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Old November 29th, 2001, 02:43 PM
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Author: Scott (---.36.252.64.snet.net)
Date: 11-16-01 18:03

We are going on our first cruise on march 23th ,2002.

Anyone out there going too?

Can anyone tell me of the age group that might be on this ship at this time of the year?

Any info on the golden would be great. I have seen lots on the Grand and know that they are the
same ship, but are they EXACTLY they same?

Which side of the ship is best?
How are the mini suites , We are in D615 and D617

And what about diving? we ahve never been diving before but would like to try it. do we have to take
the classes on board? do they take up a lot of time?

are there excurtions where we can just go and dive?

Any help would be great

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Old November 30th, 2001, 10:12 AM
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Hi, Scott ...

No two ships are EXACTLY the same, but the Grand and the Golden are close enough from what people have been saying.

Either side of the ship is just fine.

In late March you might be getting into Spring Break time so there could well be more families with young kids than at other times.

If you're interested in diving, you might want to try SNUBA which doesn't require the PADI certification as SCUBA does. With SNUBA your air source is aboard the dive boat, no tanks required.

I've never seen SCUBA courses aboard ship.

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Old November 30th, 2001, 11:30 AM
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They usually have a beginners scuba excursion where you get minimal instruction and do a shallow dive. I am not to sure about this. I firmly believe there is a good reason behind all the training necessary to be a certified scuba diver.
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Old December 3rd, 2001, 09:57 AM
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Snuba sounds like a good idea. Princess does offer the New Waves program and you can even become certified on board. I think I remember seeing some excursions for beginners, as well.

Check out the new waves program. We saw a couple of classes going on in one of the pools.

Have fun!

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