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This was our third cruise with Princess and expected this ship, being just over a year in service, to be an improvement on the other ships on which we had sailed. Our previous cruises were to Italy and Greece on the Crown Princess and to Asia from Fremantle return on the Sea Princess. We were very happy with the ships on both cruises. However, on the Regal Princess we chose Cabin R728 because it had a sofa rather than a single chair and being on Deck 14, it was close to Horizon Court. We were very happy with the size and layout of the cabin, but as soon as the ship left port, the cabin experienced severe vibrations, to the extent that we got very little sleep on the first night. I knew beforehand that because the cabin was at the very aft of the ship, that there may be some vibrations when the ship was entering and leaving port, but I did not think that we would have the vibrations at all times. I believe that this is a severe fault with the Regal Princess, as there was considerable vibration in the Dining rooms in the middle of the ship on Decks 5 and 6. Neither of the other Princess ships showed signs of any vibrations at all. Saying all that, we really enjoyed the other aspects of the cruise. We arrived in Copenhagen three days before embarkation and stayed at the Hotel du Nord, which is very close to the central railway station, We bought a Copenhagen Card which gave us unlimited travel on the trains and the Metro. We loved Copenhagen and although dining was expensive, its transport system is second to none. Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth. We used Princess tours at Gothenberg, Berlin, St Petersburg and the Princess coach from Nynashamn to Stockholm. The tours may have been a little expensive, but they were very good with excellent guides. We did our own thing at Oslo and Tallinn. Unfortunately, we were unable to dock at Helsinki due to extremely strong winds, but we were of the opinion that if we had to miss one port, we would have chosen Helsinki. As expected, the weather was not great, but it did not rain in any of the ports. However, the weather on our three days at sea was very poor , with rain and very strong winds limiting time outside. Overall, apart from our cabin location, this was a very enjoyable cruise.

Regal Princess Baltic Cruise

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Geoff Nash

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2015
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
This was our third cruise with Princess and expected this ship, being just over a year in service, to be an improvement on the other ships on which we had sailed. Our previous cruises were to Italy and Greece on the Crown Princess and to Asia from Fremantle return on the Sea Princess. We were very happy with the ships on both cruises.

However, on the Regal Princess we chose Cabin R728 because it had a sofa rather than a single chair and being on Deck 14, it was close to Horizon Court. We were very happy with the size and layout of the cabin, but as soon as the ship left port, the cabin experienced severe vibrations, to the extent that we got very little sleep on the first night. I knew beforehand that because the cabin was at the very aft of the ship, that there may be some vibrations when the ship was entering and leaving port, but I did not think that we would have the vibrations at all times.

I believe that this is a severe fault with the Regal Princess, as there was considerable vibration in the Dining rooms in the middle of the ship on Decks 5 and 6. Neither of the other Princess ships showed signs of any vibrations at all.

Saying all that, we really enjoyed the other aspects of the cruise.

We arrived in Copenhagen three days before embarkation and stayed at the Hotel du Nord, which is very close to the central railway station, We bought a Copenhagen Card which gave us unlimited travel on the trains and the Metro. We loved Copenhagen and although dining was expensive, its transport system is second to none.

Embarkation and disembarkation were very smooth.

We used Princess tours at Gothenberg, Berlin, St Petersburg and the Princess coach from Nynashamn to Stockholm. The tours may have been a little expensive, but they were very good with excellent guides.

We did our own thing at Oslo and Tallinn. Unfortunately, we were unable to dock at Helsinki due to extremely strong winds, but we were of the opinion that if we had to miss one port, we would have chosen Helsinki.

As expected, the weather was not great, but it did not rain in any of the ports. However, the weather on our three days at sea was very poor , with rain and very strong winds limiting time outside.

Overall, apart from our cabin location, this was a very enjoyable cruise.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DD R728
As mentioned above, although cabin size and facilities were good, its location at the absolute rear of the ship meant that the vibrations made it extremely difficult to sleep. Do not pick a cabin at the rear of the Regal Princess if you wish to get a good night's sleep.
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