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    Medford, OR USA
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    Traveling, musicals, movies, trivia,
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    Mediterranean, anywhere warm

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  1. Thank you all for your responses! It sounded like a great deal but guess we will just have to lug some water on board if we decided to bring some. I've heard the water on the ship is perfectly fine, so I'll probably just bring a water bottle and fill it as needed. I've seen warnings not to fill the water bottle directly from the dispenser, so I'll be sure to fill a cup and then pour it into the bottle. Got to watch those nasty germs!
  2. I went back again and checked, but when I scroll down to the bottom it only shows the beer options. We are boarding in Sydney Australia for a trip through the South Seas ending up in LA. Maybe the bottled water is not an option for ships sailing out of Australia?
  3. I've read on the board that bottled water can be pre-ordered to be delivered to your cabin upon embarkation. I've been searching on the Princess website but cannot find it listed. Can someone tell me where the ordering information is on their website? I've searched in the beverage package section and even gift shop services, but no luck so far. Thanks for your help!
  4. Just received the email, too. My question on CC was just before the email came through. Bummer!
  5. We will be on the Golden sailing from Sydney to Los Angeles in April 2020. Previously I read that the Golden would be getting MedallionNet by December 2019, but that is no longer indicated on the latest announcement from Princess. I'm thinking they may have decided not to do it since the ship is being sold. That would really be disappointing since I was looking forward to a good internet connection. Does anyone know the latest scoop?
  6. Thank you all for the fantastic advice and tips - very helpful! And sorry to all you Aussies for misspelling Sydney. My brain knew better so I blame it on my fingers! Can't wait to see your beautiful city.
  7. Thanks for the advice. We are planning to arrive a couple days early in order to acclimate to the time difference. We'll try to do a little sightseeing but thought we would save The Rocks for departure day since it is so close to the ship. We've never been to Australia, so very excited for the trip (just not looking forward to the flight!)
  8. We will be boarding the Golden in Sidney in April and have never been in that port nor cruised with Princess before. We have read about The Rocks and would like to spend a little time walking around the area since it is so close to the dock. Are we allowed to get off the ship after embarkation for a couple hours and then return to the ship?
  9. A few additional things I've been wondering about for our trans-pacific cruise on the Golden next April: 1. How many formal nights will there be on a 29 day cruise? 2. Can you use OBC in the casino? 3. Do they offer Zumba on the Golden? 4. Will there be any problems using credit cards in Tahiti, Bora Bora, Tonga or Samoa? Thanks everyone - love all your comments!! Pat
  10. Wow, getting some really good tips! I enjoy sea days but have never done this many, so I'll check out all the various activities. The Crossing the Equator celebration sounds like a blast. Thanks everyone for all your advice.
  11. Thanks so much for the tips, skynight. I'm kind of a trivia junkie, so that will keep me busy on those many sea days! I've joined the roll call but so far it is pretty quiet.
  12. We only have a glass of wine now and then so not that important to us. However we did get the gratuities covered, which is helpful on a 29 day cruise! 😊
  13. My sister and I will be doing a trans-Pacific cruise, Sydney to Los Angeles, in April 2020 on the Golden. We've never done such a long cruise before and this is our first time on a Princess cruise. Any general information or tips on what to expect on a long cruise would be helpful. Thanks!
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