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  1. capriccio

    Elite amenities

    Even when both of you are elite you only received one bar set-up unless you are in a full suite and then you get an additional set-up. From the Princess website: Elite Stateroom Amenities Package Complimentary Mini Bar Set Up** Your stateroom will receive one mini bar set up consisting of a selection of liquors, soft drinks, beer, still and sparkling water. Once onboard you may contact Room Service to change your mini-bar selection. Certain restrictions apply. Drinks will be refilled upon request and you will only be charged for the additionally requested drinks consumed. **For passengers 21 and over, complimentary mini-bar set-up is one time only, per stateroom. (https://book.princess.com/captaincircle/membershipBenefits.page)
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    Elite amenities

    It is exactly that - one per stateroom regardless of whether there are more than one elite in the stateroom. The only way to get two mini-bar setups is in the case of full suites (which gets one mini-bar set up per full suite regardless of the captain's circle status) with at least one elite. In that case you get two set-ups.
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    Booze in room!

    I don't see Bailey's on the list of booze you can buy in advance for your cabin: https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-gifts-celebrations/gifts-and-services/culinary-delights-wine/
  4. In addition to the comments about the lack of privacy in general on balconies, you might post this on the Princess board (https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/119-princess-cruises/) where you are more likely to get answers from cruisers who have actually traveled in that cabin.
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    Peru Callao Port Shuttle

    In December 2016 the drop off and pick up points were exactly the same place in San Miguel Plaza. I know it was running as after 10 pm. The exact times will be in the Patter. When we arrived from our day and evening long tour, we had to wait a while (it was a Friday night before Christmas and the shopping center was open late and the usually bad Lima traffic was even worse than usual) but there was a Princess rep on site who was in contact with all the shuttles so we just had to have some patience.
  6. That is the first night of President's Day weekend with many families vacationing, including cruising, the following week (winter vacation in the northeast and other states). It is usually the most expensive weekend in Febuary.
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    video of the voice

    Our daughter was a contestant on our Ruby Princess Alaska cruise this past summer. There was no mention even to the participants of a video being available.
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    No More All Inclusive Drink Passages?

    The pre-paid drinks packages have always been a choice of 1) all drinks including up to 15 alcoholic drinks per day (premier beverage package or 2) a non-alcoholic drinks only package (soda and more) and 3) a coffee package. https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/food-and-dining/beverages/ For the last 3 summers (at least) Princess has offered a sip and sail promo which includes the premier beverage package. Usually the promo runs from late June to late August and is for balcony and higher cabins on cruises sailing the following summer and fall.
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    Suite Bath Soap

    Bar soap is available in all Princess cabins for hand washing. They are small (but bigger than a fifty cent piece ) and we've never had a problem asking the steward to provide extras for use in the shower.
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    late flight

    In 2012 Princess had (and still has as far as I know) combo transportation and sightseeing excursions from Whittier to a central location in Anchorage (visitors center?) where you can leave your suitcases until around 5 or 5:30 and explore Anchorage on your own and then take the shuttle to the airport. If you have time, we highly recommend the Museum (https://www.anchoragemuseum.org/) and the Trolley Tours (https://anchoragetrolley.com/).
  11. There is a shuttle from the midport garage to 'distant' terminals. From http://www.porteverglades.net/cruising/arriving-and-departing/: "Shuttle service from parking garages to select distant terminals" which definitely includes Terminal 29. I recommend calling Port Everglades if you are leaving/returning to any of the other terminals to inquire about the availability of a shuttle.
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    Viking - Budapest hotels

    We stayed at the Hilton Castle District in August 2015. It is one of the nicest HIltons we ever stayed in and if you (or anyone reading this booked at the hotel) have access to the Executive Lounge we highly recommend it. It had hot and cold dishes along with free wines and beers available throughout the day topped off with a spectacular view of the river and the Parliament building (as did rooms on that side of the hotel).
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    Key West Shark Encounter

    Welcome to cruise critic! There is lots of information on here and it takes a while to learn how to find all of it. In the Roll Call section of the main menu, pick your cruise line, then your ship and finally the thread with your embarkation date. Have a great cruise!
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    Are there Fjord tours from Oslo?

    Thank you to those who expanded the answer to the original question to include other Norwegian fjords. We're looking forward to a mid-June cruise entitled Land of the Midnight Sun (we'll be above the Arctic Circle for the solstice) that visits Stavanger, Flaam, Geiranger, Trondheim, North Cape, Tromso, Gravdal, Alesund and Bergen.
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    Are there Fjord tours from Oslo?

    I don't know about other excursions, but Oslo sits at the head of the Oslofjord and the sail in/out is lovely. We had a great day there on our Baltic cruise in the summer of 2009. DIY touring is very easy and interesting.