Totally Random ROYAL! (Pre-Decking the ROYAL PRINCESS)

Peter Knego posts a random gallery of images taken during Princess Cruises’ ROYAL PRINCESS’ Southampton preview festivities.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I’m holding off on the formal Sea Treks and Decked! blogs with a 141,000 gross ton ship to cover in the next few days. But while there is the opportunity to utilize a fast connection in the shoreside press room, I thought I’d post a slew of images taken yesterday evening and most of today, capturing the newest and largest addition to the Princess Cruises family.

Swirls from the orchestra are echoing across the terminal as rehearsals take place in the pavilion off the ship’s bow. Tomorrow, the ROYAL PRINCESS will officially be named there by HRH Catherine The Duchess of Cambridge in a gala ceremony. More on that and the spectacular ROYAL PRINCESS as time permits!

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Deluxe Outside D507, facing starboard.
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ROYAL PRINCESS Aerobics, facing aft/port.
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ROYAL PRINCESS, facing aft from Deck 19 nocturnal.
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ROYAL PRINCESS, facing aft from Deck 19.
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Piazza, facing aft from Deck 6.


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Alfredo’s, facing forward.
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Bellinis, facing forward.
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Casino, facing forward.
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Casino swirl, facing aft from Deck 6.
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Casino swirl, facing aft from Deck 7.
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Center Court, facing aft.
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Center Court, facing aft from Deck 19.
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Center Court, facing forward from Deck 19.
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Chef’s Table Lumiere, facing forward, Allegro Restaurant.
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Churchill’s facing starboard.
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Club 6, facing aft.
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Concierge Lounge, facing starboard.
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Crooner’s Bar, facing forward.
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ROYAL face.
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First glance at Southampton.
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Facing forward over Retreat Pool from Deck 19.
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Gym, facing aft.
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Horizon Grill, facing aft.
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Horizon Court, facing forward.
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Royal signage.
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Inside Cabin.
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International Cafe morning parfaits.
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Internet Cafe, facing aft.
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En suite dispensers (bath gel and shampoo/conditioner).
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Facing forward from midships Deck 18.
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Mini-suite loo.
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Owner’s Suite bedroom.
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Owner’s Suite loo.
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Owner’s Suite sitting area.
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Piazza, facing aft from Deck 7.
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Piazza, facing forward from Deck 7.
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Flocks in the Piazza.
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ROYAL plate.
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Princess Theater, facing forward.
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Princess Theater, facing forward/starboard.
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Princess Theater, facing starboard.
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Reception area, facing port.
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Retreat Pool, facing aft.
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Sabatini’s, facing forward.
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Sabatini’s setting.
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The Sanctuary, facing starboard.
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Sanctuary, facing aft from starboard.
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Sanctuary cabana.
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Ocean Terrace, facing starboard.
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Seaview Bar, facing forward.
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SeaWalk, facing aft.
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Seawalk to funnel view.
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SeaWalk to naming pavilion.
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Spa Villa treatment room.
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Lotus Spa thermal suite.
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Symphony Dining Room, facing forward.
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Symphony Dining alcove, facing aft.
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Lotus Spa treatment room.
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SeaWalk overhead.
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Under the SeaWalk.
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Vista Lounge, facing aft/port.
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Orbiting the Piazza.

Very Special Thanks: Julie Benson, Karen Candy, Martin Cox

Peter Knego

Peter Knego

Having documented over 400 passenger ships and taken more than 200 cruises, MaritimeMatters’ co-editor Peter Knego is a leading freelance cruise writer, a respected ocean liner historian and frequent maritime lecturer both on land and at sea.  With his work regularly featured in cruise industry trades and consumer publications.  Knego also runs the website which offers MidCentury cruise ship furniture, artwork and fittings rescued from the shipbreaking yards of Alang, India.  He has produced several videos on the subject, including his latest, The Sands Of Alang and the best-selling On The Road To Alang."
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