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About JoyFrances

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Interests
    Singing, Cooking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity, Azamara, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Japan or Scandinavia
  1. JoyFrances

    Meet'n'Mingle Name Badges

    I am assisting with the Meet'n'Mingle on our Crown sailing. Will Princess provide "Hello My Name Is" name badges or should I buy a pack? Thank You
  2. I have taken on the task of providing the invitations to the Captain and Officers of the Crown for our Meet'n'Greet. Apparently, their names are found on the Patter. I would like to prepare these invitations before we board ship on Feb 15/2019. Can anyone provide me with the names of the current Captain and Officers of the Crown so that I can do up the invitations. Thank you one and all
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    New fixed dining times

    My understanding is that early is at 5pm and late at 7:15pm. I certainly see that the time of 7:15pm is confirmed in my booking. I will be furious if it is 7:45pm. In that case, I will switch to AnyTime Dining. 7:45pm is just too late to be just sitting down for dinner. That's the time I am expecting to get my main course.
  4. When we were in Copenhagen and Helsinki, we used our credit cards for purchasing items in stores including items at the food markets. We did not get any local currency.
  5. JoyFrances

    Auckland Itinerary Ideas

    Hi Maryogreen Did you find that one day in Auckland was enough to see the sights of the city? If we are not going to the island, would 2 days be better. Thank You Joy
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    Complimentary mini bar set up trade

    I wonder if they would give you 1 coffee card and 4 bottles of water?
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    Evening Chic Dress Code

    Further...I have been advised by my contact in Management that there has been no changes to the dress code as of yesterday (Dec 26/17).
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    Evening Chic Dress Code

    My contact is Celebrity Management. This comes from those in the know.
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    Evening Chic Dress Code

    I noticed some confusion on what the rules are for Evening Chic. Someone had mentioned that the men now had to wear either long sleeved shirts or short sleeved shirts with a sports jacket. I contacted Celebrity and was sent the info on Evening Chic which was put into effect in 2015. "Evening Chic is your night to shine in your vacation best, and will be featured once on cruises 6 nights or shorter and twice on cruises 7 nights or longer.Women should feel comfortable wearing:• A cocktail dress• Skirt, pants or designer jeans with an elegant top. Men should feel comfortable wearing:• Pants or designer jeans with a dress shirt, button-down shirt or sweater• Optional sport coat or blazer." When we sailed on the Millennium in October 2016 doing Japan and China, the men I was with wore either dress pants or dockers with golf shirts or short sleeved button shirts. Hope this helps.
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    Electronic Communication with Guests

    Thank you all. I will check our carriers. However, we all Canadians using different carriers as we live in different provinces. We have found that when we have been travelling the texting does not necessarily work and if it does, it can take forever to get to the receiver. I think for comfort sake, we will use the iconcierge. Is this something we do once onboard ship or can we load this onto our phones now? I assume we pay for it when we are uploading this app.
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    Electronic Communication with Guests

    Our grandson is 3 1/2. Our issue is that when our children come back on board, we want them to be able to find us wherever we may be i.e. pool, our cabin, etc. We also want our children to be able to locate us before they leave the ship so that we can then take our grandson or at least know that he is in the children's program so that we can go get him for lunch and then some quality time with his grandparents.
  12. Hello All I am very confused. We are sailing on the Escape with our adult children and grandson. I have seen threads regarding a texting app but they don't refer to the Escape. We will need to stay in touch especially when we have our grandson on the days our adult children decide to go ashore and we have our grandson all to ourselves. Please fill me in on the current situation regarding this issue. Thank You Joy
  13. I have friends travelling with 2 little ones to Tampa for a cruise on the Rhapsody of the Seas in January. They are going in a day in advance and will overnight and then get onboard ship. They do not want to bring car seats for the children but are concerned about transporting them from the airport to the hotel and then from the hotel to the ship and of course, then back to the airport. What info can you give me for companies that have car seats for these transfers. Thanks for your help.
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    dress code in cagney, manhattan

    We are travelling with our son, daughter-in-law and 3 year old grandson in January. My son only owns jeans. He just doesn't wear anything else. Will he be allowed into Cagneys and Manhattan with jeans?
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    Hoyer Lift or alternative at Florida Airports

    Yes CruiseForme it is the same question. I was hoping that perhaps someone who had not been on Cruise Critic for a long time caught the question and had some additional information.