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  1. Just wondering, we took an upsell to a full suite as well and I know they used to give you a specialty restaurant diner on the first night for those in suites, do they still do this, or is it now just the balcony breakfast? We've had the balcony breakfast a few times before when in suites and I think we just asked for the Champagne after the first one and went to Sabatinis for breakfast after that.
  2. If you can do early walk off the line up for immigration should not be too bad, although that's not set in stone.And if you are able to manage your luggage for a couple of blocks over to the waterfront station you can take the sky train right to the airport, which costs about $4 a person, and takes about 30 minutes and no worries about traffic. So if all goes well you should be ok for an early flight. On the other hand the later flight will be a much safer bet and the Vancouver airport is quite nice. As stated above a lot depends on what day and how many other ships are in port the day you disembark.
  3. I can recall reading a post where someone mentioned that if your folio number doesn't change your coffee 'card' will be honored through out the b2b. Now on all the b2bs we've done the folio number hasn't changed (remained in same cabin if that makes a difference) and our stateroom account and internet minutes have just rolled over to the next segment. We are on a 29 day in the fall which could have been booked as a 14 and a 15 and are planning on trading in our first mini bar for coffee cards, so I guess we're due to find out. Bbum
  4. I just received notice from Princess that the 25 and 35 day were cancelled. In the cancellation notice the obc offered was this: VOYAGE REDEPLOYMENT - NOVEMBER 14, 2020 - PACIFIC PRINCESS Please be advised that due to deployment changes, Pacific Princess' 35-day Tahiti, South America & Panama Canal Grand Adventure voyage departing November 14, 2020 has been cancelled. The deposit paid on this booking can be transferred to any new voyage, including Pacific Princess' 10-day Tahiti & French Polynesia voyage departing on November 14, 2020. Should you decide to rebook to this or any other sailing, you will receive an onboard credit of USD $50 per person (credit applies to first two guests on the booking; replacement cruise must be booked by June 30, 2020). We will be reaching out to you directly to discuss your plans, or you may contact us at 1-800-774-6237 (North America), 0344 338 8663 (United Kingdom), 13 24 88 (Australia), or 0800 780717 (New Zealand). If we do not hear from you within 30 days, we will process a refund of any payments received to the original form of payment. We sincerely apologize for any disappointment this cancellation may cause and look forward to welcoming you aboard another Princess cruise in the future. Bbum
  5. We are booked on the 35 day cruise to Ft. Lauderdale as well and I just talked to our personal vacation planner at Princess and she said that the 26 day to Sydney isn't in her system and is going to talk to a supervisor and get back to me, so I will update when I hear something.
  6. That is cutting it really close but if you land at 2 I would suggest grabbing your luggage, go up to level 4, purchase tickets (about $8 per person) at the kiosk, get on the Canada Line (I believe that is what it's called) and ride it all the way to Waterfront station. Waterfront Station is the end of the line. The ride takes aprox. 26 minutes. From there you will exit Waterfront station, turn right, walk about 2 blocks make another right, and you are at Canada Place where the ship is. I think it's cutting it a bit close, but we've done the Canada Line to Waterfront station a few times and it's quick, cheap, and no worries about traffic problems, but you will have to manage your luggage for a couple of blocks on your own. After taking the Canada Line I wouldn't take a chance on a ground transportation, as you never know what the traffic will be like in Vancouver.
  7. We have rebooked several times when a price drop came about or a better obc offer came around but the last time I looked into rebooking to take advantage of a little more obc we ran into a slight problem. We always book direct with Princess so I handle all the bookings. However the last time a little more obc was offered on a future cruise we are booked on, which was offered while we were on a cruise as a promo, I tried to rebook at the future sales office and get the extra obc, but ran into a slight snag that I hadn't encountered before. We were booked in a mini suite for the upcoming cruise that we were trying to get the extra obc on and would not have had a problem rebooking it and getting the extra obc except the mini suites on that cruise were sold out with a waiting list. So if we had cancelled and tired to rebook, our mini suite would have automatically been assigned to the next person on the waiting list as soon as we started the cancel/rebook process, and we would lost our mini suite and the only option that was left was the lowest cat balcony and we would be put last on the waiting list for a mini suite. The extra obc wasn't worth losing the mini to us so we hit the brakes. In most cases I don't see this happening too often, but be careful if making changes, make sure there are cabins still available in your category. I was so glad the Princess rep caught it before she went ahead and did the rebooking because once started it's a done deal.
  8. We've only done this once and we checked with the pursers desk, as was mentioned above, and there was a princess shuttle bus available for those moving over to another Princess ship. We were told where to meet and went together to pick up our luggage, then proceeded to the shuttle bus, the driver loaded our luggage, and when everyone had arrived on the bus were were transported over to the next terminal where we did a normal check in. So I suggest you check with the pursers desk during your first leg of your cruise and they will be able to inform you.
  9. Computer or DVD player, Hard drive loaded with movies, HDMI cable, a lot of patience fiddling around to find the HDMI port on the back of the TV (a stiff drink and a mirror may help) and you have movies on demand.
  10. My suggestion and what I always do, is book a cabin I will be happy with and tell the Princess CSR to mark it 'Meta' upgrade only. That way I'm not going to lose the cabin I chose and the only upgrade that would be offered to me would be to a completely higher cabin (balcony to mini, mini to suite, etc). If I can't book the cabin I really want I will book something I can live with and then keep a close eye on the cruise online and if the one I really want opens up, I'm on the phone to Princess and switched over. I've never had a problem switching cabins. As many may have noticed nowadays there doesn't seem to be as many upgrades as there used to be, but more so upsells, which in some cases are good as well, as we've taken a few, and let a few go by.
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