Ah, lucky you, three weeks. I know your counting the days down
We are leaving on July 15th, western caribbean. Have kids here so we must wait for summer recess. I never went to Costa Maya, wondering what there is to do there, or if there is a nice beach there? Are you sailing eastern or western?
I live in Ft. Lauderdale, so it will be easy for us to bring a piece of luggage with soda as I always need an extra piece to hold the sounvenires we bring back. I love Cozumel for the onyx, come back with some beautiful pieces and my kahula.
Princess does not offer "soda cards" as Carnival and Royal Caribbean offer to children. Not that I am cheap, the children will pay for soda's but if I can keep the bill down a little (with four people it sure can add up alot) it will help some.
We chose regular dining late seating, as we don't like to rush taking turns getting showered and dressing since we are in a quad cabin. Late seating gives us all time to enjoy a full day and not have to rush to get to early seating. We also perfer the assigned seating, I think its more personable having the same waiter who gets to know what you like and has it ready before you get to the table....such as one who knows i enjoy espresso right after my dinner. Not asking for such things sure gives it a little plus.
Did you choose personal dining, I heard many people who perfer it thinks its a great system.
Thank you so much for answering my letter here, and you have yourself a wonderful cruise on the beautiful Grand.
> It is my understanding that the entertainment on the Grand is
> quite good and with 3 lounges/theaters with entertainment
> night and each show is repeated at least once a week. The
> name of Marty Allen keeps popping up on these forums. The
> notes seem to say he is not to be missed. The Princess
> Entertainers - singers & dancers put on several Broadway/Las
> Vegas style revues with elaborate costumes and stage
> settings. A new production number just started on the Grand
> for this season's sailing. There is also Country/Western
> entertainment in the Painted Desert, a piano bar in the
> atrium, Explorer's Club, Wheehouse Bar (on the Sea there was
> a combo w/ singer there nightly). Of course Skywalker's is
> the nightly disco. I don't know about a routine Comedy show,
> but know there have been comedian's on board. From all I
> have heard there will be lots of choices throughout the week.
> Entertainment is one of Princess pluses for me when compared
> to Celebrity. I think RCI does a good job too bringing on
> older name entertainers.
> I believe you can ask your room steward to remove any
> mini-bar items that may be in your frig is it comes stocked
> (suites, etc.) The unit is a good size, so a 12 pack should
> fit nicely. I understand the store at the pier does not sell
> soda, so you may wish to bring it with you or buy it at Winn
> Dixie or Publix on 17th at FLL.
> I don't recall any mention of movies, but most new ships do
> have that routinely scheduled into their daily program.
> When are you sailing? We leave in 3 weeks!
> Bon Voyage