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Live From the Sky Princess B2B January 25 - February 8, 2020

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9 hours ago, Ferd Berfle said:

 

Typically, buy-in is done on your on board account, but your casino balance is not credited back, you need to go to cashier to get paid - in cash.  Bob, is this also true for the online gaming?

Yes it is.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

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29 minutes ago, Woobstr112G said:

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Good morning from the Sky Princess.  We are getting ready to dock at St. Thomas.  Weather is noticeably more humid than yesterday (sea day from Princess Cays).  Holli & I have a sunset sailing cruise scheduled for later this afternoon.  Not sure what we will do until then.  


A couple more observations about the Sky.  Bellini's Bar is now adjacent to the International Cafe.  In it's old spot is a new bar called "Good Spirits."  The internet cafe seems very small compared to other ships.  Interesting thing about the internet; when you open up a google browser page, it defaults to Italian.  The internet manager told me it is due to the fact Google still thinks the ship is at Montefalcone.  He added it could take several more months to resolve.  

 

Well, that's all for now.  

 

Hope all are well.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

 

Mama Mia !

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Bob.  I just went to your flickr albums.  Wow, they are amazing.  You have made my life better.  I can now look at your photo album and pick out which ship and which itinerary I want to go on.  They are so in depth.  I will be sure to read your Sky Princess review on flickr after your B2B.  Thanks and have a great time

ps.  I did notice you pick the Dolphin deck the most

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Hey Bob...

 

You've sailed in your Penthouse Suite for a few days.  How would you compare it to sailing in an Owner's Suite?

 

Although we haven't sailed in an Owner's Suite, we feel the Penthouse Suite's location across the hall from the Consierge Lounge is a plus as well as it's proximity to the midship elevators.  The balcony, however, is clearly a disappointment.

 

Your thoughts?

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12 minutes ago, coconutty23 said:

Quick question: are you docked at Crown Bay or Havensight?

 

Havensight...

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I must be getting soft in my old age.  I went inside and didn't buy anything.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

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13 minutes ago, -Lew- said:

Hey Bob...

 

You've sailed in your Penthouse Suite for a few days.  How would you compare it to sailing in an Owner's Suite?

 

Although we haven't sailed in an Owner's Suite, we feel the Penthouse Suite's location across the hall from the Consierge Lounge is a plus as well as it's proximity to the midship elevators.  The balcony, however, is clearly a disappointment.

 

Your thoughts?

Hi Lew.  The PH suite is quite nice albiet a little smaller than the OS suite.  The lounge is actually just to the right of our cabin.  It is very nice having it there.  I've ducked in a few times for a quick Nosh or a latte.  The laundry room is also right outside our cabin.  We haven't been bothered by any noise from people goin in and exiting.  The elevators are placed quite nicely for us.  Just a short walk.....😊😊😊


Bob

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p/u a Ammolite tie tack  last time we were there. 

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46 minutes ago, Woobstr112G said:

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I must be getting soft in my old age.  I went inside and didn't buy anything.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

No Bob just getting smarter 🙂

 

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I think you will enjoy the sunset sail. We did this on our Regal cruise last March. It was very relaxing and beautiful! We are going to do it again in 2 weeks!

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3 hours ago, coconutty23 said:

Quick question: are you docked at Crown Bay or Havensight?

 My mom who is also on the ship but not me says they are docked at Havensight. The furthest one from the town. Just got off the phone with her .

Julie

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5 minutes ago, arizonaperson said:

 My mom who is also on the ship but not me says they are docked at Havensight. The furthest one from the town. Just got off the phone with her .

Julie

 

According to Google Maps, Havensight is actually closer to the center of Charlotte Amalie than Crown Bay...2.3km vs 3.1km.

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On 1/22/2020 at 5:10 PM, sssteele said:

I'll be taking a closer look from above the piazza, but looks like the scary clown is still on the floor.🤡

Joanie

 

😂😂😂 Thanks for pointing that out, sssteele! I would have never noticed, and would have preferred it that way! Yuk! 🤡 Lois

 

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4 hours ago, coconutty23 said:

Quick question: are you docked at Crown Bay or Havensight?

 

1 hour ago, arizonaperson said:

 My mom who is also on the ship but not me says they are docked at Havensight. The furthest one from the town. Just got off the phone with her .

Julie

We always walked to town from both of them.

Crown Bay is definitely further to town than Havensight.

 

The 10 year contract Princess had for Crown Bay expired a few years ago.

They don't dock there anymore unless it is unique circumstance.

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19 hours ago, Woobstr112G said:

Good evening from the Sky Princess.  Holli & I just returned from dinner with several of our CC cruising buddies.  We ate regular ATD at a table for eight.  We had a great time.  Holli & I both chose items from the Crown Grill add on menu.  She had lobster and I had the rib eye & lobster combo. We both loved our lobster, but I found my rib eye just okay and nothing more.  For my appetizer  I had, for the first time, oysters.  They were baked and quite good. 

Sounds like a fun time!

Approximately what time do you arrive at Anytime Dining and how long did you have to wait to acquire a table for 8?

We are traveling with a group of 9 on the sky next month and are curious to know the best method for a timely seating for ATD.

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Good evening from the Sky Princess.  We departed St. Thomas about 45 minutes or so ago.  Today Holli & I went on a sunset cruise hence the above pictures.  I got a lot more pictures but I didn't want to make this post too long. 

 

When we got back onboard, we were too late to meet our friends for dinner in the MDR so we opted for Alfredos.  Service and the food were both excellent.  While enjoying dinner, Trevor Cole was performing in the Piazza.  He played the Steel Pan and was quite good.  After dinner we were both fairly tired so we returned to our cabin.  

 

The major entertainment tonight in the Princess Theater was vocalist Hedi Karlsson at 1830 & 2030.  Throughout the day MUTS offered Cirque du Soleil: Koza, Journey Live in Manila, The Rolling Stones Live in Cuba, and The Who Tommy Live at the Royal Albert Hall 2017.

 

Going to cut it a little short tonight as I'm a little tired and we have a morning excursion tomorrow.

 

Hope all are well.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

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4 hours ago, imapost2003 said:

Sounds like a fun time!

Approximately what time do you arrive at Anytime Dining and how long did you have to wait to acquire a table for 8?

We are traveling with a group of 9 on the sky next month and are curious to know the best method for a timely seating for ATD.

I personally did not set up the reservations.  We dine a little after 1900 and we got there a tad late but our friends were already seated.  I did not a number of people in line to get beepers though.  I know there is some type of system where they let you make reservations with ATD but I've never done it so I couldn't offer any help in that area.

 

Bob

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Good morning all from St. Martin.  We docked about three hours ago.  We had a slight change of plans as to today's activities.  We originally had a sailing excursion planed for this morning.  Holli's back however is not being very friendly so I wanted her to rest up.  To her credit though, she wanted to still go on the excursion.  

 

When we were docking earlier, I discovered this would be a rather crowded day.  The P&O Azura, Aurora, Britannia, and the Viking Sea were already docked.  Shortly after we docked a "Leviathan of The Seas" (Harmony) also docked.  I did a quick calculation and that's the potential of 16K+ of passengers in town.

 

I did make a quick run into the shops right at the dock entrance for a few souvenirs and to take another look at a specific Tag Heuer that has caught my interest.  I was thinking of getting a water taxi ticket to go to the downtown area but the two lines open had at least 100 plus people in line.  Trying to find a taxi was also next to impossible.

 

I may make another run out into the abyss later before we sail at 1700.  Other than that, will just be hanging out.  I am looking forward to the two sea days, after today, before we get back to Florida to begin the second leg.

 

That's all for now.

 

Hope all are well.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

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Eeeegads!  6 ships in port  😮.  Hope Holli feels better and the Tag Heuer  is calling to you ,  get it. 😈

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1 hour ago, Woobstr112G said:

I did make a quick run into the shops right at the dock entrance for a few souvenirs and to take another look at a specific Tag Heuer that has caught my interest.

 

I purchased a Tag Link in 2008 at Little Switzerland in St Thomas that I still wear everyday.  It's still an active model that now sells for about twice what I paid.

 

If you decide to buy, be sure it carries a USA warranty.

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29 minutes ago, -Lew- said:

 

I purchased a Tag Link in 2008 at Little Switzerland in St Thomas that I still wear everyday.  It's still an active model that now sells for about twice what I paid.

 

If you decide to buy, be sure it carries a USA warranty.

Will do Lew.....😊😊😊

 

Bob

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