Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice ship, missed port

Sail Date: March 16, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Balcony

Beautiful ship, attention to cleanliness. Food and food service was great. Poor design as to main dining room access... hallways lead to aft area, but you must navigate stairwells or elevators to make the final few steps to the main dining rooms. Our main disappointment was the missed port (Princess Cays... the private island) due to what the captain deemed was unsafe wave levels for tendering. This was the second day of a 7 day cruise, and there was plenty of time on the agenda to make an alternate port call on the return portion of the voyage or at least allow extra time at one of the other ports. The same thing happened our our last cruise with the sister company to Princess, Carnival. Nothing extra added by either of these two companies to ease the pain of a missed port. There should be a plan B for ports that require anchoring and tender craft. I appreciate the safety consideration, if in fact that was truly the case, but we paid for a port that was not delivered. I will cruise Celebrity or Royal Caribbean next time.

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Great buffets. Main Dining for evening meals... great food with attentive service. Princess hires cheap for shore excursions... book your own company. I would have preferred a garbage truck to the St. Johns ferry provided by Princess. Tour bus was no better.

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