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  1. What would happen to the stock price at least in the short term, if all, or at least most of, the "I bought the stock for the OBC" group sold off en mass due to losing the OBC?
  2. I don't think that they will touch the Military Benefit. I think that they truly believe in it. But if they did touch it, it would not look good. I also don't think that it really costs them that much. It doesn't cost them dollar for dollar. Just as a rough guesstimate, it probably costs them in the neighborhood 50 cents on the dollar. And, in the whole scheme of things, I think that it is a pretty small percentage of the total passengers that qualify for it. And that percentage is decreasing, not increasing. Fewer Military today than in the past. It will gradually keep costing less, without the public relations nightmare of eliminating it.
  3. As far as I can see, there isn't any reason you alone can't buy the package. This is from the Princess website. https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/food-and-dining/beverages/ Be sure to read the Terms and Conditions https://www.princess.com/html/global/personalizer/ssv/beverages/disclaimer/
  4. I would like to be 29 again with the free time and financial resources you now have. ๐Ÿ˜‹
  5. That is still not 150 passengers, packed yes, but not full to capacity. Please see NownZen's post below.
  6. I guess that answer is correct, but what we all want to know is: How many passengers are normally, or typically, loaded on to a tender, not the maximum. I think to seat the maximum would take some additional seating (in the aisles for example) to stuff a life boat with 150 very cozy passengers, that won't happen as a tender.
  7. I believe that cash is best. If you add the tip to the bill, it goes into the FLEET wide gratuity pool. There are exceptions, but in general, if you tip in cash, I think that they get to keep a piece it. I'm sure that it is shared, but with a much smaller pool.
  8. @BabySarge This has been our experience. My wife has a Paperwhite and loves it. I have not been able to download books for her with MedallionNet. I got into "trouble" because I told her I would be able to get books for her. Nope, couldn't do it. Was also told by IT Manager it won't work. She now loads her Kindle up, and if necessary, I have a Samsung tablet with the Kindle app that she can use in a pinch. But as @BabySarge says, it is not a Kindle, light, and easy to read.
  9. If mid-ship, be sure you are not in a cabin above a Tender. The machinery for lowering the Tenders is bolted directly to the beds. You will know when you are in a Tender port.
  10. This is true for rolling side to side. But if you look at the ship as a see-saw, and midship cabins as the pivot point fore and aft, there is much less rolling and pitching midship. Take a stick, hold it in the middle and notice the motion at the ends as you move the stick from the middle like sailing into waves.
  11. I'm envious of your organizational skills. I end up with so many lists, that I have a list of lists. That is a true story!
  12. I appreciate your humor, but you give them to much credit. This is more 20th century.
  13. I think that this is the way to go. It ties them together in many ways. For one, if one has to cancel, and they all decide to cancel, since they are linked, they can all cancel and get whatever refund they might lose if not linked.
  14. Yes, I've been lucky enough twice. It was fun. I think that if a bartender has enough background, he or she can put it on on their own. So it is hit or miss. It will probably be above and beyond the package, but worth it.
  15. I've always had to sign the receipt in the gift shops.
  16. AND, it is always drinks or wine. Never a specialty restaurant, shore excursion, spa or ship's store etc. overcharge.
  17. Speaking from a bad experience, let me add to be SURE and do this before the last day. DON'T accept any promises about showing up before disembarkation. Mine did not, and I never was able to get any satisfaction after disembarking. Let's just say that they beat me down and I made a pretty good donation toward paying down their debt. Please, no comments needed about what I should have done. While it was a tidy sum, it was not life changing, or worth the aggravation, so I just put it behind me and moved on.
  18. Plus, you may not be able to get the same cabin, if that matters. To me, the risk of losing a cabin I like is not worth it.
  19. Princess, like most companies never "require" anything, telling some people to do something, or not do something is a big red flag. Unfortunately, some people feel like suggesting or recommending is for everyone else, not them.
  20. True, as someone looking forward to a safe cruise, those are the cases that I am interested in. The media doesn't really focus on cases on cruise ships, you are naturally attracted to reports on cruise ships. I'm a long time cruiser, but I accept the fact that in reality, there are more cases of Covid on cruise ships than there are in cities larger than cruise ships.
  21. Just one man's opinion: I agree about the smoke, I've never been a smoker, and dislike smoky surroundings as much as the next person. But somehow, this does not sound fun to me. No noise of machines paying off, the fun of watching other people and their "lucky" charm moves etc., everything about just being in a casino. This seems even worse than drinking alone.
  22. Could you please name the entertainers you have encountered? Thanks
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