We just cruise on the Crown and had a wonderful time, even in a bad cabin location. We were upgrade to the Cancun Suite - L107. Directly below the treadmills and right on the curve of the bow so we couldn't use the balcony whle cruisiing We made the best of the situation.
Embarkation was so easy at Brooklyn. Walked up to the counter and checked right in. We had a 20 minute wait. We were the 2nd couple on the ship and boarded at 11:30 am. Be sure to use the adult only pool by the Sanctuary. Nice for a quiet afternoon. The best show was the comedian Philadelphia Plowden. The production shows were okay. These singers tried but they just weren't in harmony at all. We liked the performers in the Exployer's Lounge better.
If anyone is interested in a car service we would definately recommend our driver. We had him twice and he has a nice Town Car and was on time and very polite, but cash only. Just click on my name, email me and request his number. It was a good thing we booked before we left because they cab strike was on the day we returned.
Teresa and Larry
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40th Anniversary Celebration
270 days at see; soon to be 302