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14 Posts
Joined Jul 2017
Originally posted by sailco
Thanks for the nice review of the Crown. She hasn't had many good reports lately.
I've just disembarked from the Crown and had a wonderful time. Whilst this was my first cruise, and I have no basis for comparison, I'm happy to message and answer any questions if I can?! I'm no expert, not by a long shot, but I found everything to be great! Can't fault the staff, enjoyed the food and entertainment, and had everything I needed in my room (barring a kettle, but i had a coffee card, so all was good!!) Hahaha! xxx
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Joined Aug 2013
Good to hear EliotsMum, I'm on the Crown in 5 weeks...hooray! I've been reading the reviews and I tend to think that you get what you expect. I've been on several Princess cruises and I've yet to have a truly bad experience.

Time to start planning your second cruise!
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With anytime dining must you call every day for reservation or can you make a standing reservation for an entire cruise or several days at a time? Thanks...haven't been on Princess in awhile! LuAnn
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Joined Mar 2015
Originally posted by Sea Hag
Definitely the pub lunch. Also, you can order a "volcano" in the mdr. It's not on the menu, but you can get it. It's a big banana split, and it's been different every time we've ordered one. Depends on who's making it.
The Volcano is on the children's menu.
Tell the waiter what items you would prefer on the Volcano.

Photo taken on the Caribbean Princess

Volcano on the Children's menu by Howard, on Flickr

I also tried the spaghetti and meatballs as an appetizer off the children's menu and it was pretty good.
On my next cruise I'll ask if I can get it with shrimp.

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Originally posted by mamaboss
No up charge. It's actually very good fish! Every ship I have been on had it.
sailed Princess twice...........where is the pub lunch served? I feel dumb asking. Sailing Coral in Feb.
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Joined Mar 2014
Originally posted by Bimmie Girl
sailed Princess twice...........where is the pub lunch served? I feel dumb asking. Sailing Coral in Feb.

On our CB cruise it was served in the Crown Grill.

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Joined Jun 2011
Originally posted by tserface
Not a secret, but International Cafe is pretty wonderful. Great breakfast sandwiches, donuts, salads, cookies, lunch items, open all the time...

Our favorite place on the ship!
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Joined Jun 2017
Originally posted by Baatman
Our favorite place on the ship!
Are the items in International cafe an extra charge or included ( besides the Gelato and specialty coffee)? Thanks!
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Joined Dec 2001
Originally posted by SuzieQ521
Are the items in International cafe an extra charge or included ( besides the Gelato and specialty coffee)? Thanks!
No extra charge for the other things.
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