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Having sailed the Royal Princess which was the first in the new design which is also on the Regal Princess, I just had to sail the Regal. We are seniors who have done some 50 previous cruises. My jaw dropped when I first saw the design on the Royal. I knew at that time I had to experience it again, but better on a newer ship like the Regal. If they make a third one of this design I will probably go on that one too. The "Piazza" (AKA the atrium) is beautiful. It is 50% larger than the previous designed ships of Princess. To say it is elegant is an understatement. Another thing that surpassed our past cruises was the buffet. It is actually two buffets in one. The Horizon Court and the Horizon Bistro. There are more sweets in the desert area than anyone can eat. As for the shows, we enjoyed a few of them but shied away from the "louder" ones because of sensitive hearing. But that's just us and not a comment on the shows. While most of the rooms have balconies, they are quite small. However 2 people can sit comfortably on them. Getting on the ship was easy, maybe because we have done many Princess cruises. As always the disembarkation was time consuming. But since we did not have a flight, it was okay for us. A note for anyone who may be lucky enough to have on board credits. Get a copy of your statement within a day of embarkation. You can get it from the front desk or there is an ATM type machine near the front desk. Just swipe your room card and it will print out your statement. That paper will tell you what part of your credit is refundable. I was lucky enough to get about 40% of my credit refunded. BTW, credit can be gotten if one is a U.S. veteran of the military and/or also if you have 100 shares of Carnival Corp. stock. In some cases, credit is given by the travel agency and any of that which may be left at the end is refundable.

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Regal Princess Cruise Review by Siljac

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Having sailed the Royal Princess which was the first in the new design which is also on the Regal Princess, I just had to sail the Regal. We are seniors who have done some 50 previous cruises. My jaw dropped when I first saw the design on the Royal. I knew at that time I had to experience it again, but better on a newer ship like the Regal. If they make a third one of this design I will probably go on that one too. The "Piazza" (AKA the atrium) is beautiful. It is 50% larger than the previous designed ships of Princess. To say it is elegant is an understatement.

Another thing that surpassed our past cruises was the buffet. It is actually two buffets in one. The Horizon Court and the Horizon Bistro. There are more sweets in the desert area than anyone can eat.

As for the shows, we enjoyed a few of them but shied away from the "louder" ones because of sensitive hearing. But that's just us and not a comment on the shows.

While most of the rooms have balconies, they are quite small. However 2 people can sit comfortably on them. Getting on the ship was easy, maybe because we have done many Princess cruises. As always the disembarkation was time consuming. But since we did not have a flight, it was okay for us.

A note for anyone who may be lucky enough to have on board credits. Get a copy of your statement within a day of embarkation. You can get it from the front desk or there is an ATM type machine near the front desk. Just swipe your room card and it will print out your statement. That paper will tell you what part of your credit is refundable. I was lucky enough to get about 40% of my credit refunded. BTW, credit can be gotten if one is a U.S. veteran of the military and/or also if you have 100 shares of Carnival Corp. stock. In some cases, credit is given by the travel agency and any of that which may be left at the end is refundable.
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Cabin BC M532
Cabin was neat and clean, but very basic. No sofa or extras. However since it was October we did not spend much time on the balcony or even in the room. When things were quiet we sat in the beautiful piazza.
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