So many of our cruisers, seem to find places onboard that they really click with... for some it's a lounge, others may find the piano bar, hits the spot, and for many, they just find a quiet spot that seems to make them happy.
Why don't we see if we can get a list going, with some fave spots our Cruisemates have found, that soothes their soul...Also, if you have fallen in love with an entertainer, share their names, so others can go see them, if they find themseves on the same ship.
Off the top of my head, I know RD, Venice and Cruisequeen, have found their own faves...add your own, and share :-)
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I love the Fish n Chips on deck 10 of the Carnival Freedom. I was sick during the cruise and wanted soup. Oddly enough soup is hard to get on a cruise ship. The Fish N Chips has a seafood bouillabaisse that really hits the spot if you aren't feeling well.
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I beg to differ katlady, seafood bouillabaisse would be the one to MAKE me sick! (I'm not a big seafood fan..)
However I do agree with the Fish 'n chip place - great food!
One of our favourite spots, on Princess ships, are the aft pools. Smaller, but much less used, quiet (no blaring music or hairy chest contests), a little more privacy, and the best views aft!
Speaking of Princess, I have to put in my 2 cents worth for our favo`rite performer, BERT STRATTON from the Caribbean Princess.
He is no longer performing onboard, at the moment he is songwriting in his new home in Nashville, however once or twice a year he hosts a "Bert Cruise" with Princess, check out his website for more info...
When I was on my cruise in December I was looking for a spot to get away from everyone and just look up at the stars and feel the breeze against my face. I found the sun deck in front of the mini golf at the very front of the ship there was this big windshield type of divider. It was part glass and part metal. I went to the front part of it and laid against the metal part . It was so peaceful and I was completely alone, it was if I where the only person in the middle of the ocean. Great!!!
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Norwegian Pride of America in Hawaii - For breakfast, we walked all the way to the outside dining on the back of the ship, hardly anyone was back there. We left the crowds each morning and enjoyed breakfast looking at that day's view. Also, the performers ate back there and it was fun to see them. There was the same buffet outside (though smaller) AND we had our own coffee machine that made latte's and espressos!
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On the Carnival Imagination, and I assume all Fantasy Class ships, the balcony over the bridge. It's accessable from the Verandah deck. Great place for sailaway and just a great place to feel the wind in your hair, well except maybe when the ship is experiencing 20mph+ winds like we did one night on my last cruise. :-p
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I'll soon have a new favorite place at least on the Epic. For now, however, one of my favorite places (other than our forward facing 320 Sq. ft. cabin) on the Explorer of the Seas (on which we took all three of our cruises) was the lounge all the way at the top near the stern. You could look down on the pools and the vistas, especially when initially entering ports, were magnificent.
Oh, a little trivia here. Being a history buff on the Second World War and Naval vessels as well as Ocean liners, I once ran across a mid thirties photo of the German light cruiser Karlshrue (sp?) sitting in a bay that looked awfully familiar. It should have. It was the bay at St. Thomas. Nothing there but jungle behind it! It was anchored alongside a supply ship to the opposite of where today's pier lies.
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One of the best places to lounge on a cruise ship is the deck where the lifeboats would be loaded up. No loud music and no big crowds. It is a inside/oceanview cabins balcony :-)
I found a great cabin spot on the NCL Pearl, but i'm not tellin where it is.
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For sail away from Venice, Princess Grand Class - the very bow of the ship - step out on the promenade, walk forward and go up one flight of steps.
For evenings, piano bar
Mornings, my balcony
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The adults area jacuzzi early in the AM right when it opens. Everyone's asleep or at breakfast so it's deserted and you have a great view of the sunrise. Grab a glass of OJ on the way and an ipod if your so inclined.