Donna, knowing how much you wanted to sail this class, I am thrilled to see it exceeded your expectations. I watched the Allure sailaway on the webcam last night, with the Island Princess cruising out as well.....Made me wish March was next month! Good read, thanks.
Trip, with her book & tea!
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All in all, I would say there are more activities on Royal Caribbean over Princess...I loved the Allure cruise, but I went for the ship, the islands were a bonus...I also truly enjoyed my Princess cruises, but for different reasons. My next one in 2013 will be another Princess to Alaska. Princess is a more relaxing atmosphere, much more toned down from Royal Caribbean. I will say however, there is nothing quite cruising in Alaska on Princess...They have good entertainment and food, where Royal Caribbean has IMHO, the best entertainment on water...Just remember, any cruise is what you make it, mix it up with some shows, may-be gambling if you enjoy that, some good shore excursions and good meals. You can't go wrong.
Thanks Donna!! That is pretty much what I figured about Princess vs. Royal. My best friend swears by Royal but she and her husband like to go out and socialize much more than I do. I am a little bit more subdued. My next cruise to the S. Caribbean only has one sea day, so I think I will take Princess and put off Royal for a cruise that has more time on the ship. Thanks! Glad you had a fabulous time!!