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rebeltech8

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  • Location
    Kansas
  • Interests
    family and friends
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    caribbean

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  1. We are booked on the Emerald out of L.A. in mid-April and am unsure if it is a good time for to go on this cruise given the current environment. It is not so much the worry of getting sick, it’s more the possibility of the quarantine afterwards. So for us, this would be welcome news. However, this is the first time I have heard this news... can you share the information source. Thanks Once Upon A Time for your update. edit - well, before I could hit enter Idahospud had my answer... thanks guys.
  2. I too am diabetic (type 2) and am careful about those portion sizes. But, I can always fine a sugar free dessert to finish up the meal. favorites - key lime pie and the cheese plate.
  3. We are sailing on the Emerald out of LA on April 14th. We received the same “late embarkation” email a couple of days ago. now gotta find something to do for a couple of hours before heading to the port.
  4. Totally agree with you Capriccio... this new sale as an add-on to an existing booking is the right thing to do for most people. the point of my post is to state that in most cases, a person is better off booking early and getting the cabin you want. Then depend on fare drops to get a better deal on the overall value of the cruse. As opposed to waiting for a sale to book the cruise you want to go on. The ability to now add on features to your cruise reinforces the value of this process.
  5. We are booked for a cruise early this nest year and since we have not hit the payment date yet, I check the web site for lower costs on cabins regularly. This morning, I checked and the price of the cabin in the same category went up $780 pp. This increase coincides with the launch of The Best Sale Ever. A benefit for us since we have booked already. However, a lesson to book early and ride the fare reductions down rather than wait for a later “deal”
  6. Before the final payment, we regularly monitor the price of our booked cruise and our EZair reservations in order to take advantage of any price drops. Anytime we have refared only one component it has not affected the other. Now, I have seen recent promotions that include a discount on airfare through EZair and I suppose that that discount may go away if you refare the cruise portion. But we have never booked a cruise under that type of promotion. it definitely pays to monitor your cruise costs. For our current booking we have refared each component several times over the past few months and have saved about $1500 total. Hope you have a great cruise.
  7. Hey everyone, This summer, we were on the Caribbean Princess for a Western Caribbean Cruise. This was post dry dock and we found two new areas to sit outside and relax. Both were near the aft and featured comfy chairs and couches. We are planning a Hawaiian cruise on the Emerald Princess next spring and wondering if there are similar areas on this ship. We enjoy sitting and visiting or reading on sea days, and we will have quite a few on this trip. If these particular areas are not available, where on the Emerald are your favorite quiet places to hang out? Thanks guys...
  8. https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2019/06/articles/drownings/passenger-drowns-on-caribbean-princess/ Early one morning when we were on the Caribbean Princess, we awoke to an announcement in the hallway. It woke me up but I could not clearly hear what was being said. Nothing further was said during the last days of the cruise (obviously) Seems there was a drowning in the Neptune pool at about that same time. Sounds like a 30 year old man drank a bit too much and ended up in the pool after hours. This is was the only article I could find regarding the incident... Sad.
  9. We just got off the Caribbean Princess yesterday. We went to the Western Caribbean and stayed in a balcony cabin on the Rivera deck in the aft area. We had the round coffee table, barrel chair and desk chair inside the cabin. There were two chairs and a side table on the Balcony. This is the same configuration we had on the Grand to Alaska 2 years ago.
  10. A little different but similar. We were offered an upsell from an interior to an ocean view, which we were not interested in because of the location. I suggested that we would pay more for a balcony in the same area we were in. They found a balcony cabin cabin for us and we kept our free Medallion Net and free gratuities. I guess it depends on who makes the phone call... Princess or the customer.
  11. Normally I wipe my mouth on the railing to help build my immune system. Guess I need to stop that 😋
  12. We upgraded to a balcony cabin on our next cruise on the Caribbean Princess. Mom and Dad are across the hall. We were thinking of having a pizza party on the balcony during sail away. I was thinking we would use the two balcony chairs, our desk chair and Mom and Dad could BYO desk chair. Too crowded for sail away? I am sure someone has done it before. Too squishy?
  13. Hey guys, I just happened to check the bridge cam a few minutes ago and it appears that the Caribbean Princess is heading for Ft. Lauderdale. We have a few more weeks before we board, but I bet those on the mid May cruises will be relieved to see her on her way.
  14. Let’s see... 3 extra days on a cruise ship or flying to Seattle and dealing with the TSA? I would choose San Francisco every time. We did this cruise 2 years ago and loved it.
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