If you missed the post on the islands we stopped at and the excursions we did, check it out here.
The Regal Princess is huge. I mean, huge. Many of us didn’t realize there was this whole other wing of the ship! Brandy and I took a long walking tour of the ship and snapped a bunch of photos along the way. It took us about 2 hours. Now, granted, we stopped for lunch and we stopped to shop and pose for photos, but that should give you some sort of estimate on how big the ship is! I wish I had a Fitbit or some sort of steps tracker. That would’ve been fun to see how many steps each day I took on the ship.
As massive as the ship is, I definitely never felt lost on it. By the end of the 7 days, I felt like the ship was my home and I knew where every restaurant, cafe, dining room, and amenities were. Sigh, to be back there again! Let’s take a photo tour of the Regal Princess :)
I feel that cruising has gotten a lot better since I went on my first cruise almost 15 years ago (yes, it was that long ago!). I remember tiny staterooms and barely any space to move around. I also remember the food just being bad and you got tired of eating the same thing over and over again. Thankfully, I was happily surprised with Princess Cruises and I didn’t get sick of anything and our staterooms were actually spacious. That’s not something you can really hear someone saying about a cruise stateroom, huh?
Regal Princess has 1,780 staterooms and suites, 1,438 of which are outside with balconies. We had a balcony and I can’t tell you how nice it was to wake up every morning, open up the curtains, and see either gorgeous blue ocean or an island!!
I like that there was more storage areas in the bathroom! I remember people used to say that you should bring those clear plastic over-the-door shoe holders so you can have space for all your toiletries. My friend and I had ample space. We each were able to fit 2-3 cosmetic bags in the corner shelves and still had plenty of counter space. The only weird thing was the outlet in the bathroom wasn’t compatible to regular plugs so we couldn’t straighten our hair in the bathroom and the hair dryer was in the desk drawer. Luckily, the desk had a mirror on the wall in front so styling our hair wasn’t an issue.
Walking around the ship
So this photo is the other side of the ship. The first photo you saw above shows that huge movie screen where Princess Cruises does “Movies Under the Stars” at night. It’s one of the coolest things!
Walking around the ship was a lot of fun! This SkyWalk is unique to the Regal Princess. It’s a glass walkway so you’re “walking on water.” My legs became jello :) it’s 60 feet long and you hover over 128 feet above the ocean. Freaky!!
There were so many cafes and pastry shops to eat at on the ship!
The Atrium, the center of the ship, is where the action is! I love all the live music and entertainment that is constantly going on here!
A gelato bar on the ship!! Heaven! And it was included in your meal package :)
Bellini’s was one of my favorite bars!! Their bellinis were made with Veuve Cliquot champagne. Yum!!
Haha, can you believe there’s a mini-golf/putt-putt area, too?? I’m telling you, this ship is massive!
The Bridge Tour
I think this was one of my favorite parts of the cruise. I tend to geek out when it comes to any ‘behind the scenes’ stuff. I always love seeing what goes on behind the pilot or captain’s wheel. Like, I would love a tour one day of the flight control deck at an airport. Anyway, so we were given an exclusive tour of the bridge – where all the technical and mechanical side of the ship happens!
This was the captain of the Regal Princess! Captain Edward Perrin!
Hahaha, okay so this is the “wheel.” I was really hoping for a wooden wheel to steer ;)
Wasn’t that cool? Didn’t it seem like you were on the ship with me? Haha ;) hope you enjoyed the Princess Cruises Regal Princess ship photo tour!!
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