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elruth

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  1. We are 88 and 78 and have taken more than 20 cruises. Most on NCL and some on Carnival. We were on the Caribbean Princess Aug 4...7 day cruise to the E Caribbean. Here are some random comments. The bed was the MOST comfortable bed we have ever slept on. That alone would lead me to take another Princess cruise! The Caribbean Princess recently replaced all bedding and whatever they chose, it was perfection. We had a mini- suite on the Dolphin deck 9- forward port side. I saw our room steward one time and all he said was we made him wait as one day we didn't leave the cabin until 12:30. I was not impressed with him and that was a bit of a disappointment. he never left ice but we had a lot of water delivered so we didn't really need the ice. I knew that the balcony was not covered and that was a bit of a drawback as it was way too hot to sit out there during the day. Sadly the people next door had some very loud pre teens that spent a lot of time yelling, running around their room, slamming doors and generally acting obnoxious. I have a feeling the parents left them in the cabin by themselves. We thought the food in the dining room was above average. We had anytime dining , table for 2 and only 1 night had to wait maybe 15 min and was given a pager. The waiters were very good and there were many selections to choose from. Surprised they never did have a steak on the menu. The food in the buffet was very good! So many choices and the waiters cleaned off the tables pronto and came over and asked what beverage we wanted. Very impressed with the buffet. I went to most of the shows. The singers and dancers were above average for sure and I thought the entertainment ( ventriloquist, comedian etc. were enjoyable. ) The casino didn't have many video poker machines and seemed smaller than the ones on NCL and Carnival. I wasn't crazy about having to insert cabin card in every machine and if you waited too long the machine would click off and you would have to go through the whole sign in procedure again. We couldn't believe how fast the elevators came and we never had to wait more than 2 min! The doors close very quickly so that was tricky if anyone has mobility problems. I had read a lot of reviews prior to taking this cruise but we were more than pleased. I will say the mini suite was clean but a lot of the floor tiles were coming off and the pipes in the bathroom shower were rusty so it was definitely showing its age. We had 2 large tvs but I never could figure out how to access the closed caption and I didn't feel the need to ask someone. All in all, a very pleasant cruise and the waiters were all very nice and friendly. Embarkation and debarkation went quickly and smoothly. They have it down to a science! Very impressed!
  2. Just got an email from NCL re: the cancellation of the Nov. 27th - Dec 7th 2018 cruise on the SUN to the S Caribbean. I am bummed and they are offering other cruises to the Panama Canal etc. which I am not interested in. Of course they are refunding the initial down payment. I had already paid for airfare so now I have to go through all the steps to see what I can get reimbursed. Airfare is $ 436.00 a person and they will cover up to $ 300.00 a person. This cruise was such a good deal. I guess it was too good to be true!
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