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LIVE From the Crown Princess - 10-day Southern Caribbean - Dec 7, 2019

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On 12/8/2019 at 5:46 AM, cruisintoddler said:

Thanks so much! We live in Oakville and are boarding Crown Dec 27 for 10 days - we are glad to be getting away from our early winter!   I'm impatiently counting down the days and your posts are a a very appreciated peek at our trip! 

Thank you for the review. We, too, will be on board the Crown on December 27th.

Looking forward to reading more.

 

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CanadianBurger, can you please check if there is any dinner seating at the Salty Dog Gastropub that is not at High-tops? 

Thanks! 

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Dinner items. The Curtis Stone Pork Belly can be hit or miss, but it was so good this time that I had two of them...

I was waiting for Parmesan Basket comments after last night, but you all disappointed me!

 

 

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Darn it. I was going to comment on your "request surprise" yesterday, but I forget. Sorry we all let you down! LOL

Edited by canadarocks

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After dinner we got to the theatre for Magic To Do early for a good seat. This was my fourth time seeing this show, and it’s still my favourite Princess show, even if this performance had some negatives. It was oddly mixed in that most of the time the music overpowered the vocals to the point of not being able to hear the singers. The illusions didn’t feel as polished as past performances. During “Defying Gravity” the performers are supposed to be lifted into the air, but were never levitated.

Interestingly, the darker scene with the puppets of the criminals and the knife was, from what I remember, the original one, not the toned-down version. 
Pics are from the Ruby in 2017. I didn’t see any programs tonight. 

 

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After the show we headed back to Crooners to catch Tommy’s set, but didn’t stay to the end as I’m getting up early and actually disembarking the ship tomorrow for a snorkel tour in Dominica.

Tomorrow’s Patter:

 

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9 hours ago, CanadianBurger said:

After the show we headed back to Crooners to catch Tommy’s set, but didn’t stay to the end as I’m getting up early and actually disembarking the ship tomorrow for a snorkel tour in Dominica.

Tomorrow’s Patter:

 

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So it sounds like the cancellation of cruise stops on Dominica was last week only - good news! I tried to delete the Patter from the quote but was unable to...

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5 minutes ago, WisCruiser2 said:

So it sounds like the cancellation of cruise stops on Dominica was last week only - good news! I tried to delete the Patter from the quote but was unable to...

Indeed....but it is the first time I have seen the clothing reference for Dominica....that has been the case for Barbados for some time.

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20 hours ago, MissP22 said:

 

From a previous answer I'm assuming you only meant they did not have steps.

 

Yes, I don't know how deep the pool is.  I only know that they have ladders and no steps.

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1 minute ago, CruzinNoony said:

 

Yes, I don't know how deep the pool is.  I only know that they have ladders and no steps.

 WTH were they thinking?

 

 

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2 hours ago, WisCruiser2 said:

So it sounds like the cancellation of cruise stops on Dominica was last week only - good news! I tried to delete the Patter from the quote but was unable to...

Easy to do. Click on the picture, it will turn dark blue. Backspace. It will be gone.

Edited by JF - retired RRT

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6 hours ago, Reader0108598 said:

 WTH were they thinking?

 

 

Maybe on the next Royal class version they'll get it right & incorporate a shallow pool with steps. It seems it takes a number of times to get it all correct. 

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This morning at about 6:50, many guests were awakened by the ship listing to port by what had to be more than 30 degrees. Stuff fell off the shelf above the our closet and the bathroom door slammed shut. I was laying in bed, half-awake thinking “this is odd, we’re at quite an angle and haven’t rolled back. Crash, slam!”  A few seconds later we had rolled back, and I peeked outside, but didn’t see anything. I was planning on getting up at 7 anyway, so I got dressed and went up up Lido. Half of the port side of Horizon Court was blocked off and crew with wet vacs were sucking up water. Some of the other passengers were saying the pool half emptied, flooded Lido and all the water then ran aft to Horizon Court. 
I’ve asked several staff members if they knew the reason for the list, but none did. Passenger speculation runs the gamut from wind to a sudden turn to a wave from underwater tremors (our guide today said there had been a few tremors on Dominica in the past few days). I’ll make some inquiries at the Captain’s Elite Party and see if I can get an official answer. 

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23 hours ago, canadarocks said:

CanadianBurger, can you please check if there is any dinner seating at the Salty Dog Gastropub that is not at High-tops? 

Thanks! 

I’ll try to remember to check for you. 

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I had booked the “Roseau Valley Treasures Wet Tour” with Levi from Bumpiing Tours. This included snorkelling at Champagne Reef, swimming through Titou Gorge, and sightseeing at Trafalgar Falls, the Botanical Gardens and Morne Bruce. 
 

Bumpiing Tours has great reviews here and on TA, and Levi lived up to it. I had a spectacular time. Jumping into, and swimming through the gorge was one of the most amazing shore activities I’ve ever done. I highly recommend booking Levi if you’re coming to Dominica. 

 

The snorkelling and gorge pics are still on my GoPro, so I’ll post those later, but here are the others. 
 

There’s still a lot of devastation from Hurricane Maria in 2017. Levi said cruise ship visits are still only 25% of what they were before the Hurricane, and for an island that depends on tourism for the majority of its income, that’s tough on the locals. 
 

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