davidschlossber
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June 2016 - Royal Princess to Europe - Mediterranean

Better for those without Mobility LImitations

My 9 year old son has mobility limitations due to a medical condition which requires an oversized stroller for longer distances. From just the front to back of the ship would be a distance challenge for him. The elevators are small and the stroller barely fits in. During peak elevator times, seemed horrific trying to wait for an empty or near empty elevator to make the trip. There are not enough elevators (4 in the aft unlike 12 for most Royal Caribbean ships) and the 4 are in a spread out row instead of bundled, causing you sometimes to sprint with the stroller to the far end. The aft elevators only go down to the 6th floor, and there you can merely access the rear dining area. To go forward in the ship you need to go to 7. Actually, other than 16, it is the only floor with front to back access. we could not use floors with cabins, as the room steward carts made it nearly impossible to pass through with the stroller. So to go to our dining on 5, we had to take an elevator in the rear (only 4 there) from 10 to 7, we then had to go to midship, and catch another elevator down to 5. All in all, maneuvering around the ship was very very difficult. The theater has no cup holders, so you had to hold your drink the entire show. You should also know that anytime dining is NOT really anytime dining, unless you are willing to stand in a long line during peak times, and they will not take reservations during peak times. Lastly, the talent on the ship was terrible. The good: staff was very friendly, food was better than most ships, especially in the buffet and the poolside pizza.

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Royal Princess Royal Princess - All in all you should be fairly satisfied provided you don't suffer from mobility concerns as we did. The cabins are very nice, the talent on board can use some improvement. The food is at least average if not better than average.

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shared a quick tip for Royal Princess"All in all you should be fairly satisfied provided you don't suffer from mobility concerns as we did. The cabins are very nice, the talent on board can use some improvement. The food is at least average if not better than average. "