New at Princess - some questions

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#21
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As far as interior temperature in public areas, it can vary greatly. On port days, the gangways are open, letting in lots of warm air in the Caribbean. The ship in general warms up. I have never been cold in a dining room on the Caribbean Princess, but just take along a light wrap if you are concerned.
As far as internet, we use it because we really have to stay in touch with business and family. Speeds will vary, and as others have said, speed is really variable. There is an internet café, you can use one of the connections there to access sites if you wish. They tend to have the strongest and best connections on the ship. We haven't ever really had a problem connecting from a stateroom, but some places are better than others.
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#22
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Originally posted by Sage77
Going on Emerald Jul 23, and booked guarantee cabin....still don't have cabin assignment...Do I really have to wait until boarding to find out....even tho they are all booked? How will the porter know where to send the luggage?

Keep checking the personalizer, you should see it pop up sometime before you sail. We got a nifty upgrade to a suite just a few days before sailing once. And, the final manifest is something the porters can access at the pier, they also have luggage tags, just in case you don't have a cabin assignment until the very last moment.
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Upcoming: - Oct-Nov 2017 Diamond Princess b2b2b2b; March 2018 Caribbean Princess ; May 2018 Golden Princess b2b; October 2018 Royal Princess; March - May 2019 Golden Princess b2b2b2b
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We had traditional dining on the Caribbean Princess, and maybe we were right under a vent, but it was quite chilly. Our waiter told me that the dining rooms are kept cool so the servers don't overheat.
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#24
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Originally posted by Sage77
Going on Emerald Jul 23, and booked guarantee cabin....still don't have cabin assignment...Do I really have to wait until boarding to find out....even tho they are all booked? How will the porter know where to send the luggage?
You will probably get your assignment any day now. Very rarely is the assignment not made until embarkation day.

The latest we have received a cabin assignment was 24 hours before embarkation started.
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To all the internet users, the ship uses satellite to connect to a land based terminal. The latency for satellite use is 1/2 second which means that it takes 1/2 second for the signal to leave the ship and return from the land based station. It does not sound like a lot but it actually is and remember this is not present in your land based internet connection (there are exceptions as always). The ship is moving and may not be in an ideal part of the world some of which is not even covered by satellite and it may be rocking/rolling. Anyone who has had satellite TV knows about satellite reception and the disruptions that can occur due to atmospheric conditions etc. So the bottom line is internet on the ship is not nearly as great as land based and to expect less than normal access and sometimes frequent disconnects.
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