395 Princess Regal Princess Caribbean - All Cruise Reviews

We have cruised on Princess many times and were always pleased with our experience. Decided it would be nice to travel with friends for Thanksgiving holiday. We had a wonderful time for the seven days but mainly because of the company we ... Read More
We have cruised on Princess many times and were always pleased with our experience. Decided it would be nice to travel with friends for Thanksgiving holiday. We had a wonderful time for the seven days but mainly because of the company we were with. Embarking was a delight with the new Medallion service. Our room was ready for us when we boarded and then we opened the door to find the smallest veranda cabin we have ever sailed with. I recommend you go with veranda deluxe if you want somewhere to sit in the room other than on your bed. Our room was clean and our attendant was wonderful. The food left much to be desired. Same menu with a few exceptions every night. Food was mediocre at best. We had our only memorable meal at the Crown Grill. So be prepared to pay a surcharge for a decent meal. The evening entertainment was very good but the daytime, daily activities were lame. The activities staff though pleasant did not have the experience or charisma to keep the games interesting. The real nightmare of our trip was saved for disembarking. Somehow they thought it would be a good idea to have us park our car and leave from terminal 2 but come back and disembark at terminal 21. We then could carry our luggage and line up for a shuttle to take us back to terminal 2. They told us we could disembark from level 5 at 6:45 for those of us who wanted an early start. After taking our luggage down to level 5 they decide level 7 would be better so we dragged our luggage to 7 to join the few hundred people standing in line until 7:15 when they finally decided we could disembark. Left my room at 6:30 and left the parking lot at 8:15 Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Port Everglades 11/24 Princess Cay 11/25 Day at Sea 11/26 St. Thomas 11/27 St. Maarten 11/28 Day at Sea 11/29 Day at Sea 11/30 Port Everglades 12/1 My boyfriend and I (in our mid 20s) decided to book a Princess ... Read More
Port Everglades 11/24 Princess Cay 11/25 Day at Sea 11/26 St. Thomas 11/27 St. Maarten 11/28 Day at Sea 11/29 Day at Sea 11/30 Port Everglades 12/1 My boyfriend and I (in our mid 20s) decided to book a Princess cruise for the very first time together as a couple. I had been reading the reviews for this cruise and was a little hesitant as some of the most recent people on the ship had mentioned fluctuating food and entertainment variety. Overall, this cruise was fantastic! The ship itself was stunning, most of the crew on board were very nice, food was usually very good, and the entertainment was terrific! Embarkment: We received our medallions in the mail a few weeks before our trip. I read online to download the app and fill out our information prior to boarding so that It was easy and smooth. That It was! We arrived to the terminal around 11 AM and It was not busy at all. The transition to get on the ship was sooo smooth and everyone working for Princess in the terminal was extremely nice. WIthin a matter of less than half an hour we were already on the ship! Room: We booked an inside cabin on the 16th deck, Lido. Our cabin was ready as soon as we stepped onto the ship! It was the most spacious inside cabin I have ever seen before! Our room steward was Elmer, and although we didn't see him too much, he provided us with a clean room and everything we could've asked for! The bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower was great! Entertainment: Absolutely fantastic!!!! The dancers, singers, ICON, comedians, It was all fantastic! There was always some type of music playing whether in the Piazza, the several onboard bars, or by the pool. There was nothing lacking from the entertainment on this ship! The "Bravo, Sweet Soul Music, Born to Dance" shows by the dance company were absolutely incredible! The comedian onboard, Buddy Fitzpatrick was great during his first performance. However, the second time It was definitely a flop. We really wish there was a late-night comedian (18+) available but there was not. That was where we found the entertainment to be lacking-just in that one area. On the last night, there was a male acapella group which was just great! Activities: This was another area lacking, not too much going on during the day (especially sea-days) besides laying by the pool. Horizon Court/Bistro: We always enjoyed lunch and snacks at the buffet during the ship! The salads were fresh and delicious and there were always many options to choose from. Breakfast was not a hit for us, the pancakes and waffles were YUCK. Fresh fruit was not in season, and there were never any berries available which I wish there were. Overall, the food served here was great. International Cafe- Such a great option to see on a ship! They had pastries, coffee, quiche, salads, soup available from morning til night! We really enjoyed a mid-afternoon snack here! Bar service- all of the drinks we had on board were excellent! Dining Room: We had booked online for 7:15 in the Allegro Dining Room. However, once on board we received two cards which said we were dining at 7:45 in the Allegro Dining Room. Allegro is located on the 5th floor and was a bit challenging to get to at times. On the first night, we were introduced to Carlo and Marco as our waiters. We were sat in a booth along one side of the restaurant and were surrounded by other tables for 2. I did find the dining room was lacking atmosphere as there was no music that ever played and not much decor. Also, the tables were wayyyyy too close to one another and the waiter would talk to a group of us, rather than making It an individual dining experience. I am a vegetarian and my boyfriend is a pescatarian (allergic to peanuts). On the first night, we told our waiter and each night after that my boyfriend would view the menu the night before and preselect his meal. He always ordered the fish or seafood option, and I stuck to the vegetarian option. Overall, the vegetarian options were very good, minus a meal or two here or there that was so so. The portions were quite small, so we usually ordered 2-3 appetizers and 2 meals to try. I was not that impressed with the menu each night, as there was only one vegetarian option available, aside from the Fettucini Alfredo that was available permanently on the menu. The first two nights, the meals came out quite quickly since we were always trying to catch a show at 9 or 10 pm. However, the rest of the nights the service was very slow and we often scarfed down our food to get to the show on time. One night, we even skipped dessert just so we wouldn't be so late to miss the show. Desserts were not ever great.. which was very unfortunate. I often stuck to the "love boat" which is just a chocolate mousse. The cheesecake was extremely dry. Medallion Class- we thought this was so neat! The medallion would open the door for you before you even came up to the door! We also used our medallion to pay for drinks, use at the casino, and in the shops! Very clever and we really enjoyed this extra perk! Ports: Princess Cay was beautiful! The water was cold, and there was a 5-10 minute tender to get to the port but that was ok. We really enjoyed this port! St. Thomas- we took a taxi straight off the boat to Magen's Bay. It was very crowded and the chair/umbrella guys wouldn't take your chair or set up the umbrella for you..not sure why but they didn't. It was definitely overpriced (entry fee as well) but we enjoyed walking along the beach and the beautiful scenery. St Maarten- We booked an ATV tour with Splash in the Sun ATV. It was $140 for the two of us on what ended up being a 7-hour tour! We definitely suggest looking into this excursion! We had such a great time on this ship! The decor was stunning, music and entertainment was great, food was usually delicious, and ports were awesome! It was a fun time for us and we look forward to booking with Princess again! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Another amazing experience. We have come to expect this from Princess and they deliver every time. From the Rooms to the dining, Gameshows to the pool, the entire time was great. My 9 year old son loved the play areas for the kids, and ... Read More
Another amazing experience. We have come to expect this from Princess and they deliver every time. From the Rooms to the dining, Gameshows to the pool, the entire time was great. My 9 year old son loved the play areas for the kids, and the sports deck was a hit for us as well. We enjoyed Bingo, and tried to hit every trivia event. That was alot of fun. The Chef and Matire D were impressive in their live demonstration. We did not do any gambling of shopping but we could see there was plenty. They even had a Black Friday Sale to compare to any other retail outlet. The Entertainment Staff were really the ones that shined throughout the experience, but the Chefs and Wait Staff were outstanding. The sit down dinners were one of our favorite times of day. We can sit down, and enjoy wonderful meal with tastes we may have never had. Out on deck there was always something going on, or just relaxing by the pool it was perfect. Anything we needed was right there, and the Pizza & Burgers were on point. Everything was outstanding on this and all my other cruises with Pricness!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this cruise on the advice of our travel agent and because of online reviews, we were not disappointed. We were so impressed with the embarkation process, this was our first cruise and we expected everything to be far more ... Read More
We chose this cruise on the advice of our travel agent and because of online reviews, we were not disappointed. We were so impressed with the embarkation process, this was our first cruise and we expected everything to be far more complicated than it was. Everything went smoothly and we were on-board in no time at all and with our medallion to help us we had the ship figured out pretty quickly also. The medallion is a great idea and is beyond helpful when it comes to navigating the ship and going on excursions. Disembarking was also pretty seamless and everything had been explained to us in great detail so there were no unfortunate surprises. The ship is beautiful and so clean and well maintained, there were always members of the crew out and about attending to the vessel. Our cabin was very nice and amazingly well laid out, you never felt cramped especially with the balcony. The cabin like the ship was clean and very well maintained we never had one complaint about our lodgings. I was surprised at the small things like up to date movies on your TV and pamphlets being left in your room every night to inform you of the next day’s activities. The dining was top notch and we were never disappointed with the food or the presentation. We ate at The Allegro in the evening and the food and service there was incredible, our waiter Mateo was great and very friendly. During the day we ate at the Horizon buffet and the food there was also top notch and unlike some all inclusive resorts you never get bored with the food as there is always something new on the menu. The service on-board ship was out of this world and all the staff always had a smile and a pleasant attitude. The entertainment was great , we always found something to do and usually went to the shows at 8 PM in the theatre. The talent there was amazing and you had to make sure you showed up early to get a seat, of course there was a later showing but we preferred the early show. Excursions were always so well laid out that getting to your pickup spot was as seamless as the rest of the trip. We preferred having a little tour of the places we visited and had a great time traveling around with a local guide. We would most definitely travel with Princess Cruises again and would have no problem recommending them to our friends and family. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this cruise partly due to the ship. We were already booked on the Regal Princess for the British Isles in May 2020 and we wanted to learn the ship and evaluate the service. We were pleased and frankly impressed with several ... Read More
We chose this cruise partly due to the ship. We were already booked on the Regal Princess for the British Isles in May 2020 and we wanted to learn the ship and evaluate the service. We were pleased and frankly impressed with several areas. First the embarkation and debarkation were the easiest we have experienced on any cruise line. The key to this is to complete all the necessary items to gain your "medallion" before departing home for the cruise. Secondly the ship was impeccably maintained and clean. Stateroom service was outstanding. Communications from the staff and crew was excellent, keeping us informed at all times.The food in the Horizon Court/Bistro was plentiful and good. Great selection for all nationalities. Dinner in the Symphony dining room was good. The selections could have been better but not a deal breaker. One of the highlight of the cruise was the nightly entertainment. The Princess dancers were excellent. The guest entertainers were as well as evidenced by the full auditorium each evening. All in all it was one of the best cruises we have taken.The only detractor was that we had an issue with the shower water temp controls and it took several calls and nearly 24 hrs to get the problem resolved. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Love the medallion aspect of cruising. So convenient. WORST CASINO I've been on yet and we were traveling on a Monopoly Retention cruise. The Tournament was a real joke and very unprofessioinally run. After spending over $10,000 on ... Read More
Love the medallion aspect of cruising. So convenient. WORST CASINO I've been on yet and we were traveling on a Monopoly Retention cruise. The Tournament was a real joke and very unprofessioinally run. After spending over $10,000 on the slots, I was still paying for my own drinks! All ships also need to get rid of smoking in the casino. Too many malfunctioning machines and casino staff mostly unaccommodating. At least there is a little known service for elite members in the Vista with nice appetizers and drinks each evening. Also surprised that there was just a captains additional cocktail party for repeat passengers as opposed to a brunch . As always the Crown Grill didn[t disappoint, unfortunately the Itialian restaurant did. Dirty glasses and barely warm food. Unable to dock in Cabo due to high winds ans rough seas and the fact that we would have to tender.If you get a chance in Puerta Vallarata to take the snorkel trip with Pedro-THAT WAS FANTASTIC. Great trip and crew. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We decided to go with a group of friends - one couple very experienced at cruising, and one couple very new. The ports were beautiful and the excursions well run, but the ship is getting uncomfortable due to wear of the uncomfortable ... Read More
We decided to go with a group of friends - one couple very experienced at cruising, and one couple very new. The ports were beautiful and the excursions well run, but the ship is getting uncomfortable due to wear of the uncomfortable furniture. The any time dining was great. The entertainment was excellent (the shows) but the lounge areas had music that was deafeningly loud, leaving your ears ringing and making conversation impossible. We left areas due to loudness a number of times. Service was good. The ship doesn't have a lot of choices for places to be, especially on sea days, but activities that are planned are fun if you don't mind huge crowds. No kids were on this cruise, but we did notice a number of young teens that were really bored. Cabins are uncomfortably small. Beds are too used (soft with divots), but they were clean and our cabin steward was good. Embarkation was very crowded. Furniture in public spaces is horrible - very uncomfortable. Golf putting practice is completely flat - very boring. Food wasn't as good as the last time I was on this ship. I would only go if I was with a group that wanted to be on this particular ship again. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Overall a good trip and ship. Usually sail royal Caribbean or Disney if kids/grandkids are accompanying but decided to give princess a try. Loved princess cay especially getting a cabana. Picked this trip to go to st thomas. Did a ... Read More
Overall a good trip and ship. Usually sail royal Caribbean or Disney if kids/grandkids are accompanying but decided to give princess a try. Loved princess cay especially getting a cabana. Picked this trip to go to st thomas. Did a snorkel trip with castaway girl. Very nice. On board entertainment very good loved the comedian Troy trugill and beatle maniacs. The ship is very clean and staff very friendly. Husband complained to front staff that shower was too hot and could not adjust they corrected that day and delivered to us special chocolates as an apology. I played bingo the hostess fortuna luck was very entertaining We had a late flightt home so did an everglades excursion did not see any alligators but it was still an enjoyable trip. Enjoyed the pub lunch it was a nice change and did a wine tasting that was informative and fun. On the bad side. Layout of buffet a little confusing and took awhile to get morning coffee. Staterooms are small. Plus we noticed a lot of motor or prop vibration Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Boarding process: Very smooth with the Medallions. We had to pick our Medallions up since we're in Canada and even though they had my level wrong on the medallion we were on the ship at 10:54 AM. I got the level's fixed up on ... Read More
Boarding process: Very smooth with the Medallions. We had to pick our Medallions up since we're in Canada and even though they had my level wrong on the medallion we were on the ship at 10:54 AM. I got the level's fixed up on board by visiting the Passenger Loyalty desk when they opened later in the day so only a minor hiccup. Rooms were ready when we boarded. Overall, very impressed with the boarding process. It was really nice to walk into the terminal at 10:15, go straight through security, over to pick up our medallions and be sitting upstairs waiting to board in under 10 mins. No issues with the medallions all week. Ship Condition: Excellent. The ship was constantly being cleaned or painted. The ship looked as good as it did 4 years ago when we first sailed on her - this was our third Regal cruise. In contrast, we docked beside two Carnival ships during our sailing - the Conquest and the old Triumph which were both rust buckets. I was shocked at their outside conditions which tells me all I need to know about the condition inside the ship. Buffet: I always enjoy the buffet and how well its laid out. Lots to choose from, great desserts and well spaced out. We did the Mongolian stir fry up there on the first night. Its the only night they offer it and we always skip the MDR on the first night to get that. Its one of the more enjoyable meals of the week. We only did one breakfast in the buffet (we prefer the MDR) and it was fine but we did lunch there every day and it was always very good. MDR: We hit the MDR on evening #2 and it did not start off well. We were doing my time dining and there was a long wait for a table so they sent us up to the Concerto Dining Room with the scheduled diners. Unfortunately, after waiting over an hour and only getting our starter's, one of which was wrong, we left for the buffet. I did take time later in the evening to drop down and speak quietly off to the side to the head waiter to explain our experience. We had a good conversation and he asked me to come down the next evening where he wanted the opportunity to make it better. We were assigned a table with a waiter (Archie) who was exceptional. The food and service that evening was 10 out of 10. The waiter even arranged for us to return to that dining room for the remainder of the cruise. They took a bad situation and turned it into a dining experience that was 10 out of 10 for the week. The food was exceptionally good as well. Kudos to Archie and Angelo (head waiter) for doing a superb job. The experience only reinforces what I think about My Time dining - never again. I'm going back to the 5:15 dining from now on. My Time dining on Princess (and Royal Caribbean too for that matter) are just too hectic and hit or miss for me and I wish both cruise lines would do one or the other. Anyway, big thumbs up for the MDR for me. Room: We had an inside on Riviera deck. Room attendant was great, did a good job. No complaints about the room, bed or service. We did get a top sheet though. I find the beds with the comforter only too warm. My bar setup was good and they promptly changed out what I requested. No issues here. Entertainment: Fantastic. There was a comedian who we saw on the Caribbean Princess in February. He was funny again with 90% new material. We did one production show. I'm not into that stuff too much but it was well received. The show of the week was the Beatlemaniacs. What a great show they did and they did an encore in the Piazza on the last evening. Are you going to find this professional entertainment on an all inclusive vacation? I dont think so. Well done. Crew: The CD staff did a good job it seemed. Each night there seemed to be something to attend that could kill an hour here or there. The rest of the staff seemed friendly enough. Good crew this week I think. Stops: Princess Cays, St Thomas, St Maarten. Love St Maarten and we always pre-book our chairs and Umbrellas with Miguel on the beach in town. Its a great spot. Swim a little, lay out, get a little sun and the main shopping area is right behind you. Food and restaurants are right on the beach too. St Thomas - we did something a little different this time. We went to Lindbergh beach. Its not the best beach in town but it was a nice enjoyable day. Water was clean and warm and lots of shade under the trees. Princess Cays - I notice they are doing something a little different. They have "street-like" carts there now, things like hot dog carts and quesadilla carts. Nice touch. We always head to the right side of the island which is much quieter. This is the one area I'd like to see Princess mix it up a bit. I'd like to see some different Eastern Caribbean stops thrown in there. San Juan maybe? Pool deck: Always a chair to be had on deck and it was peaceful up there on sea days. I dont need to see belly flop contests and hairy leg contests. Just leave me alone to enjoy a day on the pool deck please. I do like the adult Sanctuary for that experience. Didn't do MUTS but they had a few recent movies showing if that's your thing. Debarkation: Smooth as silk. They get your butt off that ship so fast you're wondering what happened. You could have easily walked off by 7 if you wanted to. Let me be frank about one thing: The latest scourge for me is the ignoramuses who insist of listening to their music with bluetooth speakers. You may like your music but I can almost certainly tell you I wont. Nobody else around you wants to hear it either. There were several people with these cursed things this week and I wasn't the only person to find them intrusive and annoying. I did complain to the front desk at one point and they did turn it down but that only lasted one night. There was an older lady who was just trying to enjoy a good book but found it impossible with the group of people beside her. Anyway, this did show up on my review with Princess and hopefully they'll do the right thing and ban them outright. Use headphones or cruise Carnival people. Overall: This cruise was one of the better cruise experiences for us. It was our third Regal cruise and was one of the best cruises we've been on. I'd give it a 9.5 out of 10 (nobody's perfect). Food, crew and entertainment was top notch. What more could you ask for? Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Chose this cruise as a short getaway with no flying involved. New Medallion system made embarkation very fast and efficient. The Royal staff was as always very friendly and attentive. The Royal is a nice ship, everything worked - not ... Read More
Chose this cruise as a short getaway with no flying involved. New Medallion system made embarkation very fast and efficient. The Royal staff was as always very friendly and attentive. The Royal is a nice ship, everything worked - not always true on some of the older ships. But the MedallionNet systemm they hyped so much was very spotty, worked some times and not others. With no enclosed pool on the Royal the pool and the Movies Under the Stars were unused for most of the cruise as it was too cold. Food was very good, food service wonderful (except the first night things seemed very slow). The Horizon buffet breakfast was pretty standard but the evening buffet had a different theme every night -very good. The Cruise Director was the normal hyper-energetic, wisecracking type. Entertainment shows in the main theater were very good, especially the comedian and "The Secret Silk" (which we saw on a Princess cruise last year). As usual, sea days were packed with activities, some of which such as mystery author Joanna Fluke, were surprising. Port days - if you stayed on the ship there was some activities but not as much or as good. Ports - the Muir Woods in San Francisco and the Monterey Aquarium were the highlights. Having visited San Diego numerous times we took it easy there. Ensenada is still a tourist trap as far as we ar concerned. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose this time because it fit into our life’s schedules. The standards set, and met by Princess Cruise LInes are extremely high. This cruise met those standards and our expectations in every way. The entertainment was world class, ... Read More
We chose this time because it fit into our life’s schedules. The standards set, and met by Princess Cruise LInes are extremely high. This cruise met those standards and our expectations in every way. The entertainment was world class, both in the Princess Theater and the Piazza. The cruise director, Daniel Falconer, put an absolutely amazing itinerary of entertainment together on a daily basis. (Troy Thirdgill, a comedian, and John Bressler, pianist, were our favorite individual entertainers). The shore excursions were exciting for us, but we could’ve used more beach time. (Like an entire day!). Our stateroom steward, Luis, could not have been any more attentive to our needs. We never did “anytime” dining in the past, but tried it this cruise, and were very pleased that it went as smoothly as it did. We had no negative experiences and won’t hesitate to go Princess Cruise Lines again! We’re already planning an Alaskan cruise, and were able to get information, and assistance from the staff, on that cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Relaxing and fun with a couple of speed bumps Ship – The Regal Princess, big, beautiful and clean Staff – Overall very good, bordering on excellent – • Staff callouts: o Karen in the Retreat Pool area – excellent ... Read More
Relaxing and fun with a couple of speed bumps Ship – The Regal Princess, big, beautiful and clean Staff – Overall very good, bordering on excellent – • Staff callouts: o Karen in the Retreat Pool area – excellent service, about the best we’ve had on 12 or so cruises. o Ahmed in the Retreat Pool area - a close 2nd to Karen. o Magdalana – Front Desk – outstanding follow up and follow through. I’d hire her in a minute. Food - very good • MDR - seems to have the same choices we’ve always had, maybe some updates. • Alfredos – Go! Go on the first day as well, not crowded and excellent. • Buffet –Very good, look around before getting food there’s a bunch of selections. • International Café – excellent • Pizza – the best at sea • Trident Grill – quick and good Shows – Excellent • Cruise Director – Dan, sought feedback and made great suggestions. • Troy Thirgill – comedian – outstandingly funny • Show – Bravo – excellent • Beatle Maniacs – outstanding • Joe Bessler (?) – Piano player and comedian – excellent and very personable Ocean Medallion – Impressive • I had trouble setting it up at home, so I figured they’d have folks to help onsite. They did but they needed to get IT involved which took a couple of days to sort out. • They didn’t have ours ready when we boarded so they needed to make them for us. The only problem was that they didn’t have any one swing by to tell us it would be a few minutes, so we and the other couples were sitting around for 20 minutes waiting for an update. • Loved the ability to see the activities online and order a drink from anywhere (quickly delivered too). Room Steward – not great • We were in cabin L101, huge balcony. Had 2 chairs and a small table. We asked for one of the standard round white tables. She said she’d get us one. It never showed, we asked again, then gave up. • Also in L101, I opened the safe and saw a couple batteries in the safe compartment and discovered that the backing holding the batteries was missing. I mentioned it to the steward. I said if you can’t find a backing, then a couple strips of electrical tape would hold things in place until a backing could be found. She again said she’d take care of it, but never did, asked again, then gave up. I didn’t use the safe because I’d have had bigger issues if the batteries dislodged once the safe was closed, so I hid my money & passports, etc. in my luggage. Not the end of the world, but this needs to be taken care of or someone will have their valuables locked in without a way to open it if the batteries dislodge again. • Along the cruise we’d say hi, but she seemed a bit put out. Maybe she was exceptionally busy. The room was always tidy and other than the aforementioned things, the room was fine. Other – • Cruise Brothers agents were aboard, a bunch of them. They seemed to have had a few get togethers and had a good time. • Gay Cruisers – There was a large Gay community aboard as well. They had several special events for them as well. Including a “Pink Parade”. They were an awesome group to cruise with. Very outgoing and fun, always a smile and quick chat in the elevator. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Mediocre ports of call. There is really nothing of interest in these worn out places. The ship overall was very average. Services overall were very average. The real sore point was the dining experiences. Buffets in the Horizon court ... Read More
Mediocre ports of call. There is really nothing of interest in these worn out places. The ship overall was very average. Services overall were very average. The real sore point was the dining experiences. Buffets in the Horizon court were ok and average. However, the sit down experiences were terrible. People were friendly, and we were seated quickly enough. With the exception of Italian night the food was subpar. The worst thing however was the incredibly slow service. Sometime we waited 30-45 minutes between courses and that was trying Overall, very disappointing. I had been on quite a few pervious cruises with Princess and a fair number with other cruise lines. My favorites have been adventure cruises, but that is not Princess' area. This cruise did not measure up in any way to any of the decent Princess cruises. If this were my only Princess experience, I would definitely not recommend them or consider for myself in any future dates. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
This was a seminar cruise for Me....and I am a Princess Cruise Line LOVER! Shout out to Karen in the Sanctuary...She was Fantastic!! Cabin R719....Outstanding Cabin Steward, Michael...Was very attentive and there for us. Wine ... Read More
This was a seminar cruise for Me....and I am a Princess Cruise Line LOVER! Shout out to Karen in the Sanctuary...She was Fantastic!! Cabin R719....Outstanding Cabin Steward, Michael...Was very attentive and there for us. Wine Maker Dinner was a culinary delight beyond words. Highly recommend this. Chef Table Lumiere....Another amazing culinary delight with wine pairings to please. Crown Grill, as always, was over-the-top in the quality and quantity of food! Sabatinis, enjoyed my appetizers, the wine and that's about all..disappointed in the main course. I found it very bland. It was the seafood wrapped in parchment. Alfredos...Great place to have a quick lunch.... International Cafe is fantastic, great selection of foods anytime of day. Horizon Court...I was pleasantly surprised with how good the food was and the wide selections available during the day. The Sanctuary...we were able to rent a cabana at poolside..The service was outstanding and it was an experience that I highly recommend. Well worth the $$. Cruise Director - I was not impressed with him...he needs to be more interactive with the guests and more events on the ship. Loved the MedallionClass. It was a unique experience. This was my firsts cruise with elite status and that made all the difference for this cruising experience in a very positive way. Always love Princess. I recommend this to everyone. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
We chose the cruise due to hearing such great things about princess. There was absolutely nothing to do onboard besides shop... As two 30yr olds on our honeymoon it was completely boring on the days at sea. We found ourselves in our ... Read More
We chose the cruise due to hearing such great things about princess. There was absolutely nothing to do onboard besides shop... As two 30yr olds on our honeymoon it was completely boring on the days at sea. We found ourselves in our extremely warm cabin since the a/c didn’t seem to work. Even after complaining it still wasn’t fixed. Staff for the most part was great but doesn’t make up for the lack of things to do onboard. Food was excellent both in the dining room and in the buffet and restaurants. Entertainment was basically nonexistent unless you wanted to watch the same people play music all day or pay to play bingo. The ports were amazing. All of them were extremely beautiful. Although princess failed to offer many excursions that weren’t overpriced tours. Honestly very disappointed with princess and would definitely think twice before going on another princess cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Wanted to try leaving from New York. We left from Brooklyn and it was virtually effortless. We left on Halloween so lots of creative costumes on board. Did not want a lot of stops. There were 3 exceptional ones.This cruise served both ... Read More
Wanted to try leaving from New York. We left from Brooklyn and it was virtually effortless. We left on Halloween so lots of creative costumes on board. Did not want a lot of stops. There were 3 exceptional ones.This cruise served both purposes and was priced right. We usually prefer ships with fewer passengers but the on-board entertainment and venues more than made up for the size. Incredible shows. Comedians who were hysterical, the ventriloquist was amazing, musicians who could really play, and star gazing opportunities made for fun evenings. Movies on demand were great for late late nights. Days at sea filled with plenty of activities: trivia, Princess Pop Choir, Karaoke, sports challenges, book club,game shows, shopping or just lounging at the pool. Alfredos Pizzaria was the hidden gem with unique and fresh pizza toppings,antipasto plates, soups and desserts. As with any Princess cruise we have been on the service was impeccable. Excursions were all well received. Zip lining on St. Maarten, swimming with the stingrays in Antigua (staff here really loved the animals and enjoyed sharing them with us), and the submarine experience in Aruba were all top shelf. The ship docked in Ft. Lauderdale which is also an efficient terminal. The only thing wrong with it is the airport which is undergoing renovations which we hope will make it more passenger friendly. If you are looking for a relaxing cruise put this one on your list. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this cruise with friends of ours. We enjoyed our friends and the cruise very much. Our eating was scheduled for 5:30 pm at the Allegro dining room in the evening and Janice Sandoval was our waitress and Jeffrey Maderazo was our ... Read More
We chose this cruise with friends of ours. We enjoyed our friends and the cruise very much. Our eating was scheduled for 5:30 pm at the Allegro dining room in the evening and Janice Sandoval was our waitress and Jeffrey Maderazo was our assistant waiter and they were the BEST!!!!! We never had to wait for anything and they were very easy to talk with and also very knowlegable about the food and answered any questions that we had. The only time we felt any movement of the ship was on our first night and second day, but with patches ready to use we were fine. It seemed that the elevators were always busy when we wanted to use them but I guess getting that amount of people around on the ship would be a problem for anyone. The debarkation went fine for us although we didn't use the medallion as much as we could have. The internet was slow and I guess we are impatient as we didn't use it hardly at all. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
This was my 68 cruise with Princess and my third time on the Regal. Here are my top Pros: 1. Arny Galoyo in Crooners. He is the best Crooner entertainer by far!! and a reason alone to cruise with Princess. We have cruised many ... Read More
This was my 68 cruise with Princess and my third time on the Regal. Here are my top Pros: 1. Arny Galoyo in Crooners. He is the best Crooner entertainer by far!! and a reason alone to cruise with Princess. We have cruised many times with Arny and are still amazed at his versatility (sings in 9 languages!), his ability to take requests from passengers (knows thousands of songs, across multiple genres), his talent and wonderful personality (greets all passengers, speaks to them during breaks to find out what kind of music they like, always smiles and welcomes passengers to Crooners, makes us feel like family), and his ability to draw a big crowd (Crooners was always standing room only and when he was in the Piazza there were crowds on all three levels watching, and a full dance floor of passengers dancing.) 2. The production shows. We were fortunate to be on a "handover" cruise, meaning that two production teams were on at the same time, and we saw two shows performed by each of the teams. All of the singers and dancers were amazing! So talented and hard-working. A special shout-out to the dancers on the departing team who performed my favorite show "Born to Dance". Their energy and enthusiasm, after being on the ship for six months already, was outstanding. Made me break into a big smile. 3. Medallion. I had set up our medallions ahead of time at home, and we breezed through embarkation. I loved the fact that the medallion opened our cabin door. So much easier when my husband was carrying two coffees and danishes in the morning and could get the door opened quickly using his elbow! 4. Horizon Court. The variety was truly amazing. Mongolian buffet, Asian buffet, Italian buffet, Indian buffet, along with voluminous salad fixings, 3 carving stations per night, lots of breads, pastries, fruits, etc. It was so easy to eat most of our meals there since we never got bored and always found plenty to please us. 5. Cruise director Dan Falconer and staff. There was a great variety of game shows and different trivias on this cruise. Something that is not true on all Princess ships. Sometimes it is just "trivia" for example. Here we had music trivia, movie trivia, general trivia, geography trivia, etc. Never boring. As well as all of our favorite games shows. 6. Alternate dining venues. Alfredos (great pizza except the Margherita needs more basil), International Cafe (delicious hazelnut stollen at breakfast), Crown Grill (fabulous service and delicious sea bass and black and blue onion soup), the outdoor grill (love the cheeseburgers and fries) and Vines (great wine selection and delicious tapas). 7. Crew. In particular, our room steward and the bar wait staff in Crooners. Always smiling. Always helpful. Always greeted us by names. The crew on this cruise in all my interactions were friendly, courteous, smiling.....great representatives of Princess. 8. Entertainment. We were fortunate to have 3 prior Entertainer of the Year performers on board. So, the entertainment in the Princess Theater, between the production shows and these guest entertainers, was outstanding. Special shout-outs to comedian Carlos Oscar, and ventriloquist/singer Michael Minor. Great shows. We went on this cruise to relax after a few months of exceptionally stressful issues at home and work. The cruise did the trick. We LOVED our time on board, just relaxed and walked around in the ports (have been to all of these ports many times and have done many of the excursions. We just wanted to enjoy the sun, shopping, drinks and sights.) Thank you Princess. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We have been on many different cruises and Princess is and will continue to be our ultimate first choice for future cruises. Princess Cruises - always been a super experience always treated with respect,compassion and a sincere effort ... Read More
We have been on many different cruises and Princess is and will continue to be our ultimate first choice for future cruises. Princess Cruises - always been a super experience always treated with respect,compassion and a sincere effort by the majority of crew to service and please. Ship staff were nothing short of excellent. Multiple choices for dining, buffet or dining room, International Cafe, Alfredo's Pizzeria, Horizon Court, specialty restaurants. We prefer anytime dining, requesting a table for 2. Variety of Entertainment, comedy,music,performers,singers,dancers, events for everyone of all ages. Variety of musical bands generating passenger dancing nights. Very comfortable clean interior cabins. First class fitness center with all the required up to date equipment. Benefits/perks for repeat cruisers a major plus. Recent introduction of Medallion service application is a major step forward in enhancing cruise experience. Elevators can get quite busy with extended wait time but not an issue if you can take the stairs. Overall Pros considerately outweigh the too few to mention Cons. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this cruise for the length and where it left from. Overall, it was disappointing. My wife is used to being wow'd by the bartenders and they were very matter of fact and unwilling to try to make any drink that was not on the ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the length and where it left from. Overall, it was disappointing. My wife is used to being wow'd by the bartenders and they were very matter of fact and unwilling to try to make any drink that was not on the menu. The dining room menu was also subpar with Tilapia and spaghetti and meatballs in the main dining room. Best part of the trip was the entertainment. The cabin steward was very stealthy as we can't even tell you their name. Getting on and off the ship was the best ever experienced. Despite a lot of effort to fight rust, there was a lot of rust on this ship. We would not consider another Princess cruise. It was definitely below expectations in many areas. My wife ordered hot tea in our room and the status made it to "being prepared". She never received the tea and when we attempted to contact room service, no one could tell us anything. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We have been doing this cruise for many years, its so convenient out of NYC. To bad Princess doesn't use this port more often. We cruised the Caribbean Princess the first week it went partially "live", so we were looking ... Read More
We have been doing this cruise for many years, its so convenient out of NYC. To bad Princess doesn't use this port more often. We cruised the Caribbean Princess the first week it went partially "live", so we were looking forward to getting the full use of the new technology. We love the sea days, and this time particularly went to de-stress and not do a lot of things, so we didn't do the theater or any Lido deck activities. We love Aruba and St Marteen, so we just beached it there and did our annual 15 minute walk in Antigua. Getting back to the Medallion....Reading all the hype and guessing the expense on outfitting entire ships for this experience, we were expecting, I guess, too much. Reading here, that our first drink using the Medallion Class App, we were only to happy to oblige. So taking a seat at Crooners, I pull up my App and proceeded to order my drink, my husband on the other hand couldn't get his to work no how. Server comes over, she couldn't get it either, so he paid. One of the finer features we figured would help out, was the "shipmate finder". I couldn't get that feature to work on my phone, so I couldn't find him, but he could find me. We went to the Ocean tech team, and they pointed ME to the Passenger Services Desk to issue me a new Medallion as mine was DEAD. This was just after embarking. SO, we go upon our merry way, trying to get various aspects of this App to work. On the Caribbean Princess, (don't forget limited service) we would approach our cabin door and maybe 15 feet away you could here it unlock, now we were standing in front of our door waving our Medallions like birds to get it to function. The screen on the door didn't even acknowledge our presence, just the light on the door would turn green after a while. A few more days pass, husband still trying to get his "free" drink, now he can't find me. We Again go the Ocean techs, now they tell HIM his Medallion is DEAD and to go back to PSD for a new Medallion. So, we have now been to the Ocean techs 5 times to "help" us to get our Medallions to work correctly. Someone even took a work order on my phone to correct the problem, this was the second day, and would get back to me....never did. Second last day of the cruise, we went to Crown Grill, and my husband wanted to take advantage of the "free" drink. Server looked at his phone, showed him in our cabin, he just brought his drink and didn't charge him. In my opinion, this technology is a joke, rolled out too soon without making sure all the bugs are out of it. I didn't have the "experience" that has been hyped for over a year. Just give me my cruise card back and let me get on with my vacation. I did email the Ocean people with my experience as well Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We had been dedicated to the Princess Cruise line after a great experience with them. This 10-day, 3-port cruise was expected to be more of that same great experience. However, it was NOT! The food was horrible, the crew was in a bad ... Read More
We had been dedicated to the Princess Cruise line after a great experience with them. This 10-day, 3-port cruise was expected to be more of that same great experience. However, it was NOT! The food was horrible, the crew was in a bad mood/attitude and it showed. It was bad enough that we are probably going to cancel the cruise that we already had booked for 2020. Princess is no longer worthy of any attention. The low quality food extended to the formal dining room for dinner. They were unable to properly prepare any of the types of fish that they served (from one night to another). Terribly overcooked. Some nights we chose to skip it, due to the menu choices. Can you imagine Spaghetti being the featured special? Yes, that was their idea of fine dining. Princess cruise line has, in our view, dropped from Excellent, to Poor quality. They are no longer a good vacation option. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Repositioning cruise from NYC to Port Everglades. We're from the Tampa area. We bought our TPA-LGA flight from Princess EZ Air. Excellent price, and excellent flight, transfer and embarkation experiences. The Brooklyn port was ... Read More
Repositioning cruise from NYC to Port Everglades. We're from the Tampa area. We bought our TPA-LGA flight from Princess EZ Air. Excellent price, and excellent flight, transfer and embarkation experiences. The Brooklyn port was one of the most efficient that we've ever experienced. The ship was great as always....our third time on Regal. The first three days were at sea. First day was a bit choppy, but really fun to watch the seas. The remainder of the cruise was dead calm! Notably good points: Ample sunbeds despite it being perfect weather and a full cruise. The Retreat area is always great. Buffet was very good. We're early risers, and wish they'd open prior to 5am. Crooners was wonderful. Eunice and Benny took great care of us. The international café was always a delight in the early mornings. Notably no so good points: MDR....Slow, disorganized service. We ordered wine by the bottle. One night, they served us someone else's wine, another night they lost our bottle. Wrong entree's served one night. We just lost trust in them. MUTS daytime entertainment. Old, rehashed stuff. Crazy Rich Asians (they played this back in January!) Sheryl Crow concert from 2002 (also played back in January), Cirque du Soleil played at least three times. There was a guy playing steel drums occasionally. He was all right. Disembarkation was the easiest ever. We had transfers to FLL airport. Our disembarking group was called, and we just walked right off. No lines, no nonsense. The 10 minute bus ride was great, too. In all, a really nice experience. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
After my planned cruise to cuba went i decided to go to new england. Pre cruise. I flew 2 days early to stay with my friend, i flew on swissair via zurich, a delay in zurich sadly. My friend met me ast the airport. As she had another ... Read More
After my planned cruise to cuba went i decided to go to new england. Pre cruise. I flew 2 days early to stay with my friend, i flew on swissair via zurich, a delay in zurich sadly. My friend met me ast the airport. As she had another cruise i had another hotel to stay the other day. I got the subway and bus to get to brooklyn cruise dock. Embarkation. I dropped my case to be taken onboard, then went through the priority for platinum members( not knowing i was not listed as platinum) then had a picture taken and boarded the ship. Used the new meddalion to access my cabin. Sadly only and inside despite asking for an upgrade. At the aft end of the ship,double bed,shower,no sofa bed. Lifeboat drill. I think it was in the theatre so very easy, just showed my medallion, very quick with only 1 language. Restaurants. I had anytime dining i had no chosen this so guess the other had sold out. The 1st night after sailaway i went to my restaurant but no room so took a pager and waited 30 mins then marched to another restaurant sadly i ended up sitting alone! I had breakfast in the buffet cause i do not think they did swiss muesli on the restaurant. Plenty of room to get a seat there. The other nights i had dinner in the main restaurant the anytime dining was much better sitting with other people. I had a friend invite me to join her special area for my birthday dinner with singers and a lovely cake. Entertainment. Great shows all singers and dancers, comedy shows. EXCURSIONS Not impressed with hop on bus i booked at halifax no titanic cemetary despite sign saying it was going there! BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR A bit pricey at $150 but saw a lot in 3 hrs stage,galley,laundry,photo area,anchor area,bridge. Sadly no pics allowed but a photographer went round and took pics which were free plus apron and a rpobe to take away. Disembarkation. No announcement about leaving the ship, i walked off the ship and was pretty quick. Cruise in all. Lovely ship,good food,entertainment. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Wanted to try out Princess Cruise. Sailed for the first 1/3 of this 15 Night Caribbean Cruise (i.e. the Canadian Atlantic Provinces Getaway). Expectations fully met and exceeded. Excellent service, everything very clean, and the food was ... Read More
Wanted to try out Princess Cruise. Sailed for the first 1/3 of this 15 Night Caribbean Cruise (i.e. the Canadian Atlantic Provinces Getaway). Expectations fully met and exceeded. Excellent service, everything very clean, and the food was outstanding. Horizon Court buffet was great, the evening dinners were as good as any top restaurant I visited in my many "pre-retirement" days of business travel. Sabatini's (the specialty restaurant we chose) was absolutely amazing. Excursions were great. Loved the fitness Center. Room steward was excellent. Of course, cannot expect perfection: Minor issue with my Medallion not always unlocking our stateroom door, but Guest Services promptly took care of that. Another minor issue was our Canned Soda package. Prior to the cruise I asked by phone exactly how that worked (possible to get the soda anywhere on ship, or just delivered to stateroom). The person I spoke with said anywhere onboard. Turns out that's not the case, Found out it's only delivered to the stateroom. After we got that straight, just brought our canned soda with us to dinner. Already booked the 15-night transatlantic British Isles & Northern Europe Passage! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Regal Princess Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.2
Dining 4.0 4.1
Entertainment 4.0 4.0
Public Rooms 4.0 4.4
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 4.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 3.0 3.6
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 4.0
Rates 4.0 N/A

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