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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:03 PM
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The change in debarking time is handled by the Passenger Services Desk, not the Captain's Circle representative.

The Passenger Services Desk (Elite line) will change your time and issue new appropriate color luggage tags. All you have to do is ask.

We have changed our time on several cruises and have had absolutely no problems.

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Old April 24th, 2012, 01:08 PM
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[quote=Eagle Eye;33466505]What's going to be next after Elite?

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Where were you sailing?

I've heard stories about those who are platinum being invited but think that's an "urban legend"...LOL!
A few years ago on a Tahiti Cruise on the Tahitian Princess when we were still Platinum, we were invited to the most traveled passengers luncheon. It was a real surprise and we had a great time at the lunceon.
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o If you want the walkoff with your luggage option, fill out the form that comes to your cabin and bring it to the Purser's desk as soon as possible after you get it.
I don't understand what the form is for? We never filled out anything on our trip last summer, but did the early walk off with luggage anyway. No one batted an eye at us. Can someone explain the form?
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I don't understand what the form is for? We never filled out anything on our trip last summer, but did the early walk off with luggage anyway. No one batted an eye at us. Can someone explain the form?

There is a form sent to the cabin, usually midway in the cruise, asking what your disembarkation preference is. I have seen this done two ways.

1) A form just about the walkoff option. If you want it, you fill it out and bring it to the purser's desk. For everybody else:
a) If you were on Princess booked air or had booked Princess transfer to the airport, they knew what time you had to leave and assigned your departure time accordingly.
b) If you were on a Princess tour that day, you were assigned a time to meet with your tour group.
c) If you were with an organized travel group, you were assigned a time for that group.
d) All other passengers were assigned a time based on the deck they were on. If you wanted a different time, you could request it at the Purser's desk.

2) The form asks if you want walkoff or if you would like a specific time. You turn the form in at the Pursor's desk. Those in categories a,b or c above would not get the form.

You should have received colored disembarkation luggage tags in your cabin along with a list of what color tag was to meet where and when. Did you not receive these? If not, how did you klnow where to meet for your disembarkation and at what time?

As far as Princess not batting an eye when you walked off, since they do not verify which group you were supposed to disembark with, they could not tell you had not signed up for self-disembarkation.
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I don't understand what the form is for? We never filled out anything on our trip last summer, but did the early walk off with luggage anyway. No one batted an eye at us. Can someone explain the form?
Caribill explained it perfectly, but here's a photo from our last cruise:

http://pescadoamarillo2012.blogspot....6_archive.html
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We are Elite level now, but a few years ago when we were Platinum we were invited to the Captain's Cocktail Party. Must not have been many Elites that wanted to go. Since we have been Elite, we have not been invited to a Cocktail Party or Lunch. Go figure.
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Where were you sailing?

I've heard stories about those who are platinum being invited but think that's an "urban legend"...LOL!
See my earlier response. Ours was an Alaska Inside Passage, and we got invited as Platinum. Really!
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Yeah, you never know when it's going to happen. We only had 20 Elites on my OP sailing. I was shocked. Even Platinums were invited. I wasn't interested in going to the luncheon, but I did enjoy the bridge tour.
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Yeah, you never know when it's going to happen. We only had 20 Elites on my OP sailing. I was shocked. Even Platinums were invited. I wasn't interested in going to the luncheon, but I did enjoy the bridge tour.
And there were 503 elites on our recent Star Princess cruise.
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Alaskan cruises draw a lot of first-time cruisers. On our last Alaskan Cruise we were the third-highest number of days.
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You should have received colored disembarkation luggage tags in your cabin along with a list of what color tag was to meet where and when. Did you not receive these? If not, how did you klnow where to meet for your disembarkation and at what time?

As far as Princess not batting an eye when you walked off, since they do not verify which group you were supposed to disembark with, they could not tell you had not signed up for self-disembarkation.
Sorry, I wasn't clear. I really wanted to know WHY they have the form at all. I did receive colored tags, I simply chose to self disembark. The only point I could see to having filled out a form in advance, is maybe then they don't bother assigning colored tags, so it's a little less work and doesn't waste tags I won't use. But I don't know if they would NOT assign colored tags if I HAD filled out the form. Is that what they do? Or is there another reason for having the form?? Sorry I know this is a little OT...
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