Royal Princess (RETIRED) 181 Cruise Review
Just got back from a wonderful 10 day Panama Canal cruise aboard the Royal Princess. Embarkation was a breeze (no lines) we were in the terminal building less than ten minutes. Our room was on Baja deck room B628. The room was small but very adequate with sufficient storage space. The only negative comment I can make about the room is that the location was all the way aft. This made for some heavy vibrations at times, particularly when backing into a dock. Other than that the room was great. We were just two floors down from the Lido Cafe. The food in the Lido Cafe and the dining room was great. The fish was much better than the beef or other meats. The lobster and shrimp were excellent. The entertainment was good and Bryan Price was very entertaining and quite witty. Princess had Connie Stevens on board from Thursday through the end of the cruise on Sunday. On Friday she was in the International Lounge for an hour telling her life story and answering any questions people might have for her. Afterward she was available for pictures which she autographed. For the remainder of the cruise she was very cordial to anyone that approached her and always smiling and friendly. The shore excursions were great. We took one in every port but Cozumel and they were very well organized and a lot of fun.I would take another cruise on the Royal Princess anytime. She was a very refined and relaxing ship.