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  1. 28 minutes ago, MacMadame said:

    If the supervisor doesn't do what you asked, try the CVP line. They have more authority to move your cabin around. It's actually part of their job to do that. (They did it for me with no fuss as part of a refare.)


    I'm pretty sure it's gone. At least I haven't been able to find it.

    It's still there when you do a new booking.

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  2. 7 minutes ago, Snaxmuppet said:

    When I read the title I thought it was going to be something we could all take part in... sounded kinda fun!


    Just ignore me...

    Must be a British thing, I thought the same😁

  3. 3 minutes ago, CATGUY7 said:

    I am so aggravated.  We board in under 4 weeks  Today our itinerary changed completely - We only have one port that we will still visit on the same day as the original booking.   All the excursions that were booked outside Princess will have to be cancelled, and are now not available to rebook.  And the one booked with Princess that has been sold out for months - who knows if it will still be available?  Worst part is, when that was booked, it was 200.00 cheaper than it would be now.  

    If a Princess excursion has changed days, you should still be booked on it when it actually goes.

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  4. This restriction about using the package must be a Princess rule as when we sailed on Liberty of the Seas, we were able to use our drinks package straight after boarding.

    They had the same rules about limited Alcohol only bought in Texas.


    This looks to me like it is Princess trying to save money on the first day. If I was boarding at 11am, I would certainly drink more than $25 worth before we sailed.

  5. 6 hours ago, Babynan said:

    Thanks David. CPS was recommended to me, but I'm unsure because I have a motabilty car, and it is only insured for me to drive. I'm not sure whether I would have to pay for repairs if it was damaged while someone else was driving it. 


    All the CPS drivers are fully insured. They take pictures of your car before you leave it. There is an option on the booking site for Disabled parking.


    AB Parking cannot be booked for a Princess cruise.

  6. 2 minutes ago, Essiesmom said:

    Do you know this from experience?   Because that is not what the offer says:  read #3.




    Not had experience personally, just what I have read on here by other people.

    Best Thing to do would be to cancel the drinks package before the upgrade, then if you don't get the upgrade, just purchase again as it will be the same price.

  7. 16 hours ago, smokeybandit said:

    I think it's a poor idea to base which cruise to book on the projected cost of a drink package.

    When comparing the total price for a cruise, I always include the drinks package price to get the overall cost of the cruise. It would be much easier if they had a set price like Princess & MSC.


    I compared my last cruise to Norway on Princess with the same 7 day cruise on Anthem. Without the drinks package , Anthem was cheaper, but when you added on Drinks package, Gratuities & Wifi, the Princess price came in around £500 cheaper with the Plus package for the 2 of us..

  8. 16 hours ago, Fluffy Rabbit said:

    Hi All,


    Virtuosa - Docked Abu Dhabi 23rd November - 27th November.


    Has anybody done this cruise or should I say port stay, the ship is docked for the full four days and the cruise ship more like a hotel.  


    Will we be able to come and ago at any time of day or night?

    Are all bars and restaurants open/used?

    My booking states Half Board not Full Board, how does this work?

    Our boarding time is between 2 and 3 but we want to go to the Grand Prix track for the day, would we be able to drop off our bags early at the ship then check in later on in the day?




    For some reason, We received the information about this itinerary with or tickets for our september cruise.


    Half-board dining (breakfast and dinner)
    Extensive buffet with a wide array of cuisines (on payment for Lunch)
    Main restaurants serving gourmet meals accommodating a variety of dietary
    restrictions (on payment for Lunch)
    Chance to request preferred dinner sitting (subject to availability)
    24-hour room service (delivery for a fee)
    Breakfast in cabin (free delivery)





  9. 4 hours ago, Pandacruisers said:

     we are Aurea experience that is supposed the be Priority boarding. Doesn’t seem to be very priority to me.

    Priority boarding does not mean Priority check in, you only get the priority when you are after check-in, but usually, the boarding has already started and you walk straight on after security.

  10. On 9/14/2023 at 1:47 PM, JamieLogical said:

    You should be able to change it at the kiosks onboard.

    This is what I had to do as the card I originally registered got hacked 2 weeks before my cruise. Luckily I got a new card just in time. 

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  11. doesn't really matter what the package included when you bought it, according to T&C they can change what is included right uo to your sailing.


    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.

  12. On 7/29/2023 at 5:41 PM, Travelbugs2.2 said:


    We’ve never cruised with MSC before, so looking for some advice if possible!


    Do MSC sell their drinks packages separately?  If so, how much are they? (Alcohol package).

    And if a service charge applies also - what percentage is it?


    Also, do they tend to do deals on the packages in advance (ie, but one get one free or a % off) or how / when is the best time to buy?

    also, do MSC status match loyalty from other cruise lines?   We have Elite plus with Celebrity and Diamond with RCL

    apologies for all the questions and any help / advice much appreciated!


    many thanks




    Drinks packages are always cheapest if you add at the time of booking (£30 per day in UK for Premium Extra package). Price to buy after booking is over double the cost (£64), and they have not offered any discounts since I booked in April for my September cruise. Service charges are included in UK, but I believe in US Bookings, they add 15% (I think) on to the price before checking out.

  13. On 7/21/2023 at 7:17 PM, Valpacino said:


    Then when I click on the spa tab, I only get the 4 options below.  No complete menu of services to choose from.






    Am I doing something wrong or missing something?  Any pointers on how this all works would be most appreciated!



    This is all I can see for my Virtuosa sailing in September. As far as I am aware, you cannot book any other options in advance, and even when you pick one of these options, you can't pick a day or time. You have to do this once on the ship.

    It is the same for Speciality Restaurants and the Paid shows. You need to wait until on-board to pick your day and time.

  14. The Number of Cabins allocated is to control the numbers in the dining room. If they changed experiences in cabins this would complicate the numbers when there are Multiple embarkation days as they have on some ships. If a cabin is allocated to Aurea they can't have extra people in the dining room

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