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My wife wanted to cruise the Baltics. Weather was good excluding St Petersburg, not the cruise line's fault. However we booked thru the cruise line, with inclement weather we were stopped from entering for 1 hour 45 minutes - absolute ridiculous - then had to be rushed through - on the bus for a late arrival to the ship. Nickel and dime everytime you want water or soft drinks, is terrible. Some cruise lines offer bottled water free when departing the ship for the day. Not impressed with having to keep our curtains closed on our last day due to workers. Not impressed with 4 straight nights not being able to be seated for 4 people during anytime dining, having to relocate to the dining room downstairs and then put in undesirable locations, obviously because we were not considered regulars. Our room steward was friendly, knowledgeable and handled our small requests efficiently. Embarkation/Dis-embarkation could not have been better, plus our bags showed up very early.

Nickel and diming

Regal Princess Cruise Review by terrykerr

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2019
  • Destination: Baltic Sea
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
My wife wanted to cruise the Baltics. Weather was good excluding St Petersburg, not the cruise line's fault. However we booked thru the cruise line, with inclement weather we were stopped from entering for 1 hour 45 minutes - absolute ridiculous - then had to be rushed through - on the bus for a late arrival to the ship.

Nickel and dime everytime you want water or soft drinks, is terrible. Some cruise lines offer bottled water free when departing the ship for the day.

Not impressed with having to keep our curtains closed on our last day due to workers.

Not impressed with 4 straight nights not being able to be seated for 4 people during anytime dining, having to relocate to the dining room downstairs and then put in undesirable locations, obviously because we were not considered regulars.

Our room steward was friendly, knowledgeable and handled our small requests efficiently.

Embarkation/Dis-embarkation could not have been better, plus our bags showed up very early.
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Cabin Review

Balcony
Cabin BC c1020
Fair size - balcony small.
Lido Deck Inside Cabins, Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


St-Petersburg, we booked through Princess an all day excursion, including the Peter Hof Palace. 50 of us were made to walk around the grounds for 1.75 hours before then standing outside in line (IN VERY TERRIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER) for another 1.50 hours before being allowed to enter. Only if you were extreme need to use the washroom facilities were you allowed to enter then exit - to wait in line. All this while other lines who arrived after use were shuttled ahead of us. Because of the extended delay we rushed though arriving back to the ship later than scheduled! Not a good experience, at a high cost.