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Old July 3rd, 2006, 07:14 PM
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Default air pump to blow up pool float? CP?

I am going on the Carribean Princess this saturday and am wondering if there is anyone or anywhere to get an air pump on board to blow up a small pool float that I am bringing for my daughter, I realize it is an odd question, I was just curious
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I'd be curious to this answer-- pools are only so big on the cruise ships there really wont be no room for your daugher and a pool float-- can ya try one of those noodles?
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I am going on the Carribean Princess this saturday and am wondering if there is anyone or anywhere to get an air pump on board to blow up a small pool float that I am bringing for my daughter, I realize it is an odd question, I was just curious
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Nice thought but I doubt you'll be able to put a float in the water. How old is your daughter?
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No room for pool floats but water wings work great
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I've never seen people use pool floats in the pools but then I don't spend a lot of time in or near the pools. I seriously doubt you'd be able to use it.
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No room for pool floats but water wings work great
Isn't there an age limit for some of the pools, anyway?

And by the way, no little ones in the hot tubs, please.
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my daughter is 3 1/2 and the water is to deep, she is potty trained so I dont need a lecture on having her in the pool etc, If the pool is crowded, I wouldnt bring a float in, I thought on days it is less crowded....if anyone can answer the question that would be appreciated...I wouldnt bring her in a hot tub anyway...thanks for your concern
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Suzanne... before you bring the float, you should probably check with Princess as to whether you'll be allowed to use it. The number of people in the pool wouldn't be a consideration if you're not.
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A float in a Princess ship pool- that is a social no- no!!! You are not at your neighbors house.

FYI- the pool water can be very, very rough with it going back and forth and back and forth on sea days. Sometimes it is not even safe for adults. Even as you said if the pool is not crowded- maybe on port days- I have been on more than 30 cruises and Have never seen that before and it is hard to get out of the pool even on port days. I am a great swimmer also. The steps are very hard to climb out of. Hope this helps.
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IMHO....if you need a pump to blow up your float, it's too big for the pool.

And don't they have a kiddie pool? If the pool is too deep for a 3 1/2 year old, I'd be leary of bringing her in.
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IMHO Suzanne, you should review these guidelines from the Princess website. Following these guidelines will make your cruise as well as everybody else on board a pleasant one.

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Children over six (6) months of age at the date of sailing will be accepted on the following itineraries: Alaska, Canada & New England, Caribbean, Europe, Mexico, Transcanal and Australia & New Zealand (coastal cruise only). Only children over the age of one (1) year at the date of sailing will be accepted for the following itineraries: Africa, South America, South Pacific, Hawaii & Tahiti, world cruises including Asia, Antarctica, Indian subcontinent, Transatlantic and Transpacific cruises.

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2) In line with domestic U.S. age limits, as well as our company policy, the casino, cash prize bingo and horse racing are reserved for passengers 21 years and older. Additionally, only those passengers 21 years and older will be allowed to purchase or consume alcohol. For those whose age is questionable, picture identification may be requested.
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All kidding aside people, how hard is it to answer a question? If you can't answer, then why bother commenting just to see your name in lights.
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A float in a Princess ship pool- that is a social no- no!!! You are not at your neighbors house.

FYI- the pool water can be very, very rough with it going back and forth and back and forth on sea days. Sometimes it is not even safe for adults. Even as you said if the pool is not crowded- maybe on port days- I have been on more than 30 cruises and Have never seen that before and it is hard to get out of the pool even on port days. I am a great swimmer also. The steps are very hard to climb out of. Hope this helps.
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IMHO....if you need a pump to blow up your float, it's too big for the pool.

And don't they have a kiddie pool? If the pool is too deep for a 3 1/2 year old, I'd be leary of bringing her in.
Fletch, have you seen the kiddie pool?
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All kidding aside people, how hard is it to answer a question? If you can't answer, then why bother commenting just to see your name in lights.
Must be pretty hard...you posted 3 times here and still didn't answer the question either. Talk about seeing your name in lights.
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Hi, Suzanne:

I've never seen a float in the pool--I don't know if that's because they aren't allowed or because people consider it too much trouble. I'm guessing it's that they are probably not allowed. If that's the case, I doubt you'd find a pump on board. Have you considered taking a small inner tube instead? You could see how crowded the pool is and determine whether it's appropriate to use it. Another option would be a swimsuit with a life vest built in--my daughter had one of those when she was small and loved it!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful cruise! Our DD was 21 months on her first cruise (and no, she didn't go into any of the pools as she wasn't potty trained, she was never in one of the hot tubs, and didn't venture into the casino or any other adult-only venue!). And, we had a GREAT cruise! Seems people are making a lot of assumptions based on one innocent question! Wow!

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Hi, Suzanne:

I've never seen a float in the pool--I don't know if that's because they aren't allowed or because people consider it too much trouble. I'm guessing it's that they are probably not allowed. If that's the case, I doubt you'd find a pump on board. Have you considered taking a small inner tube instead? You could see how crowded the pool is and determine whether it's appropriate to use it. Another option would be a swimsuit with a life vest built in--my daughter had one of those when she was small and loved it!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful cruise! Our DD was 21 months on her first cruise (and no, she didn't go into any of the pools as she wasn't potty trained, she was never in one of the hot tubs, and didn't venture into the casino or any other adult-only venue!). And, we had a GREAT cruise! Seems people are making a lot of assumptions based on one innocent question! Wow!

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comment on kiddie pools:
On the Star, the kiddie pool was fully covered, it got no sunlight. The water was ICE cold.

On the Spirit, the kiddie pool was about 6 inches deep. The waterslide (which looks great in photos) was almost never used because it also has VERY cold water.



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I would just bring a float device that you feel you can blow up by mouth. Have a wonderful cruise!
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I am going on the Carribean Princess this saturday and am wondering if there is anyone or anywhere to get an air pump on board to blow up a small pool float that I am bringing for my daughter, I realize it is an odd question, I was just curious
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I will say this, when we were in st thomas and in st maarten, there was a young girl maybe 18 watching two little kids (wife and I thought she may have been the nany) and there wasn't a soul at the pool except for them and they both had floats...but like I said no one one was around....we were just happen to be walking through both days to take pictures...so if you are able to get that kind of alone time with your child, I am sure no one will say a word about a small float.. Sorry I don't have an answer about a air pump...you could always pack a small basketball air pump and that should work?/?
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