeboat in front of our window, no complaints because it was better than a smaller inside but really could not see anything out our window except the boat. Ordered room service every morning, they always came at exactly the time given. If it said between 7-7:30 they were knocking on our door at 7. Nice to have exact times. We did the ABC islands and enjoyed the late nights in Curacao and Aruba. Bonaire, my favorite we left at 5. Down side of the ship was people reserving chairs by the pools, they'd put stuff in 5 a.m. and not come back until 9. Leave it for hours later for lunch or whatever so to watch a football game or movie by the pool, you had to get there early. Also they have several hot tubs but only 1 or 2 were hot. We'd do the walk around the ship feeling each one. Chocolates on your bed every evening, which lines does that any more unless you are elite? Hands down this was our favorite cruise with the crew and staff, we felt spoiled and happy. Tips: One of the only lines that still allows you to bring water and soda on, no limit plus the usual 1 bottle of wine per person with no corking fee unless you drink it in the dining room. Must go to the Skywalker lounge with 360 views during the day and dance parties at night. No need to order anything during the day, bring a book and read or play cards. Daily they had a buy one get for $1 drink specials for an hour in the Fusion Bar, it was always announced in the Patter what time but get there early, it's busy. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Took the 8 day cruise to the ABC islands. We were very satisfied. Princess does a nice job. Importantly we didn't feel badgered by announcements about sales that is a problem on other lines. Ship-Very well maintained and ... Read More
Took the 8 day cruise to the ABC islands. We were very satisfied. Princess does a nice job. Importantly we didn't feel badgered by announcements about sales that is a problem on other lines. Ship-Very well maintained and clean. Yes some new carpet and furnishings would be nice but no where were the current ones so worn as to be a problem. Besides who goes on a cruise to look at carpet? Cabin-After somewhere around a 100 cruises I can say that the "C" deck cabins on this ship with the extended balcony that is 1/2 covered and 1/2 open are the best non suite cabins I have ever seen. Also love the open closet set up which provides a lot of space. The bath is small and shower curtain can be a problem but overall these are the best standard cabins at sea. Crew-Other then a small issue with a bartender not wanting to give us a couple of empty glasses to use in the room the crew was GREAT! Had an issue upon our return that we needed to get off early and the crew was very helpful. Dining room and room attendant were among the best ever. Food-Crown grill was very good with one of the best steaks I have ever had. I did feel that it was slightly understaffed for the number of diners, but overall the service was good (not great). The other food was, well it was what cruise food is now days, some was good, some was average. None was great and none was poor. It meet our expectations. International Cafe is billed as 24 hr. Went down one morning at 3:30 a.m. and it was basicly shut down. A couple, as is 2, old sandwiches and it was going to be 5 before the breakfast items were out. Shows-Only attend the two comedy shows, both were very good. Casino-Guys hosting the blackjack and slot tournaments were very good and friendly. Ports- All three were right downtown and easy to walk to around in. Passengers-This time of year (early Dec.) and this line it is an older crowd. Average age of 65+. There were a some people in the Disco each night but overall it was a pretty sedate group. Only a half dozen or so kids on the entire ship. Overall we were very pleased Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
Primarily for the timing and ports. We visited 3 ports we had never been to, Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. The ports have become less important to us after many cruises but these were clean and we docked just steps from town in each place. ... Read More
Primarily for the timing and ports. We visited 3 ports we had never been to, Aruba, Curaçao and Bonaire. The ports have become less important to us after many cruises but these were clean and we docked just steps from town in each place. We upgraded to a full suite, as opposed to our usual mini or junior suite. Not sure we can go back because there were a great many perks with the suite beyond the huge bathroom, living room, wet bar and double veranda with teak table and 2 chairs and 2 padded, comfortable lounge chairs. Our cabin steward, Pedro was EXCELLENT. Food was very good. We ate at The Crown Grill and it was excellent. We were able to eat in their speciality restaurant, Sabbitini's for our breakfast. The room is small and intimate and first rate service by a fun staff and food made to order for you. Entertainment was Broadway quality singers and dancers, a different extravaganza every time! Costumes and staging A+. All staff we encountered were friendly and accommodating. As soon as you sat down at the Horizon Court (the self serve dining) someone was right there to get you water, coffee, juice, etc. very nice touch, as we are used to getting our own. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We chose this line for a great deal that popped up on Cruise Critic. We decided to hit the Mexican Riviera as it had been since 2009 that we traveled there. Overall experience on this ship was Fabulous! Travelers - Myself (36), Wife ... Read More
We chose this line for a great deal that popped up on Cruise Critic. We decided to hit the Mexican Riviera as it had been since 2009 that we traveled there. Overall experience on this ship was Fabulous! Travelers - Myself (36), Wife (34), Daughter (11), Son (6) Ship Condition Fair, you can definitely see some aging in the rooms, and decking. I would like to see this ship with a quick refresh of carpets and interior panels. This boat was kept very clean and workers were tending to areas at all times. Dining We didn't dine in anything but our MD and had a blast. Every night the menu was superb and our table host was phenominal! We tried pretty much anything we wanted and they provided it to us. The Pizza joint on deck is GREAT! Thin crust and made fresh! SOOOO GOOD! Room Service was provide with quick turn around times! Entertainment We watched Voice of the Seas - this show was fantastic and the participation of guests made it all the better! We did BINGO whenever it was available. Very Fun Salsa Classes - FUN Trivia Nights - Fun Service The service from our room steward to the casino employees were exceptional. This ship seems to treat them all fair and they reciprocate that in their services to us the customers. I was glad to leave more tips above and beyond what we paid. Shore Excursions We didn't do any. We tend to like to do our own thing and basically get off the boat, find a cab and enjoy the local life. I think excursions are all well and nice, but they don't show the true nature of the location. We take a cab, and hit malls, beaches, and local food joints to enjoy the fresh sea food! Kids Clubs I couldn't get my kids out of the clubs...that answers that. I would recommend this cruise line and ship to anyone that loves a relaxed atmosphere with minimal party goers. This ship is more sophisticated in nature than a party cruise (carnival boat) and was excellent to relax on. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We always cruise the first week in December for our Anniversary. We decided to sail on this cruise as we have never sailed the Mexican Riviera, The Service was excellent and the Food on board ship was Great. The shore excursion that ... Read More
We always cruise the first week in December for our Anniversary. We decided to sail on this cruise as we have never sailed the Mexican Riviera, The Service was excellent and the Food on board ship was Great. The shore excursion that we selected was Horse Back Riding on the Beach in Cabos San Lucas. It was an incredible experience and the people that ran this excursion were excellent. It was a great experience and well worth the money. The Employees at the excursion made all riders feel comfortable and welcome. They took extremely good care of us and enforced all safety regulations. It was awesome. Embarkation and disembarkation was a dream, The transfers crew from LAX were amazing! They knew exactly who we were without us saying our names. They were fabulous!! We have been on many cruises and have used transfers, but have never been greeted like this, We will definitely take this cruise again and recommend it to family and friends! Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
We take a couple of these short cruises yearly to unplug and unwind. We did find that the customer service was not to the level we have come to expect from Princess. Speakeasy Cigar Lounge; Usually there is a remote control for the ... Read More
We take a couple of these short cruises yearly to unplug and unwind. We did find that the customer service was not to the level we have come to expect from Princess. Speakeasy Cigar Lounge; Usually there is a remote control for the television in the cigar lounge, on this trip there was not. As this is the only place one can smoke a cigar, it would be nice to actually be able to go in smoke one. At time, it was full of cigarette smokers. Entertainment was good and there was enough variety to fit our mood. My one complaint was related to the casino. They offered a game, paradise lotto, the results are announced at 11:00 PM. We won on the last night of the cruise, but did not find out until we were home. Perhaps there could be a system whereby we could get winnings prior to leaving the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
The Balcony Stateroom was dirty and smelled of urine. The communications between staff is limited both verbal and written English. The meals in the Horizon restaurant was fit for the seas where you had no way of coming off and get a ... Read More
The Balcony Stateroom was dirty and smelled of urine. The communications between staff is limited both verbal and written English. The meals in the Horizon restaurant was fit for the seas where you had no way of coming off and get a decent meal. I was completely disappointed with my birthday arrangements. Before embarkation I filled out the paperwork about the dates and names of the people who would be having birthday's and yet it was wrong. The paperwork I filled out to disembarked in Fort Lauderdale was incorrect, my initial request was 9:20 AM with luggage and I was given 6:20 AM without luggage. We were unable to make any reservation for dinner seating because the individual who took the reservations on December 8th said they do not have any reserved seating until 8:00 PM and my request for 7:45 PM was denied. The instructions for colleting your baggage was not clear so folks were leaving without their luggage. The management needs to be diverse in their employment. Our entire cruise was a disaster and a bad experience with Princess. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
My wife and I took a 2 week b2b cruise on the Royal for our honeymoon. We have cruised with princess several times before so knew what to expect for the most part. First for the ship. The Royal is a big ship. Not Harmony of the Seas ... Read More
My wife and I took a 2 week b2b cruise on the Royal for our honeymoon. We have cruised with princess several times before so knew what to expect for the most part. First for the ship. The Royal is a big ship. Not Harmony of the Seas type of big, but larger than the other classes of ships in the Princess fleet. The interior of the ship is beautiful and the Piazza is definitely the focal point of the ship. It seemed like there was always something going on in the Piazza at any given time. We enjoyed things like a string quartet, acrobats, house band, and cocktail demonstration over the course of the cruise. There are also several places to eat and drink surrounding the piazza and my wife and I did a “Piazza-crawl” one night eating and drinking our way around the Piazza rather than going to the dining room. The pool decks are nice, but can fill up early in the day. We found that it was usually easier to get chairs by the adult’s only Retreat Pool. We would also highly recommend spending a day, or half day, in the Sanctuary. Though at the front of the ship, there is little/no wind and the loungers were extremely comfortable. Our cabin was a balcony on the Aloha deck. It was what we expected; the balcony wasn’t huge, but we could sit out there and enjoy breakfast with plenty of room. Our cabin steward, Lem, was awesome. He was always around to take care of things. For example, the battery on the keypad of the safe in the room died one night and after telling him he went to get the supervisor (only they can open the safe’s if they are locked already) and it was fixed within 2 minutes. The entertainment on the ship was good. We typically don’t go to the shows in the theater, but we were actually impressed with the quality of the productions. Even the magic act, which we usually don’t care too much for, was quite good. The act was a finalist on America’s Got Talent and we were impressed. The theater does tend to fill up pretty fast, so would recommend getting to a show ~20 minutes early. They even increased the number of certain shows a night from two to three given the popularity. The fountain show on the main pool deck is a neat feature of the boat and should be seen at least once, especially since the pizzeria and soft serve ice cream on the pool deck are open late so you can snack while you watch. Now to probably the most controversial topic in these reviews… the food. We enjoyed the food on the boat overall. Alfredo’s has AMAZING pizza and we were seated right away on embarkation day (beats the busy buffet). The buffet isn’t anything special, but it is large and has a good selection of food. Though not important to us, we did notice a decent selection of sugar-free deserts in the buffet which is nice. The main dining rooms are adequately decorated and the service was good. My wife and I don’t care to eat with other people, especially given we were on our honeymoon, and they had plenty of tables for two. The menu had an entrée from Curtis Stone each night, and though I didn’t try any, my wife said they were quite good. Crown Grill was great as usual. We did eat at Sabatinis and the cover charge is now $39 just like Crown Grill. We thought it was good, but not worth the price. The pub lunch at the Wheelhouse bar had really good fish and chips, highly recommend. We heard people complain a few nights about the menu selection, which is interesting because they post the menus mid-day for that night’s dinner, and people still chose to go eat in the dining room. For example, we are not the biggest fan of the ‘American night’ dinner (turkey, meatloaf, etc.) so we ate elsewhere that night. Taste is subjective, so don’t place too much credence in food reviews (even this one!). I also want to take a moment to address some complaints that other people have either mentioned in these reviews, or we heard stated on the cruise ship: • No stairs mid-ship: this has been added during the last dry-dock, not a problem anymore. • We didn’t see the Captain or the officers much: if this is a deal breaker, by all means, don’t sail on the ship again. I would venture to guess that most people cruise to enjoy the weather, sights, food, and ports… not seeing the captain/crew. • We heard someone state they were going to remove all gratuities because they wouldn’t let him into the main dining room for dinner wearing shorts and a T shirt: the dress code is available in the Patter daily, as well as being posted right outside each dining room. Grow up or eat at the buffet if you can’t manage to wear pants. • Long wait time for anytime dining: we never had to wait more than 5 minutes at most. There was one formal night where it was a lengthy line because a show got out and everyone went immediately to dinner, but we just got a drink and waited for the line to die down. If you choose anytime dining, you have to realize that you might have to wait, especially if you don’t want to share a table. On our cruise, one of the dining rooms had a first scheduled seating, then opened for anytime dining at 7:30pm. We heard a guy complaining to anyone who listened that they wouldn’t let him in at 7pm though he could see open tables. Overall we loved the ship and the staff. The food was good and we had a great time. We would certainly sail on the Royal again! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Room - very nice..adequate for us. Great huge TV with lots of on- demand movie selections. Small balcony but we rarely used it. Great large basin in bathroom but not enough storage. Guess we have too many toilet articles. Bedding felt ... Read More
Room - very nice..adequate for us. Great huge TV with lots of on- demand movie selections. Small balcony but we rarely used it. Great large basin in bathroom but not enough storage. Guess we have too many toilet articles. Bedding felt very silky but was surprised to find NO top sheet. Guess I could have asked for one but did not. A comforter gets a little hot at night as they are a heavier feel but the silky cotton fabric was wonderful. Four full plump pillows were nice to prop up in bed to read or watch TV.. Lots of high quality hangers and we used every one. Nice storage tower for clothing which was adequate for 10 days. Our Cabin Steward always had our ice bucket full and the room was spotless and well cared for. Liked the fact that Royal Princess had self service laundry on each deck with irons/boards. Never have had that on any other cruise. Must have been a requested item by passengers as this vessel recently came out of dry dock. The bath towels were not as plush as I was hoping for. But we asked for extras and our Room Steward was happy to oblige. He kept asking if there was anything else we needed....and he made up the room just as soon as we left for breakfast at 8 a.m. He must have a camera so he knows when passengers leave their rooms to do this. Food - Dining room food good-excellent for first five days...then it became more of the same...but still good. The Chef comes up with some of the strangest concoctions. Alfredo's was excellent and the pizza was good as well as Taramisu. We dined there for dinner on two nights when the MDR menu got a little boring. We did have excellent servers in the Concerto DR as well as any other place that we ate. The buffet was not always crowded but to find some foods was a challenge due to all the different walkway areas for food. I had trouble finding waffles. It was a nice set up which controlled the crowd. I liked the fact that there were vessel sinks to wash hands before entering the buffet on Deck 16. I hate the goop of the antibacterial products. My hands always feel sticky when I use it and my hands never really feel clean. The Vessel - The Royal Princess was stunning. The central Piazza area WOWs you when you go aboard. This cruise was booked full and never felt crowded except when it was time for the evening show. Then we had the seat savers.....there was one employee which we nicknamed the Bulldog....who put a stop to that. She gave people ultimatums......if the seat is not filled in 5 minutes you will have to give it up to someone else....and she stood firm on it by returning and checking. YOU GO GIRL.... Boarding - quick and smooth. Very little wait time maybe 10 minutes at most to get to the check in desk. Very quick off-loading after returning to port also. We do walk-off with our bags. No pushing or trying to cut in the line this time. Went pretty smoothly and our KSA van was waiting for passengers to go back to airport. Entertainment - Enoyed all of it. Many many talented performers. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Fantastic cruise. Meet some lovely people of all ages (no raging teenagers luckily). Princess had a huge range of activities to do each day which we found fabulous. Their organisation of tenders, getting on and off the boat and the ... Read More
Fantastic cruise. Meet some lovely people of all ages (no raging teenagers luckily). Princess had a huge range of activities to do each day which we found fabulous. Their organisation of tenders, getting on and off the boat and the checking in and out was great. Must add too that cruise critic was invaluable for us as first time cruisers. Staff were professional and helpful. Shows at night were awesome. everything was there that we needed. Shopping was a bit expensive on board for us but great that it is offered. We did the South East Asia cruise and each port was well worth it. We mainly organised private tours or went on tours with cruise critic passengers which I think is the way to go. Loved the princess patter each day and the amount of information given was fantastic so all queries were answered via the patter. Something for everyone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Overall, the ship was amazing. The dining was a WOW!! Although the entertainment was average, with only 4 or 5 musicals, the ship still kept our family of 4 busy throughout the whole day. The sporting and fitness facilities on the ship ... Read More
Overall, the ship was amazing. The dining was a WOW!! Although the entertainment was average, with only 4 or 5 musicals, the ship still kept our family of 4 busy throughout the whole day. The sporting and fitness facilities on the ship were outstanding, the ship provided us with a number of sports, such as table tennis(ping pong), basketball, soccer, cricket, paddle tennis, mini golf a jogging track and a well equipped high-tech gym. Every night, when the room steward refreshed our room he left us with delicious chocolates and the next day's edition of the Princess Patter( the newsletter with showed all the activities happening in the next day). One very important thing I would recommend you to purchase, especially if you are travelling with kids, is to buy the soda and drink package. And also purchase once you get on the ship, not before, because the price onboard is cheaper than purchasing it from the website. With 60 Australian dollars we could get all the drinks we wanted for free. And one thing that you should know is that Princess is not very strict with the package. For example, I could but a drink and then give the card to my sister and she could get a drink for herself. Our interior cabin was very nice. The service on the ship was amazing. The dining was also great. The pizza in this ship was amazing. For breakfast there was a huge variety of food, from pancakes, to waffles, to omelettes, to hash browns, to scrambled eggs, to croissants, to yoghurt, to chocolate croissants, to fruit etc. The dinner was amazing too, and the dessert was absolutely wonderful. The cruise was actually very great for children too, the kids clubs were awesome, and the youth counsellors very very friendly. The service on this ship was also very great. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
My husband and I decided to take a cruise for our honeymoon because we needed some well-deserved relaxation and it was a great deal! We chose the 7 day Western Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We had a wonderful ... Read More
My husband and I decided to take a cruise for our honeymoon because we needed some well-deserved relaxation and it was a great deal! We chose the 7 day Western Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale, Florida. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely cruise again, probably within the next few years. We drove to Fort Lauderdale and used Park'N Fly. Next time we depart from Fort Lauderdale, I will use another parking service. When we called them to pick us up at the end of our cruise no one answered the phone. Someone finally answered after 30 minutes. Embarkation and disembarkation went very smoothly. I was especially impressed by how quick disembarkation was! We stayed in a balcony room on the Caribe deck. I have no complaints about our room or the service. Our room was wonderful and all the staff onboard were very helpful! I was happy to find some shelving and room for our toiletries in the bathroom. Helpful tip, bring an over the door organizer/shoe rack. Our ship stopped at Roatan, Honduras, Belize City and Cozumel. I recommend them all! We did not book an excursion in Roatan. We got a cab who drove us to the West End and spent the rest of our time at Mahogany Bay. Warning, the cabs in Roatan are expensive and the cab drivers can be a little pushy! We told our driver that we wanted to visit Coxen Hole but he told us there was nothing to do there and convinced us to visit West End. We drove through Coxen Hole on our way to the West End, there were plenty of shops and restaurants there. We had planned to spend our time exploring the town for a couple hours and having our driver pick us up when we were ready. We didn't realize that the driver would stay with us the whole time and would charge for extra time. We ended up getting baleadas(you must try these), buying some cake from a roadside vendor and stopping by a local grocery store for Honduran coffee, plantain chips and local candy! Mahogany Bay offered a great beach and several restaurants but none sold traditional Honduran food. We were told that Belize City was not safe to explore on our own so we purchased a shore excursion to visit Altun Ha. I cannot recommend it enough! We got to see part of Belize City by bus on our way to the ruins. Our tour guides were very informative and did a wonderful job. Tip-there are souvenirs for sale at the ruins but you can buy similar items for a cheaper price at the port. After our tour we had a traditional Belizean lunch and took a boat ride back to the port. We saw monkeys, crocodiles, iguanas, bats and manatees! In Cozumel, we purchased an excursion through Delta to swim with manatees at the Chanakanab Park. Again, I cannot recommend this excursion enough! We paid about $100.00 for a picture cd and 2 prints. There are enough activities at the park to occupy your entire day but we spent the rest of our day in San Miguel. Food on the ship was excellent! We had dinner at the Crowne Grill our first night onboard. It was one of the best meals I have ever had! We ate dinner in the dining rooms most nights, anytime dining. Pizza was great. Try the room service! Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
This was a gift from a friend. I was fine with the dinning, movies, shows, Art auction, food carvings...etc. However, our interior cabin had bunks above our queen bed on each side. They were folded into the wall and every time we got ... Read More
This was a gift from a friend. I was fine with the dinning, movies, shows, Art auction, food carvings...etc. However, our interior cabin had bunks above our queen bed on each side. They were folded into the wall and every time we got out of bed we hit our head or shoulder. The shore excursions were pre paid and planned. The first was a trip to the wildlife park and it was not told to us that we had to go up stairs, on a swinging bridge and on rocky sidewalks , as I have a bad knee and this made the tour very uncomfortable to say the least. The second was a trip to the zoo and the lady who was our guide ....well let me say we nearly needed roller skates to keep up with her. We would rather have been given the hour in the zoo to ourselves to look at what we wanted and take our photos at leisure. The third was a scooter ride with a guide. This was all about the money!! the guide had us stop so a gal could take our photo and then had us wait long enough at a diner on the beach( very very small beach) to get the photos for a fee! At the end of the tour the tour guide spend 15 minutes talking about how poor he and the others were and how much they needed our tips and that they did not get paid a salary on the tips....Wow and we had to argue with him to get us back to the ship on time for departure as he wanted us all to go to his friends shops and liquor store to buy things. I would not take this cruise again. I would not get a room without a window. I felt that $13 per day per person was too much to pay for tips. That added 26 per day to my friends tab for this cruise. This is unreasonable, as shore days we were not on board and we did not use the formal dining room we used the buffett. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
My honey and I decided to take the Crown on a four night getaway. We had a great time and were very happy with our choice. Embarkation and disembarkation were fast and efficient. We booked a balcony on the port side that was clean and ... Read More
My honey and I decided to take the Crown on a four night getaway. We had a great time and were very happy with our choice. Embarkation and disembarkation were fast and efficient. We booked a balcony on the port side that was clean and comfortable. We couldn't have had a better steward. Unfortunately his name escapes me but we were in R520 on the Riviera deck. There weren't any amenities in our cabin like toothpaste samples and throwaway razors so bring your own. We chose anytime dining that suited us perfectly. Never more than a 15 minute wait which was nothing since we preferred a private table. We dined nightly in the Michelangelo dining room and found the menu to be plentiful with a variety of dishes to choose from. Best meal was the prime rib. Otherwise, we had breakfast in the Horizon Court where the choices were abundant. Omelettes were our favorites and after ordered, they were delivered to us hot and fresh. The coffee was decent and always hot. I highly recommend a coffee card purchase that allows 15 specialty coffees that were as good as any Starbucks. I bought mine on Ebay for $20.00 so I would look there first. I recommend the water package so you can have a dozen bottles of water waiting for you in your cabin. We attended every show in the Princess Theater. The shows were entertaining and well worth going to. We attended the late show and seats were always available. Living in Huntington Beach, CA, we have been to the Santa Barbara area numerous times. We did a self guided tour along the beach and up and down the sleepy streets. Good exercise to get the blood flowing. We also did a self guided tour in Ensenada being our sixth visit there. We enjoyed margaritas away from the crowds outdoors on a street parallel to the main drag. They were $2 each and delicious, made with fresh squeezed limes without the sugary mix. Overall, the Crown Princess delivered excellent value in a safe and clean environment. I would do this cruise again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We choose this cruise because we love the Caribbean and were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We were in room R712. Nice room, with no problems. We choose anytime dining, which seemed to work pretty well. The food was very ... Read More
We choose this cruise because we love the Caribbean and were celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary. We were in room R712. Nice room, with no problems. We choose anytime dining, which seemed to work pretty well. The food was very good with a good selection but the service was hit and miss. Depending on where you were sitting and who your servers were, service was very slow at times. Could have used more staff. Entertainment has been cut back from what it was just a few years ago. The Princess singers and dancers were just average, nothing great, Not enough guest acts. I'm sorry but watching old people throw a ring six feet onto a peg is not entertainment for me. I thought I was in a nursing home at times. For the most part, the crew was very friendly and helpful, except for one young lady taking pictures. I thought she was very rude. For ports, I was not impressed with Amber cove. We did a beach excursion. It required a hour drive on a rough road. It wasn't really a road, more like an old cow trail. Very bumpy and rough. Wasn't sure we would make it at times. The people were very friendly and the beach was ok, they really need to build a road before I would go there again. We also did a beach in Antiqua. The trip there and back was ok, beach ok, but the wash room was terrible. Toilet plugged up and no running water in the sink. Grand Cayman was great. Beautiful place, and very clean. Cozumel was a lot of fun. Did the snorkel and beach. Overall the cruise was enjoyable and I would do it again Getting on the ship at the start of the cruise and getting off at the end was very smooth and fast. But since we did a B2B, the meeting between the cruises was a mess. They couldn't clear us until everyone was present and one person couldn't bother coming to the meeting so this held everyone up for over an hour. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
This was our 3rd Princess cruise. Food way above average on the Princess Real instead of end ships like Royal caribbean, and Symphony. One gets what they pay for, as we always do from Carnival-Princess. The rooms were imaculate at all ... Read More
This was our 3rd Princess cruise. Food way above average on the Princess Real instead of end ships like Royal caribbean, and Symphony. One gets what they pay for, as we always do from Carnival-Princess. The rooms were imaculate at all times. Fernando. or room steward always had on his face. We especially enjoyed the :chocolate breakfast and the champagne glass set-up ws very nerve tracking, Bottom line the: ship was clean, bathrooms were too; ; ice bucket stocked daily and a fruit basket if you desired; staff friendly;Food ws delicios and Plentiful daily.Wish Princess would learn to do the towel animals. Wemiss those. Never new when yiu came in, where they would be at. MUTScould have shown a few more acton runs.But all-in-all, it was a beautiful way to spend dear friendsDi & Rick a w9onderfu vacation they will not soon forget. Feel free to call them up. Our next cruise will be in Alaska which we hear is a :Little pieve of Heaven: Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Regal Princess Review November 27, 2016 sailing This is a review of the beautiful Regal Princess. Let me give you a little background on us as cruisers first. We are a retired couple who live in Stuart, Florida. We have been ... Read More
Regal Princess Review November 27, 2016 sailing This is a review of the beautiful Regal Princess. Let me give you a little background on us as cruisers first. We are a retired couple who live in Stuart, Florida. We have been cruising since 1987 when we were in our 40's and 50's and have cruised with most major cruise lines. This was our 51st cruise overall and our 17th cruise with Princess. We had cruised on the Regal Princess previously in April of 2016. These days we do choose to cruise on Princess the most and then Celebrity. We are now in our 70's and 80's and Princess is our first choice these days. The Regal is a Royal class ship – the second one in the fleet. She holds 3560 passengers and first sailed in May of 2014. The Piazza has been expanded on these ships and there are a number of additional amenities. We like the way these and the Grand class ships live for us. The layout is excellent and we never feel crowded. As we are Elite with Princess, we had preferred boarding and it went quickly – however our cabins were NOT ready and we took our carry ons and went to Alfredo's for lunch – by the time we finished, the cabins were available. We booked this cruise two weeks prior to sailing as a R&R cruise for ourselves, having been moving our home from Palm City to Stuart and thought we would decompress with a cruise. We got a great rate, had an inside, “sideways” cabin on Aloha Deck (A217) which was fairly close to the forward elevators. My husband has some mobility and balance issues and proximity to an elevator is more important to us these days – no more guarantee cabins for us. The sideways cabin is nice – however the way the bathroom door opens into the dressing area is awkward and the space is small. There was nice storage space and hanging space – but we did not bring formal clothing this time around. Our cabin steward was great. The itinerary for this cruise was Dominican Republic (Amber Cove), St. Thomas, and Antigua with 3 sea days – one at the beginning of the cruise and two at the end. As we don't get off the ship anymore, the ports are not important to us and we have been to these ports a number of times. The stay in the Dominican Republic was a short one with debarkation at 2:30pm – however a mudslide on the island kept a tour from getting back and we left for St. Thomas late – we did make up some time but actually got into St. Thomas around 11:00 am – since we were not leaving until 10:30pm it really didn't make any difference to us – however many people had tours canceled. We did dock at Havensight this time in St. Thomas – not Crown Bay – and that was a plus. The weather most days was partly sunny – we did have some rain – but it seemed that the sun worshipers had plenty of deck time. There were two formal nights – we are seeing more and more people do what we did on this cruise, not bring formal wear – but dress “smart casual” for the entire cruise. No one has any trouble getting in the dining room unless they are wearing shorts on formal night. We always choose “Anytime” dining and this cruise we spoke to the dining room hostess and asked for a reservation for 8pm close to the entrance. She was very accommodating and we enjoyed our dinners there very much. Our waiter, Daniel, was excellent and the food was good – we have noticed that the offerings are not what they used to be. We ate breakfast in the dining room some of the time and the International Cafe others. They do not have lunch in the dining room on port days – which leaves the choices as the Trident Grill, Alfredo's, International Cafe, and the Horizon Court Buffet. We used the Trident Grill one port day, The International Cafe the other two port days. We do not eat in the buffet ever as it is too hard for my husband to manage and we prefer table service. They did have the Crab Shack on this cruise in the Horizon Court however they have raised the price to $29pp and it was $19pp. We did not partake as there is just too much food served and we cannot do it justice and don't feel it is worth the price. There was a Pub Lunch in the Wheelhouse Lounge the last day – it was good – but they did not serve Bangers and Mash and I was looking forward to that – the fish and chips was OK – the trifle dessert made up for that though. We don't do the alternative dining venues so we really can't speak to that these days. We did used to like Sabatinis but again, too much food for us. Alfredo's is a great venue with really excellent food and service. We tend to “hang out” in the Piazza for many reasons. We enjoy the coffee and baked goods and it is also a good lunch place as well as a light breakfast place. Over the years, Princess has increased the number of activities held there and this year we felt they had finally gone way over the top with all the dance classes there that used to be held on deck. It tended to feel crowded at times. There were also a lot of “promotions” going on all the time. The EFFY boutique held many of those. All of the music featured was good in our opinion. We particularly like the Polonia String Quartet and the band Xcite really gets the ship jumping at night with great music and lots of people dancing. Also the Zinger Quartet was great and we enjoyed the Steel Drums as well and the piano soloist Igor. The only show we was was the comedian Tom Briscoe and he was funny. There were a lot of production numbers in the Princess Theater, but they just didn't fit into our schedule. We used the fitness center on port days and I used it each day early in the morning for stretching and yoga on my own. I also used the walk/jog path on port days to get in a mile each of those days. I miss being able to walk around the whole ship as one can do on the Grand class ships. There was a great deal of variety of movies on in room channels and we did avail ourselves of those before dinner from time to time. I did use the internet package we are provided as Elites and the speed has increased a good bit. The whole ship has Wi-Fi – so you can use any of your devices. It is disheartening to see so many people, though, on those devices so much. We go to “unplug” - it seems that many want to always stay “plugged”. There were pluses and minuses for us on this cruise. We decided that in the future we will look for 5 day cruises – 7 days is just too long for us anymore. We still like Princess better than any other cruise line overall. If you have any questions, particularly about Princess or the Regal, don't hesitate to e-mail me at melkaz1758@gmail.com. We have sailed on most of the ships in the fleet as well as Celebrity's fleet and it will always be something we truly enjoy. Happy Sailing Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
We decided to take this cruise because we wanted to experience the new ship. The ship,was beautiful, only complaint was that the balconies are smaller. Our suite was beautiful, service was good, the specialty restaurants were not as good ... Read More
We decided to take this cruise because we wanted to experience the new ship. The ship,was beautiful, only complaint was that the balconies are smaller. Our suite was beautiful, service was good, the specialty restaurants were not as good as the regular dining rooms this cruise. We were disappointed. The Dominican Republic port to Coconut Cove Beach was dangerous and scary. The roads are dirt, mud, washed out and dangerous and we feared for our lives while getting to and from this excursion. They need to upgrade the roads on this island. The people that ran the excursion were great but too dangerous. Antigua was also a disappointment compared to the last time we were there. Went on a lobster and champagne catamaran cruise but they took us to two beaches that had abandoned hotels and buildings this time. The locals harassed us to buy something. Again, the locals that ran the catamaran cruise, Mystic Cruises were great, it was their choices that were a disappointment. The Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Treated ourselves to a suite and it was worth it. Our suite was in the front of the ship with a large deck and a huge window looking out over the front of the ship so the views were outstanding. The perks that come with a suite are very ... Read More
Treated ourselves to a suite and it was worth it. Our suite was in the front of the ship with a large deck and a huge window looking out over the front of the ship so the views were outstanding. The perks that come with a suite are very nice plus we had the all inclusive beverage package. They will not deliver beverages to your stateroom, however, not even bottled water without an additional fee. The best breakfast was Sabitini's and the pizza was awesome at Alfredo's and on deck at Prego Pizzeria. Very impressed with the staff; they went above and beyond with their professionalism, friendliest and accommodating manners. Wish the movie selection at Movies Under The Stars would have been more current. Lots of activities and shopping or you can just relax by the pool or on your private balcony. Be sure to hit the onboard shopping sales. We found long, tropical beautiful dresses, jewelry, t-shirts and more. We love Princess and already have our next cruise booked for the California Coast. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
This was our 23rd cruise (mostly on RCI) that includes 1 cruise on the Crown Princess about 10 years ago so we're Princess newbies really. I have to say that this cruise easily ranks as one of the best cruises we've ever been on. ... Read More
This was our 23rd cruise (mostly on RCI) that includes 1 cruise on the Crown Princess about 10 years ago so we're Princess newbies really. I have to say that this cruise easily ranks as one of the best cruises we've ever been on. Embarkation/Disembarkation We're used to the RCI way of doing things especially when it comes to embarkation day. Show up at 9:45-10:00 and you'll be hustled through security quickly and you'll be waiting up stairs, sitting down by 10:20 or so waiting for the ship to open - probably around 11:00. Nope. Not here. We arrived at 10:00 am and found a very small line at the doors leading to the terminal. We hopped in line and then stood there for an hour. They didn't open the doors until 11AM and they told us that at 10AM so it was a bit of a waste of time arriving there that early. They opened the doors promptly at 11AM and we were shuffled through. I had a bottle of B&B that I purchased in the Bahamas on a previous cruise a week before and I was bringing it with me. I had no intention of drinking it (it was a gift) so I was up front an honest that I had it. I went to the liquor table, gave it to them and asked that they hold it until the end of my cruise. Nope. Sorry. They took it and disposed of it sadly. I was surprised at this but I'll know better next time. Anyway, they shuffled us through the various lines and up stairs where we were seated as group #1. It was a crowded area but we were on the ship by 11:40 or so. Lesson learned on embarkation day - don't bother getting there much before 11AM. At 11AM the lineup may have had 100 people in it. Disembarkation - Streamlined and smooth. No issues getting off super early if you wanted to. I'd have no issue booking a flight at 10AM in FLL. Food: I wanted to really note the food because for me this was the highlight of the trip. We're Diamond on RCI but on the last few cruises with them we've found the food to be wanting to be honest. Maybe we're getting used to the same menus, I don't know. But the food on this cruise was knock your socks off good. They could teach RCI a thing or two about running a buffet let me tell you. The Pastry Shop was a really nice add-on to the buffet and we did something we've not done in many many years - we voluntarily ate at the buffet for one dinner because it looked so good. We did the Mongolian Stir Fry and it was really quite good. The MDR food was very good all week and we did My Time Dining which was run very well I have to say. No waiting at all - just walk right in. We had great service there all week and the food every night was fantastic. There was only one meal that I didn't care for and that was the Beef Wellington but I knew that I was taking a chance with it when I ordered it. I had it once before on an RCI ship and didn't care for it but I thought I'd give it a try again. So lesson learned. No more Wellingtons. But that was it for meals I didn't care for. The rest in the MDR were great and it was enjoyable to get some new desserts each night and every one of them were delicious. The buffet as I noted was very good. Delicious hot food all the time and we ate a few lunch meals up there which is unusual for us. We typically eat lunch in the MDR but the buffet was so good we didn't feel the need to go to the MDR. Alfredo's - I gotta say for a free Italian specialty dining venue - EXCELLENT. We went there twice it was so good. So good in fact, we cancelled our Sabatini's reservation. I ordered a selection of Italian meats as an appetizer and then the Regal Pizza. DW had some sort of pasta dish that she quite enjoyed. Crown Grill - we ate there on the last night. Easily, the meal of the week. I had the 12 oz NY Strip and DW and the 8oz filet mignon. Cooked to perfection and they give you 3 small samples of flavoured salts that you can use to add to your steak. I liked the smoky salt but a word of caution - they are strong so just try small samples of them on a small piece of your steak before you get carried away with it. The desserts - man oh man! I had a peanut butter dessert thing that was simply the best dessert I've ever had on any ship. DW had a melting chocolate dessert that was also really good she said. Ports Amber cover - a nice area for cruise ship passengers. Food and drink prices reasonable. The pool area is well laid out and there is a nice shopping area for you to pick up the usual knick knacks. There's a coffee shop with free wi-fi and we bought a pound of fresh ground Dominican coffee that I'm drinking as I type this. It got a little rainy there around noon and so our day ended an hour or so early but not before we got a couple swims in and I got a few pictures. St Thomas - been here many times. We went downtown for a bit of shopping and then spent the afternoon at Secret Harbour. Nice warm, sunny day. Antigua - we've been to this port once before and my impressions really haven't changed much. It is a poor port and a difficult one to walk around in. If you have mobility issues, think twice about wandering on your own outside the gates. There's not much to see at the local shops and to be honest, this stop is not on my list to revisit. We did eventually make our way to Dickenson Beach which I remembered to be a pristine beach free from hassle. Not that way any more. You're hassled the minute you step out of the cab. I don't know what I'd do in Antigua if I find myself there again. Ship Crew Really great job by the crew all week. Room attendant was always around doing his job and was very good. Dining staff was excellent in the MDR and in the buffet. One morning in the buffet I was mentioning to my wife I didn't see any eggs benedict. One of the cooks behind the counter over-heard me and asked if I was looking for eggs benedict. He grabbed my plate and disappeared behind the wall and came back with them in about 2 or 3 minutes. Its things like that that stand out. That's what I call going the extra mile. CD Staff - they did a great job all week with entertainment and the CD was always around and she did a good job keeping people busy and informed. The CD staff was bang on. Ship layout and condition Beautiful ship. Not much else I can add. Its well laid out, a bit confusing at times finding one of the dining rooms (Allegro I think?) but minor issue in truth. I like the layout of the pools. If you want to hang around the main pool area with the TV and hairy legs contests and so on - well go ahead. For me I prefer a nice quiet area and the Retreat area was great for that. Getting a deck chair in that smaller area can be a challenge later in the week but I was always able to get something. They also had a smaller pool in the aft of the ship which was nice. There is also a smoking section back there which I thought was well laid out. Out of the way from the general populous and in an area well served with coffee, tea and a person back there who could go get drinks if needed. This is how to organize a smoking section I would say. Ship condition was pristine as you would expect and the Piazza is the hub of activity. Summary Just simply one of the best cruises we've ever been on. When I receive the after cruise survey's I always have something to suggest that they could do to improve things. I can honestly say I had nothing to add on this one. It was the first cruise survey I did where I felt they deserved 10 out of 10 and that's what I gave them. There was nothing they did that I could say disappointed me. Food, service, ship condition - it was all as I had hoped it would be and it makes me really look forward to our upcoming cruise on the Royal Princess in February 2017. 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Sail Date November 2016
We chose this cruise because it went to 2 ports that we haven't been to. We love St Thomas been there many times. First time to Antigua, got off the ship was bothered by so many people trying to get us to take a tour or sell us stuff ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it went to 2 ports that we haven't been to. We love St Thomas been there many times. First time to Antigua, got off the ship was bothered by so many people trying to get us to take a tour or sell us stuff we turned around and went back to the ship and had a great day at the pool, nice and quiet and relaxing. Amber Cove, Dominican Republic was a nice day with a wonderful tour of Puerto Plata. We stopped at a rum distillery and at a local artists house which was turned into a restaurant for lunch. the bad thing was the tour was so long that we were late getting back to the ship, so we did not get to enjoy the new cruise terminal of Amber cove. The Regal is a beautiful ship, and when they decorated it for Christmas it became magical. Great job to the crew who came onboard and decorated the whole ship while we were in port one day. As usual the food in the dining room is the same as all other Princess cruises, but it is always good. We eat in the Main dining room most nights. My favorite place to eat is the international cafe, great paninis and the best greek salad. Overall a great time meet lots of great people, I mean the Staff they are awesome. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Things that met or exceeded my expectations. 1. The piazza, beautiful space with something going on all the time. 2. The retreat pool, it's a good size pool with plenty of space to lounge around and with no kids 3. The food on board. ... Read More
Things that met or exceeded my expectations. 1. The piazza, beautiful space with something going on all the time. 2. The retreat pool, it's a good size pool with plenty of space to lounge around and with no kids 3. The food on board. The dinning room was just a short wait for anytime and the food and service on par with past experience. The pizza is very good. Vines is always a great pre dinner stop with a great selection of wine. Things the failed to meet my expectations. 1. Crooners entertainment. The piano guy played the same very old tunes everynight. 2. Churchills, while the bar service was excellent the room is tiny and full of cigarette smokers who complained about our cigar smoke. The room is called Churchills for a reason. 3. The balcony, tiny, tiny, tiny. 4. Service, overall below my expectations with very few smiles and genuine care. 5. Port day in Grand Turk, we witnessed the local cruise center security staff making homophobic comments about a couple who walked by holding hands. The comments were hateful and disturbing. I did report this to Princess. Overall, we had a good time on the Royal Princess. I would sail on her again but I do favor the Grand style ships better. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
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