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  1. Have been watching...very exciting to see her finally arriving!
  2. Looking forward to seeing the Enchanted finally on the Port Everglades Webcam. Even though we cancelled our 11/30/21 cruise, we are booked on her for 2022.
  3. We cancelled our Nov. cruise sailing from FLL last week....the 3-day pre-testing requirement just was too much to have to deal with to find a location for testing in our area on Thanksgiving weekend. Probably could have waited (our final payment wasn't until Sept.1st), but when they changed the date to Dec. 31st for pre-testing on all US voyages, that was the tipping point. Wearing masks everywhere onboard and the high rate of covid cases, especially in FL, entered into our decision, also. So now we're waiting until 2022 to sail again.
  4. Saw on TV the flooding issues in Newark, NJ. Not bad here so far....Boston TV station showed folks along the South coast & down Cape out at the beach enjoying the wind/surf. Always a few diehards not concerned...
  5. Looking like the storm will turn to the west--so affecting NY/Conn./RI more, but still not taking any chances--we all ran around today securing lawn furniture, bringing in plants, etc. Our hummingbirds are going to be unhappy, we will only have 1 feeder out during the storm--much closer to the ground. It's a beautiful night here--almost full moon and hardly any wind....but expect things will be very different in the next 12 hours. Hopefully your son will do ok in NJ and stay safe. Wishing the best.
  6. Bracing for the arrival of now-Hurricane Henri tomorrow. Looks like it's due to hit NY and a good chunk of Southern New England (we live south of Boston, and have daughter living in Wareham close to the water on south-facing coast, near Buzzards Bay/Cape Cod Canal. Our other daughter & son live in Plymouth, also on the coast. Should be an interesting Sunday for us all. Hope everyone in Henri's path stays safe!
  7. Appreciate your posting this. Was hoping the Oct. 31st date would hold re the pre-testing requirement, but was pretty certain this change would happen sooner rather than later.
  8. So sorry you have gone through this awful and stressful experience. The TA definitely needs to step up and do something above & beyond for you and your husband as a result of this mess. We prefer not to use a TA---had an experience years ago--booked a cruise and cruise agency was about to go belly up just before our final payment was due....fortunately we were able to contact cruiseline and send the payment sent directly to them. I like to have control of our booking. Hopefully, you will find a good and reliable TA you can depend on in the future.
  9. Hope they still offer "Princess Love Boat Dream" dessert for our next cruise! Agree with many of the dining choices mentioned above. Have also enjoyed offerings in the International Cafe as a lighter lunch option than the buffet....shrimp & chicken salads were quite good...and the warm baked cookies and gelato...yummy....
  10. Think you need to call Princess and demand to speak to a Supervisor. Something is NOT right here. If you paid in full and had EZ Flights booked and the cruise is still available (saw on Princess site that it is), there has to be an explanation.
  11. Folks on our Nov. 30th cruise are cancelling because of this update, and we're seriously thinking of taking that route, as well---no fun to have to be masked virtually everywhere when we're fully vaccinated. AND the final tipping point is having to obtain a negative covid test within 3 days of embarkation. This really takes the fun out of getting back to cruising. Our final payment coming up right around the corner--Sept. 1st. Time for a decision we hoped we wouldn't have to consider.
  12. Our July has been rather strange--usually it is the dryest and hottest month here in MA, but June was hotter & dryer this year. Returned a few days ago from a trip to Maine--including 4 days on a 150-yr. old windjammer, the Stephen Taber, (out of Rockland, ME). Although our cabin was pretty small, the fantastic meals prepared by the Chef was a highlight, with wine & cheese every night chosen by the Capt. and his wife--we even had a lobster bake on a beach and the Capt. personally prepared "special" S'mores for dessert. Certainly different from an ocean cruise--but definitely a fantastic alternative. Now in just about 4 more months we will (hopefully) be boarding the new Enchanted Princess.
  13. I was able to access our existing dinner ressies (cruises in Nov. & May) yesterday on the DMW ---but just a day or 2 before, I couldn't....seems you never know any given day whether it'll work or not.
  14. Our weather has not been traditional July weather--cooler and definitely wetter than usual. The Boston TV weathercasters have said we are at the 3rd highest amount of rainfall in July ever recorded, and the month is not even 1/2 over yet! It's crazy on the East Coast with all the rain and flooding, when the poor folks out West have endured such awful heat with droughts and fires in many spots. Sure hoping the weather improves as we're taking a mini-cruise, of sorts, the end of this week on a schooner out of Maine. We'll be sailing out of Rockland, ME and roughing it in a tiny cabin, but looking forward to being out on the water for 4 days. The ship only holds about 22 people and very casual -- NO dress code, which makes DH very happy. Meals included, with wine & cheese in the evening. Looking forward to it.
  15. From what I understand, you can still print the luggage tags from the Personalizer. Hope it doesn't change...but who knows, at this point.
  16. Nadia, Glad it worked out for you in the end, even though you had to make an extra call. At least the 2nd phone rep was on the ball & was able to resolve the issue. You must feel much relieved now. Enjoy your cruise!
  17. We took this excursion in 2018 on the 10-day Partial Transit of the Caribbean Princess. It was a long day, but so worth it. Although we'd experienced a full transit several years before on the Coral, it was interesting to pass through the old locks on a much small excursion vessel, and we were able to touch the sides of the canal.
  18. Checked the app yesterday and can't access DMW at all now. Was in there a few days before and the dining reservations for our 2 upcoming cruises were still there. At least our sailings aren't until this Nov. and next May, so there is time for improvement (hopefully). Just feel bad for those who have cruises coming up soon. Have decided to leave things as they are in the app and try not to stress about it. Won't even bother watching the Medallion Monday videos anymore...just useless P.R. presentations by Princess.
  19. Well, you are right..it is a high traffic time and I suppose in that regard, we may be better off making reservations rather than just showing up. In the past we did have to wait for awhile with a beeper to be seated. We are used to eating early as you in Europe prefer later dining. After eating, we are free for evening activities onboard or to take a walk on the outside decks, enjoying the sunset or night breezes. To each his own.
  20. We tend to eat earlier...anywhere from 5:45 to 6:15 works best for us.
  21. We've preferred Anytime Dining for being able to decide whatever time we wanted to eat, but now have to rethink our dining plans. One of the things we have enjoyed about cruising is being able to relax and not deal with stress. Now it's a whole new ballgame dealing with DMW, and feel we need to pre-book dining at the time best for us or we'll lose out that time slot....sigh... Hoping once cruising starts up this summer, we hear positive reports about how this plays out.
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