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Old April 11th, 2013, 08:46 AM
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Princess has posted four photos of the Coral Princess' new spaces that were renovated during her most recent dry dock on their Facebook site.



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I really like the look of the food stations of the new buffet. I suspect these new photos give us a peak at what some of the new buffet areas of the Royal Princess might look like.
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Thank you for posting these. We board the Coral on the 20th. I like the tables and chairs in the first photo and I think someone should substitute the barrel chairs in the IC for regular chairs too. When you make seating too comfortable, they never vacate. How many times do you try to get a table and see so many people occupying space just reading and playing cards?
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Old April 11th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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You're welcome Pia, I've been waiting to see these photos since the dry dock was done too.
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Princess has posted four photos of the Coral Princess' new spaces that were renovated during her most recent dry dock on their Facebook site.
Thanks for the heads up Wonder why it took them two months to post photos
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I liked the way the buffet seating area looked before the re-do. It looks more like a high school cafeteria now. One big improvement, though, was removing the dance floor and piano, and putting a serving station there.


Coral Princess by Jasperdo, on Flickr

On the other hand, I do like the way the serving stations look now. Much brighter and more inviting. Here's how it looked before:


Coral Princess by Jasperdo, on Flickr
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The redesign fits Coral well - a classy looking upgrade for an already classy looking ship.

Unfortunate the removal of the dance floor and piano in Horizon Court. I remember the good old days on Sun Princess when parties were held up there (50s night, etc.) and the area was used brilliantly. Too bad Princess didn't use the area for sort of a dance/supper club - could have been a nice alternative.
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I agree with Brian that the redesign looks great on the Coral. I suspect that the buffet seating area looks better in person where the colours will really give it a much more modern appearance that the old metal chairs that the buffet used to have.
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The buffet looks very Ikea-like now. I'm not sure I like it, though it is an improvement. Thanks for posting these photos!
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Princess has posted four photos of the Coral Princess' new spaces that were renovated during her most recent dry dock on their Facebook site.



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International Cafe


buffet

I really like the look of the food stations of the new buffet. I suspect these new photos give us a peak at what some of the new buffet areas of the Royal Princess might look like.
Thanks for the pictures! I will be coming to Toronto in a few weeks. I am excited to see your city, as I have never been there. Also I will be on the Coral a few weeks after that. Lots of fun!
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Love the way the new buffet area looks. I can't wait to see it.

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Thank you for posting these. We board the Coral on the 20th. I like the tables and chairs in the first photo and I think someone should substitute the barrel chairs in the IC for regular chairs too. When you make seating too comfortable, they never vacate. How many times do you try to get a table and see so many people occupying space just reading and playing cards?
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(Others will say they have no problem, but since all my cruises have been to Alaska, people tend to sit inside more.)
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Here are a few Coral Princess photos from Andrea Gordon during a Sea Day Feb 26, 2013 from a collection of Coral Princess Panama Canal Transit Feb/Mar 2013 of sets.
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These pics bring back memories of my favourite ship so far. I love the Coral and I think the modern updates are a nice touch. thanks for posting them!
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Princess has posted four photos of the Coral Princess' new spaces that were renovated during her most recent dry dock on their Facebook site.



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I really like the look of the food stations of the new buffet. I suspect these new photos give us a peak at what some of the new buffet areas of the Royal Princess might look like.
I like the look of the IC and the stations at the buffet. I'm not so crazy about the buffet tables/area.
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They are sharp pictures! My only cruise on the Coral was a long time ago and the buffet chairs were not that great. The buffet looks fabulous!
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I hope those HC chairs aren't as uncomfortable as they look in the photo. And what's with tables for 8? I hope they pull those apart into a smaller configuration. I do like the more neutral colours.

One comment re the buffet itself: looks like more line-like than stations. It'll be interesting to see if you can still hop around to what you want as in the old space, or if now there's a forced line-up.
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One comment re the buffet itself: looks like more line-like than stations. It'll be interesting to see if you can still hop around to what you want as in the old space, or if now there's a forced line-up.
The photo of the buffet stations is a bit deceiving. It looks like they still have the indented section where the hot food is served. It's just to the right of the salad bar island where the HC worker is.
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Unfortunate the removal of the dance floor and piano in Horizon Court. I remember the good old days on Sun Princess when parties were held up there (50s night, etc.) and the area was used brilliantly. Too bad Princess didn't use the area for sort of a dance/supper club - could have been a nice alternative.
On the Island last summer that area had no activities in the evening.

It was used one afternoon for the dessert buffet. On the day in Glacier Bay, the park rangers set up an information table there.
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I'd love to be back on the Coral again. My only cruise on the Coral was many years ago now, but she is one great ship that is never ever crowded anywhere.
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I agree with Brian that the redesign looks great on the Coral. I suspect that the buffet seating area looks better in person where the colours will really give it a much more modern appearance that the old metal chairs that the buffet used to have.
Is it just me or does the new buffet seating resemble the way Celebrity does it on their ships?
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