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#21
Loveland, CO
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Originally posted by Cruisa Loosa
We leave on March 30 doing the same itinerary. Have been on several other Princess ships but not the Royal. It has fewer pools than others, were the pools extremely crowded on sea days?
Can’t wait to get back on a Princess ship, it has been too long. Sounds like you had a good time.
I don't do pools () but when we walked by at around 11am or so the areas were busy, but I could have found two lounge chairs by looking a little(both in sun and shade) and even a table to sit at. The pools never were full of people. Remember if you sit at the main pool area you will be contending with the audio from MUTS.

I believe you will really enjoy this class of ship. I have a Canada cruise on the Royal in October and an TA/European cruise with the Regal in 2019, so I am glad that I enjoyed the ship!!!! Grin.

Any other questions, just ask.

Oh, don't know your tastes, but if you just want to have a fun evening (and don't dance or do sitting at bars), after the main show at 8PM(usually), go and spend the evening at Princess Live. We thoroughly enjoyed the trivia and other shows (2-3 an evening from 8-11PM, and if you have Matt O as CD, you will have a blast. He, especially, and his staff are better than many I have experienced on other cruises.

Pooh
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Originally posted by mrpayroll
Glad you enjoyed it. Looking forward to April 9th when we board.
See you onboard!
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Hi Pooh

I have tried to search for this but have had no luck, so I'm hoping you can help.

Do you remember what the "every day" items are in the MDR? I know the steak was replaced by a hamburger, but I'd like to know what the other options are. I don't need a long description, just simple notes, like 'chicken, salmon, caesar salad, etc'

Thanks for any help
ML
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Originally posted by Rosethorn40
We leave for our 10-Southern Caribbean on the Royal next week. Do you remember any of the movies showing on MUTS? We love the Sanctuary, did you use it? And if so, was it difficult to get a spot?



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Blade Runner, Only the Brave, The Darkest Hour, Ragnar Rock, Spider-Man, The Shape of Water, among others... they were all available on the tv the day after they were a MUTS.


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Originally posted by Cruisa Loosa
We leave on March 30 doing the same itinerary. Have been on several other Princess ships but not the Royal. It has fewer pools than others, were the pools extremely crowded on sea days?
Can’t wait to get back on a Princess ship, it has been too long. Sounds like you had a good time.


I wouldn't say they were "extremely" crowded but there were always people in them. Didn't prevent me from getting in and cooking off


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#26
Ipswich, MA
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Hi Pooh,

We're on this cruise on March 30. When are the formal nights?

Thanks for your posts.
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Originally posted by GotRum?
Hi Pooh,

We're on this cruise on March 30. When are the formal nights?

Thanks for your posts.
4/1/18 and 4/7/18
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#28
Winnipeg Canada
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Originally posted by GotRum?
Hi Pooh,

We're on this cruise on March 30. When are the formal nights?

Thanks for your posts.
Hi GotRum?,

We're on the 30th cruise too.
Don't see you on the roll call.
We're having a Meet & Greet, slot pull & gift exchange on Sunday April 1st.
Would love to see you join up and join us.
#29
Loveland, CO
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Originally posted by NoWhiners
Hi Pooh

I have tried to search for this but have had no luck, so I'm hoping you can help.

Do you remember what the "every day" items are in the MDR? I know the steak was replaced by a hamburger, but I'd like to know what the other options are. I don't need a long description, just simple notes, like 'chicken, salmon, caesar salad, etc'

Thanks for any help
ML
the Princess Favorites at dinner are:
Caribbean Shrimp Cocktail-more like a fruit salsa sauce, but you can have it with regular U.S. cocktail sauce
Classic Caesar Salad
Fettuccine Alfredo
Grilled Salmon with Herb & Lemon Butter
Country Chicken (Pan seared breast- my DH said it wasn't bad)
Princess Gourmet Beef Burger

For lunch:

Brunch Offerings:
Continental Breakfast
Maple Granola
Fresh Fruits
Eggs Benedict
James Beard French Toast

Hope this helps.

Pooh
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We just got off the Royal, March 10, and boy was it ever nice. My biggest giggle was when the CD, during the daily announcements, used a take off of the airline spiel, about the ship moving, and being aware of any unexpected movement....
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#31
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Originally posted by PoohUnderstands
the Princess Favorites at dinner are:
Caribbean Shrimp Cocktail-more like a fruit salsa sauce, but you can have it with regular U.S. cocktail sauce
Classic Caesar Salad
Fettuccine Alfredo
Grilled Salmon with Herb & Lemon Butter
Country Chicken (Pan seared breast- my DH said it wasn't bad)
Princess Gourmet Beef Burger


Hope this helps.

Pooh
Thanks Pooh, yes it's a big help.

Did either of you try the 'Gourmet Burger'? I can't believe Princess replaced steak with a burger but maybe it's the best darn burger EVER???

ML
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Who needs a "steak" or a "burger" when their Fettuccine Alfredo is available! Princess does this dish RIGHT!
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#34
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Originally posted by styme123
I'm thinking about booking on the Royal Princess for this summer to British Isles. I'm trying to decide which side of the ship to go with? The section will be Mid-foward on deck 11 or 10, balcony. Thinking about sailing into /out of ports, which side is better for taking it all in :-) Any other advice you could give for the Royal would be helpful since I'm kind of a newbie.
We are on the June UK cruise. Didn’t even think about going into ports etc. Our priority was the opposite side to the skywalk!
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#35
Loveland, CO
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Was Billy Pando still playing piano nightly
in Crooners?
I have looked through my patters and they don't say. I am one of those "weird" people in the minority who don't like this type of entertainment so I have no idea. I know he had whiteish short hair and wore "different" outfits.

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#36
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Originally posted by NoWhiners
Thanks Pooh, yes it's a big help.

Did either of you try the 'Gourmet Burger'? I can't believe Princess replaced steak with a burger but maybe it's the best darn burger EVER???

ML
Don't think I would go as far to say that it is the best darn burger ever, but it was good and it was a decent thickness and size.

Pooh
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#37
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Originally posted by The Wilkies
We are on the June UK cruise. Didn’t even think about going into ports etc. Our priority was the opposite side to the skywalk!
If for some reason, you get on the starboard side with a balcony, you will really have no problem with privacy concerning the skywalk if you are on deck12 and lower. Decks 14 and 15 might have given me some concern! I was on the Royal in A429 and it was fine. The balcony is completely covered and if someone wanted to see you from the skywalk they would almost have to get on their hands and knees to do so!!!! That is why I say deck 12 and lower is fine.

Pooh
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#38
albuquerque
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Originally posted by rkacruiser
Who needs a "steak" or a "burger" when their Fettuccine Alfredo is available! Princess does this dish RIGHT!
Yes, that's good but too many calories to have a lot. A steak, and maybe a burger without a bun, would be better. But the salmon, chicken, and Caesar salad will do nicely.
#39
albuquerque
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Originally posted by PoohUnderstands
Don't think I would go as far to say that it is the best darn burger ever, but it was good and it was a decent thickness and size.

Pooh
I knew it was too much to hope but probably no burger for me. the other selections all seem pretty good as an option if the nightly choices don't seem good.

Thanks for your help
ML
#40
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Originally posted by PoohUnderstands
If for some reason, you get on the starboard side with a balcony, you will really have no problem with privacy concerning the skywalk if you are on deck12 and lower. Decks 14 and 15 might have given me some concern! I was on the Royal in A429 and it was fine. The balcony is completely covered and if someone wanted to see you from the skywalk they would almost have to get on their hands and knees to do so!!!! That is why I say deck 12 and lower is fine.

Pooh
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