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    Colorado Springs, CO
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    Skiing, cycling, amateur radio, snorkeling, reading, traveling
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    Princess, with Celebrity second
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  1. To clarify, it was a pay-for tasting of various champagnes (during one of our sea-days I think). Very informative, plus nice pours of some yummy higher-end champagnes. Not inexpensive, but great fun.
  2. Does Celebrity still offer champagne tasting? We cruised on the Eclipse several years ago and that was something that was just terrific and we’re wondering if it is still available. thanks!
  3. Crushed - we've booked the Pacific Princess for May 2020, but minis are already sold out, so I'm guessing we won't qualify for the S&S. I'll still look though...
  4. Does EZ Air allow you to opt for business class when you first book?
  5. Yup - that was our experience too. Because we were sailing for some hours south, loved the opportunity to view the mainland vs open waters. Depends on how close your captain brings you as you go, but at least you might have a better viewing opportunity. We LOVE Hubbard Glacier - it's an overused term, but I think it is awesome!
  6. Southbound with a stop at Hubbard: we select port cabin, primarily because you are typically get a good view of the mountain range as you cruise to Hubbard (and beyond), which is truly spectacular. Aft port would probably give you good viewing.
  7. Now that looks like a snuggly moose!
  8. I’m subject to terrible motion sickness and taking Bonnie every afternoon starting the day prior to the cruise has allowed me to cruise symptom-free. Haven’t had dry-mouth or fatigue, which has been an issue with other medications I’ve tried. Chewable, over-the-counter. Good ideas to test-run first as not everyone is wired the same, and mention to your doc if there are any health concerns.
  9. Bring a day-pack so you can carry the items you may shed or extra gear(eg rain poncho) in case weather changes. Gloves! I just wear regular ASICS sneakers but do have a dry pair left in the cabin in case I get soggy on an excursion. Personal choice, but don’t like umbrellas because you get bopped by them on crowded sidewalks, they can block someone’s view or even worse, impede store access while someone is fiddling with opening/closing it 😱. You’ll also find lots of shops in port with hoodies, rain jackets, tees etc just in case you need something else. Have a great cruise - Alaska is wonderful!
  10. Our observation with our Princess tour was that it was great, good bus transport and guide narration, but tiring as you're trying to keep up with your group (gauge those bathroom breaks and plan accordingly! 😊). A 6 year old might find it taxing so a private/smaller operation might be a good consideration.
  11. I received a memory foam contoured pillow one cruise when I requested additional pillows to build an little elevated platform (darn GERD). Realized in subsequent cruises that it was not a standard item - I'm guessing someone left if from a prior cruise just like we would leave our memory foam mattress pads before they upgraded the beds. Now I just request extra pillows that can be stacked, which seems to work. Good for you for checking, so now they can make other arrangements without expectation of receiving something that isn't available. They'll have a great cruise!
  12. Ah - thanks! I suspect the small-ship experience will be a bit different than our usual Princess cruises - looking forward to exploring. 😎
  13. Is there a La Patisserie on the Pacific Princess? I see it referenced on the Princess site but can’t find it on the deck plans. Thanks!
  14. Do you remember your cabin Number? We’ve booked 8008 and have similar questions.
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