- Royal Princess
- Princess Cruises
- 13 Jan 2019
Lovely ship, great staff
Royal Princess was launched in June 2013 by Kate Middleton the Duchess of Cambridge shortly before the arrival of Prince George. This beautiful ship offers cruisers a fantastic range of dining, entertainment, and onboard facilities.
The stunning, 141,000 tonne ship carries 3,600 passengers and boasts balconies on 80% of her cabins, with all balcony cabins benefiting from the much sought after outside space. With 260,000 square feet of public space, Royal Princess offers an enviable feeling of space onboard. Even the Atrium is the biggest at sea, boasting a grand space elevating platforms of cafes, bars, and seating areas.
Up on deck, the adult-only pool is surrounded by seven plush, private, cabanas that appear to float on water, while The Sanctuary benefits from increased size and expanded facilities - offering a truly relaxing adult-only space.
Movies Under The Stars offers an excellent top deck experience, mid-ship with HD viewing, comfortable padded loungers, blankets, and popcorn. Two pools flank a tropical island that puts on a fantastically lit fountain display at set times throughout the evening.
Royal Princess features the SeaWalkTM, where guests can test their nerves walking over the glass bottomed walkway. It extends 28ft from the ships edge, 128ft above the ocean and offers incredible sea views.
In addition to the existing innovative features, Princess Cruises has scheduled the introduction of Ocean Medallion - new onboard technology - to Royal Princess in 2018.
Royal Princess continues in the tradition of Princess Cruises ships and offers a superb selection of dining. From both traditional fixed dining and anytime dining in the ship's main restaurants to the cruise line's speciality restaurants, Sabatini's Italian Trattoria and Sterling Steakhouse, no guest will go hungry on this ship.
|Curtis Stone||Fresh, contemporary dishes with authentic ingredients||Included|
|Alfredo’s Pizzeria||Hand-tossed pizza served alongside refreshing beers and delicious wines||Included|
|International Café||Drinks and snacks served all day long||Included|
|Trident Grill||A poolside eatery inspired by traditional Southern BBQ food||Included|
|Sabatini’s||A taste of Italy, wherever you may be in the world||Speciality|
|Crown Grill||Steakhouse classics complimented by cosy wooden décor||Speciality|
|Crab Shack||The place to be for seafood lovers||Speciality|
|Ocean Terrace||Seafood served in style||Speciality|
Entertainment onboard Royal Princess comes in many forms. From the Broadway-style shows in the stunning Princess Theatre, to cooking demonstrations, comedic acts, and the amazing Movies under the Stars, there will be something for everyone.
The choice of top venues is endless, from live music to nightclubs. Bellini Bar hosts a lively atmosphere with a delicious cocktail menu, where as Crooners Lounge has a more laid back feel, and the best martinis around.
The Royal Princess boasts the largest of the line's signature adult-only escapes; The Sanctuary. Decorated in soft, warm colours this spa hosts a whole range of spa favourites for the ultimate in relaxation. The new relaxation room will instantly put guests in a tranquil state of mind before their treatment. There are more treatment rooms than any other Princess ship, and it is home to two new spacious Couple's Villas, where couples can unwind and enjoy treatments in privacy. The Enclave at Lotus Spa is a thermal suite with heated stone beds, steam room, large Jacuzzi, and powerful water jets for an unbeatable shoulder massage.
Onboard Royal Princess there is a wide array of recreational activities to enjoy, from the running track, to the basketball court, to art exhibitions, and enrichment programs.
The interior of the ship has a range of seating areas, entertainment venues, libraries, and an Internet cafe, as well as a variety of boutique style shops which offer a large range of luxury goods. Up on the top deck the surprises continue - here you will find pools, cabanas, a large movie screen and more.
With all this choice, your days and evenings can be spent exactly how you want.
The dress code onboard Royal Princess reflects the class, elegance, and relaxed atmosphere of the Princess Cruises fleet, with smart-casual evenings outnumbering the formal ones. Pack your sports jackets and casual dresses for the more relaxed evenings, and break out the tuxedos or evening gowns on the formal nights. However, if a long day of excursions and activities leaves you wanting a more casual dining experience, head to the buffet where the dress code is always informal.
Lovely ship, great staff
Lovely ship but very very cold in some parts of public areas including dining rooms, bars and theatre. passengers were wearing coats even on the formal evenings, it was so cold. Food was acceptable but nothing special especially in dining room. Entertainment was very good and staff very friendly and helpful. excursions were expensive.
Royal Princess is a beautiful ship with excellent service and accommodation. The food was good and varied and followed the American trait of serving huge amounts of meat and one potatoe and sparse veg and I missed the big salads found on other cruise lines. I usually travel with Cunard to enjoy the ballroom dancing but was not disappointed with Royal Princess. Although there is no dedicated ballroom the beautiful atrium is huge with a large dance floor and band to match. All of the musicians were excellent especially Deborah and the party band. Drinks prices as on other ships is a sore point with me as i live near France and can buy 5 litres of cabernet wine for 10 euros ie 2 euros per liter which gives four 25 cycle glasses. The ten euros buys me 40 glasses of wine in Calais or 1 glass on Royal Princess which is ale to avoid tax while at sea. Needless to say the glass of wine which I enjoy with my meal at home is missing whenI go on a cruise. On the positive side the waiters cheerfully served me a free glass of water anytime I asked.. Overall an lovely ship which I would return to. DavidShow more