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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 39

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Royal Princess

10 Night Eastern Caribbean Voyager (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 20, 2016

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: R616

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We got off to a bad start as we had difficulty locating the Princess greeter who was standing off to the side and her sign was not visible. She said it was not her job to find us nor help with our luggage, she really was not very pleasant and certainly not helpful. 

The ship was beautiful bur our Penthouse Suite was smaller than those we have had on other Princess ships. The balcony was almost impossible to use as it was so small. 

We missed the sink in the bar area and the center drawer in the desk and no mirror over the desk. If there are two in a room then there should be two of everything, including two mini bar set ups when both occupants are elite, no matter if you get another because you are in a suite. If this is a benefit for being elite than it should be available to all those elite in a cabin and not just one or to be shared.

 We  really enjoyed the concierge lounge and the attendant there was very helpful when she was there but her hours were limited. 

The service in the dining room was so slow (sometimes three or more hours) and even if we told the servers that we wanted to see the show. Thus sometimes we would not go to the dining room if we wanted to see the show. Sabatinies  was very nice and they made you feel very welcome and the food was excellent. 

We enjoyed meeting the other travelers and those working on the ship. 

The tours were very good and the guides were friendly and very knowledgeable. I use a wheelchair part time and those in the tour excursion dept. were not very helpful unless I  really made a point of asking for help. 

I would have liked to have taken my granddaughter on a tour of the backstage as she is in theater but I did not see that offered on this ship. The shows were good but a little loud and I heard others complain about this too. 

In all, it was a good cruise and we really like the Easy Check.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Balcony too small to be of any use. Missed the whirlpool tub and sink in the mini bar. Th closet arrangement took some getting used to. The entire suite was smaller than that of other Pentihouse Suites on other ships.

Ship tip

Plan your meal time well in advance of the show times if you want to attend them and tell your servers of your plans.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

3 out of 5

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

3 out of 5

St. John's, Antigua

5 out of 5

Castries, St. Lucia

1 out of 5

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
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