248 Princess Regal Princess Romantic Cruise Reviews

We renewed our vows...so touching. Regal Princess and two other Princess ships broke the Guinness Book of World Records on Feb 11, 2020. Loved the Cruise Director, Gary Golding. Special Valentine desserts were amazing. Loved our bed, our ... Read More
We renewed our vows...so touching. Regal Princess and two other Princess ships broke the Guinness Book of World Records on Feb 11, 2020. Loved the Cruise Director, Gary Golding. Special Valentine desserts were amazing. Loved our bed, our shower...had an inside room..very comfortable. We received perfect customer service from all crew members. The Regal Princess has it all. Never felt crowded anywhere. Pool was fun. I LOVED Movies Under the Stars...Fabulous. Pizza was delicious. Food in general was delicious. Medallion worked great. Embarkation and disembarkation went perfectly. All the shows were terrific. Very professional and loved the costumes. You would really have to go some to beat the Regal Princess..it is the perfect size ship. Cabin was always clean. Ship was immaculate. Loved the casino and shopping. Photographers did a super job..I love our pictures. Many people on our cruise were booking their next cruise on Princess while we were there. Loved very single minute. The only thing we would have liked better would have been a different itinerary. We had already been to Cayman Islands and Cozumel. We chose this cruise because of the vow renewal ceremony. Did not care for Ocho Rios. THANKS PRINCESS CRUISES. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We are elite cruisers with Princess and value the perks they provide us. This was a short cruise to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We spent 2 nights in Long Beach at the Hilton before the cruise where Princess put us up. The ... Read More
We are elite cruisers with Princess and value the perks they provide us. This was a short cruise to celebrate our 45th Wedding Anniversary. We spent 2 nights in Long Beach at the Hilton before the cruise where Princess put us up. The first leg was to Catalina Island, 24 miles away from LA. So the ship sailed South during the night and then back North. We took the excursion on a bus up to Catalina Airport in the Sky. This was a beautiful, but bumpy, ride. We'd do this again. This excursion included a glass bottom boat ride in the harbor over a protected marine area. This we also enjoyed - but not for the glass bottom! For $5 you can buy a couple of tubes of fish food. The intent is to pour it down a shoot and hope it attracts fish to the glass area. The Captain recommended tossing food over the side and hanging out of the open window areas to watch. I don't usually bother with this kind of stuff, but I was one of the few people who bought the food. Throwing it over the side caused a feeding frenzy as fish fought at the surface for yummies. My wife put her phone on auto taking pictures per second to capture the event. I ended up giving some of the food to a couple with two young boys so that they could watch a frenzy. The next day was a day a sea. We were disappointed that there was no port talk or any other lecture. The last port was Ensenada, Mexico. Here we took an excursion to the La Bufadora, the largest marine geyser in the world.Interesting, but more interesting was the local tourist market, vibrant with colors and locals ready to deal. I'd recommend this excursion just for the market. Our Suite Cabin was great- 2 sinks! One in the shower/tub room and one in the toilet room. My wife loved that. The Concierge Room which was just down the hall from us was super. Suite passengers could go there anytime for snacks and free cocktails and wine between 4:30 and 6 PM. We ate lunch there a couple times - finger sandwiches, cheese, and crackers plus other little snacks in a quiet place. It was great to avoid the buffet with 3600 other people. Our cabin also had a wrap around deck on the port side. This is the second wrap around we've had and they are great to give you just a little better view of some things. The Singer and the Comedian provided great entertainment in the Princess Theater- get there 30 minutes early to get a seat! We used Club Class Dining for dinner after cocktails in the Concierge Room. That's anytime dining with a great menu. I had crustacean meals every night. We dined by 6 PM or so and had plenty of time to go back to our cabin to relax a minute before hiking forward to the Theater. There was always one or two couples next to us in the dining room interested in talking and we like that. I don't like the Princess Show Productions. They all- across all ships- sound the same. Almost every song sounds the same. Only the soloists break up the monotony. I don't have any idea how the ship's staff can always be so friendly. It is like they never have a bad day. Service on the ship was above par. We didn't see much of our cabin steward- but the room was refreshed the moment we left it! My wife is now researching cruises on Princess Ships with the Concierge Lounge for Suite Passengers. We already have two cruises planned in 2021. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
From start to finish, this cruise was so much fun! Check-in was a breeze. Our luggage was delivered quickly. We went right to dinner. There was top-notch entertainment every night. If you were bored, it was your own fault. There is so much ... Read More
From start to finish, this cruise was so much fun! Check-in was a breeze. Our luggage was delivered quickly. We went right to dinner. There was top-notch entertainment every night. If you were bored, it was your own fault. There is so much to do in this ship. The Crown Grill steakhouse was fabulous. The filet mignon, New York Strip steaks and Porterhouse steaks were the best we've ever had. All the food was delicious everywhere on the ship. The staff was super friendly and aimed to please. The entertainment was terrific! There are different shows every night of Broadway quality. The comedian was hysterical and gave a clean show. I had to buy his DVD. Lotus Spa and and it's Enclave were phenomenal. We had so much fun! I wish we could have stayed another week. They couldn't do enough to make us happy. I can't wait to cruise with Princess again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
To be honest we cruised princess once before and we’re not impressed. We only came a second time as it fit our plans and it really was just a rejuvenation week. First the good. Cabin was perfect (super comfy bed). The entertainment in ... Read More
To be honest we cruised princess once before and we’re not impressed. We only came a second time as it fit our plans and it really was just a rejuvenation week. First the good. Cabin was perfect (super comfy bed). The entertainment in the atrium in the last night was a special treat and made that last night memorable (unlike many cruises where they are not so). Food was decent, bar staff not the same friendly faces like on The other mainstream lines. Activities were old. Entertainment was not to the standards of the other lines. The embarkation however was one of the best we have done. If you want to see the show you have to arrive 45 mins early for a 45 min show to get a seat. For a headliner try an hour. Don’t try to use your soda package on princess cay. The ship is beautiful and elegant (not garish). In reality my wife and I would go again if it was less $ than others but couldn’t recommend it to friends. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
After cruising with many companies we have chosen Princess the last 4 times. Actually the Regal Princess the last two times. Embarking and Disembarking is seamless. Very impressed how they move so many people. On board you are treated like ... Read More
After cruising with many companies we have chosen Princess the last 4 times. Actually the Regal Princess the last two times. Embarking and Disembarking is seamless. Very impressed how they move so many people. On board you are treated like royalty. If you ever have a problem is is solved ASAP. We chose the Mini Suite Balcony this time over our regular choice of a balcony stateroom. For the little extra cost you have allot more comforts. don't miss making reservations at the Crown Grill. Service and atmosphere is perfect for a romantic evening. The food is to top shelf. Order the filet mignon or the Rib eye steak cooked medium. You can thank me later. We always request "Voice-law" as our waiter but all the waters are superb. Entertainment is always ( I mean always ) great. Best I have seen on any ship. Excursions for snorkeling are the only thing I can comment on, and they are always well run. Ask around however; we have found great snorkeling by word of mouth and going on our own, with a taxi. It is risky because the ship will leave without you. The spacious fitness area has all the latest equipment plus free weights.They just didn't plop a treadmill & bike in a spare room. Only thing they could possibly add to this complete gym would be an endless pool. Lastly my secret Tip. The room steward's on the ship are always great. Tip them well. When I start a cruise, I tip my room steward generously. Again; thank me later. Don't forget a couples message. When your wife feels pampered all week ( happy wife is a happy life ) Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Princess puts on one HELL of a show for an entire week. We cruised the Regal Princess, had 3 stops to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Everything was top quality, from the service to the food (so much to eat!!) to the ... Read More
Princess puts on one HELL of a show for an entire week. We cruised the Regal Princess, had 3 stops to Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Everything was top quality, from the service to the food (so much to eat!!) to the entertainment. The balcony stateroom was very clean, and the room attendant cleaned it twice a day. The Medallion is a great part of the cruise, no cash or credit card needed, makes checking in/out such a simple process, and even opens your cabin door (no key card needed). I would recommend to anyone who is looking to be pampered for a week, no worries about anything, and enjoy a huge selection of events throughout the week, from morning to late night. Watching full length movies at night "under the stars" on the theater-sized screen on the top deck was a delightful experience. The Staff (from the stateroom attendant to the waiters in dining room) is fantastic, always pleasant and making sure we were always comfortable and taken care of. If you get a chance to sail with Princess, I give it 2 HUGE thumbs up! The Regal is more of an older-crowd (seniors/retirees) and we are in our 40's, but didn't make a difference. We still met some younger and older couples and had a great time! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We chose this cruise for the value of the balcony cabin. It met and exceeded our expectations in every way! The food was amazing as was the service. Our steward was friendly, remembered our names and kept the cabin impeccably clean. The ... Read More
We chose this cruise for the value of the balcony cabin. It met and exceeded our expectations in every way! The food was amazing as was the service. Our steward was friendly, remembered our names and kept the cabin impeccably clean. The balcony made the room seem larger and was perfect for having our coffee in the mornings or cocktail in the evenings. The bed was very comfortable and there was more storage than other cruise ships we've been on. We had one issue with an excursion and reported it to the desk. We got apologies and a full refund! A very nice surprise indeed!! The entertainment was extraordinary! We looked forward to the next show each day. It was always a packed house! All of the wait staff was impeccable. The bartenders went above and beyond. The Ocean Now on the app was very useful. It was very nice to be able to sit where we were most comfortable to play cards and have cocktails delivered to us. I highly recommend Princess Cruises (The Love Boat) to anyone. We already have our next cruise booked on Princess and can't wait! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
This is our second 14 day B2B cruise on Princess in the past year. We chose this ship specifically because of the "adults only" space on Deck 17. This area makes you feel like you are on a cruise that costs twice as much. The ... Read More
This is our second 14 day B2B cruise on Princess in the past year. We chose this ship specifically because of the "adults only" space on Deck 17. This area makes you feel like you are on a cruise that costs twice as much. The Retreat Pool and Cabanas and the Sanctuary is the best space we have experienced on any of the 18 cruises we have taken. You feel like you are the only people on the ship. Alice and her service staff are amazing. This area fills up fast and you cannot make reservations until you get on the ship. So arrive early - 9-10 am get ready to board and once on board go DIRECTLY (Run not walk)to the Sanctuary Deck 17 forward. Look for the Sanctuary sign and go to the desk or stand in line - Chose Pool Cabanas for the Port Days - if you are staying on the ship- and book Sanctuary seating for Sea Days which tend to be more windy. The Pool Cabanas furthermost from the Bar are the shadiest. In the sanctuary the front row forward are the best. Price is $50 per 1/2 day for Cabana by the retreat pool or $20 pp per 1/2 day for the Sanctuary. The Lumiere Dinner is not to be missed. Again as soon as you get onboard - find a ship phone and use the dining line to book the dinner. Do not wait - it sells out quick. My husband raced up to the Sanctuary and I found a phone and in less than 30 minutes we had reserved everything and then ordered our first drink. I had 3 spa services - I highly recommend that you meet your service provider in advance before you book your treatment. I highly recommend Henja she is great. Book online before you go and save on port days. Medallion is great for overall on/off ship - but the "get a drink anywhere -and we will find you" does not work well. St Thomas was are favorite port -Stop by Frenchtown Brewery and eat dinner at Oceana Restaurant. Get the Lobster!! The Crown Grill was great - Za Za will take great care of you. Be sure to sign up for the Tuscan Wine Tasting! Great Value! The embarkation and disembarkation was quick, easy and drama free. Have booked the Sky Princess for Jan 2021! Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
We like to take a cruise right after New Years. The fares are excellent and there are some nice perks added, especially with the Medallion program. We are Platinum members having sailed Princess 7 times now. Embarkation was super fast. We ... Read More
We like to take a cruise right after New Years. The fares are excellent and there are some nice perks added, especially with the Medallion program. We are Platinum members having sailed Princess 7 times now. Embarkation was super fast. We were onboard by 11am. This is nice as you really do get an extra day onboard. Like most Princess ships this boat has the same restaurants, bar areas, entertainment and usual shops. We got to our room immediately and even though Edward wasn't quite finished he told us to put our carry on bags in and to go check the ship out. First stop the buffet for lunch. I always do the carving station and it never disappoints. We bought a coffee card prior boarding and that lasted all week. No extra charge for lg or sm coffee drinks or specialty drinks. There is no punch card, you just swipe your medallion. By the way, I recommend getting a sports band when the shop opens, it not as intrusive as the lanyard neckband for Medallion. Never quite got the hang of WIFI using it as you must carry your cell phone everywhere. That's unnecessary and annoying. We had a balcony room all the way forward and it was rocky indeed the first few nights heading to Princess Cay. I like being forward on all cruises but never felt the bumping as hard as on this ship. After St. Martin it seemed much smoother all the way home. We had selected late dining as Princess site listed it as 7:15. Onboard it was 7:45. Much too late, so we met with the Maitre de at 1pm and he changed us from the Concerto DR to Allegro. Lots of empty table as this is also the Anytime DR. Our waiter left such a negative impression on me I never learned his name. He never explained the menu or made recommendations . We easily were in and out within an hour. Including dessert. Service felt rushed and impersonal. I met with the DR supervisor and made him aware, but the waiter never improved his service but the supervisor was all over us. Got annoying after a few nights. Food got a C. The beef Wellington was the best Ive had on a cruise ship but other entrees didn't fare as well. There were two formal nights and of course, the shorts people show up. Rules aren't enforced, but come on, put pants on. Spent nights near the pool as there was a full moon and people watched. Movies shown were Ad Astra , Downtown Abbey, Judy, etc... Didn't do any shows but there was usually great music in the Atrium area. Crooners was always packed and the Bellini bar was nice. we did an excursion thru Princess to St Johns. Ferry to the island then a open bus tour of the island. This guy got no tip from me as the tour was all about him. He went on and on about the Numi Diet or drink that is supposedly a miracle cure. The tree is native to the island and this guy had a pharmaceutical grudge , ranting about the wonders the leaves did for his broken collar bone. He made his point, but left us 20 minutes to sit on the road as he spoke about it. The ride took us past Trunk Beach which looked beautiful and then the ride back to port was so horrifyingly bumpy we all thought we'd need a chiropractor . He left us no time to shop in St. John so I was very disappointed. I can't recommend it. The rest of the cruise was fine, 3 sea days are awesome, met very nice people and then --SURPRISE-- Regal was going into wet dock when we got back to Ft L. Disembarkation was super fast. All in all good. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
There was a lot of gray hair on this cruise, including my own. The ship was prepared for the cruisers with the selection of music played throughout the ship, both live and canned, were age appropriate . There were two levels of adult only ... Read More
There was a lot of gray hair on this cruise, including my own. The ship was prepared for the cruisers with the selection of music played throughout the ship, both live and canned, were age appropriate . There were two levels of adult only pool areas, one free and for a fee. The best part was the minimum announcements. Due to location, we have cruised mostly with Carnival, but no more. The Carnival CD's (and those on RCCL and NCL) make too many sales pitches under the guise of information. The food on Lido was very good including my favorites Indian and Mexican. The bread/rolls were also excellent, hard on the outside and soft in the middle. Entertainment included only one comedian, wished for more, and a Beatles Mania show. Both were great, Come early to get a seat. The stateroom, beyond the usual, had a 46" LCD TV, not only that, it had live TV shows and recorded TV shows and movies for free! After a hard day of eating and lounging in the sun, it was a pleasure to be a couch potato for a few hours. Service was excellent, keep up the great job Denchai, our cabin steward. Embarkation and disembarkation smooth and at least 40 minutes ahead of schedule. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
I choose this cruise because of the Princess reputation. But in the end I was highly disappointed both in the food which was a major turnoff their menu. New Years eve is a very special time, and they had no balloons or confit falling ... Read More
I choose this cruise because of the Princess reputation. But in the end I was highly disappointed both in the food which was a major turnoff their menu. New Years eve is a very special time, and they had no balloons or confit falling like the picture you see. This never happened. The entertainment was just okay for new years, I've seen a heck of a lot better. The restaurant seating was a disaster on New Years Eve, they should be ashamed of themselves on how they handled this not only on New Years Eve but throughout the entire cruise. The galleria on this ship sucks, very small and the shops are not worth shopping it, selling garbage jewelry and lousy clothes. I thought Princess cruise was well known for their food, at best their food was average, their dinner menu was terrible. I was very disappointed, to say the least. I thought Princess cruise exhibited a very cheap and frugal type of experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I’m new to cruising, so Princess was the 4th different line I’ve tried out, and it was by far my favorite I may be easy to please, but the medallion class is now my preferred way to cruise! The touchscreens near the elevators ... Read More
I’m new to cruising, so Princess was the 4th different line I’ve tried out, and it was by far my favorite I may be easy to please, but the medallion class is now my preferred way to cruise! The touchscreens near the elevators were easy to use and understand, I sincerely enjoyed being able to find my shipmates anywhere on the ship without having to keep cell phones on us. I was able to find out what activities were going on easily and make my selections. The shows were wonderful, Broadway quality, and we enjoyed four different shows during our cruise. Being able to order drinks poolside and have them delivered to us, rather than standing around waiting at the bar was also a great experience! The room service was excellent, and the cabin steward was terrific also! All around, this was my favorite cruise after having been on MSC, Carnival, and Holland America lines. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
You'd think it would be difficult to be pissed off after spending a week somewhere as gorgeous as the Caribbean. But congratulations, Regal Princess - you've succeeded. I'll start with a little background: This was the ... Read More
You'd think it would be difficult to be pissed off after spending a week somewhere as gorgeous as the Caribbean. But congratulations, Regal Princess - you've succeeded. I'll start with a little background: This was the FOURTH cruise I've taken with Princess just this year alone - and my second on the Regal. I'm not the type to complain about every little issue on a cruise - I'm generally pretty easy to please. I did Panama Canal last month on the Island Princess and it was amazing. Zero complaints. I wrote a great review after that cruise because they deserved it. I just got home from a seven day Western Caribbean cruise on the Regal Princess. The ports of call and shore excursions were excellent, as always, but many things about the ship itself were pretty terrible. I don't even know where to begin, so I'll take it from the top... I boarded the ship the first day and headed up to the Riviera Deck to my stateroom - R311. I immediately noticed a funky smell in the hallway - almost like the cleaning products used to deodorize a toilet in a bus or airplane bathroom. It was pretty gross. I noticed that the carpets were wet, too, so I assumed that they had just wet vacuumed the hallways or something. I went into my stateroom and began unpacking. The carpet in front of my bathroom was also wet - bad enough that my socks got soaked after stepping on it. And the bathroom itself smelled like urine, which really bothered me, because I had the same problem last Spring in my stateroom on the Aloha deck. Later in the afternoon I went to explore the ship and stopped by the front desk to tell them about the smell in the bathroom. They said they'd have the steward take care of it, and he did - when I went back to my room an hour or so later, the bathroom had been bleached and scrubbed and the smell was almost totally gone (note: if you want your steward to take great care of you, give him/her a $20 tip at the beginning of the cruise as soon as you meet them and they'll do almost anything for you). I was tired that evening and decided to just order room service. This also turned into an exercise in frustration. I called several times and nobody answered. I was put on hold each time. After spending about 10-15 minutes waiting, I'd had enough and called the front desk to complain. They said they'd have the room service people call me back, and eventually, they did. I tried not to get too worked up about the situation because it was the first night of the cruise, and the room service staff are often pretty backed up at this time. I ordered the lobster and steak and paid $19 for it (it wasn't worth it, and not only that, they got my order wrong). Later in the evening I tried calling the dining reservations line to make a reservation for the following evening at Sabitini's, and same situation - nobody answered. I gave up after several attempts. That night I went to bed in a not great mood but was hopeful that the rest of the cruise would be much better. I was startled awake at 5:30am by a SCREECHING alarm that went off in my stateroom. I called the front desk and they said they were aware of the problem - someone else had also called from their room on Riviera to report the same thing - and that they were working on fixing it. The alarm continued screeching for another 15 to 20 minutes. At this point, I'm wide awake, and I go to use the bathroom. I open the bathroom door and the bathroom stinks like urine again. Now I'm definitely not happy. There's no way I'm getting back to sleep. The alarm is still going off. I go down nine flights of stairs to the front desk to complain about the alarm and the smell of the bathroom. They send a housekeeping manager up to my room to check out the bathroom, and he sends the plumber up. Eventually the alarm turns off. The plumber fiddles around with the bathroom drains for 15 minutes or so, and then says he's sorry but there's not much he can do - the entire Riviera deck was flooded yesterday by a burst pipe, which is causing the sewer smell in both the hallway and possibly the smell in my stateroom bathroom, too. Basically, I'm out of luck. I appreciated the honesty, because this was the first time someone had the decency to actually explain to me what the TRUE situation was. A simple letter of apology or acknowledgement from Princess would've gone a long way here. "Hey, sorry the hallway is flooded and smells like a sewer and we did nothing to warn you", or "hey, sorry to wake you up from a sound sleep at 5:30am with an ear-splitting alarm that went off in dozens of rooms for 20+ minutes with zero explanation and no way to quickly turn off". Needless to say, this never happened. In any event, I called guest services and told them that I wanted a new room on a different deck. They said the ship was filled to capacity but that they'd see what they could do and get back to me. I heard nothing back for several hours. It wasn't until I got my travel agent involved AND threatened to contest the entire cost of the cruise with my credit card company that guest services finally had someone up the chain reach back out to me. I received a call a little later from Dean - the guest services director - and he was fantastic. I really need to give credit where credit is due here. I explained to him that pretty much every single thing about the cruise up until that point had been a complete nightmare, and that nobody on staff either seemed to care and/or had the ability to help me fix the problems I was having. I pretty much gave him a list of complaints and he immediately began addressing and trying to fix each one. It made all the difference in the world to me that he took my complaints seriously and actually worked to correct them. He even made me a complimentary reservation at Sabitini's that evening. Without my experience with Dean and his help resolving everything here, I doubt i'd ever be taking a Princess cruise again. From this point on, some things improved and some didn't. I went to Sabitini's that evening and this was literally the highlight of the cruise. They were so welcoming and friendly - the level of service and quality were amazing. I wish the entire cruise was like this. It meant so much to me that they actually treated me like a guest, because for most of the cruise up until this point (and after it), I felt like just a number. The ports of call and shore excursions were all excellent. Thank God for that because this helped the cruise not seem like a complete disaster. I did have some fun, at least. But overall, the negative experiences I had that first day or two of the cruise overshadowed the entire vacation, especially because many of them were never completely resolved. The hallway and bathroom continued to smell, it was difficult to get a human being on the phone when calling room service, the dining reservation line, or even the front desk, and the ship seemed very understaffed for the amount of guests on board. With so many shortcomings during this cruise, I've been trying to put my finger on how things could've gone so noticeably downhill since my last Regal cruise this past March. My theory is that it all boils down to the Medallion system. It's obvious that Princess is eliminating staff and replacing them with a terribly inadequate and cumbersome system of online Medallion applications. What a huge mistake. Human beings should not be replaced by automation in an industry where the overall level of quality/satisfaction is so heavily determined by the level of care/attention you receive from actual humans. If I go to McDonald's, I don't care if the human interaction is replaced by a self-service kiosk. When I'm on a cruise, it's a completely different story. Not to mention the fact that the apps often don't work or drastically limit the number of things you can do/order compared to when you interact with an actual human staff member - which often necessitates an additional human interaction, anyway. The few staff still employed seemed totally overwhelmed with the number of guests on board. They couldn't keep up, guests were getting frustrated, there were lines for almost everything, and the decreased morale was pretty apparent. it's a lose-lose situation for everyone involved. I really hope someone high up at Princess reads this review. Some of the issues on this cruise might've been bad luck, but others were entirely preventable. A lot of it boils down to customer service. I've given Princess many thousands of dollars in business in the past year alone. Just because I'm on the younger side, and traveling solo, doesn't mean I should receive a lower level of service than an older couple or a family with kids - and that was the impression I got again and again on this cruise (as well as other Princess cruises I've taken). I guarantee you I'm contributing just as much to your bottom line as these people, if not more. Perhaps you should realize who your truly loyal customers are, and start treating them that way. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Wife is a Vegan and thought the food selection was poor compared to the 40 plus other cruises she has sailed. I found the food selection fine but the taste just average. The Italian specialty restaurant was excellent for me but not for ... Read More
Wife is a Vegan and thought the food selection was poor compared to the 40 plus other cruises she has sailed. I found the food selection fine but the taste just average. The Italian specialty restaurant was excellent for me but not for my wife as there were no vegan opportunities. They did try hard to prepare a pasta dish for her and she found it to be OK. Buffet service above average. On board entertainment really lacking. Comedian was great but other shows just OK. We did not do any excursions. Princess Cay was a major disappointment and should not even be considered a port. 40 acres of sand and a few shops. Will never do a cruise again that spends half its time at sea (3 of 6 days). St. Thomas and St. Maarten great if you are shopping for jewelry otherwise no big deal except quite beautiful. Suite level priority embarkation and disembarkation was a joke. There were no special lines or preferences that were apparent especially disembarkation where we fought for elevator space like everyone else in spite of the Concierge assuring us we would get priority. We will likely not sail Princess again and certainly not in the Caribbean. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I came to Princess after some posh cruises on a competitor. The first was an Alaska Inside Passage that was all good EXCEPT the quality of food and the staff who were so surley...from the cabin steward to the dining staff. However, a ... Read More
I came to Princess after some posh cruises on a competitor. The first was an Alaska Inside Passage that was all good EXCEPT the quality of food and the staff who were so surley...from the cabin steward to the dining staff. However, a promotion lured us back and I am so glad we gave Princess another chance. In 2018 we did a Southeast Asia cruise on the Sapphire Princess and were very satisfied. The Regal is a 3500 passenger ship - a little large for our taste. We were happy to see they have "greened" up; replacing one-time use things with cloth napkins, flatware, glassware. Both the staff and the food were phenomenal. The line seemed very gay friendly (is that a term?) - inclusive I guess is better. The Medallion experience was OK. When they get all the bugs out it will be great. If you like to snorkel I recommend bringing your own equipment - there are lots of opportunities in this itinerary. We didn't really care about the ports of call. We always book a local guide for private excursions to immerse in the culture (as much as is possible in a half day) and for the personal connection. I avoid all excursions that include shopping. Jamaica was great fun. Climbing the famous Dunn River Falls is not as strenuous as reported, we saw some pretty outa shape folks doing it. For the "secret, hidden" Blue hole or White river area - skip the big bus and go to Island Gully Falls. We really loved it and had personal attention. Do not try to drive there yourself - get a driver or taxi, the mountain roads are daunting. Grand Cayman was unimpressive because we didn't go offshore since we snorkel on Princess Cay and in Cozumel. The Grand Cayman port staff said we needed a taxi to go to Caymen Spirits rum distillery- a tour we booked in advance. They said our map wasn't to scale and it was too far and too much traffic. But it was a little over ONE MILE and we easily walked back to port in 20 minutes. Enroute we stopped at a grocer and got the sunscreen and spices we wanted for 1/3 the harborside shop prices. Read Less
Sail Date December 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 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
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
Third year in a row we've been trying to take this cruise, but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts. Absolutely great cruise. The Regal Princess is still in great shape, and looked it. Constant upkeep throughout the whole cruise. ... Read More
Third year in a row we've been trying to take this cruise, but couldn't due to scheduling conflicts. Absolutely great cruise. The Regal Princess is still in great shape, and looked it. Constant upkeep throughout the whole cruise. Crews were doing exterior hull painting before we even disembarked in Halifax. Halifax: Easy disembarkation. In port with the Caribbean Princess. Easy access to our private tour right out front of Terminal 22. If you want a good local beer, due yourself a favor and skip Garrison Brewing and walk down Water Street to Alexander Keith's. Saint John: Again, easy disembarkation, right in town. Late night here, so we had both lunch and dinner off the ship. Caribbean Princess with us again. Last cruises of the season, so many bargains in the local shops to be had. Sea days were great as always. Smooth, calm seas and pleasant temps for this time of year. We felt that the whole crew were in their grove, so to speak, as service was really good throughout the ship for the whole cruise. Captain Tim Stringer commanding. Seas were extremely smooth for this time of year, and weather was perfect. We had a "sideways" interior, A419, located mid ship. Great location and easy access to center stairs. Food was great, both in the dining room and the Horizon Court. International Café had some great selections everyday. As always, had our embarkation lunch at Alfredo's, outstanding as always and quiet and uncrowded. Last night of the cruise, we were fortunate to catch a performance of the Princess Rock Orchestra in the Piazza. They were outstanding! If you see a performance listed in the Patter, make sure you go, assuming of course you like Rock- n- Roll. Looking forward to at least one more cruise on the Regal before she leaves the east coast late next year. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
What most determined our choosing this particular cruise was The Itinerary and most of all it was out of NYC which is driving distance away. We have traveled Princess before. This is a newer ship in good shape. The cleanliness of the ... Read More
What most determined our choosing this particular cruise was The Itinerary and most of all it was out of NYC which is driving distance away. We have traveled Princess before. This is a newer ship in good shape. The cleanliness of the Ship was great. Our cabin was quiet and extreemly clean. The quality of food was not as good as it was two years ago when we traveled on the same ship. Things that determined the Average Rating are as follows: 1. Cruise Line has cut back on the quality and quantity of food. An extremely small portion of lobster. Dinner featuring fried chicken had two very small pieces of dark meat. 2. Medallion does not always work - A passenger card is much better. After taking twenty-five cruises the card is a better way of cruising. Medallion tracks you everywhere - Big Brother. 3. The final bill had charges we did not make. Wasted 1/2 hour on disembarkation day getting it corrected. This has NEVER happened before on any of twenty-five cruises we have sailed on. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Our class chose this destination on a majority vote for our 45th college reunion. We wanted a cruise that would take us to the East Coast and Canada for the Fall Foliage. Our travel agent suggested a Princess cruise based on previous ... Read More
Our class chose this destination on a majority vote for our 45th college reunion. We wanted a cruise that would take us to the East Coast and Canada for the Fall Foliage. Our travel agent suggested a Princess cruise based on previous clients' recommendations. The embarkation was smooth and all the staff were very helpful and showed us the way to our stateroom and the dining room for lunch. Our stateroom was in a quiet location, clean, had a balcony, and the space was just right for my husband and me. The bed was very comfortable and the comforter was light and warm. The Medallion made it so easy to get in and out of our room, go through lines when exiting or returning to the ship. It also made it easy to shop, pay for drinks or other items on the ship; we did not need to bring our wallets and money on board. The food, entertainment, service and staff on the Regal Princess were all first rate!! I will return to this ship for another cruise with family and friends! Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Room on 16th floor front of ship balcony smelled like a locker room. Food quality was very poor. Carnival cruise line has way better food. Customer service is not honest with average age group traveling. They herd you in like cattle. Very ... Read More
Room on 16th floor front of ship balcony smelled like a locker room. Food quality was very poor. Carnival cruise line has way better food. Customer service is not honest with average age group traveling. They herd you in like cattle. Very disappointed on first cruise with Princess. Dancers were very very very good. Well done. Carlos Oscar comedian was very good. Just felt like there was lack of communication from staff. Like you are on your own. If you want to be on a cruise with the average age of 70 plus, than Princess is for you. Captain Tim was not honest about the rough seas. People were tortured because of rough seas. Took us around subtropical Storm Melissa. Not a great experience, but hey, they had to get the next cruise out Saturday afternoon. It’s all about making money. I get it. Not cool though taking passengers in a storm. Our steward that cleaned our room was very sweet young lady. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this cruise to hopefully catch some great fall colors and - perhaps - the Northern Lights. We got one out of two! Colors were gorgeous, especially in Canada. We took our daughter and her husband with us and had a delightful ... Read More
We chose this cruise to hopefully catch some great fall colors and - perhaps - the Northern Lights. We got one out of two! Colors were gorgeous, especially in Canada. We took our daughter and her husband with us and had a delightful time with them! Embarkation was amazingly smooth - probably a function of not trying to get on board as early as possible, like we usually do! Really enjoyed the ports and the on board entertainment. Dining room food was a bit below Princess' normally high standards. Cruising through sub-tropical storm Melissa was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience that the ship and captain handled amazingly well - making it actually an exciting experience, rather than scary. Although this itinerary is not one I would repeat (unlike others we have taken), I am delighted that we had the opportunity to see a part of the Northeast we had not previously experienced. Peggy's Cove and the Reversing Rapids were especially amazing! 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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