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  1. Astro Flyer

    Do you buy wine package on board?

    That’s very disappointing! 😠 Thanks for diligently checking for information & apparently this great option is ending. I think it’s a bad decision & will purchase less wine onboard & instead will bring more wine & pay corkage. I was leaning towards bringing wine onboard due to the uncertainty of the package being available. RCI had wine packages even on 7 day cruises which Princess wouldn’t do. Like canceling the BOGO$, canceling wine packages will probably result in less income from onboard wine purchases.
  2. Astro Flyer

    wine pkg pricing

    Unlike you I never had that problem when purchasing wine packages on numerous cruises. But based on this new information wine packages are being phased out. They could have just repriced the packages based with the new wine list but instead are apparently canceling them. Based on the unfullfilled BOGO$ promise, I am not hopeful about a new version of wine packages becoming available in the future. I know this is a report from one ship but to me the poster appears to have received credible information from several sources onboard.
  3. Astro Flyer

    wine pkg pricing

    This was just posted on another thread...wine packages apparently are being eliminated. 😡 Princess has poorly managed & promoted this great option from the beginning. And if like being told that BOGO$ would be replaced with another program, six months later that has not happened & it could be the same unfullfilled promise with the wine packages. I’ll now purchase less wine onboard & when possible will carry on wine & pay corkage.
  4. Astro Flyer

    wine pkg pricing

    Here are the prices & have not read about any changes as the new wine list is gradually being implemented fleetwide this Fall. Note: A 15% gratuity is added to all package prices (like any other bar purchase). Silver Package (wines up to $29 per bottle list price) 7 bottles -- $161 (average of $23 per bottle) 10 bottles -- $210 (average of $21 per bottle) 12 bottles -- $240 (average of $20 per bottle) Gold Package (wines up to $45 per bottle list price) 7 bottles -- $217 (average of $31 per bottle) 10 bottles -- $290 (average of $29 per bottle) 12 bottles -- $336 (average of $28 per bottle)
  5. Astro Flyer

    Wine Question

    The flyer I kept with the details said the Wine Package was usable in the HC. I’ve never tried it but have read posts from very experienced Princess cruises who got bottles in the HC. As I recall, it will take longer for a staff member to get it for you. I’ve always had it available on our longer cruises such as TAs & always had our choices in stock. Haven’t read about any changes but as the new wine list is gradually implemented this Fall there might be changes to the wine packages. Hopefully not but with some reporting higher prices that could negatively affect wine packages.
  6. Astro Flyer

    Star replacing Grand out of SF

    Last I checked about an hour ago prices were displayed for Summer 2020 in Alaska so it appears to be more misinformation from a Princess call center rep. My experiences have been that Princess is rarely fully prepared for the elite booking benefit.
  7. Astro Flyer

    Alaska Japan 2020 Elite early booking day?

    My guess is it’s am issue with either their system or with your web browser. For similar past problems techies have recommended signing out & restarting the web browser to sign in again. Other recommendations were deleting the browser’s cookies or to use a different browser. Using Safari I can view the cruises & fares. For the recent 1 day elite booking when I checked the next day they were gone until the following day when they opened to the general public.
  8. Astro Flyer

    Alaska Japan 2020 Elite early booking day?

    Vista suites D736/737 are currently available for $3,249/pp. Adjacent B4 Premium Balcony cabins D734/735 are currently available for $2,414/pp Taxes/fees are $210/pp
  9. Astro Flyer

    Star replacing Grand out of SF

    For a recent one day booking for elite level Captain’s Circle passengers the cruises were available to the general public two days later which would be on Thursday 11/15. I don’t know if the summer 2020 cruises are part of any sale.
  10. Astro Flyer

    Alaska Japan 2020 Elite early booking day?

    Suites go for between $3,349 and $4,749...what category of cabins? Or cabin numbers?
  11. Astro Flyer

    Star replacing Grand out of SF

    Our most recent Star cruise was in early 2017 & we prefer it to the Golden. We also sailed 30 days from Sydney to LA & had a great cruise. For me the Star will be an upgrade for SF cruises.
  12. Astro Flyer

    Alaska Japan 2020 Elite early booking day?

    Think positive 😉 If you want I could check starting prices for your cabin type on your itinerary.
  13. Astro Flyer

    Star replacing Grand out of SF

    These are the ships that show sailing Alaska in Summer 2020. Seattle roundtrip (7 day): Emerald & Ruby Vancouver/Whittler (7 day): Royal, Grand, Coral, Pacific Vancouver roundtrip (10 day): Golden SF roundtrip (10 day): Star LA roundtrip (14 day): Golden
  14. Astro Flyer

    Alaska Japan 2020 Elite early booking day?

    I’m signed in & can currently view prices & select a cabin for these Alaska cruises. Seattle roundtrip (7 day): Emerald & Ruby Vancouver/Whittler (7 day): Royal, Grand, Coral, Pacific Vancouver roundtrip (10 day): Golden SF roundtrip (10 day): Star LA roundtrip (14 day): Golden
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