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Royal Princess Cruise Review to Caribbean
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall Rating:

4.8 out of 5
Royal Princess

14 Night East/West Caribbean Adventurer (Ft. Lauderdale Roundtrip)

Sail Date: November 17, 2018

Ship: Royal Princess

Cabin Type: Balcony

Cabin Number: D326

Traveled As: Large Group

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Review Summary

Great time. Downsides: Always long line at guest services. Even on day before disembarkation only had 4 staff on duty, other days less. Dining room reservations for anytime dining were always filled by the time we called. It wasn't until the last day that I noticed in the small print that reservation line opened at 8AM. Never knew that or would have called at that time. Dining room service could be quite slow (20 minutes between finishing main course and received dessert menu). Some of the longest dinners we've had on any cruise.

Embarkation

5 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Vines Bar

5 out of 5

Love this bar on Princess ships. They have wines not available at other bars. They provide small tapas plate after 5

Sabatini's

4 out of 5

Excellent menu and food. Service good until we finished main course than after 20 minutes had to flag down server to even get dessert menus. She was serving our group and a table of 12 so she was stretched thin. Needed another server.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5

Casino

4 out of 5

Great selection of slots but pay schedule very poor. With all the time we played an money we spent you'd think that you'd at least get come payout. Never happened.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Cabin steward excellent. Dining staff not quite.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Enjoy the Trident Grill by the pool

Ports Of Call

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5

San Juan, Puerto Rico

5 out of 5
Just walked around Old San Juan

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Second time we've done same excursion: Lifestyle VIP beach. All the drink and food and actual beds and hammocks on the beach. Our favorite

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Just used the Margheritaville bar/pool

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
walked off ship with our luggage at 6:30. Thru security in airport and eating breakfast one hour after leaving our cabin
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