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  1. I was on a Circle Japan cruise and the captain decided to skip Toyama to go around a typhoon instead of through it. Substituted over night in Busan, Korea. This couple actually filed a complaint!! The waves were hitting my window and I wasn't on a bottom deck!! Honestly instead of being happy that the captain kept us safe, gave everyone a significant refund, plus onboard credit they sent an email to PCL that we missed a port!! When we got back to Japan the full brunt of the typhoon was apparent. Trees and debris everywhere
  2. So it looks like my 1-and-done holds!! Yea me!
  3. 50 days to cruise, 47 days to flight. I can see 3 boarding times but it states "Sorry, there are no groups available to choose from."
  4. Yes, I get enough OBC to negate the value of Princess Plus thanks to my PVP (I'm positive a TA could do it too)
  5. Yeah .... no. That 200 obc more than covers my 20 a day gratuities + internet.
  6. Thanks for asking but no, I'm not alright. I'm mad at me which is why I only lurked. Nothing major. Actually minor. Every time EVERY SINGLE TIME I get to maintenance I back slide. I don't know why. And it's worse during season changes. Minestrone good, foccacia bad. Spagetti meh? Garlic bread really bad. I really need to figure out why I sabotage myself. I think it's mental Friday (provided it's not raining) will be worse because all 10 of us are going to 6 Flags Discovery Kingdom. So that's a lot of salty park food Jan, cobblestones are a problem. And I noticed that a lot of them were uneven in Charleston. Beautiful city but I had to be careful walking around Belle, enjoy those balconies. I really like being able to step outside (unmasked). When do you go?
  7. I know this will irritate everyone else on Cruise Critic but if I think there is any chance that I can get a family member to babysit Koda 🐕‍🦺 and I like the itinerary, I book it. I keep well over 3/4ths because the Bank of Mom and main provider of family 4-legged member can usually remember their work / touring schedules. Like right now: 4 booked, only 9/2/22 TA still iffy (wedding?) So are you going to reserve it? Does it meet your price point? (I do keep mine in mind) $2519/12 nights = $209.92 night meets mine. I'll look for it 🤑
  8. Hey whatever is less!! (Its a 72 hr sale right now)
  9. Contact your PVP (I'd email it to mine) and as long as the offer was extended to you that will do it. Not everyone gets every offer. I never get the 600 airfare credit ones & those "lowest fares in the category" never apply to me because I book lower floors midship balconies. Yes, it's up to 500 less if I want to go way up top and up front. No thank you ~~~ but I get the OBC (need 25 per day as I book Best Price)
  10. What address please? Tia Make your appointment up to 14 days ahead at https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic Locations in Contra Costa are: Bancroft, Walnut Creek San Ramon Pleasanton
  11. Following as I'm supposed to be there 12/11/21
  12. Can I ask a question?? I bought wifi for 99.90 + shore excursions for 124.85. I'm expecting 62.53 back as nonrefundable credit I can use on anything. Right?? The probability of me getting off a ship and not spending at least 100 is nil. So no worries? Much about about nothing??
  13. My PVP added OBC to 2 of my existing cruises. My fare did not change, kept booking #, managed to keep my other 100 OBC (BW room), and specialty dining. This was new for me. In situations like this before it would require a rebooking not just adding perks My other cruises did not qualify. 1 -> within 56 days. 1 -> 45% more than I paid last May ADDED:: This is just conjecture. Could it be that if the cruise can be canceled without penalty they just add OBC rather than cancel, rebook, transfer everything (FCC, money pd, wifi purchase, shareholders, previous perks) over which is more work?
  14. 😕 Asking Moderator to change title to 72 hour sale
  15. Thanks @CineGraphic. Sorry I wasn't clear. Its supposed to be for new cruises only but some PVPs are able to still add the OBC to existing cruises. Princess wants to keep us happy
  16. I know you are not asking me but mine was refundable. I wound up with a small (<25) balance. PSD had to review where it came from before giving it to me. Glad I did because I hear it takes longer than usual to get it. But on my next Travel Summary it states it was purchased with gift cards. Does anyone know if that means it'll come back to the gift card?
  17. I also had a weird issue (think I reported it day 2: August 16, 2021). I asked PSD to post my 50% internet & 10% shore excursion credit. Done. Then I got a $15.97 internet credit. That 2nd credit wasn't removed. I think they're were still figuring it out. Hope its understood by my next cruise
  18. I can't afford suites but the 1st thing I do when entering my room is: 1. Drop suitcase 2. Order 3 pieces fresh fruit 3a. Unpack And a new one for me: 3b. Let muster drill run on TV while unpacking 4. Exit room & check in (wave) at muster station 5. Off to enjoy ship Anyway that was the drill in August to be repeated in December
  19. I was alerted to this by another cruise critic member ( @HQE910) so I apologize if this is a duplicate thread. Main thing (for me) is the ramped up OBC (up to 400) & lower deposits ESPECIALLY since I'm booking under Best Price not Best Value. It's not on all cruises but it is on 2 of my 4 future ones.
  20. Sounds perfect to me!!! You will get an assigned time closer to embarkation if you do nothing. There were 3 basic groups that showed up (outside of green, blue, yellow health wise. Yellow was shortest line). 1. MC app worked & got an arrival slot (my 8/15/21 cruise) 2. MC app did not work but are on a Princess shuttle or according to their booking summary pre-selected boarding time and showed up at that time (my 12/9/21 cruise) 3. MC app did not work, just showed up whenever. And boarded at that time. No one was turned away (so tempted to do this so I can linger in Fort Lauderdale) Whatever happens, no one was turned away in Seattle. I keep reading about posters angst but I wonder if they actually had a bad experience or just fear
  21. That wasn't observed in August so maybe that's where the confusion comes from?
  22. Yes your app says that. So if you are arriving the day before or they don't have your travel plans then its by deck. If you are arriving via Princess its by their schedule (flight arrival times). If you just show up whenever its when you show up. It wasn't hard. Was it different on your restart cruise? When was your cruise that it was do hard? Maybe things have changed since my 8/15-8/22/21 cruise.
  23. If you do not pick an arrival time you are assigned one based on the deck. Those times are the same as pre-pandemic. They never abandoned them. Picking an arrival time just lets you jump the line to when you want. Also if you book EZAIR & transfers you do not need to be concerned about it & if you book a Princess pre-cruise hotel stay there is a rep in the lobby to handle probs
  24. PVP emailed me at 7:14am that she was getting it put back on. And there it is!!
  25. Or at least it stays under general population rate (2%) and that they remain asymptomatic
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