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My first cruise, I didn't have much time to research before booking, but I was very happy with the Regal. It's a nice ship, big but did not feel too big to me. Many of the other in-depth reviews on here about the boat, it's layout etc are pretty accurate and helped with knowing the boat before I got on board and also in knowing some of it's hidden features. Some point form notes on things: - Enclave spa - first spa experience for me - was nice, clean and overall pretty good. I really don't think the dry sauna was working - despite the staff saying it was, it was cooler sometimes than the main area. On another day the pool was a bit cool, but could have been from high use as it was busy. The value is ok at $149, but to me it felt more like $99 would have been fair. - Crown grill - AWESOME - make sure you go if you like steak and seafood. One tip - it's all you can eat, so if you want 2 lobster tails, order two :) The food is really good, I did not try a dining room out, the Horizon Buffet, Alfredo's and Crown were all I needed and I enjoyed them all. At the buffet, walk all around both areas, and the hallway in between where they hide cheeses, shrimp cocktails and more. I was in cabin A732 on the Aloha deck (12) - Deluxe Balcony (DD) really nice room, the bed was comfortable, and bathroom were fine. Some people have complained about the shower size. I'm not a small guy at all and I thought it was fine. One note I do have about being at the back or Aft of the boat is the vibrations from the props - they really do move things - like someone shaking your bed a bit. Not noise so much as the physical movement. It was more than I expected (first time cruiser) and for the first couple nights I did not sleep well. Then I picked up some Advil PM and started taking that each night which helped me sleep through the night. So if you are a light sleeper or are not used to vibrations I would get a room mid-ship for sure. The "ocean" motion of the boat did not bug me in this room, but we had light seas in my opinion, but I can defiantly see how being higher up in bad seas would get things moving :) On the plus side, I really like the location of the room in relation to the elevators and stairs, it was a quiet area of the boat and very few people walking by as it's the back of the boat :) The internet speed was pretty good (for sea based internet) as there is a wifi repeater right at the door in the hallway. The in-room TV was great with good on-demand movies, handy for those lazy mornings. My room steward John was awesome. Room was always in great shape and was friendly. I was on the boat during Spring Break so there were a lot of people and kids (busiest the boat had ever been from what I heard). so it was a different crowd I think than what would normally be on the boat. I'm 40, and it felt like the boat was really built to cater to the 60+ crowd - from the decor, names, features etc. So as a single solo cruiser I would like to try it again in a not so busy time, but I do wonder if the crowd might be a bit older than I'm looking for. Getting on and off the boat was fine. Getting off, from the time I stepped onto the gangway to the time I got in a taxi to go to FLL airport (take a cab, skip the overpriced shuttle bus princess offers) it was only $13 from the docks to the airport. Was about 30 minute and about 10-15 minutes to get to the airport. So don't worry about being off the boat too early. I got off at 8AM for a 11:20 flight and was there with way too much extra time :) Value was good, other than Princess charges 200% for singles which is too high IMO. 150% would be more fair. For a couple the value for what I paid would be really good. I would cruise Princess again for sure, and from my experience I will be cruising again in the future.

First Time Cruise - Very Impressed

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Audiosolo

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2016
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
My first cruise, I didn't have much time to research before booking, but I was very happy with the Regal. It's a nice ship, big but did not feel too big to me. Many of the other in-depth reviews on here about the boat, it's layout etc are pretty accurate and helped with knowing the boat before I got on board and also in knowing some of it's hidden features.

Some point form notes on things:

- Enclave spa - first spa experience for me - was nice, clean and overall pretty good. I really don't think the dry sauna was working - despite the staff saying it was, it was cooler sometimes than the main area. On another day the pool was a bit cool, but could have been from high use as it was busy. The value is ok at $149, but to me it felt more like $99 would have been fair.

- Crown grill - AWESOME - make sure you go if you like steak and seafood. One tip - it's all you can eat, so if you want 2 lobster tails, order two :)



The food is really good, I did not try a dining room out, the Horizon Buffet, Alfredo's and Crown were all I needed and I enjoyed them all. At the buffet, walk all around both areas, and the hallway in between where they hide cheeses, shrimp cocktails and more.

I was in cabin A732 on the Aloha deck (12) - Deluxe Balcony (DD) really nice room, the bed was comfortable, and bathroom were fine. Some people have complained about the shower size. I'm not a small guy at all and I thought it was fine. One note I do have about being at the back or Aft of the boat is the vibrations from the props - they really do move things - like someone shaking your bed a bit. Not noise so much as the physical movement. It was more than I expected (first time cruiser) and for the first couple nights I did not sleep well. Then I picked up some Advil PM and started taking that each night which helped me sleep through the night. So if you are a light sleeper or are not used to vibrations I would get a room mid-ship for sure. The "ocean" motion of the boat did not bug me in this room, but we had light seas in my opinion, but I can defiantly see how being higher up in bad seas would get things moving :)

On the plus side, I really like the location of the room in relation to the elevators and stairs, it was a quiet area of the boat and very few people walking by as it's the back of the boat :) The internet speed was pretty good (for sea based internet) as there is a wifi repeater right at the door in the hallway. The in-room TV was great with good on-demand movies, handy for those lazy mornings.

My room steward John was awesome. Room was always in great shape and was friendly.

I was on the boat during Spring Break so there were a lot of people and kids (busiest the boat had ever been from what I heard). so it was a different crowd I think than what would normally be on the boat. I'm 40, and it felt like the boat was really built to cater to the 60+ crowd - from the decor, names, features etc. So as a single solo cruiser I would like to try it again in a not so busy time, but I do wonder if the crowd might be a bit older than I'm looking for.

Getting on and off the boat was fine. Getting off, from the time I stepped onto the gangway to the time I got in a taxi to go to FLL airport (take a cab, skip the overpriced shuttle bus princess offers) it was only $13 from the docks to the airport. Was about 30 minute and about 10-15 minutes to get to the airport. So don't worry about being off the boat too early. I got off at 8AM for a 11:20 flight and was there with way too much extra time :)

Value was good, other than Princess charges 200% for singles which is too high IMO. 150% would be more fair. For a couple the value for what I paid would be really good.

I would cruise Princess again for sure, and from my experience I will be cruising again in the future.
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Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DD A732
I was in cabin A732 on the Aloha deck (12) - Deluxe Balcony (DD) really nice room, the bed was comfortable, and bathroom were fine. Some people have complained about the shower size. I'm not a small guy at all and I thought it was fine. One note I do have about being at the back or Aft of the boat is the vibrations from the props - they really do move things - like someone shaking your bed a bit. Not noise so much as the physical movement. It was more than I expected (first time cruiser) and for the first couple nights I did not sleep well. Then I picked up some Advil PM and started taking that each night which helped me sleep through the night. So if you are a light sleeper or are not used to vibrations I would get a room mid-ship for sure. The "ocean" motion of the boat did not bug me in this room, but we had light seas in my opinion, but I can defiantly see how being higher up in bad seas would get things moving :)
On the plus side, I really like the location of the room in relation to the elevators and stairs, it was a quiet area of the boat and very few people walking by as it's the back of the boat :) The internet speed was pretty good (for sea based internet) as there is a wifi repeater right at the door in the hallway. The in-room TV was great with good on-demand movies, handy for those lazy mornings.
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