Forget Come Back New - Glad to Come Back Alive - Awesome Trip
Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern
Sail Date: April 12, 2016
Ship: Royal Princess
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: Marina Deck
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years 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.
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No stairs in the middle of ship was a bummer when you want to run up one deck to grab a snack ...