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  1. Question to those that have been on all of those or any of those :) Which to you had the best food in the complimentary restaurants out of the 3? Thanks
  2. Confused as to what princess is telling me. We have a suite on the golden. They asked me if I wanted early or late seating. Isn’t club level dining you can go whenever you like? Thanks.
  3. Looking for pros and cons for each ship. TIA
  4. We don't have many choices. There's a few cabins left on Caribe(our favorite decks) but they are all the way forward. Our other choices are Lido 303 or 307. I didn't even realize there were cabins up there. Wondering if they are covered.Also, curious about the noise level. Any help is appreciated.
  5. Does anyone know if the balconies are covered or not? Thanks
  6. Hey - We are fortunate enough to be sailing on the Grand on July 15, on a 10 day round trip to Alaska, departing San Francisco. We have booked one of the Owners Suites at the aft and was wondering where would be the best place to view the iconic sailing under the bridge - from the comfort and privacy of our nice large balcony but perhaps a lesser view, or from an atmospheric top deck with a more panoramic view with being able to dart from one side of the boat to the other? Perhaps in typing this, I have just answered my own question! Views would be welcome. Thanks. Ian.
  7. What is the minimum attire on the Alaskan cruise Formal nights? Also do they have a guest self-laundry onboard?
  8. Does anybody know if ouzo is served onboard the Golden Princess? I am sailing in January 2020 from Melbourne Australia to NewZealand. TIA.
  9. Hi, this summer we are looking at the 14 day Voyage of the Glaciers Grand Adventure itinerary (Vancouver roundtrip) on either the Golden (Aug 24) or the Island (Aug 28). We would like opinions on comparing these ships. Pricing is very similar so that isn't influential. This itinerary has 4 scenic cruising days (plus 2 sea days) and we would be booking a balcony cabin. What comparisons are important for this itinerary? Thanks in advance!
  10. Thanks for the looks back at the Golden. We were supposed to be on her right now on the Trans-Pacific from Sydney to LA. We had been planning this cruise for over a year so are very disappointed not to get the opportunity to cruise on the Golden. We have been on the Star, which has the same design as the Golden, and most of the other ships in the Grand class. That is our favorite class of Princess ships. Can't wait to get back on a Princess ship--hope it is safe to travel soon!
  11. I was just watching a video of Alaska on Golden Princess and there was a sign in one of the pictures that said. 'Skywalkers Lounge is now reserved for Platinum, Suite and Elite Guests'. Is this a permanent thing or is it just for a party and just closed for a few hours. One of the reasons I chose Golden was because of Skywalkers. I thought that would be a quiet place to sit and view while travelling the inside passage. Thanks
  12. We have been on the Golden (RIP) 3X to Alaska and the Crown 1X which all left from Seattle. We love this class of ships because of Skywalker's- a fabulous viewing area. We were on the Coral once for a full PC transit and wanted this ship so we could go through the old/ original locks. However, we did not care for the ship much for a few reasons. The buffet in the front of the ship was difficult to see out of as the windows were dirty and foggy (lots of humidity). The food was average. There are no aft balconies, however, there are viewing decks in their place. Our first cruise and first trip to Alaska was on the Celebrity Galaxy which was RT from Vancouver, BC. We loved departing from there and it was not too difficult as we lived in Oregon at the time.
  13. When looking at the deck plans of Golden Princess, there seems to be some blank space on the starboard side of the casino, is this seating? Trying to find somewhere to meet up for our slot pull and I've never been on the ship before. If you have do you think this would be a good place to meet up, or is there somewhere better? Thanks
  14. We disembark and climb up the stairway, through security, and make our way to our cabin. It’s been a wonderful day and I’m sad to leave this beautiful and remote island, but its good to be back in our lovely cabin. I change out of my swimsuit, take a quick shower and get ready to find something to eat. We make our way to the dining room for afternoon tea. We are warmly greeted by staff who already recognise us, and we are soon sitting with a most welcome cup of hot tea. There are delicious sandwiches and cakes to savour, and my favourite fruit scones, jam and cream. Of course, to be a true English cream tea there should be clotted cream which is very special, and made by heating the cream until it forms a thick golden skin. However, the cream is still delicious and quite adequate, and the scones are warm and freshly baked. What more could you want? It’s nearly time for us to join in with trivia, where we are fortunate enough to play with a number of lovely people. It’s fun, and we don't take it too seriously. In fact we just enjoy meeting different people and chatting, and there are lots of teams, so we don't often win, but we learn a little, forget a little and chat a lot. Most days we linger after the Trivia ends, just getting to know these lovely trivia mates. We pop back to the cabin to watch sailaway from Dravuni.
  15. Grand class aft balcony cabins there are only a few due the aft cabins are made up of the grand suite, owners suites and penthouse and vista suites Yes deck 10 has the smallest balcony ( distance front to back ) About the noise and vibration, we do not find it an issue,,,, a personal thing Also same cabin layout on the Sapphire and Diamond as grand class ship Another point the Golden has now gone to P&O ( not happy ) For us we travel aft suite on grand class and love it... but that it us. Cheers Don
  16. But princess DOES have the International Cafe, on most ships, which is open 24hrs. Some people might associate this with a buffet. That said I DO remember when the Horizon court had at least one section open 24hrs a day. Went there several nights after leaving Skywalkers to indulge in a Prime Rib pre-bedtime snack (around 2-230 am) on my very first Princess cruise which was on the Golden back in 2001!
  17. going on golden princess to alaska on july 13,leaving from Vancouver with my daughter and grandson would love to meet fellow passengers Linda Greenberg,from Boca Raton Florida,my daughter and grandson are from Atlanta,Ga I can be Reach,email, me at lmg20980@aol.com Looking forward to hearing from you
  18. First time cruisers taking the southbound glacier cruise in July from whittier. We have some onboard credits to use and wanted to reserve some specialty dining. Unfortunately, we found out that you cannot use onboard credits for advance reservations, only after you have boarded the ship. In checking for times available, many nights showed unavailable already. My question to those who are more knowledgeable, are there more times that open up once the cruise gets under way? I really hate to prepay for a specialty restaurant when I have money to use once on the ship. Thanks
  19. I’m going on my first Princess Cruise next week. Golden Princess - 13 day New Zealand Cruise. Not my first cruise but my first on Princess. How are the shows? Are they up to par with Celebrity or Royal? Thx!
  20. I'm looking at the deck plan for Golden Princess' Caribe deck. I wondered if anyone knows what is on the non-cabin side of cabin C324? Or has anyone been in this cabin and know if whatever is on the other side caused any noise that might be bothersome? Thanks in advance for any info!
  21. While cruising on the golden princess we attended Tai Chi. Does anyone know how to get a copy of video they used? It was really very good.
  22. Golden Princess, New Yrs 2007, out of New Orleans, for the following reasons: 1. Our first ever cruise. My parents were with us and the kids were 8 and 10, still full of wide eyed excitement. Well, so were all the adults, frankly! 2. This was all before Cruise Critic came into my life, so had no visions in my head of food, activities, the sheer size of the ship. Everything I knew about cruising came from having watched first run episodes of the Love Boat back in the day. Nothing beats the wonderment of stepping onto a cruise ship for the very first time, having seen no YouTube videos, no Instagram pictures, etc. Will never be able to experience that feeling again. Now, I do so much research beforehand, I could probably walk onto most ships blindfolded and find my way around, LOL. Definitely something to be said for going in without any knowledge. 3. This was about 16 months after the devastation of hurricane Katrina and cruise ships were just starting to sail again from New Orleans. The devastation in certain parts of the city was still evident, but it was good to see the economy rising up and tourists like us returning. In fact, princess was using large tents for the check in process as the port had not been rebuilt. 4. The most fortuitous part of this was that our first ever cruise happened to be on a Princess ship. We became spoiled for any other line and will be elite after one more week (which was supposed to have happened this coming Christmas 😔; fingers crossed for Dec 2021!)
  23. We sail southbound from Whittier, Alaska in late May and selected a table for four family members in the Canaletto Dining Room. From prior helpful posts, I learned that cruisers reach the dining room only by elevator or stairs from other floors, rather than walking by or through the Donatello. (We're glad to know that in advance.) Have fellow cruisers enjoyed Canaletto recently? Also, how are the views and service in this dining room? Thanks!
  24. I'm looking for a cruise to Alaska. Would you choose Golden Princess or Island Princess? TIA
  25. We cruise in May, southbound from Whittier to Vancouver, and the Princess map indicates we do sail through the Inside Passage. However, the trip itinerary simply states "At Sea" for our final day. I ask because other lines emphasize the Inside Passage aspect in their advertising. Does anyone know if similar Princess cruises have used the Passage to sail from Ketchikan to Vancouver? Thanks so much!
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