Regal Princess (I) & Monarch of the Seas
This review is written by Amy Blume.

May 28th, 2007 was on Memorial Day Monday this year and so it was with great excitement I noted that the 69,825grt Regal Princess of 1991 was to be in dock at San Pedro with Monarch of the Seas.  
When we arrived around 2pm we found the Ports O'Call area bustling and more busy than I had ever seen it before.  Since
Regal Princess was to leave around 4pm, we had plenty of time to take the strangely crowded harbor cruise to see the pretty ships.  Re
gal Princess was originally ordered with sister ship Crown Princess (I) for Sitmar but came under P&O operation for their Princess Cruises arm when they took over Sitmar in 1988.  Designed by Renzo Piano, Regal's rounded bridge and traditionally rounded funnel gave her a unique profile.  Named by former Great Britian Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, she has an expansive collection on board.  I was especially keen to see her in her current colors because this is her last season as Regal Princess.  After her final sailing from Los Angeles on August 31st to Sydney, Australia she is going to be Pacific Dawn for P&O Australia.

Since parking was so crowded I decided not to wait for Regal to leave at Ports O'Call.  I wasn't sure I could get my car out in time to make it to Land's End, and I think that the view from Land's End is better than Ports O'Call.  Sure enough at 4pm she was on her way down the channel towards us on time!
To see photos of Regal Princess and Monarch again when Regal was here for to sail on her farewell cruise to Australia, click here.
 

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