Royal Princess arrives in LA tomorrow!

Royal Princess shows up in LA tomorrow, March 23, 2019. Then she'll start her new life on the West Coast.

Anyone here booked on her

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No cruises booked until October and then out of Florida. Have you booked a sailing on her, yet?

What is Princess like? I know it is owned by Carnival but is it a step up?

No, but I will be riding her sister next month. (Regal)

Surprised Somehow, that doesn't sound right.

Not certain as to a "step up", step up from what? Carnival Corp. is a quasi-amalgamation of 10 cruise line brands. Those include AIDA, Carnival Cruise Lines, Costa, Cunard, Holland America, Princess Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, P&O Cruises UK and Seabourn.

We have only been on HAL and Princess. But what I can glean from posters who have been on others, from the stand point of all around cruise quality, I suggest Princess is a step up from Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America, P&O Cruises, P&O Cruises Australia, AIDA and Costa. And a step down from Seabourn. Not sure about Cunard, maybe a draw there.

Princess can be easily compared to Celebrity, if that helps.

The clientele is generally older than Carnival and more reserved (not to be confused with the passengers are all old. The average age is 40ish). The music is a bit more muted in volume. The tables still have tablecloths and the food is generally better. The entertainment mirrors the clientele - geared for a post-college aged crowd, not spring breakers.

It is a bit more elegant than most of Carnival ships. The decor tends to be similar on all the Princess ships, with dark wood around the Wheel House (bar and special venue location), Crown Grill (steak house) and Crooners Lounge and Bar giving it an"old world" feel (I really like it). There are more dance lessons and lectures. And the patrons seem to dance more in the evening in the atrium (although I've noticed more of that on Carnival the last few cruises). Their seem to be fewer children, but I understand the children's area is good. They still have trivia, bingo and a few "silly" games in the atrium, more classical music and less loud music. We have sailed on three different Princess ships and enjoyed each adventure. Like Carnival, the newer ships offer some improved facilities. What Carnival has over Princess is the size of a standard balcony cabin. Carnival's in bigger and so is the shower. So from a fellow Carnival cruiser, yes a step above (maybe two steps depending on the ship).

I plan on sailing on Royal in 2020.

But I’ll be with ya! If you see a guy that’s bald and wearing a shirt about Sarcasm! Say hi BD.

I'll probably spend a lot of time at the aft pool area and Crooners at night.

Check out the roll call for the cruise - we are looking at a small meet&greet Monday afternoon around the aft pool area. I will probably be wearing the Cruiseline t-shirt.

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