The Regal Princess of Princess Cruises has five basic different types of cabins and suites. These accommodations come in many different cost categories, based on the deck, size of the balcony, view (obstructed or not), and location on the deck--aft, midship, or forward).
Cabins and Suites on the Regal Princess
The Regal Princess cruise ship staterooms are almost identical to those found on the ship's older sister ship, the Royal Princess, which was launched in 2013. The primary differences include hand-held shower heads, pillow top mattresses, upholstered headboards, and larger television screens with on-demand programming.
The cabins have a useful closet and shelving configuration, the very comfortable bed, and the well-spaced plug-ins for charging electronic equipment. Using the key card to activate the lights is an excellent feature to help conserve electricity, plus you always know where to find your card!
All of the 1,780 Regal Princess cabins and suites include either a private bath with shower or tub and shower, twin or queen-sized beds, toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, lotion), 100% Egyptian cotton linens, satellite television, refrigerator, hairdryer, private safe, closet, phone, desk, room-controlled air conditioning, 110 and 220 volt plug-ins, daily housekeeping service, and daily turn-down service with pillow chocolates. The more expensive staterooms include other features, which are described in more detail later. Over 80 percent of the staterooms have a private balcony.
The five basic categories are:
- Interior Cabin - 342 cabins
- Balcony Cabin - 732 cabins
- Premium Deluxe Balcony Cabin - 360 cabins
- Mini-Suite with Balcony - 306 mini-suites
- Suite with Balcony - 40 suites
Interior Cabin With Queen-Sized Bed
Interior cabins on the Regal Princess are approximately 166 to 175 square feet. The baths are identical to those in the balcony cabin categories. Some interior cabins also have Pullman beds to accommodate third and fourth passengers. Others connect to an interior cabin next door.
Desk and Vanity Area in Interior Cabin
The Regal Princess interior cabin desk, vanity, and television are good-sized, and the closet is identical to those in the balcony cabins.
Regal Princess Balcony Cabin
With over 40 percent of the cabins in this category, the balcony cabin is the largest Regal Princess cabin category. The approximately 222 square foot balcony cabin has all the amenities included in the interior cabin, but is larger and has outstanding views from an approximately 41 square foot private balcony. Some balcony cabins also have Pullman beds to accommodate up to 4 passengers, and others connect to a balcony cabin next door.
Balcony of a Balcony Cabin
The balconies on the Regal Princess balcony cabins are small, but large enough for two chairs and a small table. Sitting outside on your own private cruise ship balcony is a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of the rest of the ship.
Desk in Balcony Cabin
The desk and vanity area in the Regal Princess balcony cabins have both 110 v and 220 v plug-ins and adequate space for a computer.
The standard bathrooms in the Regal Princess cabins are all the same, while those in the mini-suites and suites are larger. The standard bathrooms have nice shelving, a large sink, and a large enough countertop. They do not have a make-up or shaving mirror.
The showers in the Regal Princess bathrooms have plenty of water pressure and a hand-held nozzle, which is great for washing your hair. The showers also have two controls--one for temperature and the other for water pressure.
Closet and Storage Area in Cabin
The cabin closet on the Regal Princess does not have any doors. This might not work at home but it does on a cruise ship, especially when two people are trying to get into the closet at the same time. The shelving area with private safe is a good place to store things that don't need to be hung up. The cabins all have two bedside tables, and each of these has two drawers, which provides more storage area. The desk/vanity in the cabin also has a storage area, along with the small refrigerator.
Premium Deluxe Balcony Cabin
The Regal Princess Premium Deluxe Balcony cabins provide approximately 233 square feet of comfort and are slightly larger (11 square feet) than the Balcony cabins. The approximately 41 square foot balcony is the same size as the one in the Balcony cabin. The primary difference in the two levels of balcony cabins (premium and standard) is that the premium category cabins each have an additional sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. Some also have a Pullman bed to accommodate a fourth passenger.
Entry and Tray Ceiling in the Mini-Suite
The Regal Princess Mini-Suite offers approximately 299 square feet of space and a separate seating area with a sofa bed for lounging or sleeping a third passenger. The sofa bed is larger than the one in the premium deluxe balcony cabin.
The balcony in a standard mini-suite is the same size as the one in a balcony or premium balcony cabin--approximately 41 square feet. The premium mini-suites have a larger balcony.
One big difference between balcony cabins and mini-suites is the bathroom offers a combination tub and shower.
Some mini-suites have a Pullman bed to accommodate a fourth passenger.
Regal Princess Mini-Suite
The Regal Princess mini-suites have a curtain that can be drawn to separate the bed from the small sitting area. They also feature two flat-panel televisions.
The bathrooms in the Regal Princess mini-suites have a larger countertop and sink area than the lower category cabins do.
Mini-Suite Bathtub and Shower Combination
The Regal Princess mini-suite bathrooms are larger because they have a tub and shower combination rather than just a shower like in the balcony and interior cabins. Those who like a separate bathtub and shower need to move up a category to one of the regular suites.
Regal Princess Penthouse Suite
The 40 suites on the Regal Princess vary significantly in size ranging from 440 to 682 square feet. In addition, the private balconies on the suites range in size from 83 to 338 square feet. Those large balconies are bigger than some of the other staterooms, and they have full-size lounges and more patio furniture.
These suites also feature a completely separate seating area with a sofabed, walk-in closet, full bathroom, and deluxe amenities. The suite guests have many other perks included in the price of their cabins such as free laundry, priority boarding and disembarkation, complimentary mini-bar setup, and breakfast every morning at Sabatini's.
One of the nicest perks for suite guests is a dedicated concierge lounge, with access to full front desk services, light snacks, beverages, and an exclusive area to rest and relax. Of course, a concierge lounge is not complete without a concierge to assist with dining reservations and spa appointments.
Sleeping Area in a Penthouse Suite
The suites on the Regal Princess have a separate bedroom and sitting area. Each area has its own flat panel television and balcony entrance. A curtain divides the two areas.
Sitting Area in a Penthouse Suite
The sitting area in the Regal Princess suites is comfortable, spacious, and elegant--perfect for entertaining other guests.
Desk, Sitting Area, and Balcony in a Penthouse Suite
The sitting area in this Regal Princess cruise ship Penthouse Suite is smaller than in some of the others, but it's still a nice place to relax.
The Regal Princess Suites have a separate tub and shower in the bathroom. Some of the suites even have their own private hot tub.