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Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Reviews: 2
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Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Regal Princess

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 27, 2019

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: M118

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

This cruise was very special to me. I probably experienced something few others ever have. In May of 1943 I was adopted. I had always known that fact as it was not hidden from me from my earliest memories. On June 1, 2018 I was “found” by my birth family. My birth father joined the United States Marine Corps on November 10, 1942. He left for recruit training in San Diego not realizing that he had left his girlfriend in a family way. After boot camp he was shipped out to the South Pacific. She went “away” to have the child (me). After a relatively “safe” period of time she returned home. In September of 1943, my father returned home on leave from the South Pacific and he and my mother married. They subsequently had two daughters, my sisters. My birth family settled in Southern California. I grew up in Georgia. When I turned 18, I joined the United States Marine Corps. Upon discharge in July, 1965 I relocated to Southern California. I was never aware that my birth family also resided in Southern California. We crossed paths many times unaware of each other. In 2010 I relocated to Georgia. My adoptive parents passed away in 1995 and 2002. My mother kept her vow, of never trying to find me or my adoptive family, that she signed in 1943. My birth parents died in December, 2017 and January, 2018. My sisters set out to find me. They were successful! I had booked this cruise in March of 2018. One of my sisters and her husband, my brother-in-law joined us on the cruise and I felt the power of DNA! We immediately bonded. I can’t imagine a more wonderful setting to join my family. We related the story to others on the cruise. This story had a happy ending. Thank you Princess for your part in the family reunited and the memories made!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
This was the most hassle free and speedy embarkation process I've ever experienced.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room was above expectations. The service was very good and deserts marvelous. The buffet was good but not on par with the dining room. From all of the hype, I expected a better rib eye from the Crown Grill.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
I did not participate in any of the on board activities

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Way beyond expectations! The music, production and stage settings were fantastic.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward was good. Sergiy, our head waiter was exceptional. Leonila was very good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship is why we use Princess as our cruise destination

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable bed, bedding and chairs.

Ship tip

Love the updated Medallion process.

Ports of call

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island) Did not visit port

sea conditions - ship did not stop there

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Fun to see another town in Jamaica - took the trolly and had a nice tour

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Sting Ray, reef snorkeling and beach excursion. water was rough and made it difficult but still fun.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Good shopping. shared a taxi with 3 other people. Great way to see the island.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Disembarkation was typical as compared to past cruises. Acceptable given the amount of people disembarking.
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