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Live from the Sky Princess, January 25 to Feb 1, 2020

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your blog pics are amazing.  They sure tell great stories.  I love that the french bistro has both indoors and outdoors dining.  Thanks for sharing

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The Bistro is very nice.  We were lucky to dine al fresco.  We were docked until 10pm and the weather was perfect.  They tend not to serve outside on sea days or in windy or bad weather.  We specifically asked to be seated outside and they honored our request.

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so you had dinner while docked in ST. Thomas.  Thanks

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Sailing Feb. 22

Would love to hear which shows are on this cruise and sign up process for the sanctuary.

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1 hour ago, voljeep said:

if I remember, that's a nice easy walk around the water from Havensight to the town?

 

we've walked over then cabbed it back

Yes, although a little scary with the sidewalk construction and traffic barreling through there.

Forced to cross the main street a couple of times.

Yeah last time we caught a taxi back too.

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As far as the Sanctuary is concerned I discussed it in one of my blog entries.  Simply said, you need to get there, in line, ASAP once you board the ship.  The situation is that those on back-to-back cruises get a jump on the rest of us.  The line starts moving at 12pm.  By the time we got there at 11:40 there were a number of people ahead of us and when we reached the lady handling sign up there were almost no lounges left for the entire trip.

 

So far, regarding shows, we saw a comedian who was very entertaining the first evening on board.  We were at the 6:30 show.  The next night was a production show, 5 Skys, which, in my opinion was excellent.  I will comment on it later in the blog.  All I can say, however, is if you want a good seat get there early.  We arrived only about 10 minutes ahead and the entire theater was on the verge of overflowing with people.  

 

The other two nights we did not go to the shows.  One night they had a magician and last night was a female vocalist.  We did not go last night as we were late in St. Thomas and chose to dine at the show hour.

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If you are following along, I just posted our day in St. Maarten.  Later I will be posting photos of the ship and of the Chef’s dinner.  You can find all my posts at www.travelswithcappy.com.  Just to tease you a little I thought I would give you a glimpse of a sunset photo taken from our balcony as we sailed.  Enjoy.E76306C3-FC22-47A6-8A03-A488E53BC9FC.thumb.jpeg.3670556605594d2ed268b8e49843cd03.jpeg

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Nice pics of the downtown and beach.  Thanks for sharing

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If anyone is willing we would love to see the patters or what ever replaced them the world of the medallion. Interested in Shows and events to use in planning for our trip starting FEB 22

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Following along. Beautiful photos. I happened to catch the princess WebCam for the Sky -actually leaving St. Maarteen and agree -sunset was beautiful. 

Julie

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If you are interested in the Chef’s Table on the Sky, I just posted a blog piece on our experience, loaded with photos of the food.  It was an enjoyable evening.  You can see the post at www.travelswithcappy.com.  Let me know what you think.

 

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Bike Treker,  nice chef's table pics.  Although I would not eat most of the food your pictures were beautiful

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Just caught up on your Sky Princess Pictorial Travel Journal - great way to document your trip!  Is it through a blog hosting service where you purchase your own domain name and web hosting service?  

 

In re: to your description of the Sanctuary, it sounds you can pre-book a lounger for the entire length of your cruise or for certain days ahead of time - correct?  If you reserve a Cabana, can you specify/request a particular Cabana (i.e. looking for one with the best view so to speak). 

 

If you've cruised with Princess since the 80's you must remember the Fair Princess … lol.  What a ship 🙂 

 

 

 

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On 1/29/2020 at 2:47 PM, BikeTreker said:

As far as the Sanctuary is concerned I discussed it in one of my blog entries.  Simply said, you need to get there, in line, ASAP once you board the ship.  The situation is that those on back-to-back cruises get a jump on the rest of us.  The line starts moving at 12pm.  By the time we got there at 11:40 there were a number of people ahead of us and when we reached the lady handling sign up there were almost no lounges left for the entire trip.

 

So far, regarding shows, we saw a comedian who was very entertaining the first evening on board.  We were at the 6:30 show.  The next night was a production show, 5 Skys, which, in my opinion was excellent.  I will comment on it later in the blog.  All I can say, however, is if you want a good seat get there early.  We arrived only about 10 minutes ahead and the entire theater was on the verge of overflowing with people.  

 

The other two nights we did not go to the shows.  One night they had a magician and last night was a female vocalist.  We did not go last night as we were late in St. Thomas and chose to dine at the show hour.

Thank you for the information and wonderful photos

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On 1/29/2020 at 11:47 AM, BikeTreker said:

As far as the Sanctuary is concerned I discussed it in one of my blog entries.  Simply said, you need to get there, in line, ASAP once you board the ship.  The situation is that those on back-to-back cruises get a jump on the rest of us.  The line starts moving at 12pm.  By the time we got there at 11:40 there were a number of people ahead of us and when we reached the lady handling sign up there were almost no lounges left for the entire trip.

 

So far, regarding shows, we saw a comedian who was very entertaining the first evening on board.  We were at the 6:30 show.  The next night was a production show, 5 Skys, which, in my opinion was excellent.  I will comment on it later in the blog.  All I can say, however, is if you want a good seat get there early.  We arrived only about 10 minutes ahead and the entire theater was on the verge of overflowing with people.  

 

The other two nights we did not go to the shows.  One night they had a magician and last night was a female vocalist.  We did not go last night as we were late in St. Thomas and chose to dine at the show hour.

 

Thanks so much for all the pics and info. We'll be on the TA in April.  For the Sanctuary, I couldn't find that your blog.  Do you think it's worth signing up for a 1/2 day? I've never done the sanctuary, but am curious.  Also, where do you go to reserve that once you get on board?

 

Appreciate your answers to all of our questions!!

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CSloan,  if you want to reserve Sanctuary; once you board head directly to the Sanctuary deck 18 all the way forward

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On 1/31/2020 at 8:49 AM, BikeTreker said:

If you are interested in the Chef’s Table on the Sky, I just posted a blog piece on our experience, loaded with photos of the food.  It was an enjoyable evening.  You can see the post at www.travelswithcappy.com.  Let me know what you think.

 

I  usually do the Chef’s dinner on each cruise. I’ve done one cruise where I had a list for our Cruise Critic Members & they did a dinner just for us. All of the food melts in your mouth. Excellent photos. 
 

Tom😀

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I hope everyone who has been following my blog has enjoyed it.  This is my last post, a number of photos of the Sky.  It serves as a “tour” of the ship’s interior rooms.  You can find it at www.travelswithcappy.com. Let me know what you think.  Thanks for following along.

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Thank you so much for your blog!! I have enjoyed it and the pictures!! Can't wait till we board!

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Thanks for your great comments.  They are appreciated.  For those who are interested, our next trip is in May to Madrid and I will be blogging from there.

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We were on the same sailing and had a great time. Loved seeing your pictures. The ship was beautiful. The captain was so funny with his announcements. He was in the Marketplace on the last morning wishing people a fond farewell. 

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