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  1. I have heard a lot of people recommending a Frozen Toasted Almond.  I think I will try that one.

    When in Aruba, dirty bananas were great unless they substituted the real bananas with banana liquor, then they were gross.  I assume Princess uses REAL bananas???

    Last year had a sparkling mint lemonade with light rum....YUM.

    One of my friends recommended a St Germain Gin and Tonic so that is on my list too.  Guess it has a twist of some sort. I looked up that Mango Tango and that is on my list now too..

    Will be onboard a week from today.



  2. 6 hours ago, jwattle said:

    Agree about the pools, but the Majestic is our favorite, with the Hollywood Conservatory (read unpaid Sanctuary; at our ages, we do limit the "lay out in the sun", much as we'd enjoy it) and not being a cookie cutter. I know this may be unpopular, but we enjoy the differences in her layout. She's a beauty! 😄

    Hummmm will need to find this place!!!!!!

  3. 21 hours ago, TrixieBel said:

    Seating around the Majestic pool today is reminiscent of Hunger Games… People with deck chairs are being circled by people acting like rabid vultures 🤣🤣🤣 #yousnoozeyoulose 


    If this ship has one fault, it’s the lack of pools. Why send a Princess ship with only two tiny pools down to sail out of Australia where our culture, and the weather, rotates around getting out by the water? 


    Send this style of ship on routes up to Alaska or similar. Send us a ship with decent pool and deck areas… 🙏🏽


    Bummer-we leave in a week and I understand the ship is full. I hate searching for a place

  4. 1 hour ago, TrixieBel said:

    Yes! They’ve had speakers each day. And there are mahjong tables in the Hollywood Pool Lounge right at the front of the ship on level 17. The actual mahjong sets aren’t there - I think you can collect those from the library on level 7 on the first day of your cruise. 

    Great info- thanks. Do you know if they have specific times on the dailies to play? I don’t know if others to coordinate with initially. 

  5. Will soon be on a cruise in Australia and there are quite a few sea days.  We usually cruise with Celebrity and they always have amazing speakers on sea days.  Does anyone know if they will have the same on Princess sea days?  I have tried to find recent dailies to get a general idea but can't find anything.



  6. Currently on 7 nights Alaska. First night frigid cold, second night blistering hot. Called maintenance morning of third day. Fixed- yeah, NOT. Had to call again afternoon of third day, took half hour of work, broken control. 3rd night, great! This morning, 4th day, frigid. Called maintenance, they had to “reset”. I’m getting REALLY tired of this. Good luck in months a head if your in this room!!


  7. This might not be the best/correct place to post this, but I trust this forum.

    Celebrity ship pulls into port like at 5:30pm.  We really don't want to go to the Gardens at night, doesn't interest us.  Actually, a ship tour probably doesn't either.  I'd like to have dinner on the ship and then maybe head out for a bit right off the ship.

    I know nothing about the port itself. 

    Can anyone suggest something just for an hour or so after dinner that would be worth getting of the ship for?




  8. On 3/29/2022 at 1:38 PM, Jim_Iain said:

    I wouldn't see a problem at all as long as you keep your son and the test in the camera view.   I helped Iain who was having trouble locating the slot to slide QTip into and getting the camera to focus on his drivers license.

    Not a problem.  We did ours today and I was standing behind hubby and pointed to various things.  Just keep son in view when asked and keep card in view when asked.

  9. 2 minutes ago, Oceangoer2 said:

    I've heard the Captain has control of the IV windows if bad weather....did you find it closed on occasion or at night?

    No, the only exception was in Naples during a spray down. We were gone most of the day anyway.  Weather was perfect.


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  10. I haven't read the entire thread but have to agree about the hot tubs and getting drinks.  That being said, I loved sitting above everything, and one drink would last me while there.

    The goodies at Cafe Bacio were SERIOUSLY lacking and that is my favorite spot on the ship.  Down right sad.  I think one type of cookie, no decent cakes.  The only thing I liked were the chocolate tartlets.  I diet for weeks just to have a daily treat there while cruising and was soooo disappointed.


    On the other hand, I was prepared to hate the Infinity veranda and loved it.  Travel somewhere warm where you can sleep with the window open, watch the moon and listen to the sea.  It was heaven.



  11. On 6/22/2022 at 6:25 PM, amyhphoto said:

    I can’t seem to find many or any recent reviews of the Edge. Can someone point me in the right direction? Idk why I’m having such a hard time. Thanks

    We sailed her in May.  After reading all the negatives about the Infinity Veranda I was prepared to hate it and found that I loved it!  

    If you have any specific questions let me know, I can maybe answer at mimlauff at aol dot com


  12. On 5/19/2022 at 3:53 PM, kcmo74 said:

    My wife used some of her OBC to purchase a hot glass class on the Solstice, as glass blowing has always been a favorite of hers. My question is will we have to sign up for a specific time slot once onboard? There was no choice for day or time when we purchased so just wondering about how you find out or sign up for the specifics of day and time for the experience. Thanks!

    When is your cruise?  We are interested in this for our August Alaska cruise, but it is dependent on how much you get to participate so would love current feedback if you do this before then.




  13. 11 hours ago, Iamthesea said:

    mimbecky - Weren't you worried that you were sitting next to the man who's daughter tested positive?  I assume they were traveling together and had close contact.   

    Actually I slipped on a N95 right then for the 2 hour flight to Paris. 
    Not too worried about getting Covid now that I’m home though. 

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  14. 13 hours ago, bananavan said:

    the meal on the Delta flight home was amazing. 
    The salad was cold and crisp. The soup was nourishing. The main meal of Short rib was delicious and hot. 
    The kindness was priceless. 
    I made a ham soup out of food that I had already in my freezer for supper tonight, 

    We were on the 5/14 Edge sailing and I thought of you frequently - especially when taking the stairs by deck six with the big “Out of bounds” sign on the closed door. On my Air France flight home I sat by a gentleman whose daughter tested positive at the airport and her passport was confiscated. Sounded like she and her husband were able to get a hotel but people need to be aware of testing positive in Italy and what it entails. Announcements on the ship were very low Covid but I’m wondering how many people just didn’t report. We canceled our shore excursions through the ship for just that reason.

    By the way I don’t know if this is covered in a topic already but upon disembarkation on the 21st there was the option to “swap and go“ with a third party right at the pier. Prive was $65 unless you had purchased your cruise before some point at which it was free. It was very quick but we were at about a 40% capacity, you had an appointment time and in about 20 minutes later your results came up on their website. A couple that we transported back to FCO did it and were thoroughly pleased. 



  15. 3 minutes ago, debant said:

    I know there’s been an increase in both the classic and premium drink package. Online now it’s only showing the specialty coffees on the premium package when it was always on classic as well. 
    Does anyone know if this is incorrect info on the website or if they are no longer including the specialty coffees but increasing the cost?

    We just got off the edge on Saturday. I had no problem with the classic package and getting cappuccinos no charge. Hope that helps

  16. 2 hours ago, Susanb10567 said:

    This story is really enlightening…making me more anxious about my cruise out of Rome…I think I will try and test when we are in Naples the last day of the cruise..either at a pharmacy or find good WiFi on land…that way we know what we are dealing with…either to find an Airbnb or decide to stay on board if someone tests positive …especially based on the reports of the quarantine hotels.

    We are testing in Naples- ck testfortravel site

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  17. 1 hour ago, bananavan said:

    So far all of the cabins with trays outside are on the Infinity balcony side. 
    We were delivered a lovely bottle of Chilean red wine earlier today. 
    My husband is now eating the extra blueberry muffin that I ordered at breakfast. I am becoming a squirrel, and am planning in advance. ( I will be the one in Business class opening my hand luggage and taking out a cold  omelette) Thank goodness I am damn old and the eccentric label has been applied to me since I was12 so I am used to be abnormal. 🙂
    The meals have been excellent. 

    Since your husband is now negative, can't he wear a mask and go get food to bring in?  


  18. 1 hour ago, boxkite said:


    No, only means the booster shot becomes "fully effective" 14 days after getting the shot.

    Well hopefully the 4 weeks starts after the 14 days. We boosted 4 weeks ago and fly out this week for our cruise. Hope we are covered! I guess nobody really knows. Starting to wonder if the trip is worth the stress. Wish the US would drop return home testing.

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