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  1. There have been numerous postings about the additional perks or amenities that you receive when booking a suite. Princess has a list of additional items that you receive when you are booking your cruise. You can also start at the Princess home page and select to review different cabin types. Under the Suite there will be links to tell you what amenities you receive when booking a suite. The only separate dining experience is that Suite passengers will have a restaurant for breakfast that is not available to any other guests. This is normally located in Sabatinis and has special breakfast hours for at sea and in port days. You also have the advantage of using club class dining which is located in a area of one of the main dining areas and you have a separate entrance line and some additional menu items. You also receive club class when you stay in a premium mini suite. Then you add in priority boarding and disembarkation and on the Royal class of ships a Concierge lounge where there is someone who can help you with anything that you normally have to contact each department separately for. I hope that this gives you food for thought as to whether a suite is for you or not. ALSO please remember that these were the perks and status before COVID and until ships start sailing we do not know which ones will remain or what they may change to.
  2. According to the original flyer the booking had to be made prior to December 2019 to do the add ons.
  3. I contacted my TA last week and added the BEST2DW to our Canal cruise next year for $25 a day each. Thanks to the link posted on the forum a couple of weeks ago.
  4. The tickets are considered paid on the date your final payment is or was due. After that you can make changes up to 45 days prior to cruise for no charge. Princess EZair Flexible Fares Princess EZair Restricted Fares Purchase air - days from departure From 330 days up to 4 days before departure subject to availability From 330 days up to 4 days before departure subject to availability Selection of preferred airline, flights, and travel date No charge No charge Confirmation of airline and flight schedules At time of booking At time of booking Airfare Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory Changes to Air Reservation No fee until 45 days prior to departure. Fees apply within 45 days. Allowed. An airline credit memo will be recorded minus applicable fees. Cancellation No fee until 45 days prior to departure. Fees apply within 45 days. Allowed. An airline credit memo will be recorded minus applicable fees. Payment Due Same date as cruise final payment date Immediately at time of booking Flight Disruption Coverage Princess will route to port of call Princess will route to port of call
  5. Ask Yourself this question. Why did you buy or why are you considering buying Carnival stock? For several years as the stock had very little movement the reason to purchase should have been based on a combination of dividend return and OBC when on a cruise. Now as the stock has drastically dropped those same two factors are still in play. The dividend could possibly remain the same or in most stock situations drop. One thing that will not drop soon will be the OBC. It is actually possible that it might increase as Carnival uses it as an incentive to both buy stock and cruise. Persons who just started cruising more than once a year and in particular those that go on 14 or more day cruises can experience a quick return of their investment. Just one a half years ago the price was at $60 a share, right now it is at $22.73 and fluctuating. History says that the stock will go back up it is just how long is a mystery. The other factor that will help the cruise industry lower costs is the dramatic decrease in fuel prices. The industry does not purchase from the pump it buys contracts for a stable price. Bottom line is right now you are better off either not worrying about it or buying. The gamble is how much lower will it go?
  6. Are you doing B2B cruises?
  7. And when you go remember this, "It is a marathon not a race." In the kitchen you will eat approximately five small appetizers. At the dinner table one of the first things will be a risotto. There is a chance that if you eat it all you will eat very little of the remainder of the dinner. Pace yourself, drink a little wine, talk with your dinner companions and enjoy the experience.
  8. And on disembarkation day you will meet in the concierge lounge and when it is your time they will escort you to the gangway to priority area.
  9. You definitely want to utilize the concierge lounge. On the Regal it is located on the Riveria deck (deck 14) aft midships. It is in the area of the R6?? suites. Do not worry about calling the dine line or going to the restaurant about reservations. After boarding go straight to the concierge lounge and ask them to make any reservations that you want. All of the specialty dining is crowded on that night and they will make your reservation for another night. They seem to have the correct contacts to get almost anything you need. They can check on excursions and also have personal information on what to see and how to use local transportation in all of the ports. As others have said they have pastries, fruit and coffee and juices in the morning and sandwiches and cookies in the afternoon. For us it will become another of the best suite perks.
  10. Also do not pass on the specialty dining you will get on embarkation day. You can ask for it to be changed and that request is normally granted. And the breakfast might be the best perk you get for being in a suite, just be sure to check the hours as they are different on port and sea days.
  11. and you can also add the Concierge room and person on the Royal class of ships. Only for full suite passengers.
  12. Thank you skynight. This is exactly what I needed. Very helpful.
  13. Thank you. Do you know which restaurant has the Suite passengers breakfast? Also which dining room has the club class dining area?
  14. Dining choices on the Emerald list Sabatini's but when looking at the deck plans I cannot locate it. Anyone able to tell me what deck it is on?
  15. We just returned from the Regal at the end of August and the Captain announced that the new beds would begin to be placed on the ship after the transatlantic and during the Florida cruises.
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