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Maverick911

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About Maverick911

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    North Wales UK
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    Princess
  1. Just off the Golden after sailing Melbourne to Singapore, where she went for a make over Lol. Lots of problems to be sorted, ripped carpet, leaks in state rooms to name but a few, two pools were closed during the trip. If you have any questions just ask.
  2. We were on the Golden Melbourne to Singapore NO HAPPY HOURS, they do the Cocktail of the Day in the Patter but didnt see it on a discount. We had the Ultimate Drinks package BUT it didnt include cans of Soda so I eneded up with a $9 aud bill at the end lol
  3. As we were disembarking in a Singapore some of the refit crew were already on board. Managed a quick chat and was told the following :- Deck ' Carpeting ' to be replaced on several outer decks. Cabin leaks to be welded and repaired, Interior doors to be replaced, problems with the water supply to be resolved. The guy i spoke to also believes that the enigne is having a big service. The staff will be staying on board for a deep clean of the entire boat. Don't expect any major changes as the ship is going to P&O soon so why spend more than you have too .
  4. We are on the Golden from Malbourne to Singapore in March one of the stops is Bali in Indonesia. Just had an Email from TA with a letter from Princess stating "Please be advised that the Indonesian visa policy has recently changed. Most Guests including UK (us) US, Aus, and NZ qualify for a visa FREE entry stamp. A service fee of $25 pp will be charged to your state room account. Anyone come across this Visa Free Stamp with a Service Charge Before ??
  5. We are on the Golden out of Melbourne on the 15th March sailing to Singa would love to know waht the Tech issue is / was ??
  6. Hi Guys Thanks for all your replies appreciate all the tips. Will let you know how we go on. Take care Dave & Kath
  7. Were UK based sailing on the Golden to Singa March 2018. The package has dropped to £46.91 converts to USD 62.16 & AUD 79.15 and Includes the service charge. Princess have issued this :- The Premier Beverage Package is not available on select voyages. For all Australia-based voyages, through October 31, 2017 the package is available for $77.00 AUD per day, including the service charge. Starting November 1, 2017, the package will increase to $86.99 AUD per day. Pre-purchased package pricing is converted at the applicable currency conversion rate from the US base price, is subject to fluctuation and may vary from onboard pricing^.
  8. Copy of EMail sent by Princess Cruises to Moderator of Princess Cruises FB Site for Info only "In regards to the price increase on the new ‘Premier Beverage Package’, during our review of our package offerings and pricing, it was discovered that the Australian price published on our website and in our materials, had not been pegged to the actual rate of exchange of the Australian currency. As such the price published had remained stagnant for several years, while the rate of exchange continued to climb. Instead of marginal increases of the price over several years as the AUD strengthened, we now have a correction that appears sharper than normal due to the proper application of the current exchange rate. The new AUD price reflects the same price as the US dollar based package, it has just been converted into Australian Dollars at the current (correct) exchange rate. The AUD daily amount also already includes the daily service charge, whereas the US dollar amount is often published without that built in. Lastly, it is important to note that even with the F/X correction, Princess is highly favorable in AUD pricing as compared to other Australian based lines, such as P&O Australia. P&O prices their package at $105.00 AUD, and caps their menu price at $15.00 AUD, Princess is priced at $86.99 AUD and caps the menu price at $16.00 AUD. At this stage, we have not been officially informed about any changes to our Happy Hour and Buy one Get one for $1.00 program. Cheers
  9. Hi Guys We are embarking on a Princess Cruise on 15th March 2018. We will be travelling from Melbourne Airport to the Cruise terminal on the day. We are hoping to drop our bags off ASAP and then travel back into Melbourne as we want to buy a case of Good Aussie Wines to take on the cruise, ( we know we will have to pay duty ) just wondering if this is doable or are there problems doing this? Also any advice would be appreciated. Thanks in advance Dave & Kath
  10. Copied from Pricess Cruises FB Page. Just for Information. "In regards to the price increase on the new ‘Premier Beverage Package’, during our review of our package offerings and pricing, it was discovered that the Australian price published on our website and in our materials, had not been pegged to the actual rate of exchange of the Australian currency. As such the price published had remained stagnant for several years, while the rate of exchange continued to climb. Instead of marginal increases of the price over several years as the AUD strengthened, we now have a correction that appears sharper than normal due to the proper application of the current exchange rate. The new AUD price reflects the same price as the US dollar based package, it has just been converted into Australian Dollars at the current (correct) exchange rate. The AUD daily amount also already includes the daily service charge, whereas the US dollar amount is often published without that built in. Lastly, it is important to note that even with the F/X correction, Princess is highly favorable in AUD pricing as compared to other Australian based lines, such as P&O Australia. P&O prices their package at $105.00 AUD, and caps their menu price at $15.00 AUD, Princess is priced at $86.99 AUD and caps the menu price at $16.00 AUD. At this stage, we have not been officially informed about any changes to our Happy Hour and Buy one Get one for $1.00 program. Cheers
  11. Think after this decision there will be a lot of bar tenders just cleaning glasses. The drinks package for our upcoming cruise 15 nights works ot at the price of a cruise. So no way are we paying that.
  12. We are Brits doing a Cruise from Melbourne to Singapore on the Golden in March 2018. The drinks package on my personaliser is £55.19 $74.48 AUD 94.47 each per day so for the 15 night cruise thats £827.85 $ 1,117.25 AUD 1417.05. Each. For the two us thats the price of a cruise. So Princess no way are you getting that from us !! Going to bring the permitted drinks on board and enjoy the offers on port days. As said previously Princess have dropped the Ball here.
  13. Is there anyone who has recently sailed on the Golden able to give a Daily price for the All Inclusive Drinks Package in AUD ? We are in the UK and our Cruise Organizer is showing £47.20 per day which is AUD 77.03. If as stated the price is AUD59 we will buy onboard. TIA PS We will be bringing our own butter so no prices required lol.
  14. Just booked the Melbourne to Singapore Cruise via TA in the UK the AIDP is listed in my cruise Planner as £47.20 per day so for 15 days Thats £708.00, or for the two of us £1416.00 per couple. As the cruise is in AUD we are going to wait and pay on board which should give a saving of £330.54 not to be sniffed at. Thanks for all your input on here.
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