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Bwana Tom

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    Big Sky Country Montana
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    Outdoor Writer
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    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Panama Canal & Transatlantic

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  1. 100% concur. If you are a margarita lover there are few any better and I prefer blended.
  2. Regal - Nov/Dec 2021 - starting Nov. 21st and end up on Dec. 9th - 3-5-5-5 B2Bs. Tom
  3. What I find most puzzling is the fact that the things they took away didn't really amount to a significant amount of cost to the line. The free internet didn't cost them virtually anything; the small amount of OBC is frequently overpowered by the high cost of those items and services; and while the preferred boarding is likely needed because of the CDC and virus situation - it didn't cost the line anything either. What taking these things away resulted in injury to their loyal customers, they did little to affect their bottom line. And I personally don't agree with the idea that they don't car
  4. Very well said and I couldn't agree more with your assessment. We also will be looking elsewhere whereas in the past we were happy with Princess. When they don't appreciate our loyalty though there is no need to be loyal to them. I hope the Princess officials are paying attention to how well their "working hard to earn our loyalty" is working for them.
  5. Not necessarily to pile on, but don't forget about eliminating the Happy Hour a couple of years ago. That still irritates me today.
  6. Excellent summation and precisely as I feel. I couldn't have said it better myself. Thanks! Hopefully we can find a cruise line that appreciate us.
  7. Wallyj: It really sounds to me like when they say: "We currently have an Equivalent Recognition program that offers Crown & Anchor and Captain's Club loyalty members the opportunity to receive recognition and similar benefits when they sail with one of our two brands - both pre-cruise and onboard" - that means they honor the Princess Capt. Club loyalty status. Am I wrong?
  8. I was wondering the same thing and a few months ago so I contacted Royal Caribbean about loyalty reciprocity and received the following in reply: March 24, 2021 web_cruise_comments@rccl.com Hello Thomas, Thank you for your e-mail. I appreciate hearing from you and value your feedback. We currently have an Equivalent Recognition program that offers Crown & Anchor and Captain's Club loyalty members the opportunity to receive recognition and similar benefits when they sail with one of our two brands - both pre-cruise and onboard. Members of one program must enr
  9. Just sent my emails out. I don't think Jan is still there though. We need to all let Princess know how we feel. While we all recognize the problems facing the cruise industry financially, but these changes will only have a very marginal affect on their money problems and it will likely work in the negative for them. I'm quite sure it will result in driving many of their most loyal customers to other cruise lines. I'm hoping that Princess will get their head on straight and reverse these changes, but of course that is very unlikely. I just wonder who is making these decisions.
  10. I haven't even gotten over Princess eliminating the Happy Hour at the bars a few years back. Now this. I don't think it will play well for the company's bottom line.
  11. And we as well. It was certainly done by minutes on our cruises, so the previous info on not being capable on a minutes basis is absolutely wrong.
  12. Hey, Wishing on a Star, unfortunately our first cruise of the 4 B2Bs will be leaving when you return to the port, on Nov. 21st. The Regal is one of the few U.S. based Princess ships we haven't been on yet, so we are looking forward to it. Hope your trip goes well. How could it not, huh? Tom
  13. I agree wholeheartedly with LACruiser88. I suppose some of that is because we live in the mountains of Montana and Alaska just wasn't that special to us personally. Good one time, but it is likely we won't be back any time soon. Alaska is probably the most expensive per/day/person cruise you listed and if you are like us we are always looking at cost as a big deciding factor. Obviously it would be different if one of us had been born with a golden spoon in our mouth, but neither my wife or I were so fortunate. The Caribbean is always fun no matter how many times we go. In fact we have a 4 way
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