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  1. I'll be on the cruise with you and look forward to meeting you for the Meet & Mingle and cabin crawl if you partake. Leaving for a night at Hollywood Hard Rock on Friday, then will Uber to the pier. Thanks #RoguePerson for the info regarding ships in Port Everglades on 12/1. We will (again) be taking Uber from the terminal to get from Adventure OTS to the Princess terminal for the (mostly) brand new Sky Princess for an additional 3 night cruise. I guess we will stay on Adventure as long as possible to try to avoid the masses on the pier. Sky is undergoing a Coast Guard inspection and is not scheduled to leave PE until 10 p.m. ! Check in supposedly does not begin until 5 p.m. so there will be no hurry to make the short trip over. See you all soon!
  2. UPDATE: My American Express account has been charged $500 for the On Board Credit that I purchased (for a cruise I purchased Oct 23, 2019) as well as the $100 credit with a net charge of $400. Thanks again for posting the back door 🙂
  3. I was on Crown October 8-18. They only charged the extra over $12. This was in both the dining room and Vines. I asked the bartender about it and was told the policy was changed. When I returned home I did look at the policy online and noticed it is not changed. I can only say what I was told on board.
  4. I always just fax a letter that includes my Reservation #, dates, ship and my Captain's Circle number. I include a copy of my brokerage statement that shows my shares. I include my phone number in case they have any questions. I've faxed the request with less than a week before sailing date and have always received the credit. If I fax late, I add a note to my letter apologizing for the lateness of it. Longest I've had it take to show on my paperwork is 3 days. Fax number is 661 753 0180.
  5. I've been on Caribbean Princess several times. Just my opinion, but I would much rather be on Caribe deck with a large balcony, half covered and half not. When looking down onto Dolphin, the balconies are totally uncovered - no way to get out of the sun or out of my view if I happen to look straight down. I don't think the larger cabin and price is worth it. But like I said, just my opinion. YMMV
  6. Thanks! Worked for me. After adding it, it still doesn't show in my offers but does show under "Added to Card". I used this back door about a year ago when someone posted it and it worked great 🙂 BTW, I bought On Board Credit with it, then used the OBC to buy the beverage package onboard and to cover gratuities.
  7. I have a question: I have lots of cruises but none with RC yet. I am booked solo on Ind OTS. My booking online identifies the cabin as "Suite" on my RC page when I click "View More Details". My cruise receipt shows "Junior Suite". Will I get any additional benefits for this cabin? Including any suite benefits and/or points benefits.
  8. I don't know the answer to your first question but can verify the second and answer the third. Yes, if you pull your card before printing a voucher, the money on the machine goes back on your card. For the third question, there is a separate casino card you can get by going to the Host desk and asking - or you can use your cabin card. The advantage to the casino card is that if you order a drink while you're playing you will not have to remove your cabin card from the machine so the server can charge you or your beverage package. If you booked your cruise through the casino, a player card should be in your cabin when you arrive.
  9. Yes, I thought the supposed tax/port charge was rather high. On a 7 day Regal for March, the total is $156.80 and includes a stop in Princess Cay in addition to Grand Turk, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. 10 day on Crown Princess in October was $146.60 stopping at Princess Cay in addition to 5 other ports...I think I noticed when I first started cruising that those fees are made up. I won't complain though since the overall price is still very good.
  10. I received this offer and at least in my case, it was from the casino. The email was time stamped 8:45 p.m. last night and I called this morning about booking. I was on hold for periods of from 10 minutes to 45 minutes waiting for someone to answer. I did have other things to do so had to keep calling back. Finally around 1 p.m. I was able to get through. While waiting I booked the offer as a hold (only the second time I've been sent a casino offer that you could actually book online) to save my cabin of choice. Unfortunately as early as 8:30 a.m. there were no insides left online and in the end I paid to upgrade. The cost was $60 pp plus $105 pp tax/port fees (yes, TOTAL for 2 = $330). I got a category BA for that price. Mini suites were available for $90 pp. plus t&p. The offer also included $50 casino free play. Both December 1 and 4 were available. Since we'll be getting off a Royal Caribbean ship on the 1st, that's the date I booked. We will Uber from the RC terminal to the Princess terminal to drop off bags however, we'll have to find something to do during the day since the ship will not be leaving port until 10 p.m. They are asking cruisers not to show up until 5 p.m. due to Coast Guard inspection (although I didn't know this until after I booked). A couple of hassles but overall I'm extremely happy to get on the new ship for dirt cheap 🙂
  11. I found the beverage package @ $47 several weeks prior to my upcoming Adventure cruise. Booked someone else to the cabin several days later and he originally had to pay $52. I kept checking every day and when it went down to $48, cancelled and re-booked for him - and am still checking every day. Currently my Independence cruise next year is priced at $57. I am not going to book at that price even though I can cancel later. UPDATE: just looked a minute ago and price is now back at $52. AND my Independence cruise price is now $61
  12. There's an atm on board every ship I've been on
  13. Thanks to you all for your replies 🙂
  14. Thank you Alfaeric! Have you been to Labadee and know any info on that?
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