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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern


Contributor Level: Captain
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 15
Helpful Votes: 93

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
10 Night Southern Caribbean Medley (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 12, 2016
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: Marina Deck
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Trip was saddened by deaths of passengers - one who died at 80 scuba diving (no better way to go) and not sure cause of 2nd death but heard it was natural.  The ship also had to accelerate back to port so they could dock at midnight to let off two medical emergency needed passengers (who appeared okay as they were transported off at midnight so great job by medical staff on board)  It does put a damper on things knowing some people are suffering while you are enjoying the time of you life.

Besides that - the trip was fabulous - pleasantly surprised how beautiful Princess Cays beaches and facilities were - great snorkeling - the security guard throwing banana pieces helped draw the fish in droves!

Each island was beautiful in its own way with tons to see and do - rented golf carts, jeeps, cars and did a lot of self tours...Many people do not understand the devastation tropical storms and hurricanes cause on these islands and it is not an easy task to get rid of the debris... The islanders and natives that have picked themselves up and began again selling their wares are a delight to chat with and buy from - the prices are right and their stories are even better.

I'm a Princess Cruise line fan and feel they do an awesome job on the ship in spite of many rude arrogant passengers who are more demanding than 2 year olds.  Age may have its "privilege" but rudeness is never okay.  Need to have a code on their cruise card that says "Does not play well with others"!

Best item I took on this cruise was a little spray bottle that I put water in and kept in the fridge - provided great "mist" to cool off on shore and on top deck when away from water....

 

So great time - definitely going again.

 

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Agnel & Jennifer in the Casino

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small but comfortable - great beds!

Ship Tip

No stairs in the middle of ship was a bummer when you want to run up one deck to grab a snack ...

5 out of 5
Lots of rental car options near port and airport!
5 out of 5
Easy place to do "simple" snorkeling close to shore and still see stuff.
3 out of 5
Commercial as ever
5 out of 5
Tons of tour guides/vans when you disembark - took 8 of us to Emerald Pool and anywhere else we wanted for $20 each -
5 out of 5
Great islanders spices & more. Bought NUT-MED the lotion the Olympic winner from Grenada used when running and it is great stuff for my arthritis and bum knee!!
5 out of 5
Definitely rent a golf cart!!!
5 out of 5
Explored entire island in a jeep - super!
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