Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Mediterranean

Contributor Level: Purser

1 cruise (first)


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5 out of 5

Not the same cruise that we booked but still enjoyable!

Sail Date: September 17, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

3 of the ports were changed after we booked our cruise. Understandable in some cases (cancelled our stop in Turkey) but just unknown to me as a first time cruiser that this happens! Besides that, gorgeous ship, incredible staff, fun shows and entertainment, amazing spa and spa treatments, delicious food and cocktails. No disappointments here! 

Cabin / Stateroom
Comfy, room to walk around, very clean!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
SO easy
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Some excursions are a little pricey but just be mindful of your port. Some ports have plenty to do within walking distance, others have not much to offer without some sort of transportation purchase.
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
No kids here but I saw a bunch of cute activities set up for them!
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Piraeus (Athens), Greece
Santorini, Greece
Oia (the town with all the blue and white buildings) is actually a bit far to get to. Take advantage of the services offered locally from local vendors offering a speed boat trip or bus tour to get there, otherwise it can be a little challenging. Don't go too early in the morning, there is absolutely nothing open and not much to do!
Kotor, Montenegro
Corfu, Greece
We booked an excursion. If you don't have an excursion booked or find some mode of transportation, there is likely not much for you to do.
Messina, Sicily
Boring port. Not much to do, too modern.
Portoferraio, Elba
Don't bother booking an excursion, PLENTY to do in the port area if you don't mind walking.
Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy


Definitely take advantage of all the dining options. It's fun to switch things up!

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