Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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4 out of 5

British Isles Cruise

Sail Date: August 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

The beginning of the cruise was a little tense given that we were notified of an intestinal virus that had to be cleansed from our ship before departure, which was delayed by about 2 1/2 hours. Sanitary precautions were required at every station but the Captain kept us well apprised of the situation. The crew did an excellent job of sanitizing the cabins and dining areas and we settled into an acceptable routine. The food, entertainment, cabins, and overall amenities were excellent. We were not able to dock in Dublin due to bad weather, which was a disappointment. All other excursions were well organized and fun. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the cruise and commend the Captain and crew for making a tenable situation pleasant.

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable, excellent bed, and great view from the balcony.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Could not board until the ship had been cleaned from tip to stern. Boarding was delayed as was departure. Disembarkation was very smooth and luggage was easily accessible.
Ship Quality
Due to presence of an intestinal virus on board, sanitation was paramount.
Destinations and Excursions
Due to bad weather, the Royal Princess was unable to dock in Dublin, Ireland.
Onboard Activities
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


Cash exchange machines were not efficient and high interest charges were applied if small denomination bills were used. Machines would only accept one bill at a time, although instructions implied you could feed more before the transaction began.

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