Sail Date: August 2019
Exceeded our expectations from embarkation to debarkation. Crews are very friendly and helpful. You don’t get hungry as lots of yummy foods on board and lots of sporting activities you can do on board to ensure you don’t get extra kg ... Read More
Exceeded our expectations from embarkation to debarkation. Crews are very friendly and helpful. You don’t get hungry as lots of yummy foods on board and lots of sporting activities you can do on board to ensure you don’t get extra kg while indulging with lots of good variety of foods. Medallion class made everything on board really easy. They have a very systematic system where everything really works very well. We have enjoyed all the activities on board, in particular, the shows daily. Our crew steward always ensure that our room is being looked after daily. Live TV updates is also very helpful for everyone as you will be informed on what’s happening on the ship, ports and shore excursions very important informations and tips. We will definitely cruise with Princess again and will recommend them to our friends and families. Keep up the good work and hope to see you again soon. Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
This was our first Baltic cruise. Princess cruise lines did an excellent job. Embarkation was a breeze. The Medallion service still has start up problems as many employees are not up to speed, but it has worthwhile features. They only ... Read More
This was our first Baltic cruise. Princess cruise lines did an excellent job. Embarkation was a breeze. The Medallion service still has start up problems as many employees are not up to speed, but it has worthwhile features. They only updated one account with the Beverage package and the waiter had to get the other one added. The Medallion really does not do too much more than the cruise card did and it allows them to track you. The ship is beautiful, but with the number of passengers the elevators were always packed. They can't add more elevators, but maybe they can make them run more frequently or more efficiently. We had a mini-suite on the Riviera deck. It was very quiet, very well laid out with sufficient storage. Our steward, Jeff, tirelessly maintained our cabin and did a superior job. We had Club Class dining which was very nice for the special attention, but did not get to meet as many other passengers. The food although tasty and well-prepared, was not exceptional. The entertainment was outstanding. The Russian Folk dance performers were great. The Regal Princess Singers and Dancers were talented. The Princess band has some of the best musicians we have seen. The entertainment in the Piazza and the Wheelhouse lounge always is amazing and relaxing at the end of the day. The band We Are Evolution can really get the ship rockin'. Getting to listen to and to meet Lou Gazzara and Peter Cutler was an unexpected pleasure. Princess shore excursions cost more than the local tours as every Cruise Critic member knows. We did not need 2 days in St. Petersburg. We only had a few hours in Oslo. Estonia and Stockholm were our favorite ports. Princess cancelled our Stockholm excursion at the last minute due to the Royal Palace closing and did not offer even a free shuttle into town. The Front Desk did not seem to care. They also did not provide our Disembarkation information on the last night. For that and other mishandled problems, Guest Services was our biggest disappointment on the trip. We will sail Princess again because overall they do everything well. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary as well as the cruise line. As always, we were not disappointed. The ports were excellent with various excursions. There were many more things to do if we only had more time in port. We had ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of the itinerary as well as the cruise line. As always, we were not disappointed. The ports were excellent with various excursions. There were many more things to do if we only had more time in port. We had never been to Europe before, so this was all very exciting and new for us. The ship, Regal Princess, was absolutely stunning as it always is. We have cruised on this ship twice before so we knew what to expect when booking this ship. Personnel were very nice and helpful. You only had to ask and things were done for you. Our cabin, which was a mini-suite on Aloha deck 12, was very nice and comfortable and our cabin steward, Fernando, kept it looking very nice all the time. We had Anytime Dining in the Symphony Dining Room most evenings and the food was delicious. One evening we went to the Crown Grill and that was very delicious as well. Service in both restaurants were top notch even though they were very busy. We began and ended our cruise in Copenhagen. Unfortunately, we did not have a chance to explore this city, however, the next time we are there we definitely will!! We want to go back on this cruise and explore the ports more. It was a fabulous cruise and, as always, Princess Cruises are the best!! They are definitely our favorite cruise line and we will be back!! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
The chance to see cities such as St Petersburg, Berlin and Oslo was a draw card. We had several days in Copenhagen before departure and this is worth it. Very smooth process for embarking the ship- good service and quick luggage delivery. ... Read More
The chance to see cities such as St Petersburg, Berlin and Oslo was a draw card. We had several days in Copenhagen before departure and this is worth it. Very smooth process for embarking the ship- good service and quick luggage delivery. The food was available very quickly and without a ripple the ship departs port. Interior room is spacious and the bedding is lux. Amazing pillows. Service on the ship is excellent- friendly and genuine. Food is always good- variety and options. Cabins, halls and all areas were spotlessly clean and polished. Lovely travel photos along the hallways. Take your swimmers for a hot spa on deck after a day of tours. Some of the best shore excursions- Hermitage and Palaces, train to Berlin, Tallin by hop on bus. Good service when cancelling one day trip. Honest service when returning my lost item. Smoothest sea the whole trip-not a ripple. Can not recommend the ship and the cruise destination enough. We had the Lido deck 16 which was so handy to all areas. Love Princess Cruises Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The cruise started with the sun, but that's about the only day it was with us... Every day, when arriving in a port, people would say : "yesterday was nice and warm, but today... rain and very cold"! We even had some snow in ... Read More
The cruise started with the sun, but that's about the only day it was with us... Every day, when arriving in a port, people would say : "yesterday was nice and warm, but today... rain and very cold"! We even had some snow in St-Petersburg! Temperature, we can not predict nor change, so that is why we had our hats, gloves, good shoes, rain coats and many layers. Good for us! The Regal is a beautiful ship, food was wonderful and personnel were very nice, smilling and helpful. Our cabin (mid balcony on Riviera deck ) was perfect and well located. The itinerary and length of cruise were great. The Medaillon was not as expected... but one day... it will! Here are a few of the problems we encountered: it could not open our cabin door nor retreive me (with Compass app) if in my pocket! Our tablet (Samsung Tab S2) could not run some of the apps (we were told we needed a smart phone!). Internet was slow! very slow, not the "fastest internet at sea". It was fast only after 11PM! And, since the TV works with the internet system, when it is down, the TV doesn't work either. At least twice during the cruise, we were told by the waiters that we need to sign the invoice because the system was not working. My husband could not login into his account, because the system doesn't recognize the accent in his name! We were lucky mine worked, to check our onboard account and excursions. But we did find a few good things: we both had the beverage package and we could order 2 drinks with one medaillon, without showing both. On every floor, there are big screens with Medaillon apps, so we can find our way or what is going on or find our friend (of the medaillon is not in a pocket)... And the worst problem : if you loose your medaillon and someone finds it, he can walk to a screen with Compass app, log in with the medaillon, find your cabin and go to your cabin... the medaillon will unlock the door and he is in! WOW! ... So beside the temperature and the medaillon, we had a great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
this cruise was with a group on Utube ,however it turned out be a series of missed communications and bad service .nothing stands out about this cruise except the night we dined at the Crown Grill was fantastic ..My medallion did not work ... Read More
this cruise was with a group on Utube ,however it turned out be a series of missed communications and bad service .nothing stands out about this cruise except the night we dined at the Crown Grill was fantastic ..My medallion did not work very well it rarely let me into my room ,the apps were not working for me ,I had the medallion changed and reset but never really worked . However to be fair I never used the apps very much ,its just not convenient for me . The weather was great . The ports were very good but we never seemed to stay very long at them . We were in Mexico for about 10 hours . The use of tenders to get ashore although necessary was a pain . I did enjoy the comedian and the cover band . We did take two excursions one in Jamaica which was a tour of Islands wildlife. And one in Cozumel which was the sunset cruise .. All in all ok Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2019
Just looking for a week of r&r , this cruise turned into much more. The club class dinning was just amazing. From our hostess yanius, to our amazing waiters ivan & arron, what a great team, and then our personal chief gabreal doing ... Read More
Just looking for a week of r&r , this cruise turned into much more. The club class dinning was just amazing. From our hostess yanius, to our amazing waiters ivan & arron, what a great team, and then our personal chief gabreal doing cook by the table prongs, sea scallops, pasta's it was all just fantastic !!! The ship was beautiful, very clean. All of the personell were friendly and very helpful when needed. Tha shows were fabulous with the singers and dancers. We did not do the comedy show , but heard from others that it was also great. The pools and hot tubs were very clean and warm. The buffet was also fabulous, the design in the buffet makes it very easy and quick to go throught, no long lines !! Working on booking our next cruise on princess medallion class. For new electronics with the medallions they worked great. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Princess is great. This was our 4th and we have the next one planned. Great way to celebrate and relax. The entertainment and wait staff was amazing. Cannot wait until our next one. Our room was clean and the turndown service was great. ... Read More
Princess is great. This was our 4th and we have the next one planned. Great way to celebrate and relax. The entertainment and wait staff was amazing. Cannot wait until our next one. Our room was clean and the turndown service was great. There were chocolates on the pillows every night. The cabin had an ample amount of drawers and 2 big screen TV’s We got clean towels several times during the day .My husband uses a medical device and an extension cord was provided for him right away. The food and the wait staff was outstanding. The choice of food venues is amazing. From casual to formal dining. The fresh pizza is outstanding and the wine selection is wide and delicious. Do not hesitate to take a Princess Cruise. We were on the “love boat” and it was great fun when the captain played the theme port. This was truly a memorable vacation. Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We chose this cruise specifically to cruise Princess Cruise Lines. This particular voyage was to their private island, St. Thomas and St. Marteen. There were not many children on board and the ship caters to a mature crowd. My husband ... Read More
We chose this cruise specifically to cruise Princess Cruise Lines. This particular voyage was to their private island, St. Thomas and St. Marteen. There were not many children on board and the ship caters to a mature crowd. My husband and I enjoyed the huge screen on top as we watched movies and concerts. The ship is beautiful. The food was wonderful and the entertainment spectacular. We did anytime dining and never waited for more than 15 minutes. We also ate in Crown Grill one night and that meal was wonderful. The entire medallion experience was delightful. Not having to unlock cabin doors and bartenders recognizing you when you approach is very nice. Embarkation was a snap. I have never been on a ship by 1:30 pm. We were able to have a nice lunch and change to go up top for the sail away party. Disembarkation was very smooth as well. If you are looking for a quiet, relaxing escape with your spouse or partner -- this cruise is for you! There are so many activities that you will never get bored. This is not a party ship -- and I was very pleased that it wasn't! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
My hubby & I take Princess Cruises every time we cruise. We go in early Spring every year. I have 7 under my belt now & my hubby has 9. We stayed in Fort Lauderdale over night and were on the Regal Princess Ship by 11:15am on ... Read More
My hubby & I take Princess Cruises every time we cruise. We go in early Spring every year. I have 7 under my belt now & my hubby has 9. We stayed in Fort Lauderdale over night and were on the Regal Princess Ship by 11:15am on Sunday! That was terrific, we had lunch on the pool deck and went to the cabin at 1pm. Embarkation was smooth sailing, the sail way party was fun and the day was perfect! The 1st port of Call was Princess Cays (the cruise lines private island) we have been to Princess Cays 6 times before, so we just stayed on the ship and had a relaxing spa day. The next day was a Sea Day-we relaxed again w/a few activities on board. Regal Princess is a great ship, but it is not full of water slides or rock walls or diving shows, so some may find the ship a bit boring. We find it just right--for families and w/teens the activity level can be lack luster. That being said many parents just let their kids roam around the ship, ages 11-16 total disgrace. Princess has movies under the stars on the pool deck, in the evenings they show more adult themed movies. One night we went to the movies under the stars (the movie was great by the way!) the teen boys yelled and hooted and disturbed everyone all thru the movies. Several guest went and told them to chill out and keep the screaming down. Well that did nothing, it made it worse. Many fellow passengers (myself included) wondered where in the world the parents are? So you don't parent on vacation? Seems strange to me, and your kids are now everyone else's problem. It was ridiculous! The last night of the cruise one the teen boys came up to me and said do you like my shirt? He had written curse words all over it--and proceeded to yell profanities at myself and other passengers. Again, where are the parents of these kids?? Princess did nothing to stop these kids, I informed them several times as did other passengers. It seems that when you go on vacation these lazy parents just don't care--Princess and fellow guests have to deal with these unruly brats! The cruise itself was terrific, the productions shows are top-notch and the Beatlemaniacs are the best-they are real show stoppers, and totally fun!! The cabin was small, but adequate for just the 2 of us. Again this is not a mega ship--it is not a RC super ship, Regal Princess had 3560 passengers this cruise and that was enough, especially w/unsupervised teenagers running around all day & night. This cruise was a 2 week combo, but we only did the 1st week (last year we did the 2nd part of this cruise) Were told that only 291 guests stayed on for the 2nd week of the cruise, w/others getting on as we got off. St. Thomas had lovely weather, we went to Megans Bay. It was overcrowded w/6 ships in port that day. I can see if only 2-3 ships in port, Megans Bay would have been great. We shopped & had lunch near the cruise port. Both were excellent! St. Maarten we did the Sky Explorer at the Rainforest Adventure & Rockland Estate. It was gorgeous, you took a Sky lift up the side of St. Maarten (this is not for the faint of heart) and could see the entire island! Beautiful! Well worth the price. After 2.5 hours at the Estate we went to the beach and board walk. Had the best burger on the board walk. St. Maarten has the best beach (in my opinion) only 2 ships at port that day, so the beach was not crowded, and the view was awesome! 2 Relaxing Sea days on the way back to Fort Lauderdale (well other the being on the look out for parentless teenage boys) All & all a great cruise, just wondering if we will continue w/the Princess Line? It maybe time to move to Celebrity Cruise Lines. That makes me sad, as I have spent thousands of dollars w/Princess, but I do not go in for terrible teenagers who parents don't care about them & want them to be everyone else's problem! Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
The Regal is a Beautiful Ship, great places to get out of the sun and relax. We have been cruising for 15 years. Until now we have only cruised with Carnival. We have found a new love for cruising with Princess, and we will not go ... Read More
The Regal is a Beautiful Ship, great places to get out of the sun and relax. We have been cruising for 15 years. Until now we have only cruised with Carnival. We have found a new love for cruising with Princess, and we will not go back to Carnival. This is our second cruise with Princess. the Regal Princess is elegant and sophisticated, tablecloths in main dining room EVERY night! Princess is what Carnival used to be when we first started cruising. Princess has fun activities and parties but they are not wild drunken events you will find on a Carnival ship. Nothing against Carnival but our wild party days are gone, now we just want to relax and have fun without all the excessive drunk people, unattended children running in the hallways and loud music everywhere you turn. We have already booked our next cruise with Princess, 15 days to Hawaii. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We decided before we went on this cruise that we would accentuate the positive; nothing is perfect...and our outlook would determine our enjoyment. We had a wonderful time! Overall, the staff was professional and wanting to ... Read More
We decided before we went on this cruise that we would accentuate the positive; nothing is perfect...and our outlook would determine our enjoyment. We had a wonderful time! Overall, the staff was professional and wanting to please...the dining room food was good...and our mini suite was comfortable, although it seemed smaller that those we’ve had on other Princess ships. A minus was the size of our balcony...very small, but held two chairs, an ottoman AND a small, round dining table. Problem was, the table took up so much room, that we couldn’t put our feet up on the ottoman, nor recline our chairs ... not enough room. We asked to have the table removed, but were told it wouldn’t fit thru the cabin door. So we kept it next to the bed as another night stand during the entire two weeks. Two big pluses are Alfredo’s and the sea food/sushi bar! Wonderful! We ate dinner there Instead of dressing up on the four formal nights. And the late brunch/lunch in the Concerto dining room on sea days was elegant...reminiscent of cruising in the “old days!” Food on the Regal was ok... nothing really special in the dining rooms, other than their perfectly made crime brûlée for dessert, and a perfectly toasted bagel served with a mountain of lox. Dinner at the Crown Grill was disappointing; it’s not contained, is very loud and the tables crowded together. The meal was no better than the dining room. We ate at Horizon Court twice, and didn’t go back. Food is not properly seasoned, sauces are bland, and nothing that was supposed to be served hot, WAS hot. And for the most part, the staff seemed bored and put upon when we asked for napkins and salt. On the up side.... we loved the layout of the ship...loved all the nooks and crannies where we could sit to read, or to have a drink and talk. We’re people who cruise for the time on board...our balcony... and to relax. We could sail on a ship to “nowhere” and be happy! The Regal is a beautiful ship. Crooners was great... very friendly staff and good drinks! We’re going home VERY happy people and would do it all over again next month if we could! We went platinum after the first week, and will definitely be looking for another Princess Cruise in the near future! Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
We chose the Regal Princess because she was a new ship and because of the fairly good reviews she was receiving. So pleased that Princess has changed the "chopped up" feeling we experienced on the Royal Princess as well as some ... Read More
We chose the Regal Princess because she was a new ship and because of the fairly good reviews she was receiving. So pleased that Princess has changed the "chopped up" feeling we experienced on the Royal Princess as well as some of their older ships. It was a pleasure to be able to walk from one end of the ship to the other without coming to a dead end and having to go down or up the stairs to reach the dining room. The Piazza was as beautiful as ever and the entertainment was really good. The Beatle tribute band the last night in the Piazza had everyone up and dancing and singing along with them. The Crooner's Lounge had a fabulous singer and piano player each night. So pleased with the affordable Mocktail beverage package. Also the internet package of $10 per day was great value, even though I did not use it. The shops had good variety and very good prices and I was able to purchase a really neat cruise theme top. Every crew member and staff and officers that we encountered were so friendly and courteous as well as helpful. The ship was so clean as well and the new Medallion experience was great. Hope other cruise lines switch to similar programs in the future. Food was very good as well as a decent variety being offered. We are really looking forward to booking another cruise on the Regal Princess in the future. Read Less
Sail Date: March 2019
We booked a mini suite on this beautiful ship. The room was very nice, roomy, clean, a full bathroom with bath and shower. We were impressed. What was less impressive was that there were 3 bottles of water in the room, too 500ml and 1 of ... Read More
We booked a mini suite on this beautiful ship. The room was very nice, roomy, clean, a full bathroom with bath and shower. We were impressed. What was less impressive was that there were 3 bottles of water in the room, too 500ml and 1 of 1.5 ltrs. The caveat was you HAD TO PAY FOR THEM!, the small ones were $2.50 and the large one 3.98 + 18% tax, ridiculous for the amount we paid for the mini suite. Now as far as food is concerned no complaints as long as we wanted to eat in the buffet, the main dining room had a dress code, I mean w're on vacation and a dress code was not what I expected, dress pants and a dress shirt in the Caribbeans, ridiculous. the was te food is outrageous, people take more than they can eat and it's all thrown in the garbage, as one of the waiters commented this is just one ship, there hundreds doing te same thing. Our room stewart Nicola was wonderful he took great care of us and our room was always spotless. To get back to rules they have a drink package, it's $60.00 per day per person plus taxes 18%, but if your wife or partner does not drink it does not work it's 2 or nothing. I was really disapointed with the overall mission of Princess make as much money as you can. The shows were very nice and we enjoyed them. I will never cruise with Princess again. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
We are loyal Princess Cruisers - wanted to celebrate my 70th birthday at sea and get my husband away from work & stress related stuff. We'd been to most of the places that the ship stopped at many times before. We found it ... Read More
We are loyal Princess Cruisers - wanted to celebrate my 70th birthday at sea and get my husband away from work & stress related stuff. We'd been to most of the places that the ship stopped at many times before. We found it relaxing to not have to stick to a tight schedule. We always enjoy ourselves on Princess. The entertainment was really good. The comedienne was so funny. He related to all us older people. The food was/is delicious & you can eat as much or least as you want. We missed the little souffle's but there were two served this time. We had a great wait staff, hostess & Maitre'd. We really enjoyed the Club Class specialty dining room & extra attention & extra food choices/specials. This is one of their most beautiful ships & yet we could see areas that needed a slight "redo". Princess is the best! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
My husband & I went on this cruise after having to cancel a cruise in December due to a death in the family. We love the Caribbean and we go every year. This was our 15th Princess cruise and now we are Elite with all the benefits that ... Read More
My husband & I went on this cruise after having to cancel a cruise in December due to a death in the family. We love the Caribbean and we go every year. This was our 15th Princess cruise and now we are Elite with all the benefits that includes! The Regal Princess is a Beautiful ship - our first time on Regal - but we have been on the Royal five times before so we knew our way around. The Entertainment -- the Sail Away Party was great with beautiful dancers and great music until they played this stupid spin the wheel game! They spin the wheel and go out into the audience and find people wearing jeans or sunglasses or whatever the wheel lands on -- stupid! Stick with the dancing! We went to see the comedian one night - he was really funny the first night - not so much on the second time! We were more entertained by Robb the bartender at Outriggers Bar! He is great! Our only disappointment was the food in the dining room! The steaks were tough, the veal was tough, they have taken many things off the menu like escargot and have changed the recipes on other dishes that were delicious before like the scallops! Why change a good thing? I feel like they are making cut backs and they are doing it with the food! We still had plenty to eat -- but one of the BIG things that we look forward to on a cruise is the FOOD! We did go to Crown Grill and that was delicious! The black & blue french onion soup and the goat cheese salad are my favorites there! Would I go again? Of course! Tomorrow!!! Just please hear me Princess - we just became Elite - we don't want to change cruise lines now! Please make your cut backs elsewhere and go back to the good quality food and service in the dining room! Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
First time on Regal. Mini-suite was very nice. Extra room was appreciated as well as the bathtub. Cabin steward was perfect. He kept the cabin in top order. Medallion worked as they advertise. Helpful to find my better half anywhere ... Read More
First time on Regal. Mini-suite was very nice. Extra room was appreciated as well as the bathtub. Cabin steward was perfect. He kept the cabin in top order. Medallion worked as they advertise. Helpful to find my better half anywhere in the ship. Food was great as well as service staff. Thought about. Specialty restaurant but main dining food was just fine. Good portions and still hot. Deserts were very nice and were wonderful. Sitting areas offer a wide choice from outside to quiet, music or entertainment were your choice. One of the nicest ships I have sailed on. Wife enjoyed the spa but too much hard sell for products. Photographers did not block walk ways. Cruise had perfect weather for outside activities While on this cruise the ship was requested to do a rescue of plane crash victims. We were tright there and saw the professional actions and responses of departments. Goggle Regal Princess Rescue Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
For the money, Princess is a great product. You have to know what you’re getting. Here is my review in Pros and Cons Pros - Nice mini suite layout. Very functional. Plenty of storage. - Food was good, not great. Very good ... Read More
For the money, Princess is a great product. You have to know what you’re getting. Here is my review in Pros and Cons Pros - Nice mini suite layout. Very functional. Plenty of storage. - Food was good, not great. Very good at times. But good enough. - Lots of fun! Entertainment was great, and something is always going on until late. - Embarkation was a snap with the medallions - Disembarkation was a snap (Club Class). Off the ship and in a taxi by 7:30 - Bed is comfy Cons - Not luxury. If you are looking for luxury, up the money and go on another line. - At times crowded. Horizon Court was way too busy, no seats, etc - Pool chairs hard to come by for even 2 - Theater not grandiose and not as pretty as older ships. Crowded. - Speciality dining was pretty good, not excellent. - This is little, but bath towels and pool towels are thin and small. - Showers had no water pressure. Worst ever. We had a great trip. Did not enjoy Princess Cays. Way too crowded, not chairs available etc. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
This is my totally over-comprehensive review of my second cruise ever. We chose this cruise for our honeymoon and this itinerary because I had heard so many good things about Grand Cayman. I realize how over-inclusive it is, but I hope ... Read More
This is my totally over-comprehensive review of my second cruise ever. We chose this cruise for our honeymoon and this itinerary because I had heard so many good things about Grand Cayman. I realize how over-inclusive it is, but I hope it provides anyone who doesn’t quite know what to expect an idea of what to expect. Embarkation: Getting from the airport to the ship was a little crazy as multiple ships were boarding thousands of people at the exact same time. Once we reached the terminal, however, embarkation was surprisingly easy. With the medallions, we just zipped through with no problems whatsoever. Ship: The décor aboard is stunning. However, echoing other reviewers, the ship is laid out in a manner that is not very conducive to getting around easily. Aside from the difficulties getting bow to stern, getting up and down is hard as well. The main public areas are the pool deck/buffet on level 16 and the Piazza on Level 5. Getting from one to the other is a challenge every single time because getting an elevator is a nightmare. To make matters worse, on every floor, you press one button for some of the elevators and another button for the two panoramic window elevators. What do people do? They press all the buttons and climb on to the first elevator to arrive. The result is you stop at almost every single floor on every single trip – with no one getting on or off. Our room was on level 14 so getting to and from the Piazza (level 5) was daunting. Walking all the way forward or all the way aft made it easier to catch an elevator, but I doubt it actually saves any time. I’m all for taking the stairs, but not many people can skip the elevator and climb 10 flights up from Piazza to the Pool. Perhaps that’s just their way to keep bathing suits out of the Piazza. Medallions: When they work, they are amazing, and when they don’t work exactly the way they were designed, they still work fine. For instance, it was hit-or-miss whether my medallion would unlock our room on the first try. In some bars, the bartender could charge me without even looking at my medallion, while other times, I had to hand my medallion to them. Having to occasionally hand a bartender a medallion to order a drink does not count as an inconvenience, so I am a fan of the medallions. Buffet: The food selection and qualify was excellent. If you can’t find something good to eat at the Buffet, that’s a you problem. That said, we mostly skipped the buffet and enjoyed other options. Dining Room: We had nothing but terrific experiences at dinner. Our first dinner took about 45 minutes total. For some reason, each dinner after that was about 90 minutes. Dinner was an event for us each night so we had no qualms about investing the time. There are plenty of other excellent options if you don’t want to spend that kind of time on one meal. Once we realized dinner would take an hour and a half, we just planned accordingly (i.e., if you are eating a 6:30, don’t expect to make an 8pm show). The waiters and staff are all fantastic. The food quality and selection are spectacular. We had to wait for a table a few times, but it was never an inconvenience. They just took our name and said come back in 15 minutes. No problem. Formal nights were not particularly formal. Most people were closer to business casual than formal. A few people wore tuxes, but others wore short sleeve shirts. My wife wanted to dress up more, but felt awkward around people who were in shorts and t shirts. I think most people would be relieved to know that the “formal” dress code is not too strict. Other Food Options: Up by the pool, there is a pizza counter and a burger counter (not to mention the entire buffet). There is no such thing as bad pizza, but the pizza by the pool was nothing special. Same for the burgers. They were good in a pinch, but not worth spoiling your appetite over. We tried to save our calories for the extravagant dinners. The Italian lunch place was a pleasant surprise for us. We stopped by on a whim and were blown away. The pizza is good, but the other items are amazing! They had raviolis that come in a boiling sauce that is worth dying for; the capressi salad plate is top notch; and even the regular house salad is amazing. We only ate here twice, but they were some of the best meals we had aboard. Our favorite place to eat by far was the coffee shop in the Piazza (and I don’t even drink coffee). My wife bought a coffee card that was probably the best money we spent on the trip. I think it was $30 for 15 coffees – more than 2 per day for her and she drank them all. We usually skipped the crowds at buffet in the morning and instead had lattes and breakfast sandwiches, donuts and/or yogurt parfaits in the piazza by the coffee shop. At lunch they had sandwiches (my favorite was the ham and swiss croissant), salads, and mini desserts. It was such a convenience and a treat. Entertainment: Our fellow passengers were mostly in their 70s so the entertainment is heavily tailored for an older demographic (we are in our mid-40s). Still, our first stage show, Born to Dance, blew us away. The production value and professionalism of the dancers and singers was shockingly good. I never saw a misstep or a heard a missed note. After seeing that show, we made it a priority to see the dancers every chance we could. These were not second-rate wannabe performers – they were all truly gifted professionals. Pro tip – you need to find a seat for 8pm shows by 7pm. By 7:15, you would be lucky to find more than 2 seats together. We saw seasoned cruisers find their seats and then pull out books or playing cards to pass the time. Seems kind of weak sauce, but hey, they got the seats they wanted. Conversely, you could walk into the 10pm shows and find decent seats even after the show has started. Once we learned to skip the 8pm shows, life got much easier. The house band played a lot of soft rock from the 60’s, 70’s and early 80’s. Everyone else seemed to love it, but I would have liked to hear some more current music from time to time. They made a big deal about having a Beatles cover band on board mid-way through the cruise. I’m not anti-Beatles, but I’m clearly not the target market for that kind of show. The game shows were surprisingly entertaining. Yes, it is a little dorky to “film” game shows as if people will actually watch them in their staterooms, but the witty banter from the hosts and forced awkwardness of making people do things like guess their wives’ bra size was pretty entertaining. We just embraced it and enjoyed the goofiness of it all. Ports: We stopped at Princess Cay, Jamaica, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Princess Cay was exactly what you might expect: a beach resort. We had no problem getting a tender to and from the ship, no problem finding a beach chair, and no problems getting food. Easy. We had a great time in Jamaica. I overheard a lot of people say they were not getting off the ship because they don’t care for Jamaica. Their loss. We did the bobsled/Dunn’s river excursion and had a great time. Grand Cayman was a bust due to weather. The water was rough and 6 ships were all trying to tender their passengers to just a few tiny piers. Once ashore, we were supposed to go to the stingray sandbar but half-way out we turned around because of a mini-mutiny on our excursion boat (it was raining and enough people were angry enough to convince the captain to pull the plug on the whole trip). Getting back to the ship was a nightmare as the authorities had to close our tiny pier because waves were breaking over it and knocking people down. None of this is Princess’ fault, of course; they were assigned a woefully inadequate pier for their tender operations. Cozumel ended up being our favorite stop. The port is touristy but fun and light-hearted; it knows how exactly obnoxiously touristy it is and does not pretend to be something it isn’t. Our excursion on the Fury Catamaran was super-fun (although snorkeling with 40-50 other people in a tight group is a little strange and claustrophobic). The free margaritas helped. Ship Activities: Again, the demographic was mid-to-late 70s so the activities were pretty tame. Knitting was literally one of the daily activities offered. The cruise director staff were nothing short of adorable. My one note was that their witty banter was pretty obviously canned/scripted. They would ask a group a question and then pretend to hear the answer they needed to spark their funny but canned response. This was especially obvious for the ones speaking English as a second language: “Did you say ‘final answer?!’ That’s a different game show!” hahaha. It made some activities feel like they were just going through the motions. Still, on-board activities were going on every minute of the day. Sometimes we had so much trouble picking one thing to do, we ended up doing nothing: “We can’t go to X, because then we would miss Y, and if we go to Y, we miss Z.” Then, once we picked an activity, we couldn’t help but think that we were missing something better somewhere else: “I wonder if that trivia challenge would have been better than this line dancing.” This is, of course, insane, but the FOMO was real. Pool: The pool was only two flights of stairs up from us, but we rarely went. Too many people “reserve” pool chairs for the day before 8am by placing towels and pool bags on them and then leave them empty until about 11am. We could not find chairs anywhere near the pool even though most of the chairs around the pool were empty. That’s annoying but not uncommon in many resort hotels. It is what it is. You really have to commit to the pool or the Piazza because they are literally and figuratively worlds apart. Two comments that don’t quite count as complaints: First, we loved the coffee bar in the Piazza so much, we would have liked a second coffee bar somewhere else on the ship. It was not easy for us to get to the coffee bar and it was sometimes overcrowded. Second, drinking water was hard to come by. Bottled water was $3-4 per bottle, but even if you are willing to pay that much, it was not always readily available. Tap water was free, but hard come by. Example: after a dance class, most of the participants were sweating and could have used some water, but there was none readily available. When we went to the gym, we would bring empty bottles from our room, go to the buffet and fill them up (trying not to look at the food), and then on up to the gym. A few strategically placed coolers full of ice water would have gone a long way. If I had one complaint, it was the passengers. Being old is fine, but being uncool is not. We met a lot of truly wonderful people, but too many times we witnessed people rudely making ridiculous and obnoxious demands. We saw a couple without a dinner reservation rudely demand a table for two when none were available in a busy restaurant. They held up the line and had a hissy fit until the MD found them a table in a different restaurant on the ship. We witnessed a woman rudely demand a tender get her to shore immediately despite the fact that the pier was obviously full and the water was extremely rough. The worst was the mini-mutiny on a snorkeling excursion because it was raining and passengers were getting wet. Apparently, you don’t want to get wet before you go snorkeling. Of course none of this is Princess’ fault, and when you get a couple of thousand people together, there are bound to be a few jerks. We didn’t let these people ruin our honeymoon and I hope they find some peace in there lives because they sure seem miserable now. There you have it, my totally insane, overly-inclusive review of my second cruise and honeymoon. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2019
We did enjoy our past cruise on Princess. This is a cruise for the older crowd. Not many young people on the cruise. When I say young, I mean 30's to 50's. a very relaxing cruise. Its a big ship with plenty to do on board. ... Read More
We did enjoy our past cruise on Princess. This is a cruise for the older crowd. Not many young people on the cruise. When I say young, I mean 30's to 50's. a very relaxing cruise. Its a big ship with plenty to do on board. Food is a little sophisticated for me. Wish they had more meals that were simple. Movies under the stars were great, first run movies, they could be a little louder. The wait staff for bar service were few and far between. they didn't really push the alcohol the way I was used to. Our room Stewart was very nice and kept our room clean. we did enjoy the extended stays at the islands. We did love the Medallions, it was easy to get in the room and the ship knew where you and your party was during the cruise. The port was easy to get to and get out of when we got back. Read Less
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Sail Date: February 2019
I haven't sailed with Princess in years and thought I would take a February cruise on the Regal as it had 3 sea days. Overall it wasn't a bad trip. My girlfriends sister really talked up the ship so I had high expectations, and ... Read More
I haven't sailed with Princess in years and thought I would take a February cruise on the Regal as it had 3 sea days. Overall it wasn't a bad trip. My girlfriends sister really talked up the ship so I had high expectations, and after sailing on the Regal I was somewhat disappointed. First the food, the breakfast buffet was well appointed but by day 4 it was getting old with the same items. I really enjoyed the eggs benedict, and discovered they only had them out 2 mornings. For my birthday she insisted that we ate at the Steakhouse. The service was fantastic but I wish we could say that about the food. My ribeye was very chewy and her filet which she wanted medium well was very well done. The burgers served at poolside were great and the pizza wasn't bad if it just came right out of the oven, otherwise forget it. We opted for anytime dining and this was a first for me. The servers did a great job but the food.....well it wasn't the quality from my past dining experiences. One night I ordered linguini with claim sauce and it was served lukewarm. Some of the dinner items shocked me......fried chicken with fries and coleslaw? Which ended up being 2 very small pieces of chicken. Our last night was an American night theme so I guess they were justified putting meatloaf on the dinner menu ! That spoke volumes how they are cutting back! So much for standard surf and turf. A small filet with several pawns. The lobster tail was offered separately on another night . Our room was nicely appointed and clean. However the table on the veranda was rusty and had very old soda rings embedded on the top. Seriously, how much could a replacement cost them in the quantity they are buying. Our room steward did his job, and never went the extra mile. With all the cruising I have done one thing has always stood out. They are all so nice to you from the time you board the ship until.......the morning you disembark. That's when their true personality shines. I am never one to demand anything and have always tipped them well. I just think the cruise lines need to tell them to crack that one last smile as your passengers leave because that's the one they will remember! Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2019
Beverage package a joke. You paid for unlimited sodas, juices etc. And 15 alcohol drinks and they only give you one at a time! Couldn't even get 2 to take to your room! Had to keep walking back. Much to their surprise if you did use ... Read More
Beverage package a joke. You paid for unlimited sodas, juices etc. And 15 alcohol drinks and they only give you one at a time! Couldn't even get 2 to take to your room! Had to keep walking back. Much to their surprise if you did use all 15, then they could have sold more to you! Felt like a teenager being watched. Get up early for an excursion to meet in theater just for them to make a big announcement it was cancelled! We could have slept longer. Need better system to notify guests! The hot tubs were not hot. Our stewardess was wonderful and very attentive to what we needed. The process of getting on the ship was smooth. Leaving was easy, but we were anxious to leave! Advice if you want to visit an island, book an all inclusive resort and explore at your own pace. Having "MAMA" ship control your much needed time off for a working person not relaxing at all. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2019
This was our first time sailing on the Regal Princess. We have been on about 9 other cruises with several cruise lines. We chose this cruise because we wanted a modestly priced trip that included warm weather, beach time, and a new place ... Read More
This was our first time sailing on the Regal Princess. We have been on about 9 other cruises with several cruise lines. We chose this cruise because we wanted a modestly priced trip that included warm weather, beach time, and a new place to visit. The Regal is huge with lots of activities to occupy people but still had places you could get away from the crowd. We had been to Fort Lauderdale on Dania Beach last year in January and had enjoyed a dinner at The Rustic Inn. Lobster tails, Queen crab clusters, and Hurricanes to drink. Yum! Plus there is a free shuttle from the restaurant that will pick you up and return you after dinner. Both our embarkation and disembarkation were quick and smooth. This was our first trip using the Ocean Medallion. It was useful to find the location of cabin mates, opening the cabin door, but still has a few challenges to work out. We had up graded to a balcony from an inside cabin. Our room was clean and had a good layout. The bathroom was functional with enough storage for us. We did the Anytime Dining and met many new people and learned of their travels. The food was very good with a nice variety to choose from. We ate in the buffet for breakfast. It is very large and divided into sections. The area is kept very clean, and the foods are at the proper temperature. Finding a table can be a challenge, but with a bit of patience we always found a spot. The singers and dancers were top notch and the comedian had a packed house. He did another show the final night and the 2nd showing only had about 10 seats left. We enjoyed several massages at the spa. The Enclave was wonderful and great to use when the weather outside was rainy. We knew a couple of the staff from our Panama Canal trip last year aboard the Coral Princess. It was wonderful to see them again. Thanks for the beautiful nails Monique and you are doing a great job as the Asst. Spa Manager, Kudzie. Princess Cays was cancelled due to high waves and bad weather. (It would have been a scary tender ride and probably not safe.) It was our first time on Jamaica and we did the Explore Jamaica tour and visited a beautiful garden. On Grand Cayman, we toured the Crystal Caves. So beautiful! They provided bug spray and our tour guide was very informative. We visited 3 caves. We saw many beautiful formations, a pool with special lighting, and bats. This is a fairly new operation and they have plans to add more caves and even zip lines in the future. Our last port was Cozumel and we took a tour to Chichen Itza. This was one for the bucket list. We have been to several Mayan Ruins and this one was always out of reach due to cost or distance. Thanks to a fairly new road, we took the 35 minute ferry ride to the mainland and then ~2.5 hour bus ride to the ruins. We had 30 minutes of guided tour plus 30 minutes on our own. You can't climb on any of the ruins, due to inappropriate usage from previous tourists, but it was still so impressive to see such a tall structure. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 2019
There were countless activities and entertainment options - and all of the highest quality. Definitely arrive 30 minutes early for the evening shows in order to get a seat. The performances are exceptional. I have celiac disease ... Read More
There were countless activities and entertainment options - and all of the highest quality. Definitely arrive 30 minutes early for the evening shows in order to get a seat. The performances are exceptional. I have celiac disease (gluten allergy) and the staff went above and beyond to make sure I had many delicious options. Each evening at dinner Valentin showed me the menu for the next evening so that I could make my choices and the kitchen staff would be able to custom prepare anything on the menu. Our waiters were Marco, who was professional and pleasant, and Eugeniu, who was also impressively professional but also hilarious. He had us laughing hard at every meal. We did an excursion at each of the ports. The only one we wouldn’t recommend was the Fury catamaran and snorkeling tour. There were over 100 people on the catamaran, which was fine as there was lots of room. But during snorkeling the crew worked hard to keep everyone together in a small area (for safety reasons) so I usually had someone’s flippers or body parts in my face as I was trying to see fish and the reef. Other people seemed to enjoy the experience so it may just be me (and my husband) who were bothered. But next time I would look for a company that brings much smaller groups. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2019
Princess is our preferred cruise line. Staff and services are superior to other cruise lines. This was our first voyage aboard Regal. The medallion status is amazing....very comparable to Disneys wristbands. The food and dining ... Read More
Princess is our preferred cruise line. Staff and services are superior to other cruise lines. This was our first voyage aboard Regal. The medallion status is amazing....very comparable to Disneys wristbands. The food and dining experience is the best of all the cruise lines we have experienced. Every single crew member was exceptional. Everything was positive. Cannot think of one area that could use improvement. Enclave spa was superior. The sanctuary and spa services are the best. Medallion status expediates embarkation. The VIP lounge for elite and platinum passengers is an added bonus. Light breakfast was available while we waited to board. The interactive portals is a fun feature on the Regal. Complete the puzzle scavenger game and earn a T Shirt. New restaurant Alfredos is a nice addition. The Enclave spa is well worth the extra fee. Best I have used on cruise ship. Make sure to download all apps prior to arrival. Best internet on a ship. Very impressed with speed of medallion net. Highly recommend the Regal. Very positive experience. Good entertainment. Comedian Steve was our favorite show. Read Less
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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