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About HomelessBear

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  1. Yes was same cost for economy for standard seats. Extra leg room ones cost more. Sorry can’t remember the exact cost but think it’s around £60pp each way. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Barbados flights

    Booked premium economy for a BA scheduled flight as part of a cruise package. Had to pay the total flight costs when seats released (in order to book specific seats), we also then had to pay extra to book the seats. I get stressed flying and as I want to be sure that we’re sitting together and where, I pay for the privilege. It seems to be the way of the world me that where they can get more money out of folks they will. For peace of mind I’ll pay it even if I’m not too happy about it. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  3. Could you perhaps consider going somewhere else rather than Hawaii that has less sea days? What about the Caribbean? That way your teens have lots of port days to go to the beach or whatever and lovely weather to have fun in. We did the Hawaii Xmas and new year cruise a few years ago and although I enjoyed it, it was far too many sea days for me and it was too cool and too windy to get much use out of the balcony. We’ve also done the Caribbean quite a few times at the same time of year and it’s hot & sunny, and there will possibly be more teens on board for yours to mix with. Hope you don’t mind me suggesting this. Just a thought. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Favorite thing about Princess?

    Always available Creme Brûlée. Alfredo’s pizza. Fettuccini Alfredo. Pina colada soup. IC. Volcano. Nice staff. Nice atmosphere. Bigger balconies (some ships C deck). Mix of passengers. Just a few of my thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  5. We stayed in the Holiday Inn in The Rocks. There’s a roof top pool (we didn’t use it) but the view from the roof is fantastic. Overlooks the Opera House and the Bridge. A sight I’ll always remember. Hotel was good too although it was a few years ago we were there. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Bath robes

    Ask the steward when you get on board but be prepared to wait until the next day to receive one, as they’re laundered between cruises. They’re not brilliant but better than nothing. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Crime Brûlée still on the Always Available Menu?

    Im so glad there are people who love CB as much as me! However I hope you’re not all on the same cruise as me as there may be none left for me to indulge my favourite every evening. [emoji568] Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  8. I’m another vote for the return trip. I’d be super excited going out (taking into account the wedding and the anticipation of the fab holiday / honeymoon). When you come to the end of your trip (which I’m sure will be fab), it could almost feel like an anti-climax, and you’re having to face the long plane trip home. So if I then had the super duper upgraded seats, I’d be looking forward to the return flight rather than looking at it as something to get through in order to get home. Hope this makes sense. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Crime Brûlée still on the Always Available Menu?

    Oops serves me right for not checking text! Agree it would be Crime Brûlée if they did take it away from being always available. Thanks for everyone’s replies. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Crime Brûlée still on the Always Available Menu?

    Thanks so much Fishywood. Didn’t see that thread but will go and look for it. Thanks again and great to know. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Haven’t been on Princess for a couple of years but will be going on the Star later this year. Is Creme Brûlée still always available? Really hope so as it’s my favourite. Last cruise I had creme brulee most evenings was awarding each one marks out of 10. For information they earned from 3/10 (too runny, too bland) to 11/10 (perfect +). That and the Pina Colada “soup” and I’ll be a happy cruiser. Thanks.
  12. HomelessBear

    Waiting list

    That’s brilliant news. So pleased for you. Enjoy your cruise and thanks for letting us know. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Waiting list

    It may be worth being aware that if you do get lucky and offered the cruise, the cost then may be different from the cost when you originally looked. I guess it could go either way, but it may go up as well as down. With P&O stupid pricing - sorry fluid pricing - it may go up quite a lot. If it was me, I’d be looking round for something else, and if it’s a cruise I really want to do, book early for the following Easter. Just my thoughts. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Seat booking with airline

    We’ve got a Princess cruise booked and in order to book seats on the BA flights when they were released, we had to pay the flight costs in full, rather than pay then when the cruise payment was due. As I wanted to be able to pick our seats (15hr flight so wanted to book the 2 seats rather than the row of 3 in premium), we ‘bit the bullet’. Then still had to pay for the seats but at least that’s one thing less for me to stress about. Sent from my iPhone using Forums
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    Will Oceana ever come back to Southampton?

    Not been on Oceana yet (done Ventura, Acura & Britannia) but booked for Xmas next year. It’s really good to hear she’s so well liked. Looking forward to being on her. Sent from my iPhone using Forums