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    Land tour in Australia

    Hello Nonnie, The Princess Land tour pre-cruise will take you to all the tourist" hot spots" in less than a week, but it is pricey. That said, it would cost the same if you DIY over a longer period. My suggestions: Western Australia - Bungle Bungles in the Kimberleys, Margaret River south of Perth, Adelaide and nearby Barossa Valley (wine district), Blue Mountains west of Sydney, Queensland's Great Barrier Reef and Cairn's hinterland, Northern Territory's Uluru. You can see a bit of Tasmania if you include it in your cruise itinerary. If you stay withing 100 miles of the coastline you can minimize cost and time constraints. We're a big country with lots to see out of the cities. Enjoy your time over here.
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    Are Elite Perks Generous Enough?

    I couldn't agree more. A bottle of wine exchange would be great!
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    All-time favorite Princess Cruise?

    For the itinerary, it would have to be our B2B South American cruise (Valparaiso - Miami) February, 2011.
  4. My sentiments exactly. We're on the same cruise next May and the information was invaluable.
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    How to recover future cruise deposits????

    Hi Bob, It will be returned to the CC account you used to pay for them. If you have closed that account since purchasing the FCCs, then you'll definitely need to contact Princess or your TA. I had a problem with the latter (closed CC account) last month and my TA intervened to have it redirected. Also check the date you purchased the FCCs as the refund process starts at that time. Hope that helps.
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    Canada/NE Cruisetour Question

    Hi Pooh, I keep checking as well, but it sounds like we'll just have to take what comes in the surprise box ;p
  7. The itinerary was the star of the show as were the warm and friendly people of England, Scotland, and Ireland. and IMO, finding good coffee on any cruise line is as difficult as finding an unpleasant Canadian or Australian cruiser! Was this necessary?
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    Excursion to St Petersburg from Regal

    Another vote for SPB. We took the package of excursions in 5 Baltic ports. Day 1 in the museums was very congested and it was hot indoors. The canal down to Peterhof on Day 2 was simply the best! I would recommend you take a tour group that offers smaller groups (15 pax). Enjoy you time in St. Petersburg.
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    Movies on demand

    The Sun Princess has movies on demand...at least they did in June 2016. Looking forward to it again on the Regal & Royal.
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    hair dryers on the Royal

    It looks like the dryer cannot be removed and stored elsewhere. It seems like a waste of drawer space when not in use.
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    What's your main reason(s) for taking a cruise?

    For the excitement and adventure that comes with seeing more of the world.... as well as the safety, single unpack and be spoiled for a few weeks (heaven on a spoon!) Great thread OP.
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    Ring of Kerry Landtour (July 20, 2019)

    There could be a few people doing that land tour before your cruise, so your best bet will be to join that cruises roll call thread....would that be the July 23rd (from Southampton) cruise? Looks like that cruise has a few embarkations. https://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=2627146
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    I Love Princess

    How refreshing....keep it up. We've cruised with Princess since 2008 and won't stray. She's our "home away from home".
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    May 2019 - Cruise Around British Isles

    We booked for mid-May 2019 (to Kirkwall). I'll be watching for a huge price drop like the ones mentioned. Hopefully being so early in the season, this cruise won't be so popular and there will be more discounting as a result.
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    Anything Montreal

    That's very thoughtful of you, martincath...thank you :D. Our cruise starts in Quebec on Oct 26 but our 5-day land tour starts in Toronto on Oct 21.