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caribbeanprincessismyship June 18th, 2007 04:24 PM

1st time on Princess-Caribbean Princess (MUST dos?)
 
I'm going December 16 out of Ft. Lauderdale. Seven nights visiting St. Maarten, St. Thomas and the private island.

I've been on 8 Carnival cruises and thought it was time to change it up. What are some of the MUST dos on Princess.

Thanks in advance for all the advice! Any and all welcome!

[img]/countdown.php?month=12&year=2007&day=16&hour=16:00[/img]Caribbean Princess

tennisbum June 18th, 2007 06:42 PM

You definitely will see some new aspects and would suggest movie under the stars,Sabbatini alternative restaurant make reservation as soon as you get on the ship,First nite seafood extravaganza in the horizon buffet,champagne pyramid the second formal nite in the atrium at 11:30 pm If you like an excellent steak consider the other alternative restaurant.You may want to try any time dining which is different than Carnival.Think you will also like the number of pools available and especially the one in the aft section.

danacline June 19th, 2007 12:28 PM

I like the Princess art auctions - they run their own while other lines all use Park West Galleries.

There's free ice cream every afternoon in the buffet area at 3:30. Princess uses fresh water for their pools, not salt water.

caribbeanprincessismyship June 19th, 2007 01:38 PM

thanks!
 
Great to know, didn't realize they use fresh water - what a great plus!

BrwnEyedGirl June 19th, 2007 04:31 PM

I too like the fact that Princess is pool friendly and uses fresh water. Plus they don't close the pools at night, where Carnival drains them around 6-7pm. Princess also offers hamburgers and hot dogs for room service. (At least the last one I was on.) One thing I really missed on Princess that Carnival offers though is the free soft serve ice cream machines and I thought Carnival had better pizza.

rollerdonna June 26th, 2007 05:49 PM

You picked a great ship! We loved the Caribbean Princess so much we are going again! I loved the movies under the stars, and also the movies while swimming in the pool, or just lounging in the shallow water area around the edge. But the best part of our CP cruise was definately entertainer/pianist Bert Stratton. Don't miss his nightly shows in the area outside the Explorer's Lounge!

donna

tennisbum June 26th, 2007 10:11 PM

Is Bert back on ?

tennisbum June 26th, 2007 10:37 PM

Will answer my own question and that is Bert Stratton will be back on CB June10-Sept9.He has his own web site and fan club.In my opinion he is one of the best entertainers on any cruise ship and many have returned to CB just to hear him He plays every nite to a standing room only crowd even when they move him into one of the lounges.

subtropic June 27th, 2007 07:48 PM

Movies under the stars is a unique feature for Princess. They also show videotaped music concerts at night (Jimmy Buffet, Paul Simon, etc).

caribbeanprincessismyship June 28th, 2007 12:30 PM

Thank you for all your replies . . . . keep them coming
 
I'm going to have a wonderful time, thanks for all the feedback, keep it coming . . . .

-Maria

violetkaren June 29th, 2007 06:52 PM

Bert Stratton is a definate
 
For sure go see Bert and bring along your smiles and singing voice.
He is a primo entertainer.
Go early and get a spot in the lounge and join in.
He rocks!!!
Karen

rollerdonna July 7th, 2007 09:24 PM

Enjoy Bert while he's still there. He is building a home in Nashville and will move there in 2009. I'm hoping he will still be onboard when I go back in May 08.!

donna

blue_eyed_cheerleader July 11th, 2007 08:05 PM

You must go to the themed party nights!

They are amazingly awesome!

Plus they have Princess popstar

kind of like American Idol!

Its awesome and you ge to vote.
Plus you get games and dance time in one night!

it is a MUST!

S.S.Oceanlover July 15th, 2007 03:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BrwnEyedGirl
I too like the fact that Princess is pool friendly and uses fresh water. Plus they don't close the pools at night, where Carnival drains them around 6-7pm. Princess also offers hamburgers and hot dogs for room service. (At least the last one I was on.) One thing I really missed on Princess that Carnival offers though is the free soft serve ice cream machines and I thought Carnival had better pizza.

On the CB the pools are open later than Carnival. They close at midnight except for the pool where MUTS is. That pool closes at 5:30pm.

Bill

mehawk July 15th, 2007 04:05 AM

Have a great time.

logan77057 July 15th, 2007 04:56 PM

This ship is one of my favorites!! Go to Movies under the stars as well as the champagnbe art auctions, try some of the dance classes, the instructors are really good, as well as they have a Piano Man night entertainment twice I beleive he is really good. Also, sometimes depending on the crowd check out Princess Pop Star a lot like American Idol over in Club Fusion... Princess is great you will love it! L LOL


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