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Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By paul929207
I would carry on. Live without what that costs...

I would carry on. Live without what that costs you. Too much chance of missing the ship while waiting for bags
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. You can usually...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.

You can usually drop off bags starting about 10 am. Checkin starts 11 to noon. Boarding starts about 30 minutes later. I believe you need to check in 2 hours before...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Today, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 368
Posted By paul929207
I believe Princess is adding this intranet...

I believe Princess is adding this intranet capability to their ships over the course of this year. As I understand it, it will give access to your on board account, menus, entertainment, and other...
Forum: First Time Cruisers Today, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 974
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic, The choice between...

Welcome to Cruise Critic,

The choice between a beach cruise or a sightseeing one is really up to you. My wife and I choose the sightseeing ones and we have sailed all over the world. You might...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 6,298
Posted By paul929207
I figure there is nothing I can say to them to...

I figure there is nothing I can say to them to get them to dip. So I don't worry about it.

I have noticed that on the Princess ships the drink prices are the same on all ships except those based...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question Yesterday, 01:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 357
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. There is a section...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.

There is a section to these boards for each of the cruise lines. In some, someone has set up a spreadsheet using the cruise line prices for drinks. It allows you to...
Forum: First Time Cruisers March 2nd, 2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 811
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. Europe is...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.

Europe is expensive to get to and expensive while you are there.

I would suggest Alaska on Princess. With HAL, they dominate the Alaskan marget. Try to get a cruise...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 2nd, 2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By paul929207
I would also recommend two rooms.Cabins on cruise...

I would also recommend two rooms.Cabins on cruise ships are not big. Putting 4 into one will be difficult at best.

18 year olds are allowed in the clubs, but may not drink alcohol on the ship.
Forum: British Isles/Western Europe March 2nd, 2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By paul929207
In Europe almost no one will accept US dollars....

In Europe almost no one will accept US dollars. Credit card charges will be in the local currency. This is the Euro for much of western Europe, but not all. For instance, the UK uses the Pound. If...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 2nd, 2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By paul929207
Be prepared to wander around a bit. It is not...

Be prepared to wander around a bit. It is not always easy to find the immigration officer with the stamp.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 2nd, 2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 671
Posted By paul929207
If the taxes go down before final payment, the...

If the taxes go down before final payment, the lower amount was shown on final payment. After final payment we got a credit to our on board account. The opposite happens if the taxes go up after...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 1st, 2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. You can ask,...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.


You can ask, but you are not too likely go get a better cabin.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question March 1st, 2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,492
Posted By paul929207
I have organized a number of M&G on Princess...

I have organized a number of M&G on Princess cruises and never tipped anyone for it. Bartender is tipped as part of the purchase of any drinks.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 27th, 2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,846
Posted By paul929207
Essential Personnel will be told to report for...

Essential Personnel will be told to report for work, but they will not be paid. Last shut down, Congress voted to give these employees back pay when the dispute was settled. Contractors were not...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 27th, 2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,737
Posted By paul929207
Princess does not allow a passenger to bring an...

Princess does not allow a passenger to bring an iron, but irons are available at no cost in the laundry rooms.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 26th, 2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By paul929207
Lots of people sail Disney, so presumably they...

Lots of people sail Disney, so presumably they feel it is worth it.

Our kids are grown and gone, so we don't even consider them.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 25th, 2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,723
Posted By paul929207
Check with your TA or cruise line. But don't hold...

Check with your TA or cruise line. But don't hold your breath. As mentioned, if you got approval, it would probably cost your friend the full fare for the cruise
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 24th, 2015, 09:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 302
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. The place to meet...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.

The place to meet others sailing with you is the Roll Call for your cruise. Often there are people planning private tours and looking for others to join in. To join, go...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 24th, 2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By paul929207
I think all lines will be marketing to all age...

I think all lines will be marketing to all age groups. You will find fewer children when schools are in session. There will also be fewer on longer cruises, but these will attract a somewhat older...
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 24th, 2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,090
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic. With over 7 months...

Welcome to Cruise Critic.

With over 7 months until your cruise, you have plenty of time to check everything out. Just take it a little at a time.

As to the beverage packages, their value all...
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 23rd, 2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By paul929207
We always go by Total Wines

We always go by Total Wines
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 23rd, 2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By paul929207
If you can find someone with a Princess Patter,...

If you can find someone with a Princess Patter, that would at least have the hours in it. Did you book thru a TA? They maybe able to find out. Or call Princess
Forum: First Time Cruisers February 23rd, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,152
Posted By paul929207
Welcome to Cruise Critic, EM has given you a...

Welcome to Cruise Critic,

EM has given you a great start, so I will just say to relax and have a wonderful cruise.
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 22nd, 2015, 08:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 765
Posted By paul929207
Often, the only thing we have gotten was a refund...

Often, the only thing we have gotten was a refund of the port charges for the missed port. If it is weather related, it is hard for me to see why Princess is at fault. Did you expect more?
Forum: Ask a Cruise Question February 22nd, 2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By paul929207
It works as long as it is not notice during the...

It works as long as it is not notice during the embarkation process. It will be seized if discovered.
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