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About avcruz

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    Vancouver BC
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    cruising, reading, cooking, walking
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  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Caribbean/South America

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  1. avcruz

    TA Pricing for Princess

    For a simple 7 day Caribbean cruise in an inside cabin, that sounds like a pretty good deal to me. I'd stay with her, because you have a relationship with her and you never know when you'll need her help or expertise.
  2. avcruz

    Booking One Way Trip With EZAir?

    I got a great price for flexible air YVR-LHR O/W in Premium Economy on Air Canada this past May. It was about $200 cheaper than booking direct with AC and I called the airline and they assigned seats as soon as I had booked it, even though it wasn't ticketed. I assume that's because it was Premium Economy and not Economy.
  3. Thank you Theo!!! I can't tell you how many times I have used and appreciated your site. I will see if I have any photos of cabins that you don't have yet and email you. Adrienne
  4. avcruz

    Booking One Way Trip With EZAir?

    You’re welcome. As an FYI, I recently booked flexible one way air YVR-LAX and I got business class on Air Canada for less than on the Air Canada site. Plus I don’t have to pay until final payment. Check it out, you may decide the upgrade is worth it, especially with the airline’s new increased baggage fees and seat reservation fees. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  5. avcruz

    Booking One Way Trip With EZAir?

    Yes it is possible to book one way air. You will need to cancel your return air first and start again. When you do, in the “Search for Flights” screen you must choose your flight options and it will allow you to choose one way, either the outbound or the return. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  6. avcruz

    Grand moving to LA?

    I have to agree with Pam. Much prefer the Royal over the Grand! I also have a B2B booked on her next year. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. avcruz

    Silver or Gold wine packages

    It was offered on the Royal this past April on the 15 day TA, and those were still the prices. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  8. avcruz

    Breakfast question

    On the Royal in April they offered oatmeal, cream of wheat and congee each morning in the buffet. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  9. I used EZ Air and booked a non-stop flight May 4, 2019 YVR to LAX on Air Canada and the flexible price, which doesn’t have to be paid until final payment, is the same as I would have to pay the airline right now. That’s a win-win to me. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  10. avcruz

    The original Royal Princess (1984)

    I sailed on her twice. Once in early 1998, and they had draped black over Diana’s portrait. [emoji853] Then I was on her second to last cruise in South America in 2005. I remember having an ocean view cabin with one twin bed and one “Murphy” type twin bed that folded out of the wall at night, but was closed up during the day. And yes, we had a bathtub! Sent from my iPad using Forums
  11. avcruz

    Lord Stanley and Alaska

    Unless something has changed, your Lord Stanley’s statue is actually Captain James Cook - but point taken about the hockey jersey... [emoji16] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  12. avcruz

    Pools on Royal

    I think that must vary with the itinerary. I have gone on a 10 day Caribbean cruise and recently the 15 day TA on the Royal, and never had a problem getting a lounger, although it could be a bit windy. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  13. avcruz

    Where are prepaid tip on PCL website?

    By website, do you mean the general PCL information about gratuities? Or are you referring to the online information regarding your own reservation? If the former, try here: https://www.princess.com/come-back-new/top-ten-faq/. If the latter, you will need your 6-character Princess reservation code, which the TA should have provided you. Then you will need to access your Cruise Personalizer here: https://book.princess.com/captaincircle/myPrincess.page and look under Payments & Credits. Be warned that if they are a gift from your TA, and not a Princess promotion, they may not show there until closer to your departure.
  14. My vote is for the Bayou Cafe also. Like the ambiance and the live music. Sent from my iPad using Forums
  15. This. And the fact that if I pre-pay in CAD I usually get a better exchange rate than having them charge to my credit card in USD and converted.