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  1. I'd like to think that they cannot charge your card without authorization. I would hope that they just cancel for non-payment. They should refund your refundable deposit, and, hopefully (see post #12) any non-refundable deposit. A happy customer is a return customer, a gouged customer is an ex-customer.
  2. I read on another topic of someone having Medallion and Ocean Ready problems. They called Princess and were told to log out, and then log back in. It worked. I hope this helps. Let us know.
  3. If you pay the corkage, it will not be confiscated. You can use it anywhere onboard. If you don't offer to pay the corkage, and they find it, they are supposed to take it and hold it until the end of the cruise for you. You could probably pay the corkage at that point and be able to use it anywhere on board. If they do not take it to hold for you, and you do not pay corkage, you just have to be discrete on how and where you drink it, if you catch my drift. 😉
  4. This is sad, my wife and I love the Grand Class ships. It is hard to believe that the Grand Princess was the largest cruise ship at the time when she was launched.
  5. In 1999 when we started cruising, all cruises out of San Francisco were a minimum of 10 days, 15 to Hawaii. We would do one cruise a year, a typical 2 week vacation time. (Here in the U.S., I know other countries have much more vacation time, a discussion for another day). When I retired my wife said, "all I ask is two cruises a year". So now we do a 15 day Christmas/New Year cruise to Hawaii from the west coast, and a 2 to 3 segment Repositioning, Trans-Ocean or World Cruise segments. We find a cruise where we can fly away to somewhere in the world, and cruise back the the U.S. Why ruin a nice long cruise with a long flight home?
  6. I'd say that you are in good company with your "Late night/last minute" decision process. Mine is way out of date.
  7. Good call. That is exactly what it is. https://book.princess.com/html/personalizer/downloads/pdf/FutureCruiseDepositForm.pdf
  8. You can try this for starters. A segment of the 2022 World Cruise. More Norway than Mediterranean though. https://www.princess.com/cruise-search/details?voyageCode=6213
  9. Here is the link to the CDC No Sail Order. As of 7:10 EDT nothing beyond the September No Sail Order. https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2020/s0716-cruise-ship-no-sail-order.html
  10. No other drawbacks, you won't be disappointed. Safety for us was number one! But one other plus for us, is budget. We found that after we were "forced" to downgrade, that we can get quite a few extra cruise days in a Premium Balcony instead of a Mini-suite. We've gone for quantity over quality. But this is an issue that has a different calculus for all of us. (No need for any comments from anyone about the sacrifice. I get the irony of having "only a balcony" while being able to cruise to places near and far).
  11. We have to agree, we are in our 70's and that tub is an accident waiting to happen. We always had a minisuite until we took a cruise with a fantastic itinerary, 64 days, Sydney to New York through the Suez Canal, lots of rough seas, which we enjoy. Minisuites were sold out. We took a balcony rather than nothing. And haven't gone back to the minisuite.
  12. https://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/pre_cruise/prepare.jsp Scroll down to Luggage Valet.
  13. Lucky you, we don't all have the luxury of owning our own rowboat. 😉
  14. Yes. Supposedly. I say that because twice in the last few years Barklays has failed to credit my points correctly. The first time was over several months. It took a while to get that straightened out. After the second time, I dumped them. It wasn't worth the trouble. If you search these boards, you will see that I used to be a real supporter of the Princess card, now, not at all.
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