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  1. Pam in CA

    Passenger Bill of Rights Just Released

    The CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) has just announced a new Passenger Bill of Rights. All of the major cruise lines belong to and abide by CLIA standards. http://cruising.org/regulatory/news/press_releases/2013/05/cruise-industry-adopts-passenger-bill-rights I don't mean to...
  2. Pam in CA

    New Royal Princess Godmother: Duchess of Cambridge

    Princess Cruise Lines announced today that the Duchess of Cambridge (formerly Kate Middleton) will be the Godmother of the new Royal Princess. I'm personally thrilled since I've sailed on the two previous Royal Princesses and always loved seeing the portrait of Princess Diana in the original...
  3. Pam in CA

    Distributing Ashes at Sea

    This is a sensitive subject and one many don't realize can be done. Perhaps a few years ago this would be unthinkable but today, most cruise lines will accommodate a request. This is something I wrote three years ago on this subject and I was astonished at the number of people who emailed me...
  4. Pam in CA

    Crown Princess Western Caribbean 2/9-16/13 Journal

    My friend, Pat, mentioned in an email in December that she'd love to get away from the New England winter and go somewhere warm. Since we live 3,000 miles from each other, we decided on meeting sort of half way in Houston. We found a Flash sale price for great cabins on Caribe next to each...
  5. Pam in CA

    Diamond Princess 11/13 Drydock Canceled

    The Diamond's dry dock next November (2013) has been canceled. Princess has scheduled two new itineraries instead: The first is an eleven-night cruise in Southeast Asia round trip from Singapore on October 24 (2013). It will call at Brunei, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam...
  6. Pam in CA

    November 2013 Drydock Canceled

    The Diamond's dry dock next November (2013) has been canceled. Princess has scheduled two new itineraries instead: The first is an eleven-night cruise in Southeast Asia round trip from Singapore on October 24 (2013). It will call at Brunei, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam...
  7. Pam in CA

    Carnival Corporation Announces Additional Dividend

    Carnival Corporation & Plc, which owns Carnival Cruise Lines, Princess, HAL, Cunard, Seabourn, Costa, etc. announced this morning that they are declaring an extra dividend of $0.50 per share in December in addition to the $0.50 per share already announced...
  8. Pam in CA

    Incorrect Travel Docs

    Two things I don't understand are why many Americans refuse to get a passport when cruising and don't get insurance or if they do get insurance, don't know what is or isn't covered. Here's a story about a woman cruising with her family who was denied boarding a cruise because she didn't have a...
  9. Pam in CA

    Carnival Changing It's "Future Carnival Vacation Program"

    I was going to post this on the Carnival boards but I think this is a hot topic for all cruise lines since often, what one line does, others follow. Here's a link to the announcement: https://www.goccl.com/content/news_and_alerts/documents/FAQ_Future_Carnival_Vacations_Program_091112_final.pdf...
  10. Pam in CA

    There's an app for that...

    Many of us use smartphones at home and on a cruise. I'm one of them so I thought I would share some of my favorite apps I use for cruising. I have an iPhone so these apps are what I use. I don't know if all of them are available on Android phones. -- TapaTalk -- FREE This app allows you to...
  11. Pam in CA

    Chair Hogs Being Eliminated

    About a month ago, Carnival tested a new anti-chair hog system around the pool on the Carnival Breeze. It's worked so well, it's being expanded fleetwide. Chair hogs have been a hot topic of conversation for as long as I've been cruising (1980) and they've always been a problem. This new...
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