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denmarks

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    Chico, CA
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    Princess
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  1. This was also on the Grand Princess.
  2. My experience with anytime dining is that a line starts to form about 15 minutes prior to opening. At the front of the line you can than tell them your party size. You can share a table with strangers or try to get your own. Once the dining room is filled or your size table is not available you are give a pager. If you call the dine line early in the day you can reserve a time slot for anything dining and you get to go around the line at your set time.
  3. It was announced that the price was going up. I prepaid at the lower price and it was easier to keep track of my account balance without planning for each day's tips. Since there were no tips I had a higher balance at the end and got it all back in about 3 weeks.
  4. For the Chef's Table contact the Dine Line as soon as you board. If your room is not available then go to the front desk and they will let you phone from there. Some people indicate that the Matre D' can also handle it but they probably just contact the dine line at a later time. There may be more than 1 seating on longer cruises. Price is about $95 depending on ship and if you want wine.
  5. You can use WiFi calling easily for outgoing calls by signing into WiFi first but to have incoming calls you must remain connected. If you are paying for WiFi by the minute that would not be practical. Princess now has a package with continuous WiFi. You do not have to sign out.
  6. On my last cruise we had a cumulative trivia in the morning on sea days (10 days). There was also regular trivia in the afternoon. People usually try to maintain a team of up to 6. You can join any team if there is space. Good way to make friends.
  7. What is a travel agent group promotion? Is that given by Princess or the Travel Agent? From Princess I would say not refundable. From the agent either you or the agent should get it back. Since you are showing an actual image I assume it is something Princess gives to large groups.
  8. I thought this would be a good subject since it is always being asked. From what I have seen the only non refundable credit is credit that is part of a cruise package or the stockholder's credit. Any other credit such as travel agent gift, military, Princess credit card points, and cash or gifts placed into the account are refundable. This is from my experience. Anyone have any corrections? Non refundable credit is accessed first and then the refundable. Your statement, which is available at any time, shows the breakdown. A refundable balance of up to $25 can be received onboard. Larger amounts are paid 3-4 weeks after the cruise and they come from a disbursement company, not Princess.
  9. The All Inclusive Photo Package (the “Package”) is available to the purchasing guest, immediate family traveling on the same booking number as the purchasing guest or anyone verified as staying in the same cabin of the purchasing guest (together referred to, for the purpose of these terms and conditions, as the “purchasing guest”).
  10. Now that I think about it using limited minutes would only be good for outgoing calls. Waiting for incoming calls would quickly eat up the minutes.
  11. I have 250 free minutes when going on a 15 day cruise. Another relative has the same. Is it practical to use WiFi calling between us and calls back home? I assume Princess only counts the minutes and not the data but is there any slow down when using free minutes vs a constant on package?
  12. I see a next step where you do not even attend. You charge it on your phone and if you win the money gets credited. You never even hear the numbers.
  13. Thanks. I guess that settles it. My reference to all was a few items returned on a search including Wikipedia which should not be trusted. "Princess Cays is a tourist resort at the southern end of the island of Eleuthera, Bahamas. It is owned by Princess Cruises, who use it as a port-of-call on cruises in the Caribbean. Contrary to the implication of its name, it is located on Eleuthera, rather than on separate islands."
  14. All references indicate that Princess "owns" Princess Cays. Do you have a reference that shows that they lease it? If they build a port on property that they lease would they have to pay a port fee? I understand paying an entry fee for passengers.
  15. You may be correct. I was just assuming that the charge is for the use of the dock. It is possible that there is also an entry fee for the government.
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