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  1. I went to check mine and they took about $800 away from my FCC account. UUUUGGGG I'm tired of being on the phone with Princess. They have owed me $150 since March because for some reason they would not release this money. They don't know why and neither do I but I have been trying to get it for months. I am not bashing Princess, I know they have a lot going on, but they should never, ever take back FCC without explaining why.
  2. We were supposed to be on the Princess ship out of LA March 7th. We checked our luggage and waited eight hours with no food. Everyone in the terminal was getting hangry since we were all expecting to go to a buffet as soon as we got on the boat so no one had eaten breakfast! Anyway, we rescheduled for March 14th and that one was cancelled too. So, Princess really took care of us. I have the video of my son being so surprised and in disbelief that I had packed and hid the suitcases in the trunk without him even knowing. Then... well...it didn't turn out to be so much fun. lol
  3. The younger kids did ice skate. It was fun and gave us something else to do on sea days. Mainly though, our sea days were about food. They loved trying all the different foods too! If it sounds weird, my kids want to try it. I think they ate a hundred cheesecake pops (or maybe that was me 😉 ) . I'm sad that they didn't have those last year on Allure. I always feel like on RC we get great oceanview seats in the MDR. We always have early dining and watching the sun go down while we eat dinner is pretty special to us. Man, I am missing our yearly family cruise!!
  4. We have been on Adventure (which I believe is Explorer's sister ship) and loved it. We went with four kids, my sister and father in law. So we have a wide range of ages too. In fact, we loved it so much we went on Adventure a second time. We felt that there was plenty to do for our family. We like to do things together and not have the kids doing their own thing so they never went to the kids club. It's our vacation and we really enjoy the lack of internet and time together. We have also been on the Dream. We personally did not have a great experience. It was our first wit
  5. My experience... I was on Freedom out of San Juan in August 2020. Before it cancelled I called about three or four times to try to lift and shift. But I was told that my cruise was a Southern Caribbean and there is no other Southern Caribbean within the dates allowed for lift and shift. After several calls to with different agents I gave up and just waited for the cancellation so I could get a refund. After they cancelled, I contacted my travel agent and told them that I would like to request my refund. BUT... I said if they would shift our cruise to next year, I would do that, but it wou
  6. Last year we booked with this promotion and received a FCC for our third passenger ($3 lol). What are the chances that this promo will come back again?
  7. Thanks for all the input. We will definitely either go with the three day or UDP for our cruise. I did look at the menus and it seems that Hooked would be our best bet since my guys love seafood. Although we would try the other restaurants with the UDP, none of the food sounded to die for like Hooked. We live in San Diego, and even though we live on the ocean, we don't get really good seafood like you do in the Gulf of Mexico. So we are not spoiled... except when we visit relatives in Texas. 🙂 I am leaning toward the UDP only because we would love to have sushi every night.
  8. I was just looking at that restaurant. It looks like they have lobster as a menu item and raw oysters. I think that might be a winner for us too!
  9. So, could we go to eat our $30 in sushi before going to Wonderland for dinner in the same night? If so, we are sold on that option!!! Seaworld has an all day dining package. One day I told my kids that we were going to Seaworld (we had passes) and were going to get the all day dining package since we would be there all day. They spent the entire day trying all the restaurants. We only had time for one or two shows because they were eating all day! It was fun but I don't think I would pay for me again. I didn't get my money's worth, but I think they covered my money's worth wit
  10. We were able to lift and shift a cruise to the Symphony for next summer. We received a killer deal, so I was considering upgrading to the specialty dining package for this cruise. The restaurants look interesting, especially Wonderland. My son saw that and said HE would pay for us to go. lol We do love to eat on the cruises and I diet for months getting ready to eat whatever I want on the cruise. So eating is a big focus for us. We have boys too, so it is their ONLY focus in life! We have never been disappointed with the MDR, but there have been a lot of times when the meals w
  11. Bummer! This is our first Princess cruise. We are used to Royal Caribbean and their specialty dining packages. But, I am happy to get one meal in the specialty restaurant for free. Princess has been very, very good to with all the cancellations. I am a happy customer!
  12. Okay, thanks. I contacted Princess and the person I spoke with did not know anything about it. It only says "specialty dining" and nothing else. There is no explanation of what that means attached to it. So, if I purchase the specialty dining package, is it only for the three restaurants mentioned above?
  13. I know no one has been on the Enchanted Princess yet, but I am assuming it is similar to the Royal and Regal? Anyway, we are looking at booking and as a special for rebooking, I am being offered the specialty dining. Could someone please tell me what is included in this package? It shows a sushi restaurant and The Chef's Table. Are either of these included in the specialty dining package? My son wants to know if gelato is included. :) Are all the restaurants included or just a few? Thanks
  14. I am one of the "lucky" ones who booked Freedom in August were refused a lift and shift option. I just wanted to let other people know that are in the same boat (lol) that there is hope! I called today and told our travel agent that I wanted to lift and shift our cruise but if they will not do it, I want to cancel for a refund. I told her that I have asked several times and they refused me. So... she called them and they lifted and shifted to Symphony of the Sea in July! I am so excited. I hope that others can get the same deal. Our Freedom cruise was $400 pp and the SOTS cruise is abou
  15. How long ago did you do this? I called the second or third day after the lift and shift started. They turned me down trying to shift my August 9 Southern Caribbean to an August Western Caribbean. They said that there is no comparable cruise to lift and shift to so I am out of luck. Luckily we have Southwest points so our airfare that was booked with points is completely refundable. We have flights and hotels set up just in case. But I highly doubt that this cruise will happen. I have really just let go of the idea that we will be able to cruise this summer. :(
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