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  1. If none missing from your closet, there should be about 25. So 12 for my husband and 13 for me not enough. We always ask the room steward for more and usually get wire hangers from him. I also pack my  evening clothes on hangers and put in Dry cleaners bags. Easy to pack and unpack.Still need more hangers than the ones supplied .We usually go on longer cruises.Sometimes we have to deal with both warm weather and cold so lots of clothes needed.

  2. We got the coupon books for our cruise that started on Jan 3rd. It said expired 12/31/18 but it was still being used.

    Didn't look at coupons until the day after we boarded and missed out on the specialty dining first night.Went to Crown Grill a few days later and they said couldn't use coupon. I didn't expect to use it . Did get the free bottle of water.

    No other coupons were used by us.

  3. I found even the day you board (and go straight to library), hardly anything to read.

    Recently on the Royal (repositioning Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale), mostly empty shelves, you would think at the end of cruise, plenty of books, shelves were almost bare. We stayed on for caribbean cruise and it remained bare.

    There was a book at beginning I had my eye on but took another instead. At end of first cruise, it wasn't returned and never showed up on the second cruise. It was part of Princess library not donated. So, people are just taking the books home with them. I bring my Kindle loaded with books however I look forward on cruises to read new authors and the lack of books prevents that.

  4. Wonder why Almarosa had a different cabin than the balcony cabin where she fell.

    Her cabin was on Marina deck and was an inside cabin on starboard side.

    The cabin where she fell was a balcony cabin on Lido deck port side.

     Both of these cabins were sealed after the death.News articles mentioned she had the inside cabin .

    This is a mystery too.So who's cabin was the balcony cabin, was it the husband's.

    We were on the ship and rumors were flying but no mention if the couple had different cabins only that there were two cabins involved.Such a tragedy for the family.

  5. Just got off the Royal Princess. Dining times were the old times (just did 2 cruises). MaitreD said he wasn't changing times.

    So before anyone starts changing their times, maybe they should wait till they are on the ship. Our late fixed dining was at 7:45PM.Or ask people that are just coming off a cruise about their ship. (wait a week or two to see if anything changes.)

  6. Also on for the Quebec to Ft. Lauderdale and the caribbean following. Food was really good. I had requested salt free and they were very creative in some of the preparations. Went out of their way to please. My husband had the regular food and I did taste his. There were items on menu that was just for the caribbean so wouldn't be on menu if not in those ports.

    We did go to the Wine makers dinner($40.00 each in a special section of dining room) and also a special Tuscan Wine dinner($60.00, held in Sabatinis). For wine lovers the $60.00 dinner had some wines that were over $200 a bottle). Me, could see they tasted good but don't know if I would be able to denote which was the best ones.

    Only ate in the buffet some breakfasts , so can't comment on lunch and dinner there. Alfredos had the varied menu with other items besides Pizza and I really enjoyed our meals there .

    So looking forward to the Royal coming to the West Coast.

  7. Looks like you got exactly what you paid for. Obstructed view outside cabin.And lucky you don't have the large lifeboat in front of your window.

    Had you booked a guarantee in another category , then you would have gotten better. There is never a guarantee you will wind up with an upgrade.

  8. A friend traveling with us had a handicapped cabin and requires it. She uses a scooter. One day at sailaway she rode her scooter in to our balcony cabin. The narrow scooter she has fit through the standard door but totally blocked the hallway to the bathroom and exit. In an emergency and we would have had to exit, there was no way to easily move that heavy thing out of the way.

    I understand your desire to not take a handicapped cabin away from someone that needs it and that is nice of you. However, having a scooter and leaving it in a hallway as some do, also a danger to others. Bringing inside the cabin, could be a danger to you and trap you inside in an emergency.

    So best thing is take the handicapped cabin if it is available.

    So many people are thoughtless and someone get those HA cabins when they don't need them.

    I get really upset seeing people without assistance of any kind walk out of them. I think of all those people who can't travel because what they need not available.

  9. P539 is an outside cabin. The ones with the side bunks in wall are inside cabins. Based on Essie's Mom photo and first hand experience, think the Poster is fine. However, in the future , change travel agents. Yours is not very knowledgeable.

    Don't know where some of the posters here thought the cabin was an inside cabin. I double checked on Princess website and it is a Outside cabin.

  10. On Hal leaving from San Diego, they usual sail their decrepid really old ships (Zaandam, Veendam etc). These are smaller old ships. Their theatre is the really old cabaret style seating.

    Did a Hawaii cruise and there were so many scooters that they needed traffic control but didn't have it. In evening the Buffet closes early. No where on ship can you even get a cookie . Room service only place to get food.And the ship looked like a ghost ship at 10:00pm.

    Now in all fairness, we have never sailed on their newer ships (Konigsdam etc). Have sailed on the above mentioned as well as Oosterdam, Westerdam class of ship.

    Entertainment was not as good on HAL for production shows but they did have good individual entertainers that were superb. We are 3 star on HAL and have over 60 cruises with Princess.

    Princess isn't perfect but we always have a good time. And even though we prefer Princess and have mentioned the negatives on HAL, we did enjoy ourselves and met some great people traveling with us on HAL.

  11. We also did that first Alaska Itinerary in April this year. It was wonderful having those extra sea days, not having to fly, and just getting into my car after the cruise and drive home.

    Booked it again for April 2019.

    Have been to Alaska many times in July and August.

    What I loved going early was ship less crowded(less families kids still in school).And there was still snow

    on the mountains. We took an excursion into the Yukon and and enjoyed seeing all the snow still there.

    Any cruise to Alaska, no matter when is a wonderful experience. Never get bored with the incredible scenery




  12. Looks like Princess has gone to soft cover books.I have seen box loads being delivered to the library on a couple of ships. On one ship almost no books available although there was big boxes of them waiting to be opened. Whole cruise, never put the books out for us.People take the books home and leaves no books for us.

    On one ship, the only books were the ones people leave(their own books) after reading.We bring our own and


    share with friends, then leave on ship.Also bring my kindle.

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