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About Ombud

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    Clayton CA (SF Bay Area)
  • Interests
    Cruising, walking
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Port Arthur Tasmania

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  1. Thank you!! I was looking / booking in the wrong area.
  2. Yeah. I put a few on hold while I decide. Prices are up $100 a night since I booked last week
  3. Sorry. The posts I saw seem to be about hotels (don't need help there as I'll stay where I get membership perks) or getting to the ship (don't need help there as I'll just uber). I'm just wondering if spending a few days in Fort Lauderdale before the Transatlantic cruise is worth it. What to do other than water activities (the beach is about an hour away from my house and I pass a great marina getting there). I posted a similar question last year about Charleston. TruckerDave and waterbug123 were awesome .... nothing like a local to clue me in to what to do
  4. I've always flown in embarkation day. But this time I'm thinking of staying at either Hyatt 17th St or Embassy Suites (belong to both Hilton & Hyatt -- my go to hotel chains). If I do, what do Floridians suggest for a 1-2 day visit in April? I don't like humidity (we don't have that in the SF area but we have beaches & vineyards) so I'm thinking of being hotel bound in the afternoon and venturing out mornings and evenings. What would be your top 3 suggestions?
  5. Is there a space behind your cruise #?
  6. They're on every light post in town and 1/2 the houses 🇺🇸
  7. 1st time I've heard of this term. Thank you for shedding some light on it. So I guess that's why my other 1074.5 FCC is held up? 😶 Have gotten 100% of March 29th in Pause 1 and 100% refund but only 50% FCC for the one they cancelled earlier in March
  8. I'm missing 1/2 my FCC so I finally went to email customer support and noticed a new tab on the page. Must have to do with new hires: It let's you add files!
  9. Ombud


    Agreed. Pre Covid-19 I'd book an OF next to OC or an OC and hope for an upsell. Now I need to get outside so it's a BW or better
  10. Ombud


    I always book the minimum I'll consider. Although I've gotten a number of upsells and a few upgrades I need a balcony because I'm claustrophobic (currently have a BW as a solo and a B4 with kids booked)
  11. I'm not a TA but according to Princess' website: Pause 1 is cruises canceled March 11, 2020 Pause 2 is cruises canceled April 14, 2020 Pause 3 is cruises canceled May 6, 2020
  12. I think I'll spend the $7 and take their shuttle! 90° is okay in California where the humidity is low but horrible in areas with high humidity. Now just trying to decide between Hyatt 17th St and Embassy Suites (belong to both Hilton & Hyatt -- my go to hotel chains)
  13. I don't know how I missed the due dates as it would have gone a long way alleviating my anxiety. Somehow I erroneously thought they would process them as recieved. But according to the slide, Pause 1 perhaps not until May 31st, Pause 2 after May 31st, and Pause 3 after June 15th (I surmise to let cruises switch from cold hard cash to FCC if they want to). So they aren't 'late'
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    Roll Call

    I'm the only one on my August Alaska roll call and the Sky TA only has 10 members & 35 posts despite starting last year!
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