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  1. We once accepted an upgrade on the Legend to one of the balcony rooms... only thing was every evening at about 5pm we'd here thump thump thump thump thump. It would go on for a half hour or so. Sometimes it occured at other times. We finally figured out that the room was directly above the gym and we were hearing people on the treadmills. Next time I'll check the deck plans!
  2. As could the customer service rep. SERVICE, right? Some folks simply are not wired with a servant's heart and thus the concept of grace is a vague, elusive concept. Perhaps Princess could recruit stateroom attendants for these positions.
  3. I have no way to gauge whether the majority tip or not, nor do I care. As for me, I chose to tip.
  4. FWIW, the Princess ships that have rolled out Ocean Medallion have very fast internet. We were able to do facebook video messaging from our stateroom while at sea. Technology marches on...
  5. FLCruise7, thanks for the props. That was my first taste of what has become my favorite destination... since then we've done multiple northbound, southbound and covered much of the area to Fairbanks, down to Seward and my favorite area, Homer and the southwest region of the Kenai Peninsula.
  6. If it is an aft cabin facing the wake it will have a huge balcony.
  7. The Sapphire was DW and my first Princess experience; and to this day, after 20 or so Princess cruises it remains the brand that best fits us. That first trip was the Mexican Riviera and later that year we took the Sapphire to Alaska (see video in signature). We have and continue to cruise other mainstream lines (RCL, NCL, X, Costa, HAL, CCL) and have a few on Windstar as well. It remains a favorite ship, it is sad to hear of these issues. I wonder if the Diamond is falling into similar disrepair. These two are unique to the fleet, being manufactured in Japan... and one of them, I think Diamond, was decimated by a fire while still in the shipyard.
  8. I'm guessing you don't "need" a boarding pass with or without the medallion. Presenting your passport and a credit card should be all you need to get onboard.
  9. Doesn't the train from Fairbanks/Denali arrive in Anchorage in the evening and the train to Whittier leave the next day?
  10. Replacing hockey gear could easily hit $2k.
  11. Where is the tournament? A FedEx or UPS place that will pack and ship may be a reasonable solution.
  12. A typical commission is 10% of the base price. If the agency sells a lot, or is part of a consortium, there may be a few more points. If the agency/consortium blocks "group" space there may also be amenity points involved that the agent can exchange for things like further discounts/bonus commissions, bottle of wine, specialty restaurant, etc...
  13. An agent that will re-fare without prodding is a keeper.
  14. FWIW, my wife knew where I was headed (she prefers beaches with all the creature comforts). My guess is that there would be a very intensive search before they would leave someone there. It would be very bad press if it were to get out that someone was left/abandoned on their "private" island. How long would they search? Again, has anyone heard of someone being left behind/abandoned at any of the cruise line "private" islands?
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