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ExDean

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About ExDean

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    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    NW Ohio
  • Interests
    Golf, Travel
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess/NCL
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Where it's warm
  1. ExDean

    Eggs

    Can't verify about Lido deck eggs...but, when we took the UST on the Ruby when we went through the kitchen they told us that they board more than 60,000 eggs per cruise. These are used, so we were told, for for baking and other recipes. Can't say how many ended up on the Lido buffet. Obviously fried and poached eggs are "real."
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    Princess’ new (?) alcohol policy

    Have always found the "alcohol table" at FLL to be a casual affair. Not any policing with passengers pouring through security screening. If they "see" a bottle or two they say go to the Princess table. But how many just bypass the table and continue to check-in? Our last cruise we each had a backpack - one with one bottle of wine and the other with three bottles. Security asked to check my wife's and told her to take her one bottle to the alcohol table. Of course they just said you're OK. However, the backpack with the three bottles passed through without question! Just another adventure of cruising.
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    Upgrade Fairy is Alive and Well

    Congrats, partybarbie ...hope you and your Mom have a fantastic cruise!!! And happy birthday to her. Finucane, aka Johnny/Trina, passed on your greetings to us as you encountered each other on a recent cruise. We remember fondly the Old Royal cruise with you.
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    LAX to San Pedro Princess Transfer?

    If you come into LAX a day early via EZair can you use the Princess Shuttle from your airport hotel (Marriott?). Do you have to get to the airport for pick-up? Or is it easier to Super Shuttle to a San Pedro hotel then taxi/hotel shuttle to the pier. We are aware of the chance of flight cancel/delays and no seats on the next flights. We're leaving ORD in February and when ORD catches cold the air system catches pneumonia. And our next port is five days later in HNL.
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    Whale Watching St. Lucia

    Any helpful insights as to whale watching excursion on St. Lucia? Or private tours? Thanks.
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    Regal Chef's Table

    Griller....curious about your use of the word "minging" in reference to filling the wine glasses. The definition I found for the word is, "something unsavory or long past its best." Thanks.
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    Regal Chef's Table

    Can some of you Regal cruisers who dined at the Chef's Table give some insights? We have experienced the CT on two previous cruises and are looking to do another on our upcoming cruise. Thank you for what you'd like to share.
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    LAX to San Pedro

    For our Hawaii cruise we plan to arrive a day early and stay at an airport hotel and stay a day post cruise at the same hotel . With a Princess transfer ($34/pp each way) could we give the an flight arrival number on cruise day and have them collect us at the terminal...the same for a return? Also, are there better ways to travel from LAX to the port...various shuttles, taxi or if we get a pot of gold on St. Pat's day, a private limo? Seems like for $68 OW we could do better than waiting for the Princess bus to fill up. Seasoned cruisers, what say you? Thanks.
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    First to board for purchase

    This from Cruise Fever "quoting Princess" Guests with Princess Advance Boarding will use the Priority check-in lane and will board after Elite, Platinum, Suite, and Club Class Mini-Suite guests.
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    Advance Boarding for sale?

    This from Cruise Fever web site as of 11:00 this morning (3-5-18). Haven't seen it posted on CC, but then I don't catch everything. Princess Advance Boarding will be tested on three of the cruise line’s cruises on Ruby Princess. Those who decided to purchase Advance Boarding will be among the first to enjoy amenities onboard and access to book activities like shore excursions, specialty dining, and Sanctuary reservations. Guests with Princess Advance Boarding will use the Priority check-in lane and will board after Elite, Platinum, Suite, and Club Class Mini-Suite guests. Space is extremely limited and subject to availability. It will be available online up to three days before the cruise.
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    First to board for purchase

    This may have been posted since I haven't read through all almost 100 postings. But, this from Cruise Fever web site today. Princess Advance Boarding will be tested on three of the cruise line’s cruises on Ruby Princess. Those who decided to purchase Advance Boarding will be among the first to enjoy amenities onboard and access to book activities like shore excursions, specialty dining, and Sanctuary reservations. Guests with Princess Advance Boarding will use the Priority check-in lane and will board after Elite, Platinum, Suite, and Club Class Mini-Suite guests. Space is extremely limited and subject to availability. It will be available online up to three days before the cruise.
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    Disappointing

    We were disappointed to see that Princess was virtually non-existent in the CC 2018 Cruisers' Choice Awards. The Big X ships took a slew of rewards. Maybe a wake-up call for Corporate?
  13. How’s this for an upgrade? Our BD category stateroom upgraded to a B1 – same deck just down the hall. :DGreat. However, just out of curiosity we wanted to see what kind ofa deal we got. Surprise! The current B1 fare was now $1438/pp. We paid $1557/pp for the BD stateroom. :confused: Hmmm? We were upgraded to a better location which was now selling for $119/pp lessthan we paid. Checked our “former” BDstateroom - it was now $1296/pp - $261/pp LESS than we originally paid. What to do? Easy. Cancel (no penalty) andre-book (Anniversary sale) to our original BD (with all of our former OBCs) and save $522. That will now pay for some excursions. Glad we checked. Keep an eye out for those price drops. The upgrade fairy should be embarrassed:o.
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    Preorder Bottled Water gone??

    Must be the ***** folks working on the system.:evilsmile:. Just ordered and paid for a case for our September cruise. Much ado about nothing? Or else the bean counters realized their error after reading CC!!! :D Bottoms up.
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    Princess Coffee Cards now have expiration dates

    Last October on the CB we celebrated with the Breakfast Lovers Package (loads of good food) which came with a Coffee Card. Since we only had a few cruise days left we stored the card for use on our upcoming Regal cruise in April and used up the punches on the previous cruise card. The back of the card had "CB" and the cruise number written in but no date. We don't anticipate any problem realizing that we'll have to pay for the drip coffee. Thought about buying a coffee card on the upcoming Regal (7 days) as we could always use left over punches on the CB in September. After trying to digest all the thoughts on this thread, maybe we'll just hold off buying the new one and I'll pay for the drip coffee and DW will enjoy her specialty coffees. Interesting thoughts on this whole "dated coffee cards" thread.
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