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  1. The problem with the "coffee cards" is that they no longer carry over any unused "punches". If you have a short cruise such 10 days or fewer is can be hard to actually use up all of the "punches" that you receive and they disappear at the end of the cruise.
  2. Except in WFM I get to pick all of my ingredients and decide how much of each I want in my omelet. I like it. I have also been quite pleased to find that the jalapenos for the omelets are not canned and are actually hot! I'm amazed to find something that is actually spicy on a Princess ship.
  3. Thanks for the correction. Question: Even though the free minutes aren't unlimited don't they share the same type of connection as the paid minutes? It would seem odd to have multiple levels of connectivity.
  4. Whereas, when we did a 28 day cruise, it could only be booked as a single cruise so we got one cruise credit each. We should finally be Elite on our November TA but will be doing it by number of days. We'll start the cruise with 13 cruises finished and 154 days at sea. (I don't anticipate any great "WAHOO!" when we turn Elite but I guess I will need to change my CC signature.) There are zero days awarded for the land portion of a cruise tour. We did a 13 day in 2016 and have a 15 day in May. Each of those only gets 7 days for the actual "cruise" portion. Double credits if you sail solo, double credits if you sail in a suite, and triple credits if you sail solo in a suite. D'Oh! None of those apply to us.
  5. No USB Ports. For Coke Zero simply take your own onboard with you at embarkation. Take it in your carry on luggage. There is no limit. You can also buy more in port and bring it aboard.
  6. We sailed 28 days on Emerald and one elevator had a problem closing the door. I quickly learned that a sharp blow to the side of the door showing in the "slot" would make the door close. It was "odd" but we dealt with it.
  7. If the BOGO is followed immediately by Trivia in the same location it makes it extremely hard for the Trivia players to get seating as the BOGO folks linger - and talk loudly which is a separate issue. I once had a woman SHHHHSSH me and another person quite severely. The BOGO had just finished and Trivia had started. The other passenger - a stranger to me - was talking to me quite loudly. I found it embarrassing to be part of the issue. I wasn't being loud but the other guy responded that he would do whatever he wanted. I left immediately as that is not an attitude to which I subscribe. The, "It's MY cruise and I'll do what I like!" attitude is, in my opinion, a problem. We've never experienced the BOGO and Trivia at exactly the same time. That sounds totally unworkable and the result of very poor activity planning by the staff. I can't imagine how that would work.
  8. If it's just people sitting in seats I don't have a problem. Anybody who tries to tell me a group of seats are "saved" is not going to be happy as we will happily sit where we like. Princess clearly announces before each show that saving of seats is not allowed.
  9. They always list the time for the last tender so people can be sure to plan appropriately. We never try for the earliest tenders unless, of course, we have an early excursion. We prefer to have breakfast, get our stuff together, use the restroom (), and then head for the tender. Often, by that time, it's no longer necessary to get tickets.
  10. Isn't that $59 per day? No way will I pay that for Internet access. I'm glad it's worth it for some but, even with the crummy Internet access Princess is famous for neither of us has used all of our free minutes on our last 3 cruises (14 day, 7 day, and 19 day). On a 28 day cruise not too long ago we had plenty of minutes to satisfy our needs. I may spend hours online at home but, on a cruise, I can do fine without constant access.
  11. I don't believe I've ever seen Cirque-du-Soliel on MUTS. I have seen both Tuna Turner and Billy Joel playing many, many, many times.
  12. From a previous post on CC. Can't remember who posted it. Posted 5/27/2017 The Mini Bar setup consists of two of each of the following: Courvoisier VS Beefeater Gin Skyy Vodka Dewar's Scotch Whisky Dos Equis Beer Coke Sprite Tonic Water Perrier Bottled Water The liquor is 50 ml bottles. Any alcohol can be traded for any other alcohol or non-alcoholic beverage... ================================ From Princess: Elite Mini-Bar FAQ Elite Mini-Bar Question: What will my mini-bar consist of? Answer: Elite members will get a one-time complimentary mini-bar set-up (1 per Elite stateroom) which consists of two (2) miniature bottles each of Cognac, Gin, Vodka and Scotch Whisky, two (2) 12 ounce cans of beer, two (2) 12 ounce cans/bottles of tonic water, two (2) 12 ounce cans of Coca Cola, two (2) 12 ounce cans of Sprite, two (2) 0.5 liter bottles of water, two (2) 11 ounce bottles of Perrier. The contents of the mini-bar are subject to change. Question: What if I have a specific request for how I’d like my mini-bar stocked? Answer: Your mini-bar will consist of a selection of liquors, soft drinks, beer, still and sparkling water. Once on board, you may contact Room Service to change your mini-bar selection. Certain restrictions apply. Question: Can I exchange the items in my Elite mini-bar for wine? Answer: You may exchange all of your mini-bar items for one bottle of wine. You can choose one of the following: Chardonnay Kendall-Jackson Sauvignon Blanc Nobilo Cabernet Sauvignon Kendall-Jackson Pinot Noir Robert Mondavi. Unwooded Chardonnay, Kendall Jackson (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Wyndhams, Bin 444 Cabernet Sauvignon (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Brown Brothers, Shiraz (Dawn Princess, Sea Princess, Sun Princess - when based in Australia) Question: Can I exchange the items in my Elite mini-bar for full bottles of liquor? Answer: No. Miniature bottles of liquor (50 ml) may be exchanged on a one-for-one basis with other miniature bottles. Question: Can I exchange the non-alcoholic items in my Elite mini-bar for alcohol? Answer: No. Non-alcoholic beverages may be exchanged on a one-for-one basis with other non-alcoholic varieties. Question: What if I don't want any alcohol in my Elite mini-bar? Answer: If you do not wish to have any alcohol in your mini-bar we will be happy to exchange your mini-bar for one of the following: Alcoholic beverages may be exchanged for non-alcoholic beverages on a one-for-one basis Full mini-bar may be exchanged for two (2) Coffee Cards All water mini-bar setup will consist of eight (8) 1.5 liter bottles of water
  13. We are willing to share so it's less of an issue. Those who don't want to share will have more of an issue with having to wait.
  14. Yes. Not only does the $100 FCD count as the entire deposit, you also get OBC depending on the type of cabin and length of cruise you book. If you each use your FCD as deposit then you both get the OBC. OBC From FCD 3 - 6 Days $15 Inside, $15 Outside, $25 Balcony, $25 Suite 7 - 10 Days $25 Inside, $25 Outside, $50 Balcony, $50 Suite 11 - 16 Days $75 Inside, $75 Outside, $100 Balcony, $100 Suite 17 + Days $125 Inside, $125 Outside, $150 Balcony, $150 Suite
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