A little disappointing for princes cruises. This was my 10th princess cruise and like even though the ship was pretty I didn’t like the layout. I didn’t like the fact that this bar in the gym were opposite ends of the ship and they charged extra to use the steam room and sauna.
Had a great time. Weather was perfect at all our ports. Loved the ship and our cabin. Princess crews are really good. Princess Cays was fun, with beautiful beach and water (we were on the quieter side, on the left side of the dock). St Thomas and St Maartin are still in pretty bad shape. Megans Bay in St Thomas was cleaned up and was great, except for the rude and unhelpful staff in charge of the chairs and umbrellas.
This was a special cruise on a newer Medallion class ship. We loved the elegance and special features. There were 3500 passengers and 1500 crew members, so balcony staterooms were smaller than expected. The food and service in the dining rooms was 5-star class. My favorite part was the top-notch Broadway-quality entertainment —amazing singers and dancers!
The best part of this cruise was the fact that we escaped the sub zero temperatures back home. Princess is certainly going down hill and more about nickle and dimeing you versus trying to wow you and bring you back. I think we will be trying Royal Caribbean or Disney next time.
Overall we were very pleased with the ship and the cost value of the cruise. We enjoyed the "perks" we received both from (excursion $$$, shipboard credits) and from Princess (On Board Credits, Paid Gratuities, and a Specialty Dinner for 2) making our on board experience and anniversary most memorable.
Princess is our favorite cruises line. We had a great time at the shows and meeting new people at the Wheel House.
As mentioned before disappointed in not visiting Grand Turks - we paid a lot money to go the Princess Cays. Princess offers two days to Bahamas for a lot less.
Ok cruise, will book with a better travel agency next time. Princess is starting to get pretty cheap on the food and beverages that they serve on board. I think from here on out will be sticking with Celebrity Cruises.
very relaxing, enjoyable week! Crew was outstanding as was the ship. The food was better than great, it was outstanding, with superb quality and presentation! The buffet area on floor sixteen was the best I have ever seen with incredible variety and quality! Shows were fantastic! Thank you....
In the top 3 of the 20 cruises we have done. Friendly staff, beautiful clean ship. The foods other than speciality restaurant was redundant and mediocre. They did have an excellent pastry chef. For those that do smoke they have a great smoking area at the aft of the ship. Comfortable seating, ice water and coffee always available.
Overall the Regal Princess is a beautiful ship that has all the amenities that one would expect from a luxury cruise line. The ship was more concerned about their upcoming conversion to the Ocean Medallion brand that they are instituting next week. The people on this cruise were the guinea pigs for all of the glitches in the system. We had no TV for 5 days. Toilets did not flush, We suffered through rehearsal of the dance troupe's flag exercise. We had Jack hammering at 0700 two days. If you want to book a future cruise on board, forget it, the cruise consultant is so busy you cannot get in to talk to him. All in all, though, when they get this Ocean Medallion going it will be great, however, I felt like we paid for it. Princess gave us on Board credit for our trouble, but I could have done without the credit and got a smoother experience. This is a beautiful ship and if you are choosing a cruise this is one to go on.
Princess really has the cruising experience down. They thought of everything. One great feature is Princess@sea, a free webtool, where you can have your schedule, account and venue details right on your phone. You can also message other cruisers, all for no charge. The ship was beautiful and the staff was great. Food was good too.
Just what we needed...it was relaxing and we were well taken care of. We are not looking for a cruise that keeps us busy to the point of exhaustion so with our "pick and choose" approach to the ports and activities, this was great for us.
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