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Reina del Mar

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  1. Thank you. Don’t think it is a B2B..but who knows? Booked as one cruise around Australia, as far as I know. Debating a drinks’ package. We couldn’t order a water package on our last Australia cruise and doesn’t seem like we can do so this time either.
  2. It’s worth finding the steward of your second cabin during the first week and explaining you will be moving to his section. He might be prepared to ‘do’ your new cabin as one of the first cleans to allow you to settle in. We have only had to change cabins once..packed everything in cases ready for first steward to move…he didn’t do it quickly enough for us and cabin door left open to anyone walking the hallway. We decided to take the suitcases ourselves as there was no sign of steward. New steward was cross with first steward for not sorting our bags straight away. We have done a Princess excursion between back to backs to see alligators..Flamingo Park rings a bell..bit underwhelming but something to do and an expensive way of using our OBC. They dropped us back to Port Everglades and we just used our ‘In transit’ cards to walk straight onboard.
  3. Thank you..our cruise is 26 days, so won’t really touch the sides !! Seems a bit unfair to have just one set up for two people..suppose it is cutbacks.
  4. We will be Elite on our next cruise. Interested to know what the benefits will be regarding mini bar and being able to change what we don’t like. Also…without wishing to sound grabby…if both of us will be Elite, are there two mini bar set ups?? Many thanks.
  5. As I said, each to their own, I wouldn’t give thank you for sushi!!!
  6. In the equivalent Central Park Cafe on Royal Caribbean, non speciality teas and coffees are without charge even if you do not have a package!
  7. Or even if you don’t have the drinks’ package?…..sorry to say ther’s not much to get excited about. Mediocre snacks and small saving on selected cocktails. But each to their own!
  8. We booked a stay and cruise package at Holiday Inn Resort on Seawall which included parking and transfers each way. Booked by phone as unavailable online. Not cheap but solved our problem..
  9. Depends on your plans, if you are driving from IAH to Galveston, there is a retail mall and outlet mall about 20 miles outside Galveston -Baybrook Mall..can’t miss as on roadside.We drive down a few days pre cruise, If taking cruiseline transfer this won’t work.
  10. Suggest bringing your chosen detergent. Years ago used Purex 3 in 1 sheets…now difficult to acquire, other sheets are available. Have travelled many times with a bag of detergent.
  11. Don’t know whether these are cutbacks but am not keen on the Plus/Premium packages offered by Princess, nor the increasing amounts of up charge restaurants. Before anyone comments…I know I don’t have to buy/use either !!!!
  12. Many thanks. Hope the comment quoted in my original post was an exaggeration then.
  13. This is definitely all very confusing…maybe if passengers showed their feelings by sticking with MDR or buffet, Princess would get a message. Obviously this would limit choices, but all these ‘at additional cost’ dining venues, seem to be one way of Nickel and Dime ing..to me anyway !!!!.. Maybe I’m just mean ! I appreciate others may feel differently.
  14. I was thirteen. An amazing fortnight in the Med.,out of Southampton…
  15. My first cruise was on TSS Reina del Mar…where I acquired my Cruise Critic name. Nice to chat to you.
  16. Oh yes, I can find it now..thanks for sharing it was on first page. Fingers crossed it is all very ‘fishy’!!!
  17. Even more strange, the post now seems to have disappeared into the ether !!! I took a screenshot, so know I did not imagine it and have name of poster.
  18. OP here- I didn’t say I was on the ship- but expecting to travel Spring 24. I am Reina not Rex del Mar and I am female with pronouns she/ her!! I have quoted from a current Cruise Critic post in the Princess section. Someone asked for information about a specific cabin and the quoted comment was one of the replies ! Whether this is considered a reliable source I don’t know but was posted yesterday and still available for viewing online.
  19. I have used the app successfully since 2019- that doesn’t mean I don’t prefer the old fashioned way !!!!
  20. Hadn’t thought of a current roll call..but not sure how many would check roll call once aboard.
  21. This is very scary !!!! Did the crew members you spoke to have any insight as to when the issue might be fixed, please ???? Many thanks.
  22. I have just read this comment on a post about a specific cabin…and it scares me. Does anyone who is currently or has recently been on Coral Princess have any comments, please ???? ‘Good luck on Coral Princess. I’m on that ship right now and it’s like being on a floating sewer. Sewage smell on the entire ship! Crew has openly admitted there’s a plumbing problem onboard. Overall the ship is very run down andneeds a major overhaul. Hope the plumbing is fixed by the time you travel.’
  23. Any one have further information, please ???? Not sure I want to be 26 days on a ‘floating sewer’!!!!!!!!!!! ‘Good luck on Coral Princess. I’m on that ship right now and it’s like being on a floating sewer. Sewage smell on the entire ship! Crew has openly admitted there’s a plumbing problem onboard. Overall the ship is very run down andneeds a major overhaul. Hope the plumbing is fixed by the time you travel’ Thanks..
  24. Agree…wasn’t it simpler when you booked with a travel agent who gave you a small folder of plane ticket, cruise ticket etc ?? You chose your seating for meals, then had the excitement of seeing if you were sitting with an officer, on embarkation. Booked ‘trips’ in the first couple of days and paid for everything with cash . Yes I am showing my age…first cruise was 1969 !
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