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charlie murphy

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  1. very interesting information here. I am amazed by the pictures and information that people are able to get and post. Maybe someone can shed a some light on this question that I have? It is very interesting to see the movement of the ships and the meanander close to their home ports, that's a good sign and is a logical first step to return to getting back to accepting passengers. I would assume that those ships have minimal crews on board for essential operations only. so the question is: Is it possible to see he movement of personal onto the ships, as in contacts offered and actual movement of
  2. I am sure if posting on this page is a mistake as I am sure there is a wealth of financial savvy here and research that I would have no clue even existed. However, here is my question : Are the bookings the use of FFC and inidivduals using that $$ + or new $$. I am not sure if it matters if it is new $$ or old. But it may be reflective of the increase in andvanced bookings, lots of people playing with house money , not willing to chance 2021 and shooting for 2022. thoughts?
  3. Is specialty dining in one of specialty venues a perk, night one of the cruise if in a suite?
  4. with regard to the health issues that the tread seems to have taken. Instead of complaining about the 'chronic conditions that the CDC has defined'. Take your passion and desire to do something you love like going on a cruise and let it motivate you to do something healthy for yourself! Use this a your motivator to change that chronic condition, Obesity , heart disease , diabetes, etc. You just have to be good enough to get that bill of Good health from the Doctor, not super man or wonder girl! A good attitude and commitment to achieving healthy goals goes a long way with your doctor and your
  5. Have to say with this round of cancelled cruises Princess seems a lot less sure of themselves. With much less generous incentives to "stick with us" benefits. It looks like we can expect a 25% increase in price in the coming season. Maybe not immediately, the wounds will still be too fresh but the following season and the seasons after that I expect a spike in price that exceeds "normal" inflation and now compare those 'sales' closely to see if they are really a sale. Basically, I believe FCC + 25% or 100% refund is a wash. It comes does down to who you trust with YOUR money.
  6. Why would you book a cruise 3 days from LA to Vancouver at this time? ( 30 days out ) Can you actually book this cruise from start (selecting cabins) and end by submitting payment for this cruise OR are you looking at it on a web page that lists the sailing. I would imagine that cruises in this time frame may still have a listing, however, the cruise line may not be taking/ completing reservations. If one is able to book this cruise from start to finish today 30 days out I would be very surprised. ( and I am right there with you second city) I am not sure why you are looking for
  7. 5% , what would be reasonable if you cancelled? you paid 1280$ for some tour (s) if you are cancelling . they will give you back 1, 216 $. It costs you 64 bucks to cancel. you paid 1280 for a tour and the cruise cancels. they will refund your 1280$ ( 100 % of your tour) that sounds reasonable. what about travel insurance. They would probably cover your 64$. would it be worth the hassle? I"ve paid that much for a pair of skis I keep a day too long!
  8. welcome home. good luck to all you on the coral as you get to you homes. Continued thoughts and prayers as you continue on your journeys. If you are reading this after you are safely home, know that a community of people were sending you good vibes as you were on board.
  9. thank you. Noted and Edited ( NOT put down on a table....) we have all seen that person put a used tissue up a sleeve , down on table or in a pocket that is what i was trying to say. stay healthy Nor Cal.
  10. this from the state that had a beach full of spring breakers, overflowed night clubs and over run streets that would NOT close down, when the rest of the country was closing businesses, keeping social distance and following the recommendations of the WHO and CDC. FLORIDA wrong time to take a stand. Time to stand up and accept the humanitarian responsibility, in a situation that needs compassion. We are all suffering, resources are stretched and doing the best we can. What you are dealing with is not new, I am sure that experts have learned from their past mistakes and can lead an organized pr
  11. I am not an expert but here is what I understand: -covid 19 is a droplet based illness as it is understood currently. (humidy from breathing , cough or sneeze are examples of droplets) . - it is also called by covid 19 virus or novel corona virus ( "new" "crown" virus / corona viruses look like crowns) - covid 19 is a respirator illness , much like a flu and as such is spread like a flu -it is a LOWER respiratory illness not an upper respiratory illness. -so when we breath be exhale not only air ( gases) but also tiny vapor droplets. If we cough or sneeze a lot o
  12. I realize your frustration but wouldn't a simpler, more productive and more helpful resolve in your situation be to call princess directly. Explain your receipt of the email asking from same pay payment of monies to your account. Have customer service explain why you were receiving the email. Then, rectify the situation by either finding out it was a mistake on their end or an oversight on your end. At which time, you could make an informed decision with regard to you next action. One, pay 98 pounds or two, cancel the cruise and request a refund of your 2 pounds. Then finally, come onto the
  13. Yeah , you and every other DAD in the world is hoping for the house to get TP'ed. I am teaching my kids to taunt their friends one at a time , while reminding the friends to keep social distancing, and not to congregate in groups. This way we may get TP'ed several consecutive Friday and Saturday nights with the occasional week night since the kids are out of school. Hoping for no weekend rain, light winds, and kids with weak throws. Waiting for Halloween maybe ( hopefully) too late. I am going for the Easter TP , father's day TP and fourth of July TP. I like the light hearted posts on this
  14. "leave the clothes, take the toilet paper"
  15. kind of makes sense. in terms of work flow. At least you know your request is being processed . I am sure a lot of things are happening simultaneously but some faster than others. I have never been on one of the medallion cruises, but would image that since everything is connected to that FOB it would need to be deactivated asap. I am sure you must get those at some point preceding the cruise ( weeks?, never been on one of those ships) and they are not something that the "medallion department " just whips up a few days before a cruise for 2500 +/-passengers. I doubt that this is done to save
  16. is an upgrade something that randomly happens or something that one signs up to be able to get? princess does this or your TA does this? And when and where does one sign up if they need too register? thanks
  17. you all are the safest on the ship! it's a honeymoon cruise! Unless the other one in the room is sick. there is room service and that's about all you need. congrats on your wedding and trip.
  18. just looked at this thread. a bit frustrated with princess and answers I received on the phone yesterday . We have an up coming cruise planned and i specifically asked if crew members move from ship to ship and was told "NO they sign a contract for one ship and are assigned to that ship " . Now I read the beginning of this tread and find out that what i was told is likely not correct.
  19. I researched the brewery after hearing about it , reading about it's location and seeing pictures of the old brewery and new. From what I recall the owners/ brewers sold the brewery and recipes to a local restaurant and the location moved to restaurant location in the village. It did not sound like the new owners were brewers but very enthusiastic to continue the breweries traditions. I would like to know if someone has tried the beers since the brewery moved to it's new location . from the beer list nothing pops out but I would try a flight to support a local craft brewer, just wish it was
  20. Check a flight from SD to LAX , john wayne, or long beach: may be able to get it in the 100 to 150 range one way ( less than an hour flight) . then get the shuttle or uber airport to SP. not sure if costs and time will work out less than UBER . just something to look at . good luck .
  21. i think we are in Juneau for 11 or 12 hours so a couple hours on the bus? maybe a good time to let the legs rest. maybe stop at the brewery .
  22. 12 $ for what? I is good to be the KING!
  23. there is a Ton to see ! All within "easy" walking ( it is all flat) distance of the Church on Spilled Blood. you will need to do your research. I would look at a map and pick a couple of places you might like to see. then depending on the drop off spot make a goal of getting to that spot. It is a big place. but you will only have to navigate one major street if you get tired, walk back the other side of the street to your meeting point. you can walk a block off the main drag and come right back It is so easy .do not let this tread or what you read here intimidate you into thinking that you ca
  24. thanks, that will be a stop from now on . I never knew. ( the passenger service desk patter for day of boarding )
  25. here is a duh question, in the posts it is common for one to write something like in this post "The back page of the Princess Patter will show which restaurant is open". where do you get this patter? isn't that in the room laying on the bed. usually we eat before we are in the room.
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