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#1
Vermont
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With all the excitement of the plans for the new Royal Princess rolling out I thought I would get a thread going to keep the excitement going. I would love to do the TA again with all my favorite RHR and/or Ruby Stars.

All the new features on the Royal look really wonderful especially the sushi/caviar bar and dedicated gelato shoppe in the atrium, adult pool with more loungers and cabanas. I overall am impressed by the wow factor so far.
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#2
Eastern Virginia
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Hi Carolyn,

Thanks for starting this thread. I think it's a good idea to have one here. I actually was planning on e-mailing the CC administrators to see if we could set up a forum for the Royal transatlantic here so we might have a variety of threads about tours, hotels, air, etc which would make it easier for people to keep track of things w/o having to read 1000's of posts. My daughter told me when we had the Red Hot Rubies thread that she participates in some forums for other things and that's what they do and she didn't understand why we didn't have that option available to us.

Anyway, I'm excited about the prospect of a cruise on the Royal.
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#3
Palmdale, Ca
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Carolyn;

Thanks for starting the thread.....

Bob
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#5
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When does booking open for this cruise - woo hooo!!!
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#6
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by itdjbw
When does booking open for this cruise - woo hooo!!!
Julia;

They open March 15th, 2012.....

Bob
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#7
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Carolyn...thanks for starting the thread. If we both get to go on this maybe we'll get to spend a little more time together than we did on Miss Ruby.

Am I right that there are all balconies on the Royal except for the inside cabins? It said all outside cabins are balconies!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

I pray the prices are good so we can all go sailing together again.
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#8
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by bronxgirl25
Carolyn...thanks for starting the thread. If we both get to go on this maybe we'll get to spend a little more time together than we did on Miss Ruby.

Am I right that there are all balconies on the Royal except for the inside cabins? It said all outside cabins are balconies!!! Woo Hoo!!!!

I pray the prices are good so we can all go sailing together again.
Marcia;

That's what I took from the information I've read. All outside rooms are balcony rooms.....

Bob
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#9
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Marcia;

That's what I took from the information I've read. All outside rooms are balcony rooms.....

Bob
That was my understanding too. No oceanview cabins at all, outside cabins are all balcony rooms and inside rooms are just that, inside rooms -no view.

Wish the deck plans would come out so we can book with some knowledge of what we are booking.

Jackie
#10
Atlanta
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Originally posted by Woobstr112G
Julia;

They open March 15th, 2012.....

Bob
Thanks, I thought it was the 8th.
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#11
Eastern Virginia
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Well, we're practically on our way - I got a confirmation for our hotel in Venice for 10/13 this morning! Now we just have to book the cruise
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Well, we're practically on our way - I got a confirmation for our hotel in Venice for 10/13 this morning! Now we just have to book the cruise
Ann;

Little confused. You mention 10/13. I thought our cruise starts on the 9th? We are going to stay for 3 days at the L/O The dates I asked for were October 6, 7, and 8. I'm hoping my confirmation will come soon....

Bob
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#13
Eastern Virginia
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You're right, Bob. What I meant was October 2013 (10/13). We will spend 2 nights in Venice. We may stopover someplace else for a night or two before we get there.
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Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by Sunviking
You're right, Bob. What I meant was October 2013 (10/13). We will spend 2 nights in Venice. We may stopover someplace else for a night or two before we get there.
Silly me, I knew it was something simple. It may sound kind of funny but I'm getting anxious to hear from the L/O about my reservation. I actually called them earlier today and the man I talked to remembered Holli & I. I'm glad I factored in a third day. This way we can spend the first night reciovering from the jet lag and still have two days to explore and enjoy Venice.....

Bob
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#15
FLORIDA -LAND OF THE MOUSE
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Originally posted by Sunviking
Well, we're practically on our way - I got a confirmation for our hotel in Venice for 10/13 this morning! Now we just have to book the cruise
Ann, I'm thinking of booking this hotel too and just got a quote from them. Have you seen their Classic rooms (no canal view)? I'm not sure what they look over? Or is the Superior view room better situated?

Jackie
#16
Palmdale, Ca
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We'll be joining the "almost there" club along with Ann. Our Venice hotel pre cruise reservations are reserved.....

Bob
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#17
Oregon, USA
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Originally posted by itdjbw
When does booking open for this cruise - woo hooo!!!
Julia, you've got mail!
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Chesapeake, VA USA
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Looks like the usual suspects here. Hope we can make this one.

NO! I'M NOT DOING THE MEET AND GREET!

Lynda, see you at the breakfast club meetings in the IC.

Ann, have you started the spreadsheet?
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#19
Palmdale, Ca
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Originally posted by dsawyer
Looks like the usual suspects here. Hope we can make this one.

NO! I'M NOT DOING THE MEET AND GREET!

Lynda, see you at the breakfast club meetings in the IC.

Ann, have you started the spreadsheet?
Dorothy;

Glad to see you on the thread. Sure hope you and Joe can sail with us "usual suspects".....

Bob
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#20
Eastern Virginia
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Originally posted by SOLIVITA LADY
Ann, I'm thinking of booking this hotel too and just got a quote from them. Have you seen their Classic rooms (no canal view)? I'm not sure what they look over? Or is the Superior view room better situated?

Jackie
Jackie, if it's the Al Ponte Antico Hotel you're referring to, the only room we've seen is the Junior Suite which is what we stayed in each time and it was very nice. I know that Kathy (Adventurous Grandmom) stayed there as did Joe (Goinsoon) so they might be able to better answer your question. The location of the hotel is wonderful and the terrace overlooking the Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge is a great place to have breakfast in the morning and a drink later in the day.
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