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BACKGROUND: DW and I booked the 10 day Regal repo from NYC to FLL to grab a bit more warmth and sun before a New York State lake effect winter. We flew into LGA and took the Princess shuttle to the pier. Here are some of the positives and negatives from the cruise. POSITIVES: Cabin: R729 (DD category) – actual room area is a bit roomier than regular balcony cabin and not far from elevators and stairs. Fairly smooth sailing except for the first 1 ½ sea days. Like the sailing, the weather also improved on day 3. Cabin steward: Michael who was quick and unobtrusive like a Ninja. Fairly easy to navigate the ship. A lot of movies and shows on in-cabin TV. Internet speed was good and we had unlimited access. Entertainment: So much to do that we often pooped out early and didn’t get to do any of the late-night activities. Food: Ate practically all meals at the buffet with occasional snacks (pizza, burgers, etc.). We did the Crab Shack and were overwhelmed by the amount and quality of food. We found the overall food quality to be quite good and were able to sample some food we normally would never order. Shore excursions: St Maarten, Antigua + Aruba (more info under shore exc. reviews) PA announcements: Few announcements except for the captain’s noon status report. Value: Had several price reductions before the cruise allowing us to “spend” more on our shipboard account without killing our budget. Debarkation: We went to the Platinum waiting area and were off the ship close to the scheduled time AND had no customs forms to fill out. We had booked with All Stars to take us to the airport. NEGATIVES: Embarkation: Our flight landed at LGA at 7:30 AM and had to wait for 3+ hours for the bus to the pier. There were no places to sit except on the floor and/or a luggage cart. Cabin balcony: The balcony itself is definitely smaller than those on most other Princess ships. You can’t comfortably sit and face the water. But at least you can sit there and relax/read/watch the waves.

Grabbing a few more days of sun before winter!

Regal Princess Cruise Review by mojomorris

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: November 2018
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
BACKGROUND: DW and I booked the 10 day Regal repo from NYC to FLL to grab a bit more warmth and sun before a New York State lake effect winter.

We flew into LGA and took the Princess shuttle to the pier.

Here are some of the positives and negatives from the cruise.

POSITIVES:

Cabin: R729 (DD category) – actual room area is a bit roomier than regular balcony cabin and not far from elevators and stairs.

Fairly smooth sailing except for the first 1 ½ sea days. Like the sailing, the weather also improved on day 3.

Cabin steward: Michael who was quick and unobtrusive like a Ninja.

Fairly easy to navigate the ship.

A lot of movies and shows on in-cabin TV.

Internet speed was good and we had unlimited access.

Entertainment: So much to do that we often pooped out early and didn’t get to do any of the late-night activities.

Food: Ate practically all meals at the buffet with occasional snacks (pizza, burgers, etc.). We did the Crab Shack and were overwhelmed by the amount and quality of food. We found the overall food quality to be quite good and were able to sample some food we normally would never order.

Shore excursions: St Maarten, Antigua + Aruba (more info under shore exc. reviews)

PA announcements: Few announcements except for the captain’s noon status report.

Value: Had several price reductions before the cruise allowing us to “spend” more on our shipboard account without killing our budget.

Debarkation: We went to the Platinum waiting area and were off the ship close to the scheduled time AND had no customs forms to fill out. We had booked with All Stars to take us to the airport.

NEGATIVES:

Embarkation: Our flight landed at LGA at 7:30 AM and had to wait for 3+ hours for the bus to the pier. There were no places to sit except on the floor and/or a luggage cart.

Cabin balcony: The balcony itself is definitely smaller than those on most other Princess ships. You can’t comfortably sit and face the water. But at least you can sit there and relax/read/watch the waves.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DD R729
Actual room area is a bit roomier than regular balcony cabin and not far from elevators and stairs. Smaller than usual bathroom. Adequate storage space esp if you put suitcases under the bed.
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