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Old April 22nd, 2011, 11:01 AM
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Default The Edsel of cruise ships:)

I so didn't like this handle bar...buh bye!!

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I sailed the Grand Princess many years ago and I really liked the interior of the ship and I believe it was the largest ship I had sailed at that time.

The outside wasn't the greatest but still had a better look than some of the ships that are now being launched. i.e. Norwegian Epic. (On the outside, that is one ugly ship IMO)

I'm sure the Grand will look much better once the "Shopping Cart Handle" (Skywalker's) has been removed.

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Old April 22nd, 2011, 12:51 PM
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I remember pulling into the port,and caught a breathtaking shot of the Grand, back in 98...I loved the watery blue color the balconies had..it seemed in harmony with the color of the Caribbean water.

The handle on the other hand, is incongruous to the design. We tried to have a get together there on the Golden,and couldn't hear ourselves think!!!
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It will be very interesting to see her all finished. Now, are they going to do this to all the "Grand" class ships?
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I sailed on the Grand in 2003 and it was my first time on Princess. Skywalkers was a great place to sit during the day. Quiet and a wonderful view. I'm booked on her again for next March and it will interesting to see the changes!
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Well, I guess I'll never get to see Skywalker's . We've sailed the Grand twice and weren't ever able to stay up late enough to go !
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