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  1. It's not a 500 minute limit, it's a 500MB data daily limit, you will see it when you register and select the internet package to activate it once you are actually on the ship, as you will notice that online, they will always put the line, subject to the internet policy, forgot the exact words they used on the same page where you saw the discounted prices, but they never disclose what the policy is until you are actually on the ship itself and connected to the WiFi of the ship. You can see for example in post #14 in the thread https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/topic/2553872-grand-princess-recent-internet-experience/ where someone else talks about the 500MB limit as well. Think of it as a cap except unlike other providers who discloses it before purchase, you won't know about it until after it's purchased but whatever you purchase will still be a credit on your stateroom account so if you decide not to activate it, you will still have that credit available. Other providers for example even Comcast/XFINITY has a 1TeraByte monthly data limit. Mobile phones usually is unlimited until you reach a certain GB size per month for 4G speeds and then you will get slower speeds after that. Princess is 500MegaBytes daily of the fast speed (modem dialup speeds in reality) and once you reached that, it will be slower for that day only as it will be fast again the next day for the first 500MB's each day. Depending on the bandwidth requirements of the security cameras, it may or may not work. Here is a screenshot while I was on the ship since it even mentions the 500MB.
  2. Yeah, I think the Grand got docked after our sailing on March 3, 2019 so they may have actually changed the tv's. Either that or they use different makes/models of tv's even on the same ship. Can you get the model # of your tv?
  3. And they have a limit of one internet package that you can use under person so even if you bought 10 Premium, you can only use one as I did buy 3 but only can register two, one under me and one under my mom on the Grand Princess. That's actually pre-paying the package but you can still select any other package when you register the account as my niece for example selected the $89 package instead of $139 for the 10 day San Francisco Mexican Rivera sailing since they first put the $139 into your account as a credit and whatever you select, it will just debit from it. The Premium Connect for me gets debited at $179 first and then they will credit the $30 to the shipboard account within a few days so basically the 3rd account I had, it just remained as $139 credit. If you register and activate the package after the first day, it will be cheaper as my mom's account was registered on day 2 and the package price was $169 and they basically gave back $40 in credits after 2 days. DISHAnywhere is also blocked with the Premium Connect package so the way around it is to use a VPN. There is a way to connect multiple devices by using a computer as the router with the VPN also on the computer. The TV does have a HDMI input as it is on the upper left side of the Viewsonic N2690W tv. You might have to clean the HDMI connector due to oxidation, I basically used water by dipping the entire HDMI connector of my Amazon Firestick 4K as I didn't have Isopropyl alcohol with me but if you can select the HDMI input and still don't get video, then you have to use the remote to turn down the volume to 0, press mute then 9876 using the remote which will get you into the service menu.
  4. You're right, forgot to mentioned that it has to be in a cup as the question was asked what brands of soda are included but orange and root beer are included as I have gotten it from every bar including the one in the casino. The only thing not included was the Ginger Beer which only comes in a can and they will charge you for it. The root beer and orange comes from the hose and not from the can. They won't pour anything in a can unless you pay for it.
  5. Are those the prices you see after going into your booking on princess.com? I had the unlimited Premium Package on the Grand and it basically was a joke in terms of speed since it was like dialup and it has a 500MB per day limit at fast speeds which is like a dialup but still blocks certain sites. Here is what I found here on CC: PrincessCONNECT — Premium Package From e-mail to streaming, enjoy truly premium, unlimited access! All Internet usage subject to Princess Cruises' standard policies, which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage. Applications that use high bandwidth may be blocked and offerings subject to change. PrincessCONNECT — Surf Package Surf your favorite sites from e-mail, news, sports and more.* *May not allow for audio/video calling and streaming. PrincessCONNECT — Social Package Unlimited access to the most popular social websites and applications.* *May not allow for audio/video calling and streaming.
  6. Everything under soda except the Ginger Beer, not sure if Tonic Water and Club Soda is included or not. it also includes the mocktails on the menus as well as customized mocktails.
  7. It's $5.50 if you don't have a beverage package of some type, atleast on the Grand Princess. Photo taken on February 23, 2019. Wheelhouse seems to have a different menu with a different printed selection that is on thin paper but the pricing is the same.
  8. I had them make a Mango Colada except unlike what someone posted earlier, mines actually had Pineapple already as they said it already came with the pineapple mixed so they add the Mango on it. Is the Nohito and the Zero Mojito on the menu the same thing? Strawberry Daiquiri, Sunshine Daiquiri, Key West Cooler were already on the menu. Only the wheelhouse bar seems to have a diffferent mocktails menu which has that chocolate banana mocktail drink. I always mention the word mocktail because I have the unlimited soda and more package. There was one I didn't try which I think is the Sunshine Daiquiri, it was the one on the menu with jalapenos.
  9. I actually took photos of the posts here and just at the bar, I asked if I can do a custom mocktail and showed them the photo of the post on my phone and it depends on my luck, some of them say they do not have apple juice so they put in sprite instead or something like that. The Cranberry Cooler, it seems like the Bar in the Casino had no problem making at all. We already disembarked yesterday morning and I never got the chance to take any photos.
  10. What does the virgin chocolate mudslide have in it?
  11. On the Grand since 02/21/2019. Never saw lemonade at the buffet or anywhere else on the ship for some reason. Apple juice seems to be only available in the buffet. It was a hassle getting them to bring the 24 cans or 4 x 6 packs as you basically have to wait atleast 35 minutes for them and then sign for receipt. We had to meet up for lunch so when I called, they said it has already been redeemed and I had to explain that we were not here when they came and they promised 15 minutes which took 3 hours.
  12. Thanks everyone for the ideas. Put them to good use on my current 02/21/2019 sailing on the Grand Princess.
  13. I am on the Grand right now as part of the 02/21 sailing and basically with the Premium Unlimited, you would get 500MB per day at what they call fast speeds. The internet is not usable and they blocked a lot of sites.
  14. Yep, PV and Mazanillo is basically CST while Matzalan is MST. Already on the 02/21 Grand Princess. It seems the ship had a 8AM arrival but the ship departed at 5:40PM instead of 6:00PM as the all aboard time was 5:30PM, wonder what caused the early departure.
  15. On the Grand Princess now, with the Viewsonic N2690W (model #VS12119-1M), it seems one can select source as being HDMI Video 5 and there is a HDMI port but there is no signal on that port so it seems to be software disabled and the menu button has been disabled. Anyone got it working? Update: I found the solution: Turn down the volume to 0, press mute then 9876 using the remote. The HDMI port might also have oxidation making the signal not work but since we do not have Isopropanol (Isopropyl alcohol), just dip the HDMI plug from device in water before plugging if there is no signal.
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