Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Great ship and service, but very elderly passenger clientele

Sail Date: December 10, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

This was our first Princess cruise after several other cruises with Carnival and Norwegian. The Royal Princess was a beautiful, relatively new ship. Service, food, and entertainment were all very good. We were shocked by the demographics of the passengers. We are both 61 and we felt like youngsters on this cruise. I'd, say the average age was over 70. There were so many obese, and handicapped (wheels chairs, mobies, walkers) passengers that it actually started to get kind of depressing. It felt like we were a floating nursing home. I don't know if this was representative of a typical Princess cruise, but it will definitely cause us to think twice before booking another one with Princess.

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Be prepared for a very long wait to catch a tender back to the ship in Princess Cays. They really should have a couple more tender boats docked at Princess Cays to help out the tenders from the ship. People waited in line well over an hour to het back to the ship. This is ridiculous.

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