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Ombud

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About Ombud

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    San Francisco Bay Area
  • Interests
    Cruising, walking
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Japan

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  1. Ombud

    EZair reserved seats

    I will NEVER AGAIN book without using my princess planner! Took 1hr on phone with Princess to get separate Air New Zealand confirmation # then on hold with them to get my seat! Done
  2. Ombud

    Valentines Day $1 special - Booked it!

    The $1 is refundable if cancelled before a certain date. Cancelation fee withheld if cancelled after pymt.
  3. Ombud

    EZair reserved seats

    Great price drop if I take a later flight (7:45pm instead of 3:30). Took it as it's the only day in Aukland. BUT instead of both NS on UAL, return is on NZ. It's not the same confirmation #. Has anyone had success getting Princess to reserve their seat? This is the 1and only cruise I didn't use my PCP
  4. Ombud

    Princess Excursions

    Yes, they showed on the stateroom TV on the Sapphire. Not sure about last summer on the Regal. This is a little off topic but I am wondering if I am the only one seeing this. Last November on the Sapphire the Bali excursion price increased by $20 when it was within a month of sailing. I'm going on the Star next month. And 2 of my excursions have increased by 20%. Is this normal?
  5. Ombud

    Valentines Day $1 special - Booked it!

    I want / need to space out payment for my upcoming cruises and ran out of FCC
  6. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    Only 1 in OC category yesterday so I grabbed the OF immediately next to OC. It apparently was gone this morning
  7. Ombud

    Cruise booking disappointment

    WOW! That's not fair. Glad I'm in the US! Yes I often hold and release (not waiting for it to expire) when trying to figure dates out
  8. Ombud

    Valentines Day $1 special - Booked it!

    I narrowed down to 1 (SF to PNW) and my PCP emailed me at 6am that it was ready for $1 deposit! Still got OBC + Sabatini & balance will auto charge 12/20/19!! Alot of rooms blocked out Grabbed: SF to PNW 3/29/20 on Grand THANK YOU, MARY, MY PCP🤑
  9. Ombud

    Cruise booking disappointment

    Not sure if your TA is misinformed, misinterpreting data, or just plain wrong. We can hold a booking for 3 days without deposit but the deposit once made is often non-refundable (although it can be transferred). I held 3 possibilities overnight but released them this morning and booked 1 under the $1 deposit (which carries a 10% cancelation fee. Which is why I put them on hold until I decided.)
  10. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    My Princess Planner just sent me confirmation and I get the Sail Away perks with $1 deposit!! I used to book online but PCP can 'sometimes' add extra OBC above what you see on the website
  11. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    Widespread power outages in SF due to storms. Many schools including sll SF State campuses across city closed until further notice. Might be impacting Princess
  12. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    I'll find out if I can get 200 obc with the $1 deposit tomorrow morning at 7 o'clock. That's in my PCP is calling me. If I can get that then I will have 450 0BC for the cruise. That's enough to cover most of everything on board ship including gratuities.
  13. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    I get ALOT of OBC: Current promotion = 200, shareholder = 100, my PCP = 60-100 (has been higher for cruises originating in California), loyalty = 25 now but 50 then.
  14. Ombud

    $1 deposits - February 14

    I use a princess cruise planner. So I just go in and put the cruise on hold. I now have until Feb. 15th to either come up with a deposit or to cancel. On the 14th I will call up my planner and I will tell Mary that I want the room but I want to book under her. So I will get her 100 OBC plus the cruise for a dollar. FWIW my prefer room was not available so I had to shift. Apparently very popular. Also just reserved the Grand rt SF so now I just have 2 days to decide which one
  15. Ombud

    Two Rooms Booked

    PCP = Princess Cruise Planner. I just email or call her and she handles it. No idea how. I got the 7 Alaska excursion tickets delivered to me Yes different booking #s as I am NOT responsible for what my adult son charges onboard. Limit minors to $10 each (tips on my account)
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