Posted November 24th, 2012, 12:52 PM
Last edited by deelastcre; November 24th, 2012 at 12:54 PM
Be sure to see the production show "On the Bayou." It is one of the best that Princes has ever done.
Ditto on Bayou! I also enjoyed Motor City and Dance. Attend the Seminars by Bill Keene to learn more about the Panama Canal History. You might want to read Path Between two Oceans. Unfortunately, I didn't finish the book before I sailed, but the chapters that I read helped me understand the early history and how our country got involved. If you like the music of the old crooners, you might want to check out Danny Oliver in the Crooner's lounge each night around 8:00 p.m. He had a concert one night. The lounge was filled each night with extra chairs placed around the bar for the people who did not drink. Try the Beverly Hills Iced Tea!
If you are a Bridge Player, they have Seminars and games during sea days. Don't miss the cooking demonstration by the chefs and the tour of the galley You can also purchase the cookbook. I had too many cookbooks, so I passed on that.
Rather than book a Speciality Restaurant for our Anniversary, we opted for The Ultimate Balcony Dinner on our balcony. We had a waiter in our cabin for the night. They served cocktails and appetizers at six(sailing away from Grand Cayman) and a four-course dinner. We opted for surf and turf and it was too much food. I would suggest that you eat an early light lunch. Tell your travel agent or Princess that you are celebrating. They had balloons and a sign on our door and a cake and fanfare in the dining room, as well. If you have any dietary concerns, please note them on the reservation. We had any time dining, but our head waiter, Carlos made sure that I pre-ordered my lunch and dinner for the next day, each night. He was a jewel! I can't say enough about my room steward, Conrad. The entire crew provided outstanding service and this is an anniversary that I won't forget. Congratulations on your Anniversary! I forgot to mention the excursions. They were all great. I didn't take the small ferry through the additional locks, because i opted for the Panama Canal Dome Car rail trip. We did a round trip on the Dome Car. Several people that I met enjoyed the ferry ride because it was raining and dark when we started through the locks on the ship. Get up early and find you a chair in the front of the ship to view. We were there early, but I could not see over the people for great picture. My best pictures were taken from my balcony on the port side. I could see another ship go through behind us.