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Grover_

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    USA
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess

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  1. They don’t have the one you are looking for :( This is what they have
  2. Currently looking at the Grand from my hotel room window and will be boarding in a few hours. I will attempt to remember to take a photo of the ellipticals and report back.
  3. Interesting. I got an email today with an upgrade from a BB to B2 balcony for my July cruise. I talked to my parents and they also got an email today about an upgrade from their BB to an aft B4 balcony.
  4. I usually pick the cabin I want, but on the rare occasion I have booked a guarantee, it was assigned shortly after completing the booking. Having said that, I booked a guarantee minisuite after final payment on the Grand for December because that was the only thing in the category available to book. We are now 52 days out, the category is sold out, and we don’t have a cabin assignment. Just waiting to print luggage tags.
  5. Thanks @JF - retired RRT. I guess I will see what happens when we get there. If I can’t trade it I will gift it to someone.
  6. The promotion we booked under for our upcoming cruise on Grand Princess includes a free bottle of wine. We aren’t really wine drinkers. Do you think we would be allowed to trade the wine onboard the ship for something of similar value, like a coffee card? Has anyone done this themselves?
  7. I believe I had orders from my doctor and I did not have to pay for a medical consultation fee.
  8. Yes. I have had protime/INR tests done at the medical center on both Coral Princess and Royal Princess. The test costs around $100. Maybe as much as $120. I did not attempt to turn this expense into insurance so I can’t speak to that. I now have my own tester and I test it myself.
  9. Thank you for this wonderful thread. I am booking a cruise on the Grand in December and I loved reading about your trip. Do you remember if the Grand has “on demand” tv programming?
  10. I reserved a car through sun transfers. I prepaid via PayPal. There are multiple options for cars that start at around €38. I chose a private car and It was around €42. I think taking a taxi from the taxi stand might be slightly less (€30-€35) but I like having someone meet me (sign with my name) when I arrive. https://www.suntransfers.com/
  11. I am currently at the hotel. Arrived at about 10:30am. Stored luggage in locker at the hotel for €2. Our room was ready at noon. We are on the second floor with a small balcony overlooking la rambla. It is just what I hoped we would have. We can hear some street noise as we expected. I don’t find it bothersome. The room is small, but it has character (exposed stone external wall) and the furnishings are in good condition. It is clean and the bed seems comfy. My husband says the pillows are a little “weak.” 😃 I brought my own pillow from home. The air conditio
  12. This has not been my experience. I am taking a cruise from Barcelona to Venice on the Veendam in June. We are flying in a few days early to Barcelona using Flight Ease For our return flights, I am flying out of Rome 10 days after the end of the cruise and my husband is flying out of Venice 1 day after the cruise.
  13. Thank you! I downloaded and printed my documents and it was there on the first page. Unfortunately it says open instead of early, so I guess we will see if it can be changed on the ship.
  14. I am booked on my first Holland America cruise in June on the Veendam. When I booked I was waitlisted for early dining. I tried to find my dining assignment in my booking information on Holland America’s website, but I don’t see it anywhere. I usually sail on Princess, so I am used to their cruise personalizer where this information is available on the booking online. Is it on Holland America’s online system somewhere or do I have to call to find out if I cleared the waitlist? I booked directly through Holland America (not TA) if that makes a difference. Thanks in a
  15. I will try to remember to report back. 😃 I have been trying to decide if I want to book a tour with Barcelona Day Tours.
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