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    I'll tell you when I've been everywhere one can cruise. :)

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  1. Thanks for your reply! Good to know about the afternoon tea. Which ship was it that you got to do the Ultimate Ship Tour?
  2. This was in 2017. Updated room, small tv with no on-demand movies...although with the Pacific's typical itineraries there's usually no need/time for movies.
  3. We cruised the Baltic (RT Dover, 2 weeks) in 2017 on the Pacific. Had a wonderful cruise, this was the first time we'd been on this ship and did enjoy it. If you're used to large ships it may be good to go in mentally prepared. Our stateroom was updated, didn't have a complaint with that, although the tv was the old small kind with no on-demand movies. But I will tell you that on this itinerary we were so busy and then tired at night that we didn't mind the tv 'situation'. The library is pretty impressive--especially from what I've seen on the other Princess ships. I did purchase a coffee card and used it frequently for tea and coffee. If you plan on doing the same...it's pretty great! The Baltic cruise is a little chilly--mostly nice for hot drinks--so I'd run down to the MDR bar and get my tea and then go enjoy the view from our balcony. As previous posters have noted, the walk to the bar took all of 3 min--probably less. We found the buffet to be a little underwhelming except for the day we boarded in Dover and the day we cruised through the Kiel Canal. They had pretty good German food that day, hope you get that experience. We didn't go to the Sterling Grill, utilized the MDR which was very nice and we got to experience wonderful service. I'm not sure what your ports are so if you're interested in knowing more about the ports then you'll have to note that. :) Take a book or two with you if you're a reader just to get you started with relaxing. We didn't experience any issues with motion sickness ourselves...except for the last evening when departing Amsterdam. But that doesn't mean that you will experience the same and even then we didn't actually get sick. I'm sure you're going to have a great time--it's a wonderful area to cruise!
  4. The ports are Haugesund, Kristiansand and Alesund. Also...is this a pretty chilly cruise? What has been your experience?
  5. We are planning a cruise for the month of July that will go to Copenhagen -> Norway -> Iceland -> Scotland -> England. We have been on a Baltic cruise during the month of July but haven't been further north...yet. So here's my question: Knowing what you know about your experience sailing Norway & Iceland would you recommend an aft facing balcony or a balcony on the port/starboard? I want us to enjoy our cruise to the fullest and to be able to enjoy the scenery but am wondering if we'll want the shelter of an aft facing balcony since we'll be quite far north? In other words I want us to enjoy our balcony and the scenery and not feel like we're freezing! Thanks for your input!
  6. They have Zumba classes in the Piazza????? Wowza. Could be entertaining.
  7. That's so funny! I'm the exact same way...don't eat donuts at home--ever but on Princess ships will eat one of the sugar donuts. They do a good job with them.
  8. AF-1, did you have to ask to be escorted both times?
  9. We enjoy the over-all vibe at the International Cafe...in the mornings it's a little on the quiet side, throughout the day there's music of one sort or another being played. It's a nice atmosphere. They usually have a nice little selection in the morning of breakfast sandwiches and danish, croissants, donuts and of course pick up your coffee! The rest of the day as others have mentioned they have a nice selection of salads, sandwiches. All good and fun to try!
  10. Which ships out of the Princess Cruises fleet have on-demand television/movies? The only ones that I personally know about having this great feature are: Regal, Royal and Crown. Thanks for your help!
  11. Thank you geoherb! This is the type of info I'm looking for---knew there were little things like that not mentioned on the pdf.
  12. Glad to hear! Don't know if you drink coffee or not but if there's no IC, where does one get their specialty coffees? How many places do they have designated for 'specialty coffee stations'?
  13. Been on 10 different Princess ships and our least favorite was the Grand. Luckily it was for a 3 day sailing but reasons were that it was just plain old and in need of either repair or better yet retirement but really the biggest reason was that our balcony stateroom had a pretty major leak in it that ruined our cruise. Since then, I have read many different experiences about water leaks on the Grand...and yes, this was after dry-docks etc.
  14. I would love to hear from those of you who know from your personal experience what the benefits are for having a full suite when sailing with Princess? I'm not talking about having more space, I'm asking about things like having the upgraded bathrobes, one complimentary mini-bar set up...stuff like that. I already know about the pdf file on the Princess web site that lists all the benefits but I swear when reading here on CC, a lot of people have listed things that were not on that list. Thanks in advance!
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