Regal Princess in Instanbul
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The Piazza
The Piazza / Kristen Boatright
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SeaWalk
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Passenger Services
Passenger Services / Kristen Boatright
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Mini-Suite
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Wheelhouse Bar and Crown Grill
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Crown Grill
Crown Grill / Kristen Boatright
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Crown Grill
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Crown Grill Chilean Sea Bass
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Chocolate Praline Timbale
Chocolate Praline Timbale / Princess Cruises
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Sabatini's
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Crooners Lounge & Bar
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Vines Wine Bar
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Vines Wine Bar
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Alfredo's Pizzeria
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Bellini's Champagne Bar
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Bellini's Champagne Bar
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Club 6
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“Bravo… A Regal Celebration”
“Bravo… A Regal Celebration” / Princess Cruises
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“Sweet Soul Music”
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Suite Bedroom
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Suite Living Room
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The Enclave at Lotus Spa
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Lotus Spa Couples Villa
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Lotus Spa Couples Villa
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Lotus Spa Treatment Room
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Lotus Spa
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Allegro Dining Room
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Chef's Table Lumiere
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 Fettuccine Alfredo in a Parmesan basket
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Horizon Court
Horizon Court / Kristen Boatright
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Bake Shop
Bake Shop / Kristen Boatright
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Bake Shop Cookies
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Vista Lounge
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The Library
The Library / Kristen Boatright
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Fitness Center
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Churchill's Cigar Lounge
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Princess Casino
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Princess Fine Arts Gallery
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Regal Princess
Our Ship Review
Princess Cruises
Cruise Line
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger

Princess Cruises launched the beautiful, 3,560-passenger Regal Princess in 2014. With sister ship Royal Princess, it's the fleet's largest but still feels classically Princess: slightly cushy, classic meets contemporary, built for a crowd that likes some activity but plenty of peace and quiet. Wows aren't of the crazy water slide variety (you won't find them here), but the food and service are smooth. All outside cabins come with balconies, which brings the bonus of moderate pricing for these desired spaces.

What We Love

Pool Deck Attractions: The main pool is outfitted with fountains that, at night, perform cool water-and-light shows. It's also home to Movies Under the Stars.

Lotus Spa: The spa gets prime real estate in the center of the ship, and there are Couples Villas for side-by-side massages. The Enclave is equipped with a hydrotherapy pool, steam room, and sauna, as well as a pair of heated water beds that are downright heavenly. (A fee applies, even when you book treatments.)

Best Known For

Alfredo's: The pizzeria serves complimentary, hand-tossed, thin-crust pies that are the best you'll find at sea. Order the Pizza Regal Princess, topped with parma ham, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, and shaved Parmesan.

The Piazza: The center of the ship is this atrium, an elegant, three-deck space with grand staircases, theatrical balconies, and water fountains. It's the ship's hub — a place to eat, drink, watch performers, see, and be seen.

Who It's Best For

Couples and Singles: The nightlife scene won't keep you dancing into the wee hours, but there's still plenty of entertainment.

Multigenerational Families: Kids are entertained in indoor and outdoor play areas, and teens even get their own pool. Youngsters who can pull themselves away from the video games will find they can play old-fashioned Skee-Ball.

Don't Say We Didn't Warn You

Upgrading Your Dinners Adds Up: Dinner in the dining room isn't particularly memorable and, with the exception of Alfredo's, you'll need to pay for the best food on the ship. Highlights: Dinner at Italian trattoria Sabatini's ($25) and a la carte oysters at the seafood bar.

Fran Golden
Deal Expert / Travel Blogger