May 2015 - Royal Princess to Europe - Western Europe
We had an excellent time on our Royal Princess 12 night British Isles cruise. While there were 3500 passengers onboard, the ship is huge and so never felt overwhelmingly crowded. Service from the crew was outstanding. Our stateroom steward Geraldo treated us extremely well in meeting or even exceeding our needs. In addition, the dining service we received from our waiter Luisito and assistant waiter, John Paul was top notch! They treated us "royally" every night. The ports of call were awe inspiring; from Ireland's and Scotland's castles and beautiful scenery, to nature's wonders of "The Giant's Causeway" in Northern Ireland and "Stonehenge" in England. In addition, we enjoyed a scenic cruise on Loch Ness, and a fabulous luncheon cruise along the Seine River in Paris. While in Paris, we viewed iconic sites such as the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral and a brief, but productive souvenir shopping trip along the Champs Elysees. While we had an awesome time, we would have preferred to have 2 days each in England and France and only 2 ports in Scotland instead of 4 ports, as there was more of England and France we would have liked to have visited. But that's just our opinion. All in all we give this trip 5 stars! One final note is that our flights were with British Airways and we highly recommend using them for your flight plans, as we had a very positive experience with them too.