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  1. Keep in mind that viewing space is very crowded at the beginning of the transit.  But as it proceeds, the crowds will thin.  If they are going westbound, the Gatineau locks are a set of three, and by the time she gets into the third lock, folks will be heading for breakfast or a snack.  Also as the day progresses, it may get marginally hotter with the sun, and folks will head inside to the a/c.  The scenery is different with each set of locks, but the machinery/process is the same.  EM

  2. If you book on a different ship, either it won’t be Princess, or if Princess, it will use the new locks, which do not require the cables.  If you wish to use this ship, you might look foe a HC cabin on a different deck, or encourage them to be out on deck during the transit.  By staying on the balcony, you miss more than half of the ‘show’.  EM

  3. Royal had their first cruise sail Sat and a CC staffer is onboard.  I think her blog is linked in another thread.  I would wait until her cruise debarks on Sat.  Remember, that Royal ship will be sailing and returning the same days as Crystal.  It may take some time for the airport to learn to cope, but maybe they will have it figured out by the time Crystal starts.  EM

  4. 14 hours ago, Essiesmom said:

    According to the deck plans on cruise deck plans.com, all of the mini suites on Emerald deck connect in pairs.  There are also a couple forward and more aft on Dolphin deck.  EM

    I'm sorry...I saw the reference to Ruby Princess, and that's what I accessed on cruisedeckplans.com.  Sorry for the confusion (mine).  EM

  5. I think I was as excited to get my jabs, especially the second one, as I have been for some cruises…. And today I got paid $50 for being vaccinated.  My secondary insurance has a wellness program, and you do some things to put cash on your wellness card that can be used for insurance copays.  I uploaded my card into their app, and voila!  EM

  6. Well, presumably not all the balconies are booked, so they should offer a special deal for groups of three adults: connecting or adjoining cabins with low single supplement, 150% or less.  I do realize some folks booking three are anticipating the reduced third person fare…EM

  7. Our second cruise on Divina we had not even left Miami when we could see a woman in the next cabin smoking on the balcony.  I called guest services and within minutes there was someone at her door.  She never did it again.  E M

  8. 57 minutes ago, sfred said:


    Works for me too!  The Dames Point Bridge in Jacksonville FL?


    Yes, indeed.  I don’t think anyone has used it but Carnival although NCL had ships there and further up the river at the beginning of the shutdown.  EM

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