This was our third cruise together, my seventh cruise total, and
my second on Princess. Together, we sailed RCCL's Nordic Empress
San Juan-Eastern Caribbean in March of 2000, and Celebrity Century
Ft. Lauderdale-Western Caribbean in February 2001. Immediately
below and throughout this review I've made comparisons to the
Century, but please remember this is just my opinion. Most are
personal preferences, you may not agree with me, and that's
For those who don't want to read ten pages (understandable), the
following two pages describe highlights of our observations about
the Grand in general, and in comparison to the Century, as well as
a summary of our activities on the cruise. If you still want more
detail after that, read on.
We really enjoyed this cruise and the Grand, and would happily
sail her again. This is a very relaxing itinerary. Even so, it
probably wouldn't be our first choice, when there are so many other
ships to take. We had never cruised during Fall season, and it was
great being the only ship in port in both St. Thomas and St.
Martin. When we sailed in February, there were at least five
ships in each. The lack of congestion made for a nicer experience.
And we really liked having three sea days. Aside from some morning
rain in St. Thomas, we had calm seas and good weather throughout.
1. The Grand is a beautiful ship, but overall, we liked the
Century better. Not sure why, her decor is nice, but somehow it
isn't *as* nice. Level of elegance, perhaps. So, in our limited
experience, this ship runs a close second to the Century. We did
love the tile work that was all over the ship, especially in the
2. Most of the crew and staff were friendly and accommodating,
always with a pleasant greeting. There were a few who were nasty,
especially in the casino teller cage. We had good experiences with
the purser's staff, contrary to some reports. All were helpful, and
we never waited more than a minute for assistance. I think both
Princess and Celebrity do well in this area.
3. IMHO, there is no contest on dining service and food
presentation and quality. Century wins, hands down.
4. Cabins need more towel racks and wall hooks. We had to dry
things on the balcony for lack of hanging space. Otherwise, it was
quite comfortable. Century cabin storage is deservedly legendary,
and they have the edge here.
5. The Grand excels at cozy sitting areas and having plenty of
deck chairs. We never had to fight for a seat, though the show
lounges tended to be crowded, as is the usual.
6. Despite her size, the Grand is surprisingly easy to navigate.
But like the Century, deck 6 aft must be accessed by
stairs/elevators. One cannot walk aft on deck 6 from mid-ship. Must
be inherent to ship design or something, because we've seen this on
7. The Grand had more entertainment options than Century. There
were several music groups performing concurrently around the ship,
and more nightly shows offered with greater variety. We liked the
Century's talent and selections, but the Grand excels here.
8. The Grand easily beats out the Century on pools, pool and kid
policies, and pool loungers. First, the pools and hot tubs are open
24/7; we took a tub once around midnight, which was great. Second,
there are designated and enforced ‘adult only' areas. There
were only a handful of kids on this cruise, so that might not be
true mid-summer, but we saw no out of control children. Third,
there are signs in each pool area, the lounges, and in the daily
Patter prohibiting saving of seats and folks complied. There were
more chairs on outside decks than could be filled. Many areas are
in shade much of the time and it was difficult to find seats near a
pool that also provided sun. The flip side of having so many chairs
is they were so close to one another that you had to ‘back
in' to sit down--no moving over to make room in between. This was
annoying to a lot of people, but no more so than not finding a seat
at all. The beautiful Terrace (aft) and Plantation Spa pools
(forward) get little sun, and the water was ice cold. The Neptune
pool (mid) was lovely, and as the main pool, was usually more
9. Like Celebrity, Princess keeps announcements to a minimum,
which is appreciated. The cruise director still had a knack for
making his afternoon broadcast when we were napping. Murphy's
10. We didn't use the spa on the Grand, but we can tell you that
to us, any cruise spa that doesn't offer "Rasul Mud Treatment for
Couples" ranks below the Century. Anyone who read my Century review
from February will understand what I mean.
Things we did:
Had room service deliver coffee and rolls in the a.m. Service
was prompt and friendly.
Sat on the balcony.
Spent time by most of the pools, including the Terrace,
Plantation and the Neptune. We didn't use the solarium pool, but
the room is beautiful. The roof was never retracted during our
cruise. There were about 8 hot tubs--two close to each pool I
think. We tried several out. The spa hot tubs weren't very hot, but
others we used were perfect.
Ate in the dining room every night but one, when we had pizza on
the balcony and watched sunset.
Played bingo twice. Lost.
Played in the casino nightly. Lost.
Went to shows nightly.
Attended Captain's Circle cocktail party. Woo-hoo! Hey, it was a
Got invited (with about 50 others, at the considerable effort of
a tablemate) to a tour of the bridge. We heard bridge tours were
banned that same day; we toured at 4:30, so figure we got about the
last any cruise ship will have. We'll see if that holds.
Things we didn't do/get to, good intentions and a week of no
Skywalkers Disco at night (though we saw it during the day).
Attend High Tea, held 3:30-4:30 each day, in the Da Vinci dining
Go to art auctions, or any other group activity.
Miniature or virtual golf.
Fitness activities of any kind.
Walk the promenade deck all the way forward (really, we were
Summary completed, on with the more detailed report.
Despite the World Trade Center tragedy on 9/11 and tropical
storm Gabrielle--which hit land 90 miles south of us on September
14th--we made our September 15th Southwest flight from Tampa to Ft.
Lauderdale, which was uneventful. The mood in the nearly deserted
airport was efficient and solemn, and no one seemed to mind the
increased security or delays. This was true even on the return a
week later, when the airports were considerably busier. Interesting
how these little delays and annoyances were put in perspective for
We arrived in Ft. Lauderdale late morning, and called the
Amerisuites 17th Street courtesy shuttle, which arrived within 15
minutes. The hotel is tucked behind a storage facility, sort of on
the edge of nowhere, but it's still just a 5 minute walk from 17th
Street and Miami, both of which have many restaurants and other
shopping. Our requested king smoking wasn't ready, so we dropped
our bags and left, returning a few hours later.
Being the first Saturday after 9/11, cruise ships arriving in
port that morning were significantly delayed by increased security,
and didn't start unloading passengers until 11 or so. Those waiting
to board were therefore delayed at the hotel, so everything was
running a little behind.
We were given room 625 at the end of the hall on the top floor,
a TCB suite. The room has two areas separated by a half-wall. The
front area has an L-shaped desk (I hear this is particular to the
TCB suite; regular rooms have a sofa instead), good task lighting
and internet hookup, easy chair with ottoman, dining table with
chairs, and kitchenette with small fridge, microwave, coffee maker
and fixings, dishes, etc. All the basics. The back had the bed, two
end tables and a good-sized window with little view (there are no
views, according to the desk clerk). The requisite hutch with TV
was on the wall opposite the half-wall, so the TV was visible from
either the desk or the bed.
The bathroom sink/counter sits exposed, almost directly across
from the bed. It was impossible to use the sink light without
blasting a sleeping partner. Toilet and shower/tub room was
adjacent, shampoo and soap provided. Towels were adequate and the
shower was good.
I thought the layout was a little weird, and the decor dark, but
it was roomy and clean, and would be quite sufficient for a longer
stay. I'm just not crazy about that sink outside the bathroom
There is a pool that we didn't use; saw no other fitness
facilities. The lobby is spacious with sofas and chairs/tables, and
coffee and tea are available there 24/7. The complimentary
continental breakfast was nice and more extensive than most. Staff
were friendly, accommodating and helpful with information,
directions, etc. The shuttle also took us to the ship the next
day--both transports at no charge. Overall a fine experience, and a
great deal for the Priceline rate of about $40 including
fees/taxes. By the way, if staying here pre- or post-cruise, you
can leave your car in their lot, saving the $10/day the port garage
While in Ft. Lauderdale, we went on the sightseeing cruise
"Carrie B" which was a very enjoyable two hour cruise on the
waterways, with continuous narration and lots of info about house
costs, etc. The boat also cruised into Port Everglades where we saw
the Century and the Maasdam docked. The tour normally costs
$11.95/pp, but we had a half-price newspaper coupon provided by a
local friend (thanks Cindy!), so it was only $6 each. Cab to and
from the Carrie B from the hotel was about $6 each way, with
Because of increased security and delays in last week‘s
passengers leaving the ships, the shuttle didn't take us to Port
Everglades until 12:15. We waited in line perhaps 10 minutes before
getting in the door. Security was definitely higher than I‘ve
seen before, with the usual conveyor belt security x-rays plus
"wand" checks of both bags and people. I think our ID's were
checked at least three times before we made it out. Before going
upstairs to the ship, we stopped at the duty free shop for smokes,
which we realized meant we had to go back outside and through
security again…. It really wasn't a hardship; even with two
times through several security checkpoints, we were standing on our
balcony by 1:00. Painless.
by the way, at the desk where they check your tickets and issue
your ID, there were signs saying, "This cruise is full, there are
no available cabin upgrades" or some such. These signs were also on
the purser's desk. It was rumored there were 700 cancellations, and
from watching balcony activity, ½ empty dining rooms, and
talking to others, it seems there were indeed many empty
If I may opine: My guess is they just don't want to be bugged
for upgrades, and IMHO, that's reasonable. People seem to think
they deserve an upgrade if there is space (and sometimes even if
there is not). As a fellow traveler and admitted cheapskate, I
agree that it shouldn't be a big deal to get an upgrade if there is
availability, but the fact is, the most the cruise line is required
to do is provide the level cabin paid for. Anything else is icing.
In seven cruises, this is the first time I got an upgrade, and I
was darned happy to get it. I never book anything less than what
I'd be satisfied with. Sometimes we set ourselves up for
disappointment by expecting more than is reasonable. Book what we
can live with, and be thrilled if we get more. No expectations, no
disappointments. Okay, I'm off my soapbox now.
The Grand is beautiful, and it is true that the design makes her
feels much more intimate than her size would indicate. There are
lots of small comfy sitting areas around the ship so it was easy to
find a quiet spot to talk or read. Up top, there were plenty of
seats, we never had to search for a pool lounger. Other than the
photo area on the last night, it never felt crowded anywhere. The
ship is clean and well-kept and we saw crew varnishing outside
railings and painting several times. She is going into dry dock
soon for refurbishment; though I saw little that needed
refurbishing, the sofas in the Skywalker disco were quite worn, and
it's possible there were other things I just didn't notice.
Overall, we preferred the artwork and more subdued decor of the
Century, but there was absolutely nothing wrong with the Grand; it
was very nice.
We booked BC guarantee and were upgraded to BA C644, Caribe
(deck 10), port, aft. This was a great location; couldn't have
picked it better ourselves. We were only steps from the aft stairs
and elevators, three flights below the Horizon Court and Terrace
Pool (14 aft), four up from our Botticelli dining room (6 aft) and
the casino (6 mid/forward). There is no 13th level.
We met our steward Cesar around 1:30 when he dropped off John's
rented tuxedo (a service booked on-line that worked well). Cesar
was pleasant, efficient, and unobtrusive. Something never seen
before: there was a sign on the desk with his hours, a pager number
for him, and who to call if you needed something when he was not on
duty. A nice touch, but we never had to page him or anyone else. We
always had the ice, and extra pool and bath towels we requested the
first day. The second day we requested robes, which were promptly
provided; these were great for balcony sitting. Storage was
sufficient, but a more hooks for towels and such would be helpful.
Otherwise, we had no complaints; the cabin was comfortable, clean
and well maintained, and the shower was strong and hot. The
cooler/fridge worked well and we stocked it with soda we'd brought
aboard. By the way, our steward emphasized that this is just a
cooler, and told us it works better if items are already cold, but
we found it chilled our soda cans just fine. The fridge is a great
amenity, wish more ships provided one. We also liked the (bolted
down) bedside lamps with dimmers that gave very nice lighting at
night, and the handy switch by the bed for the doorway light.
Folks ask whether port or starboard side is better. Perhaps
those on the starboard side might disagree, but we thought our
portside location was perfect for this itinerary. In Ft.
Lauderdale, we faced the condos in the channel from the port to the
Atlantic, where residents come out on their condo balconies to see
the ships off--flashing lights, tooting horns, waving--very festive
and great fun. In St. Thomas, we had the approach and dockside to
Charlotte Amalie's beautiful harbor. In St. Martin, we had the
island-side approach, but docked starboard, so once in port we saw
only a rather industrial area. At Princess Cays, we had the island
view on approach, at anchor, and after sailing. I'm sure the
starboard side was lovely, but I wouldn't have traded this cabin
As you can tell, we loved the balcony, and used it constantly.
We had coffee there each morning, saw the sun go up on southbound
days and down on northbound days, and we ended every night by
watching the stars before retiring… with the door open so we
could hear the water and the wind as we slept like babies. So, do
ya think we're spoiled for life?
One comment on balconies. Many people didn't turn off their
balcony lights at night, which can be bothersome to those who like
to sit out late at night and watch the stars. I'm not sure folks
even knew they *could* turn the light off. Not a big deal, just
When we booked in mid-August, we were waitlisted for traditional
first seating, #153. The week before sailing, we'd moved up to #82.
As soon as we got on the ship, we went to the maitre d's table
which was staffed by someone not the maitre d', located by
Sabatini's (7 midship) and again asked for first seating. We were
put on a list, told it shouldn't be a problem, and that
notification of the change would arrive by 6:00. About 5:45, we got
our reassignment to first seating at a table of 8 in the Botticelli
The Grand has three separate dining rooms, and with traditional
dining, we were assigned to the same room for the entire cruise. We
never set foot in the other two. The Botticelli was a perfectly
fine room, but we preferred the Century's beautiful multi-level,
windowed dining room. This is a fine point, but the Grand had so
many intimate spaces that after several days, it almost felt
claustrophobic. I started to think that at least one wide-open
space on the ship would be nice.
Our dining partners included one couple with their two grown
sons, and another couple, all of us from Florida. We hit it off
well, but the table was badly located. I don't have the table
number, but it was the first table immediately inside the dining
room doors, and had constant traffic back and forth. There were
many empty tables in the room (more evidence of cancellations), so
we asked to be moved to a less exposed table. The next night, we
got notice of a new table. This one was waaaaay back in a corner,
but we were by two windows--a fine trade-off.
Our waiters the first night were Solin and assistant Daniel, who
gave us friendly but very quick service. Great for the first night,
but not sure I would have wanted that pace throughout. Conversely,
and under the category of ‘be careful what you wish for,' our
servers at the second table, Henry from the Philippines and
Supachai from Thailand, whether by design or neglect, allowed us a
very leisurely 1-½ hour (plus) dinner most nights. It was
slooow. I think it was bad timing, as a few dishes were downright
cold when served. However promptly they're replaced with hot, and
these were, that just shouldn't happen. The service did improve
over the week, so maybe it was just timing. That aside, both were
friendly and accommodating, and we ended up enjoying them very
much. We thought assistant Supachai a rising star--very helpful,
smiling all the time, and he had some good jokes. He was flying
home to Thailand on Sunday for the first time in 10 months, 26
hours, he said. Hope he goes back to Princess; he's an asset.
As for food, we don't sail for the food and we are not gourmets.
In fact, we usually lose our appetites when traveling. When we do
eat, we tend to the less creative, so perhaps we missed the best of
what they had. We appreciate that it can be difficult to infuse
"grilled chicken breast" with excitement.
That disclaimer in place, we thought the food was okay; not bad,
not outstanding, but with some definite high points. It is very
good for what it is and the number of people being fed in a short
time. The main courses were fine, but unremarkable (see
disclaimer). Desserts were average, and we rarely finished what
we'd ordered, so you know they weren't spectacular. I had the Love
Boat Dream the first night, which is beautifully presented and
should be to my liking--death by chocolate--but it was too
gooey/dense/fudgy, and I didn't finish it. My partner had
cheesecake which was also just okay. After that, we stuck with ice
cream and sorbet, which were very good. And the chocolate cake (see
below). And the little plates of cookies they put on the table.
Gee, no wonder I didn't finish anything. ;-)
John raved about a chicken and mushroom puff pastry appetizer
served one of the final nights. Our tablemates seemed to like the
fish they had almost every night. One who leaned to the more
adventurous liked the food more than any other cruise they'd taken.
We all thought the lobster served the second formal night was
excellent--melt in your mouth perfect. The shrimp cocktail was also
very good, much better than the Century's, which had popcorn shrimp
buried in sauce (a travesty, but one of very few failings). It was
on the menu the first night but not the second, so we asked if we
could have it again, and every night after we had shrimp cocktail
without asking. Our tablemates requested a sugar free desert one
night, and we were baked a different and delicious sugar free
chocolate cake for each of the last three nights. Another tablemate
wanted strawberry ice cream (unknown why that isn't standard), and
got it by the bowlful. Once we requested anything, we were
accommodated every night. In that way, the service was excellent.
It's a fine line, but overall, we liked the Century's service,
ambience, and food quality and presentation better… except
for the shrimp cocktail and the lobster.
There is a carry-out pizzeria at the forward end of the Neptune
Pool, open 11-7. We thought the pizza was very good and took it
back to our cabin several times. Unfortunately, it isn't available
through room service. It had a nice thin crust that was only
improved by a few more minutes in the oven. The food in the Horizon
Court was fine, typical cruise buffet fare. The room is lovely with
raised seating areas so most everyone has a window view, but the
buffet area is poorly organized with several intersecting food
lines and no obvious way to go through without bumping into others.
At times, it was like bumper cars. Very good lox was available five
of seven mornings, which I took full advantage of, but otherwise,
we never had a hot meal here. We took a light lunch back to the
cabin a few times, and they had a nice selection of salads, meats,
cheeses, breads, fruit, hot foods, etc. Sushi was also available
several days, nicely presented. It is impossible not to find
something suitable, regardless of one's taste. We did not eat at
Sabatini's or Painted Desert. We're not interested in spending more
Personal Choice Dining didn't interest us: one of the things we
like most about cruising is we never have to decide when or where
to eat. We like to have the same servers all week and to tip in
person. Sometimes we have to rework our plans a little to make
6:15, but that's an acceptable trade-off for us. We spoke to some
who really liked the flexibility of PCD, but there was also the
couple who had it (their TA actually told them they had no choice),
who'd asked repeatedly to be switched to traditional. For some
reason, they were not accommodated. I don't know why not. There was
certainly room in our dining room for two more, but perhaps I
missed some of the story. Thus, the ultimate question: If PCD is
forced on people who don't want it, is it really PCD??
We went to at least one show each night except the first. The
Vista lounge (deck 7, aft) has lousy sightlines, with huge pillars
around the room that make many seats useless. The Princess Theatre
(deck 5? forward) was larger and had a much better layout. Suggest
arriving for any show at least 20 minutes prior to show time to get
a decent seat. Saving is definitely frowned upon here and
everywhere on the ship.
Steve Michaels, a magician/comedian had some good moments, but
the bathroom humor was tiring. Warning: do not sit in the first 6
rows for this show. Trust me.
We also saw hypnotist Buck Macleod. I didn't care much for his
style, but he was still good. He couldn't resist stooping to
bathroom noises and such to embarrass the volunteers either. What
is it about flatulence, anyway? I'm amazed that folks volunteer for
these things… Still, it was entertaining and interesting, as
these things are, and there were several people who were completely
under. Everyone was a good sport. He has an adult show at midnight
later in the week that we wanted to see, but it was just too late,
and I never did find anyone who'd seen it to get an opinion.
I thought juggler Dan Bennett was amazing. Hilarious, talented,
extremely intelligent, just a hoot.
The final night, there was another show with Steve Michaels and
Dan Bennett, with all new material. It was good--we liked them even
more the second time around (ubiquitous bathroom humor aside).
We also saw comedian Glenn Hirsch, who started out slow but
improved as the show went on.
Marty Allen, alas, was not on this cruise. And I'd just run
across an old "Let's Make A Deal" where he won a car for some lady
in Hackensack or something. Must have been taped at least 30 years
ago. I was disappointed I didn't get a chance to mention it to him.
Instead, we had Marty Brill. He had a few great jokes, but it was
too Catskills for our tastes. The older set did seem to enjoy him,
however, so who am I to judge.
The only song/dance show we saw, "Lights, Camera, Action," was
excellent. The sets were complex and beautiful, the production
values tight, the song and dance well coordinated with good talent,
very professional start to finish. This was really a good show.
We don't drink and didn't spend much time in the many lounges,
so we missed several of the performers, but we did hear "The
Westmorelands" a few times in the Wheelhouse. This male/female team
perform standards from the Carpenters to Sinatra--usual lounge
music. They had a nice sound and were quite personable. We also
heard the Grand Princess Orchestra a few times--mostly big band
standards and great stuff IMHO.
Princess has the edge over Celebrity on entertainment. There
were several choices each evening, and every show was pretty good.
One curious thing: they put the combined Michaels/Bennett show in
the smaller Vista lounge, and reserved the Princess Theatre for a
showing of "Shrek." The Vista was packed to overflowing. I don't
know if anyone showed up for the movie.
Ports -- St. Thomas
Since our last cruise, we planned to snorkel on St. John snorkel
next time, but the morning was rainy, so we stayed on St. Thomas.
We hired a cab for an island tour, which we enjoyed ($20/pp + we
tipped another $5 for the two of us). Saw all the high points, as
it were. Spent a little time in the shops in Charlotte Amalie, and
returned to the ship. We'll do St. John next time. I swear.
St. Martin/St. Maarten
In early 2000, we anchored and tendered in, but now there is a
dock and welcome center, and there also appears to be a shopping
mall going up adjacent (think Havensight in St. Thomas). You can
take the water taxi to town for $5/day unlimited, or hire a land
taxi at $3/pp each way to town. We took a cab/van from the port to
Orient Beach for $6/pp each way. We rented two lounge chairs with
cushions and umbrella for $5/pp, which included two bathroom
passes… don't laugh, the toilets are clean and well worth
the .50 cents a visit.
This was my third visit to Orient in 4 years. It still has some
of the most beautiful waters anywhere, but the beach itself has
eroded terribly since 2000. What was a 40'-50' wide beach is now
about 12', if that. A real shame. The water and surroundings are
still lovely, but the beach is nearly gone, and many of the vendors
were closed. Not sure whether this was because of the erosion or
because it is low season; possible they were just on vacation. At
any rate, it was not crowded, and we enjoyed ourselves. We
prearranged for the cab to pick us around 2:00. After returning to
Philipsburg, we shopped a bit and took a cab back to the ship.
This is a lovely island with lots of facilities and activities.
We tendered over at 10 a.m., and spent a few hours, returning to
the ship by early afternoon. We did not eat the barbeque lunch they
served, and the only activity we did besides sit, was snorkeling. I
rented the required vest for $8.00 and snorkeled for quite a while.
I believe you can rent a vest for the entire week at that price,
but I didn't need it except for this day. The snorkeling was good,
with clear water and lots of fish. I was impressed. If you go, swim
from the crowded main swimming area around the gazebo into the open
area to the right (facing the water). Visibility is much better
there. And, though a little rocky, the beach wasn't nearly as bad
as some have reported. If you don't use fins, do wear water shoes
for protection of your feet and the coral. (Soapbox note: Despite
highly visible signs reminding everyone of the fragility of the
reefs, we saw lots of people sitting (!) or standing (!) on coral.
Please remember to respect your surroundings. Thank you. Off
When we asked on the second day, the purser cheerfully removed
the $6.50/pp automatic tip for Personal Choice diners from our
folios. Since we had traditional dining, we just tipped the last
night as usual. We did not tip cash. We instead went to a bartender
(any bartender), who charged our tips to our shipboard card, and
gave us receipts with envelopes. We then gave these to our steward,
waiter and assistant waiter. This was a handy service.
We got our tags and paperwork on Saturday. Sunday morning at
6:45, we had to be at immigration, which took the form of a line
through the Vista Lounge where passports or ID are checked about
three times by federal marshals. Though the line was long when we
got there, it took only about 10 minutes. It was handled
efficiently, and we were off the ship by 9:15 a.m. We had no
problem finding our bags, but it was chaotic in the terminal as
usual. Just part of the experience.
A word of caution: while in line at immigration in the Vista,
someone took a picture of the room--quite innocently, I'm sure--and
was loudly and sternly chided by one of the guards. The offending
photographer was given a choice to have the film processed on ship
and give the guards back those pictures and the film, or surrender
the entire roll. I imagine they took the former option. Lesson
learned: Do not take pictures of any federal marshals, security
checkpoints, airports, or other potentially sensitive areas or
people. Rightly so, there is little sense of humor about this right
Finally, a question to my fellow cruisers: on the morn of
disembarking, is anyone else bothered by the voice on the PA
repeatedly listing name after name of those who 1) didn't show up
for immigration, or 2) won't get their accounts settled? What is
the problem with people? If I may, a brief rant: They make the
boat, but they can't make immigration; they buy the cruise, but
they won't pay for their on-board expenses when requested. This has
been true on every cruise I've taken, and I just don't get it. It
is rude to hold up everyone else, especially since we all know
these things must be done. End of rant.
Well, there's yet more detail in this weary head of mine, but
nine pages is enough. Happy to ramble further if anyone has
questions; write to me (Peg) on the Princess board here at
cruisemates.com. Otherwise, that's it. Hope you enjoyed it.