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Originally posted by dmwnc1959
As always Dave...thanks for your amazing help & now I can count back 10 cabins to see the area where our portside D508 cabin will be located for our 18 day TA & definitely looking forward to 10 sea days of exploring many of the things the Royal has to offer!
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Originally posted by Astro Flyer
As always Dave...thanks for your amazing help & now I can count back 10 cabins to see the area where our portside D508 cabin will be located for our 18 day TA & definitely looking forward to 10 sea days of exploring many of the things the Royal has to offer!
I'm jealous of all those sea days and thinking I may need to book me a transatlantic for the next time.


Originally posted by Life'satrip
We are sailing on the July 17 sailing from Barcelona to Venice. So excited! We have two cabins because we are traveling with three kids. I chose the Lido deck because I do like being close the pool area. Our rooms are next to each other but not connecting, I think they are L227 and L229. When I booked our cruise months ago, the Princess rep said they would not be able to open the balcony partitions because they are different categories. That seemed odd and I am hoping it is not true. Do you by any chance know if we will be able to have the baloncy partition open if we have a deluxe balcony next to a mini-suite?

Thanks for this wonderful discussion board! The discussion board for our particular cruise doesn't have much activity.
Well that doesn't make any sense does it? Maybe shogun can ask one of the crew onboard if this is true?

On a side note, here is a picture posted earlier by billco from the Princess Cruises Facebook page and shows the Royal Princess departing out on her final sea trials late last month. It shows just how much overhang you'll have from the deck above you...

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Has anyone heard anything else about the beverage islands in the Horizon Court?

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Originally posted by nasa1974
Has anyone heard anything else about the beverage islands in the Horizon Court?

Marty
Information from Princess appeared to state that there would not be self serve beverage stations in the HC. That would mean no complementary tea bags and hot water available for me to make decent iced tea I might need to bring my own tea bags and beg for hot water at the IC
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Originally posted by nasa1974
Has anyone heard anything else about the beverage islands in the Horizon Court?

Marty
Originally posted by IECalCruiser
Information from Princess appeared to state that there would not be self serve beverage stations in the HC. That would mean no complementary tea bags and hot water available for me to make decent iced tea I might need to bring my own tea bags and beg for hot water at the IC


IECalCruiser
Where did you read/hear that?
I can't imagine a ship without self-serve coffee and tea stations in or very close to the buffet.
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Originally posted by chamima
IECalCruiser
Where did you read/hear that?
I can't imagine a ship without self-serve coffee and tea stations in or very close to the buffet.
Read here about half way down:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com...postcount=1201

(Sorry to jump in on ya there Brian!)

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Originally posted by nasa1974
Has anyone heard anything else about the beverage islands in the Horizon Court?

Marty
I think the passengers on the two Preview Cruises will give us an idea of just how this system works in real life!
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Originally posted by dmwnc1959
Read here about half way down:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com...postcount=1201


The Horizon Court buffet restaurant has been expanded to include a total of nearly 1,500 seats, including 150 in an alfresco area facing the main pool deck. Caluori said this will be a big improvement for passengers.

“Buffets on cruise ships tend to be an Achilles heel because of the heavy traffic,” he said.

Princess has eliminated beverage stations in Horizon Court and will have wait staff bring drinks to passengers’ tables.



I stand corrected on the part about a beverage station in the Horizon Court.
Doesn't say a word about a charge and doesn't Princess already try to have waiter beverage service during high traffic times?
I still say there will be a self serve station somewhere near the Buffet.
I, for one, always get a cup of tea just before bed and take it back to the cabin with me. It just doesn't make sense to have a waiter standing around at midnight, waiting to get that for me.
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Originally posted by chamima
I stand corrected on the part about a beverage station in the Horizon Court.
Doesn't say a word about a charge and doesn't Princess already try to have waiter beverage service during high traffic times?
I still say there will be a self serve station somewhere near the Buffet.
I, for one, always get a cup of tea just before bed and take it back to the cabin with me. It just doesn't make sense to have a waiter standing around at midnight, waiting to get that for me.
It's going to be one of those 'wait and see' aspects of the ship that by the end of the month maybe will know all the answers to. And if not, certainly by time the preview cruise passengers come off in less than a month. I have read elsewhere that they hired a large number of additional staff for the Horizon Court venues specifically for the purpose of getting passengers drinks.
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Originally posted by IECalCruiser
Information from Princess appeared to state that there would not be self serve beverage stations in the HC. That would mean no complementary tea bags and hot water available for me to make decent iced tea I might need to bring my own tea bags and beg for hot water at the IC
When you order your drinks from the server just order hot tea. I would think that they will give you hot water and a choice of tea bags. Just ask for a few glasses of ice. My DW does it frequently on and off a ship. She wants Decaf. She also sometimes brings her own tea, but never has trouble making her own iced tea.
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I re faxed today and called. I was lectured initially that turn a round time is about two weeks...till I explained I just wanted to verify they got this set of faxes.. since I sent the last set of faxes to the wrong number...
..and before we hung up- my OBC letter was in my e-mail...

This was the last Princess related paperwork to get settled before our Royal cruise......

woo hoo!!

We are bringing a net book...so we might do a live from thread...

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Originally posted by dmwnc1959
Number of days to get their ducks in a row before Royal Princess leaves the shipyard!!!


Dave - where did you get the picture with the number on the ducks ?
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Originally posted by Life'satrip
We are sailing on the July 17 sailing from Barcelona to Venice. So excited! We have two cabins because we are traveling with three kids. I chose the Lido deck because I do like being close the pool area. Our rooms are next to each other but not connecting, I think they are L227 and L229. When I booked our cruise months ago, the Princess rep said they would not be able to open the balcony partitions because they are different categories. That seemed odd and I am hoping it is not true. Do you by any chance know if we will be able to have the baloncy partition open if we have a deluxe balcony next to a mini-suite?

Thanks for this wonderful discussion board! The discussion board for our particular cruise doesn't have much activity.
Awesome I am sailing 11/17 and have 6 cabins for a group of us those two happen to be mine and my good friends would love to see pictures if you get a chance!! Have a great cruise!!
Just went back and re-read your post. I may have L229 and 231 will have to double check. I do have 5 cabins in a row it's 2 minis, 1 deluxe balcony and 2 regular I am going to be really disappointed if they can't all have the partition opened we had planned to for all 5 cabins.


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Originally posted by jagoffee
When you order your drinks from the server just order hot tea. I would think that they will give you hot water and a choice of tea bags. Just ask for a few glasses of ice. My DW does it frequently on and off a ship. She wants Decaf. She also sometimes brings her own tea, but never has trouble making her own iced tea.
We very seldom eat in the HC. I often go up before bed and fill up a 16 oz insulated mug and add a tea bag or two. I have a bit before bed and then put the rest in our fridge. It will just be more of a hassle to deal with the waitstaff
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Originally posted by cruisehappygal
I am loving your thread on the Royal Princess.. We will also be on the December 8th sailing, and you are making it all come alive with your vast knowledge and pictures.. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you are putting into this.. I am looking forward to meeting you on board to thank you in person.

Keep the posts coming... it makes my day
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Jackie
Thanks so much Dave for your continued updates on the beautiful ship.. because of you and your wonderful thread.... we have booked our first ever back to back and will be joining you on December 1st and continue on for the December 8th cruise... Can't wait..(now I really do need to start my diet)..

Thanks again... we are counting the days.
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Originally posted by cruisehappygal
I am loving your thread on the Royal Princess.. We will also be on the December 8th sailing, and you are making it all come alive with your vast knowledge and pictures.. Thank you so much for all the time and effort you are putting into this.. I am looking forward to meeting you on board to thank you in person.

Keep the posts coming... it makes my day

Jackie
I'm on the Dec 8th sailing also
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Just an FYI, I had my TA change our room on our 11/24 sailing since price for mini suite was much less now then when I originally booked our D4 balcony. In doing so, Princess informed him that we were eligible for the Ultimate Soda & More package for free for DH and I. This includes the sodas, juices, mocktails and milkshakes, a $98 dollar value! My TA figured Princess was running a special little promotion. Just wanted to share!
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