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Old April 1st, 2001, 09:23 PM
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Does anyone know which nights are the formal nights on the Grand Princess. Also, what night do they serve the lobster?

Does the Grand Princess have internet connections or a web center on board? Just curious. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance.

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Old April 1st, 2001, 10:10 PM
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Hi Jennie...

If the schedule is the same as last year, and I'm reasonably sure that it is, Monday night is a formal night with the Captain's cocktail party preceeding dinner. Then, Friday is the second formal night with the Captain's Circle members cocktail party before dinner.

I'm also trying to get an anwer about the lobster/prime rib night. My wife remembers it being Friday night, but I'm not positive.

Internet connection... yes, in the business center, but REAL expensive. Good only for quick downloads and uploads mainly designed for business people who absolutely must keep in touch. I did not use it on board. I went to a cyber-cafe in St. Thomas and e-mail a few friends... just to make them jealous. <grins>

Doing a little Grand class cruising a week from today.

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Old April 3rd, 2001, 09:54 AM
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Love the music! Hated to turn it off. Thanks MacTarheel.
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Old April 3rd, 2001, 10:15 AM
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Thanks... You don't have to turn it off. Just open a separate with to continue your work or surfing and keep refreshing that page. That way you can listen to the LUUUUV Boat Theme and work at the same time. <smile>

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Old April 3rd, 2001, 12:38 PM
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Sorry... that sentence is suppose to say... Just open a separate WINDOW to continue your work or surfing and keep refreshing that page.
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Hi Jennie...

I just found out today from someone who was recently on the Grand Princess that in February they changed the first formal night from Monday to Tuesday. They also moved the Captain's Circle cocktail reception with the Captain to Tuesday night also. So now the Formal nights are Tuesday and Friday.

I was also informed that lobster night is Friday night and prime rib in Wednesday.

Whew... too much food to consume... too little time. <grins>

Hope this update helps.

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Also, on the Grand Princess they have eliminated the Captain's welcome aboard party in the Atrium but you can purchase champagne at a reduced rate in several lounges if you are not a repeater who is attending the Captain's Circle Party. They have eliminated INFORMAL night too; now 2 Formal and 5 Smart Casual is the dress recommendation although it is only adhered to by about 50% of the cruisers. Lobster is served along with Beef Wellington on Friday, the 2nd formal night. Baked Alaska is served on Saturday night and they have done away with the parade (due to safety they say). Shrimp cocktail is served twice during the 7 night cruise.
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Old April 4th, 2001, 05:09 PM
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They have eliminated INFORMAL night too; now 2 Formal and 5 Smart Casual is the dress recommendation although it is only adhered to by about 50% of the cruisers.

Now, that's some great information!!! Just a tux and one less suit and accessories that I have to pack.

Thank you, whoever you are...

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Hi Massa,
Let the packing begin!

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MacTarheel,

Princess usually serves Beef Wellington rather than Prime Rib on the same night as Lobster... and it's the night of the Captain's Gala Dinner, which usually is the last formal night -- but not always.

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MacTarheel,

I would pack the suit or sportcoat anyway. The elimination of the semiformal night might be temporary.

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Don't mean to complain but I find the music really annoying . I'd rather just have the messages but maybe some other readers are impressed.
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what music
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Old April 12th, 2001, 07:10 PM
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Hi bjc,
If you go up a few posts to 4-01-01 by Mactarheel, you'll hear some music. I actually think its a nice touch, in fact I've added some myself, sorry Mike
if you didn't like it.

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