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gullgeorge

Quick Regal Update

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Sailed on Regal Princess 2/1 eastern Caribbean.  Last on ship in November, NY to Ft. Lauderdale.  Not many changes even with the short dry-dock.  The only noticeable change was improved internet and now the cabin unlocks as you approach (we had the same cabin on the last sailing and you had to get your medallion up real close to unlock.)

There is a lot of construction around Terminal 2/4, so allow extra time. There are only two elevators in the parking garage and with a ship at both terminal 2 and 4, the lines can be very long (30 minutes+ on the return).

 

Arrived at 10:15 to platinum lounge and it was already full (there were some single seats but they were occupied with luggage).  Plenty of coffee and pastries still available but will need to sit in the overflow area. Boarding started at 10:40 and on the ship about 10 minutes later (Princess person was holding everybody in the overflow area until the entire Platinum lounge was cleared even though people were coming up the elevator and getting right on the ship.  Not a big deal but the Princess person was a little abrasive about the process.)

 

Deck chairs on sea days were 95% occupied by 8:30 am even though only about 10% had people in the chairs.  Early Saturday afternoon there were plenty of chairs after a rain shower came thorough.  Hot tubs seem to be closed more often than on other cruises.  At no time were they all open and many times, there were less than half-open.  One day they were all closed most of the day.

 

Food was good and not many changes on that subject over the past few years.  Will be going back on 3/1 for a back to back, so will let everybody know if there are any changes.

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10 minutes ago, gullgeorge said:

Sailed on Regal Princess 2/1 eastern Caribbean.  Last on ship in November, NY to Ft. Lauderdale.  Not many changes even with the short dry-dock.  The only noticeable change was improved internet and now the cabin unlocks as you approach (we had the same cabin on the last sailing and you had to get your medallion up real close to unlock.)

There is a lot of construction around Terminal 2/4, so allow extra time. There are only two elevators in the parking garage and with a ship at both terminal 2 and 4, the lines can be very long (30 minutes+ on the return).

 

Arrived at 10:15 to platinum lounge and it was already full (there were some single seats but they were occupied with luggage).  Plenty of coffee and pastries still available but will need to sit in the overflow area. Boarding started at 10:40 and on the ship about 10 minutes later (Princess person was holding everybody in the overflow area until the entire Platinum lounge was cleared even though people were coming up the elevator and getting right on the ship.  Not a big deal but the Princess person was a little abrasive about the process.)

 

Deck chairs on sea days were 95% occupied by 8:30 am even though only about 10% had people in the chairs.  Early Saturday afternoon there were plenty of chairs after a rain shower came thorough.  Hot tubs seem to be closed more often than on other cruises.  At no time were they all open and many times, there were less than half-open.  One day they were all closed most of the day.

 

Food was good and not many changes on that subject over the past few years.  Will be going back on 3/1 for a back to back, so will let everybody know if there are any changes.

Chair hogs are a PITA.

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