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Early afternoon we saw this cruise liner headed in the opposite directions.

A true do nothing vacation day to pack and read instructions on how to disembark.  Everyday Princess gives you your Princess Patter, a four page newsletter to tell you what happening, where you are, the weather, what shows are going on that night, and as many other little things as you could possibly want.  For me, being a slow and slightly dyslexic reader, if I had read all of it my entire voyage would have been taken up reading. 

We did get lots of pictures very late as we made our way through College Fjord, because there are eight glaciers that are called tidewater (they come all the way down to the water level). Many others that are visable up on the mountain sides.

Another good sized ship.
 

So with only pictures to show for the day I will try to also tell you a little about the ship and show the pictures we took of our stateroom, and other places around this ship.  The Coral Princess holds nearly 2,000 passengers and a crew of 1,000.  Our stateroom was one of the 700 balcony rooms available and although not huge, sufficient.  Well, except for the bathroom.  The shower is quite small and had only a very small lip so it was difficult to keep the shower curtain inside, if it wasn’t trying to plaster itself against you.  Also, the handicap or safety handle stuck out to give you even less room.  Around the ship are some very nice lounges, showrooms, and public areas, and the atrium is spectacular.  The atrium is four stories tall with two glass elevators and curved staircases.

And later on before dinner we caught a few waterfalls.
  The two major dining rooms on the fifth and sixth floors are just in front of the atrium, so everyone gets to see that area a lot.  There is also a large buffet up on the 14th deck at the front of the ship and there is floor to ceiling glass to help you take in the views.  The buffet serves from two areas, one on the port and one on the starboard so there is never much of a line.  There is a library, a card or game room, a cigar room just for smokers, a large spa area, where you can get pampered for the hefty price, a gym, and of course duty free shopping.  There is also a casino, but its only open when the ship is more than two hours from port.  There are also golf putting greens (which were not open at all during our cruise because they are on the top deck and open to the weather), and a golf simulator, which was very expensive.  I never did see the shuffleboard area, but it is talked about in their advertising.   And there is an internet café where for a price you can get online.
More waterfalls
  I understand that for cruisers with lots of past cruises they give some free time.  I never did figure out how many pools and small spas there were.  One was indoors under a blue glass ceiling.  But I never saw one person in the outdoor ones during the cruise.  A very few hardy souls jumped in the outdoor heated spas, even in the rain.

 

Oh, there was one other nice thing today, and that was my wife’s birthday!!  We were able to celebrate it at dinner in the main dining room with two other couples.  After a very nice meal she was presented with a small multi-layer cake with a rose and candle on the top and several waiters sang her Happy Birthday, and the one special waiter sang her a love song right over her shoulder. 

 

Dea1 says:
THank you for the great pictures....and review.
well done Roger!!!
Dea :)
Posted on: Sep 30, 2009
shirlan says:
Aren't the waiters great. It is so good to have a cake and a song from them. Both Andrew and I had our birthdays on the ship. :-)
Posted on: Sep 29, 2009
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Early afternoon we saw this cruise…
Early afternoon we saw this cruis…
Another good sized ship.
Another good sized ship.
And later on before dinner we caug…
And later on before dinner we cau…
More waterfalls
More waterfalls
Another shot of the waterfall.
Another shot of the waterfall.
At dinner they celebrated the last…
At dinner they celebrated the las…
Although we all cheered I dont hi…
Although we all cheered I don't h…
But Judy got her Birthday cake and…
But Judy got her Birthday cake an…
She enjoyed the fun.
She enjoyed the fun.
And her special cake got shared wi…
And her special cake got shared w…
After dinner we got a few more ter…
After dinner we got a few more te…
Some of these were thru plexiglass…
Some of these were thru plexiglas…
This is one thru blue plexiglass.
This is one thru blue plexiglass.
And this one too.
And this one too.
But I think we got out from behind…
But I think we got out from behin…
On this one the lighting was eerie…
On this one the lighting was eeri…
Another eerie shot.
Another eerie shot.
Check the dirt and colors of this …
Check the dirt and colors of this…
This was a huge chunk of ice float…
This was a huge chunk of ice floa…
Looking back as we left that glaci…
Looking back as we left that glac…
More floating icebergs.
More floating icebergs.
Up on the near top deck the high p…
Up on the near top deck the high …
Up on the 14th deck was a nice sta…
Up on the 14th deck was a nice st…
An ourdoor pull with heated spas a…
An ourdoor pull with heated spas …
The indoor pool had a few more use…
The indoor pool had a few more us…
Still at the indoor pool area.
Still at the indoor pool area.
One of the indoor spas.
One of the indoor spas.
The pretty blue ceiling you could …
The pretty blue ceiling you could…
The indoor pool.
The indoor pool.
Still at the indoor pool area
Still at the indoor pool area
The elevators were four wide and w…
The elevators were four wide and …
And these large stairways were jus…
And these large stairways were ju…
The fairly narrow walkways on the …
The fairly narrow walkways on the…
Our own doorway with the balloons …
Our own doorway with the balloons…
The upper level of the aft lounge.
The upper level of the aft lounge.
Looking down at the main floor of …
Looking down at the main floor of…
Along deck 7 the hallway was wide …
Along deck 7 the hallway was wide…
Near the Bayou Cafe.
Near the Bayou Cafe.
The entry to the Bayou Cafe
The entry to the Bayou Cafe
This is the special steakhouse on …
This is the special steakhouse on…
Marc Anthony, the excellent waiter…
Marc Anthony, the excellent waite…
Looking into the Bayou Cafe.
Looking into the Bayou Cafe.
Outside the Italian specialty rest…
Outside the Italian specialty res…
Looking into Sabatinis.
Looking into Sabatini's.
Just outside Sabatinis.
Just outside Sabatini's.
Along the hallway near Sabatinis
Along the hallway near Sabatini's
Another shot of Sabatinis entry.
Another shot of Sabatini's entry.
Outside of the Art Gallery.
Outside of the Art Gallery.
A shot of one of the nice art piec…
A shot of one of the nice art pie…
Another shot of whales art work.
Another shot of whales art work.
This was my favorite of the whale …
This was my favorite of the whale…
Looking into the gallery.
Looking into the gallery.
Singer, pianist Roger Carr singing…
Singer, pianist Roger Carr singin…
One entry into the Casino.
One entry into the Casino.
Another shot of the place where I …
Another shot of the place where I…
The wide hallway along deck 6 with…
The wide hallway along deck 6 wit…
The second entry to the casino.
The second entry to the casino.
They had lots of photos that their…
They had lots of photos that thei…
The front entry area of the Explor…
The front entry area of the Explo…
Looking in past the bar to the mus…
Looking in past the bar to the mu…
This was a pop rock group.
This was a pop rock group.
A nice piece of art work on the wa…
A nice piece of art work on the w…
I loved this carpeting entering th…
I loved this carpeting entering t…
The library
The library
Back in the Bayou Cafe lounge, thi…
Back in the Bayou Cafe lounge, th…
Joy Ellis, of the Georgetown Trio.
Joy Ellis, of the Georgetown Trio.
A great pianist and singer.
A great pianist and singer.
The bass player.
The bass player.
The drummer, Adam, working hard.
The drummer, Adam, working hard.
This was our stateroom.
This was our stateroom.
Not large, but sufficient.
Not large, but sufficient.
A queen sized bed.
A queen sized bed.
Hard to walk past someone between …
Hard to walk past someone between…
rather narrow openings.
rather narrow openings.
plenty of closet space, and extra …
plenty of closet space, and extra…
I think the bathrooms were a one p…
I think the bathrooms were a one …
Small by any standards.
Small by any standards.
The toilet was up at handicap heig…
The toilet was up at handicap hei…
The shower was too small.
The shower was too small.
With a very small lip to keep the …
With a very small lip to keep the…
And the shower curtain loved to st…
And the shower curtain loved to s…
LIfe vests, a safe, and a few shel…
LIfe vests, a safe, and a few she…
Looking back into the room. The TV…
Looking back into the room. The T…
There was a refrigerator in the ba…
There was a refrigerator in the b…
The large mirrors made the room ap…
The large mirrors made the room a…
And a nice small balconey to go ou…
And a nice small balconey to go o…
It had two chairs and a small tabl…
It had two chairs and a small tab…
And a big sliding door.
And a big sliding door.
College Fjord Sights & Attractions review
Not the cheapest or easiest to get to, but so worth it!
In the very northern region of Prince William Sound College Fjord offers a wonderful chance to see many tidewater glaciers. Those are glaciers that c… read entire review
College Fjord
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