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    Coastal GA USA
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    Photography, needlework, reading
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Princess, and the ones too expensive for me to cruise on...
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Any place I haven't already been

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  1. Not enough information. When are you looking to go? Round trip Seattle or Vancouver or SFO, or one way Vancouver to Alaska or Alaska to Vancouver? Itinerary? Cruise Line? Itinerary makes a difference as to side of ship. EM
  2. No customs in Venice. Since your transfer is within the Schengen zone, no customs or immigration check until JFK. EM
  3. Ecstasy was one of the first to have balconies added. Fantasy has not had balconies added. EM
  4. Welcome to Cruise Critic. Further down the boards page you will find Special Interest Cruising, and under that is Honeymoon & Wedding cruising. Folks there can give you a lot of advice: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/18-honeymoon-amp-wedding-cruises/
  5. Remember, you would have at least a six hour time difference...EM
  6. You are dreaming. I've never had laundry done on MSC, but I know from other lines that all is washed en masse in hot water. Some lines put each cabins laundry in a bag and wash it in the bag. Others iron little tiny labels in the items so they can get back to the right cabin. EM
  7. If you ask this on the Princess forum here, you will get lots of answers. EM boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/119-princess-cruises/
  8. Tracking Grand Classica today on her maiden transit. Got my (now) expected passage under the Atlantic Bridge. The gray stripe is the shadow of the bridge as she passes under... Then she heads into the channel to Gatun Locks. The cam is looking out from the channel to the Agua Clara locks I thought that would be it, but apparently there was someone running the cam that wanted us to see more of her. Beyond this colorful container ship, you can see her in the other channel: And then a view from the Pedro Miguel cam:
  9. Heading into the second lock at Miraflores, So bye for now. I see some crew out on the bow. Is that viewing area just above the bow a public area, or crew only? I see a few folk there, too.
  10. Heading for Pedro Miguel Locks. This is where the channels diverge, and if she had headed to the right, she would have ended up at Cocoli (new) Locks Oh no! A virtual whiteout! Not that common at the locks But things did clear, although the sun is gone...
  11. Go with itinerary. The new ship will be waiting for you another time. She just won't be quite as new. EM
  12. Mr. Google is your friend https://www.google.com/search?q=Ovation+solarium+pool&tbm=isch&source=univ&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiKi8GJ7pbkAhVJmlkKHXpBC30QsAR6BAgCEAE&biw=1920&bih=937
  13. In second lock at Gatun... Oh no!!! A darn big blue RO-RO to block our view! Moving into the third lock Look how far I came up in the world! Another two or three hours to the Pedro Miguel cam... EM
  14. OMG! I check back on the cam, and they have zoomed out, and as well as a colorful pic of the containership in the Agua Clara locks, we can see GC in the distance! She is sitting outside the first lock, waiting for the ship ahead to move into the third lock so she can move into the first The next two pics are to illustrate that the containership has moved into her second lock, and the gates are closing: Moving into the first lock now And out of the picture...unless they reposition the cam again... EM
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