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  1. Quite a bit of cleaning is done on turn around day and no they are not just leaving clean linens. All the linens are changed, even if not used. All the furniture is moved and sanitized, mattresses inspected, bathroom top to bottom through cleaning. It is a lot of work for your cabin steward AND his helper on turn around to turn all the cabins they are assigned and this is done on a 3 day or a 14 day cruise or anything in between. Then they have to greet their guests, help with the medallion issues etc. And yes they do missing things in back of drawers and cabinets but it is an incredible job down in a short period. Don't forget the guests that won't leave the cabin on debarkation until the last possible minute doesn't help.
  2. At least they aren't sitting in an envelope outside your cabin in the mail holder for anyone to take like they do on all Carnival ships. You use the paper boarding pass to get on board and if your picture isn't on file they take it at document check before security. Then retake it since my wife failed to upload when they scan your boarding pass at the gangway and she wasn't the only one.
  3. I can't agree more. Couldn't get my wife and my order on the same shipment and paid twice for shipping. Now I know accessories can be purchased on board, won't do that again. I'm a sail and sign in the wallet type, no lanyard wanted the clip thing and surprise birthday card for wife. UGH!
  4. Also depends on how far out from your cruise. After final payment when they drop reservations for non-payment and then the last two weeks from cancellations when they try to resell them. I did get an upsell week before a cruise from inside to balcony for $130 a person, though it was sold as per person per day. I knew it was from someone who cancelled because the room was setup for four people at night and we had a four top all to ourselves and asked when the other two in our party were going to show up.
  5. It is the South Brooklyn route and would be the 3rd stop. Easy walk to the ship. You could also board at any other stop, ask for a transfer from the deckhand, if not using the NYC Ferry App, and transfer at wall street. I had friends board the express Sound View Route at 34th St (southbound), next stop was Wall Street and transferred to South Brooklyn. The other route from 34th Street routes are Astoria which will stop at Brooklyn Navy yard then Wall Street and the two that make multiple stops before Wall St. Lower East Side and East River. If you can handle your luggage between points, take a cab/uber to 34th Street from a Manhattan Hotel, a great way to start your sea voyage. Ferry's are airconditioned and even sell food/beverages on board.
  6. You can also go from any other Ferry stop and ask for free transfer if using paper ticket or transfer is on the app. 34th Street there is the express Astoria line that the next stop would be Wall Street and transfer to the south brooklyn ferry line. There is also the east side line that makes additional stops to Wall Street and then transfer at Wall street pier. Your backup can always be a cab or ride share.
  7. Does Princess still give you a plastic bag with your on board shop purchases but got rid of straws? All or nothing I would hope.
  8. Just off a Carnival cruise Memorial Day weekend, boxed cereal is gone, pens are gone. Still had one bar of soap not two but they don't have sink dispensers yet. Straws were by request only, no individual butter pads, I'm sure there were other things that I don't remember.
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