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Old February 16th, 2008, 01:52 PM
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Well, as far as the early vs. late sitting - we have medical issues that require eating before 9 pm - yes, when you do shore excursions - it can
be a bit of a rush to dress for dinner but as you need to be back on board
before 5 - you can plan accordingly. We are not fans of the Princess line as our Carib. cruise on the Dawn in Jan, 2003 was vastly different than
our first with Costa the year before. We traveled with friends who have
cruised extensively and they were equally "put off" by the general atmosphere of the ship, crew and entertainment. I have friends that cruise
with Princess constantly and love it but Celebrity is tops for me!! I also
prefer smaller passenger count and I think Princess is just getting too big.
Even the friends we met on our Celebrity cruise commented on how wonderful the showers were - I suppose if I received a Princess cruise as
a gift - I would not turn it down - but I have better places for my money
and time.
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