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We got a fabulous deal on this cruise and we had never been on a New Year's cruise. Believe me, we were NOT disappointed. Loved the itinerary, and it could not have been a better cruise. We are Elite, and get all the perks, which made it that much better. We had a Cat. BD Balcony and were on port side aft. True, it was a real hike to the mid ship elevators but usually took the back elevators and went to deck 7 that goes all the way across the ship, and down if we needed to, but being in the back of the boat, it was very quiet and that was what we like. Our cabin was very comfortable and our Cabin steward, Wee was great! He would bring our laundry and anything we wanted and kept our cabin sparkling! The food on this ship was outstanding!!!! From the MDR to the Buffet, the food was great! We never had a bad meal! My husband loves ribs, and I love shrimp and got more than enough of both on this ship!!!! The buffet area is so well set up that there are no lines whatsoever! I was amazed at what the buffet area had to offer....Great selections! Enjoyed the itinerary, but got rained out going on Martinique. Didn't care for the area where we were docked at, as you could not walk to the pier's exit and had to be shuttled. We didn't take any tours, but were disappointed that we could not walk around, like we could at the other ports. The Embarkation was wonderful and quick. We checked in and were sent to the Elite Lounge in Terminal 2, where we had coffee, tea and pastries available. We were the first to board about 11am. Disembarkation was easy and quick. We had Princess take out bags off and we walked off a little after 7am and thru Customs quickly. We actually were off the boat and on the shuttle back to our car by 7:30am. Kudos to Princess for a quick and easy Embarkation and Disembarkation. All in All, I would say that this was one our best cruises out of the 40 somewhat cruises that we have been on. We met a lot of nice people and had a great time!

Royal Princess, Dec 30th thru Jan 9th, 2018

Royal Princess Cruise Review by james47

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
We got a fabulous deal on this cruise and we had never been on a New Year's cruise. Believe me, we were NOT disappointed. Loved the itinerary, and it could not have been a better cruise. We are Elite, and get all the perks, which made it that much better. We had a Cat. BD Balcony and were on port side aft. True, it was a real hike to the mid ship elevators but usually took the back elevators and went to deck 7 that goes all the way across the ship, and down if we needed to, but being in the back of the boat, it was very quiet and that was what we like. Our cabin was very comfortable and our Cabin steward, Wee was great! He would bring our laundry and anything we wanted and kept our cabin sparkling!

The food on this ship was outstanding!!!! From the MDR to the Buffet, the food was great! We never had a bad meal! My husband loves ribs, and I love shrimp and got more than enough of both on this ship!!!! The buffet area is so well set up that there are no lines whatsoever! I was amazed at what the buffet area had to offer....Great selections!

Enjoyed the itinerary, but got rained out going on Martinique. Didn't care for the area where we were docked at, as you could not walk to the pier's exit and had to be shuttled. We didn't take any tours, but were disappointed that we could not walk around, like we could at the other ports.

The Embarkation was wonderful and quick. We checked in and were sent to the Elite Lounge in Terminal 2, where we had coffee, tea and pastries available. We were the first to board about 11am.

Disembarkation was easy and quick. We had Princess take out bags off and we walked off a little after 7am and thru Customs quickly. We actually were off the boat and on the shuttle back to our car by 7:30am. Kudos to Princess for a quick and easy Embarkation and Disembarkation.

All in All, I would say that this was one our best cruises out of the 40 somewhat cruises that we have been on. We met a lot of nice people and had a great time!
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Great Cabin....quiet and on the port side of the aft. Very nice!!!!
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