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.
13 Jan 2019
Lovely ship, great staff
30 Oct 2018
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.
10 Oct 2018
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
03 Sep 2018
Great cruise, visited some lovely places and food on the ship was excellent. The service in the dining room was pedestrian at best and the wines were expensive. The 15% service charge was a joke because there were no wine waiters in the dining room! The bottle of wine you left for us was very appreciated. Thank you. The ship was okay but there was no adults only bar inside on the top desks where we could go for a quiet late in the evening. There were 2 bars on top but they were open air not ideal in an English summer.Show more
01 Sep 2018
It need a b it of tlc. The carpets were shabby and the staff could have benefited from customer service training . The entertainments director Mat O was brilliant ransfe Princess charge for absolutely everything. A 15 m minute transfer was 8 dollars per person each way. total rip off
31 Aug 2018
My first princess cruise ship very good food ok entertainment poor. Princess cruise bar very expensive shuttle buses32 dollars wow.15% surcharge,gratuity 30 dollars per day for two people ., Will never book Princess again money making machine
31 Aug 2018
Ship was good, every where was clean, room was a good size, staff and food were good with plenty of variety, entertainment was ok but could be better, only real moan was the cost of the excursions, very expensive, we did a lot of the excursions on our own for a fraction of the price.
31 Aug 2018
Overall a good cruise, round the UK. The food was probably the best we've had on any cruise. However, gratuities were excessive, and we had to pay for shuttle buses at ports. Good entertainment, and quizzes, but very poor library on board
18 Aug 2018
23 Nov 2017
My husband and I took our very 1st cruise in August this year to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. From start to finish we had an amazing time, We booked through Iglu who were very good to sort our flights too. Will book with them again for our next cruise. The Royal Princess is a beautiful ship, could not fault anything from staff, cabin, food,and entertainment and the itinery around the Med. The staff made our Anniversary so special from baloons, cake, beautiful swans in our room when we arrived back from port call in Santorini to singing " happy anniversary " in the restaurant. FANTASTIC!!!We had a balcony cabin mid aft, Caribe deck 10 not to far from the lifts, great room aand Balcony was enough room to sit and watch the world go by. All in all we would love to thenk Igle for sorting our very special cruise, and the Royal Princess for making us feel very special. One of our best holidays. We are now looking to book with the Royal princess again for 2019. Once again Thank you.Show more
20 Aug 2017
We sailed in July 2017 boarding was organised and quick. The food was 2 star at it's best. The meat was fatty/gristly. Many people were unhappy with portion size but we found this fine. We had a balcony and I would say it was in line with other cruise lines but no better. The singing was terrible and on the whole the worse entertainment on a cruise line we have come across . Staff were friendly and polite. We will not sail on this boat again.
17 Apr 2017
we have cruised twice on the Royal Princess great ship the first cruise southern Caribbean the staff could not do enough but on our second cruise around the eastern Caribbean they must have changed them all because having cruised the previous year silly me thought it would be as excellent but all the new staff were untrained and not as friendly or attentive at all we contacted one of the crew managers and was told he had an issue but it was out of his control we want to cruise with them again but not sureShow more