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PaperSniper4

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    Memphis, TN area
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    shooting, motorcycles, Rving, photography
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess Celebrity HAL Carnival NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean

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  1. Nice price. I remember it being $25 per bag on RCI.....but that was over 2 nights ago, so my memory may have "mismanaged" that particular memory! <G>
  2. Thanks! Very glad to hear Princess offers EZ-Check in Port Everglades. We like to use the self disembarkation where we carry off all or most of our luggage. I'm an old mad with a dodgy back, so that service makes it nice so I just have to claim the bag at our airport then drive home. Thanks to all who replied. I thought Princess had this service, I know Port Everglades did, but I had heard recently that Princess no longer offered it. Which I thought was really odd. "Global Entry" you mentioned is like "Mobile Passport" <smart phone app?>? We used that in about half our Port Everglade arrivals, the other times it was not working and we had to do it the long way.
  3. Thanks, but like I said, I have used the service on Celebrity and RCI ships, I am wondering if Princess offers that service also.
  4. We are interested in the service offered by some cruise lines in some ports called Valet Service, Express Baggage Service or whatever. This is the service offered by your ship a few days prior to arriving at its home port. The service usually cost about $25 per bag, and purchasing will have the ship/port/airline pickup your bag the last night of the cruise, then you will see it again at your final airport destination. This is a very useful service for those who cannot easily handle all their own bags. I have used the service on Celebrity and RCI in Port Everglades. Anyone know if Princess offers that service in Port Everglades? I asked this on the CC Florida Departures forum also. We're on the Crown Princess in November 2019. Thanks.
  5. We are interested in the service offered by some cruise lines in some ports called Valet Service, Express Baggage Service or whatever. This is the service offered by your ship a few days prior to arriving at its home port. The service usually cost about $25 per bag, and purchasing will have the ship/port/airline pickup your bag the last night of the cruise, then you will see it again at your final airport destination. This is a very useful service for those who cannot easily handle all their own bags. I have used the service on Celebrity and RCI in Port Everglades. Anyone know if Princess offers that service in Port Everglades? I will ask this on the CC Princess forum also. Thanks.
  6. Thanks very much for the info. I've been wondering about that....
  7. If we decide to take the plunge, what's the process in order for this Ocean Ready thingamabob? I take it this app is NOT a Princess App, but could be used on several different cruise lines? Can anyone tell me if it is REQUIRED, not just helpful? We rarely use apps on our phones of any sort....we are old people. 😎 1. Go to Ocean.com to make a profile for each person sailing? 2. Then go to each phone's app download site and download the Ocean App? Android here. 3. Then what? 4. If I fail to complete the steps above, will that in anyway affect my use of the Medallion stuff on our next Princess cruise (Crown Princess, Nov 2019)? We always print and have in our possession our boarding documents and other travel docs when we check in at the ship. Never have used our cell phone apps for anything except Mobile Passport once when it actually worked in Port Everglades. The other 3 times in recent memory that function was not working at the port. We cruise a lot, and I like the ability of checking on my dinner reservations, shipboard account, wine lists, etc while in the cabin using the TV and/or kiosks on the ship. Is the idea of the "Ocean" app to replace those functions on the ships? We usually turn my phone off when we get in our cabin as we won't use them again until we're near to disembarkation to check on airlines, etc.
  8. As I said, each of those three times they did check it for me, and it was waiting for me at the final destination airport. Don't ask me how they do it.....I am just saying it has worked for me and thousands of others passengers. Maybe if something suspicious is detected in a bag it might NOT be checked, but that has not happened in my limited experience.
  9. When you sign up for the valet service (on Princess, Celebrity and RCI in my case) you provide info on your flight home. I don't know how they do it, but it has worked well for us.
  10. Oh that is bad news. We don't have a Carnival cruise booked, and even if we did, we use Carnival out of NOLA since it's a day's drive for us. So valet service is not required for us. But, you never know. We may end up on Carnival in the future for a cruise elsewhere.
  11. Huh? burning something did, my friend.😎
  12. I agree with your attitude as long as it doesn't affect anyone else's safety.
  13. Anyone know and have experience with "express" or "valet" service where the ship will have your bags sent directly to your final airport? That's a very convenient alternative for those who cannot easily handle all their baggage them selves. We have used that on Celebrity, RCI and Princess, but never on Carnival. If they do have it, the cost will be about $25 per bag. The ship picks up your luggage the night before, and you will not see it again until your collect your other bags (or that one<s>) at the airport terminal. I was nervous about using that service the first time, but so far after 3 times I've not had a problem yet. We usually use that service for only 1 bag (my wife's!) as it's the heaviest/biggest and the rest we can handle ourselves for the self-debarkation.
  14. That's pretty unusual I think. I've always beaten everyone's insurance that I've checked by at least 10% of so. We use our regular insurance company (USAA) who refers us to another company, I forget their name. Only had to use insurance once in 20 years....that was for the infamous 2011 Hurricane Irene that cancelled our Bermuda cruise.
  15. Got a link for those who might want to get one also?
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