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  1. I've been looking at the John Hancock travel insurance, does anyone have any experience with them? They have a Primary medical, and decent amount of coverage and good evacuation/repatriation cover too, it seems much better than Princess and about the same cost.
  2. Quite often we take a bottle of wine into Crown Grill and sometimes they don''t charge us corkage, I am inclined to be more generous with a cash tip then. Works for me.
  3. I have been to one where a solo gentleman invited the Captains Circle hostess. Before you ask yes you would pay for her as well as yourself.
  4. Today these were delicious and like excellent Maine Lobstah! No complaints! The MDR lobster the other night were the usual little things, decently cooked but not a patch on todays. All in all it wasn't a bad way to spend 25 days, but very average, nothing much outstanding, missed ports, a little roughish weather, food was OK and sometimes great. service was OK, ship is a bit tired looking here and there but comfortable, and really that's pretty much enough for us after getting on for 800 days on Princess. Our opinion but YMMV!
  5. Williams first language is Afrikaans and I was not there at Trivia to hear what he said, in fact I have no idea whatsoever what he said, - and with my ethnicity etc believe me I am not making any excuses for him - but maybe he didn't realise what he was saying? His English has been a little unusual at times. He seems a nice enough lad otherwise. He needs to remember who owns 51% of Carnival who own Princess. Mickey Arison probably would have no sense of humor at all over that sort of thing. And nor do I though I am generally not over sensitive.
  6. On Crown at the moment William one of the host's first language is Afrikaans, he has a very good command of English but phrases some unusual questions in an Un-English way so its not always obvious what he wants for an answer - the B2B2B2B pro trivia team get it correct anyway but the rest of us are floundering
  7. Type 0 negative - mine - is Universal Donor so anyone can have it as there are no antigens in it. I believe the lady who needed it was actually A positive. So that would be ideal for her as well. The Medical Center was closed for the morning and early afternoon while the Doctor dealt with the emergency
  8. We were busy packing, which host was it? Will, William or Mark? Unthinkable!
  9. Delicious Cold Lobster Lunch in the Buffet served by the boss Chef there Denise They were never ending, plenty for everybody, and good oysters on the shell too
  10. We really should have got together to make up a good team early on, we have 3 total deadbeats on our team and one of them often has a negative effect on our score, we got 17 as well on that one, didn't get the Steve Rodgers or the A Line designer or one other I forget. We are poor on entertainment and sport.
  11. Thanks for the tip off about the new Princess GC availability, just went on there and bought another two $500 ones for $450 each . I don't have their insurance and had no points available until recently but just accrued some. Interestingly I have their APP on my phone tracking me and I seem to have been accruing points for safe slow driving without harsh acceleration or braking on my current transatlantic on Crown Princess.
  12. After reading Geoherbs post I went to Internet café yesterday afternoon and after a 2 or 3 minute friendly enough conversation with the manager he has promised to give me a 50% refund of what we paid for the 4 device 25 days package after initially trying to blame my laptop settings. Haven't checked my shipboard account yet, I did find it once on my Ocean app but it seems well hidden now, not obvious to me anyway so its a trip downstairs to check my account Yesterday evening around 6.30pm all our devices ceased getting internet, it didn't work again in our cabin until nearly midnight, we now seem to have our service routed via Miami rather than Luxemburg and it does seem a lot better.
  13. With entertainments crew in the junior positions you have to realize why they are doing the job, often its because either they can't get a job at home, or they want to see the world or that they come from a country with poor pay. Its not generally because they are exceptionally bright academically so its a struggle for some of them. Will is apparently 36 years of age and still the most junior position there is on the entertainment crew, having worked on several lines and seems unlikely to have bright promotion prospects or he would be in a more senior position by now. I do think he is trying his best but its tough for him. Trivia players are pernickety, and don't like getting dissed, what entertainment crew don't always remember is that we might appear to be useless old folk now but many of us have had long distinguished careers in professional capacities or we wouldn't have the money to cruise so much. I believe Will is going to Royal Princess next contract.
  14. Not that I can see apart from the Medallion thing and a revamped coffee bar and pizza and salty dog grill on deck 15 its much as it has been for years
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