A sister ship to the Royal Princess, which entered service in June 2013, the Regal Princess continues with the evolutionary designs first seen on the Royal Princess. From breathtaking, elegant décor to exciting new signature features, the Regal Princess provides things that fit all tastes, with great options for groups.
The Dramatic over-water SeaWalk and breathtaking Piazza
The over water SeaWalk that debuted onboard the Royal Princess is also onboard the Regal Princess. Breathtaking, and dramatic, this top deck glass-bottomed enclosed walkway extends more than 28 feet beyond the starboard side of the ship. Guests have a chance to enjoy wonderful views, including ones looking down at the sea, which is 128 feet below.
The Regal Princess’ expansive Atrium and Piazza (50% larger than ones on other Princess ships) serves as a social hub of the ship. A collection of light meals, beverages, shopping and entertainment are all connected, including a Gelateria, Bellini’s Italian cocktail bar, and the Ocean Terrace seafood bar.
Extraordinary Pool Areas including their Movies Under the Stars®
Princess Cruises has won awards for their pool designs, and onboard the Regal Princess her central pool area features daily and nightly performances. There are four separate themed sequences, which are comprised of special music, live performers and dancing fountains. And Movies Under the Stars® continues, with the screen incorporated as an additional show element.
And the special private cabanas located in The Sanctuary along with the poolside cabanas at the Retreat Pool provide another option for guests who want to personalize their relaxation time.
Besides their main theater and other entertainment venues, Princess Live! Is also onboard the Regal Princess. Set up like a TV production studio, programming takes place between 8 am and midnight. Guests can enjoy live talk shows, performers and demonstrations.
Dining Options & Specialty Restaurants
In addition to traditional dining along with flexible dining available in her two elegantly comfortable Anytime Dining rooms, the Regal Princess has extensive alternative choices as well. One is the continuation of their Chef’s Table concept. Onboard the Regal Princess, the Chef’s Table Lumiere offers more of a privacy feel to it with a special curtain of light that envelopes the actual custom made glass table. The Chef’s Table Lumiere involves a surcharge per guest, and includes wine and other special features.
Sabatini’s provides Italian cuisines with an authentic atmosphere. Crown Grill offers an extraordinary dining option where chefs custom prepare fresh seafood along with cooked to order Sterling steaks and chops. Ocean Terrace Seafood Bar provides another option for guests who want to enjoy delicious seafood fare. A few more include Gelato, offering temping treats, along with the International Café, a signature feature of the Piazza. And these are just a few.
A Few More Details about Regal Princess & itineraries
The Regal Princess accommodates 3,560 guests, has over 1,000 balconies, and is 1,086 feet long, with a gross registered tonnage of 141,000. She also has two new features. Guests can actually walk the length of the ship with access to the exterior promenade located on deck 7, and the Regal Princess also has an additional aft pool.
The Regal Princess’ inaugural season began on May 20, where she began offering a series of Mediterranean cruises. She’ll then move to the Caribbean where her first 3 day Caribbean voyage sets sail on November 9 out of Ft. Lauderdale. The Regal Princess will then be sailing on 7 day Eastern Caribbean Cruises that include Princess Cays, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. Her 7 day Caribbean departures go through April 26, 2015.
More about Princess Cruises
With the recent addition of the Regal Princess, the Princess fleet now has 18 ships that sail and visit worldwide destinations. Princess Cruises has also expanded their onboard enrichment programs, taking it to new levels. Guests can be immersed in the cultures of the exotic destinations they visit also while at sea. Princess Cruises travels to destinations around the world – Caribbean, Canada and New England, the Panama Canal, South America, Europe, Alaska, Mexico, Hawaii and California Coastal cruises, along with Asia and Africa, Australia, New Zealand as well as Tahiti and the South Pacific.
Recognized as an industry innovator, Princess Cruises has debuted features that have quickly become a standard throughout the cruise industry – affordable balconies, flexible dining times, choice dining, along with 24 hour dining and more. Their Movies Under the Stars® poolside theaters take the cruising experience to new levels. Princess Cruises’ dedication to creating small intimate areas onboard their ships provides a nice feature for groups.
Once again, if your group is interested in flexibility, casual elegance and a ship that provides some literally over the edge options, like the SeaWalk, then the new Regal Princess is one to consider.