490 Royal Princess Tips


Jan 12, 2015

There is a better chance to use the outside jacuzzi's during night, after 10pm and it is great because you can be watching the movie under the stars that they play at 10;30pm.


May 16, 2015

The mid-part of the ship does not offer stairs, so if you like to take the stairs, go to the front or back of the ship.


Jun 05, 2015

Our balcony room was near the forward elevators, so was very convenient to get to different levels. Also, we used laundry service and they did an excellent job in a timely manner.


Aug 29, 2015

Cash exchange machines were not efficient and high interest charges were applied if small denomination bills were used. Machines would only accept one bill at a time, although instructions implied you could feed more before the transaction began.


Apr 24, 2015

For example: We recommend the dining room experience for breakfast and high tea. You are served like royalty.


Jan 05, 2016

If you choose any time dining, be sure to READ your welcome packet about the times available for dinner. One dining room does not let you in until 7:30 and there were long lines waiting to be seated. The other dining room opens at 5:30 and is more organized.


Dec 23, 2015

Be prepared for a very long wait to catch a tender back to the ship in Princess Cays. They really should have a couple more tender boats docked at Princess Cays to help out the tenders from the ship. People waited in line well over an hour to het back to the ship. This is ridiculous.


Dec 07, 2013

Though the ship had 3600 passengers, there were no lines on Lido deck for meals.


Nov 25, 2015

It is worth paying for Express checkout to have your suitcases sent directly to your final destination airport and to get your airline boarding passes printed for your trip home. It made it so much easier on disembarkation day.


Mar 29, 2014

Best to book dining rather than wait in line for the dining room.


Apr 05, 2014

Avoid the hustle and bustle and use the dining room for a great breakfast.


Dec 13, 2013

Eat breakfast in dining room as cafeteria is too confusing - food cold by time you found each thing you wanted. Skip ships singers and dancers and go to lounges.


Aug 28, 2013

International Café in the Piazza was a great option for a quick breakfast and had great sandwiches - we ate here much more than the Buffet.


Apr 05, 2016

The elevators take forever as there are only stairs in the front and back of the ship. The midship elevators were a mess the whole trip so try to use the other elevators as much as possible, and use the stairs if you can. It will save you a lot of waiting time.


Apr 21, 2016

Pick a couple of tours you really want to do, otherwise strike out on your own and go with the local tours. They can be much more informative and much more economical, especially if you share the cost with another couple. Your driver has everything to do with how well it goes so pick one wisely.


Nov 10, 2016

On this ship if you are aft you need to take elevators to Deck 7, walk to front or midship then go back down again! Annoying. Great organization on getting on/off ship at ports.


Feb 03, 2018

This was my first cruise on a ship this large. I'm not sure if I want to cruise again on a big ship because of the difficulty getting a dinner reservation prior to 7:30pm


Jan 02, 2020

Enjoy performances in the Piazza! Don’t miss Alfredo’s (complimentary).


Jul 30, 2019

Book the ultimate cruise tour and sanctuary for Glacier Bay Day right when you get on the ship!


Oct 19, 2019

While they are still testing Ocean Medallion, if we order a drink through the App, the first drink was free. Not sure how long the freebie will be available.

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