Great Southern Caribbean Cruise

Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Royal Princess

8 Night Southern Caribbean (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 09, 2018

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Princess always does a good job. We don't do the dance shows so I can't speak to those. Love Movies Under The Stars, and the entertainers mentioned. This was our first "Sip and Sail" which was extremely nice. The ship had a special cleaning before we embarked because of problems with norovirus on prior cruise, but as far as I am aware there was no problem on our cruise. We did have a death/ murder, but really don't know much about it and it has been a week since the cruise ended. Dining in dining room at night takes too much time, at least an hour, but likely more and that doesn't account for needing to get dressed up and waiting.

Embarkation

4 out of 5
Very long line that did keep moving. Disappointed that there was no priority for Platinum and Elite cruisers.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Wheelhouse Bar

5 out of 5

Nice lower energy bar. Classy.

Crown Grill

5 out of 5

Great food.

Crooner's Bar

5 out of 5

Our favorite late evening bar listening to music.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Enjoyed the lectures on Pirates. The gift shop on board, has very little men's clothing, mostly for women.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The band Static is fantastic. Kory Simon is very good. Other musicians also very good.

Piazza Atrium

5 out of 5

Lovely. Enjoyed the entertainment.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
We were in a Mini-suite. Only two electric outlets in the cabin, with none by the bed, other than that loved the room.

Ship tip

The "Love Boat" theme horn at pulling out of port is a nice touch.

Ports of call

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5

Willemstad, Curacao

5 out of 5

Oranjestad, Aruba

5 out of 5

Bonaire, Netherlands Special Municipality

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Checking luggage to the airport makes for a very relaxed disembarkation, no need to find your luggage at the port and schlep it to the bus or taxi.
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