FUN-travel: Berlin to Warnemünde – Princess Baltic Cruise Day 1

July 26, 2014 by  

Day 20 – Sunday, July 20 – Berlin to Warnemünde – Princess Baltic Cruise Day 1 – blue skies – 80’s

What I LIKE Berlin, Germany 2014 4

  • 8:00 – wake up to more Via
  • 11:45 – check out
  • Don’t pay any internet charges
  • 12:00 – ordered taxi big enough to handle bags
  • 12:20 – arrive Tegel Airport
  • 12:30 – unload bags
  • 12:40 – locate Princess Cruise contact
  • 12:45 – head to Hertz to haggle price
  • – have to argue/plead/put more grief into it!
  • 1:00 – finally get them to take $160 off!
  • 1:05 – lunch @ Starbucks – 2 iced lattes & 2 sandwiches – 1 club 1 chicken cheese pretzel = $17 Euro
  • 2:00 – Princess rep meet up
  • 2:05 – load bags
  • 2:20 – depart
  • 4:10 – bus stops for break
  • 5:15 – arrive port Warnemünde
  • Very organized quick check in
  • – Royal Princess is new ship – June 2103
  • – ship had itinerary & time that fit our schedule
  • 7:30 – safety drill
  • 8:15 – dinner @ anytime dining room
  • – no assigned seating or time

FUN-food – Caesar salads (too much dressing for me) – red, white & kidney bean cassoulet, Thai grilled shrimp w/rice – OMG! Better than anything we ate on the Uniworld River Cruise – Paso Robles, Ancient Peaks 2011 Merlot – VG! Have to pay additional charge of $5 because it is “priced higher than package.”

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Berlin Wall

  • 8:45 – buy our wine & cappuccino “packages”
  • Jigger our waiter from Philippines VG too!
  • Midnight night night

VG = Very Good

What I DON’T LIKE

  • Foot cramps during night
  • No wifi @ airport Starbucks – Really!
  • Scenery on road pretty boring
  • Huge ship! Prefer smaller
  • Lose 1 hr – clock change

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FUN-fact – Princess charges for everything. But to ease the pain of that they sell “packages” that have been discounted. For Example: You get a punch card for 15 specialty coffees or gelatos for $29 and save 25%. All packages are subject to a 15% tip. The wine package allows you to buy 7, 10 or 12 bottles and save an average of 20 to 30%.

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