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  1. I've not stayed in that area, but slightly - 2 or 2 cabins - away from that area. Didn't hear anything inside the room!
  2. Yes, I did book a specialty dinner for my sister and I, but it was supposed to be one of the perks for staying in a suite (first night). If this is the case will it automatically be credited back to the CC I used once on board? And thank you all for pointing this out. I hadn't realized Princess would bill for something that is supposed to be gratis. Donna
  3. Just checked my AMEX account and find a $58 charge from Princess thanking me for my stay Oct 15 to Oct 15, 2021, the date of my upcoming cruise on Empress. Does anyone know what this might be for? Is there a cost for the Medallions? Or for using the Medallion app? Other than these possibilities - of which I have never been made aware - I don't know what this charge would be for. Any help here? Thanks, Donna
  4. Yes, there's nothing like the service and perks in penthouse suites! What I've always loved to do was to order dinner from the specialties and dine on your balcony! At least once each cruise!
  5. I'm sure you will enjoy a TA on Oceania; there's nothing not to enjoy on board. And don't ignore 4:00 tea time every day!!!
  6. Thanks so much, Tinkbell87! Now I just have to figure out how to turn on my camera. Or does it automatically turn on once on the app? (Old lady here! Not familiar with camera on laptop since I've never used it!)
  7. I don't know if this has been asked yet (haven't read all 12 pages) but can I do this on my laptop or must it be done on my phone? Thanks. Donna
  8. After sailing over the past 30 years or so, I've been on NCL, Dolphin (now defunct), RCCL, HAL, Celebrity and Oceania, my preference is always Oceania. It seems to fit me like a glove. Only problem is that since I enjoy cruising multiple times a year it becomes quite pricey in my retirement. That's why Celebrity is my second choice. But it's good to have options, isn't it? Donna
  9. I agree 1000% with all three statements. Probably the friendliest, most unpretentious group of fellow passengers I've ever sailed with, regardless of whether staying in an inside, Oceanview, balcony or suite! We've met some great folks on board with whom we still stay in contact with and have also done multiple cruises with. Donna
  10. Well, Oceania has a couple of fun things which are done on their transoceanic cruises. One is boat building/racing which is great fun even if you're not in the competition! The boats must be built with recycled items from on board the ship. I think they give about a week for the construction, which is then topped off with the flotilla being launched in the pool. Of course, some of the entries don't float too well and, well kinda start sinking. There is a competition as to who has made the most original and nicest decorated. Great fun watching the competition. They also do some kind of Cruisey Fair, kinda like a country fair, but different. There are games to be played, some competitions like golf putting with a couple of twists. Prizes (Oceania tokens) are given at some of the booths. The officers and staff man the booths, act as judges, etc. All in all, both afternoons are great fun! Especially with a fun drink in one's hand! Enjoy your cruise, wherever you leave from. Donna
  11. Glad to see someone else felt as I did about that. It was really offensive to those of us in our golden years, with many of us being in better shape than those decades younger!!! Donna
  12. All I can say is that O accepted my reservation for two of us for a La Reserve dinner. This cruise is in January 2022. We'll see how it works out.
  13. Hi, Thrak! Yes, the +1 is entered for the emergency contact, but still nothing. I'm not going to worry about it any more; I'm done playing around with their app. Must be ok, since it allowed me to make dinner reservations though. Will find out on the 15th when we arrive at the terminal. Donna
  14. Welllll, still no luck adding emergency contact, so I'll not bother any further. However, I was able to make my reservation for first night on board in Crown Grille; no option to chose preferred time, but the auto 7:30 works well for my sister and me.
  15. No, I haven't, since the app opens to the page with all the check marks for completed entries, the only one not checked is for the emergency contact. Just tried again and got the same thing. Turned off my phone to stop the 'loading'. I'll try to log in with my booking number when it opens again. Thanks for this tip, Tedferg!
  16. About this Medallion - insert choice words here - for two days I've tried to add an emergency contact to no avail! (more choice words here). The damn "loading' wheel just keeps spinning. And I've just completed all of the other info I can at this time with the exception of the health statement and boarding pass, and I get a statement IN RED saying I don't have access to booking #XXXXXX and to check my records again. Is this some kind of a joke that Princess is trying to foist off on us? All I want to do is schedule my first night's dining preference. Is this too much to ask? Sorry for my rant, I'm really quite a pleasant individual! Donna
  17. With your cat pictures, I assume you left one. or two at home! Loving this review as I have others of yours which I have read. Thanks for all the time required to do this! Donna
  18. Thanks for this, Thrak! You just answered my unwritten question!! That is what we shall do. I just want a card to get into my room, get me on and off the ship, and pay my on-board charges (if any, which I doubt). I tried entering my passport by scanning as directed by the app, as well as taking my photo four times for each task. Neither were entered and I was asked to scan/photo again, and again, and again, each time with the same result -- NOTHING. SO we will arrive at the pier without completing the app, and hopefully they will just clear us for boarding with the little plastic card we are used to. I don't need to order drinks to be delivered to a lounge chair, I know how to go to the specialty restaurants and make a reservation, and also don't need dining times since we are in a suite. SO THERE, PRINCESS, IF YOU REVIEW POSTINGS ON CC! Donna
  19. I usually book the B3 afts on deck 7 and never had any problems with noise or obstructed view.
  20. WHAT is she doing in the Everglades???!!!
  21. Hmmm. I cancelled an O cruise last week when informed through O that all cruise pax within EU countries will be required to wear masks ONBOARD except while eating, drinking, swimming, sunning or in their stateroom. Unfortunately every port was within the EU. This was the Marina 8-29-21 in the Baltic. I hated doing it - canceling - but wearing masks for almost the entire time I was to be within EU jurisdiction was my deal breaker. Donna
  22. I cancelled two Delta flights last week, one paid with an e-ticket and small amount of cash, the other with $$$. My e-ticket was re-issued with the same exp. date and additional value,and the other they refunded to my CC. All in all, I was happy with the outcome. The transaction was completed the same day. Donna
  23. Just a word of caution: You are identifying your home city and last name on open posts. Not a good idea in my mind. Please take this advice in the spirit in which it is given.
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