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    New Zealand & Australia

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  1. From what I've read, it seems that the water taxis are the quickest way to get from the cruise terminal to Logan Airport. There will be 6 of us with luggage in tow. Does anyone have experience with using the water taxis upon disembarkation? Thanks. Kathy
  2. Just missed it. I was last in checking CC that night. By the time I got online, he $18 price was still showing. But when I added it to my cart, the charge was $50 + grats ($1770 total for our 15 night 2020 TA). I would have purchased at the $18 rate, but no way worth it to us at the $50 rate. Happy for those who managed to snag it.
  3. I agree. Copying to a WORD document would not only save a bunch of paper, but you could print what is of interest to you and you could also neatly highlight the important items. If you print the whole thread, it would be rather cumbersome to carry with you and also time consuming to sort through. Kathy
  4. Thanks for the tip. I had the Princess@Sea app and called myself checking it regularly, but if the charges post that quickly I can monitor it more closely on our next cruise in January.
  5. I can't speak for what would happen using table service because I always went to the counter to get our coffees. But I was never questioned when ordering a fresh brewed and a specialty while using my card. The only problem that I had was them charging my onboard account instead of using a "punch" the last couple of days.
  6. With the old system you could see how many punches remaining before you handed them the coffee card and see how many times they punched it. I never had to hand them my cruise card, only the coffee card so there was no chance of an additional charge.
  7. I always ordered the coffees to go, as I brought DH's coffee to him in the cabin each morning since he sleeps in later than I do. So, they had no idea which of us was consuming the specialty or fresh brewed. Guest Services never even questioned if sharing was involved. It was a clear case of being incorrectly charged. At least with the old card system, you could catch an overcharge immediately. JS
  8. When we purchased the coffee card on our Royal TA in Sept., the "punches" were loaded onto my cruise card. It was a 15 day cruise so buying the card made perfect sense it provided me with my specialty coffee & DH with his fresh brewed every morning. It was nice not having to keep up with another card, but I was skeptical of being charged incorrectly. Even though the number of mornings was the same as the number of punches, each morning I had the barista confirm how many remaining "punches" I had left. And, as it turned out, it was a good thing that I kept up with my "remaining punches". I was charged for my last 2 specialties. It took 2 trips to Guest Services and then 6 weeks to finally see these charges refunded to my credit card. It's really not the amount of the $$$, but just the idea that I was overcharged twice with their new system.
  9. Our Sun Princess cruise in January visits Isle of Pines, Mystery Island, Dravuni Island, Suva, Savusavu, Lautoka and Lifou. In researching the islands, I am so looking forward to visiting these beautiful beaches. However regarding Fiji, I'm somewhat concerned to read about the Kava ceremony and the expectation that visitors present a gift to the village chief. I've also seen mention that women should not have shoulders or legs exposed and that shorts are not appropriate for men either. I, in no way, want to disrespect anyone by not adhering to their customs so I would like to know beforehand what is actually expected of visitors from cruise ships. We really have no desire to participate in a Kava ceremony or buying a gift for the chief. Is this really expected of everyone? Also, we are visiting the islands because of their beautiful beaches and had planned on wearing swimsuits with appropriate coverups. Do we need to bring more clothes to change into when leaving the beaches if all we plan to do is a little shopping?
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