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  1. Far in advance of a long trip, we prep our Rx meds by refilling them early. Our insurance company lets us fill them 7 days before the 'actual' refill date. Do this 4 times and we have an extra month's supply. Yes, the Princess ships have washers and dryers for pax use but on sea days they can be very busy. Unless you have an all day excursion at a port of call, or will otherwise be off the ship the entire day, I would suggest trying to get a load done while in port. Also, if the machines are all in use on your deck, check another deck. As most of the replies here, we have our mail held and arrange for our bills to be paid automatically. Unlike some of the comments, we shut off our water and drain the pipes. We live where it freezes and don't want to come home to busted pipes. We also have an auto battery charger. When we come home from a long trip, we immediately hook up one of the cars so next day we can get out and do some errands. Amazing how those car batteries can drain when away for a month. We've had a problem only once with table mates at a table for 6. It was a b2b and 4 of us spoke to the maitre'd and we had a lovely table for 4 for the 2nd half of the cruise.
  2. We used Best Guides this month. Our guide was excellent. The tour was first class all the way. Highly recommend.
  3. Thanks. I think we are leaning in that direction too.
  4. Thanks for the information. Will check it out.
  5. Trying to decide between an airplane and doors-on helicopter tour. Right now looking at Ali'i Tours. Any advice greatly appreciated. Thanks! Diane
  6. considering this. Who did you rent from? Do they meet you at the pier for pickup and return?
  7. Thanks so much for your reply. My husband has balance issues and does not feel comfortable sitting on the sides, even with straps to hold onto. That is why I'm looking for something other than Zodiacs. When we did the Antarctic, we went with Hurtigruten and they us hard bottom skiffs with seats
  8. Thanks for the information. I was hoping to catch the #12 tram near the pier to go to Vigeland so wanted to grab a ticket as soon as possible. I have an atm/debit/visa card that I use with a pin at the ATM. Would that work?
  9. We will be in Oslo this September and would like to use public transportation to get around. I understand there is a one day pass available. Does anyone know if we can buy it at one of the ticket machines? And do the machines require a PIN with your credit card?
  10. I also don't use the dryer. We have a minisuite and I often use the balcony to dry our items. I use clips, only do it while in port, and on a non-windy day. I bring an elastic clothesline that I have lengthened by tying a shoelace to it ... I tie the lace end, then stretch tight the elastic to tie the other end ... makes for a non-saggy line. Most of the line is below the balcony rail and the clothes dry just fine on a warm sunny day. I have also found lots of places around the cabin to hang things. I'll place items on the horizontal piece of a hanger and hang it from the shelf railing. If I have to, I'll fold the item, and then reverse the fold a couple of hours later. I've also hung hangers from the edges of dropped ceilings lol
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