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    SF Bay Area
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    Nature, Science, Education, Exploring
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Alaska

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  1. Just got this message from Princess for our upcoming cruise June 8, Vancouver to Whittier. I guess we got lucky since at least one earlier sailing had to skip Seymour Narrows and go on the West side of Vancouver Island. It will be interesting to see how she approaches some of the other ports. EMBARKATION UPDATE Please be advised that due to a tight tidal window through the Seymour Narrows, Royal Princess will now depart Vancouver at 4:00 PM on Saturday, June 8, 2019, rather than 4:30 PM as previously scheduled. If your plans are flexible, please arrive to the pier between 10:00 AM and 12:00 noon or 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM in order to avoid processing delays during security and U.S. Immigration Clearance. Boarding will begin at 12:00 noon. All guests must be aboard no later than 3:30 PM. We look forward to welcoming you aboard Royal Princess.
  2. I can’t answer all of your questions, but my cruise is in two weeks, and on Thursday I got a robo call from Princess saying that we could order the medallions to be mailed as late as 12 days before sailing. I had ordered them already, and they arrived by 2-day FedEx yesterday, so there should be plenty of time for you! As for the 60 days, our cruise didn’t even show up in Ocean Ready until we were 58 days out (not the 75 a lot of people have been saying).
  3. I just posted this on the Ocean Ready board, but it may be more appropriate here. (Admin, feel free to delete if I'm wrong about that!) I tried to look for a summary of the apps on this thread and couldn't find it, but please direct me if it already exists! I'm trying to understand the differences between them. Would someone please tell me if the below info is correct, and add/correct anything that's missing? Ocean Ready - use at home to essentially "check in" online and order your medallions ahead of time if you choose, not used on the ship Ocean Now - at home shows countdown to cruise date and itinerary, on ship used to order drinks and view daily patters Ocean Compass - on ship used to navigate deck plans and find your way to various locations, as well as locate your traveling companions (if they approve), not used at home Ocean Casino - use to gamble on the ship outside of the casino, not used at home Ocean View - use at home or on ship to watch episodes of tv shows about various ports and Carnival ships Play Ocean - use at home or on ship to play games (trivia works at home, not sure what else there is once on board), also use on ship to earn charms/scavenger hunt, can be used to set your avatar on ship or at home Is that all of them? What else should we know about these app? I believe Ocean Concierge is a webpage that loads once you're on the ship.. What is it used for? Which app do you use to send messages to family on the ship? Does it send a notification to your phone or do you have to log in to see them? Thank you!
  4. Would this be the right place to ask about the other apps? I'm trying to understand the differences between them. Would someone please tell me if the below info is correct, and add/correct anything that's missing? Ocean Ready - use at home to essentially "check in" online and order your medallions ahead of time if you choose, not used on the ship Ocean Now - at home shows countdown to cruise date and itinerary, on ship used to order drinks and view daily patters Ocean Compass - on ship used to navigate deck plans and find your way to various locations, as well as locate your traveling companions (if they approve), not used at home Ocean Casino - use to gamble on the ship outside of the casino, not used at home Ocean View - use at home or on ship to watch episodes of tv shows about various ports and Carnival ships Play Ocean - use at home or on ship to play games (trivia works at home, not sure what else there is once on board), also use on ship to earn charms/scavenger hunt, can be used to set your avatar on ship or at home Is that all of them? What else should we know about these app? I believe Ocean Concierge is a webpage that loads once you're on the ship.. What is it used for? Thank you!
  5. Search Amazon for laundry soap sheets and you get soap in flat sheets that you can throw in a ziplock and not worry about spilling. I like them too because you can tear off small pieces for hand washing in the sink as well. Traveling with a baby so we do a lot of laundry!
  6. Just in case anyone was wondering, I just learned that passengers 2 and under do not receive medallions. Not that my baby would be using his, but it would have been a neat souvenir. Oh well.
  7. Thank you! That picture is helpful. We have requested a pack n play from Princess, but we may have to bring ours for the hotels before and after (they’re saying they can’t guarantee a crib because it’s first come first serve!) so maybe I should just tell Princess we’ll use our own. Or maybe we’ll set it up in the grandparents room! I’m assuming they’ll babysit in our room though, since they have an interior. i was wondering about strollers. I was thinking I’d just take his car seat with it’s stroller frame so we have an easy way to get the car seat around. But then we won’t have a normal stroller. I’ll have the carrier though and would probably prefer that most of time time anyway. He won’t even be crawling yet.
  8. Just wanted to share that we will be going on a Princess cruise to Alaska this summer with our 6.5 month old, so I am finding this thread really helpful! Thank you! We are on the Royal with a deluxe (obstructed) balcony so it has a small couch, but he’ll be in a pack n play anyway. The couch will just be nice for my in-laws when they babysit! 😉
  9. Oh, how exciting! Thanks for the correction. Hopefully they will take our booking number soon then!
  10. I’m also on June 8th and can’t get it yet. Wondering if it’s more delayed since it’s not officially fully rolled out on the Royal yet? Hoping they let us in soon!
  11. We’re 58 days out and still can’t register on the app. The symbol hasn’t changed for us yet. Hopefully it’ll let us in soon!
  12. Thank you both! I just double checked our reservation and we are actually in a deluxe balcony, so we have the mini sofa/futon. Good point about needing a place for the in-laws to sit while they baby watch! 😉 They also just got an upsell for a balcony, but they're not interested in paying any more.
  13. We will be on the Royal in June to Alaska. We booked an obstructed balcony across the hall from my in-laws (interior), who will be on their first cruise. In our room it will be myself with DH and DS (6 months). We were offered an upsell for $250 pp to a mini suite. The plus side would mean more room for the crib, but the downside is we would be on a different deck from DH’s parents since there are no mini suites on deck 8. What would you do? We’ve never been on a Royal class ship, though we were in a mini suite on the Golden and it was nice. Does the per person upsell cost apply to the third person too?
  14. Oh no! Sorry, that worked for me. I agree with Colo Cruiser. Hopefully a phone call can fix it!
  15. I had the same problem. Somehow the cruise isn't associated with your email address. You can add your email under the Personalizer once you sign in through the Booked Guest link, and it should show up on your account next time you log in once they've processed the email addition.
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