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Reina del Mar

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  1. Checked in weeks ago, today was the day We were meant to access our QR. Codes for boarding. Have done this several times since Medallion was introduced. This time, app would only let me access mine..nothing for husband. Phoned Ocean Ready. Rep told me that we only needed one QR code as we are in the same cabin. That didn’t ring true at all. Phoned travel agent who said we needed a QR code each. She explained what we had to do, log out of my name, log in again with booking number rather than name…both QR codes appeared..not too difficult, even for a technophobe like me…..We have previously just boarded by showing passports, but being a long way from home, felt the need to have everything that was recommended. Why can’t call centre staff be trained to help rather than give incorrect information ?

  2. On 2/9/2024 at 4:32 PM, steveso said:

     

    Also I understand that if you use a decent US agency then if the price of the cruise drops they will pass this saving to you but you don't get that in the UK.

     

    We are allowed to make one change to our bookings in UK..but at an admin cost of £100 per booking. Only useful if there is a big price reduction and you need to be careful that you keep any ‘perks’ .

  3. Just found where I read cans are included in Classic Soda Package.- from our personaliser.

     

    What is Included

    • The package includes all, fountain sodas, and cans of soda and juices (excluding the fresh juice bar), mocktails, and smoothies as per the menu.
    • The package may be used on our Private Islands and all onboard Food and Beverage Venues and other areas such as the Theater or public spaces that offer beverage service. Selections and service are limited to that venue’s menu offerings and operating hours.

    Package Details and Qualifications

    • There is no age restriction for purchases of the Classic Soda Package.
    • The Classic Soda Package is USD $14.99 per day plus 18% service charge (totaling $17.69 per day) for all itineraries except Australia. The package is AUD $23 per day which includes a service charge for all Australian based vessels. A tax may be added at the time of purchase for certain itineraries or ports of embarkation. You will be charged the full amount for the complete voyage at the time of purchase.
    • The Classic Soda Package must be purchased for every day a passenger is sailing. Partial / Pro-Rated Packages or segments of a guest’s voyage are NOT accepted, although some exceptions may apply, such as the World Cruise. These exceptions, IF applicable, will be displayed in the Cruise Personalizer at the time of purchase.
    • The package is offered onboard on day one and day two only.
    • The package is NOT available for pre-purchase within 3 days of sailing.
    • The package is NOT refundable or transferable once purchased onboard, and for advance purchased packages, NOT refundable or transferable within 3 days of sailing.

    Exclusions and Limitations

    • Does NOT apply to bottled, specialty or premium coffees and teas, hot chocolate, ice-cream based drinks or any items offered in Retail Venues or Shops onboard.
    • Can NOT be used for Mini Bar Items. Additionally, the package cannot offset the cost of, or be a substitution for, special or private events such as cocktail parties, wedding receptions or similar. Please contact Group Onboard Services for additional details or clarification.
    • Souvenir Glassware is excluded but is available for an additional charge.
    • Excludes and is not combinable with other Programs, Promotions, Onboard Specials, or Buy One Get One type offers, or food items for sale such as ice-cream etc.
    • Not all exclusions or limitations can be foreseen or published here and may exist or be implemented without notice.
    • The Classic Soda Package excludes all alcoholic items, nor does it provide a discount for any alcoholic drink.

    Terms and Conditions

    • Packages may NOT be shared, are NON-transferable and NON-refundable.
    • Only one beverage is allowed per guest per order, a time interval between orders may by applied by our point of sale system (POS) or in some instances, manually, at the discretion of the vessel.
    • Orders are only accepted from and fulfilled for, guests whose name and folio number are assigned the package as reflected in our system.
    • Shipboard management reserves the right to add additional restrictions or limitations, revoke or cancel the Classic Soda Package at any point during a Guests voyage for any reason with or without a prorated refund, including but not limited to guests who: 
      • Provide beverages to other guests or do NOT comply with the terms, conditions and limitations of the package.
      • Have an account that reflects a pattern of consumption that is wasteful, excessive, or appears to violate the non-sharing policy.
    • Princess Cruises may modify, amend or update the terms and conditions of our beverage packages at any time with or without notice to guests. The terms and conditions as published on princess.com on the date of sailing will apply.
    • Pricing is subject to change without notice, and for vessels designated in a foreign currency, packages purchased in advance may vary from onboard pricing due to timing and currency fluctuations. Guests will NOT incur additional charges, nor be issued any credits or refunds for such currency variances.
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  4. Ozwoody- Many thanks for your spreadsheet.

     

    Think I have read somewhere that the Classic Soda package now includes cans. It seemed to on our South American cruise this time last year..but we were always checking our folio, just in case! We weren’t charged extra on any occasion, over 18 days, but that might have been a fluke.🥫

  5. 7 hours ago, Relaxing Robbies said:

    Mocktails like Zero Pina Colada and Zero Mohitos cost $10.50.

     

    4 hours ago, Womble99 said:

    A can of soft drink was $3.50

    Thank you both..this was exactly the information I needed. Two cans and two mocktails would be $Aus 28..if the Classic  Soda package is $23 , it would be worth getting that…Obviously for both of us.

     

    Relaxing Robbies- do you mean Zero mocktails with Diet Sprite or just non alcoholic cocktails ? Husband is diabetic so we struggled to find Zero sugar mocktails on last Princess cruise- they kept suggesting using soda water which isn’t so tasty. Thanks.

  6. 8 hours ago, skents said:

    Currently on the Majestic out of Sydney.   No pre-cruise water package and no onboard water package. You can bring water onboard. 

    Thank you..I knew you could carry a limited amount of water onboard as hand luggage..as this is a 26 day cruise, more interested in knowing whether slabs of water can be sent aboard with cases.

    8 hours ago, Rick&Jeannie said:

    But if you booked Plus or Premier...they'll give you as many bottles of water as you like, right?

    If you don’t have either Plus or Premium package, what should you do???

    Make friends with someone who does??????????????…

  7. I asked this question last time we cruised in Australia and received several different answers…we ended up just buying a soda package once on board.

     

    This question is for passengers who have recently cruised from OPT in Sydney.

     

    I know we can drink water from the ship’s taps so don’t need advice on that.  

     

    There is no option to order bottles of water in my personaliser. Both TA and I have phoned Princess to try to order a water package. The only answer Princess UK come up with is you can order once on board…which I definitely don’t think is right.

     

    I read on another forum that people have sent slabs of water to their cabin with their luggage…is this still possible ?? We are travelling for 26 days and although we have Elite mini bar set up, think we’ll need additional water and too mean to order bottled water at a bar or from Room Service.

  8. Have just been reading that kettles are available, on request,  on Coral Princess on Australian cruises.

     

    Please can anyone confirm whether sachets of Nescafé or similar are available in the buffet? 

     

    Trying to cut back on packing, so this would allow us to leave Thermos flasks at home.

    (Yes I know we could order room service.)

  9. Thank you for your suggestions. I am an over packer and need to sort myself out. I am listening to what has been said, and trying to see how I could cut back.

     

    I can fit everything into my 35KG hold plus 15kg cabin baggage allowance…so that is what makes me think I can pack more than I need to.

     

    Will give myself a good talking to !

     

    Thanks again.

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  10. Some excellent ideas…..still dithering though, can make all sorts of excuses to myself  but probably stems from being a shopaholic!!

     

    I can do a month in USA with about four pairs …still working on cruise wardrobe. Please keep suggestions coming.

     

    Many thanks.

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  11. I struggle to see wedges as formal wear.  

    Feel the need for both colours for longer cruises.

    Maybe I could cut back on one pair of flip flops and one pair of wedges.

     

    Thanks for your suggestions.

  12. Wear Sketcher’s trainers....international travel,

    gold high, formal shoes,

    black formal high sandals

    gold wedges for smart casual

    black wedges for smart casual

    black walking sandals,

    black leather flip flops

    gold leather flip flops

     

  13. I need help !!!

     

    Asked a packing question and saw so many replies about ladies travelling with THREE pairs of shoes…..I am looking at a minimum of eight….how do people manage on longer cruises. Please ??

     

    Will be taking a large suitcase and carryon rollaboard so will probably have room but possibly not weight, as our allowance is 35kg

     

    Many thanks.

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