Posted March 23rd, 2018, 10:28 AM
We leave on March 30 doing the same itinerary. Have been on several other Princess ships but not the Royal. It has fewer pools than others, were the pools extremely crowded on sea days?I don't do pools () but when we walked by at around 11am or so the areas were busy, but I could have found two lounge chairs by looking a little(both in sun and shade) and even a table to sit at. The pools never were full of people. Remember if you sit at the main pool area you will be contending with the audio from MUTS.
Can’t wait to get back on a Princess ship, it has been too long. Sounds like you had a good time.
I believe you will really enjoy this class of ship. I have a Canada cruise on the Royal in October and an TA/European cruise with the Regal in 2019, so I am glad that I enjoyed the ship!!!! Grin.
Any other questions, just ask.
Oh, don't know your tastes, but if you just want to have a fun evening (and don't dance or do sitting at bars), after the main show at 8PM(usually), go and spend the evening at Princess Live. We thoroughly enjoyed the trivia and other shows (2-3 an evening from 8-11PM, and if you have Matt O as CD, you will have a blast. He, especially, and his staff are better than many I have experienced on other cruises.
Ruby Princess - 29 Days South Pacific(New Zealand), 04/2020
Regal Princess - 24 Night Northern Europe Grand Adventure, 08/2019
Disney Fantasy - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean with Family!, 05/2019
Grand Princess - 10 Night Mexican Riviera, 03/2019 (WS!)
Royal Prncess - 19 Night Maple Explorer Tour 2B, 10/2018
Caribbean Princess- 7 Night Western Caribbean, 07/28/2018
Royal Princess - 10 Nt. Southern Caribbean Medley, 03/2018
Ruby Princess - Alaska Inside Passage, 09/2016
RCCL Allure of the Seas - W. Caribbean, 04/2016
Star Princess - Hawaiian Cruise, 04/2015
HAL Maasdam - Southern Caribbean, 03/11
Coral Princess(Grand Canal)- 02/10
HAL Eurodam - Eastern Caribbean - 11/08
Coral Princess- Panama- 10/07
Caribbean Princess - Eastern - 02/07
Brilliance of the Seas - Med.(Venice) - 09/06
Celebrity Summit - Ultimate Southern - 04/05
HAL Zuiderdam - Western Caribbean - 05/04
HAL Rotterdam - Panama Canal - 10/03
Sea Princess - Western Caribbean - 11/00
MS Niew Amsterdam - Alaska - 06/91
NCL Norway - Eastern Caribbean - 06/90
Carnival Carnivale - Bahamas - 10/89