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  1. We’ve only sailed Princess so want to know about Celebrity’s tipping policy.  Is it automatic?  Are you allowed to remove the automatic tips and give cash to individuals?  Are drink tips automatically applied?  Any info would be helpful!


  2. first hotel is lima...flight to cusco depends——sometimes yes to checking luggage (part of our group was able to check, but some were not and stored theirs in the overhead bins which were smaller than usual..it is usually total chaos at the airport—-lines are only a suggestion 😂.....you will need to ask your excursion director at your hotel meeting in lima...if you take a carry-on sized suitcase you will be fine either way


  3. Your large cruise suitcase will stay at the first hotel ....then the land portion breaks down into 2 segments..one you can have a carry-on suitcase that they will weigh and strictly adhere to the size dimensions-you will always be responsible for carrying it yourself.   You will leave that second smaller suitcase at the second hotel and can then take a SMALLER one (collapsible duffel) with minimal things to the third hotel...be sure you are able to carry everything yourself—-it’s about the experience of the sacred valley and the amazing culture so think minimalist...those who didn’t on our trip spent so much time on their material things that they ruined it for their spouses and close friends who had to pick up their slack


  4. you will leave your suitcases at the hotel...we each took a carry-on type duffle with the bare minimum of a couple of basic clothes changes and important daily meds.  absolutely nothing fancy...you will need basic rain poncho and sturdy shoes-think camping mode for the entire trip...the hotels are nice, people great and scenery is gorgeous...it’s a bucket-lister...take the least you can as you will be moving it yourself...there isn't much room on the train——my bag was on the floor under my feet.... you will reunite with your suitcase right where you left it at the hotel


  5. We did the transatlantic on the Crown arriving back on Oct 8...there was a Coast Guard inspection going on, it was raining, the lines backed up inside before customs (even with global entry), and outside trying to get transportation to the airport-then there was construction on the freeway to the airport...long frustrating mess with several couples in our group missing their 11:30 flight.  Having been through that scenario in Ft Lauderdale once before, I booked the 2 pm flight and we were back home in PHX in time to see our gorgeous sunset!  Good luck if you choose to take an early flight!


  6. just got off crown transatlantic—had a 2:30 flight out of miami....between the immigration lines, bags being unloaded in the wrong area,  one hour wait on other passengers with a transfer, tsa lines, and traffic tied up because of rain and road construction, we barely made it. (we disembarked a few minutes after 8 am)....several others in our group missed their flights....decide what is best for you but don't complain like most of our group did when things didn't work out!


  7. Since the Crown is now a medallion ship and they have taken away the mailboxes outside the staterooms, is there anywhere near the door to leave a note for the occupants (we’re not taking our phones on the ship so communicating through medallion is not an option)....thx!


  8. small flat bottom rubber raft that holds 8 people and has a high speed motor...goes very fast through the small inlets of the fjords for a very up close experience that stops at a few tiny villages with magnificent scenery!


  9. We have taken many Princess cruises but have always had set dining times.  We are sailing on the Crown next month and find that the numerous late port departures and 5 pm dining time not to our liking.   How does anytime dining actually work?   How long is the wait if we don’t have a reservation?  We like meeting others-can we request to be seated with several others?  Can we choose different times each night by just showing up?


  10. We are going on the British Isles cruise in mid-September.  Can anyone tell me how rough the seas usually are at that time of year.  Starting in Dublin and going to Belfast, Invergorden, Edinburgh,  Brussels,  Le Havre, and South Hampton.  I wanted to try cruising without seasick meds, and wondering if this is the cruise to try....or not?

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