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So, is the ship half full? Advised by crew 1700 pac

No waiting in lines?  Not at all
No chair hogs?  Not at all

Plenty of seats available in the theater? We went 20 minutes before  sand no issues with seats

Everyone doing the “washy washy” routine? Yes and somebody is at buffet wash station to make sure everyone uses soap and washes at lest 20 seconds in hot water before being allowed inside
Everyone using hand sanitizer stations? Is it being enforced by crew? See above. Main dining rooms and specialty restaurants have only sanitizer stations, but still enforced. Low turnout and no waiting for us.

Everyone covering up, and coughing into arm not in hand, when coughing? No one noticeably coughing, 2 people were wearing masks at fitness center. That’s it.

Everyone maintaing recommended social distancing? No one seams too worried. This ship just came from 58 day South America cruise, so not high risk at this point for crew or passengers except for those that boarded with us in Fort Lauderdale. They had health questionnaires and checked passports for affected areas.

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4 hours ago, Justalone said:


Good for you. 👍
So, is the ship half full?

 

I think about 90%.  Room upgrades are available.  We could have gone from inside to balcony for $400.  Someone upgraded from outside to balcony for $200.  

4 hours ago, Justalone said:

No waiting in lines?   No not on this ship.  


No chair hogs?  This crowd is older.  There are plenty of chairs.  The weather has been rougher.  

 

Plenty of seats available in the theater?   The theater is smaller, filled but seats available. 

 

Everyone doing the “washy washy” routine?  Not sure in the sink before buffet 100%.  


Everyone using hand sanitizer stations? Is it being enforced by crew?  Only enforced at the buffet.  

 

Everyone covering up, and coughing into arm not in hand, when coughing?  I haven't seen much coughing  but no you are never going to get everyone to do it right   

 

4 hours ago, Justalone said:

Everyone maintaing recommended social distancing?   How?  We are on a cruise ship.  My cabin steward said avoid crowds, etc.   I said like in the theater?   It really isn't possible. 

 

Hope you are enjoying your cruise. Safe travels.

R

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9 hours ago, sttopmh said:

Do they wipe down the menus?

I just got a drink at the pool and they wiped the menu.  

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We will be getting on when your cruise ends on the 17th. I hope we will at least. It looks like we are down to 26% occupancy with 2 days left for the Princess cancellation policy to take full effect. If my count is right, 729 cabins are open.

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26 minutes ago, Yehootu said:

We will be getting on when your cruise ends on the 17th. I hope we will at least. It looks like we are down to 26% occupancy with 2 days left for the Princess cancellation policy to take full effect. If my count is right, 729 cabins are open.

How do you find out the occupancy?  I am worried about our cruise being cancelled and would love to know how many cabins are open. What is the cancellation policy?  Under 25%?

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I have no clue as to what the cancellation policy is as to occupancy. I get bored and go to:

Plan a Cruise

Find my Cruise

Go through all the floors and room types ( old website showed whole floor, now you have to click on room type)

And do a lot of math. Go to I'll pick a room and it shows open rooms.

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3 hours ago, FireFighter115 said:

Casino open?

Casino should be open.  Not much person to person contact in a casino.   Should be ok practicing social distancing and hand washing.   No worries about the cards, chips, or slot handles.  Last I heard, Covid-19 does not last too long on these objects.

Good luck in the casino.  And have a great cruise.

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16 minutes ago, Yehootu said:

I have no clue as to what the cancellation policy is as to occupancy. I get bored and go to:

Plan a Cruise

Find my Cruise

Go through all the floors and room types ( old website showed whole floor, now you have to click on room type)

And do a lot of math. Go to I'll pick a room and it shows open rooms.

Thanks.  Still crossing my fingers that we sail Saturday.  Biking suspended cruises. I hope Princess doesn’t follow suit. 

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Panama authorities came on took all our temps before we could go on tours today.  The first tender left the ship and got sent back.  All tours cancelled.  Does anyone know if Costa Rica received cruise ships today?   We are going there tomorrow.  

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Well it looks as though we will not be getting on when you get back. Did the announce they 60 day shutdown onboard?

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49 minutes ago, heidikay said:

 

 

49 minutes ago, heidikay said:

Panama authorities came on took all our temps before we could go on tours today.  The first tender left the ship and got sent back.  All tours cancelled.  Does anyone know if Costa Rica received cruise ships today?   We are going there tomorrow.  


Other than port cancellations, how is the cruise going?  Everyone observing social distancing, and using the hand sanitizer stations?
Plenty of seats in MDR, theater, trivia, bingo, and art auctions?    
What is the passenger count?

Enjoy your cruise.

Edited by Justalone

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38 minutes ago, Musky Ike said:

Well it looks as though we will not be getting on when you get back. Did the announce they 60 day shutdown onboard?

Yes the captain announced.  

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2 hours ago, heidikay said:

Yes the captain announced.  

Are you being compensated in any way?  I hope all stay well. Thanks for updating. 

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I’m in New Zealand currently and so far the Nz authorities have asked for forms to be filled out. You are getting served at the buffet but not everything it’s like norovirus rules but at 50%. You still have salt etc on the tables and can help yourself to the cold stuff

 

i guess this may change as we go on. And I expect temperatures to be taken back in sydney.  So far no port cancelations. 

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3 hours ago, heidikay said:

Yes the captain announced.  

Just saw post re: Sky stopped in DR to pick up supplies in case they do not disembark here as scheduled. Did Island Princess captain mention anything about possible changes?  

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I know princess is being lauded for their cancellation policy, but I for one booked this Panama Cruise canal as a bucket list dream vacation planned for years. So far we missed Jamaica, couldn’t Disembark in Panama to kayak the canal that we had planned for over a year. And our CostacRica rainforest and wildlife excursion got switched without asking us to a city tour which is not something we wanted, so we canceled that. Very disappointing. Though not their fault, They should compensate us to for such a lackluster cruise because we did not get what we paid for...If not I will concider not cruising with them again

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6 hours ago, dog said:

Are you being compensated in any way?  I hope all stay well. Thanks for updating. 

 

 

No we are not getting additional at this time.   We got an extra $200 onboard credit   That was given for not cancelling and announced before we boarded.  Yes we have missed a port and couldn't get off in Panama.  I pretty much thought it was possible to miss ports based on the situation right now.  So I'm not expecting anything right now.  Really what could Princess have done?  It isn't there fault.  

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4 hours ago, dog said:

Just saw post re: Sky stopped in DR to pick up supplies in case they do not disembark here as scheduled. Did Island Princess captain mention anything about possible changes?  

 

 

No.  He announced earlier the next port Limon, Costa Rica is planned.  We will see tomorrow morning.  

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On 3/12/2020 at 11:49 PM, heidikay said:

 

 

No.  He announced earlier the next port Limon, Costa Rica is planned.  We will see tomorrow morning.  

Heard Grand Cayman would’nt let Island Princess come. Is that true?

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On 3/12/2020 at 8:11 PM, PtownGirlz-NH said:

I know princess is being lauded for their cancellation policy, but I for one booked this Panama Cruise canal as a bucket list dream vacation planned for years. So far we missed Jamaica, couldn’t Disembark in Panama to kayak the canal that we had planned for over a year. And our CostacRica rainforest and wildlife excursion got switched without asking us to a city tour which is not something we wanted, so we canceled that. Very disappointing. Though not their fault, They should compensate us to for such a lackluster cruise because we did not get what we paid for...If not I will concider not cruising with them again

Guess we won't see you on any more cruises.

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On 3/12/2020 at 8:11 PM, PtownGirlz-NH said:

I know princess is being lauded for their cancellation policy, but I for one booked this Panama Cruise canal as a bucket list dream vacation planned for years. So far we missed Jamaica, couldn’t Disembark in Panama to kayak the canal that we had planned for over a year. And our CostacRica rainforest and wildlife excursion got switched without asking us to a city tour which is not something we wanted, so we canceled that. Very disappointing. Though not their fault, They should compensate us to for such a lackluster cruise because we did not get what we paid for...If not I will concider not cruising with them again

So sorry for your disappointment. Hope the rest of the cruise goes smoothly and you get to disembark as scheduled. 

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You can be judgemental and say what you want, but this is their business. They sent the cruise off without canceling and we missed 4 of 5 ports. Yes the weather was mostly good and we were lucky enough to have a balcony, but many were not. Just got word off $100 OBC as “good will” per person. Not enough as far as I’m concerned, since we paid more than 5k. Would have appreciated FFC to do FULL cruise itinerary again. We didn’t pay to be on floating hotel. We’ve cruised a dozen times on Princess and expected more. Communication on ship about cancellations at each port came very last minute after we lined up, got our numbers, waited in lines for temperature check, etc. Again, not what we paid for and it’s a business that will lose loyal customers if not treated right. 

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