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About Thrak

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    Chico, California
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    Cruising, Camping, Geocaching
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  1. Thrak


    I agree that Caribe deck rocks but you asked about Baja vs Aloha. Grab Baja as there are cabins above and below. With Aloha you risk noise from Lido deck above you. Don't get me wrong. I have had a fantastic cruise in an Aloha cabin that was under the pool area. I had zero issues with noise from chair scraping, MUTS, etc. However, you can't count on that. Take the Baja cabin and have a wonderful cruise.
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    What's Your Favorite Drink?

    I don't think "alas poor me" at all. Stick with your current method.
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    # days to your next Princess cruise

    Tony, It's a bit hard to be happy about cruising right now. There's a fire that started this morning at 6:30 AM and is now at 20,000 acres. The nearest town - Paradise which is about 14 miles away - is pretty much gone. The fire has come down the hill and is now approaching Chico which is where we live. it's at zero percent containment. About 27,000 people have evacuated and many are here in Chico now at churches, the Elks club, etc. Their homes are gone. We now have evacuation warnings up to our city limits to the south and mandatory evacuations to our city limits from the east.
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    Mini Bar Set-Up

    Or 151+ days at sea with Princess. That's the way I'll make it late next year. Our 14th cruise should be our first as Elite.
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    Itineraries Getting Stale

    This is a TA.We visit Catagena SPAIN. From our itinerary: Nov 05 Cartagena (Es) 11:00AM 7:00PM Note: The other Cartagena is in Colombia - not Columbia. A common error.
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    magnetic doors on Star Princess

    Not exactly. The doors are ferrous metal so a magnet will stick to them but the doors themselves aren't magnetic. Actually the door, the walls, the ceiling are all metal. You can stick magnets on all of them. ๐Ÿ˜›
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    What's Your Favorite Drink?

    Close but not exactly as it implies that Cointreau is in the same amounts as the other ingredients. ================== Chairman of the Board 3 parts Grey Goose Vodka 3 parts Bombay Sapphire Gin 1 part Cointreau Chilled over ice and strained ================== I agree this is a great drink! Some get it with olives but I always have it with a twist. Today is Thursday. We sail on Saturday. Guess what I will order for my sail away drink.
  8. Thrak

    # days to your next Princess cruise

    Today is Thursday. We sail on Saturday.
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    Itineraries Getting Stale

    Our TA next November from Barcelona to FLL (or all the way to LA if one chooses to continue on through the canal) visits Cartagena.
  10. That seems a bit disingenuous. We tend to see a large percentage (actually the majority) of men in suits on formal night. Very few these days wear a tux but we do see those as well. Some men don't wear suits. I'm not here to discuss that. I'm just pointing out that your statement was extremely general and can give an incorrect impression.
  11. You will be fine. That is the norm for young men. ๐Ÿ™‚
  12. Thrak

    Itineraries Getting Stale

    Try the Northern Lights cruise to Alta, Norway. It's new to Princess this year and I believe they are offering this cruise in the future.
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    Coffee Card Expiration

    From Princess: New Grounds Coffee Package Terms & Conditions 2018 (For cards purchased for voyages prior to June 2018) What is Included The package includes the pre-purchase of a specified number of specialty coffees (numbers vary by itinerary) as well as complimentary brewed coffee and hot chocolate during the VOYAGE OF PURCHASE. Guests may redeem the number of specialty coffees as noted on the coffee package card in locations where espresso is available. This will include select bar and dining areas and varies by ship and/or itinerary. Each punch is good for one specialty coffee, regardless of the cost of the specialty coffee. Selections and service are limited to that venueโ€™s menu offerings and operating hours. Package Details and Qualifications The package may be pre-purchased up to 4 days prior to boarding the vessel. The package is NOT available for pre-purchase within 3 days of sailing. Coffee cards are valid until the expiration date printed on the card. If NO expiration date is printed on the card it is valid until August 31, 2019. Unused punches may be used on subsequent voyages unless the card has expired. Free brewed coffee is available only on the voyage of issue. Coffee cards cannot be sold or otherwise transferred to any individual. Coffee package cards are only valid for use by the purchaser. Exclusions and Limitations Does NOT apply to bottled or ready to drink items such as canned coffee items etc. CANNOT be redeemed when ordering Room Service or for Mini Bar items in cabin. Terms and Conditions Each card must display the date of purchase to be valid. Cards without a date of purchase will have one added at the time of service by a crew member. Cards that have been purchased from secondary sources, other than Princess Cruises, altered, tampered with, photocopied or are expired will be retained by the vessel at their sole discretion and are considered void. Princess Cruises may modify, amend or update the terms and conditions of our beverage packages / offers at any time with or without notice to guests. The terms and conditions as published on princess.com on the date of sailing will apply. Not all exclusions or limitations can be foreseen or published here and may exist or be implemented with or without notice. Pricing is subject to change without notice, and for vessels designated in a foreign currency (Australia as an example), packages purchased in advance may vary from onboard pricing due to timing and currency fluctuations. Guests will NOT incur additional charges, nor be issued any credits or refunds for such currency variances. Unused punches have no cash value and are considered forfeit if the card is lost, stolen, irretrievably damaged or expired. The honoring of unused punches on future voyages is allowed up to the expiration date but may be discontinued at any time without notice or recourse. By purchasing a coffee package card, you agree to these and all future terms and conditions.
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    Mini Bar Set-Up

    From Princess: =========== Elite Mini-Bar FAQ Elite Mini-Bar Question: What will my mini-bar consist of? Answer: Elite members will get a one-time complimentary mini-bar set-up (1 per Elite stateroom) which consists of two (2) miniature bottles each of Cognac, Gin, Vodka and Scotch Whisky, two (2) 12 ounce cans of beer, two (2) 12 ounce cans/bottles of tonic water, two (2) 12 ounce cans of Coca Cola, two (2) 12 ounce cans of Sprite, two (2) 0.5 liter bottles of water, two (2) 11 ounce bottles of Perrier. The contents of the mini-bar are subject to change. Question: What if I have a specific request for how Iโ€™d like my mini-bar stocked? Answer: Your mini-bar will consist of a selection of liquors, soft drinks, beer, still and sparkling water. Once on board, you may contact Room Service to change your mini-bar selection. Certain restrictions apply. Question: Can I exchange the items in my Elite mini-bar for wine? Answer: You may exchange all of your mini-bar items for one bottle of wine. You can choose one of the following: Chardonnay Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc Nobilo Cabernet Sauvignon Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi. Unwooded Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Wyndhams, Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Brown Brothers, Shiraz (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Question: Can I exchange the items in my Elite mini-bar for full bottles of liquor? Answer: No. Miniature bottles of liquor (50 ml) may be exchanged on a one-for-one basis with other miniature bottles. Question: Can I exchange the non-alcoholic items in my Elite mini-bar for alcohol? Answer: No. Non-alcoholic beverages may be exchanged on a one-for-one basis with other non-alcoholic varieties. Question: What if I don't want any alcohol in my Elite mini-bar? Answer: If you do not wish to have any alcohol in your mini-bar we will be happy to exchange your mini-bar for one of the following: Alcoholic beverages may be exchanged for non-alcoholic beverages on a one-for-one basis Full mini-bar may be exchanged for two (2) Coffee Cards All water mini-bar setup will consist of eight (8) 1.5 liter bottles of water
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    Question Soda sticker

    i think it depends on the person. Some can remember faces, numbers, etc. Others can't. I can also depend on the venue in that crew work multiple venues and may not have any idea who you are or if you have the package or not.