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Aloha 1

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About Aloha 1

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  • Location
    Ex Maui HI, now The Villages, FL and MI
  • Interests
    golf golf golf! And good food.
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess, Celebrity, Oceania
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    anywhere

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  1. Very short. About 12 laps make a mile, I believe. Plus you will be contending with walkers and deck chairs. My recommend is use the treadmills.
  2. Aloha 1

    Evolution

    Stan and Jim, you are correct. I meant independent as in pre Carnival buyout. P&O pretty much let Princess run the show in the U.S. market and the buyout by Carnival was met with dismay by Princess fans and P & O investors alike as I recall.
  3. Aloha 1

    Evolution

    We were on the Star in January, 1992 in the deep Caribbean out of San Juan. Champagne handed out on boarding and escorted to lunch in the MDR ( No Buffet open!). Had the seafood salad starter complete with baby octopus as a garnish. Set dining times and table and you dressed!. Main Formal night, we were served Osetra caviar with all the accoutrements, Maine Lobster and Prime Rib. A wonderful 7 day cruise that got us hooked. At that time Princess was still independent and considered one of the best lines.
  4. I've done several of these and thoroughly enjoyed them all. In the fish class we were taught how to make a court bouillon for poaching, proper steaming technique, etc. The Tapas class was outstanding. Sharpened my knife skills a bit in another. Find one that interests you and go for it!
  5. Not sure that's true any more since NCLHoldings went with Casinos At Sea as the casino management team. I'll know in 2 weeks 🙂
  6. Also curious as to why Japan Customs came on board before Busan. Was it to collect the new "sayonara" tax?
  7. Do you recall how long it took you to clear? Need to decide which Shinkansen to reserve seats on back to Tokyo. And thanks for the reply!
  8. We will be on Diamond Princess again this year. Our last port of call before Kobe is Busan, South Korea, then a sea day and then docking in Kobe. Last time we did Japan customs and passport control on board on the sea day before docking back in Japan. Will this still be the case or should we plan on a multi hour wait for customs after docking in Kobe??
  9. We will be on Diamond Princess again this year. Our last port of call before Kobe is Busan, South Korea, then a sea day and then docking in Kobe. Last time we did Japan customs and passport control on board on the sea day before docking back in Japan. Will this still be the case or should we plan on a multi hour wait for customs after docking in Kobe??
  10. Glad it worked for you but it's long past time Princess stopped treating adults like children. Stop the search and destroy.
  11. Thank you for your wonderful report! We will be in Hakodate next month. Do you recall the name of the ramen restaurant you went to there?
  12. I can add that Hendricks Gin was NOT allowed as free in the YC, despite it being on the list pre 11/18.
  13. The Princess cruises based from Japan that only make one stop outside of Japan are about 55% Japanese. X usually stops at a couple Japanese ports and the rest are China, Taiwan, South Korea. Cliental largely North American/Euro.
  14. I did want to add one comment about the Arcade card. Unless you and your family are going to do the zip line and F1 racer every day of your cruise, I wouldn't waste the money. The arcade consists of two machine, a motorcycle ride game and a car arcing game. Also a claw machine. That's it. Two bowling alleys are also available for a fee. We never saw them used.
  15. Thank you for your kind reply. Enjoy your cruise!
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