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The Crown Princess, Caesars Palace Super Spa, Bellagio, Mirage, Four Seasons

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The Bold & Beautiful Crown PrincessPhotos by Richard J. Pietschmann III  My husband Richard and I did a  two-day look-see on the bold and beautiful 113,000 ton, 3,000-passengerCrown Princess--the newest jewel of the  growing fleet (15) of Princess Cruises. I loved it. The 40-year-old cruise line sailed outside the reef with customer-friendly innovations and design changes that make cruising on the ship a pure delight. One of  my favorite adds is The Sanctuary--an adult retreat high up on the deck 17 where pax are pampered by stewards with chill towels, Evian atomizers, food and fare. You can even book a massage in a private cabana, take sunset Yoga classes, plotz on plush chaises (some built for two) and zone out with MP3 Players and piped in music. And what's great in the contemporary era of nickle and diming, use of the Sanctuary is free at least for now. A Princess spokesperson said they may have to charge a fee in the future to control the crowds of passengers who flock the…