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Old June 25th, 2006, 09:26 AM
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Default Live from Crown: Carolyn’s Crown Princess Blog

Hi. Just wanted to say thanks so much to all of you who posted from the inaugural of Crown Princess (I learned so much) and wanted to contribute back!

I haven't met my fellow Cruise Critic members yet (I think the party is on Monday -- Phyllis, if you're reading this will you let me know? I don't want to miss it).

I've already been to Sabatinis, the spa, the Sanctuary, Crown Grill, the International Cafe, my cabin (bedding is fabulous), had a Brooklyn balcony nosh. Now we've just pulled into Bermuda, gosh it's gorgeous from my perch by the window in the International Cafe) so I'm going to hop off and get going. My first report is on the home page -- here's the link: http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=1698. All additional reports will be made HERE, so check back and feel free to lob some questions my way.

I'm planning, on a daily basis, to offer comments and insights.

I'll start off, beyond the news analysis report, to answer one question I had that didn't get answered last week, LOL. I'm in a minisuite and, no, there's no DVD. Who has time anyway

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Old June 25th, 2006, 09:32 AM
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Smile Looking forward to your posts

We will be on the crown in February, anxious to hear all the details.
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If you go to the spa, can you ask them which of the treatments listed online are available to be given in the tents in the sanctuary?

also, I'm interested to find out if the Port Canaveral Kennedy Space Center shore excursion is worth it. Seems like a short time to see a lot of stuff!

Enjoy your trip! I was there for the luncheon on Friday and I can't wait to come back in august!

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My Mother-in-law and Father-in-law are on your cruise right now. Im looking forward to your posts to see how it is for them......keep the updates coming!
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Carolyn,
Thanks for your blog. Hope you have an awesome cruise.
I love the idea with the newly designed Sabatini. Was curious how it worked when we saw both rooms. The outdoor area lovely too.

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Carolyn,
On your TV in the Mini Suite, is there a plug I can put in a Playstation for my son's.
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Carolyn,

Thanks for this informative and objective review. Look forward to reading more in the future.

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I'd love to know if there will be disembarkation day tours of NYC with an airport drop off for those of us who have late flights - thanks!
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Default Sabatini's Outdoor Deck

Thanks for the Live review. From pictures I have seen, the new Sabatini's has an outside deck with table/chairs and some fountains. It appears to overlook the Terrace Pool on the aft of the deck. Is this area open during the day or only for Sabatini dinners? Is Sabatini open for lunch?
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I can't wait to read all that you post!

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Thanks for the reports Carolyn!
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thanks carolyn!

hope you're having a wonderful time in bermuda today! Looks like a beauty day from the webcam...been raining in NY for the past 2 days!

i'm interested in whatever info you are kind enough to post about really...but just curious about the internet service...are you using the internet center on the ship? i understand that it is one of the full suite perks; can you tell me the hours there? also, is the ship wi-fi ready? only certain areas? if so, do you recall the cost of any packages that might be available?

thanks in advance...looking forward to your posts!

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Flat screens? May you order room service alcohol by the bottle?

Thanks, Carolyn...looking forward to your comments.


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In the mini-suites, yes!
http://cruisecenter.smugmug.com/gall...75436943/Large

In the balcony cabins, no.
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In the standard oceanview, no.
http://cruisecenter.smugmug.com/gall...75449006/Large
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Love Boat Dream...I don't believe Carolyn will be stopping at Port Canaveral.

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... I'm interested to find out if the Port Canaveral Kennedy Space Center shore excursion is worth it. Seems like a short time to see a lot of stuff! Enjoy your trip! I was there for the luncheon on Friday and I can't wait to come back in august! Thanks!

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Wow, that was quick! Thank you.

Just read your caption...funny, I've always felt the same. Two tvs in such a small space....you'd think they'd have one larger one, mounted on the wall where it could be viewed from the sofa or the bed. But, hey, I don't design cruiseships, so.....


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Wow, that was quick! Thank you.

Just read your caption...funny, I've always felt the same. Two tvs in such a small space....you'd think they'd have one larger one, mounted on the wall where it could be viewed from the sofa or the bed. But, hey, I don't design cruiseships, so.....
Those aren't actually my pictures (I agree with the caption too!). I just have every webpage with crown pictures bookmarked.... I can't get enough of them (LOL!).

Question for Carolyn - I can't remember from our CB cruise..... can you order full bottles of wine for your cabin from room service?

We are in Brooklyn the day before our cruise but it is a Sunday and it seems it is hard to find a liqour store open on Sunday in NY! Debating about stopping on the way the next morning or just ordering on the ship.
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We must be on the same wavelength. I asked the same about alcohol.

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Those aren't actually my pictures (I agree with the caption too!). I just have every webpage with crown pictures bookmarked.... I can't get enough of them (LOL!).

Question for Carolyn - I can't remember from our CB cruise..... can you order full bottles of wine for your cabin from room service?

We are in Brooklyn the day before our cruise but it is a Sunday and it seems it is hard to find a liqour store open on Sunday in NY! Debating about stopping on the way the next morning or just ordering on the ship.

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Thanks Carolyn for all the details about the Crown.

Is it worth going to the Speicality Rest. on board?
Fill us in on the Casual dining areas - Vines, Cafe Caribe, International Cafe, Horizon Court.

With the $15 per half day per person charge to lounge at the Sanctuary do you make reservations in advance?

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Carolyn,

Is the gym open 24 hours?

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