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OK, so this was our first cruise, so everything was new and exciting. But, we were traveling with experienced cruisers and according to them, embarkation and debarkation was the smoothest and fastest they had ever seen. We got to the terminal at about 11:30 and were in the Piazza by noon; baggage handling, passport checking, cruise card obtaining, picture taking and all! Based on multiple tips found on this site, we did arrive in Ft. Lauderdale the day before embarkation. The Oasis Hotel at 1200 Miami Rd. was excellent for our needs. Close to airport and Port Everglades, it was clean and comfortable. When booking, be sure to ask for a courtyard room! And have dinner at the Tom Jenkins B-B-Q, 1236 S Federal Hwy. You will not be disappointed, though you may have to share a table. First cruise or not, I can tell a profession production show from the "little theater down the lane" and the shows on this cruise were excellent - each better than the last. The Bravo show was an audio/visual wonder. Chelsea Coyne was excellent and should be as she is a professional. But the ship's cast was amazing - from the male lead Luke Heffernan (I believe that was his last name) to the chorus dancers, each and every one was fantastic. The sets and costumes were original and innovative. Check out the moving background in Bravo and the roller coaster in Fiera For the number of passengers aboard, 3,500 +, I never felt cramped or crowded and that includes the pools on sea days. Our cabin steward, Ernesto, was attentive and obliging. He even removed an unneeded chair from our cabin to make some extra space. And speaking of space, the balcony was more than spacious enough for the two of us to relax on. One closing remark: Swirls is the soft serve ice cream place on the Lido Deck. The ice cream is OK, you can't mess up soft serve. But if Dumitru is working, please stop by. This guy is the most happy, the most friendly, the most engaging member of the crew in a ship full of amazing people. His English is a little broken, but my Romanian is nonexistent, but what he may lack in language skills he more than makes up for in feeling and enthusiasm. Stop by and say hi to a great guy. A great time was had by all! We heartily recommend this ship and this crew.

Broadway-class production shows!

Regal Princess Cruise Review by Le roi francais

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
OK, so this was our first cruise, so everything was new and exciting. But, we were traveling with experienced cruisers and according to them, embarkation and debarkation was the smoothest and fastest they had ever seen. We got to the terminal at about 11:30 and were in the Piazza by noon; baggage handling, passport checking, cruise card obtaining, picture taking and all!

Based on multiple tips found on this site, we did arrive in Ft. Lauderdale the day before embarkation. The Oasis Hotel at 1200 Miami Rd. was excellent for our needs. Close to airport and Port Everglades, it was clean and comfortable. When booking, be sure to ask for a courtyard room! And have dinner at the Tom Jenkins B-B-Q, 1236 S Federal Hwy. You will not be disappointed, though you may have to share a table.

First cruise or not, I can tell a profession production show from the "little theater down the lane" and the shows on this cruise were excellent - each better than the last. The Bravo show was an audio/visual wonder. Chelsea Coyne was excellent and should be as she is a professional. But the ship's cast was amazing - from the male lead Luke Heffernan (I believe that was his last name) to the chorus dancers, each and every one was fantastic. The sets and costumes were original and innovative. Check out the moving background in Bravo and the roller coaster in Fiera

For the number of passengers aboard, 3,500 +, I never felt cramped or crowded and that includes the pools on sea days.

Our cabin steward, Ernesto, was attentive and obliging. He even removed an unneeded chair from our cabin to make some extra space. And speaking of space, the balcony was more than spacious enough for the two of us to relax on.

One closing remark: Swirls is the soft serve ice cream place on the Lido Deck. The ice cream is OK, you can't mess up soft serve. But if Dumitru is working, please stop by. This guy is the most happy, the most friendly, the most engaging member of the crew in a ship full of amazing people. His English is a little broken, but my Romanian is nonexistent, but what he may lack in language skills he more than makes up for in feeling and enthusiasm. Stop by and say hi to a great guy.

A great time was had by all! We heartily recommend this ship and this crew.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BB A439
Clean, spacious enough for our needs, with plenty of storage space.
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