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  1. Call the airline. They will take care of it for you.
  2. Sorry I don’t know the answer to your question. However, I thought I would use your post as the basis for discussing TA OBC. Two experiences on our Ama cruise earlier this year. 1. We met a couple whose TA awarded them OBC. Unfortunately, Ama converted the $US to Euros at a very unfavorable exchange rate, so they didn’t get the full benefit of the TA’s “gift.” 2. Our TA mailed us a check after she received her commission shortly after we returned home. We got everything she wanted us to have. So, while any OBC is better than nothing, if possible, have your TA give you a rebate rather than OBC. Either way, I’m sure you’ll enjoy the Ama experience.
  3. Just got off the Prima a few days ago. I doubt they would give you a bottle. But, you can probably ask for two glasses each and take them back to your cabin. That should last you until dinner when the wine will flow freely.
  4. No worries. We are on the Ama Prima now. No problem choosing bike tours once aboard.
  5. Here is the notice from Princess: ——————— Thank you for your attention to this notification.Please be advised that due to an incident at the Grand Bahamas shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas, Island Princess' scheduled maintenance period has been changed, and as a result your client's 14-day Mediterranean & Israel voyage departing Friday, November 6, 2020 has been cancelled. Should your clients decide to rebook to any other voyage, they will receive an onboard credit of USD $15 per person (credit applies to first two guests on the booking; replacement cruise must be booked by December 31, 2019), and you will receive bonus commission of USD $25. Guests who move to Island Princess' 14-day Mediterranean & Israel voyage departing on Sunday, November 22, 2020 (on sale Friday, May 24, 2019) will be given additional OBC (per stateroom): $100 for inside, oceanview and balcony staterooms and $150 for mini-suites and suites. We will be reaching out to you to discuss your clients' plans, or you may contact us. If we do not hear from you within 30 days, we will process a refund of any payments received to the original form of payment. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this cancellation may cause.
  6. Thank you for the prompt response.
  7. Thanks for this thread. I spent a good deal of time trying to get through the entire thread this morning. We have been dedicated Princess cruisers and are thinking of making a change. This thread and others have given us lots to chew on. We certainly see some great advantages VO offers over Princess. We also see some significant deficiencies for us...e.g., the need to pay very early, the very limited, and comparatively user-unfriendly air program, and no casino (I go to that "spa" while DW goes to hers.) None of those are deal-breakers just something for us to consider. Given the years and 765 postings, I'm surprised one topic hasn't arisen. (Or, I have just missed it.) We usually cruise with friends in adjacent balcony cabins and enjoy having the divider between cabins opened, so we can socialize. Most, but not all, Princess balconies have a small door the steward can unlock allowing us to move from one to the other. Do the Viking balconies have that opening? If so, are they functional between all adjacent cabins? Again, thanks to Roothie and all prior posters for providing a wealth of information.
  8. Just boarded the Grand. Chair and table are in our Caribe deck balcony cabin.
  9. Yes, you can drop bags then drive to the garage. You can walk back to the terminal in roughly five minutes if the Embarcadero traffic light is green
  10. There are lots of posts re EZ Air to be found on this board. to be succinct, here are answers to your questions: 1. Flexible tickets are often less expensive than restricted. Nobody but the airline gods knows why. But, it is the only way to go because you can make changes--or simply cancel--without penalty up to 45 days prior to departure. 2. No, the price won't go up as long as you don't make any changes. Naturally, you will pay the prices current at the time of your change--maybe higher; maybe lower. 3. Neither Princess nor any travel consolidator can guarantee the airlines won't change flights. You have the same risk when you book directly with any airline. 4. The only advantage of paying for the flights early is that some airlines won't allow you to pick seats until paid. Paying early negates the biggest advantage of choosing flexible fares--any changes after that will be subject to the new fare and probably change fees. I am a big fan of EZ Air. Earlier today I booked a flexible fare to Montreal from California and from Ft. Lauderdale back to California for $120 per person less than the same flights could be booked directly with Delta. The flights are next October, and I know Delta is likely to tweak the schedule between now and then. However, I am locked in at a great rate and can make changes without penalty if necessary. Meanwhile the money for airfare stays in my pocket. Good luck.
  11. Thank you. I agree about Ama extensions, and that’s why I’m exploring other options.
  12. We are beginning a cruise in Basel next year and am curious about your time in Lucerne? Did you take an Ama extension? Or, did you do it on your own. If on your own, did you go there from the Zurich airport? How did you get there? Where did you stay? Tours? etc. Thanks
  13. Take care of her. We get on for the reverse itinerary when you get off. Have a great cruise.
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