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    Val Verde, CA, USA
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    Princess - so far
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    Panama Canal - so far

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  1. What you are attempting to do is change the "gateway" city on your booking. If the promotion that you booked under was some kind of regional promotion or something similar, changing the gateway city could affect the fare pricing. That's why the TA has to make the change since it could potentially involve money.
  2. I saw the new bar menu on Facebook. Here's the "new" Chairman of the Board recipe: Grey Goose Vodka St. George Terroir gin Cointreau The Bitter Truth bitters I'll be ordering the "classic" Chairman of the Board as described by Thrak...
  3. I think he was talking about the airlines and not Princess' military policy.
  4. I was perusing the LA Waterfront webcam this morning and noticed that MV Artania is docked in San Pedro today. (Not a great day to visit LA as a large storm is passing through today.) For the uninformed, Artania was the original Royal Princess that was built in 1984 and christened by Princess Diana. Royal Princess was the first new-build commissioned by Princess. She was innovative at the time by featuring all outside cabins... no inside cabins. The image is courtesy of the LA Waterfront webcam.
  5. How was your experience with the Ocean Medallion?
  6. Well, technically, Sun Princess and Sea Princess are smaller than Coral. About the same passenger count, but about 20K tons smaller.
  7. From what I understand, once the Elite/Platinum uses up their free minutes, they can then buy the unlimited plan at $9.99/day for the remaining days of the cruise.
  8. From what I understand, P&O's new ship, IONA, will have basically the same feature...
  9. More than likely, you'll have to call and book direct or use your travel agent so they can verify your Elite status.
  10. I sailed on Star Princess a few years back when they were doing an 11-day Alaska itinerary from San Francisco. Had a great time. The absolute upside is that Star is a few years younger than Grand and still retains Skywalkers for great scenic viewing.
  11. Tomorrow. Sailing on Ruby Princess for a quicky 4-day cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada. Should be fun to see the recent updates to the ship after her drydock.
  12. Sure... Click your name at the top of the page and then Settings
  13. Majestic Princess has a covered pool. They covered the forward Retreat Pool and renamed it the Hollywood Pool Club.
  14. Actually, you can book that cruise to embark in either Copenhagen, Warnemunde or St. Petersburg. Most folks choose Copenhagen.
  15. This is correct. We were onboard last week and spoke to several technicians. They are expanding Ocean Medallion very carefully on Caribbean Princess and are making sure that it is working correctly before they expand it deck by deck. Vickie (who is onboard this week too) reported that they expanded it to Aloha deck in the middle of the cruise (from the current Lido and Riviera decks), so they must be getting more confident that it is working as it is supposed to. I would think that the call center, at this point, would not have specific information on which decks are Ocean Medallion as it appears that their IT dept. is making those decisions on the fly.
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