Bruin76

Bruin76
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Joined: 06/12/2014
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Crown Princess

October 2015 - Crown Princess to Coastal - West Coast

Coastal California Cruise

Easy, fun trip going to some of our favorite California cities for a day at a time, without the driving, packing and unpacking....and in our case, no need to flight across country a day in advance, saving time, money and a hotel room.  These advantages were capitalized upon by a number of physically challenged passengers. There was tendering at Santa Barbara, but otherwise, we were parked at piers walking distance to the cities.  We went to 4 shows which were all very good, two of which were musical reviews, one was magic and the fourth was a telepathic magic show of sorts.  The two magic(esque) shows were incredible.  The Princess staff was all very polite and attentive, especially our cabin steward.  Food was Princess food.  A new specialty 'event' is a Crab Fest dinner, which was quite the change....very different and generally offered only once per week.  Demand caused them to offer a second night, that we happily attended.  I would definitely do this again.

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AmaPrima

May 2014 - AmaPrima to Europe

Great trip on the Danube...

The ship was new and modern.  The internet, while free, is often not working; same with the TV.  This was the biggest downfall.  The food was plentiful and excellent.  The wine and beer flowed freely at lunch and dinner, and champagne was self serve at breakfast.  (all included).  The cruise director was very helpful with planning independent touring, and the ship provided guided tours were all very good.  We never used the pool or sundeck due to inclement weather, however, they would have been used, if warmer and drier!  Rooms are not large, but we knew this when we booked.  We had enough space, although we are normally accustomed to junior suites on ships.  The bathroom was challenging.  The only electrical socket was inside the medicine cabinet, so to use it, you would not be able to simultaneously use the mirror....driving blindly.  I would liked to have had more light in the bathroom.  We used the laundry service which was very fast, efficient, and generally returned the same day.  The prices were much less than standard hotel pricing.  Most items were 1.2 Euros; higher if you requested ironing.  I also used the hair salon.  The stylist was very good on my challenging hair, and again, much less expensive than hotel pricing.  Since there is only one on board, she does tend to book up, so appointments made early on would be a good idea.  There is a small gym on board that was either empty or full all the time!  I would certainly consider using them again.

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Bruin76's Tips

End Of Vacation - Stayed in Budapest 2 more days, then Vienna for 3 more, then Zurich for 3 and London for 1
Vienna, Austria - We went to Schonbrun, and then stayed til closing to see more; easy cab back to ship. Then we returned to Vienna for 3 days after the cruise to see everything in the city.
Bratislava, Slovakia - A waste. The 1 hour city tour is fine. We walked around more, but it was boring. Stay on the ship and take a nap.
Melk, Austria - The ABBEY is a must see. Much greater than advertised.

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