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Travelrd

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  1. Travelrd

    USA Today Travel: How to choose a cabin

    lew...thank for your instructions. they are much too complicated for this old man. i'm sure it's easy when you know how, but i don't even understand some of the things you're talking about. cheers
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    USA Today Travel: How to choose a cabin

    lew...could you please explain to me how you put the link in your posting? i would love to learn how to do that. cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    nancy...so glad the new sailing dates enable you to take the cruise on october 1st. i've been to all these ports before and you will really enjoy the cruise. and being in your favourite cabin doesn't hurt either! i'm sticking with the november 14th date. cheers
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    Back from Alaska and Grand Princess!

    thank you for a fabulous review. i'm taking the same cruise in september except we will be going to tracy arm instead of glacier bay. i've cruised glacier bay on my first alaska cruise. so glad you liked the ship. it's less than 30 days for me now. cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    putterdude....i live in phoenix and i wouldn't mind going on a cruise to hawaii in february! i think you just have to accept what happened and go with the flow. it's not as if princess canceled all cruises to hawaii forever. you must be quite the driver. i can't go from phoenix to palm springs in less than 4 hours, and you go all the way to san pedro in 4 hours? that's amazing! and san francisco is usually a 12+ hour drive from phoenix.. princess canceled my cruise from sfo to mexico for october 20, 2014. i was disappointed but they ended up with several other choices for me and i'm going to go on noveber 14th. just to be on a cruise instead of dry land is a blessing even if it's for 10 days! cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    putterdude...the grand is doing los angeles to hawaii on feb 2nd and 17th 2015. why don't you take one of those cruises? the star is doing san francisco to hawaii on jan 13th and feb 27th 2015. perhaps one of those will meet your needs. cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    pam...actually all those other passengers knew who you were and how much cruising knowledge you posess. they just wanted a glimpse of you but didn't realize they were invading your space! that's what you get for being so fabulous, pam! cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    pam...what could have been so bad about the grand that you would prefer another cruise line rather than book the grand? doesn't the ship and obviously new crew deserve a second chance? and yes, i agree with tjcletsgo, take the train to san diego. it's less stressful and beautiful along the coast. cheers
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    Deployment changes (Grand and Star)

    Coral...why don't you show the Star sailing Nov 14th, sfo to mex to sfo? Do you mind my asking how you got this information? Cheers
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    Star west coast cancellations 2014

    i was booked on the october 20, 2014 sf to mexico cruise which was cancelled. however, the princess rep told me the same itinerary and same ship, the star, would be doing the cruise on november 14, 2014 so i booked that cruise and got the same wonderful cabin i so enjoy having. perhaps they will have a sf to mexico cruise in early october and if they do, i might decide to take the earlier cruise but at least i know i have a cruise booked for the itinerary i want. guess we all have to wait until august 15th and see they offer on the west coast. cheers
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    Deck 9 versus Deck 8 Mini Suites

    i've never been bothered by any noise from below. the venue you're referring to is on the port side so perhaps cabins e730 and e728 might have some noise but i don't think i've ever heard of anyone in those cabins complain about the noise. sometimes there is noise from the thrusters when entering or leaving a port but i've never been bothered by it. it doesn't last very long and usually i'm not in the cabin at those times. cheers
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    Deck 9 versus Deck 8 Mini Suites

    michael....i had that exact cabin on the emerald on my caribbean cruise. you will love it! and you'll be hooked on the last starboard emerald deck mini-suite forever. great choice! cheers
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    Deck 9 versus Deck 8 Mini Suites

    i prefer the mini suites on the emerald deck for two reasons: they are covered but still allow for plenty of sunshine and sunbathing. they are private and no one from up above can look down on your balcony. i especially like to book the last minisuite e729 starboard. the balcony is almost a wrap around you can view the ship's wake from it. it's also about twice a big as a regular balcony however, the minisuite is the same size as other minisuites. e729 is the cabin on the grand, golden and star. on the emerald princess, it's e731. cheers
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    Refund cancelled trip

    i tried again. thanks coral but it doesn't work. i think it's because i've got something in my signature already. cheers
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    Refund cancelled trip

    those icons may not appear to me because i've already got my signature done with future and past cruises. cheers
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