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  1. Glad it helped. Have a wonderful cruise!
  2. From the Princess website (https://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/pre_cruise/before.jsp) Age requirements Guests under the age of 21 years must travel in a stateroom with a guest 21 years or older who shall assume responsibility for their care during the cruise.
  3. Take a look at the Florida Departures forum (https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/386-florida-departures/) for resort pass hotels. The subject comes up now and again.
  4. Welcome to cruise critic and what a wonderful gift for your folks and niece! You've received excellent advice about contacting a lawyer but once you get all that straightened out (thinking positively), there are other documents that you also should carry: a permission to travel form signed by your sister to take your niece. medical consent form including copies of the front and back of her insurance card. if you intend to take an excursions that require parental signature, you'll need a temporary power of attorney. Check out this article for more information: https://traveltips.usatoday.com/forms-need-son-travel-someone-else-108821.html
  5. There is no option to book ahead of time. You will receive the sign up information in your cabin about half way thru your cruise.
  6. Enjoy your cruise tour - it looks like a fantastic itinerary! As far as weather is concerned, you might check out https://www.weatherbase.com/weather/countryall.php3 for monthly averages in cities around the world.
  7. When we travel to Europe (as recently as last month) we never convert any money. We use our credit cards that don't charge foreign transaction fees. If we feel a need for currency (never needed it in England and Norway last month) we get it from an ATM.
  8. The increased prices were there as soon as the bookings were opened for late January/early February 2020. I wouldn't be surprised if AirBnB/VRBO landlords increased their usual prices too. A very important caution: when using AirBnB or VRBO be careful if renting a condo in South Florida, especially if it is a new listing or has few/no reviews. Many, if not most, condo buildings have regulations governing rentals (common is one rental a year for a minimum of 3 months) that the owner must agree to when buying. Some buildings can get very aggressive enforcing them. You don't want to arrive and find you are locked out of your building or, maybe worse yet, get thrown out after you arrive!
  9. Wow that sounds like a great cruise. Enjoy!
  10. Thanks for the warning - we have no problems with small ships and fewer passengers. We did our Seine cruise on the old River Baroness which was small (and old at that time).
  11. I think this is a great idea but call the DINE line or stop by the restaurant on embarkation day to make reservations. We wanted to do the same last year when our Glacier Bay schedule was 6 or 6:30 am to 3:30 pm on a round trip Seattle itinerary on the Ruby Princess but by the second day of the cruise both specialty restaurants were booked unless we wanted to eat very late.
  12. Got2Cruise - thank you for your excellent and timely review! We were just discussing where to go on a 2021 river cruise with my brother and sister-in-law (our river cruising buddies) and I suggested the Duoro which they had never heard of but "we're willing to trust your recommendation." I'm sending them the link to this review. All of our river cruises (3) and their's (5) have been on Uniworld and I'm glad to see that they continue to offer a first rate product in Portugal.
  13. Port Valet (https://www.portseattle.org/page/port-valet-enjoy-seattle-luggage-free) is offered by the city of Seattle - not Princess - and is free.
  14. We were on the Sapphire last month for a 2 week Norway cruise. We were warned that the internet above the Arctic Circle (4 days of the cruise) would be iffy and it was at times. On the other days it was fine but not super fast (the Sapphire doesn't have medallion net yet).
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