Regal Princess-Nov. 29-Dec. 7, 2015, Notes and Pictures

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#1
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Happy NewYear everyone! December has been terribly busy with the cruise and Christmas with family that I am very late with my report.
Having reviewed the Regal a year ago, I will not be doing a regular review this time. I will post some pics for those that have not yet sailed on her and make some comments on this cruise experience. I will start out by saying we had a wonderful time. The ship is still beautiful and the calm seas and weather were with us for two weeks.

This was our first B2B and we looked forward to a relaxing two weeks in the Caribbean.
Embarkation was easy and we were onboard by 11:45. We had lunch in the dining room and enjoyed the shrimp avocado appetizer, beef medallions and apple tart with espresso ice cream.
Service was excellent. For the first time, we had to wait to enter the cabin at 1:00.

We had a cabin on Emerald deck, E416 that was advertised as partially obstructed. The balcony was midship with no obstruction for us. Here are some pictures.









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#3
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We managed to visit Princess Cays twice and had beautiful weather both times. We did not experience any long waits tendering.









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#4
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The piazza was a busy place this cruise and while DH shopped for T shirts , I relaxed with this cappuccino. Good to the last drop






The Piazza is a great place to people watch and over hear the following:
We don't need anymore T shirts!
I left my key card in the light slot and I'm locked out of my cabin.
I can't stand the people in the elevator.
We have to go to the aft elevators to get to Dolphin deck.
(tried to help this one by telling her the midship elevator where she was would take her there. She said it wouldn't because the elevator doesn't go past the 7th floor.) Didn't volunteer any help after that.
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#5
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In St. Thomas, a crew came on the ship to decorate for Christmas and Chanukah. Here are some samples.











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#6
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We enjoyed the entertainment both weeks. Excellent music and comedy and we finally had a chance to see "Bravo". It seems that it was doing it's finale for the season on our first week of the cruise. It is opera and musical theater in concert.
The soprano was excellent and the new production performers did well for just joining the ship.
The soprano, Chelsea Coyne, also performed in the Piazza. It was a treat for us as we appreciate this genre of music. Our daughter and her husband, a soprano and tenor, have a music conservatory teaching classical voice and musical theater.

We were so relaxed ,that at times we lost track of what day it was ,where we were,and what time it was. On this day the ship was docked in Costa Maya. However, we were docked at the Retreat Pool with a Pina Colada and a Sea Witch Beer.
It was a great time for peace and quiet.





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Here are some contrasting pics of a sea day.











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#12
Indiana
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Thanks for posting. I just booked 2 obstructed balconies on the regal emerald deck for our thanksgiving cruise next year and they seem like a great bargain. I think we're in e229 and e230.
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Last day at sea....contemplating the vastness of the oceans and seas we have sailed.










A huge thank you to Captain Ed Perrin and his staff and crew for another stellar cruise experience on the Regal Princess.
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#14
upstate New York
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Lovely pics!! Looks like you had some great weather! Love that Regal! Can't wait to get back on in a year...
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Originally posted by Lisa3635
Thanks for posting. I just booked 2 obstructed balconies on the regal emerald deck for our thanksgiving cruise next year and they seem like a great bargain. I think we're in e229 and e230.
Originally posted by trystran72
Lovely pics!! Looks like you had some great weather! Love that Regal! Can't wait to get back on in a year...
Thank you to both of you. Enjoy your cruises on her.
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#16
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Great pics... thank you for sharing!
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#19
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Thanks for posting the pictures. Brought back memories of our cruise on the Regal a year ago.
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