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  1. Hello - I've posted this question in the Europe ports of call section, but am also posting here as my question is 'Princess' specific! We'll be in Helsinki for one day in June, taking a 'Helsinki Highlights' Princess excursion in the morning - which provides the option to stay in the city at the end of the tour if you don't want to go straight back to the ship. I was in Helsinki (also with Princess) as a one day cruise stop 6 years ago, and that time we took the ship shuttle to the centre of town and did our own thing, then took the shuttle back. My question, for anyone that has utilised the 'stay in the city at the end of the tour' option with Princess...do they drop you at the shuttle location, or at least point it out? If not, is the location within walking distance of the open air market by the water and the Uspenski cathedral? (the walk from the shuttle location to this market was about 10 minutes 6 years ago) Thanks! Becky
  2. Hello, We'll be in Helsinki for one day in June, taking a 'Helsinki Highlights' Princess excursion in the morning - which provides the option to stay in the city at the end of the tour if you don't want to go straight back to the ship. I was in Helsinki as a one day cruise stop 6 years ago, and that time we took the ship shuttle to the centre of town and did our own thing, then took the shuttle back. My question, for anyone that has utilised the 'stay in the city at the end of the tour' option with Princess...do they drop you at the shuttle location, or at least point it out? If not, is the location within walking distance of the open air market by the water and the Uspenski cathedral? (the walk from the shuttle location to this market was about 10 minutes 6 years ago) I will also post this question in the Princess forum. Thanks! Becky
  3. I did this tour almost 5 years ago on the Royal and absolutely loved it. The one thing that I still smile about when I think about it occurred in the laundry area. There was this machine that dried, ironed, folded and then stacked bedsheets in about 5 seconds flat. One after the other after the other. I was fascinated watching it and could have stood there for ages! This isn't to minimize all the other really interesting stuff we saw (I don't think it was mentioned above but our tour started in the big theatre where we went up on stage and then backstage to see the performers area - their moving costume rack was pretty neat!) but I was mesmerized by the laundry machine! As they say, different strokes for different folks!
  4. I've never rented a car in Port Canaveral before, and am considering booking one through Alamo. It sounds like there is a shuttle from the Carnival terminal to the Alamo compound (or whatever the correct term is!). Is that correct? Thanks.
  5. Hello, I use 2 websites to determine the number of ships in port however neither of them have info for Feb 1/2020 in Port Canaveral. (I use whatsinport and cruiseTT) Does anybody have another site that show the number of ships that day? Thanks!
  6. Unfortunately that's where I started looking and the only option is the shuttle to Orlando airport...so far...I'm hoping that someone recently or currently on a cruise out of Port Canaveral can advise what's available on board. I could end up taking a shuttle to the airport then a cab (likely expensive?!) to Disney Springs for a few hours, however I don't know if Disney Springs has somewhere I could leave my luggage. I will be exploring that possibility too but was hoping for another option!
  7. I haven't looked at the port of departure board as I want to know what Carnival does/may offer. A friend has travelled on RC and recalls tours available of the space centre - I'm hoping for something maybe like that to kill a few hours. I'll be on my own and am not interested in renting a car to do my own sightseeing/shopping, I'm just hoping for something interesting to avoid hanging out at the airport for over 10 hours. In other ports I've done tours that get you to the airport by about 2:00, which is better than getting there at 10:00!
  8. Hello, I have a late flight from Orlando and was wondering if Carnival normally offers any excursions for the day you get off the ship? The only excursion option at the moment is the shuttle to the airport but I was hoping that something else would be added - though maybe not until we are on board? I'm travelling at the end of this month if that makes a difference...! Thanks in advance.
  9. I've been in a cabin across from the laundry room twice. Never heard any noise from the machines however did hear plenty of chatter on occasion from the people using the machines. Some seem to stand in the hall talking to their partner/friend while waiting for their load to finish or somehow hold the doors open while entering/exiting so then the noise would 'escape'. Didn't bother me as I was usually getting changed and leaving the room again or just using my room facilities. I'd book that location again for the convenience when doing my own laundry!
  10. I haven't been on either of those ships yet, but can offer a suggestion that we've done successfully on most other Princess ships. You can easily pull the twin beds out from the (headboard) wall, move both night tables together so they are between the two beds, then push the beds back against the wall. This gives you more space between the two beds. One caveat - we were recently on the Golden Princess and could not do this as the one night table was somehow attached to the end of the desk. Good luck!
  11. Thanks so much, I'll save this for the winter and finish my plans then.
  12. Hello, We'll be in Oslo early next May and I'm really interested in visiting the Norsk Folkemuseum and the Viking Ship museum (that is practically next door). I know I can get there by ferry from Radhuusbrygge 3, however I don't know where the cruise ships dock in relation to Radhuusbrygge 3 or how to get there from the cruise dock. If anyone is able to post a map/link that shows the cruise dock and ferry stop I'd be delighted! Is it walking distance or should I take a taxi? If a taxi, do you have any idea how much a taxi would cost from the cruise dock to the ferry dock? Our ship docks at 10:00 and I want to maximize my time at the 2 museums as much as possible. We'll be on the Sky Princess if that helps to determine the cruise dock location. Thank you
  13. I have a question about the 'Irma' store...there was a post much earlier (or maybe in our roll call!) that Irma will have a decent selection of wine. I went to their website and saw a link to Membership - do you have to be a member in order to shop at Irma? Thank you
  14. Thanks for the very useful information and map - I appreciate the quick replies!
  15. Hello, A friend and I will be flying into Copenhagen on separate flights a couple of days prior to our cruise. (We'll arrive at different terminals but I am aware the terminals are connected) Neither of us have flown here before, and need to arrange to meet each other somewhere in the building - preferably with seating as our flights arrive about 1 1/2 hours apart. We won't have phones so need to have this planned ahead of time. Can anyone recommend somewhere that will be easy to find as we'll both be jet lagged and sleep deprived so not operating on all cylinders! Thanks, Becky
  16. There is frequent train service between the 2 cities; some require a transfer but many do not. A few trains have a slight fee surcharge as they provide much faster service. On weekdays the train departures are less than 10 minutes apart. Take a look at https://www.ns.nl/en/ for just train information , or https://9292.nl/en to include local transit too.
  17. I'm not sure unfortunately. We have any time dining for the first time on this cruise, however I seem to recall reading somewhere that all dining is anytime for the first night here. However I also recall doing a European cruise (on Princess) with my son a few years ago and being told the first night to come back to the dining room at our assigned (late dining) time. Hopefully someone else can give a clearer answer!
  18. Lou, Thanks so much for the info, that is very useful! I suspect we'll do something similar and arrange to meet at departure time instead.
  19. Hello, I'll be on my first Alaska cruise in September, southbound from Whittier, and am trying to organize a get together with friends either before or after the muster drill. Does anyone currently on the Golden Princess know or remember what time the muster drill occurred? I'm also trying to decide if we should try to eat dinner before or after the drill... thanks!
  20. Perfect - thanks for the info!
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