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Center stairs go from deck 4 to deck 7. Here they end 1/2 way to deck 8.

 

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Here's what the center stairs look like above deck 7

 

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Center stair well has spartan finishing and is for crew/emergency use only

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Piazza Aft Circular Stairs

 

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Piazza central lighting - shops in background, Alfredos down one deck

 

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Piazza waterfall lighting through circular stairs

 

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Piazza forward stairs and balconies for Bellinis and Seafood bar

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Hand washing station at Horizon Bistro entrance

 

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Vessel sinks in public rest rooms - watch out for splash-back

 

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Balcony cabin bathroom sink area

 

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Toilet paper location is a bit ackward

 

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Shower step and dispensers

 

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Adjustable shower head

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Starboard Promenade open area below Sea-walk

 

 

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Starboard Promenade open area below Sea-walk

 

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Starboard Promenade forward of uncovered area below sea-walk (closed off forward of doors near Princess Theater)

 

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Starboard Promenade aft of uncovered area below sea-walk

 

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Starboard Promenade just outside Vista Lounge doors

 

 

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Aft end of starboard side Promenade

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Underside of Sea-walk at night

 

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Looking down through sea-walk opening

 

 

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Balconies below sea-walk are plainly visible from side of sea-walk (looking down through the saw-walk floor on an angle, you can actually see right into the cabins on Marina deck)

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These are great pictures, thanks! BTW, do you know if the doors are metal and magnets will stick to them?

 

Had a shop keeper on one of our stops give us a couple of "refrigerator" magnets and they did stick to the doors in our cabin...

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Av8tor -- your answers to my questions from earlier were helpful. Thank you :D

The Promenade looks interesting and has some nice chairs (open area under sea walk). The Aft Promenade looks interesting with the few chairs on the corner / edge.

Love the pics! We leave 4 months from tomorrow (10-17-14)!!! I soooooo need a vacation :D

Did you happen to have any drinks at Bellini's? If so, how much are they?

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Did you have the ship all to yourselves?

Glad you had a great time.

 

I don't really understand your question...

 

For the first part of the cruise (7 days) there were about 2500 passengers

 

For the second part (6 days) there were over 3000

 

No where near the listed 3600 capacity

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Av8tor -- your answers to my questions from earlier were helpful. Thank you :D

The Promenade looks interesting and has some nice chairs (open area under sea walk). The Aft Promenade looks interesting with the few chairs on the corner / edge.

Love the pics! We leave 4 months from tomorrow (10-17-14)!!! I soooooo need a vacation :D

Did you happen to have any drinks at Bellini's? If so, how much are they?

 

No, sorry, we didn't have any drinks at Bellini's.

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Av8tor -- your answers to my questions from earlier were helpful. Thank you :D

The Promenade looks interesting and has some nice chairs (open area under sea walk). The Aft Promenade looks interesting with the few chairs on the corner / edge.

Love the pics! We leave 4 months from tomorrow (10-17-14)!!! I soooooo need a vacation :D

Did you happen to have any drinks at Bellini's? If so, how much are they?

 

Kelley! I recall seeing some menus from the Royal's early sailings that showed drinks from Bellini's and they ranged from the $7 to the $15 range depending on ingredients. That's pretty normal for ANY bar ANYWHERE! The area is quite well set up and very comfortable chairs! Pretty much like Crooners! :eek: Drink ranges (martini bar) ran about the same there, and the wine prices were in the average range for most selections. By "average" range I mean that most of the prices were under $10 per glass, so they would fit well into the All Inclusive Card very nicely! That's what I plan to get on my 11/6 and 11/9 cruises!!

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I don't really understand your question...

 

For the first part of the cruise (7 days) there were about 2500 passengers

 

For the second part (6 days) there were over 3000

 

No where near the listed 3600 capacity

 

 

Maybe because your photos don't have many peeps in them. :)

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Maybe because your photos don't have many peeps in them. :)

 

Yes, that could be it. Just wanted the ship, not the pax, so shooting in the AM and a few extra seconds waiting for a clear shot was all it took...

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Retreat (port side)

 

Photo above show the new wind block. Not sure how well it worked compared to Royal since it was still quite breezy up there.

 

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Retreat (starboard side)

 

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Retreat Pool and Bar

 

Note that the cabanas now have a clear glass panel for the forward wall to help block the wind.

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One of the design engineers said they hoped the soot problem was fixed (he had his fingers crossed as he said this :) ) by extending the stacks a bit and changes to the fuel pumps and injectors. A aft cabin steward said the carpets weren't dirty like they were on Royal, but I did see some soot flakes when I went back to look from the aft pool area and the Horizon Terrace. I guess only time will tell for sure.

 

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Stacks (viewed from stern)

 

 

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Stacks (side view)

 

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Aft Balconies (from above)

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Main Pool & MUTS showing Istanbul (looking aft)

 

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Main Pool and MUTS showing Istanbul. Fountain area not well utilized (only saw it operate two evenings, chained off otherwise)

 

 

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More loungers tiered on sun deck forward of pool area

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Deluxe balcony cabins are just a bit larger than standard balcony cabins. They have a love seat that folds out to a single bed on one wall with a desk & refrigerator on the opposite wall. Standard balconies have a 3-drawer desk (where the loveseat is in deluxes) and a refrigerator with 3 small side shelves on the opposite wall plus an extra chair. Unless you get one of the "special" balconies under the sea-walk/sea-view, there is no difference in the actual size of the balconies between standard balcony cabins and deluxe balcony cabins. It just boils down to what you desire more, a loveseat and a bit more space (sacrificing drawer and shelf space) in the deluxe or more storage capability sacrificing the loveseat in the standard.

 

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Deluxe Balcony Cabin - Small fold-out love seat next to bed/nightstand

 

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Deluxe Balcony Desk, Refrigerator and drawer with hair drier in it. This balcony is a bit larger than normal as it's on the aft side of the forward point extension under the sea-walk.

 

 

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Standard Balcony Cabin - Three drawer desk instead of loveseat

 

 

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Standard Balcony Refrigerator with 3 side shelves

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Are those winglets new to the Regal? Or does the Royal have them too?

 

From the photos I've seen, Royal has them too. Not sure if they've been modified any on Regal to help the soot problem...

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Deluxe balcony cabins are just a bit larger than standard balcony cabins. They have a love seat that folds out to a single bed on one wall with a desk & refrigerator on the opposite wall. Standard balconies have a 3-drawer desk (where the loveseat is in deluxes) and a refrigerator with 3 small side shelves on the opposite wall plus an extra chair. Unless you get one of the "special" balconies under the sea-walk/sea-view, there is no difference in the actual size of the balconies between standard balcony cabins and deluxe balcony cabins. It just boils down to what you desire more, a loveseat and a bit more space (sacrificing drawer and shelf space) in the deluxe or more storage capability sacrificing the loveseat in the standard.

 

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Deluxe Balcony Cabin - Small fold-out love seat next to bed/nightstand

 

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Deluxe Balcony Desk, Refrigerator and drawer with hair drier in it. This balcony is a bit larger than normal as it's on the aft side of the forward point extension under the sea-walk.

 

 

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Standard Balcony Cabin - Three drawer desk instead of loveseat

 

 

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Standard Balcony Refrigerator with 3 side shelves

 

FANTASTIC comparison pictures! Thanks!

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