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Old January 18th, 2002, 08:51 AM
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I am interested in hearing people's tips for truly enjoying the Golden Princess. Please let me know the things you most or least enjoyed about your Golden experience.

What, when, where to eat.
Tips for avoiding crowds at pools, bars, and restaurants.
Favorite spots on this large ship.
Favorite entertainment on board.
Advice for enjoying the island stops.
Was room service any good?
Were the pay dining rooms worth it for dinner or brunch?

Any little things that you did on your cruise that made you cruise that much better.

We are sailing 2/23.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
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Old January 18th, 2002, 11:06 PM
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Go to the cruisemates web site (www.cruisemates.com) and then click on "cruise reviews", then on "princess" and check out the Golden reviews. The last time I looked there were several, the most recent being the ones by Kuki and myself on the New Years cruise beginning Dec. 29th. The two kind of supplement each other.
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Old January 19th, 2002, 05:15 PM
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Hi Jim,
In addition to reading all the Golden reviews, there are quite a few pictures in the "Photo Gallery", enjoy your cruise, we sure did :-)


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Old January 25th, 2002, 05:07 PM
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We returned from Golden last week (& are having serious withdrawal!) One of the things we enjoyed doing was going up to Skywalkers between 3 - 4 p.m. and enjoying the view. There was usually no one there. The bar is not open, so if you would like a drink, you can buy one right downstairs at the outdoor bar before going up. We even thought of taking appetizers from Horizons up there for our own little happy hour, but we never did get around to it. It was a most peaceful, enjoyable time of day.
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Old January 29th, 2002, 06:45 PM
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Hi Jim,
Just returned from Golden . . . Beautiful ship!Have you
booked yet? I reccomend highly getting a balcony. Worth every
The back of the ship was our favourite place to hang out. It was rarely busy. We lounged by the hot tubs and there was a pool
a few stairs away to cool off.
If you're going in the next few weeks and you're using personal
choice dining, be sure to reserve a table at Bernini's with Adrian
from Mexico. He's a great waiter! The waiters won't speak to you
much unless you let them know you're interested in them personally.
Also we went to Sabbatini's for both a dinner and a brunch.We
enjoyed both very much.As far as being worth it or not; I think it
depends on whether you can afford it or not. If you can; you will
if you can't; you might not.
Room service was great. Just remember you can order anything you want for breakfast. . . Just be sure to be detailed. i.e. pancakes
The shows were all very good. I enjoyed especially Billy Vader
(comedian) and the magic show. All the musicians were excellent.
As far as the islands were concerned, we got our own taxi. Try and find a friendly driver. If yiu do .he/she will give you a private tour way
cheaper then the ship will.
If you're short on cash, remember to get a packed lunch from the ship because eating on the beach is very expensive.
Hope this helps. I know you'll have a great time!
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