Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Third Mate

Experience
2-3 cruises

Reviews
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Helpful Votes
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4 out of 5

Royal Princess delivers a royal vacation

Sail Date: May 21, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

First time cruising with Princess and overall it was a very enjoyable experience. 

Mini-suite stateroom was good size, had good space, and a very comfortable bed.

Staff at all levels was very nice, very accommodating and interesting to talk with.

Food was good with broad selection at the buffet.

Never felt crowded, even on sailing days. 

Really enjoyed The Voice of the Ocean and Movies Under the Stars.

Stability of the ship was surprisingly excellent, even on rougher sea days.

The ship decor and layout was upscale/elegant in nature and very beautiful, but less fun than Royal Caribbean.

 

The ships amenities and activities cater to a more mature crowd -- over 55. 

The theater was smaller and less impressive than on Royal Caribbean, thus the shows were less extravagant, yet the dancers and singers were talented.

The fitness center was decent but more geared for cardio vs. weight training.

Lotus Spa tried to sell us $300 worth of lotion/oil following our spa service--appaling. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Very comfortable bed.
Roomy bathroom & shower/tub combo.
Thumbs up on the 2 flat panel TVs and the various programming available.
Good closet space and plenty of hangers.
Good size and privacy of balcony.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Staplers should be readily available at the port for the purpose of passengers stapling the luggage tags to their bags.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs Not applicable
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Santorini, Greece
Oia is a MUST SEE.
Kotor, Montenegro
Beautiful port.
Messina, Sicily
Naples, Italy
Naples itself leaves a lot to be desired and does not have a good reputation for safety. I recommend a tour to the Amalfi Coast or Pompeii if you have not already been.
Barcelona, Spain

Tip

Gelateria and International Cafe NOT included in cruise price so prepare to pay extra for a sweet treat. Or go to the buffet's Pastry Shop for a wide selection of sweet treats each lunch and dinner service.



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