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This was our first cruise with Princess and it was one of our better experiences compared to several other lines. The ship is lovely and nicely appointed. The cabins adequate in size but not as large as some we have been on. The crew was friendly and helpful. The food delicious and the Medallion Net Internet exceptional and a reasonably priced. The only downside was what I felt to be only average entertainment. We had a mid/aft veranda cabin (C615) on the Caribe deck. The location was great, about mid way between the mid and aft elevators. The room was nicely appointed but lacking some of the nice features of other cruises like name toiletries. My big complaint about almost all ships is the lack of power outlets especially one by the bed for CPAP users, Luckily we travel with an extension, multi-plug cord but having to drape it across the room at night is always a pain. Sadly this seems to be the case with most ships. The bed was comfortable and the cabin quiet. The ship was lovely and huge although you could find some quiet spots if you wanted. The Gym was well equipped but crowded, especially on at-sea days. The same went for the pool area which got quite crowded on at-sea days. We opted to the Aft Bar area where we could usually find a quiet seat and get a drink. The Casino is small but adequate, they even have some "non-smoking" nights. We only went to two shows which were nice but not fantastic. You need to get to the theater early to get good seats as some areas have quite obstructed views. We were part of the new Medallion Class where we got a proximity medallion which opened our door and was used for identification. However we were also issue the standard card as well for charging things. I hope in the future they can eliminate one of the two items as they seem redundant. Dining was very enjoyable. We didn't get the full drink package but did get the pop and speciality coffee package which I would recommend. Alcoholic drinks and wine were reasonably priced. We ate 2 nights at the "pay for" Crown Grill which had some very nice steaks and chops. I would say that this Grill would compete with most upscale steak houses. We had lunch a the free, Alfredo's Pizzeria which was excellent and I would suggest a not to miss spot for lunch at least one day. The Buffet was very nice for Breakfast and Lunch, nothing outstanding but a nice selection and various speciality nights, Bavarian, Mexican, etc. Our other dinners we took in the Alegra Dining room and were quite satisfied with both the food and service. Our waiters Alvin and Michael were exceptional. Every night Michael recalled the drinks and had them to us shortly after we sat down. Alvin always had great recommendations and on occasion steared us away from some dishes he felt weren't perfect. As with most cruises my only disappointment are some of the bakery products and some deserts. Breads were exceptional but things like croissants, cakes, and breakfast pastries left a bit to be desired. The ports were the standard caribbean fair, Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, all of which are nice but crowded when the usual 4-5 cruise ships pull in at the same time. Over all, again, one of the better cruises we have been on and will certainly do it again.

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Regal Princess Cruise Review by Trailblazer52

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2019
  • Destination: Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Balcony
This was our first cruise with Princess and it was one of our better experiences compared to several other lines. The ship is lovely and nicely appointed. The cabins adequate in size but not as large as some we have been on. The crew was friendly and helpful. The food delicious and the Medallion Net Internet exceptional and a reasonably priced. The only downside was what I felt to be only average entertainment.

We had a mid/aft veranda cabin (C615) on the Caribe deck. The location was great, about mid way between the mid and aft elevators. The room was nicely appointed but lacking some of the nice features of other cruises like name toiletries. My big complaint about almost all ships is the lack of power outlets especially one by the bed for CPAP users, Luckily we travel with an extension, multi-plug cord but having to drape it across the room at night is always a pain. Sadly this seems to be the case with most ships. The bed was comfortable and the cabin quiet.

The ship was lovely and huge although you could find some quiet spots if you wanted. The Gym was well equipped but crowded, especially on at-sea days. The same went for the pool area which got quite crowded on at-sea days. We opted to the Aft Bar area where we could usually find a quiet seat and get a drink. The Casino is small but adequate, they even have some "non-smoking" nights. We only went to two shows which were nice but not fantastic. You need to get to the theater early to get good seats as some areas have quite obstructed views. We were part of the new Medallion Class where we got a proximity medallion which opened our door and was used for identification. However we were also issue the standard card as well for charging things. I hope in the future they can eliminate one of the two items as they seem redundant.

Dining was very enjoyable. We didn't get the full drink package but did get the pop and speciality coffee package which I would recommend. Alcoholic drinks and wine were reasonably priced. We ate 2 nights at the "pay for" Crown Grill which had some very nice steaks and chops. I would say that this Grill would compete with most upscale steak houses. We had lunch a the free, Alfredo's Pizzeria which was excellent and I would suggest a not to miss spot for lunch at least one day. The Buffet was very nice for Breakfast and Lunch, nothing outstanding but a nice selection and various speciality nights, Bavarian, Mexican, etc. Our other dinners we took in the Alegra Dining room and were quite satisfied with both the food and service. Our waiters Alvin and Michael were exceptional. Every night Michael recalled the drinks and had them to us shortly after we sat down. Alvin always had great recommendations and on occasion steared us away from some dishes he felt weren't perfect. As with most cruises my only disappointment are some of the bakery products and some deserts. Breads were exceptional but things like croissants, cakes, and breakfast pastries left a bit to be desired.

The ports were the standard caribbean fair, Falmouth, Grand Cayman, Cozumel, all of which are nice but crowded when the usual 4-5 cruise ships pull in at the same time.

Over all, again, one of the better cruises we have been on and will certainly do it again.
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Deluxe Balcony
Cabin DB C615
We had a mid/aft veranda cabin (C615) on the Caribe deck. The location was great, about mid way between the mid and aft elevators. The room was nicely appointed but lacking some of the nice features of other cruises like name toiletries. My big complaint about almost all ships is the lack of power outlets especially one by the bed for CPAP users, Luckily we travel with an extension, multi-plug cord but having to drape it across the room at night is always a pain. Sadly this seems to be the case with most ships. The bed was comfortable and the cabin quiet.
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