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  1. Similar experience to beg3yrs. I went to the BA website using the confirmation number I got got from EZ Air. Seat selection became available after I completed all passenger info. I did not need to speak to anyone. Good luck.
  2. Just had an issue with EZ Air. It wouldn't let me select a return flight even after showing choices. I tried iPad, Chrome and Edge before trying Windows Explorer. Believe it or not, only Explorer worked. So, keep trying different browsers until one works. It was worth the effort because I was able to rebook November/December flights to/from Rome with better schedules at lower prices. Yes, I realize the likelihood of the cruise happening probably decreases at the same, or faster, rate as the airfares.😨 However, there is nothing to lose with flexible pricing.
  3. Thanks Coral and dearinger. Now I know and can take that wishful option off the table.
  4. Thanks for the quick reply. To be clear, did you cancel the cruise or did Princess?
  5. Has anyone been able to keep their paid for EZ Air when a cruise is canceled? Here is the scenario behind the question--- --We have a third party land tour in Italy followed by a Princess cruise in and out of Rome booked for the fall. We now have flexible EZ air booked to arrive in Italy in time for our land tour and departing at the end of the cruise. --Obviously, we would not take the land tour or cruise if current travel restrictions hold. --On the other hand, we fully intend to go if travel restrictions are removed, and the cruise takes place. Clearly, that is our preferred outcome. --However, I can envision a third scenario where the travel restrictions to Italy are eased and our land tour takes place while Princess decides to cancel the cruise for any number of reasons. In that case, I would love to keep the EZ air reservation and just extend our time on land. I would either have already paid for the air upon final payment, or I would pay earlier based on my opinion and interpretation of the situation before final payment. (I am willing to gamble that the airline would either refund the money or give credits if travel restrictions prevent us from going to Italy on the planned date. Failing that, I believe my third party travel policy would pay for any lost airfare.) With that background, I ask "Has anyone been able to keep paid for EZ air flights when either they or Princess canceled the associated cruise?"
  6. Call the airline. They will take care of it for you.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. No worries. We are on the Ama Prima now. No problem choosing bike tours once aboard.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
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