Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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1 out of 5

If this has been my first cruise I would never cruise again.

Sail Date: August 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Suite

Day one: we were bussed to a shopping center because there was an out break of " The cruise Ship Sickness". From there it went down hill.  We waited in line for hours to get on a bus to go back to the ship, then we waited in line for hours more to get on board.

Once onboard they were trying to run the ship with a very limited crew.  Our anytime dinning turned in to having to make reservations for every meal, or go to the Buffett.   WE were forced to eat when they had room. The wait staff was surly,  to the point of rude.  This keep up until three days be for cruise was over.  We were told they were running the ship with the same amount of help they use to run one half the size.

On my first excursion, while going down a very steep ramp, one of the staff let a couple of drinking cans fall off a cart, and I was hit by them.  I went to the Dr. on board, He said I probably had a bruised rotor cup, I was given some pain meds. then interview by two other people. I got a card stating" sorry you were SICK".  I wasn't sick, I was hurt.  I cancelled all but two of my up coming excursions, I was not going to miss spending time in Scotland.

The only good thing I can say about our cruise is we had a very good cabin man, his name was Chris.  He always called us by name. 

This was my 21st cruise, and I am really glad it was not my first.  I would never go again is it had been. 

I know if you cruise, you have the chance of getting sick, but this crew seem to take out their problems on those of us who stayed well.  Maybe the cruise lines should look at not building BIGER SHIPS to cram more people on board.  I think this was half the problem.


Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
those I got to go on.
Ship Quality
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Cabin / Stateroom
loved having more room.
Southampton (London), England
St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands
up until I got hit by the water cans, I loved it.
Cobh (Cork), Ireland
Dublin, Ireland
was not able to go
Liverpool, England was not able to go


Go on the smaller ships.

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