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  1. It appears that there are only a handful of cabins showing 'booked' when I look online. Very very few. Are cruisers not booking cruises this year, because of the current circumstances??? Anyone here considering one of these short cruises?
  2. Right.... Do not simply go by what you are just seeing. There can be errors and changes in itineraries! Especially right now with all of these cruises being planned, then cancelled, etc... There was some similar confusion on the last Princess Cruise we took. The other ship's itinerary was adjusted. Go directly to BOTH the Princess and Carnival web-sites and look at the current itinerary on these sailings. My guess is that there has been some confusion or a slight itinerary change. This might clear up any doubt!
  3. I do not have the Medallion App pulled up. But here is some good general info on how to know whether the bed faces forward or aft that would almost always apply. This is on the regular Princess deck plans, and most other web sites. I had researched this years ago, and somebody offered this info. On the deck plans, you can see the firewall door showing on the Hallways. they are every section of like 10-20 cabins. So, there will not be electricity or plumbing running thru the firewalls. So the Bathroom will NOT be on that wall. The headboard will be on the same wall as the Ba
  4. Thanks! There appears to be one large open two level dining room, with the oval shaped balcony opening where the second level overlooks the center of the main level. The specialty Italian restaurant is the third level. So it is like three levels/tiers. There is a great video tour by one of the RCI staff/specialists on YouTube. I am thinking that maybe they might have different sections... based on the number of guests who have chosen Traditional Dining or non-Traditional Dining. (by reservation or walk-up???) For example, level one and two Port side, (
  5. Looking at the new Odyssey of the Seas. Just dreaming and wishful thinking about an itinerary we see in 2022. Has a nice big Solarium, and does have food and bar. I love being outdoors and sunshine, but we do need shade!!!
  6. I decided to try with some more specific questions. We would like to plan for the non-traditional dining, as we might avoid the MDR when other options are available. Is this sometimes allowed? How does this work? I have read of guest scheduling a specific table and time so that they could return to the non-traditional dining, without actually following the Traditional dining schedule. With only one huge dining room, how to they usually set up for the two different types of dining? How do things usually go in the Solarium... Does it get crowded, and have lo
  7. Thanks! I am interested because of this one itinerary. Not that I have to really prefer RCI. This is a 2022 sailing that I would hope would go as scheduled. And, this would be a cruise where we would be onshore quite a bit. Just wondering how it would be onboard. Mostly avoiding that top deck. I did find some recent videos. Promo videos, and videos shot by the current staff. I did see the Solarium! Looks great! While it is not exclusive, and could be very full, it looks very nice. (Princess Sanctuary is more exclusive and you have to book it.) How do
  8. I admit that this is just dreaming and wishful thinking... But I see an incredible itinerary on this ship. I like the fact that is a new ship, and not needing updating and refurb. We have enjoyed Princess, and the Regal has been my favorite.... I think they have made mistakes in changes to their new ships. Anyhow, I am just not sure I can handle the Water/Theme park thing. I like being able to relax on deck and enjoy just being at sea. Princess' Sanctuary is wonderful. Also, I wonder how the dining and different restaurant/venues might compare to Princess?
  9. Can anybody give me a quick reminder? We are looking at the all included rates and doing the math. We would get some WIFI minutes automatically. So, if you can use your phone onboard on the Medallion App to look a the daily schedule Patter, etc... That is not using your minutes, right? All we would need is to text our son back home occasionally, so I am not sure if the all inclusive fare with WIFI would have any value?
  10. Thanks! Yes, at the bottom, it does still say *The Princess Luxury Bed is available across the fleet except for Regal Princess, where most staterooms have been updated. On Regal Princess all Full Suites and Club Class staterooms have been updated and we are continuing to convert the few remaining beds. We might try to call and hope to find out more? I thought I was one of the LAST to sleep on those ancient rock hard lumpy old things. Not acceptable. Could affect our decision to sail Princess, as the Regal is 'my ship', since the new ships ruined the Adult P
  11. We were expecting these on our last cruise, before the Pandemic... and our cabin did NOT have a new bed. Not good.
  12. Hello! We were in E 405 on Regal... the side that is not above Crooners.... It does have the deeper balcony, with that welcomed space. I was just looking at a similar cabin that is on the other side (Port) above Crooners, and will have to skip that one, even though I had wanted to be on the Port side on this sailing. Don't want to here that! Okay, If you aren't above Crooners, then these cabins are good! It does seem like you are sitting RiGHT above those decks below. Which was okay... That did not bother me, except that I did NOT like the light from this rails
  13. I see that the last May sailing is on the weekly 7 promo. Looks like it is the ocean view catagories are the ones discounted.
  14. OMG! We might be hoping for the same itinerary/sailing. Ohhhh, now I see you are looking at the earlier sailing. I didn't know if we would book that first one. LOVE the itinerary. All the little places I have wanted to get to from the bigger stops, but have not been able to! I kind of doubt if this travel will happen, not without a lot of limitations and preparation. So many requirements and limitations and islands shut down!!! I would def. want to book a cabin in the new 'stretch'. Happy planning!!!
  15. TRUE! I would so excited to sail on one of the larger ships! So sad that travel and cruising are just no guarantee right now! The itinerary that I am really loving is one of the first ones this year. Looks like it won't happen. One can dream!!!
  16. Thanks! I am wondering about a couple more details, if that is okay. I am wondering about things that are extra, or need reservations. How do they work that. The different restaurants, the excursions, the spa. And, can you get some edible pizza? Hahaha!
  17. That is one of the reasons I am SO disappointed that we won't be cruising soon. I see one of the first cruises that they still have scheduled that ticks so many boxes!!! Even if cruising starts back up, it seems that you could be limited to a ship, or trying to get a spot on a very limited excursion, which might be like a sightseeing coach, where you do not get to get off and experience anything, for fear of exposure. I hope and pray that one day this pandemic will be about over!
  18. Well, I haven't sailed on either, but I can see how the comparison of this older and smaller Windstar ship that is in need of renovation might not seem as nice as a new Royal Caribbean. To each his own!!! Anyhow, I do hope that the poster who asked does see this and finds it helpful. I would love to sail on Windstar on one of their renovated motor yachts!!! I would def. try to book one of the brand new 'star' suites in the stretch!
  19. Yes, if you don't want an adjoining room, as we usually would not, then this takes away from that door right there on the wall between cabins! I see where it looks like the new refurb staterooms do have the same layout with the small foyer hall and the two angled doors. That takes up less width! a bit more room in the bath and closet. I am sure it works out okay, but never having seen it, that hallway foyer does seem tight. I think on most ships that is the width of two doorways without the V angle.
  20. Yes, I had seen this when it came in. I just wish it were more of a peek!!!
  21. Thank you so much everyone. This is just the type of thoughts that I was hoping for! I would hope to book one of the totally new mid-ship expansion suites. I believe that these have been switched to have the bed near the picture window or slider. I don't need a theater or a casino. And the pool, by all accounts, is way way bigger than that bath-tub power lap pool that they have had. I think we will continue to really consider Windstar Star Class. Even though current pricing shows about TWICE the cost of Princess... going with a Star OV a
  22. Here is a link to a video of the number, at that time, 103... Hope this helps! for me, I would want to get one the new mid-ship expansion suites if at all possible. NOTE: this video was filmed when these cabins really needed updated. Yes, it is very forward. Not sure if the window is slight smaller than the other regular OV suites??? See the window set at an angle with the curve of the bow of the ship. See how it becomes a bit wider with a different shape in the sitting section, past the bed. The closet and bath are about the same as most
  23. I would love it if this were true... direct access to the hallway, IF this meant 'straight out to the hallway', instead of at that 'V' angle off the tiny hall foyer. Seems like those adjoining 'V' doors are a bit close for comfort with strangers.
  24. Hello and Happy New Year. Here is hoping for a better year! I would love a quick rundown on sailing Windstar. Especially the new Star Breeze. The older and very much smaller ship just was not quite enough for us. But this looks really really great. We have mostly sailed Princess, and really like Regal Princess, but are afraid that they have gone then wrong direction with the newer ships!!! Loss of Deck Space, Adult pool area, etc... So any comparison to Princess would be appreciated. Absolutely love The Sanctuary on Princess. I would imagine that the entire new po
  25. Thanks Kate. I am the one you are responding to. Just in full disclosure, I also have not even been on CC for quite a while. The first reason is because I do not see cruising at any time in the foreseeable future. The second reason is all of nastiness. Kind of like what you just mentioned. I wasn't liking the toxic questioning and attacks by a number of people here. But, times have changed even further now, haven't they!!!! The only reason I am here is that I did get a notice that you had quoted and responded to my comments. Anyhow, your comments are interest
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