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  1. Will be arriving in NYC on the 21st of Sept. on a TA and can't remember whether EZ-Chek is available in NYC or not. I seem to remember seeing/hearing somewhere that it was only available in Seattle (prior to their Port Valet program) and Fort Lauderdale. Does anybody know whether it is available in NYC or not? Thanks for any info you can provide. Tom
  2. Does anybody know if the Princess EZ-Chek program is available for cruises ending in NYC? I seem to remember reading somewhere that it was only available in Fort Lauderdale and Seattle. And before anybody mentions it, I know about the Port Valet program being available in Seattle as a temporary replacement for EZ-Chek. Thanks for any info on the availability in NYC. Tom
  3. That is not correct. You enter the building labeled "Marel Seattle" and you are in a business that has nothing to do with the cruise industry. The building you go to for a cruise is at the far end of the pier at the building labeled "Smith Cove Cruise Terminal" and that is where to drop off your luggage, go through check-in and get on your ship. Your ship, if you are getting onto a Carnival, Celebrity, or Holland-America ship it will be on the west side (the left side as you're looking at the picture) and if you're getting onto a Princess or a Royal Caribbean ship it will be on the east side (the right side as you're looking at the picture.) The gangways to the ships are about where the words "Smith Cove Cruise Terminal" are located in that picture. Tom
  4. That is hilarious! I suspect that there would probably be a few people who would be in the negative numbers in sailing history, but there would hopefully not be many of them. Tom
  5. Perhaps, but perhaps not. I doubt if anyone at all does what the the person who posted what I replied to (Donray, I believe) said in their original post "... deposit down on a dozen rooms and then cancel just before the payment is due..." does. If that is the case then there should definitely be a limit to how many deposits you should be able to have active at one time, or require that after some given number of cruises are made by a given person that the deposits be non-refundable because that would seem, at least to me, to be taking advantage of a situation. But, again, is that really a problem in the real world? Only the cruise lines know and I would suspect that if that were the case, they would have "taken care" of the situation already (or soon will) in some shape or fashion. Tom
  6. Never refundable? Nope, definitely disagree with that. Limits on what is refundable? Yep, there should be limits, no doubt. Any passenger should be able to make a temporary (for lack of a better word) deposit while they check on some situation or with some other person to see if the cruise is workable with other situations or people. When the end of the temporary deposit period is reached, then the deposit would be terminated and the cabin returned to available status, the funds returned to the person who made the deposit in the same form as it was originally made (e.g. returned to an active FCD, credited to credit card, etc.) That would prevent the situations you described while allowing some measure of protection to both the person making the deposit, other cruisers and the cruise line involved. Tom
  7. Somewhere I saw a link to watchband type of holder that they had found on Amazon that was good for holding a medallion and now I can't find it. Does anybody have such a link? Tom
  8. Just FYI, that link now shows only a blank screen and the words " Video unavailable ". Tom
  9. Yes, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Vermont, and Washington. Tom
  10. I answered a question asked about 1 situation. You added additional factors/changed the situation and then made assumptions. Don't want to play the "what if" game. Tom
  11. Wow, such a quick response!! Thanks for the info. Sounds like a pretty solid source, huh? 🙂 Tom
  12. Just out of curiosity, what was the occasion/source of the webinar? I'm just wondering if it was in relation to a employee/employer webinar, or a customer/business webinar or what? Not doubting your word or anything along that line, as I said, it's just out of curiosity. Tom
  13. The enhanced driver's license is NOT required for a person going on a cruise that allows for a birth certificate to be used for ID (e.g. Mexico or Canada). A regular driver's license is okay. Tom
  14. Actually, you can tell if a cruiser is under 21 by the absence of the letter A in the lower right-hand corner of the cruise card. Sometimes a blue card may mean that the person that the card belongs to is a friend or a family member of a Princess employee and the person can have more than enough cruises to be Platinum or even Elite. You can even tell if a person is over 18 but still under the age of 21. I don't know if this policy of showing the loyalty level of children is being phased in or what but I do know that as of this past weekend there were still children with blue cards and loyalty numbers the same as their parents and the color of the parents' cards were not blue. Maybe it's being tested on some ships and not on others. Who knows?! Tom
  15. One thing also on the subject of insurance is to check the credit card that you use to pay for your cruise. Often, the issuer has some insurance coverage that might let you reduce some of the insurance cost also. Tom
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