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  1. We are looking at this one also. Much cheaper than the July one and makes it very cheap for us with our cruise credit from the Majestic cruise that did not go to Singapore. I wonder if Princess will have 24hrs pre-booking for elites. Whatever, Wednesday booking is fine for us.
  2. Thanks for that. Even though I prefer booking with Princess, at least we know the prices now and they are not too bad.
  3. Are you saying that was suggested on Sunrise? I think Asians may not want to go on her again as they are very superstitious but love a bargain, westerners would just love a bargain cruise.
  4. Yes found out. Decided not to board tomorrow as we have another cruise in Australian waters in March and now we are busy working out a British Isles cruise in addition to what we were going to do in Europe later in the year. Wonder how many will board? Hope people are not too disappointed.
  5. I think he is in the naughty corner with his tongue washed out with soap for his language. He upset people.
  6. I do remember seeing the box ticked to accept a complimentary upgrade but thought I would deal with that later but unfortunately if you don't untick it during the booking process you have to ring Princess Cruises to change it and I did not realise that and forgot about it. Wblotner your agent should have asked you - she is the one to sack. I go Sunday, I have not been contacted again when they said they would and I see a cabin close to where I was, for sale now, nearly double the price I paid. I had another look at the new cabin on Marina deck and it seems more under the buffet so I may just leave it alone. I have my mind on whether the ship will get from Australia to Singapore now. It's a big turnoff for me to book Princess again and I am just as happy sailing with RCCL and Celebrity as I am getting to Diamond plus. Wblotner, if I were you, I would think about cancelling if they don't change you. It is a fair way out and you may get a better deal booking last minute. However, I understand you may want to keep your booking and you may be up for cancellation fees with your agent. Good luck and let us know how you get on.
  7. I emailed back immediately after getting email and rang 15 mins later when I arrived home. Some of you were lucky but I was not. Will always remember to do it but some of you are saying it happened regardless. Don't want to take that chance again.
  8. Same just happened to me. Forgot to uncheck 'complementary upgrade'. Talked to a supervisor wanting my original cabin back. In the end she said it is my fault because I did not uncheck complementary upgrade and the ship was sailing full. Sent an email about six days ago. They acknowledged receipt and would write back in 4, still have not heard. People are saying they are cancelling due to the coronavirus so they have some cabins. I think they are too caught up with Diamond Princess in limbo at sea so I am not expecting to hear. This has turned me off Princess and I would probably still go with Princess where it suited me but I have decided to go along on Sunday and perhaps stick with RCCL in future and enjoy getting to pinnacle. There is no incentive for me to stay with Princess as an elite, there is nothing left to achieve except one bottle of wine per cruise.
  9. I was told last Friday, it was all sold out but someone on the roll call had their friend on the wait list ring up today and they got an inside cabin. I think we may be OK but I would rather have the balcony 2 decks down that I previously had. I can probably deal with noise from the buffet but not the noise around the pool.
  10. I share that sinking feeling of messing up also. I am on a cruise in a couple of weeks and I had a balcony cabin a couple of floors down from Marina deck. Unfortunately, I forgot to untick the complimentary upgrade box and I find myself on Marina deck. Horrors of horrors under the pool deck and all that loud noise from music and the theatre. Tried to get it changed but no go. Your dilemma made me go back and look at whether I had your problem also and no I don't think so. I think I am more under the buffet. I did also think of people looking into the balcony part of the cabin. I asked for my previous cabin back but no go. I think if I were you and paid for a suite and have the problem you have I would just ring up and change the cabin for a more private one. Good luck.
  11. We arrived in San Pedro on a Princess ship early December last. It took ages getting through US Customs (about an hour or more). Once we passed through Customs and retrieved our bags, we walked outside and there were about 4 taxis waiting and more arriving all the time. Took about 30 mins to LAX and cost $60US. Is it worth pre-booking a taxi as the port area outside is quite large. It did not appear to be small with lots of traffic and mayhem. Its a big area and seemed quite organised with shuttles and taxis etc. The shuttles were taking longer than taxis as paperwork for pre-bookings had to be checked. Once we worked that out, we just jumped into a taxi. Goodluck.
  12. I have booked Eclipse for next year. I get Elite status due to being Diamond on RCI. I have read Celebrity provides Cocktail (2 hours) for Elites. Is it like the Diamond Lounge where one can go during the day and make a better coffee? Can you use your few drinks loaded card in the Dining Room? It doesn't seem like the Eclipse has a promenade deck one can walk around - is this so? Thanks.
  13. When debarking from the Emerald early December at Los Angeles it started at 7 am as scheduled. US citizens had a shorter wait through customs than Foreigners who had to be finger printed etc. and that line was realllllly slow. The best way to get off faster than everybody else is to be in the first group to debark and that is to walk off with your own luggage. Taxis were plentiful and it cost $60 to LAX. Two weeks previously in Fort Lauderdale, it was also verrrrrrrrrrry slow for foreigners who were being finger printed. We were on a tour and buses just left as they filled up. We were possibly on the last bus to leave around 10 - 11 am.
  14. I have to agree about the CD. We were on for 29 days and I wondered at first if there was a CD on board and yes she was not much, but the Captain was great with his noon updates (had him on another cruise in the past). We chose this cruise because it went to Morroco - our tour guide got the lowest score I could give (and others on the bus were not impressed either) and the Everglades guide the highest score I could give. Our table waiter received my highest score because he was the best ever and the cabin steward was also great.
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