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#41
UK
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Joined Jul 2013
We are on her in December and it's our first with Princess so of course I want to know about the most important thing.... dinner! Bring on the food porn please

I'm already comparing the sea day picture you put up of the pool/sun deck against the sun deck of the NCL Escape on sea days- such a different kettle of fish! And by that I mean you could actually fit a fish (in or out of a kettle) between the loungers on the Crown...
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#42
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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I'll let the pictures tell the story while I drink some coffee.

















(All pics iPhone 5)
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#43
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Joined Nov 2009
Up, up and away...



Blue skies, nothing but blue skies...





....and we are in Florida! And so is our luggage! Hooray!! There are no cruise ships in port today but the luggage carousel still sounds that ship's horn when the bags come out. Such a good mood-setter! Outside a lovely 72 degrees and soon Carol has a Lyft ride to our hotel.

(All photos iPhone 5)
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#45
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
From the mailbag....

Originally posted by CineGraphic
I was on the Crown last month for an 8 Day Eastern Caribbean, so I’m excited to see your take on her.
We really think Corey Moir and his crew did a terrific job.
Sent from my iPhone using Forums
Agreed on Corey!! Super energetic and fun. We were both very impressed.


quote Looking forward to your review and excellent photos!!
Welcome Pretty Princess!


quote Following along....
I love your detailed reviews and wonderful photos!Thank you Poipu 1, glad to have you along!


quote We were cruise mates on this cruise! Can’t wait to compare your experience to ours. We had been to Aruba and Bonaire several times on previous cruises, but this was our first time in Curaçao. We are driving home to Missouri after a stop in Jacksonville so I’m jealous that you are already home! Lol!!
Welcome MustangGT and thanks for coming aboard. You are obviously not a smoker as none of the smokers I met up by Tradewinds (my home from home) knew what CC was.


quote Following!
Welcome no1racefan1

quote Very nice photos, looking forward to the rest.
Welcome and thanks for the compliments Host Clarea. Nice to have you along for the ride Bob!


quote So looking forward to all your pictures and reading about your travels on the Crown!
Welcome HOST CJSKIDS. Thanks for stepping aboard Carolyn!


Thanks to all who have responded. As you may know I like feedback whether from a Gibson guitar and a stack of Marshall amps or from CC readers.


Now- let's go to Ft. Lauderdale!
Norris



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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#46
Montreal
454 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
So glad to be reading your review. Btw, love your photos. We so enjoyed our ABC cruise on the Crown Dec 30 and I am really looking forward to seeing all your pictures and reliving some of the cruise with your review. It seems I have never come across your legendary reviews up until now! Do you have a link for the Canada New England? This has always been an interest but I do worry that the weather will be rainy and cloudy so this keeps me away (being from the North I am already sun deprived...).
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#47
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
MARRIOTT HARBOR BEACH HOTEL
We always stay here as it is on the beach and we can see ships coming and going from our room. At check-in around 3 pm the nice man behind the desk apologized for not having the room we requested as the hotel was at full occupancy so would we mind if he put us in a suite? Wow, that's quite the conundrum. We rolled with the punches and our luggage rolled with the bellman up to the 14th floor (it has 15 floors and we like to be high up)






There were two sliding doors from the living room to the bedroom



and a good computer desk with desktop power


More...
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#48
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
The suite featured a bathroom (score!) and we wondered if our Crown balcony cabin bathroom would compare...




The towels were fluffier than the dishcloths we had on the Regal



The bedroom had its own door onto the balcony



Where Carol took up residence



Birds eye view



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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#49
Atlanta, GA
242 Posts
Joined Jun 2011
YEEHAW! Norris and Carol are back! We are on the Crown in 11 days and I was so hoping that I'd get to see some of the always entertaining reports before we leave. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the ship.
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#50
Michigan
187 Posts
Joined Apr 2009
Wow that is a gorgeous suite!

I am looking forward to reading this. We were supposed to be on the same itinerary in late February but ended up cancelling that one (bummer!) and instead are doing a 5-day on the Crown leaving this Sunday. I will be interested in your impressions of the ship as it seems to get very mixed reviews here on CC.
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#51
Coral Springs, Florida
891 Posts
Joined Jan 2008
Love your reviews Norris - especially all the photos including food porn! How can we follow you when you cruise on other lines??? Ann - I hope you post a review as they are always entertaining and informative.
Karen
#52
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
6,507 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by Silkroad
I’m coming out of the shadows to check in early for a change, Norris Looking forward to your review. We’re headed to some of these islands for the first time in December. Is Crown Princess your favorite of the line? Cheers, Michelle
Welcome back Michelle! The Diamond is my favorite ship of the Princess ships I have sailed and the 5 reasons why are listed in my review of her from 2012. I like the Crown/Ruby/Emerald trio and so far have only repeated 2 ships-Crown and Ruby but the itineraries always play a major part in choosing. The Grand is the only one I have no interest in.


Norris
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#53
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by seamwoman
Love your reviews Norris - especially all the photos including food porn! How can we follow you when you cruise on other lines??? Ann - I hope you post a review as they are always entertaining and informative.
Karen
Karen, thanks for the compliments on the reviews. I usually link to a Celebrity review from the last Princess review I do and vice-versa. Also if people have signatures turned on to view they see a list of all the reviews I have done-this I think is my 14th in the past 6.5 years.
When I do the Azamara review I will put it on the X board as it is very active and gets a lot of readers whereas the AZ board is quiet.
Hope this helps!


When I post this now all my reviews will appear if you have signatures turned on...
Norris
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2588776
Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#54
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by Cancruizer
So glad to be reading your review. Btw, love your photos. We so enjoyed our ABC cruise on the Crown Dec 30 and I am really looking forward to seeing all your pictures and reliving some of the cruise with your review. It seems I have never come across your legendary reviews up until now! Do you have a link for the Canada New England? This has always been an interest but I do worry that the weather will be rainy and cloudy so this keeps me away (being from the North I am already sun deprived...).
Hi and thanks for reading and responding!
All my reviews are listed in my signature which pops up on all my posts.
If they don't click just copy and paste.
We had good weather on the recent Regal cruise.


Norris
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#55
Boca Raton, FL
2,320 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
Joining in. Love your reviews!
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#56
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We had a dinner reservation in the hotel's 3030 Restaurant for 8 pm but even so we had to have an outdoors lunch to truly believe we were in Florida. We walked through the grounds to get there.






No shortage of palm trees



Nor water



What? More palm trees??!!



We are walking to the beachside restaurant Sea Level



Where we order our favorite sharing dish-crab salsa with tortilla strips


A refreshing dish and light enough that we will still have an appetite for a sit down dinner in a few hours.
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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#57
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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On the beach hotel staff are setting up for an outdoor event this evening. The hotel hosts large numbers of business retreats and there were a couple of hundred people with laminated name tags swarming around the bars discussing core competencies, takeaways, paradigm shifts and power-point presentations, corner office envy and such.




Sunset is approaching



We are facing the East so the sun is in the trees behind us



An MSC ship leaves Port Everglades


On another part of the beach in front of the hotel rooms another big dining event is being set up for later


* I do hope you are all seeing these photos as big as I do. If you have a Mac HIDE YOUR BOOKMARKS as the CC page is very narrow-a lot of blank or advertising space on the Right. On a PC I guess you hide your Favorite Places.
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Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
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Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
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Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
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#58
Stockbridge, WI
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Joined Jan 2008
We did this itinerary last year on the CB, and enjoyed it so much we're going again next month! Looking forward to your comments on the Crown, as we have not been on her yet.
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"It is good to have an end to journey towards, but it is the journey that matters in the end."
#59
Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
Originally posted by catwoman6226
YEEHAW! Norris and Carol are back! We are on the Crown in 11 days and I was so hoping that I'd get to see some of the always entertaining reports before we leave. Looking forward to seeing pictures of the ship.
Thanks for joining us again with such YEEHAW gusto!
I will have some pics of the ship up, later today I imagine as I only have one day in Ft. Lauderdale to cover-so I'd better get on with it!
Cheers!
Norris
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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
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Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
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Chicago, via NJ, via Miami, via London, via Northern Ireland
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Joined Nov 2009
Later that same evening, while Carol was napping I went down to the smoking section to sit and enjoy the night air.



then took a walk over to the beach, via the pool area





I came upon the waterfall which wasn't illuminated but luckily I was using my new Canon camera that sees well in the dark. It doesn't have a flash (which I never use anyway)



The main pool



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Crown Princess ABC Islands January 12 2018 E734
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Regal Princess New England/Canada October 14 2017 C743
Photo/Video review https://boards.cruisecritic.com/show....php?t=2556992
Coral Princess Aug 2011 Whittier to Vancouver C210
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1850609
Crown Princess Jan 2012 Southern Caribbean C749
Photo/Video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1932543
Diamond Princess Aug 2012 Vancouver to Whittier C757
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1798138
Ruby Princess Jan 2013 Eastern Caribbean C749
Photo review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1786957
Caribbean Princess Jan 2014 Western Caribbean C749
Photo/video review www.boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=1976282
Ocean Princess Sept 2014 Venice to Rome Suite 6088
Photo/video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2110302
Ruby Princess Jan 2015 Eastern Caribbean D616
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2161859
Emerald Princess Sept 2015 Rome to Barcelona C750
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...5#post47937585
Celebrity Silhouette January 2016 Eastern Caribbean Sky Suite 7309
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showt...3#post48880163
Comparing Princess
and Celebrity
http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2317130
Star Princess Sept 2016 Vancouver to Whittier D733
Photo/Video review http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2403532
Celebrity Reflection Western Caribbean January 14 2017 Sky Suite 7258
Photo/Video reviewhttp://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2447364

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