just got off the Royal, did the Transatlantic 23 day.The small ship was wonderful. got to know everyone on the ship. Staff very friendly as well. Nice thing was getting on and off the ship in ports. Very organized and never a crowd or wait. The ship went to ports where the large ships couldn't go.
Food was good. The entertainment was great. Even though the showroom was small, it didn't present a problem (two shows a night). Shows more crowded for early seating passengers and pretty empty for 2nd sitting. I am totally spoiled and don't know if I can go back to the large ships.
Cabins were nicer than larger ships as balcony cabins all had sofa . The newer Princess ships don't have that .We had BB category on deck 7 midship.