British Isles Cruise

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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12 Night British Isles (Southampton Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 01, 2015
Ship: Royal Princess
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: D219
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Due to presence of an intestinal virus on board, sanitation was paramount.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very comfortable, excellent bed, and great view from the balcony.

Ship Tip

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.

Dublin, Ireland Did not visit port

Were unable to dock here...Captain's safety concerns due to bad weather.
5 out of 5
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