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Jase0581

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About Jase0581

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  • Location
    Salt Lake City
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    New Zealand
  1. I have been waiting patiently for this epic and I'll be in it for the long haul. Thank you for taking the time to share it with us. Also, I wanted to thank you as I took my first non Princess cruise this year on the Silhouette and your previous review helped me prepare and know what to expect. I liked not feeling like a total newbie cruiser again.
  2. I was in F721 in 2017. The window was about 3/4's the size of the one that geoherb posted, but room layout the same. There was a constant light hum in my cabin, due to being above a mechanical room. It was not bothersome to me, but a light sleeper could have issues with it. I loved the location of it.
  3. My last EZAir reservation was ticketed at 28 days before the flight.
  4. I have had Adam Love on one of our cruises as the Entertainment Director, he was fairly quiet at the start, but as ED he didn't need to be front and center. I would guess he was just filling in the CD role until Corey could get to the ship.
  5. On my last EZ Air booking the flights weren't ticketed until 28 days before departure.
  6. I just got off the Silhouette yesterday from my first Celebrity cruise, and while I haven't been on the Sapphire Princess I have been on the Diamond which is the sister ship. The staterooms on the Silhouette are much better than on Princess, with the exception of storage space. To get a sofa in a Princess cabin you need to go to a mini-suite on most ships. I found the Silhouette to have little movement in the moderate seas we saw on a couple days of the sailing. Nothing felt unstable at all, same for any of the Princess ships I have been on. I would say that the MDR food was better on Celebrity than what I have had on Princess, the food on Princess is good I just think I was so used to the menus that the change may have made it better. The food in the buffet is average and about the same on both lines. Where I feel Celebrity shined on the Silhouette is the speciality restaurants. I ate at Murano, Tuscan Grill, and Lawn Club Grill and all were way above what Princess offers. The Sapphire was redesigned to appeal to the Japanese market and there are several features for that demographic. I am a Princess fan and now a Celebrity one too. I loved the Silhouette and still love all of the Princess ships I have been on. I would say to look at price, itinerary and any perks you may get and decide based on that. Whatever you chose I don't think it would be a bad one.
  7. Can't wait for this review as Cuba is on my bucket list for travel. As always your reviews are excellent, thank you for taking the time to do them. It was based on your Silhouette review that I have a cruise booked next month on that ship.
  8. I am really enjoying your review and photos, thank you for taking the time. It is getting me excited for my first X cruise on the Silhouette next month.
  9. I ran into this same issue when doing my last booking. The problem was a website glitch, it wouldn’t bring up the option to use the FCD on a cruise that was after the book by expiration date. Had to call Princess to apply it.
  10. Thank you for doing this wonderful review. I did this same itinerary on the Diamond in March of this year and it was fun remembering that while reading your review. I am sorry you missed the Fjordlands, we didn't have ideal weather on our cruise for them, but in the end only missed out on Doubtful Sound. It was overcast and raining in Milford Sound, but made for an amazing sight with hundreds of waterfalls.
  11. I have a question are you based in Australia, as the OP is asking for someone booked via Princess in the USA. In which case the OBC costs are simply listed in USD. As your example would be correct for someone who is booked in Australia, but has a cruise that operates in USD and not for someone who is booked in the US and on a cruise that operates in AUD.
  12. Pre-purchased OBC will convert from USD to AUD, unless the personalizer has changed recently you will not know what that rate is. It will only give you the USD amount, so my guess is it converts at the going rate on the date of the cruise. For a cruise in March of this year I pre-purchased 200USD and when I boarded it was 256AUD. You can charge slot play to your folio, not sure about tables as I only play slots.
  13. If you use a TA for booking check with them. Many TAs can do the application for the Australian ETA via their systems free of charge. Our TA for our Australia/New Zealand cruise handled it for us.
  14. I have been on both the Island and the Emerald and IMO they both felt about the same in regards to crowding. Between the 2 ships I would select the Emerald. The reasons being it has an International Cafe, Anytime dining seems to be a little smoother on the Emerald, and the layout of the theater is better in regards to getting into and out of it. The Island does suffer from the elimination of the aft lounge and it is noticeable in the way things are scheduled. The Island does have a covered pool while the Emerald does not. That being said my favorite cruise so far has been on the Island and that is due to the amazing crew. A lot of people will say the will never cruise the Island, but I don't feel that way. I wouldn't hesitate to book on her again, it is just the Emerald has more of what I find important.
  15. Unfortunately Princess does not convert the OBC from USD to AUD from the FCD. It is given in the amount on the FCD letter in whatever the onboard currency is. There isn't anything you can do since it is a cruise with AUD as the onboard currency you receive the amount in AUD. Just be thankful that, at least based on today's conversion, that you are getting slightly more back in OBC than you paid for the FCD.
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