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About zahav1

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    Northern VA
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess & Viking
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Panama, Europe

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  1. As far as I understand, the internet usage/streaming is the same on any ship anywhere. We were on the internet in the middle of the Caribbean sea and Atlantic and it was great. I would recommend purchasing the unlimited internet and then you don't have to worry about logging on and off, etc.
  2. If your kids have a cell phone you can use normal text messaging. We used it all the time last March on the Caribbean Princess. You can even text anyone else anywhere. We didn't use the ship's messaging system
  3. I was on the Caribbean in March for 2 weeks, and the AC worked great. In fact it was too cold in most places and had to take a sweater and the cabin was always cool. I wonder what they did to it during dry / wet dock?
  4. We all forget that some of us "old" Princess cruisers, Elite or less, have grandchildren and may want to continue cruising on Princess. I know many who are cruising with grandchildren who moved over to RC or Disney, etc. because they're looking for more activities for the little ones. Maybe this is a way of keeping the loyal customers to stay with them and not chase them away.
  5. The only reason we previously used the sanctuary was due to the cushions on those loungers. My husband has a bad back and can't sit on those other loungers by the pools for more than an hour at a time. That was a big mistake on Princess' part.
  6. You can always get lemonade and ice tea, yes, juices are available for breakfast as OJ, cranberry and pineapple. Also, on the Caribbean Princess (maybe on other ships as well) they have a cooler near the doors that's designated always "breakfast to go", they have small boxed cereals and different types of small milk cartons. I sometimes grabbed a box of milk in the afternoon.
  7. Per information from Caribbean Princess crew, I got off on March 30. Yes, a big repair on the engine, kids water park on deck 16/17 aft and updating staterooms, pools and hot tubs.
  8. Just off the Caribbean, this was the loudest cruise ever on Princess, after 16 cruises. Not Spring breakers, but adults anywhere from mid 30’s to 50’s. Often I couldn’t hear my tablemates during dinner. We mostly hung around the adult pool and deck 16 above.
  9. We had spa stuff art auction, EZ check, captain circle stuff, etc. all on the floor
  10. All of the ideas are great, you need some of these supplies on hand, I have magnets and need to search around for a holder of some type our room steward is pretty bad this time going to look funny after a couple of months where you’ll see all sorts of mailbox contraptions. I hope Princess is seeing this.
  11. I’m on the Caribbean Princess now and very diasappointed that they took away the mailboxes when they installed the medallion electronic entry system. Now most of the notices, including the Patter are shoved under the door. So, when you enter, often you’re stepping on top of some notice and need to pick it up off the door. I feel like it’s Motel 6. I hope they’re planning to install new mailboxes. For some people all of this bending may be difficult as those with back issues, etc.
  12. I would do the old locks and also find one that's "ocean to ocean", the cruise that stops for the day at Fuerte Amador,- Panama City. I saw the new locks operating from the visitors' center and it was no way as interesting as the old locks. Take the Coral if you can, it's just the right size.
  13. anyone had any experience with Luggage Forward to Port Everglades? they say they have an agent to deliver it to the ship
  14. I was on an Alaskan cruise during the middle of June when the sun set at 1am and rose at 3 am. Nice long days and mostly warm. But, one problem in going in June is that the salmon has not spawned yet in the regions where the ship goes. We spoke to one guide who told us to come next time from the middle of July to beginning of August when salmon is plentiful, when there is a lot of salmon it brings out every living thing, as bears, more eagles, etc., if you are interested in more wildlife, then beginning of August is a good time.
  15. We were on the Regal in March and once you log into the ship's wifi you can then use your Facebook messenger or even text messages. We had free internet due to our level, but for those who paid it was not expensive. We even Face Timed with our family, sent photos via text messages and made cell phone calls. It was great for us since we like to stay in touch with family.
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