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redtop101

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    All Things Avalon

    Is the free wi-fi available in every cabin, or just at the internet station?Also, how reliable is the signal? Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    crab shack on Star

    Yes, it was offered on 2 nights on our recent 10 night Pacific Coastal Cruise. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Elite mini bar

    My wife and I were on a 1 night re-positioning Vancouver to Seattle on Ruby Princess in May. I exchanged the mini-bar for 2 coffee cards, as I couldn’t drink all that liquor and soda in 1 night. I asked room service if they would not mark the back of the coffee cards with the ship’s name & voyage number, as we would not be able to get full use of them in 1 night and there was no problem. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  4. Most Princess ships have port coloured carpets on the port side and blue on starboard, and cabin numbers increase from the front (bow) of the ship to the rear (stern) Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Afternoon Elite Tea

    Is the coffee fresh brewed or the syrup base? Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. The captain will turn the ship around a full 360 degrees in 45 minutes to an hour at the glacier, so lots of time to move around the ship and view from different vantage points. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Meclizine and alcohol?

    My wife and I live in Canada and always used to take Bonine, until it was no longer available under that trade name. We are able to buy generic Meclizine when crossing the US border. We always start taking the Meclizine the night before we leave on a cruise, whether we need it or not, just to get it into our system, just in case. After over 19 cruises, and some pretty rough sea days we have never suffered from sea sickness. We each take 1 pill at bedtime, and I like a drink or 2, and have never suffered any adverse effects with Meclizine. Sent from my iPad using Forums
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    Cruise card punched

    Be careful if you have any electronics, iPhone, iPad etc anywhere near your cruise card. It might de-magnetise it and you won't be able to get into your cabin. A trip to Passenger Services is then needed to get a new card. Also happened to me when exercising on the treadmill in the ship's gym. Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    LIVE From the Emerald - Vancouver-Seattle - 5/20/17

    ...and got the mini bar setup, and were notified in the Patter which dining room was available for breakfast on disembarkation. Too bad that Princess is totally inconsistent in its application of practices and procedures across its fleet. Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    Alaska cruise out of Seattle, WA

    No confusion Tom. Your explanation of the lack of taxis resulted in a long, long line-up for taxis. We didn't get off the ship until about 9.45 am. There were long line-ups from both ships in port for CBP. We exited the terminal building at about 10.15 expecting most of the disembarking passengers to have left. We did get in line initially for a taxi, which stretched right back from the front of the taxi line and was doubling back on itself. I was a little hesitant to use Uber as I have never had the opportunity before. I finally asked one of the attendants by the taxi line and he walked me through the process of ordering Uber on my iPhone app. We got in the car at 10.24 & were in downtown Seattle at 10.38. The great thing is that when you get a receipt, it shows a map of your journey, the time of pickup & drop-off, the name & photo of the driver, distance travelled and amount charged to your credit card. You should try it sometime, Tom. [emoji2] Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
  11. Boarding procedures always seem to change whenever we board in Vancouver. On Friday we were booked on Ruby Princess. NCL Jewel was also in port. Both sets of embarking passengers were all mixed into one huge holding hall, and given numbers. When your number was called, you were ushered outside in the elements(fortunately, it wasn't raining at the time). The line moved slowly and we soon found out why. We had to enter one elevator, which held about 12 people with luggage. We went down and directed to another line-up for security. Passengers were then directed to US Customs & Immigration. Fortunately, we had Nexus cards, so by-passed most of the lines. From there, finally directed to check-in for ship. Again, because we were Elite, there was no wait for check-in and finally on our way to the ship. Beginning of the cruise season is usually a zoo in Vancouver, but tinkering with the passenger processing system this year hasn't seem to have improved the flow. Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    Hello from the Ruby!

    We just got off the Ruby in Seattle on Saturday. My wife's niece is a dancer in the theatre shows. We saw Magic To Do on Friday and I believe Colors of your World is also planned. Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    Alaska cruise out of Seattle, WA

    Tom, just letting you know that when my wife got off the Ruby Princess, the taxi line-up was unbelievably long. Probably would have lined up for over 45 minutes. Ordered Uber to Downtown and vehicle & driver were there in 4 minutes with fare of $13.04. Unfortunately, there is much opposition to Uber filtration into Vancouver, BC. Thanks for your detailed instructions in ordering Uber and pickup location. Wouldn't hesitate to use Uber again. Lloyd Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    Alaska cruise out of Seattle, WA

    That's great info Tom, hope it also helps others too. Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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    Alaska cruise out of Seattle, WA

    Hi Tom, Is Uber allowed to pick up at Pier 91. If so, where? Thanks Lloyd Sent from my iPad using Forums mobile app
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