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  1. Thanks! Senior moment! I knew that when I first responded. 🥴 I’m very happy we were able to do it in April 2019, and I hope It comes back.
  2. I read somewhere...not sure if it was on Cruise Critic...that is was being discontinued December 2019.
  3. Thank you, Thrak! I’ll go that route, too! Lois
  4. Absolutely loving this review! Your concise writing style and photos are amazing! It may be time for an upgrade from my iPhone 6+ to an 11 Pro, if that is what you said you have! (About time, anyway!) I’m looking forward to more of your review, and wishing it was for more than a seven day cruise! 😊
  5. I just discovered that the Bon Voyage Experience was cancelled shortly after we took friends on one last year. It was a wonderful opportunity to introduce friends to cruising, visit a ship new to us, and add to our Future Cruise Deposit bank. We were looking forward to bringing some more folks on board when we depart in May. To say I am disappointed is an understatement!
  6. 😂😂😂 Thanks for pointing that out, sssteele! I would have never noticed, and would have preferred it that way! Yuk! 🤡 Lois
  7. KSSS2013, thank you for your recap! Well balanced I would say!
  8. Welcome home! Thank you for taking the time to post...your photos are fantastic! Although the food seems to have left a lot to be desired, I hope you had an enjoyable and relaxing vacation!
  9. Thank you for the update! I’m hoping the food selection improves for you! That’s not a great start. 🙁
  10. I’m really enjoying your photos and review! Wow! I’m not an interior room person, but yours looks large and well planned! Bon Voyage!
  11. The Coral library is lovely and the only one I’ve seen that is appealing to spend time in. The Coral also has that wonderful game room with tables for games and puzzles! It is a shame that this area was removed from the Island...but that is another story.
  12. Wow! I didn’t know Carnival once had that program. It is wonderful, and we have used it many times on Princess. I hope it is never discontinued!
  13. Agreed. We were on the Ruby in December 2017 when the Thomas Fire occurred in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. We were concerned about our friends and niece, and Princess was very gracious to allow us to make calls. Our niece lost her home of 40 years and was quite shaken, but it was good to talk to her and know she was okay.
  14. It is wonderful that you are happy with your Royal suite! I agree...the room size and amenities (Sabatini’s for me!) are so worth it. I must admit that aft suites on the older ships are my preference, for both the balcony size and the wake! May you continue to have a Bon Voyage! 😊
  15. That suite balcony is shocking...even sad for a mini-suite or balcony cabin!
  16. We have received the staggered boarding notices out of San Pedro for several years and have never followed the information. We have typically been at the port by 10:30, and boarded by 11:30. There was an ever so slight delay when we boarded the Coral on March 17th (from the tent, as the Ruby was also in port...don’t like the facility) but were on by noon. We were in boarding group #1 and experienced no problems. 😊
  17. The “click on photo of destination” site showed up for me sometime last year. It is awful. Surprisingly, it has recently been back to the old format and it didn’t register on me until just now! I hope it stays that way!
  18. A few years ago we were up in arms about the uncomfortable replacement balcony furniture. Some folks decided to forgo a balcony room in favor of an outside cabin (no longer an option on the Royal Class) and a spot in the Sanctuary. In my opinion, a balcony chair is a worse option than the bed for seating, and a second seat is needed. These days we typically book a mini-suite, and occasionally a suite, for the additional space, tub, and seating. However, on a shorter itinerary, I would book a balcony. The closet / dressing area is the reason a sofa is not possible, but I do love that area!
  19. We are on the same cruise and my personalizer also shows only ship to shore minutes available, and no internet packages available for pre-purchase. I’m sure they will have packages on board, but a heads up would be nice. The ship goes Medallion on the cruise following ours. I am curious how our service will be. My husband and I each get the Platinum complimentary 250 minutes, but 500 minutes for 19 day is not a lot!
  20. Croptop, although this is somewhat late, I would like to thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful review. I love your sense of humor, and would truly love to have read your experiences on the sea days! I’ve made this trip twice and the first time in 2007 was when I determined that I looove sea days! I hope all is well in your part of the world, and that Spring will come soon and kick out those snow days!
  21. I do believe that free upgrades rarely happen these days in the “upsell” age, if ever. But, if you are adamant about staying in you location, and have given the “no upgrade” word to Princess, I would still keep an eye on your email and booking. A number of years ago we had selected the exact mini suite location we wanted for our Alaska cruise. To say I was unhappy when we checked in and were told we had been moved would be a gross understatement! As we headed aft to our new cabin my frustration began to turn to anticipation and disbelief. We had been upgraded to an aft Penthouse Suite on the Sapphire! We had been notified by email three days prior but we were already in Anchorage visiting our grandson and not getting online. It was an amazing surprise.
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