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Old August 30th, 2009, 04:50 PM
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We put a hold on E401 this past Friday (Grand Princess) and from the diagrams it shows no lifeboats outside. There are several cabins like this and also some further back on the ship. Your pictures are showing a lot of machinery and paraphenalia outside. I'm wondering if it is the same on the Grand as on the Golden. Our travel agent did call Princess directly and they told her "they didn't know." Has anyone actually booked that cabin? I don't want to put a deposit on it until I actually know what gives. Thanks a lot. The pictures are a huge help.
We've booked E404 on the Grand for Jan. According to the photos posted here, there are walkways to get to the canisters holding the inflatable rafts. The canisters are below the sight line out the window. So it's not as bad as having one of the larger orange boats outside your window.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 05:45 PM
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Thanks for your input Barb! There are no people I trust more than the cruisers on Cruise Critic. They're not selling anything, just giving truthful opinions and reviews. I've never had any bad information yet. We can live with the gear stored outside the porthole. Over the years, I swear, we've had cabins in the back of the ship, up front, up on the high decks, low decks, the "hump' on Royal, one inside (didn't like that one) balconies, and a suite. 22 in all. This time we are trying to save some money. The actual cabin doesn't "sell" the cruise for us. It's more the itinerary and the people who we cruise with. This will be our first Princess cruise. Most of the others have been Royal Caribbean and Celebrity and a couple of NCL. We are shopping around now after Royal kind of double crossed the loyal Diamond cruisers. After this one we might try Holland American.
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Old August 30th, 2009, 06:06 PM
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not everyone has a suite !! thanks for the obstructed view pix....we are happy with our E623 so far on the Crown.....Dec 12 sailing. price was right. as long as i see daylight i am fine....the money in my pocket, the more cruises i can take
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Our TA picked out our cabin on Golden for October 25 to Hawaii. We wanted to be on Emerald and had picked another cabin (I forget which one). She convinced us to change and we will be happy with out almost clear "obstructed view".

Thank you, your consideration is awesome!!

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thank you for posting; really gives us an idea of what to expect regarding obstructed cabins!
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Has anyone stayed in E605 or E607? We're booked on the Star (Golden's sister) and they appear to have decent views from the deck plan.

Last cruise we were over the theatre and could hear the boom-boom of the late shows.

These cabins are over the photo gallery and the opposite side of the ship from the Wheelhouse Bar. Would music (vibration) from the bar be heard at night in these cabins?
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I'm still trying to imagine the amused steward wondering why you would want to take these photos!! Only a true CC member would understand!
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I'm still trying to imagine the amused steward wondering why you would want to take these photos!! Only a true CC member would understand!
All the pictures were taken in about 35 minutes, so I was moving very quickly. I told the stewards that my friends wanted to see the view from the room. One finally asked, how many friends
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Kooljamming,
Thanks for posting the photos as we passed you in Tracy Arm. I know you were going to post a review but appears you didn't. I also have the same concerns you have about that. If there is anything negative, the attacks begin.We have always had a wonderful time on every cruise because we don't dwell on the bad stuff. Doing an honest review , should list everything.
We no longer cruise because of the fabulous meals. These days many meals are just so so. We go for the fun and we never starve.Also we cruise for the friendships made both before we cruise on the roll Call, and once on the ship. Cruise Critic has definetly added to our cruise experience.
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Hi Pauline,
Love the updated profile pix. Your munchkins are going to challenge you - vertically. Beautiful family!!
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Kooljamming,
Thanks for posting the photos as we passed you in Tracy Arm. I know you were going to post a review but appears you didn't. I also have the same concerns you have about that. If there is anything negative, the attacks begin.We have always had a wonderful time on every cruise because we don't dwell on the bad stuff. Doing an honest review , should list everything.
We no longer cruise because of the fabulous meals. These days many meals are just so so. We go for the fun and we never starve.Also we cruise for the friendships made both before we cruise on the roll Call, and once on the ship. Cruise Critic has definetly added to our cruise experience.
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This cruise was far from smooth sailing. However the trip was still one of discovering amazing beauty and meeting wonderful people. I have the pics of the Star on a huge poster board. Of all the pics (over 650) those top the list.
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We've booked E404 on the Grand for Jan. According to the photos posted here, there are walkways to get to the canisters holding the inflatable rafts. The canisters are below the sight line out the window. So it's not as bad as having one of the larger orange boats outside your window.
Take care of that cabin, we're in it may/June after you!
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Here is my album of Obstructed view cabins. For those with concerns, these pics were taken while the cabins were vacant. Pictures were taken between 8 am and 8:36 am according to the cheap watch I was wearing at the time. The view might not be precise due to camera angle, inexperience photographer, and lightening but is a fair representation of what you will see. The aft balcony, cabin E730 with beam is included

http://travel.webshots.com/album/574160357udMMZr?start=0

There might be 40 -45 decent shots of the obstructed view.

Enjoy and Ciao

very cool. E404 (barring an upgrade to a Penthouse ) is our cabin in May/June and now we have an exact idea of what to expect out of our window! I believe the Grand and Golden are identical in so far as the Emerald deck is concerned.... for that matter most of the ship

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Take care of that cabin, we're in it may/June after you!
We certainly will try! But I can't vouch for those in it between 1/29 and May Where all are you going next spring on the Grand?
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very cool. E404 (barring an upgrade to a Penthouse ) is our cabin in May/June and now we have an exact idea of what to expect out of our window! I believe the Grand and Golden are identical in so far as the Emerald deck is concerned.... for that matter most of the ship

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