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  1. --- Not at all for November 2021; I ordered my late November 2021 and late December 2021 medallions on July 1. Yesterday I ordered medallions for April 2022, September 2022, and May 2023. (Yet I can't order a medallion for March 2022.🙄 . . . Stupid Princess app.) ---
  2. --- . . . . Especially if Princess is using the same damn programmers! ---
  3. --- I hope they're not using the same programmers! ---
  4. --- Princess Drop & Go - Last Minute Cruise Deals -- direct link: https://www.princess.com/cruise-deals-promotions/last-minute-cruise-deals/ ---
  5. --- The basic MDR dining! I had the function working successfully (for a few bookings) and then it stopped working on the app for me. Every time I've deinstalled then reinstalled the app I'll check and -- NO -- the function (among others) is not working for me. . . . . If you ask me, the MedallionClass App -- and the database it interfaces with -- has been and still is a seriously flawed piece of CRAP! ----- (I'm a former long-time senior programmer/systems engineer and systems project manager.)
  6. --- Unfortunately NO for me; the stupid dining booking function has not worked for me for weeks. ---
  7. I used an RFID sleeve successfully for my previous 4 Medallion-class cruises (Nov 2019 - Feb 2020, all on Royal Princess); I did not have a single wayward charge to my account on any of these cruises. ---
  8. --- Yes, this should be the case: I was booked on the cancelled 7/1/2021 Ruby Princess 4-night in an obstructed OY-Oceanview cabin [E632, really not obstructed]; My replacement is a Majestic Princess 7-night in November, and initially I was given a specific obstructed BW-Balcony cabin [definitely obstructed, aft, regular Royal-Class-small balcony]. --- After getting the replacement, I requested a specific regular BE-Balcony cabin I liked (non obstructed), and was told that only regular non-obstructed oceanview cabins could be moved to regular non-obstructed balcony cabins. Instead, the Princess rep was able to move me to a BW-Balcony cabin I actually like [really not obstructed, midship, extended angled balcony]. ---
  9. UPDATE -- Regarding request to earn Princess Visa DOUBLE points from these Princess Gift Card purchases: (Background Note: Now when you use a Barclays Princess Rewards Visa credit card to purchase Princess Gift Cards through Princess.com, the fulfillment is through new third-party vendor Buyatab and the purchase earns SINGLE points; previous purchases through Princess.com earned DOUBLE points.) --- Reference -- Prior relevant conversation from this thread: Today I called customer support at both Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa and Princess@Buyatab.com with this issue, requesting double points on Princess Gift Card purchases: The Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team will get back to me within 10 to 15 days. Princess@Buyatab.com has replied below to contact you at giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com. NOTES: An acquaintance who purchased gift cards 2 months ago in May 2021, using her Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa, earned double points -- with the merchant listed as Princess Cruises. I understand new vendor Buyatab has handled Princess gift card purchases as of June 9, 2021. REQUEST: Can Princess update new Princess Gift Card purchases charged to the Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa to earn double points? Thank you in advance for your assistance in addressing this issue. ================================= ----- --- Response received today via U.S. Mail from Barclays (Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team): ================================= Barclays P.O. Box 8801 Wilmington, DE 19899-8801 July 25, 2021 Account ending in _ _ _ _ Regarding Your Princess Rewards Visa Card Dear ______________, This is about your recent inquiry related to your Princess Rewards Visa Card account. We're currently unable to assist you with your Rewards issue. Please contact us at the number on the back of your card for additional details. We're available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We appreciate your business and look forward to servicing your financial needs. Sincerely, Barclays ================================= . . . 😶 . . . . What the hell kind of response is that?! ---
  10. Our perks from our cancelled July cruise* -- OBC, Specialty Dining, and Box of Chocolates Promotion -- also were transferred to our replacement November sailing. *In addition, our replacement went from a 4-night Ruby Princess obstructed oceanview to a 7-night Royal Class obstructed balcony [extended angled balcony and *not* obstructed]. ----
  11. ----- . . . . So, Global Experience Innovators, Inc. is a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC.: SEC: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/815097/000081509719000004/exhibit21201810-k.htm CarnivalCorp.com: https://www.carnivalcorp.com/static-files/ddd975ba-cef0-43fe-9bf9-bb4c376ed914 . . . And is hiding in Carnival Corp's virtual basement! -----
  12. --- I guess we have no idea when Discovery Princess will actually be ready, but for the time being Princess is still listing its inaugural Los Angeles round-trip sailing as March 1, 2022. See attached Princess.com screenshot. NOTE: I asked for the following listing of all Discovery Princess sailings by Date, but for some reason Princess did not list these sailings by Date. ---
  13. --- My apologies; I should have clarified better what I meant when I said with apostrophes "same": Pizza of the Day on a certain day on Grand was for example "Margherita" at both Slice and Alfredo; they were called by the same name at both venues, but in actuality were very different pizzas (yes, definitely different "from the crust and up"). -- And on Grand, I personally have tried the same-named Pizza of the Day on the same day from both Alfredo's and Slices; and yes, ABSOLUTELY they were very different pizzas. 😄 ---
  14. --- Agreed, though that perhaps may be only from Slice and Room Service -- rather than from Alfredo's (and possibly Gigi's in the future) which in the past has been Eat-In only. ---
  15. --- Alfredo's fortunately was open for lunch on embarkation day on all our Royal Princess sailings (last time February 2020). We especially enjoy a lunch at Alfredo's on embarkation days when we can arrive at Alfredo's before there is a line -- such as when we're transit guests on B2Bs and can get there before the non-transit guests arrive. 😉 Our favorite Alfredo's pizza, every time: Pizza Tarantina: Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Mussels, Bay Shrimp, Roasted Garlic, Capers, Basil, Oregano. ---
  16. --- And when we have sailed on Grand, the Pizza of the Day was the "same"* from both Alfredo's and Slice. *IMO still better from Alfredo's (prepared to order, in the Neopolitan style) than from Slice. ---
  17. --- We think alike: --- As well as @MX-Drew: ---
  18. Today I called customer support at both Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa and Princess@Buyatab.com with this issue, requesting double points on Princess Gift Card purchases: The Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team will get back to me within 10 to 15 days. Princess@Buyatab.com has replied below to contact you at giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com. NOTES: An acquaintance who purchased gift cards 2 months ago in May 2021, using her Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa, earned double points -- with the merchant listed as Princess Cruises. I understand new vendor Buyatab has handled Princess gift card purchases as of June 9, 2021. REQUEST: Can Princess update new Princess Gift Card purchases charged to the Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa to earn double points? Thank you in advance for your assistance in addressing this issue. ================================= ----- --- Reply from Princess at giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com: ================================= From: Gift Card Support (PCL) <giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com> Sent: Thursday, July 15, 2021 10:38 AM Subject: Re: [EXTERNAL] Issue: Princess Gift Card purchase no longer getting double points on Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa //Fw: From: Giftcard Support <info@buyatab.com> [Ticket#1071757814] Good Day Mr. ____________, Thank you for contacting Gift Card Support. We are happy to learn you have already contacted Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team as this is your contact for Reward Points resolution. Regards, Shelley Gift Card Support Princess Cruises ================================= . . . . So now we await the response from the Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team. ---
  19. --- And then there's obviously the problem with Medallion Class testing. Or rather in the case of this app, severe lack of. How can a client like Princess allow this app to be rolled out in crippled spurts like we have been seeing for months and months? . . . And with very basic functionality still missing? For example, once a medallion order gets to the Check Out step, I am unable to delete a medallion from the cart. . . . -- Oh, perhaps Cart item Delete wasn't in the specs. 😏 --- Such a cr*p app we're seeing at this stage. Princess really should be ashamed of this product right now. ----
  20. My experience as well. Drive-By and Hit-and-Run contractors*. *Not all of course. . . . Regardless, whatever style Princess' contractors are -- as well as Princess personnel and management responsible for analysis and specifications through implementation -- they certainly appear not to be doing a good job! ---
  21. ----- I later emailed Princess at giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com, with the following below, also including the response from Princess@buyatab.com. -- Hopefully we'll get a response next week. . . . ----- ================================= Subject: Issue: Princess Gift Card purchase no longer getting double points on Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Hello Princess Gift Card Support, I purchased Princess Gift Cards two times this week using the link https://www.princess.com/learn/cruise-gifts-celebrations/overview/gift-cards/ . My first transaction for $2000 posted on this month's Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa statement and only earned single points (2000 points) instead of double points (4000 points): Today I called customer support at both Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa and Princess@Buyatab.com with this issue, requesting double points on Princess Gift Card purchases: The Princess Rewards Barclays Card Visa Research Team will get back to me within 10 to 15 days. Princess@Buyatab.com has replied below to contact you at giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com. NOTES: An acquaintance who purchased gift cards 2 months ago in May 2021, using her Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa, earned double points -- with the merchant listed as Princess Cruises. I understand new vendor Buyatab has handled Princess gift card purchases as of June 9, 2021. REQUEST: Can Princess update new Princess Gift Card purchases charged to the Princess Rewards Barclay Card Visa to earn double points? Thank you in advance for your assistance in addressing this issue. ================================= -----
  22. --- Reply from Princess Gift Card Support: --- Re: [Ticket#{999999999}] From: Giftcard Support <info@buyatab.com> Hello, Thank you for reaching out! Buyatab is a hired gift card provider, making it possible for merchants to sell gift cards directly off their own webpages. You can see us here: https://web.buyatab.com/ We have only been partnered with Princess Cruises since June 9th 2021, and cannot assist with non gift card inquiries. Please contact the merchant directly for assistance: https://book.princess.com/captaincircle/customerCare.page Phone number: 1-800-PRINCESS (1-800-774-6237) Email Address: giftcardsupport@princesscruises.com Kind regards, Jillian, Customer Service Specialist -----
  23. --- It appears the description may have been changed so that Barclays cannot identify the transaction as a Princess transaction. I called Princess BarclayCard at 1-302-255-888 and opened a ticket with "Jake"; their Research Team should get back to me within 10 to 15 days. I then called Princess Gift Card Support at 1-833-907-3079 (this is at Buyatab) and opened a ticket with "Sharon"; their support staff (princess@buyatab.com) should get back to me in 24 to 48 hours. Sharon agreed with me that the transaction description probably was changed since the promo in May; she is documenting that the transaction description now begins with "Buyatab - Pr " when it should begin with "Buyatab - Princess " [in hopes that BarclayCard will identify these transactions as Princess-related]. ---
  24. --- My July statement just posted this morning. The first transaction is listed; I only received 2000 points for the $2000 order. The transaction description is "Buyatab - Pr 8339073079 604-678-3275 DE". Guess we need to call someone! ---
  25. --- No error messages nor problems this morning. I ordered 500 x 4 E-Gift Cards this morning at 3:54 am PT (Friday 6:54 am ET); I received by email the receipt at 3:55 AM, followed by the 4 gift cards (4 emails) and bonus cards (1 email) at 3:57 AM. --- NOTE: This was my second order of 500 x 4 E-Gift Cards. -- My previous order was made earlier this week on Wednesday at 11:19 am PT; I received by email the receipt at 11:20 AM, followed by the 4 gift cards (4 emails) and bonus cards (1 email) at 11:22 AM. -- Both times I ordered using my Princess Barclays Card Visa. -- The first time this week I received an informational text from my Princess visa (after I already received the E-gift cards by email): "Free Fraud Alert: Princess Rewards Card ending in {XXXX} - A charge for $2,000.00 at EGIFT CARD{999 999 9999} was APPROVED on 07/07. Reply 1 if valid. Reply 2 if not valid." ---
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