Wonderful New Addition to the Princess Fleet

Sky Princess Cruise Review to Transatlantic

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Sky Princess

14 Night Spanish Passage (Barcelona To Ft. Lauderdale)

Sail date: November 17, 2019

Ship: Sky Princess

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: C739

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Wonderful ship, fantastic crew, dining was truly a wonderful experience in all venues. Entertainment by Princess singers and dancers was Broadway or Vegas quality. Other entertainers non Princess employees were good. Medallion sailing was a great hit.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Embarkation with the new Medallions was a breeze we simply walked right through embarkation as they scanned our medallions and we boarded the ship.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was excellent at all venues. The hidden gem thought is Bistro Sur La Mer. The sea bass and au gratin potatoes were out of this world. The Chef was on board and he made each meal we had there delightful. The dine as you wish option for suite holders was superior in everyday and we never had to wait any longer than 4 or 5 minutes for a table. The Crown Grille was wonderful and service was very attentive. Try the veal Chop when available, outstanding. Sabatini's is a wonderful venue with great atmosphere and we dined here for breakfast each day. Excellent service very attentive while being unobtrusive. Dinner here was excellent as well. Lastly Alfredo's the Pizza/Pasta/Calzone restaurant puts out great food but is oft times extremely crowded during lunch time.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We enjoyed the Enclave but it is relatively small compared with some other ships and it has no view of the ocean or sea so some complained of it being slightly "claustrophobic". You could make of the onboard offering what you wanted as they did indeed have numerous activities each day. The aerobics in the Piazza were extremely well attended almost too much so as they spilled over into the adjoining hallways.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Entertainment was of good quality. The Princess Singers and dancers were excellent but getting a seat for their performances was iffy at best. I'd go at least an hour before the performance to be assured of a seat. Outside entertainers were good with a comedian, pianist and ensemble leading the way. Entertainment throughout the ship in the bars and Piazza area were extremely entertaining and good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
It was obvious that these were the best of the best that Princess had staffed their new gem with. Everything from top to bottom service wise was excellent.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship cleanliness was outstanding and they took great pains to encourage actual washing of hands prior to and after eating with various washing stations provided around the marketplace. The elevator system particularly amid ship was difficult and over crowded. I would suggest using the back or forward elevators and walking a little further. The lack of additional elevators for a ship this large with this many passengers is a design flaw.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Outstanding room, with a separate Toilet and sink area which could be accessed from the living room/dining room area. Bedroom was very large with a walk out to the wrap around deck, the living room/diningroom also had access to the deck. Storage and drawers were plentiful. The deck although narrow was wonderful and even at this time of year (Late November) we were able to use it enough to have justified it. Our Cabin steward was wonderful and almost invisible.

Ship tip

Stay away or avoid the mid ship elevators if possible, arrive early for the shows you really want to see.

Ports of call

Barcelona, Spain

5 out of 5
Been here many times one of our favorites.

Valencia, Spain Did not visit port

We have been here many times before and we chose to explore the ship and enjoy ourselves on board.

Malaga, Spain

5 out of 5
A favorite of ours easy to get around, a great botanical garden and a wonderful old town area for shopping and exploration.

Cadiz (Seville), Spain

5 out of 5
A great port of call. Wonderful to tour on its own, easily walk the seaside esplanade and great restaurants overlooking the beaches. Also a great jumping off spot for tours of the countryside.

Lisbon, Portugal

5 out of 5
Great History here, wonderful sights to see.

Funchal, Madeira

5 out of 5
A gem of a port wonderful scenery, with great diversity.

Ft. Lauderdale (Port Everglades), Florida

5 out of 5
We toured Fort Lauderdale as our flight didn't leave un almost 5;00 PM. Took a Princess tour and transfer and did not regret it. marvelous way to see the highlights of the Venice of America !

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Easy process but walk to get to transfer buses was absolutely ridiculous. Those passengers who had limitations had difficulty making the long trek. Claiming your baggage once through customs was surprisingly for Princess extremely disorganized.
Was this review helpful? 6

1 Comment

Leave a comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other reviews of this sailing