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  1. I would not like that. Don't think it's would be good marketing plan to turn the shows into a P&L center.
  2. The OP is indeed referring to Ushuaia Argentina. For those of you who are thinking U.S.A., Key West certainly is too far north. The southern most P.O. in the 50 U.S. States is located in Naalehu, Hi near the southern tip of the island of Hawaii. The most southern post office in the U.S. Postal Service system is located in American Samoa.
  3. Your information as stated is correct. My post referred to the super grand class ships, Ruby, Emerald, Crown, Caribbean not the original grand class ships you mention. All ships we have been on suffer from interior crowding during cooler and inclement weather, but the original grand class ships with indoor pool and conservatory handle poor weather better. From the original OP's question I would not hesitate to recommend the Caribbean. We have sailed on the Caribbean in both tropical and cooler weather and have also been on the Emerald, Crown and the smaller ships, Grand, Star and Sapphire
  4. There is an outside smoking area on deck 7, starboard side, just forward of where the promenade deck narrows to go around the stern of the ship. No smoking area on the port side.
  5. Same amount of decks. Tonnage, measure of internal space, very close. Passenger loads, cabin configurations also very close. Differences between the Caribbean and the super grand class is in the lounge sizes and layouts and a slightly larger theater. There were also various changes made over the years during dry docks. A few examples are the Caribbean's really nice family pool and lounge area on deck 17, and the addition of Planks and Steamers to a redesigned buffet area.
  6. Because of its size and traditional prop and rudder the Royal Princess swings south around the southern end of Vancouver Island and into the Pacific Ocean. Other ships in the fleet sail the inland passage route between Vancouver Island and the B.C. mainland even though they have the same prop rudder combination. This is shown on the Princess web page itinerary maps.
  7. Dolphin deck mini suites on grand class ships, Grand, Ruby, Emerald, Crown, Caribbean have 9'x6' balconies that are not covered. Caribe deck balconies on these ships are 9'x9' of which 5' is covered, 4' uncovered. The Coral does not have the same structure and I believe that most deck 9 balconies on this ship are covered. Royal Class ships, Royal, Regal and Sky have a different design with balconies covered on all decks, but small balconies.
  8. 2021 Canada/New England? No 2020 sailings. In August 2019 we sailed the 10 day Quebec/NYC on the Caribbean Princess. We were also on board her January/February 2018 for 24 days. After sailing more than 500 days on board Princess ships our opinion was that this ship was very well run. The only issue was the theater. It's just not large enough for the 3,100 passengers. Shows were simulcast in Explorer's Lounge. Both the theater and lounge filled 45 minutes before showtime. All other venues were fine. Post pandemic hotel staff officer rotations may change.The efficiency we experienced could also change.
  9. see above. All comments are based on what was pre shutdown. Things could change.
  10. For obvious reasons Princess probably doesn't know how they will operate in the 2021/22 Caribbean season. The 2020/21 season was already determined prior to the pandemic and remains in their schedule. But, I would think this is also subject to change.
  11. The Crown Princess is basically the same design as the P&O Ventura. A Premium balcony on the Crown is the same size and basic configuration as a Balcony with Shower cabin on the Ventura. The designation of "premium" only relates to its location on the ship. The interiors of all balcony category cabins are the same. Premium balcony cabins are not larger, nor do they contain upgraded amenities. Superior Deluxe Balcony w/bath and shower cabins on the Ventura are the same cabins as Mini-suites on the Crown Princess. These are the ones with two TV's, tub/shower combination and are larger.
  12. Disagree with the OP. Hiring and firing is not our call. We should not speculate on internal corporate operations. It's probable the decisions made at the time were the best available and with the approval of local authorities in B.A. The ship did have passengers on board that were booked to disembark in B.A. From what I read the ship was virus free before B.A., and it is believed that local authorities brought the virus on board.
  13. Smoking is allowed on the aft starboard side aft section of the promenade deck nowhere near mid ship.
  14. Chengkp75 Can you comment on the kind of filtering generally used in cruise ship HVAC systems? Is it sufficient to filter out most airborne viruses?
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