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Old 04-16-2007, 11:27 AM
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F. Mattox did you take that cruise yet? If so, how was it, would you recommend the Princess Cruise Island Princess? Does anyone else have a suggestion for a ship from CA through the Panama Canal and back to So. FL?
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F. Mattox did you take that cruise yet? If so, how was it, would you recommend the Princess Cruise Island Princess? Does anyone else have a suggestion for a ship from CA through the Panama Canal and back to So. FL?
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Old 04-16-2007, 11:55 AM
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No, not until April, 2008; but I would highly recommend the Island Princess. As you can see by my tickers, I'm spending a fair amount of time on her in the next year.
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Old 04-16-2007, 12:14 PM
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I saw that shipped docked in Alaska when we were on HAL, looks like a gorgeous, and huge ship.
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Old 04-16-2007, 05:45 PM
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Yes, she's a beauty; and at 46.7 she and sister Coral Princess have the highest passenger/space ratio in the fleet.

And cousins, the Coral Princess does a Vancouver/San Francosco to Ft. Lauderdale in September and the reverse next April. You don't indicate where you live, but I like to get the flying out of the way first and then sail home.
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Old 04-17-2007, 12:04 PM
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Yes we live in Palm Beach FL and that's why we were looking to fly to CA first and then sail back. Thanks for the info.
Is having a larger ship with more people always a good thing though?
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cousins, you may have misread f-mattox's comment. "highest passenger/space ratio....meaning "more room per passenger"....thus, feeling less crowded.
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carlg,
thank you for clearing that up.

Yes, cousins; if you divide the gross tons by the double occupancy passenger capacity, you get the pax/space ratio.
It is a pretty good indicator, but by no means an exact science.

For example, the Regal Princess had a lower p/s ratio, but no ship I've been on felt as roomy. It has as much to do with how the decks are laid out as it does with actual volume of space.
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Old 04-18-2007, 08:29 AM
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Okay- thanks...have a great trip to Hawaii!
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