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Forum: Celebrity December 19th, 2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,461
Posted By RichC
We've avoided Celebrity for quire a few years as...

We've avoided Celebrity for quire a few years as I thought of them as being a little stuffy and to formal. Now I'll be taking a look at a future cruise just to have a change from Princess. Great news...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 13th, 2015, 03:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,175
Posted By RichC
Currently on the Royal most people are dressing...

Currently on the Royal most people are dressing on formal nights but they still don't enforce the dress code in the dining rooms. Just dress pants & a short sleeve dress shirt will suffice if you...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing November 10th, 2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,175
Posted By RichC
Sounds interesting. I'll have to find out more...

Sounds interesting. I'll have to find out more info after I get home from out trip on the Royal Princess.
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing October 26th, 2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,175
Posted By RichC
"required" is a term most of the cruise lines use...

"required" is a term most of the cruise lines use loosely. :rolleyes:
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing October 25th, 2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 19,175
Posted By RichC
It's all about the $$ they make on formal nights....

It's all about the $$ they make on formal nights. They sell more wine, photo's and after dinner drinks compared to other nights and possible make more money in the casino. That's why they'll never do...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 24th, 2015, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RichC
How many days at a time did you leave your car...

How many days at a time did you leave your car there?
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 24th, 2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RichC
From what I see online they charge by the day...

From what I see online they charge by the day after around 14 days and when you add that to the cost for a one night stay it's very close or more than what the bus costs us.
Oh well.
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 22nd, 2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RichC
That's pretty much what I've been seeing so I...

That's pretty much what I've been seeing so I guess the best option is to return to using the bus.:(
Life's tough. ;)
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 20th, 2015, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RichC
30 days in fort Lauderdale....but this next trip...

30 days in fort Lauderdale....but this next trip we went back to using the bus since our normal parking facility went to $10.50 per day. The bus is just OK but driving is so much better. We can leave...
Forum: Cruise Dress / Packing October 20th, 2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,509
Posted By RichC
I've given up on packing a dozen pairs of...

I've given up on packing a dozen pairs of underwear or socks when a couple of pairs will suffice? Why bother when they can be washed out every day in the sink....and we get free laundry that we...
Forum: Ask CruiseMates Staff October 20th, 2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 759
Posted By RichC
I'm still trying to find a decent hotel in Ft...

I'm still trying to find a decent hotel in Ft Lauderdale (under $100) that offers unlimited free parking if you stay one night. The best that I can come up with is around 14 days & they begin...
Forum: All Things Cruising October 20th, 2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By RichC
Princess is following the trent and raising their...

Princess is following the trent and raising their gratuities.

Remember when gratuities use to be voluntary? Now, it's a 'charge' that you pretty much are required to pay.

Pete

I still...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines September 26th, 2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,011
Posted By RichC
Occasionally we're had some so-so mattresses but...

Occasionally we're had some so-so mattresses but most of them are acceptable.
We've also found that the egg create foam things don't do much to help a bad mattress & have gave up on them. I also...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 16th, 2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By RichC
I try to have at least $100 per cruise of credit...

I try to have at least $100 per cruise of credit card on board credit but sometimes it tough considering we do B2B2B cruises at least twice a year. I guess we don't charge as much as some people do.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 14th, 2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By RichC
Somehow we always "need to". :wink: I can't...

Somehow we always "need to". :wink:
I can't imagine having to spend all our credit on the ship for things we don't actually want or need.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 13th, 2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By RichC
We always open a casino account at one of the...

We always open a casino account at one of the machines in the casino after we board & transfer all our on board credit into it.
There's no need to go to the pass serv. deck to do it.
At that...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 10th, 2015, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,450
Posted By RichC
I suspect they do have it on board but there's no...

I suspect they do have it on board but there's no problem with bringing your own.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 10th, 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 975
Posted By RichC
I don't have any photo's of the Emerald but on...

I don't have any photo's of the Emerald but on our last Caribbean Princess trip we had 2 bunk beds which stuck out & we keep hitting our heads when getting up. :shock: We were forced to separate the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines July 10th, 2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,157
Posted By RichC
I believe they say it should be used on the ship...

I believe they say it should be used on the ship but I've never really tested it. We either use it for gratuities or in the casino AND if it's not all used up we just cash out a day or so before the...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines March 30th, 2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,496
Posted By RichC
We do likewise & still eat in the dining room on...

We do likewise & still eat in the dining room on formal nights although we do take 1 suitcase each. We hate to miss out on all the better meals which are offered formal night but have learned over...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines February 27th, 2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By RichC
Most cabin credit is refundable at the PSD so ask...

Most cabin credit is refundable at the PSD so ask for it as soon as you arrive. Any remainder can be used for gratuities.
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines January 23rd, 2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,357
Posted By RichC
The TA that we use also does the same thing with...

The TA that we use also does the same thing with cabin credits & discounts. They want to make it as confusing as possible to keep people guessing how much of a break they get on a particular trip....
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines December 24th, 2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,809
Posted By RichC
We meet the same crew members many times that...

We meet the same crew members many times that we've made friends with from previous ships. It's nice to see an old familiar face.....as a matter of fact we caught up with a bar server on the street...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines December 24th, 2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,440
Posted By RichC
The new Princess balconies are the smallest of...

The new Princess balconies are the smallest of any former Princess ships. So small that you can't even have your back to the wall & turn fully towards the ocean. There's no way anyone could possible...
Forum: Princess Cruise Lines October 30th, 2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,496
Posted By RichC
Princess is very lenient about enforcement of the...

Princess is very lenient about enforcement of the dress code on formal nights and something a dressy as a pair of dress pants & long sleeve dress shirt will suffice.
On casual evenings just about...
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