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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:37 PM
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My first post! I finally signed up after reading the posts and boards for quite awhile.....such great info!

BATHROOM QUESTION:

My first cruise....ever.... will be in September on the Caribbean Princess..
Are there plenty of bathrooms in the public areas and the dining rooms?
Due to a health issue, this is a concern of mine.

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Old July 28th, 2007, 12:44 PM
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I am not sure what your definitopn of "plenty" is, but yes they are scattered about the ship. Most are located near the public room. Bathrooms are right outside the dining room.
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You should not have a problem finding a restroom scattered about the ship.The girls are on one side and the guys on the other.So I always figure out where the are located from day one.I also have a health problem and do not have trouble getting to one.Go and have a great time and don't worry.
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[BATHROOM QUESTION:[/b]
My first cruise....ever.... will be in September on the Caribbean Princess..
Are there plenty of bathrooms in the public areas and the dining rooms?
Due to a health issue, this is a concern of mine.

Thanks![/quote]

You can go to Princess.com to check the location of restrooms. Click on "Ships"; then choose Caribbean Princess; choose "deck plans"; and choose the public area decks - Promenade deck, Fiesta deck, etc.

Hope this helps....and welcome to Cruisemates!
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Old July 28th, 2007, 04:34 PM
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WOW! thanks for all the quick responses.... People who love to cruise are so nice and helpful

THANKS EVERYONE! I can't wait to post my first cruise experience once I get back!
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There's usually a pair of public heads between each pair of public rooms, where they can serve both. Depending upon the configuration of surrounding spaces, they may be side by side on one side of the ship or the other or they may be on opposite sides of the ship.
Now that I have time to look at the deck plans, let me amplify on this. Here are the locations of the public heads (labelled as "Ladies" and "Gents" on Princess's deck plans). Those in Italics deviate from the normal placements that I described in the earlier reply.

* Plaza Deck

1. Between "Grand Plaza" (atrium) and Sand Dining Room, port side

* Fiesta Deck

1. Between Princess Theater and Casino, Gents to Port & Ladies to Starboard

2. Between "Fiesta Arcade" (atrium) and Coral Dining Room, Port Side

3. Center of Palm Dining Room

* Promenade Deck

1. Between Princess Theater and Sterling Steakhouse, Internet Cafe, and Limelight Studio, Ladies to Port & Gents to Starboard

2. Between "Promenade Galeria" (atrium) and Explorer's Night Club, Port Side

3. Outside Entrances to Wheelhouse Bar and Sabatini's Trattoria, Starboard Side, Gents Forward and Ladies Aft

4. Forward of Club Fusion Lounge, Port Side

* Lido Deck

1. Between Neptune's Reef & Pool and Calypso Reef & Pool, Port Side

2. Inside Horizon Court, Outboard of Aft Lifts, Gents to Port and Ladies to Starboard

* Sun Deck

1. Inside Spa and Fitness Center, Not Clearly Shown

2. Between Open Deck and Children's, Youth, & Teen Centers, Starboard Side

* Sports Deck

1. Outboard of Aft Ladder and Lifts, Starboard Side

* Star and Sky Decks

1. In Aft Ladder/Lift Landing, Opposite Moving Walkway to Skywalkers Nightclub

Note that there are no heads in the forward area of the sports deck.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 05:48 PM
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Was that really necessary?
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Look for the "exit" signs on the public decks. That's where you'll find the washrooms. As someone else said, most of the time they are men's one side, ladies the other, but sometimes (like outside of the dining room) you'll see one entrance for both and then it branches out to separate. Also for those, there's also a family washroom in case that's the first thing you see and you're in great need.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 08:17 PM
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Actually, there's no such thing as a "bathroom" oboard a ship. They simply don't exist.

But all cruise ships do have public "heads" for both men and women where you are most likely to need them. There's usually a pair of public heads between each pair of public rooms, where they can serve both. Depending upon the configuration of surrounding spaces, they may be side by side on one side of the ship or the other or they may be on opposite sides of the ship.

Public heads generally do not exist on cabin decks or on portions of decks occupied only by passenger cabins. If you need to use the head when you are in a "ladder" (there are no "stairways" aboard ship, either...) or a "lift" between decks, you probably will have to go up or down to a deck with adjacent public spaces unless it's more convenient to go to your own cabin.

Norm.
Thanks for the trivia information. It may be helpful to a Plebe but of little worth to a cruise passenger attempting to find a restroom.

I can envision a cruise passenger, who is desperately in need of a restroom, asking another passenger or even their waiter, if they have to take the ladder down to the port head. By the time they received an answer they'd be screaming "Make a Hole".

Restrooms are located outside of the theaters and dining rooms. You may have to go one deck up or down and the men's and ladies are located on opposite sides of the ship. Other restrooms are located at other various locations. I would advise reviewing a deck plan, ahead of time, to familiarize yourself on their location.

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Old July 30th, 2007, 11:05 PM
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What an important question, and I'm glad you were not too shy to ask!
First of all, I want to say you picked a great ship for your first cruise. We liked the Caribbean Princess so much, we booked her again!
Secondly, I too have "bathroom issues" and always check the deck plans and find the nearest washrooms. You'll be glad to know there are washrooms just inside the doors by the pool areas too, very important!
And don't worry if you can't find any....more than once, I've had to hightail it back to my cabin to use the washroom!

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I have begun to think of the "the Rev" as our adorable "Cliff Claven" of Cheers fame. He is the guy full of irrelevent trivial information that he tosses into the the conversation whenever it strikes him regardless of the topic of conversation or whether it fits the psychographic profile of the questioner.

Mike - you hit the nail on the noggin, if Rev were a Maitre D' and he said this in response to a serious question they would probably stomp on his toes in an attempt to run away from him as quickly as possible.

In any case Important Princess Restroom Information Below:

I just returned from the Emerald Princess, and regrading health issues, I have never seen a better prepared ship.

First of all, all of the restrooms are set up so you don't have to touvh anything. The toilets flush automatically, the water faucets and SOAP DISPENSERS both activate by sensors so you have to touch nothing, and they have leave all the doors propped open (of course, you cannot see inside) so you do not have to touch the door handle on the way out.

I was very impressed by their common sense approach to a serious problem on ships, the spreading of germs.

I will also mention this - for my last three trips I have been using the "wash your hands thoroughly with soap at least 20 seconds" rule, and I can report I have not had even a stomach rumble on my last three trips. As one of those people who formerly would get sick on about every other vacation (and not necessarily fron Norovirus, but more just from picking up icky stuff that caused fever or aches & pains), I think I have finally found the answer to avoiding travel sickness.

I now make the 20-second hand-washing procedure a rule at every stop, so I especially appreciated Princess' approach to non-touch restrooms on their ships. I have a feeling their CDC scores will improve, as long as we spread the message to make people aware of how to properly wash up.
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I have begun to think of the "the Rev" as our adorable "Cliff Claven" of Cheers fame. He is the guy full of irrelevent trivial information that he tosses into the the conversation whenever it strikes him regardless of the topic of conversation or whether it fits the psychographic profile of the questioner.

Mike - you hit the nail on the noggin, if Rev were a Maitre D' and he said this in response to a serious question they would probably stomp on his toes in an attempt to run away from him as quickly as possible.
Unfortunately, while the veterans of the board are used to Norm's postings, some of his reponses can confuse the novice badly. With his response the poor woman who initiated this thread may have been convinced she was going to have to use a bucket or somthing worse .
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Go travel agent and tell them you are interested in information on Princess cruises and would like to take a Princess book home with you. Tell them you'd like to check out all of the ships before you decide anything. That way you will be given a book with all the ships in it and the diagrams of each ship. (You don't have to scan through 10 pages of deck layouts on the internet) It will really help you get an idea where everything is - including the restrooms, HEADS, washrooms ........
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Thanks for the trivia information. It may be helpful to a Plebe but of little worth to a cruise passenger attempting to find a restroom.

I can envision a cruise passenger, who is desperately in need of a restroom, asking another passenger or even their waiter, if they have to take the ladder down to the port head. By the time they received an answer they'd be screaming "Make a Hole".
Sorry if there was some miscommunication. But on a ship, it's not proper to call it a "rest room." The correct term is "head," regardless of how simple or elegant it may be.

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Norm,

As I stated in the note, after my signature, "It's cruise ship not a Navy Destroyer" such as the USS Donald Cook. People are guests of the cruise line and not recruits or sailors and while it's nice to learn nautical terminology it is far from a requirement for a cruiser and cruisers should never think they need to learn it before their cruise.

BTW: I have never seen the word "Head" on the door of any cruise ship restroom, a sign that says "ladder" on any stairway and no one, outside the crew decks has.

Also, offering this information without an answer to the original question is basically poor manners.

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Just one thing you should be aware of regarding the restrooms, or heads, or banos, or whatever you want to call them on the CP.

If you are at the wave pool on deck 16 forward, the nearest accessible bathrooms are a ways away.

Either you go up to deck 17, then down to deck 16 and use the ones in the spa, or you go to deck 15 midships where there are restrooms.

There are doors that lead from the wave pool deck area to the spa, but for some unknown reason they are locked. Apparently, according to a crewman I asked, he "thought" it was because people entering or leaving via these doors would disturb the spa users. At any rate, be sure you know where you want to go when nature calls before you settle in in the wave pool area.
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I always sit on the end of the pool that has the restrooms...Makes life so much easier:)
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Thanks everyone for all the wonderful answers and the well wishes for my first cruise.

I'm sure I'll fall in love with cruising like everyone else and will be able to add to my list as time goes on.

Then I'll come back and post a positive review, as I could have fun and a good laugh watching grass grow. Life is too short not to have fun!

Happy Cruising to everyone and I'll keep reading and learning more before I go.
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I went on this ship for a cruise last March Break 2007...Yeah, my whole family found that there were barely any washrooms..and when we did find a washroom, there were only like an avg of 3-4 stalls...it wasn't the greatest, we found.
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Why would a Masschusetts girl name herself after a Rhode Island Red Rooster?
Just Curious in Newport.
On that other topic......no worries mate when it comes to finding a place to tinkle.
16 cruises and counting. Next stop- Penthouse Suite on the Emerald Princess in November. PSYCHED!!!
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Dearest Curious in RI

My name is because I collect WB Foghorn Leghorn memorabilia.
He was/is my fav WB cartoon character.

(I'm not from Mass)

Thanks for the reply :::hugs:::
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