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I am booked on a 14 day Med cruise on the new Sky Oct 2019. The cruise can be booked as 7, 14, 21, 28 day cruises.

 

On my Cruise History under cruise points it shows 2, and cruise days 14.

 

Do I get 1 or 2 mini bar set up?

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Depends on how you booked it, if you booked it as two seven day cruises then you will get two mini bar setups

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You will get 2. The first will be delivered the day you embark. It may be in your cabin when you arrive or it may be delivered that afternoon. The second will come on turnaround day.

 

It does not matter whether you have booked this trip as 2 seven day cruises or 1 fourteen day cruise.

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The room service folks who put out the minibars have no way of knowing how you booked a cruise. They just know that an Elite is in a certain cabin and it is an embarkation day.

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Would the two mini-bar setups also be done on a 25 day (this one can be booked as a 14-day and 11-day) and shows as 2 cruise points in my profile.

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Would the two mini-bar setups also be done on a 25 day (this one can be booked as a 14-day and 11-day) and shows as 2 cruise points in my profile.
Yes. Two set-ups.

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Last time, I requested some changes to my mini bar.

 

Do I make the change requests on each embankment day? Or just on the first embankment day for both cruises?

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Last time, I requested some changes to my mini bar.

 

Do I make the change requests on each embankment day? Or just on the first embankment day for both cruises?

You will have to request the changes twice.

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Last time, I requested some changes to my mini bar.

 

Do I make the change requests on each embankment day? Or just on the first embankment day for both cruises?

After initial embarkation you call room service for the exchanges. On a b2b I have had success calling room service the day before turn around day and requesting what items I wish to have delivered, for example deliver all soda as diet coke, or 8 beers instead of the 8 bottles of spirits.

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Thanks for all the information, this will my first cruise longer than 12 days.

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Two set ups. On the first day aboard you will have to call for the changes, I usually call on the last day of the first segment and tell them I am aboard for the next leg and give my request. They seem to appreciate the heads up as it saves them having to change it out

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Another question - it has been a few years since we sailed on Princess. As Elite in a suite, do we get two mini-bar set-ups?

 

Thank you.

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Another question - it has been a few years since we sailed on Princess. As Elite in a suite, do we get two mini-bar set-ups?
You are entitled to two setups for being an Elite in a suite. The one time we had a suite, I called room service to request two coffee cards instead of the second minibar setup. Both setups were not automatically in our suite on embarkation day.

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you will get 2 no matter how you booked it.
That answer seems to vary depending which side of the equator you are on.

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But, on a true 14-nighter (Circle Caribbean), there is only 1 mini bar set-up?

 

(It can only be booked as a 14 nighter, it does not come back to Fort Lauderdale half-way through.)

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But, on a true 14-nighter (Circle Caribbean), there is only 1 mini bar set-up?

 

(It can only be booked as a 14 nighter, it does not come back to Fort Lauderdale half-way through.)

 

 

Either way 2.

Even on a cruise with a return to Ft Lauderdale after each cruise still only 2 for us.

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But, on a true 14-nighter (Circle Caribbean), there is only 1 mini bar set-up?

 

(It can only be booked as a 14 nighter, it does not come back to Fort Lauderdale half-way through.)

We did the 14 night Circle the Caribbean early this year on the Caribbean Princess. It could only be booked as one 14 night cruise. We got 1 mini-bar setup

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But, on a true 14-nighter (Circle Caribbean), there is only 1 mini bar set-up?

 

(It can only be booked as a 14 nighter, it does not come back to Fort Lauderdale half-way through.)

In your situation I’ve had the same experience as Paul...1 minibar because it cannot be booked as shorter cruises.

 

Since Princess began to automatically show multiple cruise credits in our cruise history for a single cruise that could be booked as shorter cruises that tells me how many minibars we’ll receive.

 

For our future 28-day cruise which can be booked various ways of shorter cruises we have 3 cruise credits....7, 7, 14 days...and will receive 3 minibars.

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But, on a true 14-nighter (Circle Caribbean), there is only 1 mini bar set-up?

 

(It can only be booked as a 14 nighter, it does not come back to Fort Lauderdale half-way through.)

 

Either way 2. <--- not accurate

Even on a cruise with a return to Ft Lauderdale after each cruise still only 2 for us.

 

If the cruise can only be sold as a single segment, in this case 14 days long, there is only one mini-bar setup. Also only one cruise credit.

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Two set ups. On the first day aboard you will have to call for the changes, I usually call on the last day of the first segment and tell them I am aboard for the next leg and give my request. They seem to appreciate the heads up as it saves them having to change it out

 

 

 

I’ve said this before - don’t understand why this process can’t be simplified. It could be/should be as easy to preselect via the personalizer what you want for your minibar, just as you can select bed configuration, dining time, etc. Just seems like a win/win for passengers and crew members....but of course I may be missing something.

 

 

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I’ve said this before - don’t understand why this process can’t be simplified. It could be/should be as easy to preselect via the personalizer what you want for your minibar, just as you can select bed configuration, dining time, etc. Just seems like a win/win for passengers and crew members....but of course I may be missing something.

 

 

Maybe not so easy to do for room service. With up to 500 or more elite/suite passengers on some cruises, the current procedure allows room service personnel on a very busy turnaround day to go to cabin after cabin leaving the same exact drinks. The effort it would take to check all the individual requests and put the proper combination of bottles in each stateroom is very time consuming plus the chance for not getting every order correct. I suspect only a relatively small number of those receiving the package actually call after embarkation to request exchanging items.

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I am booked on a 14 day Med cruise on the new Sky Oct 2019. The cruise can be booked as 7, 14, 21, 28 day cruises.

 

On my Cruise History under cruise points it shows 2, and cruise days 14.

 

Do I get 1 or 2 mini bar set up?

 

I emailed Captain Circle and asked how many mini bar setups I would get for my 14 day cruise. Their reply, I would get 1 mini bar per cruise segment, so 2 mini bar setup.

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you will get 2 no matter how you booked it.

 

Nope. I have done this. Only one set up if booked as a 14 day. 2 set ups if booked as a B2B.

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I emailed Captain Circle and asked how many mini bar setups I would get for my 14 day cruise. Their reply, I would get 1 mini bar per cruise segment, so 2 mini bar setup.

 

Nope. I have done this. Only one set up if booked as a 14 day. 2 set ups if booked as a B2B.

Nope...then you got shortchanged.

 

The reply from the Captain’s Circle clearly states exactly what many of us have experienced...a 14 day booking receives 2 minibars when it can be sold as two 7-day cruises. That applies for any booking as a single cruise that can be booked as shorter included cruises.

 

Some OBCs such as loyalty, shareholder & military are based on how a cruise is booked but not for the minibar.

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Nope...then you got shortchanged.

 

The reply from the Captain’s Circle clearly states exactly what many of us have experienced...a 14 day booking receives 2 minibars when it can be sold as two 7-day cruises. That applies for any booking as a single cruise that can be booked as shorter included cruises.

Some OBCs such as loyalty, shareholder & military are based on how a cruise is booked but not for the minibar.

 

Yup.

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Nope...then you got shortchanged.

 

The reply from the Captain’s Circle clearly states exactly what many of us have experienced...a 14 day booking receives 2 minibars when it can be sold as two 7-day cruises. That applies for any booking as a single cruise that can be booked as shorter included cruises.

 

Some OBCs such as loyalty, shareholder & military are based on how a cruise is booked but not for the minibar.

 

So, only 1 mini bar for us. Our Circle Caribbean cruise is a true 14-nighter, and can only be booked that way.

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Our August cruise could be booked as one 14 night cruise or two 7 night cruises. We got 2 minibars. Yes, if the only way to book is one 14 night, you get one minibar.

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So, only 1 mini bar for us. Our Circle Caribbean cruise is a true 14-nighter, and can only be booked that way.

 

Yes

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On Cruise Personalzer, select Cruise History. You will see how many future cruises you have. You’ll get one set up per cruise.

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I emailed Captain Circle and asked how many mini bar setups I would get for my 14 day cruise. Their reply, I would get 1 mini bar per cruise segment, so 2 mini bar setup.

 

On Cruise Personalzer, select Cruise History. You will see how many future cruises you have. You’ll get one set up per cruise.

The number of times we get a minibar is based on Cruise Credits and not on per cruise.

 

That’s been the experience of several of us who have posted in this thread & was confirmed by the Captain’s Circle office. For the OP’s question their 14 day booking which can be booked as two 7 day cruises would show 2 cruise credits resulting in 2 minibars.

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The number of times we get a minibar is based on Cruise Credits and not on per cruise.

 

That’s been the experience of several of us who have posted in this thread & was confirmed by the Captain’s Circle office. For the OP’s question their 14 day booking which can be booked as two 7 day cruises would show 2 cruise credits resulting in 2 minibars.

 

That's interesting, I never paid any attention to the "cruise credits" before. Many times we have booked a single cruise that involved a segment or more, each time we would receive a new mini-bar setup regardless of having not booked by segment.

 

 

 

 

I got to looking at our Princess cruise history. Toward the end of 2016 we did the "EUROPE - TransAtlantic" on the Pacific Princess for which we received two cruise credits for the 29 day voyage. There were two segments offered on that same voyage, Venice to Rome and Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. We received our new mini-bar setup at Rome and in addition received a new allotment of free internet time plus they attached our unused time, Venice to Rome, to our Rome to Ft. Lauderdale.

 

 

 

 

Coincidentally, this year we have booked the same cruise again. We booked the Mediterranean Grand Adventure, Venice to Ft. Lauderdale, 29 days, as we did before, but this time we are receiving 4 cruise credits? And as before one could book this in two segments the "Greek Isles Connoisseur", Venice to Rome and the "Mediterranean Passage" Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. Are they going to give us a third or fourth mini-bar setup, and if so at what port(s)? Whatever, we will take it.

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Nope...then you got shortchanged.

 

The reply from the Captain’s Circle clearly states exactly what many of us have experienced...a 14 day booking receives 2 minibars when it can be sold as two 7-day cruises. That applies for any booking as a single cruise that can be booked as shorter included cruises.

 

Some OBCs such as loyalty, shareholder & military are based on how a cruise is booked but not for the minibar.

 

That has also been my experience. two minibar setups if the cruise CAN be booked as 2 cruises, even if I booked it as one

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That's interesting, I never paid any attention to the "cruise credits" before. Many times we have booked a single cruise that involved a segment or more, each time we would receive a new mini-bar setup regardless of having not booked by segment.

 

I got to looking at our Princess cruise history. Toward the end of 2016 we did the "EUROPE - TransAtlantic" on the Pacific Princess for which we received two cruise credits for the 29 day voyage. There were two segments offered on that same voyage, Venice to Rome and Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. We received our new mini-bar setup at Rome and in addition received a new allotment of free internet time plus they attached our unused time, Venice to Rome, to our Rome to Ft. Lauderdale.

 

Coincidentally, this year we have booked the same cruise again. We booked the Mediterranean Grand Adventure, Venice to Ft. Lauderdale, 29 days, as we did before, but this time we are receiving 4 cruise credits? And as before one could book this in two segments the "Greek Isles Connoisseur", Venice to Rome and the "Mediterranean Passage" Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. Are they going to give us a third or fourth mini-bar setup, and if so at what port(s)? Whatever, we will take it.

It’s been my experience that several years ago we’d have to request the extra cruise credits through the onboard Captain’s Circle rep or by calling them post cruise but now it’s automatically added to our cruise history list.

 

I have a 28-day booking which can be booked as 7-7-14 day cruises & have 3 cruise credits so will receive a minibar during each turnaround day. My guess in your situation with 4 credits is that’s how many individual cruises can be booked during your 29 days. Mine could also be booked as 14-14 days or as 7-21 days but we’re receiving 3 credits based on a 7-7-14 days cruise.

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Coincidentally, this year we have booked the same cruise again. We booked the Mediterranean Grand Adventure, Venice to Ft. Lauderdale, 29 days, as we did before, but this time we are receiving 4 cruise credits? And as before one could book this in two segments the "Greek Isles Connoisseur", Venice to Rome and the "Mediterranean Passage" Rome to Ft. Lauderdale. Are they going to give us a third or fourth mini-bar setup, and if so at what port(s)? Whatever, we will take it.

 

If you have booked a full suite you will get an extra cruise credit for each segment.

Example: You book a full suite for a 14 day cruise that can be booked as two 7-day cruises. You will get 4 cruise credits for that cruise.

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I have a 28-day booking which can be booked as 7-7-14 day cruises & have 3 cruise credits so will receive a minibar during each turnaround day. My guess in your situation with 4 credits is that’s how many individual cruises can be booked during your 29 days. Mine could also be booked as 14-14 days or as 7-21 days but we’re receiving 3 credits based on a 7-7-14 days cruise.

 

Good explanation, makes sense. Thanks. However, I can't see where Princess scheduling allows for any more than two segments in the 29 days on our voyage. Since we did this same cruise before and had booked the 29 days as one cruise we know that Rome is the only port on the itinerary where they begin a new segment. I'm beginning to believe they simply made a mistake and we will receive two cruise credits like we did on the first cruise, not four as they are showing for us now.

 

 

I did make a mistake though on my first post here, in that the Rome to Ft. Lauderdale segment is titled "Roman Passage", 17 days, not "Mediterranean Passage" which happens a month earlier on another vessel for only 14 days. The first segment from Venice to Rome is correct, "Greek Isles Connoisseur" for 12 days.

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