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    Capital District of New York
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    Choral singing, attending concerts, travel, crafts, people watching
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    Princess, NCL

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  1. My wondering is: when the Gem begins to sail from Miami will they still reposition her to NYC for the winter season? Haven't heard much about other Miami sailings for the winter.
  2. I'm booked on a 10 day out of NYC, also. Hoping it will sail. Wondering if anyone knows if CDC has eliminated the restriction on how long a cruise can be sailing from US ports?
  3. I have stayed in the middle penthouse suite on deck 9 (I think) on the Spirit. I loved it.I love aft facing suites and have never felt they were particularly hot, unless the sun was shining directly on them. As others have said, there is virtually no wind when underway. On thing to consider - there is more vibration in the aft on the Spirit than on the newer ships but not enough to discourage us from booking it a second time. The vibration was most noticeable when the engines were starting as we were leaving port. We were not aware of the anchor being dropped in the morning or even the l
  4. We returned to Auckland late the night before we were to disembark due to a medical emergency. This was a short 3 day NZ cruise. Other than the one who was ill (and the family) no one disembarked until the next morning.
  5. We were scheduled on the POA the end of January. Because of the Hawaiian travel restrictions and still nothing clear about cruise ships sailing from the US, we decided to cancel this trip in late September. Thank you Coastalbreezes for your post that essentially validates my decision. It was a hard trip to cancel and I hope to make it at some point in the future once again.
  6. Bob Before I would book at this time, I would check with the cruise line I'm interested in to see if they would let me onboard given all the new health restrictions that seem to be being put in place. I know it's a bummer. Kidney disease became a real presence when planning vacations and even day outings during my marriage.
  7. Thanks for the link to this form. I had tried to find it last night without success. I'm going to ask my doctor if he would sign this form well before our final payment date. If he refuses, I will cancel the cruise with this being the stated reason. For the record, I'm in good health, at least as I type this. Joanne G, I so agree with you that such a form will not prevent much of what we saw spread through cruise ships the past month.
  8. We had a wonderful land tour in Alaska before boarding the ship. We thoroughly enjoyed the people we met and had fun with throughout the tour and cruise. However... the ship experience was questionable. The management crew was very stiff. The interior of the ship was very dark and little natural light in public areas. When we boarded, we found several empty beer cans under the bed. Several chairs in the upper forward lounge (the one over the bridge) had about half the chairs that provided a view to the front were broken and unusable. We have not sailed with this line again.
  9. We were on the Ruby in January with Club Class. Most nights we ate from the regular menu. Hubby really enjoyed all the duck on offer. He also tried pheasant for the first time. I enjoyed the pavlova frequently, which I haven't seen as much on Princess cruises in other parts of the world.
  10. The on board currency will be the AUS $. When you registure your credit card the charges will be reported in the onboard currency. Your credit card company will do the conversion when they bill you. Yes, it will be less in US$$. We were on the Ruby in January. At that time there was an automatic fee charged (I think under 2%) for using a credit card for payment of onboard charges.
  11. Thank you all for replies. I did check out the survey. It was about an upcoming cruise I have booked. After a couple of you posted about similar emails, I felt safe clicking on the link. I did tell my husband what it was about.
  12. I just received a survey that is supposed to be from Princess wanting my opinion about cruising and Princess Cruises. I'M SUSPICIOUS. In the email is a request that the contents of the survey be kept confidential. This does not seem normal for Princess. Also, the sending email does not seem to have come from Princess. I have NOT clicked to take the survey. Just wondering if anyone else has received such an email.
  13. I highly agree with both answers above. Yes, it takes a long time to get from one place to another in Alaska. That's how big it is. And, there is basically one road north/south. When I did a cruise tour several years ago we did it first, followed by the cruise. Besides having some time to unwind on the ship, you will probably also have formed some vacation friendships before boarding the ship. As far as the Denali tour, there is nothing better than the Tundra Wilderness tour. When I did it we started early enough in the day to see the full range without clouds. We are returning to
  14. We will be starting our trip in Alaska in Fairbanks on a Princess land tour. Does anyone know if taxis are readily available there to get us to our hotel?
  15. Margo Is there any chance the Access desk can/will help you on this. I'm disappointed it will be difficult to use my UK hair dryer on board. Had hoped to only bring one. May still only bring one and ask to borrow my NZ friend's hair dryer. Jane
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