In response to review, kenik says ...
PS the other cruises on princess were really great , the royal princess seems to be about the money.
We went on the regal princess in the Mediterranean this year on September and everything was so expensive on the ship. The bombsrded us with beverage and wine psckages which were exorbitant and didn't even have the wine that we ordered. All the tours or transfers were overpriced as wr compared them to local prices. For instance, water on the ship as we are getting off was $2 a bottle and on shore at cafes were 60cents. We were very disappointed with yhe attitude of just making money.
Thank you for posting your review. Usually cruise lines are consistent across the fleet as to how and what they charge for things over and above the baseline cruise cost. Otherwise it would be a nightmare for accounting. IF you have a chance, it would be helpful to see the comments you left off of your review.
I hope things go better on your next sailing.
When were your prior cruises ? Times have changed over the years on cruise lines, as the economy has tanked. what had been free is now charged for. Prices of cruises have not gone up with inflation so the lines up-sell you on everything they can. Want fruit juice other then breakfast, you have to pay for it, mint on pillow every night, gone on some lines, want a fantastic meal, up-sell restaurants, the loyalty cocktail party, gone on some lines and now you get a coupon for one free drink on sea day brunch. (what if I don't want to start drinking that early?
Cruising is very different then when I started. So to compare then to now is not fair. If your expectation are those of 20 or 30 years ago you will not be happy on regular cruise line today. To get that level of food and service you have to step up to the higher level of cruise lines.
I sincerely wish that you would explain more about what was so poor about this cruise. It would be helpful to all of us.