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Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.2 out of 5
Regal Princess

7 Night Western Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E302

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Review summary

I think I gave most of the info above. I will say this The Regal Princess is a beautiful ship although she is huge you can navigate pretty easy. The average age of this ship was like 45 and over. So if you are young and looking to party this is not the ship. If you want to relax or want to spend time with your love this would be a wonderful vacation. Would I cruise this ship again Yes. I was not too crazy about the medallion one day mines malfunctioned and it locked me out and removed me for my cabin once again an officer just so happen to be walking by and he stopped to see if I needed help. He made a quick call and let me into my cabin. That was kind of scary. Also now when you get drinks and thing they just ask you your cabin number they don't take your card so some you have to keep checking. They put some of my nephew thing on my medallion.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
We arrived at around 12 noon my cabin had no issues we didn't do the medallion thing ahead of time. It took less than 5 min for them to get us in. Now my niece did the pre-medallion thing and some how they sent the medallion to the wrong address. So they had to do their at embarkation and it took them over an hour to get on the ship. My advice just do it at the port

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Now I hate to score this so low. I have been on countless Carnival Cruises and More than one on Royal Carribean . I enjoy their food, but from what I have read on this site and other sites and reviews is the Princess is know for their good food. We only went to the MDR 3 nights out of 7. One being the Captains dinner formal night and the menu was nothing special. We enjoyed eating dinner at Alfredo's than the MDR. I did enjoy the international Cafe. I purchased the coffee card which they load to the medallion. With the card they use to have it could be used on another cruise. Now with it being loaded onto the medallion the worker told me I can only use it on this cruise.

Trident Grill

5 out of 5

The had great burgers and fries always made to order always fresh.

Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar

4 out of 5

My family enjoyed it.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

This was my go to I would come every morning and get a doughnut at night they had a wonderful wordorf chicken Salad it was mouth watering.

Ice Cream Bar

4 out of 5

I miss being able to get it on your own any time of day. My Niece husband really enjoyed it like 10 of them per day. I had two the entire time and it was good.

Horizon Court

4 out of 5

I had nacho's almost every day but the food was better than the main dinning room. the dessert area was tear worthy I love their cookies

Crooner's Bar

5 out of 5

I had a couple of Martini's and they were fantastic

Concerto Dining Room

3 out of 5

Service was excellent but the food was not anything to write home about.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Amazing they had a veal dish that was incredible.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Although Princess don't have all the water slides and rock climbing wall. I enjoyed the activities we spent most of our evening in the Princess Live area they would do trivia and karaoke in there. They did the voice auditions in there as well. I saw the 1st night theater show and it was fantastic. The pool area was always clean. And my sister loved to casino she won 5,000 on he second night of her cruise.

Princess Live

5 out of 5

They have a game called Yes/No. When you walk in the ask you if you want to participate in the game if you say yes they ask you for your name and where you live. I said yes and the guy asked my 7 year old nephew if he wanted to do it. To my surprise he said yes. It was so many people what are the odds of them choose us. About 4 people in they called my nephew everybody was laughing because my nephew was so little they had to pick him up just to put him on the hot seat. You have to answer question for 3 min without saying yes or no. what are the odds of him winning 1 out of 1000. Out of 19 adults including myself he won. The host was in shock the audience was in shock. The host said they have never had a kid to play the game yet alone win the game. The grand prize was a bottle of champagne. The hos was like I don't feel comfortable to give a 7 year old a bottle of champagne so he got a water bottle and because they asked him who was his favorite person he was traveling with he said his aunt which is me. He was a celebrity for the rest of the cruise everyone knew him by name.

Casino

5 out of 5

My sister won $5000 on the 2nd night

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Like I stated before I did attend the 1st night evening show. The performers were fantastic. The Cruise Director was really funny. The other ship staff that worked in Princess Live was great. Anna was truly funny and Tavo from Cabo was really trying hard with the single night.

SeaWalk

5 out of 5

I had a few drinks a walked on it at night but that night I forgot I had on a dress to if there was anyone on their balcony that could look up. I'm sorry.

Princess Theater

5 out of 5

The show was great it was like a Motown Review show and we also saw the comedian in there.

Movies Under The Stars

5 out of 5

My 7 year old Nephew enjoyed it. We watched the Lion King.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
I have an 7 year old nephew going on 70 that went on this trip. The first 2 days he stayed with us. But once he went to the kids club we couldn't get him out.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
I hurts my heart to give this area a 3 star but the staff was lacking but the crew the officers was so nice and helpful. My room steward was amazing she was truly sweet and hard working. My dinning room waiter and assistant was fabulous although we only went in there 3 times. It was the other crew like the bar tenders or the buffet attendants. One day they were super late opening the buffet for lunch and officer came up to me and asked me how long I've been waiting I said 10 min he asked what time is it supposed to open I said 11 am he went to the back area next thing we know it was opened.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
If I could give higher than a 5 in this area I would. They were on it the pool deck area and other public areas were always clean. I try never to use the public restrooms but I was a few decks away from my cabin to get there. I walked into the public bathroom and it was as clean as the on in my cabin.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
This cabin was a little smaller than what I'm use to on other cruise lines. It was very clean. If it was just one or two people I think it would be wonderful. Our cabin had 4 people so it was a little tight. The bathroom was a nice size,the closet area really helped on space. Now this is a balcony room but it is really Obstructed with a life boat right in front of you when sitting down you cant see the ocean. For me it wasn't that bad because I'm never in the cabin. Their TV and Movie selections was great I got to catch up on 3 movies I wanted to see

Ship tip

The Pools are deep most cruise ship pools go to 5 feet. The to big pools start at 5.3 feet up to 7 feet deep. They do not have life guards so please watch your kids.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We did do too much here. I love the hotel I selected which was the Embassy Suites on 17th Street. I got in early Sat Morning like 2am the Night Front desk agent show me where I could sit and if she has a room she will let me know. I sat over there and in less than an hour she gave me a room. It was on the side where you can see the cruise ships and she had a roll away bed sent up. I would stay there again although parking is $30.00 per night.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
This was my second visit to Princess Cay I was there back in Dec of last year on the Carnival Liberty. The Island itself is amazing I did warn the family to wear water shoes for the ones who took my advice they loved it. For the ones who didn't they was turned off by the water. It was fun but the food was bad. Really bad and although you can get drinks on the Island they used carton mixes and the drinks were way too sweet.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica Did not visit port

My family did and they loved it. But I needed sometime for myself so I stayed on the ship and ordered room service.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We had an amazing tour guide I forgot his name but he took us to a beautiful beach on the 7 mile beach area. The water here was my favorite out of all of our excursions. The vendors get kind of pushy but I was able to get jerk chicken on the beach and the food was great.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
I have been to Cozumel many times I use to work on a cruise ship but that was back in 2002. A lot have changed we took a taxi to the downtown area we just wanted to do some shopping and to get some amazing Mexican food. We did both and just came back to the ship.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
My family that drove from GA left as soon as they said we can disembark. I had a later flight so I took sometime to get things ready as soon as I took my phone off of airplane mode I found out we had a death in the family. I just fell apart my cabin steward came to the room and she told me to take as long as I needed. I was like the last guest off the ship it was easy so easy.
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