What a way to start the New Year

Regal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Regal Princess

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

Sail date: December 29, 2019

Ship: Regal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C739

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 10 months ago

Review summary

Well started off with delay in flights and lost luggage, but Princess made our new year wonderful. We booked air through princess ezair,they were in contact with airline, they realized I was without luggage, which contained new year dresses, compensated us $150 provided toiletries and picked up luggage in Jamaica (3rd day) and delivered to my room.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Overall great experience, Princess stepped up to the plate

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining concerto, symphony, was not as pleasurable as the Allegro. The staff was overworked running across the ship to keep all passengers happy, first day , food was cold, took 45 minutes to get glass merlot. I spoke to the Concerto maitre d and was told there were many passengers and we would have to wait. I explained, that there was no table setting, our steward was exhausted can he get additional resources and basically said does not matter. The Allegro was the total opposite, they were pleasant, attentive, concerned and offered options if something was not to our liking, enough staff to cover the tables, it was a management issue. The buffet was always fresh new offerings, lots of variety, one of the best buffets I have ever experienced on a cruise.

International Cafe

5 out of 5

Best idea for delicious desserts, sandwiches and salads. The greek salad was my favorite as well as the mochas

Bellini Bar

5 out of 5

Great spot over Piazza delicious bellinis, attentive staff

Allegro Dining Room

5 out of 5

The team in Allegro was exceptional and made our New Year Wonderful

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
The ship was elegant, clean love the vibe of elegance and fun. The pools, were really crowded, unable to get a chair at 9am, and was told by an attendant should have chosen a less busy cruise. That was my only disappointment. On port days we stayed on ship and there was plenty of pool space enjoyed the movies as well. The Piazza entertainment was great and enjoyed all the music venues, contests, international cafe and all attendants seemed to enjoy what they do and were really interested in knowing their passengers. I did enjoy the spa, and enclave.

Passenger Services

5 out of 5

Exceptional customer service, assisted husband with wheelchair and checked on us regularly

Lotus Spa

5 out of 5

Very reasonable pricing for the services, worked out my sciatica so I could enjoy my cruise. The enclave relaxing and clean. Staff attentive very well managed.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great entertainment and talent is exceptional, again one of the best I have experienced on a cruise ship.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room steward, patient and attentive to our needs, always available. Allegro dining by far exceptional staff, best on the ship. Symphony and concerto need some work especially the hostess and maitre d

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Yes for most part very well maintained and clean. Showing signs of age especially the beds, worn out walls in the beds

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Cabin is C736 Clean and well maintained. The beds were uncomfortable and worn

Ship tip

Sail on a non holiday, do not risk sailing same day fly in,and request room with better matresses

Ports of call

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

Flew in same day

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
I would keep an area open longer for lunch or snacks, closed at 130, tenders were still arriving

Falmouth, Jamaica

4 out of 5
Falmouth port is beautiful, the shore excursion was a tubing activity which was so much fun, but since we booked through shoreexcursions.com, the rep ended up combining three different excursions into one bus, which for us, meant waiting for those to finish their excursions while we wait on bus, we were hoping to go do something else or go back to ship early and what was supposed to be a 2 hour excursion turned into an all day bus ride, not happy will follow up with shoreexcursions on this.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
Lovely, clean would definitely comeback. Water is beautiful people hospitable, took an island tour and was really fun and informative

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
No excursion walked in town, would love to come back for xcaret park or other catamaran sunset cruise.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth and effortless, great staff, courteous and helpful

Traveler Photos

Yum rum cakes In port New Year in the Piazza
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