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  1. Hi - yes, my DH is on oxygen and has an Inogen portable for when he leaves the house. He uses it around the ship and we rented a concentrator for when he is in the cabin. We contacted Special Needs at Sea. The concentrator was in the room when we boarded and it had all the necessary tubing. They also left a spare with the medical department in case something went wrong with the first one. Fortunately we didn't need it. He has 2 of the long term batteries for his POC so one was always charging. He liked the one in the room because the tubing was longer and he didn't have to carry the Inog
  2. Hi Jim, We've been fortunate enough to splurge on a full suite twice. Regarding the specialty restaurant on the first night, you make the reservation when you are on board; there should be a card in the room. You can call the dine line or just go to whichever restaurant you choose and make the reservation there. Our first time they let us make the reservation for a different night - doesn't hurt to ask. On the mini bar - the first time there was already a set up and we didn't know that you could change things out. The second time the fridge was empty and had a note to call
  3. We also paid $800 per person last month when we booked a Hawaii cruise for 3/2022. Glad I booked when I did though because the price has gone up significantly. I used the last of my FCD when I booked Alaska for next July.
  4. In April and again in May the offer was free ocean view plus $500 free play and Princess Plus. The one today was like yours, inside and $50.
  5. Hi Vino, We were on the Grand in November 2019 in cabin D736 and loved it. I hope your cabin on the Regal is just as good!
  6. We also sent ours for renewal in March, check cashed on March 13th. Nothing back yet.
  7. Does anyone have an idea of where the Ruby might go when it returns to San Francisco on 9/18/2021 after it's last Alaska cruise of that season? I've searched around but can't seem to find anything. We were thinking about booking the 9/8/2021 Alaska and thought about a back to back to wherever it goes next. Thanks.
  8. Rossini - it was on the Crooner's menu but I didn't see it on our Grand cruise in November, however the bartender's still made it. The inside of a champagne flute coated with raspberry syrup, then a shot of Chambord and topped off with champagne. Yummy!
  9. We've done this cruise from San Diego (on HAL), Vancouver and San Francisco. We prefer SF as it is closer to us and easier to get to. I see you are from N.C. Have you been to either LA or SF before? If not, I would take that into consideration; which city would you like to see? SF is a nicer port to sail from and easier to sightsee before or after. Either way I think you will enjoy especially if you like sea days.
  10. I also say thanks for the pictures and info, our cruise stops in Guatemala in October and I've been looking at excursions; this one was on my short list of possibilites. It's nice to have a better idea of what to expect.
  11. We've taken the whale watching excursion thru Princess twice in Juneau and have seen orcas both times. They're much smaller than I thought as they are actually in the dolphin family. Good luck!
  12. We were in D736 r/t Hawaii in November and loved it. The balcony is fully covered you get a view to the side as well as the back. Our neighbors in D734 had no problems with their room. We didn't hear any noise and no soot or vibration problems. I would book it again in a heartbeat but full suites are usually a bit over our budget.
  13. My DH and I usually cruise on Princess; he does have some mobilty issues and is on oxygen so he rarely gets off the ship. I take excursions on my own and only bring the bare neccesities as mentioned above. The one thing I do is look around on the beach for others from the ship, noticable by the distinctive blue and white striped towels of Princess. I try to get a spot in the same area. At CB at Sea mentioned, most people will keep an eye on your things if you ask. It's a great way to meet others from your ship.
  14. As franktown mentioned, there used to be and maybe still are Joe Kenda cruises. He and other members of the show would hold meet and greets and question and answer sessions. I really like his show, no more new episodes but there are some on demand. I did watch a you tube video and it was weird seeing him in a polo shirt rather than his grey suit and blue shirt. The actor who portrays him was also there and wearing the same dark suit he always wears on the show.
  15. We've done 9 Princess cruises (Platinum) and have never received a pin, not that I would wear it anyway.
  16. A crocodile on the lake bank while going thru the Panama Canal.
  17. Thanks jwattle, picked up a few good ones!
  18. I've never seen on the personalizer but it's always on a list at the casino desk. Like tompeter I always bring a copy of documentation. Good Luck!
  19. We do mini-suites on the Grand, most recentlfy this last November and I have not seen conditioner in quite a while, just the shampoo combo.
  20. Hi - I can't help with the parking but for your dad - when you let him off request a wheel chair right away. Someone will bring one and push him into the terminal, through security and to a special check in desk. That person is not a Princess employee. The desk is lower so the person in the wheelchair doesn't have to stand. They will then wheel you to a waiting area and a Princess employee will take over, wheeling him up the gangway and to wherever on the ship you would like. My DH can't stand very long and can walk short distances without stopping but the gangway is too much for him. We
  21. Hi- it depends on the movie (how popular) and the weather and what else is going on around the ship. The only time I've ever seen it real crowded is during sporting events like the Super Bowl; get there real early for that! They do supply blankets in case it's chilly. The movie is then shown the next day on TV in the stateroom on demand.
  22. We just got back from a r/t Hawaii on the Grand, aft suite D736 and loved it. Really liked sitting out on the balcony watching and listening to the wake. It rained one afternoon in Kauai and sat out there and didn't feel a drop.
  23. We did the same cruise last month; the crab shack was at lunch, dont remember if it was once or twice. I didn't make it the buffet very ofter so don't know about the seafood buffett.
  24. I think you need to think about how much time you send in the room. If you like to be out and about the ship all day taking part in the activities offered and socializing, maybe a mini would be ok but if you like to spend a lot of time in the room relaxing, watching movies, reading or whatever a suite may be better. Private jetted tub vs hot tubs on deck. Sending your laundry vs doing your own in the laundry room. Specialty breakfast vs buffet or mdr. Personally, if we could afford it I would do a suite every time.
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