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  1. Glad to hear that. When the Grand had the big refurbish (took off skywalkers, re did Atrium. etc) we were on the first sailing. Since then we have been on it four times but the last time was two years ago and looked a bit tired. Glad that she looks good after the 2019 refurbish. When all this is over we will have to sail on her again. Thanks for telling me, hope she stays in the fleet.
  2. The Diamond and the Sapphire were redone for the Asian market. They are really nice ships with Promenade deck that goes completely around. Just because they weren't built in Fincantieri, doesn't make them less desirable. In fact they are very similar deck plans to other Princess ships . When Sapphire was on the West coast, was our favorite ship. Those were built in Japan.The Grand was redone several years ago but must agree it is showing age. The Caribbean Princess was redone a couple of years ago and looks modern.The new carpets and furnishings in common areas gave the ship a more modern look. Can't go by age of ship to think it must go. You have to have been on board and experience the ships.
  3. It is very popular so no notices are put out. Just ask your Head Waiter right away so you won't forget. They may do this dinner multiple nights of the cruise. Our last cruise was a transatlantic so a sea day evening. I really like this dinner much more than the Chefs Table dinner. At only $40.00 ,good value.Was able to enjoy each course. However at the main course, really couldn't finish it. Still, had room for the yummy dessert.
  4. We were originally booked for the transatlantic 25 day cruise and cancelled before Princess. We are booked in January on the Enchanted and really hope we can go.We booked 14 day on the Crown and then a day after that cruise scheduled for one week on Enchanted. Wonder what will happen with the next ship planned Discovery. We are also already booked on that one. Don't know where it is in the building process .
  5. Only offered on Royal Class ships. Royal, Regal, sky etc. It is held in a special room area of dining room, We asked our Head Waiter to arrange it for our group. there was 8 of us. I think the room may hold up to 12 people.There is wine pairing with each course. Food was good.
  6. You will get it back,. After I got my money back on my credit card for my cancelled cruise, the Future Cruise deposit didn't show back in my account on Princess. However, two weeks after I received my refund for cruise, it was a credit on my credit card , two transactions of $100 each.You would think it all happens same time but for some reason it doesn't. Who knows why. As far as buffet goes, doubt it will be self service.
  7. With Princess' two choice pricing, don't know how they will do their freebees. Princess has adopted what a lot of cruise lines have been doing for some time. Nothing offered at one price, and pretty much everything offered at a higher price.I never liked that on other cruise lines and liked that Princess didn't do that. To me it is almost deceptive pricing. I know it really isn't because we can figure out the worth of the extras in that pricing and figure it out ourselves. I much prefer the sales and catching them when we see it. I miss cruising, it became a way of life for us. Most important was the lifetime friendships we made. I enjoyed reading Cruise Critic and the Live postings from our fellow cruisers. Sad that all our posts are regarding getting money refunded. Probably won't be cruising till there is a vaccine so hope that happens soon.I don't want to be on a quarantined Cruise ship and floating around at sea with no ports allowing us to land.
  8. Wine Makers Dinner on the Royal Princess and then again on the Sky.So worth the $40.00 a person. And the best brunch ever was on Pacific Princess , for Princess 50th Anniversary cruise.
  9. Totally wrong information Roger. We cancelled on March 5th, before Princess cancelled our cruise. We have gotten every penny back that we spent for the cruise including our Future Cruise deposits.Took 87 days but all returned to us.Why in the world would you post that doubtful people will get their money back. There is enough stress right now for those that are still waiting, please don't add doubt to their stress.
  10. We had cancelled before Princess did. Our booking number worked when we put it in. We did that the day it was announced we would be compensated and to pick which way option one or two.(took 2) It was also before the actual date the ship would have sailed (April 21). Early June we got most refunded, bonus FCC,and our future cruise deposit a week later.
  11. After my refund came for my April 21st cancelled cruise on June 1st, I saw we were short $200. figured it was our FCD since the refunded total was for amount of our final payment. This morning I checked our credit card and saw two entries of $100 each.Original cancelled date was March 5th. If my math is right 95 days. Not complaining just greatful.
  12. Ours was also short the $200 deposit. It was a FCD. Normally it goes back in personalizer or if expiring(ours was expiring), back on credit card.We are not alone, many have same complaint. I think whoever processed our refunds just looked at the final payment made by use and that is all the refunded.
  13. It took Princess 87 days for my refund to show up this week. I also thought this would never come. Maybe it is by cruise dates. Mine was April 21st cruise. Also some people that were to cruise early May are posting they received their money this week. I won't tell anyone to be patient because that is very hard to do. Friend of mine on the same cruise disputed on her credit card a couple of weeks ago. Still not resolved and no money back to them other than the hold. In my case, better I didn't dispute. I have the credit and can use it. Princess didn't return my FCD . I will wait on this , not the big picture for us.Will call Princess later on.We got most of our money back and also FCC (option2). I have been reading the HAL cruise critic board and people are just as upset as we are regarding money owed them. I hope Princess makes it right for everyone and we can all look forward to a healthy future and fun cruising again.
  14. That is what I said but neglected to tell a big story as you did. Storms (prevented people from boarding on time), winds etc. All I was trying to say was we were on the last cruise from Houston. The storms and being late etc wasn't the point.
  15. We were on the last cruise that sailed out of Houston. Severe wind and rain kept us from leaving the port for more than two days.It was a transatlantic but had to stop in Ft. Lauderale to pick up additional passengers.
  16. Princess has come through .I posted that we got FCC goodwill on Monday now credit card has also got credit today. We canceled on March 5th. 50% penalty and got 50% on our credit card.Cruise was for April 21st Mid March selected option 2 Monday June 1st got FCC goodwill in our personalizer Today June 3rd the credit appeared on my credit card for the balance of what we paid back in January for the cruise.It was dated May 27th even though it only appeared today. Adding everything together, the only thing missing is our FCD's dollar amounts. They would have expired so should have come back as a credit on credit card. Will handle that with Princess at a later date as this may resolve itself. Very happy since the bulk of our money is now ours again.We didn't do a dispute with our credit card company. Called Princess only once to make sure they had our information.
  17. I got my Good Will future cruise credits today. Had in my account and also my husbands.have two years to use it. We cancelled before Princess on March 5th for a April 21 cruise.Immediately got 50% back on credit card. Took option 2. So now that we got our 25% Future cruise good will credit , hope the balance of my 50% refund hits our credit card soon. At least I now see some movement on Princess part.
  18. It is frustrating when I cancelled early March, sent my preference for cash back first day it was offered, and have nothing back. People on my cruise date have already received some form of compensation. I haven't done what many of you have done and dispute charge credit card. I for one decided to wait for Princess(70 cruises with Princess) to do the right thing. For some of you, appears like Princess has come through. And I am glad you have your money back. I am greatful that my owed cash for the cruise is not a life need. What drives me nuts is checking every day for FCC on Princess personalizer and my credit card for refunds. I guess I can forget about it, stop checking,and just wait. Yes, I have called Princess and got no where. Way past the 6o days.
  19. Glad for the Happy people that got their refunds. Please don't critisize the frustration felt by those of us who have received nothing.
  20. That Facebook posting was also an email sent to all Princess customers who are waiting for cash refunds. I got one and so did Hubby last night , signed by Jan Swartz. Exactly word for word as the Facebook posting.
  21. So how will over 1,000 crew members get to the ship from overseas? Do you think the entertainers will be flying and getting on a cruise ship. Getting these people home has proved to be an almost impossible task. The Royal is still floating around trying to allow crew to get home.My thought. Doesn't matter if we sail close from home. It may be our homes but not the crews.I, along with many of you have wishful thinking about being allowed to cruise. I miss cruising, seeing my cruise buddies, the excitement, food, even trivia.
  22. We are suppose to be on the Royal two weeks in this October. haven't cancelled but will at final payment. The ship is now floating around the Philippines, waiting to offload employees. Realistically, the cruise line has to reassemble staff on the ship (fly them?) in order for all of us to sail. I don't see cruising happen this year.
  23. I felt better getting the email today(two emails one for me and one hubby). Not that I think the money will be on the way soon but having something in writing that they are aware we are waiting for our refund. Guess they are hoping for takers for the Future cruise credits. Nothing needs to be done if we are waiting for cash refund. We cancelled on March 5th and sent in the form for option 2 first day it was offered. I think it was March 12th.
  24. Thank you for your response. I am planning on waiting as well.It will be 60 days soon. We are also very long time Princess cruisers and I feel bad for them but Carnival Corp has much deeper pockets than any of us. Fortunately for us, we are not strapped for cash in these awful times but it is still our money. There are posters here not as fortunate. Hope we can see some cash being returned soon so our faith in our favorite cruise line is restored.
  25. Anyone file a dispute with their Credit Card Company that had some of their money refunded earlier. When we cancelled a cruise March 5th(for an April 21 cruise) we were in the 50% penalty and got some of it refunded to credit card (a little less than half of what we paid) right away. Then on the 6th of March it was announced that all of us would get 100% back.I did file with insurance for the rest but as most know Insurance was all cancelled because Princess told the insurance company that they would also be reimbursing the insurance to all of us. So my question is has anyone gotten money back when they cancelled and disputed a partial amount with their Credit card company. Don't know if I will dispute but wondering how that can work. Don't want to dispute the whole charge since I am not entitled to all of it.We took Option 2 and haven't heard from Princess except for the email confirmation. I have not called Princess to see where they are with refunds since reading here see it is a waste of time.
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