Misinformation and Clarifications

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#21
The lovely Garden State
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Originally posted by Thrak
One of the main reasons that abbreviations are confusing is that people use the wrong ones! If one wants to use the short designation for a ship then it should be the correct designation. It is simple to get the right one by going to the Princess site and clicking on any ship. The proper designation is part of the URL. I do use ship abbreviations but but not always as I do understand that many won't know those designations. I seem to be in the minority but really can't bring myself to refer to my wife as DW. I don't use any of the "Dx" notations. I do note that most folks here do use them though. It's just a personal thing that I don't care for them.
thanks, I never noticed that before! Very helpful.
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#22
Oak Park, CA
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The one that bugs me is "TA". Travel agent or Trans Atlantic". I had to really think about that one when I first saw it. I just couldn't figure out what a travel agent had to do with that cruise.
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#23
South Carolina
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Originally posted by windsor26
PRIORITY TENDERING
This means you can join the END of the tender line and board instead of getting a card but it does not mean you can push to the front of the line
Good Post!
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#25
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Originally posted by CruiserBruce
Well, this clarifying of "Misinformation" is going real well, isn't it?


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#26
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Originally posted by CruiserBruce
Well, this clarifying of "Misinformation" is going real well, isn't it?
The one thing certainly clarified by this thread is that it is much more effective to provide information by answering others' questions then by trying to compile a list of "clarifications" in presumptive anticipation of what knowledge is necessary. As one can see by the 'FAQ' sections of the various cruise line websites, informativeness and clarity--never mind completeness--is a daunting task.
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Upgrades, Upsellls and Move Over Offers are completely different things.
As are being denied boarding and being disembarked early.
And don't get me started on Port Charges vs. Government Taxes, Fees, and Port Expenses.
The Jones Act is for cargo. The PVSA is "that terrible law" that restricts USA domestic sailings. But without which there would likely be no cruise ships with casinos, duty free shops, and international crew members willing to work fantastically hard every single day.
Lots of people fly in the morning of the cruise and catch crazy early flights home. Why ask us if you can? Just to be harassed by the regulars?
No hotels have free shuttles, free breakfast, free wifi, or free parking. You pay in the rate. And could have found a better deal paying by the piece.
And don't forget: the cruise line is in complete control of the weather, political unrest, medical emergencies, and anything else that delays or re-routes your cruise. Be sure to demand compensation as it is you and only you who were affected.
#27
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Originally posted by Thrak
Wedding parties board before BVE.
Not in my experience. I've done the BVE for friends or family several times and we always boarded first, even the 2 times there was a wedding party waiting. We also boarded before Elite and Platinum.

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#28
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Originally posted by cr8tiv1
Future more, according the Princess' Suite website (http://www.princess.com/downloads/pdf/ships/PrincessSuite_eFlyer.pdf?utm_source=affiliate&utm_ medium=display&utm_campaign=sales:473347), they use the words:


"VIP priority embarkation & disembarkation at beginning and end of cruise".
But I won't split hairs with this one.
You are correct but "priority embarkation" is only listed among the Full Suite perks, not among the Platinum or Elite perks. It exists at most, if not all ports, but is unwritten.

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#29
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Originally posted by jrzebird
Not in my experience. I've done the BVE for friends or family several times and we always boarded first, even the 2 times there was a wedding party waiting. We also boarded before Elite and Platinum.

Maureen
The wedding party most certainly boarded before us - as it should be. They paid to have a wedding on board with their guests. We paid for lunch, a drink and a tour. Big difference.
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#30
Chico, California
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Originally posted by neverbeenhere
How about the CC member who is also a Celebrity CC member and also a Princess CC member had used their CC to purchase a CC in CC ordering a CC on the rocks to enjoy. OR


How about the Cruise Critic member who is also a Celebrity Captain's Club member and also a Princess Captain's Circle member had used their Credit Card to purchase a Caribbean Cruise in Club Class ordering a Canadian Club on the rocks to enjoy.
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#31
Chico, California
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Originally posted by argenta01
thanks, I never noticed that before! Very helpful.
If you liked that tip you might like this. Just copy it and save in a Word doc or something for future reference:


CB - Caribbean Princess
CO - Coral Princess
KP - Crown Princess
DP - Dawn Princess
DI - Diamond Princess
EP - Emerald Princess
NP - Golden Princess
AP - Grand Princess
IP - Island Princess
GP - Regal Princess
RP - Royal Princess
RU - Ruby Princess
SA - Sapphire Princess
CP - Sea Princess
TP - Star Princess
SP - Sun Princess
MJ – Majestic
PA - Pacific Princess
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