Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
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3 out of 5

Royal Princess Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: February 02, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship. Our stateroom was comfortable with lots of room for hanging clothes, and  plenty of draws and shelves for storing clothing items. The bathrooms were sufficient and stocked daily with clean towels.The staff really went all out to make us feel comfortable and welcome. There were some issues I felt were lacking: 

 

As there were recent outbreakes of the Noro Virus on two other ships shortly before our departsure, I feel the buffet should have had staff dishing out our food instead of all passengers handling the tongs. I had seen passengers reaching in with their hands and taking rolls, and cookies with their bare hands. Distasteful and unsanitary to say the very least. The food was just average with pretty much the same breakfast items daily at the buffet. We had to ask some of the wait staff to clear off our tables when they walked by and did not offer to take away the dirty dishes. On the other hand we have to give kudos to Milan of Hungary who was charming, fun and very helpful in accomodating our every request. We thoroughly enjoyed him he has a great personality and made our dining experiences most enjoyable. Kudos also to Petar and Rommel for all their attention to us. 

 

The lounge chairs at the pool were very uncomfortable with few cushions to be had. On sea days many of us couldn't even find an available lounge, however the pizza at the pool was great!

 

We thoroughly enjoyed watching the Dancing at Sea group. Great idea to have them at the Piazza for those of us who didn't get to the show or didn't care too. They provided great entertainment as were all the musicians at the Piazza.

 

I really enjoyed the casino, even came away a winner!

 

All in all we had great weather and embarkation and disembarkation were a breeze. No long wait. 

 

 

Ship Quality
Beautiful
Food and Dining
Fair
Cabin / Stateroom
No complaints
Service and Staff
Professional and Friendly
Entertainment
Didn't get to see many of the shows due to our dining preferences
Children's Programs N/A
Onboard Activities N/A
Destinations and Excursions
Since having traveled this itinerary previously didn't partake this cruise
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Easy coming and going
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island) Didn't partake
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Easy
Philipsburg, St. Maarten Didn't partake due to mosquito outbreak & having been several times

Tip

The ship is a beauty, Not hassled by photographers. Request cushions at pool for lounges. Be patient at the elevators.



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