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IMHO, the main attraction of Princess is the...
IMHO, the main attraction of Princess is the price point. It's inexpensive. But you get what you pay for. Our experience on Princess has been very crowded ships with packed public areas. For...
It pays to shop around!
It pays to shop around!
Bluemeadow: I am so sorry to read about this. ...
Bluemeadow: I am so sorry to read about this. As Hattie wrote, what a terrible way to start a holiday.

About 8 years ago in Southampton, we ran into a couple of women we had met on board. We...
Same price? I vote for Queens Grill because of...
Same price? I vote for Queens Grill because of the real estate, much larger stateroom with more room to spread out. Some of the QG butlers can provide excellent service. Some PAX also prefer to...
Nice summary, Jenni. Thanks! A Cuba cruise...
Nice summary, Jenni. Thanks! A Cuba cruise remains on our radar screens.
We vote for Smiths For Airports. We've used them...
We vote for Smiths For Airports. We've used them several times: Southampton into London; Southampton to Windsor/Heathrow; London to Heathrow. Friendly and competent drivers, very nice cars,...
You'll probably find a good crowd at the nightly...
You'll probably find a good crowd at the nightly Friends of Dorothy/LGBT party at the Commodore Club.
Congratulations! I think you got a very good...
Congratulations! I think you got a very good deal.
Most ships do have exchange desks and most offer...
Most ships do have exchange desks and most offer terrible exchange rates. You are much better off using a bank ATM on shore for cash withdrawals against your checking account and using your...
We recently sailed with an amenity of the...
We recently sailed with an amenity of the Signature package. We upgraded to Elite because we drink wine with dinner and like good wines. Very happy for the upgrade. The wine guy in the dining room...
Congratulations! How Cool!
Congratulations! How Cool!
As a QG passenger, you have priority and can...
As a QG passenger, you have priority and can board when you want, as long as the ship is ready to accept passengers. I do not recommend arriving as early as 11:00 as the Red Hook Terminal is not all...
Forum: Cunard Line
Posted By tv24
I order a latte in the Grills Lounge. I can't...
I order a latte in the Grills Lounge. I can't remember if there is an espresso machine in the Concierge Lounge, but I think not.
In Europe the best exchange rate is always at a...
In Europe the best exchange rate is always at a bank ATM, which can be found at just about any airport and in the center of most cities. In some countries such as France, bank ATMs are on almost...
As a Yank, I also had to look up a Wikipedia...
As a Yank, I also had to look up a Wikipedia definition of "Bogan." Well, here is my assessment: My family is blue collar, and I have clawed my way up to the educated middle class, maybe upper...
On an excursion, I would tip in the local...
On an excursion, I would tip in the local currency. However US dollars are also welcome in developing countries (not Europe, obviously). On board a ship, tip the staff in US dollars or Euros.
As others have written: Some additional OBC, ...
As others have written: Some additional OBC, reduced deposit (and get a refundable one in case you find a price drop), and it's transferrable to your TA. When we booked on board the price was the...
Thanks for the info, Trend!
Thanks for the info, Trend!
We've done exactly this in the past with no...
We've done exactly this in the past with no problems. And we have brought wine to the dining room and paid the corkage fee.
Excursion to Quito, Ecuador
Anyone every take a cruise ship excursion to Quito, Ecuador? What was your experience like? What did you see? Was it worth the time, effort and expense? Thanks in advance for your input.
A lot fits in the bag. We were lucky to get the...
A lot fits in the bag. We were lucky to get the free laundry in a Neptune recently and blatantly took advantage of it. We stuffed our bag with coats, both sport coats as well as a fleece. And we...
We were just there 2 weeks ago on a HAL crossing....
We were just there 2 weeks ago on a HAL crossing. Loved it! We walked off the ship about 10 minutes to the tourist info center and found a great private tour group. We bought tickets for a minivan...
Bob: You'll be fine. Relax. Have a libation. ...
Bob: You'll be fine. Relax. Have a libation. Enjoy the ride. Make a point to spend a lot of time in the Chart Room. You won't regret it.
Thanks for the information.
Thanks for the information.
Here's a little question add-on: If you buy an...
Here's a little question add-on: If you buy an Elite drinks package before boarding, do you avoid the 15% gratuity addition?