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Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 09, 2014
Ship: Regal Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: a235
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We have never sailed on a princess ship before, so we were excited to experience both Princess Cruise Lines and a new ship.  At the same time, we have never visited St. Thomas before, and were excited to visit this port of call.  We could tell a difference right away with Princess vs. the other cruiselines.  First of all, when you first walk onto this beautiful ship, there is not someone trying to sell you a drink package, spa packages or bingo.  Instead you walk right into the beautiful atrium that is large, bright and inviting.  Next we went into room to see if it was ready, and it was.  It was only 11am, and our room was ready for us!  We stayed in an interior room.  The layout of the room was the best interior we have ever stayed in.  Many places to store our suitcases, plenty of closet space and ample shelves to keep our stuff.  The only negative was the small bathroom.  I like the layout of the bathroom, but was very very small.  Next we went to get lunch.  There were many option to choose from, but the best part was that the wait staff brings you drinks in the buffet, and not you having to get your drinks like the contemporary cruise lines require.  Food was upscale and many choices.

As the cruise went along, we experienced wonderful food and wonderful entertainment.    Wait staff was wonderful and room steward was very attentive and addressed any and all needs we had.  I am giving a 4 star instead of a 5 star only because of the last night entertainment.  The songs were wonderful but the costumes of the female dancers were way too inappropriate.  It was like we were watching a show in a strip club.  If we had children with us, we would have got up and left the show.  This was unfortunate, because the shows were great up to this point.  

We really enjoyed the pizza on board, the movie under the stars and the movies on demand in the stateroom.  We did not get a chance to enjoy everything this ship has to offer and would for sure go again on this beautiful ship.  

By the way, we loved St. Thomas and St. Johns and would go back in a heart beat!

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Deserts and pastries were the best we experienced at sea

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Except for the last show and the Unexpected boys, all other entertainment was best in class

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Best interior cabin we have every stayed in.

Ship Tip

Elevators were busy, so take the stairs.

3 out of 5
Took a long time to get to the terminal due to traffic
3 out of 5
Did not spend my time there due to a conference we were attending.
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