Ship too big

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Northern Europe


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
11 Night Scandinavia & Russia (Copenhagen Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 19, 2014
Ship: Royal Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The Royal Princess is a beautiful vessel, however it is too big for our idea of a great cruise.  It is so big that it could not dock anywhere near our port stop in Stockholm.  There were numerous occasions when the elevators were too few and slow to que.

It was also very crowded each morning in the lido dining areas as nearly all 4000 passengers were trying to have breakfast at the same time.  There was a maze of of areas to go through for food and by the time you got your food and then found a vacant table your food was cold.  It is also necessary to select a cabin close to mid ship or else it could take 10-15 minutes of walking to get to the dining rooms or to the theater.  Princess should rethink bigger is better concept

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Used to be wowed by the food but not this time

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Good but not dazzling

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Cabin and dining staff were awesome

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Be sure to get a cabin near mid ship

Ship Tip

Be sure to get a cabin near midship and don't expect much for the short day and long travel time to Stockholm. All the other port stops were terrific !

5 out of 5
Copenhagen is a good city to add on extra days either pre or post cruise
5 out of 5
Good things to see on this stop and easy to do on your own
3 out of 5
Go ashore on your own here
5 out of 5
A very pleasant surprise at this stop
5 out of 5
A must on this trip
5 out of 5
Very easy to go ashore on your own here
3 out of 5
Must see the Vasa museum
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