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Venice Princess Royal Princess Cruise Reviews

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A lower standard than what we expected...

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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BRUBET
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Royal Princess was a fairly new ship on its first transatlantic crossing in October, 2013. So, why did we have towels and wash cloths that were frayed? Why is there rust everywhere you look? Ours was an obstructed-view balcony with up close views of the life boats and their hoists which had lots of rust showing – already, even the stainless steel posts on the balcony were spotted with rust! ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Nice Cruise, Disappointing New Ship

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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billco
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

The cruise was fine, so I'll limit my comments specifically to the ship and thoughts that i came away with. I have always thought that a lot of weight is given to feedback from cruisers, particularly in the responses to the surveys and that a lot of the features on new ships would result from what people like or ask for. Therefore, I am a bit mystified by several things I encountered on Royal that ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Complete disappointment

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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nancy4joy
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

The Royal was launched 6-12 months before it was ready for passengers. It was understaffed with a large number of new hires who did not have the customer service skills that I have experienced on my 19 cruises with Princess. An example would be a clerk in the wrist watch boutiques, who when asked by a customer about a particular watch in the window, the clerk told her it cost $2,000 followed by, ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Don't Listen to all the Negativity

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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trydz
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

The Royal Princess is an excellent ship and worth seeing. My wife & I are both 62 and sailed on the Royal and found her to be different from the other ships yes but.. beautiful, expansive and pure joy to be on. If you are concerned, don't be. Our biggest complaint is: All these old, Elite (read arrogant) and overweight cruisers complaining all day and night. Average age on board had to be above ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Who Designed This Ship?

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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cruisedogatl
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First: The staff, food and service aboard the Royal could not be better. EXTREMELY satisfied in those regards. Our issues deal with the overall ship design. They eliminated some of the most popular venues, (e.g., Explorer's) and the dance floor in the Wheelhouse. The Wheelhouse lounge is now merged with the Crown Grill: it's hard to tell where one starts and the other stops. The only ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


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Very Disappointed in New Ship

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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CruisinGert
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This new ship simply did not cut it with us. The disappointments included: - A "Promenade Deck" that wasn't. Most of the promenade deck was closed to passengers, although it doesn't show that on the deck plan on the Princess website. The deck is mostly taken up by the life boats, which block the windows entirely on Deck 7 (which are Public Spaces). Facets jewelry sales has great views while the ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Love the Royal

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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jumpingrabbit
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was our 12th Princess Cruise and had a wonderful time. The ship was everything and more than we expected. The new piazza design was a great place to gather, enjoy a coffee, gelato, pizza or just sit and listen to the music and watch others dance. I love that the coffee card from the international café allows you a 3 scoop gelato sundae for one punch and as always your coffee card is good from ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


No rating
Royal Princess somewhat disappointing!

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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shipmates3
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

The Royal Princess received some much press prior to its sailing, that we were expecting great tings from her...however, we were somewhat disappointed. The design of the ship needs to be changed before the Regal is launched. The center staircase only goes from 4-7 with no access to the upper floors making the use of the elevators a necessity. The Princess theatre has no aisles on the orchestra ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


No more Royal Princess

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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stefaluc
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We were on the Royal Princess for the maiden transatlantic voyage, from Venice. The ship looks nice from the outside, but when you come in, you see there a lot of bling-bling to show off. The bigger atrium is nice, more space for the senoir to play card or sleep, during the day and during the performance from the entertainers....... That right, the stateroom are smaller, balcony are tiny. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


Not a happy passenger.

Review for Royal Princess to Transatlantic

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B.Lash
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Was looking forward to this cruise, all the aft rooms had soot all over the balconies. Food was not good in the dining room we only ate there 3 to 4 times. Had turkey one night is was tough white meat, corn bread was bad also. They put a slice of sweet potato on the my plate. Desert was almost the same every night. Food was good in the Crown grill but there was a charge for that $50 a couple. ...
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Sail Date: October 2013


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