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  1. I am so glad to see other requests are starting to appear. For the last year(?) when they started accepting emails for the credit it was not unusual for me to email and see the credit in less than 12 hours. I took a casino offer a couple of weeks ago and emailed my request almost immediately--when I had not seen the credit this past Monday, I emailed the request again. I have still not seen the credit but at least, I am not alone in finding that it is taking longer now. The cruise is less than 30 days away so I will plan on taking a copy of Stockholders credit and email dates when we leave---BTW 13 cruises out ahead of me with 12 having the credit already approved BUT I can not access any of them on the Medallion AP (Guess that is another story 🙂 )
  2. We also need an accessible cabin and find that most are gone (from the Princess website) before we can book. I am not sure why, but when I last tried to book and did not see any accessible cabins for a casino cruise I called the Casino number and the person there said she had lots of them on her screen. We actually booked two cruises with her when I didn't think we could get accessible cabin. Just have to wonder who actually knows which cabins are available?
  3. I am going to add to the group that wonders why Princess would offer anything to not cancel. If the sailings from Seattle to Alaska are indication there is not a lack of willing cruisers to take your spot. From the MTP parties needing number of cruises to qualify (450+ days) topping out above 2500, when it is usually around the 500 day mark to be #1. Everybody is anxious to get back.
  4. I just booked my 12th cruise for next year. When I had 11 booked, the app showed them as 6 (linked?) cruises. While not B2B, my first cruises are in December on two different ships with a day between; for some reason, the app is showing that as one cruise for 15 days. It will not allow me to access the booking and will not let me get out of the "Blue Lane". Being a "belt and suspenders" type I would like to have everything ready to go. When I try to address the medallion items I end up with a white screen. I have deleted and reentered the app at least 8 times. I have talked with Princess Medaliion folks 3 times--All without success--Before I quit---Cruises at show as being a 9 months away; again two different ships-Are showing as "Green Lane" with all but boarding times confirmed--Go figure 🙂
  5. My wife and I have different number of seadays (long story) so we hit milestone cruises at different times. I am not sure if Princess really knows how to handle that but so far they have given us the milestone benefits as a couple so it is not unusual for us to get extended breakfast and other gifts as we hit the milestones on different cruises. Hopefully we will get 1750 & 1500 day celebration in 2022-Certainly have the cruise booked 🙂
  6. When I first started cruising with my folks-1954-I would watch as my father would start at the top of the menu (Which BTW was much more extensive then and often included steak, pheasant, lobster) and work his way to the bottom. As he neared the end of his cruising he often commented that he did not feel he was getting his money's worth since he could not eat everything. I am past that age now and certainly find I am finished by the time soup and salad are done 🙂
  7. Up until this year one of my ex students had been working on board the ships as they came into Glacier Bay. With the uncertainty of cruising she took a job at Denali. I have asked her if they have asked her back for cruising this year and they have not.. Next year--Yes and she is looking forward to it 🙂
  8. we came over from the West side to watch sailaway and were disappointed in No Love Boat theme. 4 hours of wine tasting prior to departure softened the blow (slightly 🙂 )
  9. there is a person onboard that claimed the ship was on a two day test cruise--He posted on Facebook with a picture. He claimed to be from Seattle. 🙂
  10. We were member of P&O original club (POSH) then stayed through all changes until moving over to Princess. We were able to transfer all P&O when we changed and started at Elite. Around 2015 we were told that Princess would not longer accept P&O; we went back and forth with Princess and found that they sometimes get all credit and sometimes only get partial. I have found that by going on Cruise history in Cruise personalizer I get a total of the cruises counted and the days. I print that and take it on each cruise. Interesting in that P&O changed their rules so that folks that do not cruise within three years of last cruise, revert to lowest level. We have over 40 P&O cruises since 1966 but are at the bottom level. We were told on our last cruise Aurora, that they (P&O) didn't really care if they had "Yanks" aboard 😞
  11. May or may not be unique?? We have 11 cruises presently booked-We have the medallion ap on our phones from last cruise prior to Covid. It appears that all cruises are in but with some crazy schedules. I.e. This December we are booked for two cruises on two different ships with one day in between. On the Medallion App it shows as one cruise for 15 days. I cannot get out of the blue lane on that one. I then went to the last one booked -Hawaii in November of 2022 and it is trying to link it with a August cruise out of Southampton---I have gotten further, but still in the Blue lane? Really interesting and since I still have a while, I will keep playing but WOW 🙂
  12. One brochure I received says "Spring 2022" for next one. Not sure if there are/were others sooner and the brochure is not date specific 🙂
  13. About half of the cruises in my future are "Casino cruises". If there is one bad thing about them, it is the fact that I must pay for all upgrades (including Princess Plus) + fees and taxes at the time of the booking, On most I added the beverage package and had to pay a year before the cruise. On at least one, I asked the Princess (Casino) rep, doing the booking if I could add the package later. She told me that I could but have not done so yet. Could be interesting as my fare would not change 🙂
  14. I had a TA canceled that was to precede a Caribbean cruise so I added another Caribbean for December 5. I actually got more than I expected when I called Casino folks. Their line was busy and I got connected to a regular Princess rep. She could not give me the cruise free but was able to take off 35% and get us a deluxe balcony for the price of obstructed view. Also got $250 casino credit. Now need to get FCCs from previous cruises credited to my account--So far one has been done with two more to go 🙂
  15. So glad it all worked out--I was going to add that I had 5 cruises (casino) and 7 non casino still out there and have gotten OBC for all of them 🙂
  16. Fairly easy-Pack your clothes or have them ready to move on hangers. Take valuables with you. You will probably be asked to leave ship and then return. Prepare for some time off the ship as they need to clear it for customs. By the time you get back aboard your stuff should be in new cabin.
  17. If you get a coupon book check to see if they have a BOGO for casino 🙂
  18. No--And if the ship is operating in Australian waters the casino uses AUD$. The machines I saw while down under only used shipboard account. When we left for the Orient they switched back to US$.
  19. I guess there is one bright spot about the Pandemic situation--Nobody is gaining on you for chance to attend one of these 🙂
  20. slightly off topic but in talking with my TA yesterday about the number of canceled cruises and FCCs, he told me that he had one client with over $140,000 in FCCs to use. During the same conversation he mentioned a client that was 93 and just wanted to be able to take one more cruise .!
  21. I had to read a little more and hope that the "healthcare professional" that signed my card is adequate to meet requirement??
  22. When you see (or are told) of a new selection of beers being brought aboard--grab one. I have seen, especially in non USA ports, different local beers being brought aboard in limited quantity and most are gone with in the first couple of days. Pays to make friends with on board bartenders 🙂
  23. "millions" of years ago we became members of P&O POSH Club and Princess Cruise masters club. P&O decided to change to PORTONUS club but the same folks kept getting the MTP clock. They had levels that you fell out of if you didn't maintain cruises. Princes went to their present level(s) and I constantly hear about needing another level. It does make me wonder what would happen if, as suggested, the levels were to be based on $$$? . I even wonder if those that had 2000+ days but were all in inside cabins would fall back to the peon level?. Certainly makes for interesting discussion 🙂
  24. Not sure of present situation but we have been on 5 cruises where St. Peters Port was listed as a stop and actually made the port twice. Just not a port that is easy to use when weather conditions are wrong. I personally would not book a cruise just to see it as it seems the chances of actually doing so are slim.
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