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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 19th, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Views: 6,745
Posted By 10X
We have done 15 cruises, 9 of which were on...

We have done 15 cruises, 9 of which were on Princess. In 2008 and 2009 we sailed the Diamond, first to Hawaii R/T LA and this year Auckland/Sydney.

We did not have, nor have we ever had,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 19th, 2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By 10X
The link below shows a picture of Coki Beach as...

The link below shows a picture of Coki Beach as seen from the water. It's a small but very nice beach that has everything you need for the day; from rental snorkel gear, scuba diving, beach chairs,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 23rd, 2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By 10X
In January we stayed at the San Juan Marriott for...

In January we stayed at the San Juan Marriott for $95 per night. I got this rate on a Priceline bid. It's a very nice hotel, one of the best we've ever stayed in while in San Juan. Right on the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 8th, 2007, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By 10X
The bulk of the passengers did do formal night...

The bulk of the passengers did do formal night very nicely, although there were a number of people who elected not to participate. They looked odd amongst the massive group that was dressed up. ...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines April 6th, 2007, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,465
Posted By 10X
We just got off the Crown in February after doing...

We just got off the Crown in February after doing two 7 day back-to-back cruises. All-in-all we had a great time and we loved the ship. But as with anything, nothing is perfect.

First the bad:...
Forum: South Pacific - Hawaii April 2nd, 2007, 05:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,705
Posted By 10X
We've done Hawaii 3 times, Tahiti once, and now...

We've done Hawaii 3 times, Tahiti once, and now we're off to Australia for a 31 day Sydney to San Francisco. We fly from Michigan and have learned to break up the flights. For Hawaii and Tahiti we...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 25th, 2007, 08:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,077
Posted By 10X
150 minutes is 2.5 hours of Internet time. We...

150 minutes is 2.5 hours of Internet time. We wouldn't use 1/3 of that so I don't have a problem with this plan at all. Princess still has the best loyalty program in the industry. One thing you...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 10th, 2007, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,881
Posted By 10X
We've been to Tortola twice and both times we...

We've been to Tortola twice and both times we took the ferry to Virgin Gorda and went to "The Baths". Nice beaches with lots of great scenery. Huge boulders, bigger than houses, are stacked in and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines November 15th, 2006, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By 10X
The Hampton is not very far from the airport. ...

The Hampton is not very far from the airport. They are in the same block as the Intercontinental Hotel and the Wyndam San Juan Hotel and Casino. The Marriott is more mid-way between the pier and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines November 15th, 2006, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By 10X
We also will be on this cruise, as the first...

We also will be on this cruise, as the first cruise of our back-to-backs on the Crown.

We are staying at the Marriott San Juan Resort. I booked 4 rooms on Priceline about 6 months ago at $95...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 26th, 2006, 08:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,211
Posted By 10X
Be sure you are comparing apples to apples. ...

Be sure you are comparing apples to apples. Sometimes the Internet agencies advertise a lower price but then tack on the government fees and taxes that your travel agent has probably already added...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal September 18th, 2006, 09:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 888
Posted By 10X
Bonaire is all about water. If you do not dive...

Bonaire is all about water. If you do not dive then you should look at a snorkeling excursion.

While I was diving in February, my wife and 2 friends went to Airport Beach for some snorkeling. ...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 25th, 2006, 08:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By 10X
Right, you had to climb up a ladder. I entered...

Right, you had to climb up a ladder. I entered the water by jumping over the side, not climbing down.

Princess excursions shows that this is also offered with a catamaran, but we've never seen...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 25th, 2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,229
Posted By 10X
St. Maarten is not known for its snorkeling or...

St. Maarten is not known for its snorkeling or diving, but the best snorkeling seems to be at Pinel Island.

The Shipwreck Cove snorkeling excursion is a ripoff. They take you to a bay where two...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 24th, 2006, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By 10X
We've done this a couple of times and the boat...

We've done this a couple of times and the boat was always a standard sailboat, not a catamaran.
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal August 21st, 2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,132
Posted By 10X
Snorkeling at Champagne Reef is great. Do it by...

Snorkeling at Champagne Reef is great. Do it by boat though because the shore entry is pretty rugged.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 21st, 2006, 11:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,668
Posted By 10X
I'm not sure if we're being nickle and dimed or...

I'm not sure if we're being nickle and dimed or not.

Years ago, cruising was more expensive than it is now. Also, back then, you didn't have the specialty restaurants, ice cream stands, or...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal June 8th, 2006, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By 10X
Buck Island is a bird sanctuary and you cannot...

Buck Island is a bird sanctuary and you cannot get on the island. If you could you would find that it is all rock. However, the snorkeling there is quite good but you enter and exit the water from...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal June 5th, 2006, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,377
Posted By 10X
Dominica: Snorkeling at Champagne Reef. ...

Dominica: Snorkeling at Champagne Reef.

Antigua: Can't help you here, I haven't been there in years.

Barbados: Silver Moon Catamaran. You can see pictures of snorkeling with turtles and over...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal January 11th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,115
Posted By 10X
We were there a few years ago but I don't recall...

We were there a few years ago but I don't recall if we did a ship's excursion or on our own. I think it was through the ship though.

You take a short ride to a dock where a small boat picks you...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 30th, 2005, 07:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 938
Posted By 10X
Speedy's Ferry Service is only about a 10 minute...

Speedy's Ferry Service is only about a 10 minute walk from the cruise pier. It's $25pp to get to Virgin Gorda and $8pp for a taxi to the Baths. For an additional $2pp ($35pp total) you can also get...
Forum: Caribbean & Panama Canal December 13th, 2005, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 987
Posted By 10X
We bring ALL of our own equipment; mask, snorkel,...

We bring ALL of our own equipment; mask, snorkel, fins, and vest. My wife only snorkels but I snorkel and scuba dive. We bought only quality equipment at our local dive shop.

Most people here say...
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