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50 minutes ago, VersaliusPrimus said:

Thank you for continuing to post menus!  Glad to see Curtis Stone options are still present, even if availability seems more limited than previous sailings.  I don't recall ever seeing a Curtis Stone starter option; something new to debut on the Sky before fleet wide rollout perhaps?

 

Minor question concerning Gelato:  On the Royal a couple years ago, we were able to order the 3 scoop sundae in the form of a banana split.  Could you see if that is still an option if you feel like stopping there again?  

 

Hope Chris feels better to get back to enjoying the vacation soon!

 

I have a friend who orders the banana split in the MDR at least once a cruise.  Ask the  waiter  when you are ordering to order the banana split off the children's menu. Choose your ice cream and toppings.

Sali

 

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On 10/23/2019 at 6:40 PM, Mapu said:

You want to buy on your first day of the cruise if you have free platinum or elite minutes.

Thank you 

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On 10/23/2019 at 7:04 PM, CineGraphic said:

Here's the breakdown......the 1st day loyalty discount is not very big when you compare it to the pre-cruise prices offered to everyone.

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Thanks 

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On 10/20/2019 at 1:17 PM, ceilidh1 said:

Keep a look out for head waitress Irina! She moved from Royal to Sky and was phenomenal on our 3 sailings on Royal this year!

 

Thanks for posting all of this - ship looks stunning!

We found Irina!  She is fantastic.  We also found a great waiter,  Philip.   He has taken great care of us!  Dining before Philip was mediocre,.  We are now very happy.

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35 minutes ago, Orangefan said:

 

I have a friend who orders the banana split in the MDR at least once a cruise.  Ask the  waiter  when you are ordering to order the banana split off the children's menu. Choose your ice cream and toppings.

Sali

 

It's called the Volcano.

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It looks like the Retreat Pool area has now reverted back to small area as on older ships vs the large area in front of the sanctuary on the Royal and Regal.  Sky Suites are now up there.  Is there any area to sit outside of the Sanctuary anymore?

 

Also, looks like sitting areas on Promenade deck have been turned in to alfresco dining areas for La Mer and Alfredos.

 

Public outdoor spaces seem to be vanishing.  Do you find this to be true?

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2 hours ago, dides said:

Captain announced that the ship still plans to dock in Barcelona despite the protests going on but they will be changing some of the excursions to avoid certain locations

 

Sandra and Chris

 

Thanks for this good news, like many others we are boarding in Barcelona on Nov 17.

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14 minutes ago, emeraldlake said:

It looks like the Retreat Pool area has now reverted back to small area as on older ships vs the large area in front of the sanctuary on the Royal and Regal.  Sky Suites are now up there.  Is there any area to sit outside of the Sanctuary anymore?

 

Also, looks like sitting areas on Promenade deck have been turned in to alfresco dining areas for La Mer and Alfredos.

 

Public outdoor spaces seem to be vanishing.  Do you find this to be true?

DISCLAIMER : a real Princess customer, not Princess employee

 

thank you for the inquiry

 

yeah

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3 minutes ago, relaxatsea said:

 

Thanks for this good news, like many others we are boarding in Barcelona on Nov 17.

 

I believe the captain was referring to the Sky's port call on Sunday, October 27th.  We, like you, hope it she also ports there on November 17th.

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1 minute ago, -Lew- said:

 

I believe the captain was referring to the Sky's port call on Sunday, October 27th.  We, like you, hope it she also ports there on November 17th.

 

Thanks, Lew,

 

We certainly hope she ports in Barcelona on Nov. 17!  One day at a time, and hope for the best!

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38 minutes ago, emeraldlake said:

It looks like the Retreat Pool area has now reverted back to small area as on older ships vs the large area in front of the sanctuary on the Royal and Regal.  Sky Suites are now up there.  Is there any area to sit outside of the Sanctuary anymore?

 

Also, looks like sitting areas on Promenade deck have been turned in to alfresco dining areas for La Mer and Alfredos.

 

Public outdoor spaces seem to be vanishing. 

 

Those are EXACTLY my thoughts!!

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1 hour ago, cheezenip said:

 

Those are EXACTLY my thoughts!!

 

1 hour ago, cheezenip said:

 

Those are EXACTLY my thoughts!!

They don't give a rats behind about the customers comfort and it is really beginning to show!

 

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43 minutes ago, emeraldlake said:

It looks like the Retreat Pool area has now reverted back to small area as on older ships vs the large area in front of the sanctuary on the Royal and Regal.  Sky Suites are now up there.  Is there any area to sit outside of the Sanctuary anymore?

 

Also, looks like sitting areas on Promenade deck have been turned in to alfresco dining areas for La Mer and Alfredos.

 

Public outdoor spaces seem to be vanishing.  Do you find this to be true?

Yep.  This makes me sad.  It was a nice adults space away from the noise of the main pool area, and was super nice to be able to sit around the pool and get in when you wanted to. 

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4 minutes ago, cheezenip said:

 

Those are EXACTLY my thoughts!!

space utilization studies to maximize the on board experiences of cruisers

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Interesting.....I was appreciating Gary's review of the Sky video.  He seems to say that they do a really good job of public spaces on the Sky.  Perhaps I misunderstood that, after all my hearing isn't that great.   

 

 

 

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There is some cover for the Alfresci Dining areas but it's not full cover

 

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Sandra and Chris

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4 minutes ago, dides said:

There is some cover for the Alfresci Dining areas but it's not full cover

 

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Sandra and Chris

that looks fabulous ! 

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We found the Princess shops a bit disappointing. We bought our usual fridge magnets but Chris thought the inaugural season T-shirts were rather dull and boring. They have tons of merchandise though.

 

A small selection:

 

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They also had one end of the shop set up with Christmas baubles and bags!

 

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Sandra and Chris

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7 minutes ago, dides said:

We found the Princess shops a bit disappointing. We bought our usual fridge magnets but Chris thought the inaugural season T-shirts were rather dull and boring. They have tons of merchandise though.

 

A small selection:

 

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They also had one end of the shop set up with Christmas baubles and bags!

 

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Sandra and Chris

Oooh, gonna get me some merch!  I LOVE those insulated tumblers and travel mugs!  Do they sell the ship specific mug with stats in the shops?  I had them in our personalizer shopping cart and all of a sudden they are no longer in stock and not showing on the list of items at all anymore.

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3 hours ago, JABE9999 said:

We found Irina!  She is fantastic.  We also found a great waiter,  Philip.   He has taken great care of us!  Dining before Philip was mediocre,.  We are now very happy.

My family loved her!

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15 minutes ago, ceilidh1 said:

My family loved her!

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Do you know if this would be the Philip who was on The Regal last December?

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Recap of day 6

 

Today was Naples and we intended to get off the ship and get us some history and culture. My inflamed foot meant Pompeii will have to wait for another time so the next best thing was visiting the Archaelogical Museum in Naples.

 

We both got up at 7am and went down to Sabatinis for a breakfast. Most of the coaches had left by the time we went out at just after 9. We walked up to the Municipo metro station which was confusing in itself due to the construction going on. We managed to.get off at the museum 3 stops on and joined the queue to buy tickets. The museum layout was a little haphazard but we enjoyed looking at the frescoes, mosaics and the secret room artifacts from Pompeii.

 

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We stopped for a drink at the on-site cafe, looked around the gift shop and then  headed back to the ship. For some reason the metro had shut down so we stressed out for a bit and then worked out how to grab a taxi from the rank outside the museum back to the port 

 

We had a much needed nap and then an early meal at La Mer.

 

French Bread hmmm

 

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Polenta chips and goats cheese balls that look like olives (i loved both of these)

 

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Smoked salmon and pate as appetizers

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Jumbo scallops and beef as mains

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Chocolate finger and Rum Baba as desserts

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In general, we preferred the mains and desserts and the french bread of course 🙂

 

After dinner we had a cocktail in Take 5 while the band were playing and concluded it didn't prevent us from hearing each other. Not heard any singers yet though.

 

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We then spent the evening watching the end of a Nature sounds quiz, watching a new Survivor type gameshow, not winning an Ultimate Quiz and then winning a Music Connections quiz with 18 out of 20. There were 5 of us - us plus the lady from Dallas  the teenager and a guy from Australia. We did have a lot of fun 

And now, time for bed.  

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1 hour ago, dides said:

We found the Princess shops a bit disappointing. We bought our usual fridge magnets but Chris thought the inaugural season T-shirts were rather dull and boring. They have tons of merchandise though.

 

A small selection:

 

20191024_195000.thumb.jpg.7aed6e7c02c2fc9eb2ec87a86973459a.jpg

 

20191024_195009.thumb.jpg.25dc64838e93638eb365203deb3343bd.jpg

 

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They also had one end of the shop set up with Christmas baubles and bags!

 

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Sandra and Chris

I've been saying this for a long time. Princess is a pretty classy line you would think they would have higher end merchandise to sell. I think they would sell pretty well in my opinion.

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