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  1. I still think California will have a problem to start soon, but I may be overly pessimistic and jaded. I know the mayor of San Francisco has taken a strong stance on this. I don’t know how the mayor of Los Angeles (not sure who resides over the port there) feels. The Governor has also dealt with this with a heavy hand. So, it will be interesting to see what happens on October 31. Sounds like the CDC may lift the no sail order. I don’t know if State or local government can stop ships from sailing or if foreign ports will even allow ships to dock. I would love to go on vacation, but before
  2. I think Princess will accept final payments. I don’t think the cruises will happen this year, at least not in California. I don’t think the governor will allow cruise ships to dock here. I wouldn’t want to be out thousands of dollars during the holidays. For us, it’s better to spend that money elsewhere. 😢 this will break years of tradition
  3. In the past I’ve had success in making a booking for a wait listed category. This was a holiday cruise in 2014. At the time I couldn’t book a room for 4, like I needed, and I was willing to pay the refundable deposit. We received our wait listed category after final payment was due and people dropped out of their bookings. However, I did check in regularly with Princess to check on the status of my wait listed cruise. They never contacted me. I found out during one of those calls that there was a cabin available. We had every possible category we were willing to take on our wait liste
  4. I suspect they will not go. However, I am not sure Princess will cancel prior to final payment for this one. Don't think I'd willingly play chicken with Princess on this one.
  5. This is our most frequent cruise. I actually don't like 7 day cruises, I feel they are too short. Don't get me wrong, if that's what I get, I'll take it! My preference however is for a longer 10-15 day cruises from our of my home port of San Francisco. We love sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge. We've done the Star to Hawaii out of San Francisco back in 2014 and really enjoyed it. Even though we are local to the Bay Area, we always do a pre cruise stay in SF to enjoy the great restaurants there. We've done the Mexican Riviera so many times on land trips and cruise ships that I feel li
  6. Previously the CDC extended the no sail order to September 30, 2020. I suspect the next CDC update will tell us when the next extension is set. My guess is we will know more in October, past this no sail order. In Mid July they extended 2.5 months. Who knows what is next? Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  7. When getting an inside cabin Plaza deck is an amazing location. We love it! However our experience with OV on plaza matches Thrack’s experience, worst ever location, loud banging at night and I could sleep. Crazy thing is it was a cruise to Hawaii, first one and and it’s my favorite itinerary that we have done many times over since our “loud” cabin on plaza. Our friends cruised across from our cabin in an inside room and they had zero issues with sound on the same cruise. We never had issues before before! So I do stand by my Plaza Inside is awesome but OV can be LOUD with banging Sent fro
  8. I tried to find the session on youtube, but it doesn't seem to be there. I could only find Princess Connects Live! from July. Is it so bad they aren't even going to share it? Whoopsie! That IS bad!!
  9. I wouldn't worry about it. Princess isn't going to police this. I will admit, it makes me crazy to not be able to find a spot when I want one. The last resort we went to we would wake up at 6 AM, claim our chairs, go to breakfast at 7 and walk from breakfast to our spots. We'd stay in our spots until 3 ish. There were times that the chairs saved around us were taken while we were at Breakfast and people would not show up until noon. I don't have that stay power or patience on a cruise. Too many other things to do!
  10. I agree, Enforcement is what is lacking. A lot of change will be required to modify the process. Employees fear customer complaints Sent from my iPhone using Forums
  11. Nope, doesn't seem cheaper if you are doing multiple stops with a car
  12. So, which ferry from where to where do you mean? We've done Anchorage to Soldotna (driving) to visit friends, and there are other places to visit, but no idea what ferries are available in Alaska.
  13. It's possible people are just booking for cabin preference and plan on re booking if prices improve, or cancel prior to final payment. I know our Alaska pricing is more next year than it was this year. We hope we can get to re fare for a cheaper fare, but if we can't it may be our last cruise to Alaska. Doing a land trip to Alaska is just as rewarding, you just don't get to see as many places.
  14. Nope, not booked or planned at this time. You missed the if we were cruising to Europe part to my message 😉
  15. We are in California too, and our salons are not opening yet! I have been patiently waiting for that to happen. My hair is in desperate need.
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