Beautiful Blue Waters and white sand

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Royal Princess

10 Night Eastern Caribbean Voyager (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 08, 2018

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: D402

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great cruise! We loved the warm weather, blue waters and visiting different islands. For us, 10day cruise with 4 days at sea is too long. I would prefer not to be on the ship for so long. Touring the islands breaks up the days and you dont feel like all you do is eat..

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Drinks were great! Food was OK in the dining room. nothing special. The pizza diner area was very good with custom pizzas baked as you like. We ate at the speciality grill and it was really good with great service. We used to cruise with this type of food in the dining room!

Wheelhouse Bar

5 out of 5

One of our favorites

Vista Lounge

4 out of 5

Great layout, very comfortable seating..

Horizon Court

4 out of 5

Found a great variety of food. Staff very friendly and helpful. Good food..

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

Excellent dining. Great wait staff!

Allegro Dining Room

4 out of 5

Excellent staff, found the food just OK, nothing special.

Alfredo's Pizzeria

5 out of 5

Excellent food, long wait to get a pizza made.

Crooner's Bar

5 out of 5

Great service and drinks

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fitness center was very nice. Bar areas and grills were very good (food and service) on Lido deck. Horizon Grill food was very good with very good service. I was impressed at the wide selection of food types. Pool areas were almost impossible to get a chair! Not supposed to save seats, but everyone did! Very good shows in Princess theater, but I did not find it convenient that we had to get there 45 min early to get a seat! The final show was very impressive!

Passenger Services

4 out of 5

Very friendly and helpful. We found it necessary to visit frequently as we were unable to use our room keys often..

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Enjoyed the shows, when we could find a seat!

Princess Theater

4 out of 5

Excellent shows. But found this theater is too small to hold th number of people trying to see the shows. I did not appreciate having to get to the theater 30-45 min ahead of the show time in order to get a seat!

Piazza Atrium

5 out of 5

Very good, fresh pizza!

Children's Programs

No kid

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Servers and all staff were very efficient and friendly. Especially impressed with our room steward, Bong! He always knew our name, always in good mood, always spoke and service was excellent! Dining room staff were very good..bar tenders in Croones, Wheelhouse especially were good!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Beautiful ship. It took us a few days to be able to get to our dining room as it took several elevators or stairs to move to the back of the ship. I found that with so many people on board that it was difficult to get to some of the activities and shows. Not enough space. , especially in Princess theater to seat people. I did not like having to get to the show 45 min in advance in Order to get a seat!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Nice room, enjoyed the balcony. Wish you could make the bathrooms a little larger...

Ship tip

Pack less clothes than you think you need! You never wear them all!

Ports of call

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

4 out of 5
Nice stop. Beautiful water and food was pretty good..

Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas

4 out of 5
Beautiful island

St. John's, Antigua Did not visit port

Sorry we could not get into this port due to high winds..

Castries, St. Lucia

4 out of 5
Wish we had more time there.

Bridgetown, Barbados

5 out of 5
Loved this island!

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Best island of all. What beautiful views and beaches...

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
We chose the Ez exit package and it was so nice to exit the ship and not see our luggage until we got home. My only complaint is that we still had to stand in longs line with people pushing many many pieces of luggage to board the airport shuttles (which were late). I think if you choose this option and pay the fees, then you should wait in different lines to get on the shuttle to airport much faster...
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