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  1. Great logical response.
  2. It's not a real inaugural, but the fifth Sky cruise. DW and I are b2b on the 3'rd and 4'th out of Rome and Barcelona. The Dec 1 cruise is the first out of Lauderdale so I guess that is the difference between an inaugural and maiden cruise.
  3. The anytime dining on Regal is the Symphony on deck 5. I believe the "no useable space" is a galley. You have to go up or down a deck to go from Concerto to Allegro as you are not allowed through the galley except on a tour. The Regal is a great ship. We have cruised on her 5 times.
  4. We are Canadian Platinum members on a 21 day b2b this November. We can purchase internet thtough the Personalizer now for $75 CAD for the first cruise of 7 days and $125 CAD for the second cruise of 14 days. Is it better to purchase now or wait until we board on embarkation day?
  5. Some people are oblivious, I guess......
  6. I changed my game the last three cruises and did not get sick. I vigorously washed my hands over a dozen times a day, especially before and after the buffet. I did not touch the handrails despite sticking almost exclusively to the stairs. I had a paper towel in my hand to wrap around the door handle if I used and when eciting a public washroom. I opened my balcony door 2-3 times a day to bring in some fresher air. I also tried to refrain from touching my lips or eyes with my hands. No guarantees but it does stack a few more odds in my favor or so I would like to believe.
  7. We just "kind" of did this on a b2b with a one way on the first b and another on the second b. Don't think you can on a specific sailing though as the cancellation screen comes up when a flight is already booked.
  8. I remember a day on Royal when they had four different kinds of schnitzel. I think it was a German food theme day.
  9. Credit card companies charge retailers anywhere from 1 to 4 percent on purchases here in the USA and Canada. These charges are buried in the price of the purchase by the retailer and are shared by credit card users and non users alike. Many retailers do not accept one of the major credit cards which charges a bit more than the other two, esp. here in Canada. Australia does not allow this burial, hence the surcharge. The only strange thing going on is the transparency which seems above board to me.
  10. We did LA to FL last Jan on Coral, Dolphin, port side. Great ship, great crew, great itinerary. There is no best side - depends on whether you like sun or shade or land in the distance or ocean.
  11. Better than the offer we got to vacate our balcony on the 2'nd leg of a Caribbean b2b 1.5 years ago. The offer was a total of $100 which we turned down.
  12. I agree with your arguments. The most likely threat to a secure connection would be a compromise of the ship's comm infrastructure, such as their routers snd switches by rogue parties including an inside job.
  13. Just received an unexpected result when I tried to apply FCD credits to a cruise we booked before we bought the FCD credits. Seems that the FCD has to be purchased before the cruise has been booked in order for the FCD to be applied by the Princess computer system. This somewhat works against booking cruises far in the future unless you have FCD in the bank, so to speak.
  14. I have seen people playing in the card room on Coral but don't know where the pieces came from.
  15. The Coral IC on the 6'th deck is smallish but has a seating area. Not as much choice as the bigger ships with fewer sandwices and salads but just fine if you are not very fussy. You can get any kind of coffee or tea as well and the staff is very nice.
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