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  1. OBC is generally all put on my daughters account when we travel together as she is usually the lead name in the booking. We just go to pursers desk and request half be transferred to my account. Never had any issues on a number of cruise lines. Only time we had an issue was when we received a partial refund for very unsatisfactory shore excursion and this was put on her account only. Attendant explained it could be done but would require a number of transactions ? Told them to leave it and we sorted it out between us.
  2. Another daily checker either with app or on tv or failing all of those paper. Cunard only does paper printouts of accounts. On Sea Princess earlier this year when at times you just give your cabin no, no card required, I had four or five instances where my drinks never reached my account. Maybe they were charged to other people who knows.
  3. Wish I could use stairs, dodgy knee. Had one “gentleman” on world cruise snigger at back of lift when I went one deck up. Wish he could see me without medication and realise how disabled I am without medication.
  4. Longer cruises attract the older demographic. On these I feel like a youngster, lol (closer to 70 than any other number). The older ones on these cruises, are what I call whingers, nothing ever suits. They also seem to like the older smaller ships such as Sea and Sun Princess. sometimes you just have to paste on your smile and do your own thing.
  5. On a 52 night cruise only got around to giving out book club books about 20th day. On discussion day Princess cruise staffer who was there to lead discussion admitted she had not read book but downloaded comments from internet. Again discussion dominated by 1 or 2 people. think I will read books in future just for my own enjoyment and not participate in “book club”.
  6. There is a difference between Princess ships. Sailing on the Regal or Diamond is nothing like sailing on the Sea or Sun. Research your ship and know what you are getting. (Or not getting). I have sailed on 8 different cruise lines, all have good points and not so good. I tend to sail more on Princess now because of the Elite benefits but you take the good with the not so good and make the most of it.
  7. This was actually on the ship after you were scanned in but before your bags were scanned.
  8. Years ago on a South Pacific Cruise at one of the isolated islands where they were tendering, as you got back on board you had the opportunity to walk through a filled child’s wading pool to remove sand from feet and thongs (flip flops for those in US). i thought it was a great idea but have not seen it used again on recent South Pacific cruises,
  9. Fruit etc May have been sourced from another country and if you take it ashore you risk introducing biological problems. That’s why countries particularly island countries have such strict quarantine procedures. On a RCL cruise despite notices in newsletters, announcements, notices at gangway there were TWO full size rubbish bins of confiscated fruit in a port in Taiwan.
  10. If the website needs a proofreader, let’s not even start with Princess Patter. My red pen that circles errors gets a real workout. No prizes for guessing my occupation before retirement. Lol
  11. Last cruise on Princess Smart casual in Elite lounge and dining room meant for some passengers camouflage pants and thongs or baggy track pants and thongs.
  12. Years ago I declared same, packet of biscuits bought in Sydney which had been on an overseas holiday. Customs guy looked at them, raised his eyebrows and said just move along.
  13. That’s a shame, while it was ‘different”, it was a great itinerary at a great price. As another poster said go with an open mind and enjoy, The staff were sometimes fantastic and sometimes disinterested, but I have found that on Princess as well.
  14. Many cruises over 20 nights, couple more than 50 nights. Have never put on weight. Last year on a 34 night cruise actually lost 2 kg. I never go to the gym or exercise, just eat pretty much what I do at home, except for lobster, we don’t have that at my house unfortunately. Lol. It comes down to portion size. A few years ago I lost 30 kg just by being careful with portion size.
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