Regal Princess Cruise Review to North America

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Terrific entertainment

Sail Date: September 24, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Although we had driven to each of the ports a number of years ago, we decided to take the cruise because we didn't need to take an airplane, but could simply drive to the embarkation port in Brooklyn.  We had a beautiful sail away with great views of lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and the Verrazano Bridge.  Our stateroom was extremely comfortable, the staff was outstanding, the ship,  especially the Piazza, was beautiful and functional, and the entertainment was exceptional.  They hired very talented musicians and they were very important to our enjoyment of the cruise. The negatives: the weather was not great and at least one or two excursions were in the rain; sitting on deck was not something we were tempted to  do.  We had also hoped to see some foliage, but learned that the trees usually change in the first or second week of October.  

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable. Cabin steward was attentive, efficient and unobtrusive. Really liked the location of the cabin.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Didn't like being herded into the terminal upon embarkation. Otherwise things were pretty efficient.
Ship Quality
Couldn't be better.
Destinations and Excursions
We were disappointed by the weather and the lack of foliage.
Onboard Activities
Loved the musicians (dancers were also very good). Josh Witingham (?) was stellar, as was the Allegria quartet, the trumpet player and other brass players. When the 17 musicians got together in the Piazza the ship rocked!
Service and Staff
Almost everyone was very pleasant and very helpful.
Food and Dining
they should improve the quality of their steaks or not serve them. Buffets and teas were excellent. Lots to choose from and quality was very good.
New York, New York
Newport, Rhode Island
Schooner trip of one hour would have been enough. Historic trolley ride was ok.
Boston, Massachusetts
The 90 minute historic cruise was really fun. (Not a Princess excursion)
Bar Harbor, Maine
Nice town. Could have skipped the bus tour of the park in the rain.
Saint John, New Brunswick
Trip to St Martin's was fun because we had a guide who gave us the flavor of New Brunswick, but it wasn't worth the money.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Loved the immigration museum at Pier 21. They have a family history research center where the woman helped us learn a great deal about my husband's father's arrival.


Don't worry about being closed out of excursions. You can arrange for similar excursions at cheaper prices once you get into ports.

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