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    Cruise to China

    I am from China and I had hard time to find gifts for my friends and family memebrs in China - especially when almost everything could be made in China. I agree with the previous post to buy something from your hometown. Make sure that things you bring as gift don't have the "made in China" sticker. ;)
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    Cruising Star Princess July 13

    [COLOR=black]Sam,[/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]I will be on Star Princess on July 6, just the trip before your sailing...So excited. [/COLOR] [COLOR=black] [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Here's my packing list. Hope it will be at your use;) [/COLOR] [COLOR=black][/COLOR][COLOR=black]Sun Screen, After Sun Lotion[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Sun Glasses[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Cap[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]shawl/scarf[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]insect repellents[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Swimsuit (just in case:D ) [/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Camera, Tripod, Memory Card, Extra battery, Charger[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Cell phone[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Swiss Army Knife[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Shampoo/Conditioner[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Sweater X 2[/COLOR] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Fleece top[/SIZE][/FONT] [COLOR=black]Jeans X N[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Shirts X3[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Long Sleeve shirts X3[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Cocktail dress X2[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Top X 3[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Tank-top / Cami X3[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Skirt X2[/COLOR] [COLOR=black]Sneaker / Walking Shoe /Flip-flop/ Dress Shoes[/COLOR] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Passport and other travel documents[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Highlighter X 2 colors[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Eye mask / Ear Plug (I am flying from Atlanta, 5.5 hours):( [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Flashlight[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Wet-whip[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]iPod / Macbook[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Maps / GPS / Frommer’s travel book[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Cash[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Binocular[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Dramamine (take it one day before your sailing)[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Wire extension[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Bottle of wine (maybe 2 )[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Rain gear[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Insulated mug[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Ziplock bags[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Warm gloves[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Tote[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Hand sanitizer[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]A good book[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Band-Aid[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Sewing kit[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Cosmetic bag[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3] [/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]Bon Voyage~[/SIZE][/FONT] [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3] [/SIZE][/FONT]
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    Are menus available for Star Princess?

    I am looking for the Star menu for its Alaska trip and haven't gotten anything yet...
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    When are the special dining nights?

    I will be on the same ship and I would like to ask the same question. :)
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    [quote name='cherylandtk']C225 is a Cat. J cabin, so assuming you booked a Cat. M GTY, that is three grades higher (within category) than what you paid for. Some folks consider any higher room an upgrade, purists prefer to limit upgrades to category changes ( inside->outside, for example). Whichever you prefer, I am sure you will enjoy it...your cabin should be very quiet as it is surrounded by other cabins and no public spaces. Enjoy![/quote] Many thanks! I am very happy to get a quiet room.
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    [quote name='themnms']lol guess they will be assigning mine at the pier. We sail Jun 30th and now when I check my Princess Personalizer if directs me to print my boarding pass..lol..since we leave for Vancouver Sat looks like I will be suprised at the port. This is my first time ever doing a guarantee...but I am sure it will be fantastic Mel[/quote] Good luck, Mel. Happy sailing~
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    Just checked the princess website and found out they assigned my cabin. C225 on the Caribe deck of Star Princess. Not sure if it is an upgrade or not...but I am happy that I have a cabin now.
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    Thank you all for your great advices...I am more relaxed now. You know, first time cruisers (like me) can easily get over excited and nervous... I just love this board!
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    [quote name='paul929207']We booked out guarentee in early May for the Tahitian - July 24th sailing. We got our cabin assignment last weekend - about 1 month before sailing.[/quote] Paul, lucky you. I am sailing in 13 days but still waiting and praying....
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    [quote name='bubbadog'][COLOR=blue]they want to surprise you,and just wait till you see what they gave you:)));)[/COLOR][/quote] Thanks. That is what I am hoping for.:D
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    guaranteed category cabin assignment-when?

    Thank you guys. I paid my full fare month ago and checked my online reservation every day...still nothing showed up. Maybe I will have to wait till the last minute. :)
  12. I will sail on Star Princess for its July 6th Alaska trip - anyone knows when will Princess give me my stateroom #? I have the guaranteed category inside cabin...Thanks a lot~:)
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    Check list for Alaska(Please Add)

    Maybe a bottle of your favorite wine, and of course, the bottle opener if you do not wish to pay the $15 fee at the ship's restaurant...you can always enjoy a glass of wine in your stateroom or on the deck. :)
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    Time for White Pss Railway - Morning or Afternoon?

    Thanks a lot. I will go with the afternoon trip. :) Can't wait to see it with my own eyes!
  15. We will be on Star Princess in its July 6 trip and we plan to do the White Pass Railway trip through Princess. There are two trips: one at 8:40 am and another at 12:40 pm. What should be a better time to have a better views along the way?:confused: Thanks~