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About BigWaveDave87

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    Highland CA
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    camping, fishing, hiking, cruising, road racing, Ford Mustangs
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    California Costal

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  1. Our last cruise was February 6th to the 10th, 2020 on the Royal Princes. West Coast Getaway out of San Pedro with port calls at Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico. This cruise was with my DW and our DD and her friend who had a front facing balcony next to ours. This was fun and relaxing short cruise. I surprised my DW by decorating our stateroom with an "Academy Awards" theme and rope lights being they were doing the Oscars on our return leg from Ensenada on Sunday evening. Happy Trails 🥃
  2. We were happy to get the same side (Port) on the upgrade being we like to watch the sunsets on the way up to SF and on our return from Ensenda, be able to see the city skyline and lights from the balcony when we depart SF, when anchored off Monterey to see the city and coastline (depending on the wind direction), and when having the ultimate balcony breakfast in Ensenada to look out at the overly large Mexican flag that is flown at the port. We are happy to have any side on a cruise but when we check the itinerary we like to see what side best meets our requirements for that cruise.
  3. We just received a upgrade from a balcony to a mini suite on the same side and deck for our Oct. 2020 cruise at no charge. Maybe they will do a second upgrade to a full suite?Princess did this on a repositioning cruise on the Island Princess we did a few years ago. Happy Trails 🥃
  4. We just did a cruise on the Royal Princes (cabin L101). Under the bed is a 220/240 volt outlet that I used for my CPAP machaine. Just needed to plug in an adapter that I purchased from Amazon to use it. Also make sure to check the voltage rating on the power pack or whatever you plan to use. Needs to be 120/220 volts or 120/240 volts. I didn't want an extension cord going across the floor so I used this outlet instead. Happy Trails 🥃
  5. The wine and water glasses (and the smaller bathroom glasses) are on the stewards carts. I just politely ask to have the wine and extra glasses when they get a chance. In doing this they will know what we need and keep the bar area stocked with new glasses as we use them. Happy Trails 🥃🍷
  6. We do the same thing. He or she brings them soon after. We also ask to have four of the drink glasses in the room. DW likes to have her Johnnie Gingers and I my Scotch on the rocks. Happy Trails 🥃
  7. We used the App to order the free drink. My DD and her friend had a separate cabin and charge account's did not see any gratuity charged for this transaction. The DW and I didn't either. Not sure what the DD or her friend ordered but I know it was something that was fruity and sweet. I did martinis for this cruise (Scotch is my preferred drink) and the DD likes Scotch mixed with 7-Up or ginger ale. After the freebie it was dirty martinis with extra olives and a side of stuffed olives when available. Happy Trails 🍸
  8. Yes you can add this to your on board account. Just disembarked from the Royal. DW used the stateroom account to play some slots using the screen on the machine to room.
  9. Just disembarked from the Royal on 2/10/20 having spent 4 nights in L101. The sliding door was never locked by the crew while the ship was under sail. I did notice a small magnetic contact switch in the door frame and slider. This may indicate that the door is open or closed to someone? They may require that the door be closed and locked in rough seas and this switch let's them know if it is not. We did have the door cracked open about 2 to 3 inches at night to let in some fresh air and no one ever notified us to close it even when the ship was moving. Happy Trails 🥃
  10. YES to the water shoes! I did the shore fishing excursion that required us to wade out in to the surf. The surf was nothing but sharp and unlevel rocks. Also the shoreline had very little or no sand. The water shoes made the day. Also the fishing was great. Hooked up on just about every cast of the bait. 🎣 Happy Trails 🥃
  11. The Emerald also departed San Pedro about an hour ago. Haven't seen anyone with a "live from" posting anything to ask. Happy Trails 🥃
  12. I asked the same question for those that just boarded the Royal that departed San Pedro a few hours ago. Happy Trails 🥃
  13. Question, Did you have any additional health screening due to the Coronavirus? When I checked my cruise manger last night it had a window saying additional health screening would be done before boarding. Also if you had traveled from or through mainland China in the last 14 days prior to arriving at the port you would not be allowed to board the ship. Some exceptions to the travel ban where also noted. You had to acknowledge reading the info before you could go to your cruise information. DD and I will be boarding this ship on the 6th. Happy Trails 🥃
  14. Watching the San Pedro webcam. I see that the Royal backed out of the port. Smooth sailings. Happy Trails 🥃
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