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  1. TowandaUK


    We are booked onto an Enchanted cruise for September 2021. We originally booked in January this year. There is currently a 5 day sale which we have taken advantage of. We rebooked the same cabin with the same perks at a transfer cost of £100. We have saved £1140. Worth looking at if the sale covers a cruise you are booked onto. There are 3 sale days left. Good luck.
  2. Thanks for all your replies. This is definitely something we would like to do.
  3. I have seen mention of the winemakers dinner, but can’t seem to find any info on it. Has anybody done this? Can you tell me about it? Is it available on all boats, do you have to book onboard, what sort of menu and wines? Thanks in advance.
  4. Thanks both - I missed that info in yesterday’s post.
  5. We are going on a Mediterranean cruise and will be using euros in ports. We are from the uk so will not have $ with us. We always prepay gratuities but may wish to tip in cash to those that have been particularly helpful. I know onboard is in $ but that all purchases onboard go through the account. Would it be ok to tip in €. Would the crew be able to use these?
  6. I am looking to book excursions. I have an arthritic knee, and can manage most excursions but do not wish to commit to anything that I will struggle to manage. The info about how many steps at each destination is very useful. There are walking distances listed but I can’t find anywhere that tells me how this is measured. Is it in feet, yards or metres?
  7. I worked as an admin on a hospital ward for 8 years. During that time we had multiple occasions when patients had norovirus. At no time did I ever suffer from norovirus myself - handwashing really does work. Just keep washing your hands and avoid touching your face and you should be ok.
  8. Thanks for posting this. First time I’ve seen flat white on a Princess coffee menu. It’s my drink of choice so that makes me happy.
  9. I too am interested in this question. We are booked on a med cruise in Sept 21. One of the ports is Livorno and excursions are titled Florence/Pisa, but at present no Florence excursions are listed. It is well in advance of our cruise so we too wondered if more excursions may yet be added?
  10. Thanks so much to everybody for your help. It’s really clarified it for us. Just off to request a Halifax clarity card. 😄
  11. Thanks for your reply. I think what is confusing me is that if I want to pre purchase anything else - wine, flowers, celebration packages, internet etc it is all charged in £. Excursions are quoted in $. So does Princess actually charge it to you in $ even though I am in the UK and everything else is in £. I plan on getting a Halifax clarity card which doesn’t charge fees on foreign currency, but would prefer to use my current card if buying in £. Has anybody from the UK pre purchased excursions - how was it charged to your account?
  12. We are in the UK and just booked our first Princess cruise. Some of the items available to pre purchase are priced in GBP. The excursions are all priced in $. When we buy is it charged in dollars and presented to our credit card in $ or is it converted to GBP and charged to our card. What exchange rate do they use? Is it the rate in the markets on that day or is there a set rate? I realise that once on the ship everything is done in $.
  13. Hi there. We are thinking of booking with Viking for the first time having previously been with Celebrity. We like the way so much is included from the outset so you can more easily see the cost of the cruise. My question is about the included excursions. I’m not totally used to the site yet but when I try to get details of excursions I only seem to get details of panoramic coach trips. Is that the only type of included trip or is there a broader choice? We would like a mixture of coach/walking tours and free time. Many thanks
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