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Forum: Princess Cruises 04-26-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Kate Ashlock
The ice cream they sell is Hagen Daz and it is...

The ice cream they sell is Hagen Daz and it is priced accordingly ($3 per cone, $4-5 per sundae). Honestly, with so much free food included, I've never felt the need to purchase this sort of thing.
Forum: Princess Cruises 04-24-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Kate Ashlock
For both pastry and ice cream there are...

For both pastry and ice cream there are speciality areas where there is a charge for this.

For both items however, there are times when these items are included with your meal - i.e. as dessert. ...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 04-08-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By Kate Ashlock
It's always tempting to get to the pier early so...

It's always tempting to get to the pier early so you can get the party started!

The reality is that the party for early goers is often a long wait in line ups - you can see the boat but you're not...
Forum: Princess Cruises 04-08-2006, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,628
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I sympathize Excel because I found the tips and...

I sympathize Excel because I found the tips and other shipboard charges really added up. And while this isn't the case for all cruisers, to me the cost of the flight, cruise and other...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 03-31-2006, 01:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,466
Posted By Kate Ashlock
While I've heard excellent things about the...

While I've heard excellent things about the stingrays, it's not everyone's cup of tea (myself included).

I would also recommend the Jeep island tour, you'll likely get to see the turtles, the rum...
Forum: Princess Cruises 03-20-2006, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Kate Ashlock
That really is too bad. I have to agree that the...

That really is too bad. I have to agree that the reason for this is because the crew onboard was limited (or non existent). With that being said, it's pretty normal to shut down the buffet on...
Forum: Princess Cruises 03-11-2006, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,040
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Hi all Since my original post, I've learned...

Hi all

Since my original post, I've learned a lot more info, some of which I got by writing to Princess directly.

The Crown sounds great, and we're scheduled on two cruises with her....
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-06-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Kate Ashlock
There are definitely lots of cabs about and not...

There are definitely lots of cabs about and not having to wait until the transfer bus is full is a plus IMO.

You'll likely find the cost about the same (less is anything).
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-06-2006, 12:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,840
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I have not used a cruise brochure since booking...

I have not used a cruise brochure since booking my first cruise. The main reason why is boards such as this that provide a wealth of more realistic information. Also, since the same info is on the...
Forum: Princess Cruises 03-06-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 808
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Hmmm interesting .. most people like the thought...

Hmmm interesting .. most people like the thought that their funds go directly to the person who treated them well.

If you really want to make sure someone gets special recognition, you can leave...
Forum: Princess Cruises 03-06-2006, 12:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I think the price difference is definitely...

I think the price difference is definitely because of the hurricane concern. Obviously any of the crusielines steer far away from the actual hurricanes, but it's possible (more likely than, say in...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-05-2006, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 784
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Thanks for the link - I saw this on the news but...

Thanks for the link - I saw this on the news but missed almost the entire story.

I think those stats speak for themselves ... while foul play is always possible (as with any vacation!) the overall...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-03-2006, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,870
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Great question ... I would agree with the local...

Great question ... I would agree with the local tour aspect. Work with your local tourism board and from your own knowledge to determine what some highlights might be. I, for one, love booking...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-03-2006, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 653
Posted By Kate Ashlock
To my knowledge, Princess is the only line that...

To my knowledge, Princess is the only line that uses freshwater pools ...

In my experience, the pools can be pretty crowded particularly on sea days with nice weather. They also aren't olympics...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 03-03-2006, 01:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,707
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Believe me gang, I have no issues with sea days. ...

Believe me gang, I have no issues with sea days. I cruise not just to see the ports, but also for the shipboard experience.

My travelling companions, on the other hand, not as much ...

We're...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 02-24-2006, 06:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,747
Posted By Kate Ashlock
You do have to pay to get into the resort, and...

You do have to pay to get into the resort, and it's about $30pp. I've been told that if you get there early (before 8am) then you can simply walk in and spend your day, since there is no one to...
Forum: Princess Cruises 02-23-2006, 06:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,219
Posted By Kate Ashlock
It depends on the ship .. some rooms on Riviera...

It depends on the ship .. some rooms on Riviera are directly below the Lido deck which means there could be scraping noises from the deck chairs in the mornings etc. Other than that,you are nice and...
Forum: Princess Cruises 02-23-2006, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 859
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Yes it does ... but I've heard the corkage fee is...

Yes it does ... but I've heard the corkage fee is not always charged, plan for it and they don't then you can count yourself lucky. It's nice to enjoy wine in your room and/or on your balcony if you...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 02-23-2006, 08:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,413
Posted By Kate Ashlock
Hi Laura Service is part of it, but what...

Hi Laura

Service is part of it, but what service aspects are unique unless something goes wrong on the trip? Price is important to me, as is the addition of bonuses (in order of preference,...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 02-20-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,102
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I've been on all three lines but not had the vow...

I've been on all three lines but not had the vow renewal ceremony. I do have friends that got married on Princess and found it very romantic. (one note, you must buy their photos if you want them...
Forum: General Cruise Chat 02-20-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,909
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I think you can get it both ways. We use a site...

I think you can get it both ways. We use a site where you can compare prices from online agencies and they had MUCH better deals than my local TA for our September cruise.

However, for our Jan...
Forum: Royal Caribbean Cruise Line 02-20-2006, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,309
Posted By Kate Ashlock
We have friends that heard a tip that if you...

We have friends that heard a tip that if you arrive in Atlantis early am (ie, before 8am) there are no security at the entrance gate and you can simply walk in, and enjoy the facilities they would...
Forum: Princess Cruises 02-16-2006, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I'm taking her in September and again in January...

I'm taking her in September and again in January 2007. I've got lots of details because I've doing research.

We've been on the Caribbean Princess and expect she will be similar (Cafe Caribe,...
Forum: Celebrity Cruises 02-15-2006, 11:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 34,739
Posted By Kate Ashlock
I've not been on Celebrity but have enjoyed...

I've not been on Celebrity but have enjoyed Princess the most of our three cruises. That being said, I don't think you can have a bad cruise.

We are in our 30s and found Princess had the best mix...
Forum: Caribbean Port Chat 02-15-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By Kate Ashlock
A taxi will take you just about anywhere - it...

A taxi will take you just about anywhere - it doesn't hurt to check on the fare first and have your own idea of where you are going.

I am fair skinned and really enjoyed Coco Cay, but I did get...
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