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  1. I am a non-drinker and non-soda drinker. At best, I will have a virgin mojito or a club soda and lime. Otherwise, I stick to water, coffee, and an occasional ice tea, so the drink package is usually a no go for me. I will usually get the internet and of course gratuities, so I always figure out daily cost of the drink package and then decide between basic fare and best deal fare. So if you know what your drinking desires will be like on a cruise, then you can do the math that is personal to you and make your decision. Pooh
  2. You need to compare the no frills price of your category of room vs. the best deal price (which does include free gratuities, premium drink package and internet) and see which is worth it to you. If you pick, for example, a 7 day cruise and pick a mini-suite or above, then per person, gratuities is $108.50, internet is $69.79, and drink package is $479.57. You have to decide if worth extra price as a package or if you want to pay the freebies separately. On a 7 day cruise I tend just to pay basic as you need to have at least 2-3 drinks daily(sodas/alcohol/etc.) to make premium drink worth it. You still get all the "frills" of cruising. This really just is talking about costs not what will be available. Pooh
  3. I have called into Princess several times in the last three days and have always gotten through to a rep. immediately (after listening to the very long and old introduction). Pooh
  4. Called into Princess and showed rep. problem. She will redflag it to the IT department. She, though, was able to rebook me for the lower fares with no problem. In the last few days, I have gotten through to a rep. immediately!(after listening to the very long introduction first! Grin) Pooh
  5. I am beginning to read posts on FB that suggest no. One individual from Portugal said the EU was not going to allow ports to be opened until end of 2020 at earliest. Hearing Spain and Italy are saying similar things. Hearing that due to all the stuff going on that Enchanted cruises "might" not even start until the Nov.5th TA from Barcelona to Fort Lauderdale. I would hope that the governments involved and then the cruise lines would just cancel cruises immediately and not wait. With the above posts now coming along, I don't think that I will be going on my Aug.29-Sept.12th Enchanted cruise and already have $10,000 in FCC due to recently cancelled cruises. Don' t want any more. Have you guys heard any concrete information about late summer and fall in Europe? Pooh
  6. I just booked an Alaskan cruise for August of next year on 4/13. Told at that time I had to pay deposit by 4/16 to hold booking. Went in today(4/17) as decided to let it cancel at this time. But it still was in my planner. When I went into the payment section, I now read that I have to pay my deposit by 5/13th in order to hold booking! This is great. It gives me time to find out if my cruise will be going to Alaska this year or not(yes I am one of those whose cruise is still going at this time so who knows?)! Pooh
  7. Another interesting thing that happened to me. I booked an Alaska cruise for next year on 4/13 on a hold basis. Stated I needed to pay by 4/16 to hold reservation. I did not. Went in today to see if it was out of my planner and was still there. When I went into to payment section I found out to my delight that I don't have to pay the deposit until 5/13th!!! Since this cruise is to replace my Alaska cruise for this July 12th (yes my cruise is still on at the moment), I am excited. I can wait to then to either pay the final payment on this year's cruise or cancel and use that deposit for my new cruise! So much neater! Has anyone else come across this yet? Pooh
  8. And your point is? How does this help the situation? Then just don't book any cruises. Simple. Pooh
  9. I received my FCC for my March 15th cruise that I cancelled on March 6th. It is now gone too. However, I did put in for the refund(Option#2, so that may be why it is gone now as they have to refigure everything. I did print out the FCC before it disappeared, so I do have that as my backup. Will just wait and see what happens. Princess has been very good and accurate so far with my needs. My next payment is due by May 13th, so hopefully all the dust will have settled by then. Pooh
  10. Our Alaska cruise is July 12th. We just squeezed in! So far at least. I think things will have calmed down by then, but having to pay by April 13th is not so good. Am hoping Princess extends their 60 day final payment policy or even makes it a 48 hr. cancellation for FCC thing. Just hope things will settle down in a month. Pooh
  11. I am not 100% sure, but when I got my FCC for cancelling, the booking, was in my name as primary(like you) but the FCC was specific to me and to my husband and non-transferable. So I would think most likely that any FCC you would get would be name specific to each of the three of you and non-transferable. But go ahead and apply for it and then see what you can do. Pooh
  12. Well, as I said, I submitted a claim and now just will wait and see won't we?!! Pooh
  13. Roger, I cancelled right away Friday morning at around 8AM Mountain Time before the rush began. So that might be a factor to consider. But I saw my refunds on my credit card by 11AM the next day Saturday. There was a $109 error to my excursions refund for some reason but I was waiting to call in later the end of the month to see why. Checked my credit card today and saw that Princess had caught their mistake and credited the $109 on March 10th, 3 days later. Either a person or the computer caught their error and corrected it. I really am impressed with how Princess is handling this whole thing. Now, I shop for groceries like a normal person and found out today that is wrong here in Colorado!! Yep, guess I will have to use Kleenex for TP for awhile! This is just ridiculous! Grin. I would be patient and give them 10 business days( I definitely would call around March 23rd if you haven't seen the credit on your card by then). Pooh
  14. If your cruise fare(and only your cruise fare) was $2000 per person, then you would get $3500pp in FCC which is 175% of your original cruise fare.
  15. I also cancelled last Friday. Got refund and FCC. I went ahead and filled out the form for a refund and submitted it anyway. Have already had verification they have my request. I am just going to wait and see and see what I can get. I was ok with what I got on Friday, but if can get the new deal, I will like that too. Pooh
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