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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Europe - Western Europe

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

Overall rating:

2.9 out of 5
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Royal Princess

12 Night British Isles With Liverpool (Southampton Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 05, 2018

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: A410

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I most likely will not cruise on Princess again. The overall experience did not come close to our experiences on Celebrity, Norwegian, and others. Also, we was able to save over $500 each for the 4 of us by booking similar excursions offered on line by Viator and others.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food and dining room food about average. Service really poor in Symphony dining room. Every meal, every day, took at least 2 hours, causing us to miss the shows. Spoke with the supervisor and head waiter. The head waiter and his assistant had 9, yes 9, tables to serve, 2 of which were 8 tops, no sommelier. The staff could not serve us on a timely basis because of that. We have been on 4 other cruise lines, and never experienced.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Disappointed with lack of activities, especially on port days. Did not feel any warmth from staff.

Entertainment

2 out of 5
lots of various entertainment, but none for Latinos with exception of next to last night with a DJ. Lots of ballroom dancing, but no Latin. Also, there were several times when we could not dance because of the little children running over the dance floor with their parents watching on with smiles. I get it, I have grandchildren, but I know when to "reign" them in.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship tip

don't !!

Ports of call

Southampton (London), England

3 out of 5
no excursion

St. Peter Port, Guernsey, Channel Islands

3 out of 5
enjoyed the history lesson

Cobh (Cork), Ireland

3 out of 5

Dublin, Ireland

3 out of 5
kissed the Blarney Stone

Liverpool, England

3 out of 5

Belfast, Northern Ireland

3 out of 5

Greenock (Glasgow), Scotland

3 out of 5

Invergordon (Inverness & Loch Ness), Scotland

3 out of 5

South Queensferry (Edinburgh), Scotland

3 out of 5

Le Havre (Paris), France

4 out of 5
I'm a Vietnam veteran, and wanted to visit where so many of my older "brothers" lost their lives for their country

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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