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LIVE from the Royal Princess - Dec 15, 2018 - Eastern Caribbean

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Thanks for the dinner times information. Going to talk with them once in the ship and work it out. Princess customer service was worthless, kept guarenteeing me 7:15, went through 3 supervisors, told them I was looking at your daily Platter.. they finally said, oh they just changed that for your week... I know better than that. I told them I didn’t mind changes, we have cruised for many years now....just don’t lie to me. Thanks again for all your posts. 

 

The food looks great. Can’t believe the head waiter. Our first cruise, too long ago now, my wife never cut her food once. Head waiter on RCL, Nordic Empress, cut every bite for her all week... those days long gone but still expect better service than you are getting. Our family has some food diet requirements as well so I will be sure to keep a look out for things not being right. Never had any problems before on Princess. Princess,  Celebrity, Holland America... always right on before. We do a 12 day Holland America cruise in Feb. just the two of us, would rather have had the time issues there, no big deal then. My little guy is a champ but 2nd will be too late. Thanks again. Ken 

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7 minutes ago, nukesubsailor said:

I wonder if shortening the smoke stacks will make the soot issue worse or will the scrubbers solve the issue?

For what it's worth..........

Adding scrubbers did nothing for the Royal.

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5 hours ago, CanadianBurger said:

We were debating on the production show, but stopped at Crooners and ran in to our new friends who had renewed their vows that day. She was wearing a beautiful wedding gown, and looked spectacular. Kory, the piano entertainer was putting on a particularly good show, so we just stayed at Crooners. 

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WOW, you’re right, her dress is gorgeous.   They look so happy.   Sounds like you all had a great time in Crooners.   

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On 12/15/2018 at 9:57 AM, CanadianBurger said:

And of course, we were first at Crooners for our welcome aboard Skyfall and Midnightinis. Met Jo, the Crooners bartender, and it’s going to be a great cruise. 

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You are  so lucky to meet Jo.....she is an awesome bartender and a great friend!!  Unfortunately, she is going on Holiday the day we board the Royal....February 2, 2019.   Please, please give her a hug and hello from Don and Suzie!!  

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1 hour ago, Cruise2End said:

Can you advise who is the head chef currently?    Thanks!!

In post #23 he shows the embarkation day Patter with the ship’s officers listed...Executive Chef Giovanni Sisto.

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Had a wonderful evening with our tablemates. We closed Crooners, then played blackjack until we closed the casino too. Some blackjack gripes though: the blackjack payout is 6:5 instead of 3:2 and the minimum bet is now $6. 

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8 minutes ago, CanadianBurger said:

Had a wonderful evening with our tablemates. We closed Crooners, then played blackjack until we closed the casino too. Some blackjack gripes though: the blackjack payout is 6:5 instead of 3:2 and the minimum bet is now $6. 

With that odds change it really shifts the advantage to the house. I haven't played onboard, but now won't consider.

Did the small print on their special rules say they can deal from the bottom of the deck too;)

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12 hours ago, Astro Flyer said:

In post #23 he shows the embarkation day Patter with the ship’s officers listed...Executive Chef Giovanni Sisto.

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Thanks !   A change since our last crown the Royal.    Sounds like he’s doing a wonderful job!

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The P&O Azura and the Behemoth of the Seas are docked to either side of us. I assumed the barge was refueling her, but the longer it’s there the more I think not. Anyone know?

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Thought this was odd... some of the bottled water on the ship is from a Canadian Costco! Did they run out on the Canada & New England cruise and send someone to Costco?

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Did you find St. Maarten to be overly crowded with the behemoth of the seas in with you guys?  It's showing for us that we will be in port with the behemoth, Costa, Azura, and AIDA...yikes!

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3 minutes ago, karabear15 said:

Did you find St. Maarten to be overly crowded with the behemoth of the seas in with you guys?  It's showing for us that we will be in port with the behemoth, Costa, Azura, and AIDA...yikes!

We haven’t left the ship this cruise. Been to all these ports several times, so enjoying the deserted (especially today) ship. 

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Fair enough...we have a private tour for a good portion of the day, but just looking to get a feel for crowds right in the port area.

 

Enjoy that deserted ship!!

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17 hours ago, TRSuzie said:

 

You are  so lucky to meet Jo.....she is an awesome bartender and a great friend!!  Unfortunately, she is going on Holiday the day we board the Royal....February 2, 2019.   Please, please give her a hug and hello from Don and Suzie!!  

We are also sailing on the Royal that date.  Really looking forward to it.  I've been trying to upgrade our balcony cabin but no luck since it is completely sold out.

 

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