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Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean

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Overall rating:

4.6 out of 5
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Regal Princess

14 Night Caribbean East/West Adventurer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2019

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

It is so nice to just step away from all the responsibilities of life for a little while and have the hardest questions be 'margarita or pina colada?'. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Food was delicious. Islands were great. Thank you!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Easy, fast, got right into our rooms

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food was delicious and there was a lot of variety. We were originally disappointed to see that you had to order steak (for additional cost), but then found that several nights had steak options. I can only have minimal dairy and don't eat much meat (mostly poultry and limited seafood) and sometimes at lunch there were very limited chicken options. The staff was great about getting me an avocado to eat at breakfast. The Adobo Chicken was amazing, when it was a available! Martin was an absolutely exceptional waiter. He made us not want to miss dinner because it was so relaxing and enjoyable. We have cruised many times and he is definitely one of the best waiters we have ever had.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Trivia. We wish there was more of it! And please don't repeat questions from the previous week. We always love the Movies Under The Stars. Make sure that movies that are showing during the day time do not have a lot of dark scenes (e.g. Black Panther is an amazing movie, however, you couldn't tell what was going on because it was too dark for a day time showing, move it to after sunset). Massage with Haidee was amazing. My husband went to Cassandra and was also quite impressed. Everyone was so nice. Cameron at the fitness center has a perfect personality for his job. He is so nice and easy to talk to and really goes out of his way to help others.

Lotus Spa

5 out of 5

Lovely! Haidee and Cassandra were amazing and gave great deep tissue massages. If only I could get a massage EVERY day!

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Comedians were great. Kevin Jordan's last show especially stood out. We all had a great laugh! Beatlemaniacs was a fun show, but I was a bit disappointed in the stage performance and costumes. They were GREAT in the Piazza on Saturday night though!

Movies Under The Stars

5 out of 5

Always fun! Just make sure the movie doesn't have a lot of dark scenes if it's playing during the day. We always love sitting out and catching a few movies during the week.

Children's Programs

No kids with us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Martin was an absolutely exceptional waiter. He made us not want to miss dinner because it was so relaxing and enjoyable. We have cruised many times and he is definitely one of the best waiters we have ever had. Filip was our waiter the first week and the service was slow. Filip seemed to be hustling and seemed to be a hard worker and a nice person, but something in the process seemed to be broken and it made dinner last longer than we would like and have a strange cadence. Piotr (aka Peter) was our room steward and he was absolutely wonderful and attentive. He was friendly and took the time to answer all my husband's question about Poland, the language, and any other questions that came to mind. Yana G at the service desk was exceptionally nice! We always looked for her to help us and actually enjoyed when we had questions!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything was clean and well-maintained. The new "Find your shipmates" feature is AWESOME! It will be even better when you can add other people (not in your room) to your shipmates.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The room size was good. Shower is always a little too small, but we make do. Beds were not soft enough and hurt my back a bit. Our steward tried to put a blanket down to make it softer which helped a little. Toilet wouldn't flush one day and we had to make 3 requests (at least 2 hours apart) and wait over 7 hours.

Ship tip

Find something new to do every day! Try something you've never done!

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida Did not visit port

Ran errands on this day

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
I like Princess Cays because I can swim and enjoy a beach day without feeling like I'm missing something. It would be nice if lunch or fruit were available past 1:30pm (maybe even just to 2pm). There were a LOT of flies on/near the food in the 2nd week, but not in the first. Not sure what changed.

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

5 out of 5
St Thomas is beautiful and very walkable. We've been here many times so it's not as new and exciting as it could be.

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

5 out of 5
We have been to St Maarten before but we enjoyed this trip more than the others. It felt more walkable and safer than it had previously and we had a great time exploring the island. We look forward to going back and seeing even more of the island. We enjoyed talking with some of the locals here as well.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy breezy!
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