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#1
Boston
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Joined Nov 2008
I'll post a full review tomorrow, but we had an awesome time!!! Ship was in great condition.

I also saved the Patters and will scan them in on Monday and will post or e-mail them to whoever wants them.

If you have any questions in the meantime, I'll be happy to answer!

-Mark
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#2
Minneapolis
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Welcome back! Glad you had an awesome time

Was formal night Monday and Thursday?

Do you remember which menus were which night? Do you have copies of the menus too? I would love to see the patters if you don't post I will post my email.

Looking forward to your review.
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#3
Boston
384 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by BettyCruiser
Welcome back! Glad you had an awesome time

Was formal night Monday and Thursday? Yes, Monday and Thursday!

Do you remember which menus were which night? Do you have copies of the menus too? I would love to see the patters if you don't post I will post my email. I don't have copies of menus, but Thursday was Lobster, Friday they had Turkey. Saturday and Wednesday I ate in the specialty restaurants (and Sunday I did ultimate balcony dinner) so I don't have the menus for those nights, sorry!

Looking forward to your review.
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#4
Minneapolis
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Originally posted by eastoftheboston
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Thanks for the info, I'm trying to decide which nights to eat at the specialty restaurants. Did you enjoy the Ultimate Balcony Dinner? We had it on the Ruby last February and it was fabulous!
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NCL Bliss 9/18
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Celebrity EDGE! 1/19
Symphony of the Seas 4/19
Carnival Conquest 2/20
Regal Princess 3/20...sip and sail!

Grand Princess 5/20


Past Adventures...
Legend of the Seas 7/98, Sea Princess 10/99, S/S Norway 2/00, Norwegian Majesty 10/00, Norwegian Wind 3/01, Carnival Triumph 11/01, S/S Norway 3/02, Carnival Spirit 1/03, Brilliance of the Seas 3/03, Brilliance of the Seas 1/04, Celebrity Summit 3/04, Caribbean Princess 3/05, Explorer of the Seas 10/05, Carnival Liberty 2/06, Majesty of the Seas 10/06, Freedom of the Seas 11/06, Carnival Miracle 2/07, Voyager of the Seas 11/07, Carnival Miracle 1/08, Emerald Princess 4/08, Carnival Pride 11/08, Carnival Liberty 1/09, Diamond Princess 8/09, Carnival Dream 2/10 B2B, Celebrity Century 4/10, Celebrity Century 12/10, Radiance of the Seas 1/11, Disney Dream 10/11, Ruby Princess 1/12, Celebrity Century 5/12, Celebrity Reflection 12/12, Caribbean Princess 12/12, Golden Princess 9/13, Island Princess 9/13, Carnival Breeze 11/13, Royal Princess 11/13, Celebrity Constellation 2/14, Celebrity Century 2/14, Celebrity Century 4/14, Carnival Splendor 11/14, Legend of the Seas 3/15, Regal Princess 10/15, Celebrity Eclipse 1/16, Celebrity Solstice 4/16, Celebrity Reflection 8/16, Royal Princess 10/16, Celebrity Eclipse 1/17, Carnival Vista 1/17, Harmony of the Seas 4/17, Celebrity Silhouette 1/18, Disney Fantasy 4/18
367 days at sea; many more booked!
#5
Houston, TX
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Joined Apr 2002
I would appreciate having a copy of the Patters. If you decide not to post them, my email address is [email protected].

Which speciality dining did you do? Since you are in a suite, how was the complimentary speciality dining handled for your first night? Did you eat in Sabatinis for breakfast? Thanks for posting your info and looking forward to your review!
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#6
Bloomfield, CT
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by eastoftheboston
I'll post a full review tomorrow, but we had an awesome time!!! Ship was in great condition.

I also saved the Patters and will scan them in on Monday and will post or e-mail them to whoever wants them.

If you have any questions in the meantime, I'll be happy to answer!

-Mark
Thanks Mark, glad you had a great week. Looking forward to your review and a chance to see the Patters. We'll be sailing next month. Mike in CT
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#7
Houston
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Joined Jan 2010
Condition of the beds? Especially Caribe deck, if you happened to be there. Earlier photos from 2012 season did not look too appealing, with lumpy mattress, etc.
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#9
Boston
384 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Our bed was fabulous, I don't know if it was because we were in a suite or not, but no problems at all with it. (We were on the Caribe deck).

We ate the first night in Sabatinis (the special pasta dish they made for us was outstanding), we just made reservations there like you would any other time, and that night when they asked us for the room card to charge it to, we told them we were in a suite, they reconfirmed it, and we didn't pay anything.

The ship was in great condition (I'll put this all in my review, I need to start writing it now!), I was looking for rust, etc., and remember seeing exactly one rust spot on a bolt. On Friday afternoon they were doing a lot of painting on the upper decks.

Someone posted a while ago about things being threadbare, but I didn't find that. When I was in Skywalkers, I noticed the couches didn't look brand-new (you could see *some* fading), but they were still in very acceptable condition. I had no complaints about the condition of the ship.
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#10
CT
554 Posts
Joined Feb 2006
We will be sailing in 3 weeks. Looking forward to your review. I would like to see the patters too. Email [email protected] Thanks
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NCL Starward Southern Caribbean 7/92
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Carnival Glory Western Caribbean 11/21/04
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Carnival Destiny Southern Caribbean 4/16/06
NCL Pearl Southern Caribbean 4/13/07
RCCL Adventure of the Seas S. Caribbean 4/13/08
Carnival Triumph Eastern Caribbean 4/12/09
Carnival Dream Eastern Caribbean 5/21/2011
Caribbean Princess 12/8/2012
Royal Princess 12/8/13
NCL Getaway Eastern Caribbean 12/6/14
#11
Punta Gorda, Florida
394 Posts
Joined May 2009
Looking forward to your review we will be travling in Dec this is our first time with Princess so i would like to have the Patters as well if you could, i will be with a 9yr old and my husband so we are excited .... [email protected] thanks
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Enchantment of the seas... 5/2008
Freedom of the seas.... 10/2011
Liberty of the seas.... 1/2012
Oasis of the seas.... 10/2012
Majisty of the seas...11/2012
Caribbean Princess... 12/2012
Freedom of the seas....10/2013
Royal Princess.....12/2013
Vision Of the Seas.... 10/2014
Legend of the seas.... 12/2014
Serenade Of The Seas.... 12/2015
Norwegian Escape 10/2016
Norwegian Sky 03/2017

Brilliance Of The Seas 11/2017
#13
Boston
384 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Sorry I missed some of the questions. We did eat in Sabatinis for breakfast three or four mornings. (One morning I had the Ultimate Ship Tour so we didn't, one morning we did the buffet just to see how it was, one morning we did breakfast on the balcony). The first morning they asked for our cabin number, but after that, they just know you.

I also don't drink coffee, but like to get my caffeine in the morning with diet soda, and the waiter would always bring me two glasses without even having to ask.

Ultimate Balcony Dining was great. We did it the second night, it was our first anniversary and I wanted to make it special. Totally worth it.
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#14
North Carolina
84 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Can you help me? I looked on Princess site & didn't find what I need to know. We will be on the CB In July (Dublin, Ireland) for our 40th wedding anniversary. I would LOVE to do the Ultimate balcony dining for us. Can you tell me who, how to contact.? Thanks
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#15
League City, TX
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Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by Dana Deem
Can you help me? I looked on Princess site & didn't find what I need to know. We will be on the CB In July (Dublin, Ireland) for our 40th wedding anniversary. I would LOVE to do the Ultimate balcony dining for us. Can you tell me who, how to contact.? Thanks
You have to book it while on board the ship.

You can pay for it in advance, but still need to reserve the day and time once on board.
#16
Boston
384 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
to book ultimate balcony dining, either call room service or the DINE line while on board. I can't remember which one I called, because different staff members were telling me to call different numbers, and because it was embarkation day, I was getting busy signals for a while. But either room service or the Dine Line will get you a reservation.
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#17
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Joined Jan 2011
I'd love to see the Patters; we'll be on her in February. My DH may not want to leave the ship while in port, so it'll be nice to see if there are still activities available for him.

Are the pools open while in port?
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#18
Boston
384 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by dread_pirate
I'd love to see the Patters; we'll be on her in February. My DH may not want to leave the ship while in port, so it'll be nice to see if there are still activities available for him.

Are the pools open while in port?
The pools are open! In fact, it's the best time to go in them and get a chair near them since they're less crowded! Only things closed are the stores and the casino.

There seems to be a lot going on during the day. I will post the Patters!
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#19
Miami Beach
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Joined Jan 2006
I'd be interested in the Patters also, but I will not put my email address on the forum. Hope you can scan and post them
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#20
Southeast Florida
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Joined Nov 2007
Sailing Ruby in 2 weeks (after 8 year absence from Princess)--can't wait for the rest of your review!
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