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  1. We have booked a Club Class mini suite on the Sky and they put us in an accessible cabin (B432) . Does anyone have photos of this type mini suite on the Sky or her sister ship? I cannot find any information on these. Thanks in advance,
  2. I think Alaska would be a great time to sail the Pacific Princess. We sailed her a little over a year ago on the transatlantic and she was in great shape then. I'm sure, with the last, drydock, they have made even more improvements. For the 17 days we were on the ship, we never lacked activities. The entertainment staff on this ship operate a little differently than on larger ships. They are far more engaging and attentive. Before the crossing (leaving the Canaries) the ship picked up some crew families with kids. For the rest of the cruise, they could be seen providing entertainment and activ
  3. If you have a choice I would also go for the Caribe deck. The baloneys are larger and partially covered. As others have said, either side would be good.
  4. I think Shooters Bar on deck 6 between the casino and the theater is for smokers and there were smokers towards starboard/aft outside on the Promenade deck 7 when we last cruised the Star..
  5. You only get one first cruise so take a deep breath and enjoy the moment. Sit done with your family and form some questions to ask and bring them to this forum. There are many, extremely and helpful, people on these boards who love to help. Prepare to be a little nervous, excited, and curious. The night before you leave, you will not sleep much. Unless you are really compelled, keep your excursions to one a port stop. We did 2 each port and were exhausted before our first cruise was complete. Give yourselves some time to explore the ports and the surrounding areas. Also, you may wa
  6. Our stewards have been very accommodating when asking for distilled water and have gone as far as assuring we had a cord to use if needed. As an additional precaution, you may want to let your husband know to bring and extra filter, mask, or tube just to be on the safe side. I had a tube failure (fitting) on a cruise once and there is no place to get a new one. Also, you may already know, but he can carry his CPAP on the airplane as a medical device in addition to his normal carry-on at no expense or question. Have a nice cruise.
  7. Pick up games can happen, for sure. I've seen the courts open pretty late. There are lots of things to do on these ships. You may want to consider joining the roll call for this sailing. You can get some good ideas and make connections before you go.
  8. Hopefully, you got a "Booking Confirmation - Guest Copy" sent to you. In the Guest Information section, you should see a Dining row. That will show you your dining choice. I couldn't find our upcoming dining time in the calendar either. For a first cruise I don't know if it matters how many days it is. You may feel yourself resisting the disembarking process. If you do, you'll need to book another cruise, and maybe one with more days. Cruising can be habit forming. Have fun!!!
  9. While we can't pretend to know what they do, or don't, know; I see your point about the tip issue.
  10. I carry a power conversion kit with a cord (with case) in my carry-on. I've never been stopped. It does not have a surge protector. I'm sure the cabin stewards give it a "once over" to be sure it's legal. We bought it for our land vacations in Europe and it works well for European style outlets on the ship for our additional power needs.
  11. Our driver took us right outside the terminal door. Very easy. I should add our driver said she has always been able to drive straight to the ship. We were coming from a transfer and excursion from Rome so we boarded around 1 PM. Those who we met that boarded earlier said the process was fast for them.
  12. FWIW we were on the transatlantic TA last December and were next door in 8069. We had no problems with the WIFI connections. For this cruise we were only using Apple IPhones and IPads. I don't know if that makes a difference, but we had no problems where we used it on the ship.
  13. We always went to the International Café on the Plaza Deck (5) which is The Piazza. Starboard side.
  14. Easy ship to figure out. Entertainment and activities forward; food aft. You can get from the dining room (aft on deck 5 to the Pacific Lounge (forward on deck 10) in minutes. Easy to overshoot the forward and aft stairwells at first. Very laid back with great service.
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