Royal Princess
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The Royal Princess
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Passageway to your grandparent's cabin, up on the left.
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Your grandparents were in cabin R216, classed as a "mini-suite."
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Grandma Bert entering the cabin with her key card. They key card also was used to pay for any extras purchased during the cruise.
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Your grandparents' cabin looking from the bed area to the sitting area.
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The cabin's sitting area. Outside the glass doors was the small balcony. Balconies were larger on Carnival Lines.
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View of the cabin from the sitting area. There is a TV for viewing from the bed.
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The closet was just big enough. On their last cruise, the mini-suite had a walk-in closet (on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas).
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TV in the sitting area. There was a wide selection of new movies available to watch during the crossing.
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Grandma Bert poses on the small balcony.
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Lifeboats were a couple decks beneath your grandparents' cabin.
Formal Night
Formal night aboard the Royal Princess somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean.
Formal Night
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Line dancing. It went on every day throughout the whole cruise. Grandpa would rather watch paint dry.
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When there wasn't line dancing, there was live music.
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Art display, sold at auctions.
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The casino, where folks hoped to get lucky gambling away their money.
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Slot machines in the casino.
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The Princess Live Bar, one of several bars throughout the ship.
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Princess Live was used to broadcast programs around the ship, including game shows.
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The ever-crowded Princess Theater.
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The Sea Walk. It was a short structure that extended out over the side of the ship where one could walk and look down at the water through the windows visible in this photo.
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The gap between the Sea Walk (on the right) and the Lido deck of the ship.
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Grandma Bert stands on the Sea Walk.
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Grandma Bert poses on the Sea Walk.
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Port side of the bridge seen from your grandparents' cabin.
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Pool deck.
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Swimming pool.
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Miniature golf course.
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Miniature golf course.
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Jogging and walking track. It did not go around the whole deck, only part of it.
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The basketball court.
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When the Royal Princess left a port, it played the opening bars with its horn from the theme of the television show "The Love Boat."