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#1
Arizona
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We have a family group on an upcoming 15 day cruise. DH and I "bought" cabins for us and each of our two kids and their SOs; or, three cabins altogether. We had significant OBCs from Military, On Board Booking bonus, etc. Once on board can I use our OBC to purchase Soda 'N' More cards for our kids? Princess rep said we couldn't "share" OBCs but I'm almost positive that we bought Soda 'N' More cards for everyone when we went to Hawaii last year.

As a separate issue: do Soda 'N' More cards still cover milk shakes? I think I read that Milkshakes were not longer included.

Thanks,
Greg
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#3
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I would be shocked if they did not allow you to pay for multiple soda packages with one transaction to your account once onboard. Just have the kids line up with you to get the stickers on each of their cards.

And it does appear that shakes are no longer included in the Soda and More though some ships did individually choose to make an exception as the changes to the various beverage programs were phased in. Can't hurt to try especially if your kids have cute smiles
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Debarking is a cruel procedure done to dogs.
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.
#4
Colorado
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The purchase goes to whoever signs the receipt. If that person happens to have OBC, then that takes care of the charge.
#5
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I agree with LeeW. I have purchased the soda and more package for other members traveling with us and since it was with my card, i got charged. I have heard that some ships still allow you to get milkshakes with the package. Who knows for sure, things keep changing. Can only ask on board.