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  1. Gobsmacked ! How nasty.
  2. I can't think of a worse way to pass an hour, especially if some people have a win at all costs attitude.
  3. There is an obsession on this site regarding gratuities. Why worry ? Either accept the statement Princess have made regarding the amount and where they go or don't sail on their ships.
  4. Booked in Feb this year for Nov next year. Latest was a bargain, booked on the Sunday sailed on the Wednesday. 15 nights Trans Atlantic from Malaga to Barbados, balcony and return flights from Manchester UK, £750.
  5. As always diverse views on tipping. It is a cultural thing, most of us Brits will tip for good service but not to the levels that Americans do. We have an 18 night cruise next year and to pay about £400 for tips, plus 18% on top of all drinks is just crazy to me. I know many will want to slam me but that is the way I am conditioned and after 70 plus years I am not going to change now. Auto tipping will be adjusted and I will be content.
  6. Having cruised with Fred Olsen and many other lines, IMO it is the worst by far. Old ships and even older passengers. Now before I get slammed, I am 73 so am no spring chicken. The average age on our FO cruise must have been 80 and many were travelling single and could hardly walk, even with aides. We were constantly helping people who had fallen and again IMO should not have been allowed to travel. Food was very average, so was the entertainment.
  7. Thanks for the replies, even those from the miseries !!!!
  8. We will be on board the Regal in Nov 2020 when the Regal will cross the Equator on our way to Sydney. Anyone had this experience on board a Princess ship ? I assume there will be a deck party.
  9. If you have extra days I would recommend Lake Garda. Train from Venice takes one and a half hours and first class is cheap.
  10. The Captain or Master is always in charge. Pilots are experts who advise.
  11. Regal. Repositioning in October 2020 from Southampton to Sydney.
  12. If any additional tip goes into the pool, your steward, waiter, will be lucky to get 10 cents ! Is that really worth paying out another $20, $50 or even $100 if that individual gets such a miniscule amount ?
  13. I do not wish to high jack this thread, but seeing it is entitled Questions about Medallion Net, here goes. Cruising next year from Singapore to Sydney. Do you think it will work during that cruise ?
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