Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Captain

Experience
4-6 cruises

Reviews
11

Helpful Votes
30

4 out of 5

Forget Come Back New - Glad to Come Back Alive - Awesome Trip

Sail Date: April 12, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: Marina Deck

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.

 

 

Cruise Photos

Cabin / Stateroom
Small but comfortable - great beds!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Agnel & Jennifer in the Casino
Food and Dining
Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida
Lots of rental car options near port and airport!
Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)
Easy place to do "simple" snorkeling close to shore and still see stuff.
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Commercial as ever
Dominica
Tons of tour guides/vans when you disembark - took 8 of us to Emerald Pool and anywhere else we wanted for $20 each -
St. George's, Grenada
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!!
Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality
Definitely rent a golf cart!!!
Oranjestad, Aruba
Explored entire island in a jeep - super!

Tip

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



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