February 2014 - Royal Princess to Caribbean - Eastern
The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship. Our stateroom was comfortable with lots of room for hanging clothes, and plenty of draws and shelves for storing clothing items. The bathrooms were sufficient and stocked daily with clean towels.The staff really went all out to make us feel comfortable and welcome. There were some issues I felt were lacking:
As there were recent outbreakes of the Noro Virus on two other ships shortly before our departsure, I feel the buffet should have had staff dishing out our food instead of all passengers handling the tongs. I had seen passengers reaching in with their hands and taking rolls, and cookies with their bare hands. Distasteful and unsanitary to say the very least. The food was just average with pretty much the same breakfast items daily at the buffet. We had to ask some of the wait staff to clear off our tables when they walked by and did not offer to take away the dirty dishes. On the other hand we have to give kudos to Milan of Hungary who was charming, fun and very helpful in accomodating our every request. We thoroughly enjoyed him he has a great personality and made our dining experiences most enjoyable. Kudos also to Petar and Rommel for all their attention to us.
The lounge chairs at the pool were very uncomfortable with few cushions to be had. On sea days many of us couldn't even find an available lounge, however the pizza at the pool was great!
We thoroughly enjoyed watching the Dancing at Sea group. Great idea to have them at the Piazza for those of us who didn't get to the show or didn't care too. They provided great entertainment as were all the musicians at the Piazza.
I really enjoyed the casino, even came away a winner!
All in all we had great weather and embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. No long wait.