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We sailed on the Royal in December last year and enjoyed the itinerary and ship, so much so that we decided to do it again. The Royal is a lovely, well maintained ship. The only problem we had was an intermittent problem with the TV in our room. It was promptly fixed. Service both by our excellent cabin steward and by the rest of the crew was superb. We usually eat in the buffet and the Royal really shines here. The buffet has a huge variety of foods to meet all tastes, is spotlessly clean, and the staff there really work hard to ensure you have what you want. The only time it was difficult to get a table was during the embarkation lunch (no surprise there!). There were always open tables every other time we ate there. I also like the International Cafe which has good food and excellent coffee. We liked this itinerary which originally had two ports new to us (Grenada and Bonaire) and due to Hurricane Maria, we ended up going to Martinique which was also new to us.

Excellent Caribbean Cruise

Royal Princess Cruise Review by bluegiraffe

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
We sailed on the Royal in December last year and enjoyed the itinerary and ship, so much so that we decided to do it again. The Royal is a lovely, well maintained ship. The only problem we had was an intermittent problem with the TV in our room. It was promptly fixed. Service both by our excellent cabin steward and by the rest of the crew was superb.

We usually eat in the buffet and the Royal really shines here. The buffet has a huge variety of foods to meet all tastes, is spotlessly clean, and the staff there really work hard to ensure you have what you want. The only time it was difficult to get a table was during the embarkation lunch (no surprise there!). There were always open tables every other time we ate there. I also like the International Cafe which has good food and excellent coffee.

We liked this itinerary which originally had two ports new to us (Grenada and Bonaire) and due to Hurricane Maria, we ended up going to Martinique which was also new to us.
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