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About cflutist

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  • Location
    SF Bay Area, CA
  • Interests
    Classical flutist, Gemologist(GIA), Retired VP Software Engineering
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Silversea, Oceania, Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Antarctica, French Polynesia, Norway
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  1. 3FF is a bust for our Pacific Princess sailings. Fares up 1350 pp for 10/15/20 sailing and up 650 pp for 10/22/20 sailing in a PH suite. Value of 3FF is $315 pp (165 grats + 150 obc) and it said 10% deposit is Non-Refundable. Called my TA and said don't bother.
  2. We have sailed to Alaska visiting the usual ports 8 times now, 1 RCCL, 7 Princess, and thought we would do something different. Sailing to Antarctica on Silversea really spoiled us.
  3. These were the jackets that we got on the Cloud to Antarctica in December 2018. The left sleeve has a zippered compartment for your cruise card. Crew knew to open and scan your cruise card on and off the ship if your hands were full carrying other gear. The inner jacket is zipped to the outer jacket if desired.
  4. cflutist


    Thank you very much.
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    Sailing in a Medallion suite on the Explorer to the Russian Far East next year. What is the turnaround time for laundry? I assume it is complimentary? - Laundry service throughout the voyage - Wet cleaning and pressing throughout the voyage It is same day service for Princess suites, and 3-day service for Oceania penthouse suites. Trying to figure out how much to pack. Thanks.
  6. Lounge is open 24 hrs a day for self service, access with your Suite cruise card. Concierge is there only certain hours a day to help with other matters They swap out the food at different times, eg breakfast stuff in the morning, finger sandwiches in the afternoon, desserts at night.
  7. Have sailed in 7 Princess suites and have not seen a coffee pot in the suites. However if you sail on the Regal, Royal, or Majestic in a PH suite on the Riviera Deck, you can walk across the hall to the Concierge/ VIP lounge and make all the complimentary espresso drinks you want.
  8. Virtual Private Network. Retired now, but used VPN from home to access computers at work.
  9. Kids menu that hubby ordered a burger from one night.
  10. As I said earlier, we were in C102 and R614 and had no reason to walk down the red, starboard side.
  11. On the Majestic Princess, port side is blue (even #s), starboard is red (odd #s). We were in C102 and R614, the blue side.
  12. Although we haved sailed to Alaska 7 times now on Princess, we are really excited for our next cruise on the Silversea Explorer, only 140+ pax onboard. The crowds on our last Majestic cruise were starting to annoy me. Have always wanted to visit Kodiak and Dutch Harbor (of Deadliest Catch fame).
  13. Oh, we should mention that suite passengers get to use the VIP lounge for disembarkion morning. Less crowded than the Platinum/ Elite lounge.
  14. Ok, sorry, we were in R614 across from the lounge, which I did visit several times in my slippers, lol. We were hesitant to book an aft suite because I read about the soot problems earlier. We also tried C102 on an earlier sailing, but it was a LONG walk to the lounge.
  15. Sorry, but we preferred the PH suites on the Riviera deck. Smaller balcony, but really convenient to the VIP/Concierge lounge where one could get snacks, fruits, juices, espresso drinks all day long (like a mini International Cafe).
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