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  1. If you're spending any time in Santiago, you'll have a chance to use your summer clothes there. Temps have been in the 90's and are dropping a little into the mid-80's over the next week or so.
  2. In one of the ports, Nanortalik, there was only a small pier and room for one tender to unload at a time. Our dinner mates said they sat in the tender at the pier for an hour waiting for their turn to unload. If Nanortalik wants cruise traffic, they need to build a pier that can accommodate more than one tender.
  3. Hi Hank, I would agree with you except the lady giving out the tickets at that time was the future cruise consultant, who should be senior enough with Princess to not be confused on the policy. I had been to the future cruise office a couple of times so I recognized her. When she relented, she kind of scoffed and said "let's just make this an easy day", indicating that she felt I was gaming the system and not that she realized her error. At the time it puzzled me more than anything because this was my husband's first cruise as elite so I thought maybe I had misunderstood the tender policy. I'm glad to be clear on it now because we are leaving for South America and want to tender off as early as possible in the Falklands.
  4. Funny you should mention that...we were on the same CB cruise to Greenland. My husband is elite and I am platinum. The lady giving out tickets refused me one, saying sorry, elites only. I told her I was the elite's spouse and in the same stateroom, and she still tried to send me away saying there were too many elites on board to give tickets to non-elites. I waved my arm at the otherwise empty dining room (literally, there was absolutely no one else in there) and she finally relented. We didn't even have time to sit down before they called us down to the tender. I realize that tendering was a bit of a mess on that cruise, but really.
  5. Or download and use WhatsApp. You can message, voice message, or call using wifi to any of your contacts who also have WhatsApp. Take and send photos, too.
  6. We, too, are on the cruise from Santiago right after yours, so we'll be following your journey. Very glad to hear that there are lectures on Antarctica. After your days cruising Antarctica, can you give us a run down on what clothes you found useful? Yes, I know...layers; but I'd love a first hand account from someone who is actually there around the same time of year we'll be there. Would be very appreciated! One more think, can you tell us who is the cruise director?
  7. I've had this problem too. I logged into Princess from a different browser and then it worked. Sorry, can't remember which browser worked and which one didn't, but using Firefox instead of Explorer (for example only) worked for me.
  8. Oops, I have to correct myself. I didn't realize that the 12-day cruise I booked is part of a 24-day back to back. So it actually turns out that the blocked cabins are held for the other itinerary. Never mind...
  9. We booked this one, too! We chose the 9/8/2021 itinerary because it substitutes another port for Ravenna, which we've visited before. Loved the mosaics, but we've seen them and now we get to see somewhere new. We did Venice to Rome on the Pacific a couple of years ago, and it remains one of our favorites. My gripe is that the cruises didn't show up for me until about 12:30 ET, and when they finally did, blocks of cabins were already unavailable. Since they weren't individual cabins here and there, but sections of cabins, they must have been taken by TAs. Kind of dilutes the "elite booking window" benefit.
  10. I just checked, almost 12:30 ET and don't see them yet....logged in so they should show up, right?
  11. My email also mentions a 2-for-1 deposit, although I'm not sure how that works. Especially with an FCD.
  12. My email mentioned 2021 Alaska, Europe and Japan.
  13. Monday will be my first time booking during the elite booking window. 😁 Can I book a courtesy hold during this window, or do I need to put down an actual deposit and make it official?
  14. When we did this same cruise last August we were also told that boarding would start late, I think it was maybe 2pm. We showed up at 1 and walked right on. There were already many people on board, and some of them said that they boarded at the normal time of 11:30 or so. YMMV but I would show up at whatever time your usually board.
  15. You now need to ask for the Log of the Cruise if you want one. I have to shake my head, though, when the reason they give is to save paper. They aren't very concerned about that with all the art auction and Lotus spa ads they leave in my room....
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