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  1. Has anyone done the Dolphin Swim at Ocean World in Amber Cove? If so how was it; how deep was the water; was the water clean: was it buggy in this area? Any input would be most helpful.
  2. We are signed up for the swim with dolphins in Amber Cove. Can you tell me about your experience doing this? Is the water clean?
  3. We will be sailing on the Island later this year. Would love to hear about the library regarding number of books. How did the casino look; specifically if the slot machines were newer or older? Thanks!
  4. Since you were on the Island Princess for a Panama Canal cruise recently could you answer a few questions for me as we will be doing the Panama Canal in October 2019? 1. How were the mosquitoes? Were they problematic? Lots of other insects/bugs? Did you have to use a lot of insect repellent? 2. Did you get any shots/vaccinations prior to this trip? 3. Did the Library have very many books? How about board games? 3. I keep reading that the Casino was made smaller when they added more state rooms. Were there many slot machines or were a lot of them removed? Thanks for answering.
  5. Just booked the October 2019 Panama Canal with Costa Rica and Caribbean cruise on the Island Princess today and when I looked at the CDC information regarding vaccinations it appears that there is a long laundry list of shots required and recommended, with Measles at the top of the list for every port. My husband and myself were both born prior to 1957 so should be exempt for the Measles and of course do not have a written vaccination record from when we were children. However it appears that Princess may require written proof. Are we expected to be re-vaccinated just so we have written proof? Got the HEP A prior to doing Northern Europe and the Baltics three years ago and brought written proof and never had to show it. Anyone know what is really expected by Princess?? I will be contacting my family doctor this week to see what she is recommending in the way of shots.
  6. I see postings regarding the library on the Crown Princess and I experienced that library first hand on the October 2018 Western Med-Transatlantic crossing (a lot of books when I first got on the ship and then a lot were returned the last two days with empty shelves in between---book hogs just like chair hogs abound!). I would like to know how the library on the Island Princess is. How is the book selection; are there any current books, paperback or hardback; etc. etc. Are the board games, playing cards, and puzzles also stored in the library on the Island Princess the way they were on the Crown Princess? I will be bringing my Kindle but it is sometimes just nice to check out some other options!
  7. Can anyone tell me approximately how many slot machines are in the casino? Are there any of the interactive newer type?
  8. What time will we be able to board the Crown Princess in Barcelona, Spain as a Suite passenger? We are doing a 25 night Western Med/TransAtlantic this month and want to know what time to make local transportation arrangements to arrive at the terminal. Thanks!
  9. Will be going on a 25 day Western Mediterranean/Transatlantic cruise next month and am beginning to think about how much clothing we are going to need to pack! We will be in a suite so will have laundry service. For those who have cruised for this length of time what is a good rule of thumb as far as the amount of clothing to pack? Seems like we could have a lot of luggage! Looking for suggestions/advice!
  10. Will be on a Western Mediterranean cruise this fall. I would like to purchase Majorica pearls while we are in Barcelona, Spain. Does anyone know a reputable store to find the pearls? Or if they are actually sold onboard (Crown Princess) in one of the shops which might even be easier! If they are available onboard how is the selection?
  11. I have a question regarding Sanctuary on the Crown Princess. My husband and I will be sailing on the Crown Princess this fall and we will be staying in an Owners Suite; a new experience for us! If we are in a suite do we have to pay the daily fee for using Sanctuary or is that one of the suite "perks"? Do we reserve a specific lounge chair or is one already reserved for us? If we need to reserve one, do we do that as soon as we board to guarantee that we are able to have one or are some set aside for suite passengers? Is there a diagram that shows which lounge chairs are in the sun vs those in the shade? If anyone could explain how this works I would appreciate it. Thanks!
  12. My husband and I will be sailing on the Crown Princess in October 2018. We will be flying from Washington, DC, USA to Barcelona, Spain where we will spend a couple of days in Barcelona prior to boarding the ship. It is a twenty-five day Western Mediterranean Trans-Atlantic cruise and as such we will each have multiple pieces of luggage. In order to make travel a bit easier (and make sure we fit into taxi cabs!) we were thinking of trying the Princess Luggage Valet service. The service is offered in partnership with Luggage Forward. According to the information I have read, for a fee, the service will pick up our suitcases from our home in Pennsylvania and then they will be in our stateroom once we board the ship. Has anyone ever used this service (especially from the USA to an overseas port)? If so, were you pleased with it? Would you recommend the service? Did your suitcases actually arrive?! Were your suitcases damaged? Thanks for any information!
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