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  1. I don't think I posted to this thread after our last cruise in December but I want to say that my Wife and I had the BEST experience on the Grand Princess last December 3rd! I agree that it's probably not a reflection of the cruise line brand but maybe more to do with the demographic that a particular cruise attracts. Our cruise was a 15 night Hawaiian cruise out of San Fransisco and I think that the Embarkation port and length of cruise may have been the contributing factors. We had 26 in our Group! We met every night for 15 nights in the Wheelhouse bar! One night we all had lobster dinn
  2. I am sorry for your experience. We've experienced similar questions in the past but not recently. It sounds like you two handled her well. Sometimes, I have to remind myself that I may be the only openly gay person some people will meet so I try to be open, honest and kind. It sounds like you were all of those things. Her son may be the beneficiary of her experience with you leading to a better understanding (or not) of him. So good for you!
  3. Good Morning fellow land locked cruisers! I think I've be subscribed to this thread for years and it is indeed a long one! I think I've posted here years ago... But I wanted to post this morning about our wonderful experience on Grand Princess in December! It was a 15 night Hawaiian Cruise out of San Fransisco. The FOD meetings are now referred to as LGBT gatherings in the daily planner. (On Princess - "Patter") We had a Group of about 25 meet up EVERY night in the Wheelhouse Bar. We also all went to dinner together on one of the formal nights! If any of us saw
  4. When we were on the Grand Princess Hawaiian Cruise December 3rd, I told all the Cigar smokers to sit by me (a cigarette smoker) because I LOVE the smell of cigars! They always remind me of my Great Gandpep who always smoked cigars! He had a permanent dip in his lower lip from where he held his stogie! We had about five cigar smokers on that cruise and they were always welcome in the aft outdoor smoking area on starboard side of Sun deck!!! I will always fight for your right to smoke outdoors with us!! NO ONE in our substantial smoking family on that cruise objected!! We also had bar serv
  5. Thank you so much for the information! I know we will have a great time even though it is looking like it will rain most of the time! Ha! I am so glad to hear that you also had a great time! Anticipation of a cruise and the memories afterward are always exciting for me!! Thank you again!!! Mishelle
  6. We are going on Grand Princess on Dec 3rd. We get back on Dec 18... Will try to report back. It will be our first Princess cruise.
  7. Hi Keith! We are not on this cruise but we are going on the Hawaiian Cruise out of San Fransisco on Dec 3, 2019 (Grand Princess) We've never sailed Princess and never a 15 day cruise and never Hawaii! Ha! So I will try to remember to check back here and update you as to our experience. If I forget... Just have a wonderful Cruise! I think it's going to be amazing! I've been following Roll Calls for ours and Star Princess for tidbits about a long cruises and Hawaii. Check and see if there is one for your sail date... Happy Sailing!!
  8. Thank you!!! We are going to be on the Grand Dec 3rd!!! 🥰
  9. So for all those who helped me put this together, THANK YOU! For all those who stumble on this thread, here is what I put together! Good luck with your event!! A spread sheet is attached. The cost is $20 cash per person. Couples may choose to “share” a seat, dividing the set number of spins as they see fit. Please Note: Others are welcome to join in the day of the Slot Pull even if they did not sign-up online, but a minimum of 10 players in advance are needed to go forward. No sign ups allowed after the event begins. I will have a sign-up sheet availab
  10. Got it!! Thank you!! And thank you for the sample announcement!!! Happy cruising!!
  11. Wow! Thank you! You make several of these steps so much easier!! I've incorporated them into the "Rules of Play" that I am getting ready to submit to our roll call!! Thank you so much! I've made a simple spreadsheet (attached) but wonder if I've left anything out. If you have any suggestions or corrections, just let me know! Thank you again! Mishelle Slot Pull.xlsx
  12. Hi Ann & trbarton and everyone else who has contributed to this thread! I've been studying various threads on Slot Pulls and this one has been invaluable!!! Thank You! If you or anyone else can share the slot pull spread sheet, I would be extremely thankful! I am hosting a Slot Pull on the Princess Grand during the Dec 3, 2019 Cruise to Hawaii. Again, Thank you!! I hope we have as much fun as you all were able to create!! Mishelle mishellemccormick@hotmail.com
  13. Oh, Okay... I have never had much luck on them either! Ha! Progressive jackpot options is an excellent idea! Thank you!! I have not posted an updated "Slot Pull Information" on our Roll Call yet. I am incorporating advise into the body of it before I do. I am open to edit or correction! This is what I wrote for the machine choice: " We will play on a slot machine at max bet, usually a video slot, with an interesting bonus feature and a jackpot potential of at least $2,000 and inclusive of a progressive jackpot feature. We each take will take 4 spins if
  14. Thank you CaneDawg!! Great advise! We will have a drink package so maybe the free drink could be passed on to another in the group. I can see that I might want to designate a later time to dispense the "winnings" as some of the folks may not want to waste valuable ship time waiting around for us to spit up the funds! Good call! As a rookie gambler, I am curious why you recommend choosing a different machine. Can you explain?
  15. Wow! Thank you!! We bring change for tips, etc., but will remember to bring more for the slot pull! I've read a couple of times about the Wheel of fortune so will zone in on one of those. Is there a reason why it's favored? Thank you again!!
  16. Hi everyone! I am coordinating a Slot Pull for our Grand Princess cruise San Fransisco to Hawaii (RT) on 12-3-19. I searched these forums and have found fantastic information and have put together a detailed event program. (Thank you!!!) I Just have a couple of questions: 1) Does Princess Cruise line slot machines still accept cash? We used our cruise card on past cruises so never looked! Ha! 2) Does any one have a suggestion as to who to contact at Princess prior to the cruise about our event? (Or do I have to wait to make contact with the Casino Manager o
  17. I'm planning one too! Have never done one before so this is VERY helpful!!! Thank you!!
  18. As with all the CC cruise line threads, there are some negative Nellie's... You must have just happened upon a couple of particularly snarky ones (as I have) One time, I ended a comment (Costa Cruise line, I think) with a: "...No bad days cruising!" And someone ripped me for such a "irresponsible" comment and that indeed, there are bad days cruising. I get his point, of course, but really? I was being light hearted and optimistic!! I consider myself lucky to even be able to cruise! So my advise is to keep reading the topics and you will get a "feel" for which con
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