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Old October 2nd, 2006, 06:49 PM
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Audrey,

My husband and I are going on our first cruise (Grand Princess/Dec. 9th). I am SO excited. We are younger. I'm 25, he's 32. Any tips on anything. I have no idea what there is to do on board. I saw that there was a nightclub, and I LOVE to dance, but I wasn't sure what type of music they play.

The biggest tip of all is to read the information package that your travel agent will deliver to you within a couple weeks of submission of your final payment very carefully and plan accordingly. If you do that, you'll have a very good idea what to expect onboad.

Skywalker's Disco plays a mix that's similar to most discos ashore. The better music for dancing is in the Wheelhouse Bar, which has combos that play live music from 5:00 PM to 1:00 AM. Unfortnately, the Wheelhouse Bar on that class of ships is a bit on the small side. When I was abaord, it was typically very crowded.

Princess usually has a diverse variety of daytime activiities -- everything from cooking and craft demonstrations and trivia contests to pool games, walk-a-mile, and fitness classes. There are also plenty of opportunities to leave your money behind, including Bingo! and art auctions. OTOH< you can just find a lounge and work on a tan or "chill out" around the pool, too. Don't miss afternoon tea, served in one of the main dining rooms. Also, Princess's wine tasting, usually held on the first day at sea, is a very good deal -- you pay $5 for the tasting but receive a credit of $5 if you order a bottle of wine at the tasting to have with dinner in the dining room. The wine that you order at the tasting can be any wine on the wine list, and does not have to be one of the wines sampled at the tasting.

Have a great cruise!

Norm.
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