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Old December 4th, 2001, 08:27 PM
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I booked my parents (mid 60's) the Golden for over Easter. They are asking me about entertainment etc. They do not drink or snorkel, they do gamble, and go to the shows. Anyone on this cruise recently to verify how the shows are. They are in an inside cabin. There is still time to get them on the explorer of the seas, but I thought they would enjoy Princess better.
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Old December 4th, 2001, 09:14 PM
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Hi Tracey,
Went on Explorer earlier this year and we had an awesome time, great entertainment and service and food was wonderful.

Will be on Golden in 25 days, so will be able to give you a better idea, either way, both ships should be great.

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Old December 5th, 2001, 09:38 AM
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We just sailed the Golden over Thanksgiving and it was absolutely superb. I think you have made the right choice for your parents. Because this is Easter week RCCL will be loaded with children and Princess limits the number of kids. Over thanksgiving our kids were 2 out of only 200 which was a big change for RCCL. Might be a more peaceful experience for them. Also, we found Princess activites much more varied for the adult crowd. The shows were excellent including the usual fireworks type ending and even some manufactured snow which fell on the audience. Lots of show time choices and opportunities for repeat performances later in the week. The inside cabins are very , very small with very little drawer space...just an FYI. You might want to get them a balcony.
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Old December 5th, 2001, 10:41 PM
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Returned in Nov. from the Golden and, from past experience, found the inside cabins to have just as much storage space as the balcony cabins. We normally choose an inside but, due to pricing re-structuring this year, got a balcony. Other than the fact, that the balcony made the room larger, there really isn't any major difference in the size of the room.

However, if you can get a good price, go with the balcony..they'll love it!
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Old December 6th, 2001, 08:29 AM
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Since you are booking your parents I think Golden would be a better choice. Princess service & food are slightly better. RCCL Explorer is a great ship ( was on it in april) & I like it better although I'm In my mid 40s. More fun & livly than princess. The entertainment in my opinion is more upbeat in RCCL. Either way they are both great ships
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Old December 8th, 2001, 12:39 AM
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We were on the Golden for Thanksgiving and had a great cruise. We're in our late 30s/mid 40s and did not enjoy a couple of the shows that much--but some of the folks we ate with who were older could not get enough. One couple was even planning on going back to see the repeat of the big production one.

We've also sailed RCCL a few times and I think I'd recommend Princess over it for older folks--but they'd probably enjoy either one.

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I just sailed on the Golden Princess. This was our 3rd cruise the other 2 were Carnival. The Golden has plenty to offer for entertainment. We could hardly catch every show. They have a large casino, we don't gamble but we did walk through during the day.

I can't say enough about her. We are booking another trip on her next Thanksgiving.
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