Royal Princess Cruise Review by Foudini
- Sail Date: February 2017
- Destination: Caribbean
- Cabin Type: Premium Club Class Mini-Suite with Balcony
We and our friends choose to dine around 6 pm and were generally done between 7:00 and 7:30 pm. The first several days, we tried to take in the 8:15 show but all seating in the theater was full and there was only limited standing room. We were told by other passengers that most seats in the theater were gone at least an hour ahead. If you want to attend the earlier show, eat at the Horizon Grille around 5pm or choose the later show.
Maybe we were expecting something different, but most the (enrichment?) lectures seemed geared toward further spa services. I did have a massage in the spa and can highly recommend Ivanna.
We booked excursions for all ports except Grenada. They were well run and not unduly exorbitant in price.
Embarkation was almost a free for all with apparently little guidance or supervision from Princess or port staff. Baggage handlers kept telling passengers that they were going to have to move since the line was blocking their ability to manage luggage. However, they said where the line should move to. A uniformed someone, eventually came along and made the line that we were in swing off to left. Then someone else came along, moved the crow control barriers and ushered in another long line of passengers in front of people who had been waiting. Disembarkation was remarkably easy although we were told to report at 7:15 am for a bus to the airport when our flight wasn't until 1:40 pm. When I read the Disembarkation schedule, we really should have been able to leave two hours later. WE did choose to use the offered baggage service for a $25 fee per person and that went very smoothly.
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