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  1. I think the problem may be an Emerald Princess problem. We were on the Emerald first two weeks of January this year. hardly able to get on at all. Most days it was totally down. This was Hawaii cruise. Even when we were in port (and still on the ship, I couldn't get on or took forever to connect.Used up our 250 minutes each quickly.
  2. I wasn't complaining on CC. A question was asked and I told my experience. We cruise at least 4 times a year. My above problem happened on the same ship both times, 6 months apart.. We travel with a large group of friends and didn't want to make a fuss in front of them.Usually we have really good experiences with our salt free. I always tip the Head Waiter a nice amount at the end of the cruise for his extra help.Of course the waiters are also rewarded for going out of the way helping.When the food is not good prepared salt free, I know for the next time not to order again. So even if hit and miss, no need to complain.
  3. I usually get the low salt diet. Sometimes it is good, sometimes awful. Head Waiter brings the menu for the next evening dinner the night before during dinner. You select the menu for the next night. I had always felt that the person should be able to give advice on what dishes can actually be made well but they just leave menu and come back for the order. There are some main courses that really can't be made salt free. One night I ordered fish. Menu said it was breaded. I asked if I can have it that way salt free and was told yes. When I actually got it, no breading and tasted horrible. Then head waiter said couldn't be made breaded. So why did I even ask and get wrong answer . I asked a friend in different dining room who also had salt free and she said her fish was breaded. Sometimes on ships, they bend over backwards to give me delicious tasting salt free(even special sauces on the side that added flavor). Last cruise recently I ordered salt free but Head waiter dropped the ball and never brought the menus. I just ordered on my own with everyone else. Could have said something to our wait staff but decided not to make an issue. I asked for no sauce on certain meals, steamed Veggies instead of what comes etc. I did fine on the cruise and enjoyed my food.Still would have preferred the salt free prep. If you need Salt free , please order it. Better to stay healthy than have medical issues. Food can be flavored with pepper or other things without salt.Over the years, I am learning what can be prepared okay without salt and sometimes I am wrong but so what, if it means your health.
  4. We were table mates on the Crown Princess when Ilene met Carl, another one of our table mates. Fun to see the romance develop, a true Love Boat connection..
  5. When we received the medalian on Royal Princess in March 23rd cruise, I think there was a note attached with a warning. I removed it since it didn't apply to us but had to due with pacemakers.Sorry, I really didn't pay attention to what it actually said. On that cruise we had to use both the medalian and cruise card for everything we did (exit and enter ship, pay for items etc)
  6. We will be on the Caribbean Princess in August. Just got off the Royal Princess. They had the new larger screened TV's mounted on wall opposite the bed (standard Balcony cabin). Wondering if Caribbean Princess has that now and do they have on demand movies.(now that they are Medalian).We enjoyed watching movies and being able to stop and resume later.Anyone know?
  7. Sorry there are issues. We were on the week before and had none. Guess we were lucky. Doesn't mean others didn't have problems. Not really a problem but we had fixed dining and had asked for a table for 8. We wound up with a table for two. However, didn't change it because table next to us had a really nice couple and we enjoyed our dinners chatting with them.
  8. The Secret Silk show is being reworked and it wasn't on our march 23rd cruise. I spoke to one of the dancers and she said it would be back in about a month. The current cast is leaving the ship mid April so maybe the new cast coming on will have the new reworked version. It is a fairy tale. We saw it twice in November . I didn't hear anything offensive in the songs.
  9. Even though Room Steward immediately brought us a barrel chair, he did say the chairs were already offloaded from the ship. Then he said he had one for us. Didn't make sense but glad we got one.
  10. Royal Princess , just got off. No barrel chair in room so asked room steward. Had barrel chair within a few minutes of asking. Little table in room was in closet area and we moved it back into the room.
  11. Apparently it is done differently in San Pedro. The crew member said these people were randomly selected before anyone was allowed to get off the ship. I didn't know this was something that happens.
  12. Food was good. Sorry I don't remember who the executive chef was on board. Only awful meal I had was the first night. Basa(fish) was so salty I coudn't eat it. I always get basa but this seemed undercooked and so salty couldn't eat after one bite. Waiter brought something else right away. No usual last night menu. No meatloaf or Turkey. This may have changed on the Royal back in Nov when we were on then.However, we had turkey last night on the Emerald in January. Ate in dining room every night. Lunch in dining room only a couple of times. Breakfast in DR three times. Horizon ct. food was good for lunch. Thursday morning they had a chocolate buffet at breakfast(chocolate oatmeal, muffins, chocolate fountain for the fruit etc) as well as the usual breakfast items. Friday lunch was a shellfish buffet as well as sushi(and usual lunch items).
  13. Correct that is the time you report. however, we were sitting there a very short time in the elite lounge (notified first before the assigned lounge you are going to report to as per the disembarkation form)when we were actually called. Was unfortunate that it was premature and we lined up and then not allowed to exit. The line became huge. We always arrive a bit earlier than the report time since we go to the Elite waiting lounge. On many occassions we have been called either early or at the assigned time.The big delays are usually when the ship is arriving from Europe or South America. So although the posters above are correct , in instances we do leave earlier. I have been on ships on back to back when we have heard announcements at 9:30am, that all can disembark as they were running early(wanted those 10:30people off the ship).
  14. The negative post was from one passenger. She was alone traveling with her two young kids. Seems like everything she ordered or did turned out wrong. We all wondered if there was something she did wrong. She also told us about all kinds of things going wrong on her prior to boarding vacation. Or she could have been just very unlucky. Sometimes things just get screwed up. Everyone we spoke to loved the cruise. We heard no gripping when on board. I never had to go to Passenger services with any complaints. However, one passenger told us that whenever he put $100.00 on his account in the casino, he got charged $200.00 on his on board account. he said it happened three times. Our casino deposits all came out correct.Don't know why he had the problem and neither did he.
  15. Just got off the Royal yesterday. On checking in we got a lanyard with our medalion as well as a cruise card. Our cabin door opened automatically when we approached. Our photo also came up . We used the medalian for our on board purchases. Our Mexico cruise. Everytime we exited and reboarded ship, both the card and medalian were scanned. Also when you walked in the gift shops, they could see who you were and we were called by name. Apparently it shows up on their registers. We were suppose to have a delayed boarding since the ship had come from South America and Customs was doing a big inspection.However, we got to the pier at noon, and got right on the ship,. They were already boarding. If you are driving, with other ships in port, don't arrive very late, or your parking will be compromised. Not many parking spaces were left at noon. Princess has the terminal on the right, not the one with the larger terminal. Loved the cruise and the ship (this was our 5th time on the beautiful Royal Princess)
  16. We just got off the Royal yesterday. First offs(walkoff's were to start about 7 am. Actual time off was 8:10am. The delay by Customs. Last off was to happen at 10:30am. We were called for walk off about 7:15. Apparently it was premature. So we were lined up at the exit till we were released by Customs. Apparently on all cruises, three passengers are selected randomly for total check of all their luggage. A person that was selected had four bags and they couldn't find the fourth bag. Delay was caused until this happened.Once this happened , the ship passengers were released for exiting ship. So if you are counting on a specific time to exit, one never knows an exact time.
  17. On the Royal, all the aft balconies are the same size except the larger aft facing ones. We were in D627 last fall. Small balcony but we liked it.Year before we were in D708 and also liked the location. This coming week we went for a mid ship balcony and I know it is the same size as the others. I like Dolphin deck on the Royal class ships because can walk up only two flights to get there from the entertainment decks.I like the aft area because a quick elevator ride to buffet and also to the fixed dining room on deck 6.There are larger balconies towards the front of ship but I haven't experienced those. Next month we are booked in a aft facing delux balcony cabin on Dolphin deck. I have seen that cabin D728 and balcony is large and covered.
  18. Srpilo, wish I could take credit for that but it was love at first sight with those two.
  19. Interesting article. Since we have had the pleasure of sailing with Ilene, can attest she is a wonderful person. More interesting, we were on that Crown Princess cruise and Ilene was one of our dinner mates. Carl was traveling with our group of friends, and I got to see first hand the romance unfolding.A true Love Boat romance.
  20. My call back from Customer relations, got the same story. You can get a chair , just ask your room Steward. I didn't argue or comment, just said thank you. She did say lots of emails have been received.
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