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  1. 38 minutes ago, cruiser3775 said:

    I also found recently that, if you have a frequent flier number, you can get substantial discounts through Qantas and Virgin for travel insurance quotes.

    Does Qantas do cruise coverage? Last time I tried running a quote through them there was no mention of cruise coverage in their pds and no option to select it when quoting a policy?


    Given their great phone service for flights I wasn't keen to check by phone so they missed my business.

  2. 12 hours ago, NavyVeteran said:

    Have you personally done this? I haven't seen it documented that you can.

    Are your talking about the Plus or Premier fare or the completely over-priced stand-alone Plus or Premier drink packages?

    We had no problems doing this on our last cruise in January. I purchased Plus once on board and my wife didn't have a package at all.


    And yes it was the Plus package not just the drinks package before the questions start.

  3. 13 hours ago, Sparky74 said:

    Yes, in my experience you only need insurance for the time you’re actually away but if you buy the policy today you’re covered if you need to cancel the trip because something happens tomorrow. 

    Looking at various insurance options myself lately and wondering if the cancellation cover is worth the paper it is printed on when you read the pds..... The list of exceptions as to why they won't payout a cancellation are way longer than those that they will it seems

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  4. 3 minutes ago, Bubbeh said:

    5K in refundable OBC, are you kidding me??  I don't know how many people could spend that much in 10 days and not need a liver transplant afterwards. 

    I can't imagine us spending the non refundable OBC let alone making a dent in the refundable but it is a carry over from a pre covid move-over cruise so we will find a way 🤷‍♂️

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  5. For as long as I can remember the kids club (all age groups) are closed between from noon to 1pm on sea days and 5pm to 6pm everyday.


    So it is safe to say it will be outside these hours, pretty sure it was 3 to 4pm on our last cruise but the information will be in your cabin when you board if you have pre-registered for the Teen club online.

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  6. 9 hours ago, steilkurve said:

    Hey all. Trying to book dining for a November Sun Princess cruise. Every time I try, I get this error message. I’ve put in a payment mode as requested (even though it’s zeroed outt given I have Premier) and checked all the boxes. Anyone else got this? See photo.


    I get the same error for cruises booked on Discovery and Diamond. No matter what I do I cannot get a booking to go through....

  7. 1 hour ago, mevs904 said:

    We had planned to try the charcuterie board at Vines for a lunch, but somehow it didn’t happen

    We found that vines was normally full of people just hanging out rather than using Vines so there was never any seating so we just didn't bother last cruise.

  8. They get the old fashioned cruise card. The medallion is considered a choking hazard for toddlers which is why they do not get one.


    As they will be in the room with an adult it is unlikely that they will be roaming the ship alone but the cruise card will open the room and can be scanned by security when leaving the ship etc. (though the last toddler I saw they just scanned the parent and glanced at the cruise card)

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  9. On 4/13/2024 at 1:46 PM, Boatharbour said:

    Several months ago I made dinner bookings for our January 2025 cruise on Sapphire Princess. Since then we’ve cancelled and rebooked the cruise at a lower price. I now need to rebook our dinners as we have a new booking number, but the app won’t let me. I’ve tried different dining rooms and specialty dining to no avail. 

    Does anyone know what this error message might mean? Thank you.


    We have had that error since the new app launched. Haven't been able to book a specialty restaurant booking since, so helpful this new app idea. About as helpful as our CVP who won't return phone calls....

  10. We travel with our son so having 3 in the suite we tend to send laundry out daily to keep the bag small. Never had a problem with the frequency or amount that we send and always back the same day.

  11. On 4/4/2024 at 11:20 AM, MacMadame said:

    My wish is to stop talking about children in bars. 🤣

    I wish Princess would make it public that any passenger may sit on a bar stool regardless of age or gender............ Also if they could wrap tips into fares so we no longer have to hear silly arguments about why everyone has to tip every person under the sun that would be great too 😉

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  12. 10 hours ago, WonderMan3 said:

    Kids are often the third or fourth passenger in a cabin which come at a reduced rate and don’t necessarily include the same amenities such as with the packages.

    So are adults (I would hazard a guess more often than kids are from the cruises we have been on) and while they are happy to pay for the packages are they going to be happy to shell out an additional $99 per day for the sanctuary as well??


    If a child doesn't get to use this perk and an adult does on the same fare then why are they paying the same price?

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