what if 2nd person doesnt show up (casino rate if that matters)- deny boarding?

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#1
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i have some great deals and was thinking about doing a solo maybe. the casino pricing is only for double occupancy, i emailed the TA from princess to confirm

I know for the regular rates for a no show you get port taxes and fees back i believe?

would the same happen for the special rate , i assume so.

thing is, some of these rates includes taxes and fees, hard to believe but they do. for example one rate is 429 and the total bill i 858 and it says taxes, Fees & Port Expenses§included 260


so if i book with 858 and show up solo at the pier do i get 130 back? or basically making my solo trip 858 regardless since i didnt really pay the teaxes. or would they deny me boarding possibly? just curious how it all works.


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also what if i book a drink package, or best to wait to do that on board. id only do the soda pack. also if i dont prepay grats would i only be charged for 1 person.


the killer would be air. princess air is cheaper than what i can get for the most part and i cannot very well book for 2 then show up with one i guess?


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I will start with the first question.

Is two passengers actually traveling on the cruise a condition of the casino rate?
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Each passenger has a folio account where gratuities are charged daily. I guess there won’t be 2 charges in a folio.


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You can book but you just have to pay double when solo.. Still get the discount for both fares.
Pay only one cruise tax. You only pay tips for one.
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If OP was really doing this, then IDK why book Princess air. Why not just make own flight arrangements? Unless heading overseas, it doesn't seem like prices are that much different.
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Each passenger has to fill out their Personal Information Form with their passport # and credit card. Solos pay double. You won’t get the difference between a solo and double occupancy back because there isn’t an actual passenger with their passport # booked.
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Originally posted by Pam in CA
Each passenger has to fill out their Personal Information Form with their passport # and credit card. Solos pay double. You won’t get the difference between a solo and double occupancy back because there isn’t an actual passenger with their passport # booked.
You misunderstood I think. The OP intends to sail solo, but was musing about booking as two, but with the companion having no intention to show up and sail. So, he ends up solo with a casino rate booking that was intended for two in a cabin originally.
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Are you sure you can’t book as a solo and still get the same casino rate (paying both passengers fares and one set of taxes)? I do it that way frequently and get the casino discount.
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i actually emailed the princess TA about 3 people and she said

The offer is only available for double occupancy.


i ASSUMED that meant you need 2 people. however with the comments made above i went into the website and clicked on one person and indeed it shows the same cheap rate. never thought of checking that ! thanks.


re princess air, there are 100 and 200 bucks off this time of year thru princess. i can fly dec 17 for about 40 bucks! thats crazy cheap
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Originally posted by luckyinpa
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also what if i book a drink package, or best to wait to do that on board. id only do the soda pack. also if i dont prepay grats would i only be charged for 1 person.
Each person has their own on board account. Whatever you purchase on board goes on that account. Same with gratuities. They are charged per person on each person's account/

the killer would be air. princess air is cheaper than what i can get for the most part and i cannot very well book for 2 then show up with one i guess?
With EZ Air each person can book their own. Makes sense since passengers cruising together may not be flying from the same cities. You can also book directly with the airline, you don't have to use EZ Air.
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Originally posted by luckyinpa;54710640
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re princess air, there are 100 and 200 bucks off this time of year thru princess. i can fly dec 17 for about 40 bucks! thats crazy cheap[/color]
Is that $40 round trip from PA? If so... Wowser!!! I got $128 RT from Baltimore to FLL on their air sale.
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Originally posted by dickinson
Is that $40 round trip from PA? If so... Wowser!!! I got $128 RT from Baltimore to FLL on their air sale.
yes , without listing all the dates, here are the PHL to FLL amounts for the cruises i'm looking at over the next few weeks

233
200
262
33
330
220
204

that dec 17 for 33 bucks is one that no one must want (then again its 200 off
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I always wish I didn't live in Canada when I see all the low US airfares. Never get it this good. Used to be major savings to head out of BUF for this reason, but I think airlines are wise to fact that "half" the customers come from Canada and have to pay more to depart domestic. Still worth the drive at times, but depends where going.
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ok now this stinks. they must change this everyday. now most of the rates are not solo. this changed from last night. for example for 2 people the balcony was 509 PP on the 14 day trip... now for the 1 person its over 800. however compared to the 5558 price that listed today for a balcony, i guess 800 isnt too bad
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Prices change as they get more sales. If you see something great you have to jump on it.

I just checked for Dec 17 and from Baltimore it is more expensive to fly than from PHL. My least expensive rate was $78 whereas yours is $33.

Soooo, are you going?
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ive never done solo. but the prices are so tempting
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If you want to go put a hold on it. I did that for my sailing on Monday. It gave me til the end of the day to decide.
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well i've updated my spreadsheet and its pretty universal that there is no universal rhyme or reason for things.

jan 7 is 199 PP inside solo but the 199 double balc are gone
jan 21 199 for balc PP. or 398 for solo balc or 199 for inside solo
dec 9 for 2 is 229pp balc, solo its 258 inside and 458 balcony.
the 14 niter dec 20 is still 509 PP balc. but solo is 658 inside and 858 balc.
jan 20 sold out of offers
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Did you book something?
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