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Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2007, 03:50 PM
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Views: 910
Posted By AlaskaGolden
They have an organized teens program on Princess,...

They have an organized teens program on Princess, and all the ships have high tech video arcade areas. The teens who participate in the program can sign themselves in and out if you give your...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2007, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 834
Posted By AlaskaGolden
The gyms on Princess are usually open from early...

The gyms on Princess are usually open from early in the morning (6 AM) until later in the evening (8 PM). Every ship/gym seems to set their own hours. These hours may vary from day to day depending...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines August 24th, 2007, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,995
Posted By AlaskaGolden
It would depend on the level of officer you are....

It would depend on the level of officer you are. I'm fairly certain that Cruise Director, Hotel Manager, Casino Manager, Head of Security, Chief Engineer, IT Manager, etc. are considered officers....
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 23rd, 2007, 09:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By AlaskaGolden
We were on the Golden from June 9 to June 16. I'd...

We were on the Golden from June 9 to June 16. I'd recommend going to a Specialty Restaurant either on Monday or Friday nights (the nights immediately after Formal nights). It seems the menus/food on...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 23rd, 2007, 08:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,535
Posted By AlaskaGolden
WOW! This sounds very disappointing! I'm...

WOW! This sounds very disappointing!

I'm shocked your travel agent didn't let you know about the regulation about that 1 day cruise! Maybe you need a new travel agent?

Yes, when Princess...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 17th, 2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,118
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Hi Kuki, Thank you. Our last cruise we never...

Hi Kuki,
Thank you. Our last cruise we never made it to the midnight buffet, we were too tired. I wanted to see all the ice and butter sculptures, oh well. Thanks again,
Kelly

They do Ice...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 15th, 2007, 04:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Here's a link to the menus: ...

Here's a link to the menus:

http://www.alexlucy.com/friendspage/goldenprincessmenus.html

As for tips:

If this is your first time on a Princess Ship, try to do everything on the ship you are...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 12th, 2007, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Lotus Spa

I've cruised w/ Princess a lot & have always done the spa each time.
Tips:
1. When 1st onboard, they show limited list of treatments - at full price. (see Princess website; search "spa"). Take spa...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 12th, 2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,659
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Golden Princess -Alaska Dining Menus 2007

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Hi All,

I was wondering if anyone had the menus for the Golden Princess from THIS season in Alaska. If so,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 3rd, 2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By AlaskaGolden
The things you mention: paint, carpet and bedding...

The things you mention: paint, carpet and bedding may be refurbished without taking the ship out of service, either while a cruise is going on or between cruises if enough time permits.


On the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 3rd, 2007, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By AlaskaGolden
I would agree that the Golden Princess needs to...

I would agree that the Golden Princess needs to be refurbished. We've been on it. We were on the Grand a year or so ago and it's about a year older than the Golden. There were holes in the floor in...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 3rd, 2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,594
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Lotus Spa Users

Has anyone used the services in the Lotus Spa? I would like to know where I can go on the net or elsewhere to find out how much the services cost. We will be sailing to Alaska in Aug 08 on the Star....
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 21st, 2007, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,488
Posted By AlaskaGolden
From what I've personally seen recently on the...

From what I've personally seen recently on the Golden and from what I've read about other Princess ships, their ships are constantly being refurbished as needed. The things you mention: paint, carpet...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 21st, 2007, 03:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Spa special while in port

[quote="AlaskaGolden)
They also give everyone who enters the raffle at the Spa on the boarding day open house, some special pricing on treatments (not the grand prize, but a runner-up prize!). Also,...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 21st, 2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,496
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Just off the Golden this past Saturday. All kinds...

Just off the Golden this past Saturday. All kinds of juices in the buffet serving area near the opposite end where you get your plate and silverware. If they don't have the kind of juice you'd like...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 19th, 2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By AlaskaGolden
...We booked one of the large balcony rooms on...

...We booked one of the large balcony rooms on the Caribe deck of the Golden.
The mattress was a thin, maybe four inch, innerspring mattress on a rigid steel grate. The mattress was very worn...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 19th, 2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Spa special while in port

A few years back when we were on the Sapphire I remember that they would run spa special the days we were in port. They seemed to be much better prices then sea days for obvious reasons. If any of...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 19th, 2007, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,658
Posted By AlaskaGolden
We're just off the Golden this past Saturday...

We're just off the Golden this past Saturday (June 16). The mattresses were fine, the carpeting looked new in many areas, our mini-suite balcony was spotlessly clean, and the crew was friendly and...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines June 19th, 2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 871
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Funky onboard payment question...

...I'd like to cover their gratuities on board as well...I don't want to put my credit card on their room.

On other cruise lines, I've been able to buy on-board credit for a given stateroom before...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 25th, 2007, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,897
Posted By AlaskaGolden
I would suggest writing a letter to Princess. I...

I would suggest writing a letter to Princess. I would be sure to mention the exact names of the people you had problems with (if possible) and state the facts (without any accusations). Folks who...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 25th, 2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,716
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Here's a fairly comprehensive list of what's...

Here's a fairly comprehensive list of what's included and not included, specifically related to the Golden but you can adjust it to another ship:

INCLUDED
1 Art Auctions (unless you buy...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 25th, 2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Re: Not what I wanted to hear about the Golden Princess

Hi
Been on lots and lots of cruises, the 15% tip on beverages is the norm on EVERY ship...but they also have a little spot on the bill where you can ADD and additional tip if you REALLY like your...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 25th, 2007, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 824
Posted By AlaskaGolden
Yes having Mainly ..Luggage Tags arriving in a...

Yes having Mainly ..Luggage Tags arriving in a DHL Courier pack is really a Waste of Money..I think IMHO.

They also had an UpSell and a PrePaid US MAIL #10 Envelope it also..


Downloading is...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 23rd, 2007, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By AlaskaGolden
The only problem with a taxi is the luggage...

The only problem with a taxi is the luggage space. If you have 3 or 4 people and 4 or 5 bags it might not fit. Something to consider.

Good point. If we have 3 people, we'll take the limo or the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines May 22nd, 2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By AlaskaGolden
We just got back from Alaska Cruise out of...

We just got back from Alaska Cruise out of Seattle. Use the shuttle.
It will cost you only $18.00 for shuttle compared to $40.00 for taxi. The Princess runs a very smooth deembarkation with the...
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