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  1. I don't think this is everyone's experience ... during prime time ... at least not without waiting/getting a pager... Plenty of complaints here, from time-to-time. But, good for you.
  2. I recall speaking with the maitre d' on carribbean on a cruise... He said there was a waiting list of 50 couples for two-tops. Those folks were forced to larger tables, and clearly had no interest in inacting. I have met some nice people on cruises ... even booked future cruises to cruise with some again. But, I have also been seated with some duds. One granny would say: "My son is a doctor, and he paid for this cruise..." Multiple times per night, every night. (And then she would take all the breadsticks) I have also had quite a few folks offer me their political opinions. And, as everyone knows there are two types of people who discuss politics... People who agree with me, and idiots. 🙂 One delightful couple recounted a previous cruise where a waiter had jumped overboard trying to kill himself. The delightful folks were annoyed that the ship had to spend time searching, which made them late for the next port. I would prefer if some of these duds were using their phones, so I don't have to listen to them... Now, I just get two tops. Only poor Mrs. Pablo has to listen to me.
  3. What is the make / model of your router? I have 2 file hubs / routers. The first can make a wifi network and share files. It is limited to connecting to a network with a password. I have a newer model that can connect to wifi that require both a password, and a login. For instance, a hotel -- where you need a password to connect to the wifi, and then you have to fill in a login screen with room number, lastname, and perhaps package you wish to purchase.
  4. I think the important part of the posters question was whether they can connect their dvd player to the tv, not whether most tvs are manufactured with hdmi inputs. The cabin might not have a remote which will allow any 'other' inputs to be selected. The tv might be locked in hospitality mode, disallowing any remote from changing the input selection. The tv might be wall mounted in such a way that it is not possible to access the physical inputs. Here is a description of what one poster had to go through on carribbean: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2576428-connecting-your-hdmi-device-to-the-new-oceanview-tvs-on-caribbean-princess/ But, I do agree with you, most TVs are manufactured with hdmi inputs.
  5. A gentle poster here: https://boards.cruisecritic.com/topic/2654619-dissection-of-a-medallion-doodad-thingy/?do=findComment&comment=57261749
  6. There are frequent questions here about accessing the TV jacks, hdmi, etc. People might want to do this to play a movie from their dvd player/phone/tablet/laptop, etc or use a streaming device like a roku, chromecast, etc. or display the pictures from their camera or phone. In the cabin configuration shown in your picture it is super hard to access the tv inputs. The picture is excellent at showing this.
  7. Send them a link to this thread? Also, from reading the replies, some things are acceptable -- checking a schedule... If someone across the table from me is using their phone, how do I determine if what they are doing is an acceptable behavious?
  8. To the best of my recollection, the upcharge started with the Painted Desert on Grand Princess, when it entered service in 1997. That's 21 years ago. When if gets to 25, I think you can assume it is here to stay, and stop worrying whether it's outrageous or not...
  9. On carribbean, whether the uppers are on the wall, or in the ceiling depends on the deck. I'm sure the steward will make the bed up any way you wish. I have read of people having one bed removed to accomodate a chair needed for a medical condition. The upper berths on the wall look innocent enough, but they are always watching for an opportrunity to bop you on the head...
  10. I think you must be wrong!!! 🙂 There are many posts in this thread saying the only outlets in a cabin are at the desk, and behind the TV. Even though I have used the outlets you describe behind the bed many times, I must be wrong too! It does make me wonder where the nightstand lights are plugged in... (this may not be possible in full suites) And, I certainly wouldn't bring something like this (from amazon) to plug into the outlet. Just in case anyone else doesn't want to buy such an adapter, this is the link on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00A17I1VW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 This lets you plug in the nightstand lamp, and a US-style plug. Note that it doesn't change voltage, so anything you plug in needs to be rated for 220.
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