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Hi,just back from  a princess cruise and we had put money in to our onboard account in units of $125 Aud

When we got our first statement each unit of $125 became $139.10 

Cheers Carole

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That doesn't make sense. If they made an error and assumed you were depositing US$, it would have become around AUD $160. Just be happy that they seem to have given you an unexpected windfall.

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6 minutes ago, Aus Traveller said:

That doesn't make sense. If they made an error and assumed you were depositing US$, it would have become around AUD $160. Just be happy that they seem to have given you an unexpected windfall.

Yes I know it doesn’t make sense to me but thought someone may know,it was a nice windfall,paid for my soda and more package plus

cheers Carole

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1 hour ago, Elorac123 said:

Yes I know it doesn’t make sense to me but thought someone may know,it was a nice windfall,paid for my soda and more package plus

cheers Carole

I think it must have been a computer glitch.

Sounds like they converted $US to $AUD at a rate of there own choosing.

When no conversion was needed.

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Wouldn’t this conversion be unusual for Sea Princess seeing it is actually based in Aus and is all Australian dollars? Or do I have this wrong?

Or do they still use US$ on this ship during some sailings / in the casino etc? 

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5 hours ago, sewgood said:

What Princess ship did you sail on?

 

4 hours ago, Aus Traveller said:

That doesn't make sense. If they made an error and assumed you were depositing US$, it would have become around AUD $160. Just be happy that they seem to have given you an unexpected windfall.

 

53 minutes ago, Porky55 said:

Wouldn’t this conversion be unusual for Sea Princess seeing it is actually based in Aus and is all Australian dollars? Or do I have this wrong?

Or do they still use US$ on this ship during some sailings / in the casino etc? 

Do not know why it happened but I am not complaining 

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1 hour ago, Porky55 said:

Wouldn’t this conversion be unusual for Sea Princess seeing it is actually based in Aus and is all Australian dollars? Or do I have this wrong?

Or do they still use US$ on this ship during some sailings / in the casino etc? 

 

Yes - The Sea Princess uses all AUD.

 

I typed my first response assuming it was an Australian-based ship and that turns out to be correct. I made the suggestion that there could have been a currency conversion applied when none was required, but the figures don't work for that scenario.

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Great result for you, I cannot explain it, the only thing I thought of was possibly a currency conversion which was not required or a discount/bonus being applied.

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16 hours ago, MicCanberra said:

Great result for you, I cannot explain it, the only thing I thought of was possibly a currency conversion which was not required or a discount/bonus being applied.

Keep looking at my credit card account to see if they have found out.lol

Cheers Carole

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They might have calculated it as though paid credit in Singapore Dollar or New Zealand or even canadian dollar.

 

Regardless.... what a nice little bonus! 🙂

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Hi Carole

 

The exact same thing happened to me - I sailed on the Golden Princess which left on 22 December, and I put some on board credit on and it showed as $139.10, so I called Princess and they had a look at the booking and they could only see the correct amount of the $125.00. They had no explanation for it. So I checked my credit card and it went through as the $125.00 (Aussie dollars). Once on-board I checked what credit I had and it was the $125.00. So it must be a glitch in their system somehwere.

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1 hour ago, feejul said:

Hi Carole

 

The exact same thing happened to me - I sailed on the Golden Princess which left on 22 December, and I put some on board credit on and it showed as $139.10, so I called Princess and they had a look at the booking and they could only see the correct amount of the $125.00. They had no explanation for it. So I checked my credit card and it went through as the $125.00 (Aussie dollars). Once on-board I checked what credit I had and it was the $125.00. So it must be a glitch in their system somehwere.

I was lucky that mine stayed the same then.

Cheers Carole

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