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Wishing on a star

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    Southeast US
  • Interests
    Travel, Warm Beaches, Wanna-be Foodie
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    have sailed Princess and DCL. enjoy both.
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Have sailed Caribbean and Alaska - Mediterranean next

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  1. Since this seems to vary from ship to ship, can anybody report if they were able to make some pre-arrangements for a particular server's section or approximate seating time on the Regal?
  2. On St. John - a few hours at Trunk Bay, or at Honeymoon???? Leaning towards Trunk Bay, but could take a nice catamaran to Honeymoon. Which I would enjoy.
  3. We have used a major carriers cruise insurance. And I could recommend them. But, I don't know anything about the Princess Insurance. It seems that Cancel For Any Reason will get you full refund towards a future cruise. Would cancellation for a covered medical reason get back the deposit on a non-refundable deposit booking? Hhhhhmmmm???
  4. In one case we could have booked last minute and saved, but most of our cruises, the ship was all but sold out, and there were no decent cabins left. Airfare is also a big issue for those of us that have to fly. Need to book that when one sees any lower prices, not last minute. We could have cancelled at the last minute before final payment for Alaska, and booked the same, or very similar, cabin for less at Drop and Go. But, of course, there are no guarantees on that kind of thing. There are only a limited number of the unique cabin we had booked, so we didn't want to risk losing it. This kind of thing def. can depend on the itinerary and how much demand and early booking there is. Can those looking at booking assume that the current so-called promo (Sun Drenched) will be the last promo that is applicable for more close upcoming cruises???
  5. Thanks! I beleive they decided against an obstructed view. Most of the 'un'obstructed mid-ship cabins seem to be taken. We did have very real issues with the food. And only the food. As they were implementing the new menus. I have no problem posting that. We loved the entertainment, the sanctuary, and most everything else! (But a girl has to eat....) I still know several other people who are cruising with Princess. Just love personal attacks, but they don't do anything to answer valid questions and updates. I would have imagined that the new beds were going onboard by now.
  6. Thank you everyone. Seems like it isn’t always a real noise issue. And somebody could probably put towels blanket along the bottom of the door or maybe between the doors too. How visible is the door from the main cabin bed area?
  7. I can’t seem to find any good photos or video of a connecting cabin, and what that door is like. This would be for a balcony or balcony deluxe. Any links or good info about how the door is placed, ways to minimize any noise from next door, etc. is much appreciated!
  8. I believe I have seen photos of some so-called obstructed cabins midship on Emerald, but dont seem to be finding any. I know that there are photos of cabins in this area!!! Also, I understood that the beds were being finally upgraded. Did that get completed? Would also like to know some of the main entertainment/bands/music that might be onboard later this year. This might be likely to change when she returns to the Caribbean. Thanks for any helpful info!
  9. We were on Princess a few months ago. The good and the bad: Yes, varied and EXCELLENT entertainment. And, yes, there is the theater, the nightclub, comedy or musical acts in other venues... Serious choices. However, food and many of the cocktails, especially with the new dining/culinary changes.... Leave me refusing to board Princess again. Not unless I knew for sure I would be served decent food and food that wasn't 'processed'. That I could get real dairy butter, real sugar, etc... If this were my choice, I would try Celebrity.
  10. A lot of confusion here. The categories, especially with all of the classes of ships now sailing, can be confusing. A Balcony is a balcony.... usually the standard size room, and standard size balcony. A Balcony Deluxe, on the newest class of ships, is a slightly larger room (NOT a larger balcony) with room for seating. (we had one of these on the REGAL, and the extra floorspace and little loveseat were great! Balcony was tiny) A Premium Balcony often denotes an actual larger/deeper balcony, such as the balconies mentioned on the Caribe Deck of the Emerald Princess. (we had one of these on the Ruby, balcony was FANTASTIC!!!! That was when it still had a real table and chairs... back then, it was sold just as any other balcony, and did not cost more.... now, it seems that the ones that are not far forward or aft are classified as 'Premium' and would come at a price increase. AFT facing balconies also have larger/deeper balconies and are classified as Premium Balcony. I am not thinking that the mid-ship location, alone, would be a 'Premium' or 'Deluxe' class of balcony.
  11. Yes.... Thank you deliver42. You can't say. "well, it is the whole 'cruise' thing", when Princess is the only one.
  12. Princess has just made horrible changes/cutbacks to their menus. That is my big problem with Princess now. Yes, they do still have what they call Formal Nights, but it is open to interpretation. Yes, one should look nice... But I have not seen jackets required, or even a big percentage of men in jackets.... Nice slacks, dress shirt, tie, etc... do the trick. The demand for the not-so-formal, more casual cruising is alive and well on Princess as well.
  13. If anybody sailed on Princess BEFORE the currently rolling out horrid cutbacks and changes in menus, ingredients, etc... And didn't think it was that great... I just have to say, once again, PLEASE DO NOT SAIL PRINCESS EXPECTING ANY DECENT FOOD OR SERVICE. We recently sailed the Regal, with the new menus and system of service. it was no less than horrible... Several plates we were served were almost inedible. We had an EXCELLENT experience with dining and food on the CORAL princess.... But, this recent sailing has me vowing to never sail with Princess again. The REGAL is an excellent wonderful amazing ship.... excellent entertainment and venues all around, the Sanctuary just can not be beat. But, I will not be able to sail with inedible food that actually has so much 'crap' and salt in in that I do not feel well... And RUDE service.
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