Royal Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

great trip

Sail Date: September 01, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Room Type: Balcony

at first sight\, quite beautiful. however\, layout was poor. no central stairways for passenger use and elevators were small and infrequent\, causing a lot of congestion.
this was a huge problem during disembarkation.
also very limited outdoor space for a ship of this size.
main buffet area also broken up and not large enough for the breakfast dining. difficult to find seating during prime time.the divided layout also made it difficult to manuever and find your companions. cabins/balconies much smaller than most ships.

Pros: wonderful ports of call

Cons: ship configuration

Recommends Royal Princess? No.

Ship Quality
layout very poor. cleanliness great\, public areas looked fine but not enough space for 4200 passengers. lack of stairways in central ship and shortage of elevator space a big problem.
Food and Dining
food was pretty good.
Cabin / Stateroom
stateroom was clean and fine\,but much smaller than on other ships. balcony also quite small. our location was deck 9\, middle of ship\, so comfortable and steward was great
Service and Staff
staff was great\, altho the main dining room dining often seemed understaffed and rushed.
also\, the staff at customer service as well as the restaurants were trying to sell wine packages\, but noone seemed to know the details. so\, we were unable to purchase.
the entertainment and activities of interest to us were all geared to outside. with the weather conditions on a north atlantic cruise\, they were inaccessible. seems they should have figured this out

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