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how far around Promanade deck?


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I don't remember, but I can tell you that there are signs outside the exit doors at midship (and possibly other exit doors on that deck) that tell you how many laps make a mile. I've seen thes signs on other Princess ships, too.

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On the 3 or 4 ships I have been on I have not see hours posted; I have seen signs posted saying NO RUNNING ON PROMANADE DECK. Also if you do run you may find it difficult due to the people walking the deck in the morning. Some ships have a jogging track on the top deck, but on the Sapphire you had to quite jogging when the spa opened at 9AM as the running could be heard in the spa and that was not wanted for a relaxing time.

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DH and I never saw a no running sign on the Promenade Deck on the Island and I was walking around that deck for one hour, twice a day. I did see quite a few people running and they never bothered anyone but were very courteous. I never walk on the Sun Deck because it is too windy, sunny and I can hear the ship's music which I don't often care for when I'm power walking.

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Although we've not been on Island Princess, most of the bigger Princess, Holland America and Celebrity ships average out at around 3 laps per mile. However, on Oceania's Nautica, the sign, which said 13 laps equalled one mile, was way wrong. We first noticed this when we found ourselves turning some incredibly quick lap times. So I took out my handy tape and measured the railing sections (72), then multiplied by the section length. Turns out it was more like 15 laps to the mile. For our next cruise (Silver Shadow) I am taking a 100-foot long piece of string marked off in 25 ft sections, which I'll use to personally measure the walking track/deck. Well, maybe not on QM2...


And yes, I am anal!:)

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I have a picture of the sign on the Promenade deck. It's 2.8 times for a mile.


Regarding when you can use it, I would be up there very early (I enjoy walking/jogging while the sun rises) and there would be very few passengers there. However, crew would be hosing down the deck so areas can be slippery. I also tried not to get in their way and hamper their ability to get their work done, so at times I had to slow down and gingerly navigate around hoses and people.



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