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  1. One word of warning about linking your reservations... Princess has stated something to the effect that if somebody tests positive for Covid or develops symptoms, they AND THEIR ENTIRE PARTY OR CLOSE CONTACTS will be subject to refused boarding and or quarantine. That COULD put you in jeopardy if your booking has been linked to theirs!
  2. correct BUT lets hope the new "directors" are indeed roses like they used to be and now not just the thorns!!
  3. Anyone have experience with scuba diving while on a SeaDream cruise? Do they offer it themselves or at least help you make your own arrangements through dive op referrals or recommendations? Thanks
  4. Nice job on those inserts folks and thanks to the OP for the measurements. One question though, does the plastic case the inserts go into included with the OM or do you have to purchase them seperately? Thanks
  5. Yeah, the app as it presently stands is garbarge. So many problems reported and there seems to be no rhyme or reason for when and where the glitches show up! For instance, I can't even sign-up (in) for the app and open an account. When it asks for my birthdate and I try to enter the data, it comes back telling me that my e-mail is not valid! How they get an invalid email from a birthday is beyond me!! 🤮
  6. Thanks for posting your boarding QR code here. I've copied it and will get there earlier than you and take your place on the cruise 😈! Just kidding of course, but as a reminder, be VERY AWARE of what you post on-line as there will always be those nefarious folks out there just waiting to do bad stuff...😲
  7. Not the expert here,but what I think Geobugs was trying to point out is that you'll get 100% credit of the amount you have already paid (either paid in full or just the deposit) to use on a future cruise. The price you'll pay for the future cruise is whatever price is available when you book it. It's NOT related to the original fare you paid. You'll get a "bonus" of $100 or $200 OBC per stateroom for the new cruise depending on the length of the original cruise. If I understand the MSC "legaleze" that Geobugs posted, the FCC is only for the cruise fare/deposit paid for the original cruise. I believe the "excluding government fees and taxes" wording means that any amount for those items already paid should be directly refunded to you versus applied to the FCC. My .02...
  8. I think that anyone on a "vaccinated" cruise who tests positive during the cruise should have their true vaccination status confirmed with their doctor or state/national health authorities. If it's proved that they used fake vaccination cards and have not really been vaccinated, they should be ordered to pay fines or restitution to the cruise line and all others affected by their charade. Not a popular option I'm sure but perhaps advance notice of such possible actions will cut down or even eliminate any attempts to game the system.
  9. It's been my experience that cash (except for tips) and physical credit cards are not accepted for onboard purchases. You must use your cruise card or medallion...
  10. While I agree it should not be a problem for the IT folks at Princess to program the software to make periodic recertification of retired veterans unneccessary, I also understand that Princess does this at their option as a courtesy to veterans, and if they want periodic recertifications, who are/am we/I to say otherwise??? Paul
  11. Sort of sounds like it is just for "overweight" people...😁 Sorry, but I couldn't resist...
  12. Why would you care? Princess states that formal night sttire is for the main dining rooms only. So I've often seen such casual dress in other venues on formal nights and it never bothered me in my tux even if they sat right next to me. Perhaps they didn't even own formal wear, couldn't fit in their luggage, or just didn't want to bother. If they didn't dress up, they could've eaten in the buffet or had room service or they changed out of formal clothes after dinner. Let them enjoy THEIR cruise and don't let it bother you while you enjoy YOURS!
  13. I've used the "crew" stairs at the very back of the ships before and not just for muster drill, The crew doesn't use them much since they really don't go between decks much (at least the stewards) during their daily routine. If "caught" by a crew member, probably at the most they'd tell you not to use then anymore. Of course you could use the excuse that you just wanted to familiarize yourself with an additional evacuation route in case of emergency. Remember, it's easier to beg forgiveness then it is to ask permission! Just my opinion/experience...
  14. Not sure how it's supposed to work, but we cancelled our 10/31/20 cruise in a YC cabin on our own back in July about a week or two before MSc cancelled the cruise. It was within the 90-120 day window prior to embarkation, so we weren't expecting a refund of the deposit. But to our surprise, we just got a deposit refund yesterday!
  15. Not an expert, but I thought the 7-day RTs to Alaska were from Seattle, not Vancouver. Aren’t the VAN cruises 1-ways to/from Alaska?
  16. Can the OP go back and edit the thread title to reflect 1/31/2021 instead of 2020?
  17. My dive knife isn't that big but even though I've never had to use it on a dive, I just know the first time I don't bring it will be the time I do need it 😉 Never had a problem getting it on a ship (Princess) in my checked luggage, but they usually do "find" it when I reboard after diving. Subsequent ports are not usually a problem getting it back for diving as they keep it near the debarkation exit. However, the BAD thing is that at the end of the cruise, they usually give the knife to the port security folks and I have to track them down to get it before leaving the terminal. That can be a big PITA if you're in a hurry to catch an early flight.
  18. I do believe you get Delta Club access if you are in Business Class on an Delta international flight. Don't you get Delta club access even if you're flying on a Delta Code Share Flight? Which Flight is cheaper?
  19. Maybe there are some small wading pools in the kids areas??
  20. So we're booked on the sailing the departs ON 11/30/21... which deck plan do we use? It's confusing since it says AFTER Nov 30 and we will be on her "after" 11/30 but the cruise begins ON 11/30. Semantics can be tricky sometimes...☺️
  21. I saw nothing about the upcoming sale on their web site. Where did you get your information about it? Nevermind - Found it! Thanks
  22. Here's a number I got from the VC folks in an e-mail back in February. Whether or not it's still any good after covid is unknown to me... 877-665-4655
  23. When did you apply to Carnival? If it was pre-COVID it wouldn't be a fair comparison to today's situation. Anyway, to answer your question, we applied back in February using the status match program and my wife got her # in a few days, but it took a few weeks and a few e-mails and phone calls for mine to come through even though the applications were identical and submitted at the same time. Good luck
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