Jump to content
Cruise Critic Community


  • Content Count

  • Joined

About newbrunswicker

  • Rank
    Cool Cruiser

About Me

  • Location
    Hampton New Brunswick Canada
  • Interests
  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Celebrity Princess
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call

Recent Profile Visitors

48 profile views
  1. We have B2B cruises on the Emerald Princess for next February. After seeing the OP I checked our Feb 29 Panama Canal cruise which was booked at a $1.25 rate and now OBC purchase rate is showing $1.35. But our Hawaii and Tahiti cruse on Feb 1st which was booked at $1.30 is still showing a rate of $1.30.
  2. Just found this thread now. Does anyone know if this took place and is there anywhere to see the questions and answers?
  3. We did a Gate 1 Christmas Market cruise last year and loved it. Got a great price on a Danube cruise, Regensburg to Budapest for this November on Monarch Princess so are going back again. We have not cruised on any other line so nothing to compare it to but we were very happy with Gate 1.
  4. On our previous 2 Princess cruises back in 2015 we had left over OBC which we purchased before the cruise. On one occasion it was refunded on board, the other time we had a cheque mailed. Both times the refund was in US dollars. Back then when you purchased it in your cruise planner it said you were purchasing lets say $100 US OBC and it showed the price in Canadian dollars. I have 2 cruises booked for next year on the Emerald Princess and now in the cruise planner it says purchase $62.50 or $125.00 Canadian OBC which I assume means a $50 or $100 US on board credit but that is not mentioned. I did purchase one $125 Can credit and in my cruise summary it shows a purchase of OBC of $125. I wonder if this how they may be able to refund in Canadian dollars in the future?
  5. I got a Hometrust Visa Card last June. I had never heard of them but they were recommended on another thread here on CC.There was a backlog for being approved. It took about 6 weeks. I used it on a trip to Portugal last fall and am using it now in Florida with no problems.
  6. We stayed at the Comfort Inn Victoria Station back in April. Reasonably priced and in a great location. Room a bit on the small size but clean. We were 2 minutes to Victoria Bus Station, 5 minutes to the underground and 10 minutes to Buckingham Palace.
  7. Thanks GMT and Notamermaid for your replies.It does appear that the Jane Austen has made it through as it looks like it is nearing Mainz at the moment. Now if only levels on the Danube would rise so the Monarch Empress can get to Regensburg. Here's hoping.
  8. HI All, I have been following this thread with great interest. Thanks everyone for your valuable input. My wife and I are scheduled to take our first River Cruise on Dec 10th. We are doing a Christmas Market cruise with Gate 1 on the Monarch Empress. It is scheduled to go from Frankfurt to Amsterdam. The ship is currently on the Danube doing a Passau to Budapest 7-day cruise and then returning to Passau the following week. It is then scheduled to do a Christmas Market cruise from Regensburg to Frankfurt. I have a couple of questions for those in the know. As of right now is it even possible to get from Passau to Frankfurt. And if it can, is the Rhine Gorge passable for a 110 m ship. I have checked with Gate 1 who say at this time there is no planned changes to our itinerary. Thanks.
  • Create New...