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  1. 12 other bars? On the cruise I was on with a group of 800 people, those bars were over crowded too. And if there’s bad weather, the outside decks are of no use.
  2. https://www.mollieb.com/2021-polka-princess-cruise We did a b2b on the Sky Princess in January when this group was on for the first half. I think they said there was 800 people from this group. Jimmy Sturr was the star of this group so I don’t know if that’s why there were so many participants. They took over the Vista Lounge and Take Five almost every night and some days, which made for uncomfortable overcrowding in the other venues, especially Princess Live. The following week there was another large group of 400 or 600, I’m not too sure. The closing of venues for this group seemed less disruptive. We didn’t notice them during the day.
  3. I usually avoid booking regular balconies. Saying that, we were in C752 on the Caribbean Princess and loved that cabin and balcony. I would book this cabin again in a heartbeat.
  4. We ate there on the Sky and I can honestly say we did not enjoy our meal. We did have a window near the window. Service was excellent. I don’t remember noise being an issue. But then we had a 5pm reservation and there was nothing going on in the atrium. I wouldn’t eat there again. Desserts were good though.
  5. Don’t forget the buffet. Princess’ buffets are open from early morning until 11pm. Plus, there’s the International Cafe open 24 hrs. That’s a big plus for me. Our midnight snacks on Royal Caribbean were lacking. I did enjoy our dining room meals on Royal Caribbean more than Princess. The one thing I didn’t like on both Celebrity and Royal Caribbean that we could never find a quite SHADED place to sit. Our favorite shaded places on the Sky, Regal and Royal was Lido Aft. Tables and chairs, couches, loungers, and music that we were able to tune out . Also the area around the Retreat Pool.
  6. I have not received any EMails from Princess. I’m also waiting for these cruises to open for booking.
  7. Cruise fares are always higher for the next year’s cruises. We book at the higher fare to get the cabin we want, then we look for sales. Sometimes we’re lucky. Sometimes the fares only go up higher.
  8. We went to a deluxe balcony which had a little loveseat instead of a couch. The bathroom in the deluxe is like the bathroom in a regular balcony. Shower with a little ledge good for your shampoo bottles or shaving your legs. Bathroom seemed cramped to me. Mini suite has a bathtub. More room. I think there is more storage in a regular balcony than a deluxe because of the loveseat. And the xtra drawers in the desk. Much more storage in the mini suite. The closet with the safe is also narrower than in a mini. The first week, I sailed with my husband and the second week with my Goddaughter. When I sail with her, we spend less time in the cabin. I did feel somewhat cramped in the Deluxe when we were both in the cabin at the same time. When I sail with my Goddaughter, because of her finances, she can only afford a deluxe. But I would rather be in a mini. The next to last photo is a regular balcony with extra seating on the Caribbean Princess. The last one is a mini on the Crown Princess.
  9. We did a b2b on the Sky in January when a large group took over both Club Fusion and Take 5 maybe 6 out of 7 nights that first week. This made for over crowding every night in the other entertainment venues. There was another large group the second week, but was not as disruptive. I didn’t care for the closed in area of the sanctuary pool. I also didn’t care for the couch set up aft on the Lido deck. But I still enjoyed my time in both areas. When we were able to get into Take 5, it was fine with music that was not hard core jazz. That being said, I would sail on her again in a heartbeat. We are due to sail on her again for New Years this December. We still had a great time both weeks. We had 2 of the best servers ever. Shows in Princess Live were very funny. I did like the new layout. Truly enjoyed the production shows. Buffet was still my favorite set up with a great selection. We went from a mini suite to a deluxe balcony and found both cabins very comfortable with very attentive stewards. I’ve been on 7 different Princess ships and the Sky was among my 3 favorite ships.
  10. On our first Princess cruise, they tossed balloons around in the theater waiting for the show to start. Did help pass the time.
  11. I guess if I can't scan and email a copy, I'll put it in the mail. Thanks for every one's input.
  12. We were on a 10 day cruise on the Crown Princess this past Thanksgiving. My Christmas tree photos start on Dec 4 while we are at Antigua. I want to say the girls that decorated got on the day before in Barbados and possibly got off in Antigua. We disembarked on Dec 7. Ginger bread houses don't get put out until the Christmas cruise.
  13. We're on the first 2 Caribbean cruises on the Discovery too. We have 4 cruises booked between Dec 2020 and Dec 2021. Sky, Enchanted and Discovery Princess. Hoping to get lucky at least once. 😉
  14. So, you have to remember and ask about it. I get so excited once I get on our cruise, that I only remember once I get off. I was hoping there would have been a notice somewhere that I may have missed.
  15. I guess the “and” is a way to up posting numbers. There are some of us that are booked on this ship that find this information interesting.
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