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  1. In the U.S.  there are problems with people refusing to wear masks.

    If masks are a requirement in areas of the ship where you can't social distance, what happens when there are passengers

    that won't comply.Lock them up? throw them overboard?Put them off the ship in the next port?

    I like to think our fellow passengers will comply with any new rules. Right now we have cancelled (or  Princess has cancelled )

    cruises. We booked our first cruise for July 2021. I am hopeful by then there is a vaccine and Princess has started cruising with good health results on board the ships.

     

    Years ago when Princess and other cruise lines had to stop at a foreign port(cruises to Hawaii ,coastals). They would make Ensenada a stop but not really. Ship would be off the coast of Ensenada and someone would come on board  and do the paperwork for complying. No docking and no passengers got off.Nice and easy. Maybe that is something they could do for Alaska without actually stopping in a Canadian port.


  2. 13 hours ago, Pam in CA said:

    Confirmed by Princess to TAs that it’s the Crow. 

    Thanks for the information Pam. I am going to try and book 7/3. 

    We were originally booked for the 14 day on the Golden this year so am excited that Princess will be doing the 14 day out of LA. We didn't book the Sun because I actually don't like those balcony cabins. The cabin itself is so tiny, smaller than any Princess ship. Was going to book something out of SF but now with the Crown being the ship, so glad.


  3. We were on the Sky. Dolphin Deck D708 (friends were in D704 and D 706). These are much larger balconies. The size square footage of cabin with balcony on the deck plans and cabin are totally wrong. They are larger than the mid ship ones on Emerald deck (Obstructed but not really)

    Nice, a quiet location on Dolphin. there are forward cabins also large like the ones we had. 


  4. If you cancel before Princess does for the next round of cancellations, you get your refund right away. It is when we get caught up in the huge Princess cancels cruises that the big wait begins.  I cancelled in July for October cruises (before Princess cancelled) and my money was on my credit card in a few days. No bonus FCC but I just wanted my money back and got it.

    We have a couple of cruises for January 2021 and will probably cancel soon before Princess.


  5. 1 hour ago, voljeep said:

    Princess should run a promotion to allow cruisers to buy FCD's for a limited time period, say a week or so ...

     

    Could raise some cash ...

    I agree. We are out of FCD because as we cancelled cruises, they expired and have been returned on our credit card. The rest of my FCD are applied to cruises. I would like the opportunity to buy some so I could use for future bookings in 2022.


  6. Our accounts for mine and my husband's information (birthdays and everything else) is all correct.

    I know that Cunard uses PRINCESS membership number  because that is what happened when I sailed on them a couple of years ago. Today I checked my HAL, Costa, and Carnival accounts and they are showing individual account numbers not the Princess number that some of you said happened. All but Costa had loyalty numbers correct too. Costa had none of my previous cruises listed. They have a very strange loyalty Program now, Everything expires after a couple of years. Some kind of point system. Glad we no longer cruise on Costa(not since the late 1990's). Greatful that Princess has such a good program.

    Ones showing Princess numbers on the other cruise lines, did you sign in as you usually do and the numbers are now changed?


  7. I haven't cruised Costa in several years. However, we did cruise the line a lot in the 1990's. Was surprised to see today that their loyalty program is different from the other cruise lines owed by Carnival. No where does it show the many costa cruises we sailed in the past. Looks like my loyalty shows 0. Is this how that point system now works. They expire?

    I was curious and wanted to see the ships I had sailed on and no where on the website does it show them.

    On Holland America, Princess, and Carnival, we have gotten credit for all our cruises and have establish a nice level of loyalty.


  8. Production shows on Princess are far superior. Last time on HAL, really couldn't call any of the shows production.

    HAL does have better cabins. Lack of a second chair and small table in Princess cabins has made it very uncomfortable especially for room service breakfast. It is now forcing us to go deluxe balcony cabin or mini suites  if we book a long cruise. 


  9. If you are looking at a balcony cabin, plenty on both decks with large balconies. We have stayed in D627  and nice totally covered balcony.

    Most of the cabins on Caribe starting at C311 and C312 all the way back to end are partially covered and large I have stayed in a few of those. 

    On Dolphin the fully covered and decent sized balconies D625-629, D624-628  are priced well as I believe they are BD so you aren't paying a premium for these balconies.

    Plenty of good choices. Try not to go totally to the last cabins. With the addition of cabins on the Island, there is some vibrations

    but I think may only be in the lower decks.


  10. I didn't enjoy my food. I ordered some kind of fish for main dish, forgot what was called on the menu. The fish was fish sticks. I ate a couple and gave the rest to my friends eating with us. By no means a gourmet meal.Others seem to like their meals.

    Wouldn't eat there again. We were lucky and our table was a little towards the back. Most tables had people walking past them on the way to somewhere else. And really noisy  because of music in Piazza.Not a nice venue at all.


  11. 11 minutes ago, Ombud said:

    Smart but I cancelled September in June, about a week before Princess did because I should have enough FCC to last until 05/01/22 (sail by expiration date). Still waiting on a refund for September & balance of FCC from March 8th. Will cancel April now. 

    Strange ,was your deposit a FCD or did you pay cash. My 4 were FCD but they expired so instead of going back in my account they were refunded to my credit card. This may be an automatic thing as we had in the past when we cancelled. I am now looking at a couple of cruises for January to cancel. This morning I went in and cancelled the EZair as well as excursions. None were paid for yet (the excursions would have been from OBC). Didn't want to get charged for anything . 


  12. In early July I cancelled two cruises for this October. I knew that if I waited a bit I would probably get more than my deposits back from Princess if they cancelled those cruises(additional FCC). I chose to cancel first so as not to get into the mass refunds due as we had in our phase one cancellations. My credits appeared on my credit card within a week. I rather have my money quickly than get caught up in my 87 day  wait again.And Princess cancelled those cruises this week. 

    It is unbelievable that people are still waiting since March for their refunds. Something is horribly wrong in Princess' processing system. We are all living with such stress right now (Covid 19) and money should not be an added stress.

    In reading this thread, I feel so sorry for all that are still waiting. Now I am reading about the charge backs. What is happening with Princess, crazy. 


  13. 26 minutes ago, bobk57 said:

    Just want to get your thoughts on a TA service/cancellation charge to their customers, when the cruise line cancels the cruise.  Their charge is for their time spent researching, updates and changes to the reservation.  They are charging us their minimum fee of $150. Is this reasonable and is this something most TA would do? Does anyone know what a TA makes on a 10-14 day cruise, that costs us approximately 5k?

    A few years ago we booked with a big box travel agency . I called them when the cruise line reduced fares and we were eligible for a reduction. Well, this agency said fine but we will charge you a change fee of $150.00. Then they explained that any changes after 24 hours of booking will have that fee. Never again did we book with them. have a good travel agent who takes care of us and never a fee for changes or cancellations.

     


  14. Decided to cancel two cruises I have for this October before Princess does. Cancelled on July 3rd. Princess only had FCD totally $400. I knew they were expiring so I didn't expect them to show back up in our account.The credits showed up on my credit card on July 9th. Looks like if we cancel things may work faster but then it was only for FCD. 

    Maybe things are improving  now.

     

     


  15. 1 hour ago, azbirdmom said:

     

    We were on the Majestic last Halloween!  It was very festive - decorations everywhere and many of the crew were dressed for the occasion.  Lots of fun.

    The crew has the most incredible costumes. We were on the Royal two years ago for Halloween.


  16. 2 hours ago, ceilidh1 said:

    Discovery is listed as one of the West Coast ships. It's not shown on pricing chart as those sailings are already available on Princess.Com...

    Thanks. We are already booked on her for two weeks in March 2022. Thank you for posting the information regarding Majestic. We will book her for the fall of 2021. never thought we would have the opportunity to sail  on her so glad the ship will be on the west coast.


  17. 9 minutes ago, Steelers36 said:

    From past experience, and reading many posts over the years about returning TA cruises, I have no issues with early flights from FLL for a closed-loop cruise from PE.  If we were to be arriving from a TA, I think I would just plan to stay over in FLL and fly the next day or two after.  

    We did that on the Sky transatlantic. Nice not having to worry about missing flights.However we weren't the only ones doing that and our hotel room wasn't ready till late in the afternoon. So many people with luggage hanging around in lobby of Embassy suites. We just had them check our luggage and we left for the day .

    Getting off the Sky was really easy and we were off 1/2 hour before we thought we would be.  Could have easily done walkoff with plenty of time for flights.However, you never know what can hold up disembarkation. So we either stay over or book a really late afternoon flight home.


  18. Call again and speak to someone else. Same thing happen to me in January. i had E429(next door to you, big balcony.

    These may say obstructed but are totally not. I got changed without my knowing. Gave me a balcony on Aloha deck. considered a upgrade but wasn't and had a very small balcony. When I called the person took down the information , said she couldn't make the change but put in request to the department that can change it. Within a day I had my cabin back. Now this happened two weeks before my cruise. Also it wasn't given away, it was showing as available on the website. These are different times however and people are working from home . Don't know what access they have when they answer the phone.

    By the way the cabin they tried to give you, also in the obstructed category but it is totally obstructed.

    Good luck.


  19. Used it on the Caribbean Princess, Sky, and Royal.  Battery failed once on the Sky and medallian was replaced. Also for some reason the battery for our door failed several times on the Sky 28 day cruise. We never called it in because the door worked but somehow it showed up on ship's computer system and staff showed up at our door.

    It feels exciting when the medallians show up in the mail prior to cruise. It was something to look forward to prior to our cruise and the excitement really builds up when it actually shows up.You get a lanyard with it too. We changed the background color of the medallian holder. It is blue. On board they sell all different backgrounds. I think they are $3.95. We went to craft store and bought craft paper with designs on it. Cut out and inserted in medallian holder. Paper was .25 each for full sheet.The background that comes with medallian has nothing to do with your status.. I liked changing the background and not flaunting status. However the medallian itself is the color of your status. 

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