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  1. 20 hours ago, billco said:

    We won a few battles, but Princess won the war.

    I posted about the workaround four months back and have sailed on her since. I was surprised to learn that the old way of doing things no longer worked (they changed the ability to switch inputs as many have mentioned), but lo and behold...just in case, I brought my own remote and voila!  We WIN again!

  2. I have stayed in three out of four of these cabins on several of the ships (Royal, Majestic and Discovery) and will say that if you are at all prone to sea sickness, forget about it!  Also, you absolutely MUST be sure to have the balcony slider all the way closed before you open the stateroom door as the wind tunnel it creates when both doors are open is INTENSE (this gets old for me because I order food/drinks to the room a lot or have family members in and out often). I have had stewards tie down the furniture more often than I haven't which is a bummer for that morning coffee (having to untie everything myself before sitting). One other thing I didn't see mentioned is that the size of the couch is not as large as the ones in other CC mini's. It's awkwardly small; a 5'6" tall person cannot fit lying down.  


    All that said, the balcony is indeed much bigger (but the living space is considerably smaller than all other CC mini's) so it really all depends on what is a priority for you. 

  3. Apologies for not posting in a bit (having too much fun in the ports:).  Today is disembarkation day and I racked up a total of twenty-one entries into the raffle. Last evening, I won another $25 (in cash) at that raffle. So a total of $75 won ($50 in onboard credit and $25 in cash).  


    Having the Princess Prizes on the screen was a fun little experience to have each time we entered the cabin (while the casino was open) but I don't think I will purchase the Premier Package again as most of the expensive wines I like by the glass were no longer available a few days into the cruise and we didn't really take a bunch of pictures. 


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  4. 13 hours ago, BrandiGreg said:

    I hardly ever complain, but tonight I ordered goat cheese souffle, one of Princess' best dishes that I have had on each of my prior 55 cruises. However, tonight it was LUMPY MASHED POTATOES in the shape of the souffle.  Who do they think they are fooling?  And it was served with a pile of arugula and thin potato slices.  Totally ridiculous. 


    We had supper in CC around 8PM and also served the mashed potato soufflé  imposter. What the hell happened, I wonder?

  5. Since this system is new to me and it's my first purchase of the Premier Package, I thought I'd start a little "live" report of what we're winning. 


    A few basics I've learned thus far:

    -game only works when the casino is open

    -if you have an underage passenger, their medallion won't activate the game upon entering

    -game resets after a few minutes

    -you need to look on the app to see what you've won (door simply displays "congrats!" or "better luck next time"



    Day 1 (embarkation): won two entries into the end-of-the-cruise raffle

    Day 2 (at sea): won several entries into the EOTC raffle and $25 onboard credit

    Day 3 (at sea): won another entry into the EOTC raffle and another $25 onboard credit

    Day 4 (Loreto): docked all day thus far, but will update if we win anything tonight:-) 


    I'd love to know what others are winning or thoughts on experiences as a whole with this part of the Premier Package.

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  6. 10 hours ago, CruiseRookieSteve said:

    The Langmeil Valley Floor Shiraz is quite good. They have it at Crooner's and some other bars by the glaas. They have my favorite Italian wine, Amaroni, at the Crown Grill Bar by the glass. Grgich Hills Estate is always good. They have his Merlot by the glass at the Crown Grill Bar. Grgrich is the winemaker that made one of the wines that won "The Judgement of Paris" that put Napa on the map in the 1970s. He played a cameo role in the movie "Bottle Shock".

    Thank you for this little treasure trove of info (I forgot to add Grgrich to my list of regulars while dining in CC)! As to the wine tasting, I've attended several in the past but have yet to sign up for Sunday.  I have the Premier Package and am left wondering if the wine tasting is worth the cost of admission? 

  7. 49 minutes ago, CruiseRookieSteve said:

    Thanks for sharing! I've had the 2014 Tensley Syrah and rated it as Very Good to Excellent. I don't think I've had Ehret but I've had a number of other bold and intense red wines from Knights Valley that I've rated very highly. I don't think I've had either of the other two, but they look like great wines.  I sure wish they had not put The Salty Dog Gastropub in place of Vines Wine Bar. I've been searching the various bars to find which, if any of them, have some well structured bold red wines by the glass. I've found that a lot of them have Duckhorn Paraduxx by the glass even though it is not on their wine list by the glass. The Take Five Jazz Lounge has it. A number of bars also have the Langmell Valley Floor Shiraz, Silverado Cabernet Sauvignon, and Grigich Hills Merlot by the glass even though most of them list it as only by the bottle on their wine menus.

    I've been drinking the Duckhorn Paraduxx with a few glasses of Silverado here and there.  Any other red wines by the glass you deem worthy? I believe I saw a Caymus @ some point...

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  8. 1 hour ago, iamaqt2 said:

    Yes.. that's great for people who live within driving distance.  It sounds like they'll make it with a long drive. But very few people have the option of driving to the port and parking.   If they did, they wouldn't be flying.

    Indeed.  My heart goes out to everyone who has been looking forward to this vacation and who are now stuck without transportation to the ship.  Such a shame. 

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  9. 3 hours ago, Joelocal said:

    Soutwest cancelled our flight into Long Beach tomorrow afternoon. Looks like we will be driving down from Northeren CA. We didn't get a notice from SW. We looked up our flight.

    We hope others don't get cancelled. 

    As they say in Reno  "Good Luck"

    Fabulous that you found a solution!  I'm afraid that many folks will wake up (or show up) to cancellations tomorrow.  Parking at the port is super easy and will cost you around $20 a day.  It's so nice to be able to walk off the ship and straight to your car and by the time you pay for an uber from the airport and your hotel, it's worth it.

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