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A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« on: January 13, 2020, 04:11:06 PM »
    • 3 day wait on Elite laundry. Three of my polo shirts were ruined in the "free" ship laundry
    • Princess Theater show stopped for a blood drive announcement
    • Muster drill said to bring your medicine and cruise card but there was no cruise card to bring
    • Captain's Circle rep. dumber than a rock
    • Lots of glitches in the Medallion apps
    • Muster drill is now called the Safety Assembly
    • Cardboard straws
    • Prices for wine in Sabatinis is sky high.  Prices easily exceed the Premier drink package allowance
    • Our deck table was in very poor condition
    • Princess Cays now uses water taxis
    • Our shower drain was mostly clogged
    • Canned soda is not included in the Premier drink package
    • Crappy cardboard like pizza crust
    • The Crown Princess is a floating rust bucket
    • All of the ship elevators have serious gold like finish damage
    • Brewed coffee was not so great.  "Red eye" coffee was better
    • Cookies don't come out until 3:30 pm
    • Anytime dining required you to carry a paper admittance slip which wasn't enforced.
    • EZ Air didn't lose my bags this time but we didn't receive the required bag tags until after dinner
    • Captain's Circle desk wasn't staffed for the 2nd leg of the B2B
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Re: A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2020, 04:22:44 PM »
    • 3 day wait on Elite laundry. Three of my polo shirts were ruined in the "free" ship laundry
Typical...and you should know better.
  • Princess Theater show stopped for a blood drive announcement
  • Muster drill said to bring your medicine and cruise card but there was no cruise card to bring
They never were to speedy to change things.
  • Captain's Circle rep. dumber than a rock
Do you recall his/her name? I bet I know her.
  • Lots of glitches in the Medallion apps
  • Muster drill is now called the Safety Assembly
I don't care as long as they don't increase the time.
  • Cardboard straws
Aren't they just great !
  • Prices for wine in Sabitinis is sky high.  Prices easily exceed the Premier drink package allowance
We carried our own from our room.
  • Our deck table was in very poor condition
  • Princess Cays now uses water taxis
Much faster I thought.
  • Our shower drain was mostly clogged
  • Canned soda is not included in the Premier drink package
  • Crappy cardboard like pizza crust
  • The Crown Princess is a floating rust bucket
  • All of the ship elevators have serious gold like finish damage
Aren't they pretty.
  • Brewed coffee was not so great.  "Red eye" coffee was better
  • Cookies don't come out until 3:30 pm
No change as I remember it.
  • Anytime dining required you to carry a paper admittance slip which wasn't enforced.
  • EZ Air didn't lose my bags this time but we didn't receive the required bag tags until after dinner
  • Captain's Circle desk wasn't staffed for the 2nd leg of the B2B
What a loser. I still think I know who it was.
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Re: A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2020, 05:28:56 PM »
Also I can't forget to mention the now Princess required blasting, seat shaking, deafening sound levels and spot lights burning the back of your eyes in Princess Theater shows.

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Re: A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2020, 05:42:54 PM »
Begin rant: The non-enforcement of the suggested dress "guidelines" in the dining rooms.  T-shirts, gym pants, even well worn hunting clothes with dirty boots observed in the dining room.  Motorcycle gang kutte and leathers outfit worn by body art covered guy observed in Sabatinis line on formal night.  And then there are the morbidly obese in bikinis and speedos hanging out (literally) by the pool. End rant.
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Re: A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2020, 05:45:52 PM »
Also I can't forget to mention the now Princess required blasting, seat shaking, deafening sound levels and spot lights burning the back of your eyes in Princess Theater shows.
Yes, nothing has changed recently I see although that on the Regal they did adjust the lights not to shine directly at the audience but the sound was still deafening. 
I've just come to accept it & bring a pair of disposable ear plugs with me to every show, even a comedian. I think they should be required by law to pass them our to everyone as they enter the theater.  :o

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Re: A few things I noticed on a Crown Princess B2B in Nov/Dec 2019
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2020, 05:52:33 PM »
Begin rant: The non-enforcement of the suggested dress "guidelines" in the dining rooms.  T-shirts, gym pants, even well worn hunting clothes with dirty boots observed in the dining room.  Motorcycle gang kutte and leathers outfit worn by body art covered guy observed in Sabatinis line on formal night.  And then there are the morbidly obese in bikinis and speedos hanging out (literally) by the pool. End rant.
Here is where we part ways.
I'm in favor of a casual cruise but perhaps not as informal as it was on your cruise. I just dress casually on formal nights without a jacket for the DR. Of course I wear dress pants as well & dress shoes.
The Crown isn't noted as being one of the more formal cruise ships.
We shall see if there have been any more changes since we last sailed it last Oct. but I don't think so. Even shorts were tolerated on casual evenings in the DR back then.