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  1. 20 minutes ago, memoak said:

     Few are not passengers different rules apply   They can buy drinks in the crew bar for a whole lot less than you pay 

    Our daughter is staff member onboard, she has basic WhatsApp for free without even logging in, maybe varys from different ships

  2. 2 hours ago, COTINGEY said:

    DH (elite) and I (platinum) will be on a cruise next month. This is his first time as Elite.  I'm okay with embarking with the hoards, doing laundry, not going to the elite gatherings, etc.  I would like to know if he gets the elite mini bar set up.  If not, I'll just grab soda and water in FLL before embarking. I just don't want to buy it, haul it onto the ship to find out it's in our stateroom. I'll be elite after this cruise, and it won't matter going forward.  It's too bad it only one per stateroom/segment, but "them are the rules":)


    TYIA, Robyn

    You can use the free laundry too

  3. 3 hours ago, karatemom2 said:


    Wow! "Premium" soft serve. I'm intrigued. Must come from only the most refined cows! 😄


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    Well that's got to be the easiest job on a ship, working there, nothing to do all day. 

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  4. 6 hours ago, Cdude said:

    Greed is a pretty good motive. Poorly run companies put their short-term profits ahead of long-term interests. Stuff happens all the time; it’s how a company deals with it that makes the difference! Their handling WILL cost them future revenue. Personally, I’m done with Princess. Just booked Celebrity Apex over the holidays yesterday. I have also shared this story with lots of family, friends, and coworkers. Word spreads really fast now with social media including this forum for cruise enthusiasts, their target market.

    Now I've read this post, I've cancelled all 6 Princess cruises I've got booked. Thank you for the advice 

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  5. 1 hour ago, Lady Arwen said:

    Actually they are.  Don’t they have the new bottles in Florida yet?  We’ve had them here for a very long time.  Perhaps they’ll catch up soon and you can also be environmentally friendly.  However, I’ve just learned from a fellow cc member the reason they don’t allow passengers to bring on any plastic bottles is because some folks think it’s cool to smuggle alcohol onboard in the plastic water bottles.  Imagine that!  Who would do such a thing? lol

    I know, it's terrible, everyone knows you use rum runners to smuggle alcohol 

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  6. 15 hours ago, Lady Arwen said:

    Thank you for providing Princess’s policy regarding bringing liquids onboard.  Glad to see that plastic bottles are prohibited.  So very harmful to the environment.  I think most guests would prefer cans or cartons, anyway.

    They give 1000s a bottles of plastic bottles of water out with the plus package every day 

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  7. 1 hour ago, Snaxmuppet said:

    If you want Plus, or the one device plan, but want more than one device simultaneously, then you can if you get one of these travel routers. It then connects to the ship wifi as a single device but allows you to connect several devices to the router simultaneously. The ship sees just one device.



    Pointless purchase, just use your phone as the router

  8. 1 minute ago, AtlantaCruiser72 said:

    well they’d have to call the offshored call centre to get that assessment, which means a lengthy hold time, and then getting a canned response from an ‘agent’ reading from knowledge base article written by an outsourced team ……


    I think that alone sums up what’s going on with Princess. 

    Carnival Corp needs to sort the management out, Padgett needs to resign, if not be kicked out

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  9. 6 minutes ago, LACruiser88 said:

    Maybe we should start a petition for John Padgett's removal?  I think his time at Princess has come to an end!!!

    Completely agree, nothing worse than seeing his face on the TV when you turn the cabin tv on

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  10. 10 minutes ago, SCX22 said:

    In food service there are safe handling protocols and standards set out for washing utensils, plates, and glassware.  Has to be washed at a set temperature and a certain ppm of bleach for sanitizing purposes.  There are protocols and standards for washing food service linens, but many laundry services don’t pay attention to them because the inspectors don’t really check their establishments.  The focus is on where the food establishment itself because that’s where food borne illness and contamination is more likely to happen.  This comes from someone who is a restaurant partner.

    So you don't trust Princess then 

  11. 49 minutes ago, SCX22 said:


    I do.  I hate using the cloth napkins because you don't know what the person before you did to it.  I see passengers using them to blow their noses or using them as a catch basin for their sputum.  I really don't trust the ship's laundry to get rid of all traces of human waste.

    Knifes and forks, plates, glass wear, what else do you bring. 

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