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  1. I had MedallionNet on Coral May 8-15.  I had no problems at all with it using an iPad and iPhone.  It was down most of one day but no issues at all with speed.  We used FaceTime, email, Facebook but no downloading or streaming.  It didn’t work out on the balcony but was fine everywhere else.  

  2. 2 hours ago, capriccio said:

    That's the same one I posted earlier (post #6).  Wasn't able to find a more recent version.

    Uggh, sorry, I don’t know how I missed your post 🤦‍♀️

  3. 13 hours ago, Dani24 said:


    We'll be on the Grand out of SF in July. My understanding is that the base menu won't be too different, but there may be some "specials" based on region. If you are up for capturing the menus on your sailing, I know I would love to get a preview! Especially as it may help us in deciding what nights to do specialty dining. 🙂

    Yes, I will post menus after we sail.  We also have some specialty dining credits, which is why I wanted to see them ahead of time.

  4. They are not available to purchase in the gift section of my personalizer.  Are they usually available to purchase on board or should we bring them from home?  Would like them for coffee/hot chocolate on our Alaskan cruise and to keep my hands warm when partaking in the frozen drinks 😁

  5. On ‎4‎/‎11‎/‎2019 at 4:40 PM, Dreamer115 said:

    Just went there again and not there.  Maybe not available on all, only has OBC toward onboard purchases.  I've already bought enough now anyway, but would have liked to see it.  If they don't let me withdraw it from casino I guess I don't gamble this time around.  Thanks for looking though.


    Seems to depend on what browser you use.  I just went onto the Princess site using my Ipad and the casino credit option was not in my personalizer.  Went to my computer and used Google Chrome and again it was not there.  Switched over to Internet Explorer and there it was!

  6. 35 minutes ago, Redwing55 said:

    I don't mean to be rude, but do you care to share why you would purchase a casino credit?  Honestly, I don't understand why Princess even offers that option.  I would just purchase OBC's and when I went to casino, I would load up my "card" from my cabin's account.  


    For that matter, I don't purchase any OBC's ahead of time (except if there is some deal to do so) and just have the casino add it to my cabin account if/when I go to the casino.


    Again, there are reasons for some to purchase OBC ahead of time.  It's buying a specific type.. in this case casino credit, where I don't understand where the advantage is.


    And as far as cashing out... I have no idea if one uses casino credits as to how that works.  However, if one loads like $500 on the card for casino and has like $450 left on it, the cashier will give one $450 cash when you cash out.  Of course when you win and say you have $700 on it, they'll give you $700.  I haven't won large, so I don't know at what limit that they don't give one cash.


    Sure, not that it is anyone’s business, but I don’t mind sharing why I wish to purchase casino credits.


    Three reasons actually.  One being that I live in Canada and when I booked my cruise almost two years ago the exchange rate was much less than it is now.  Everything I purchase prior to getting on the ship is at that exchange rate.  Everything purchased on the ship is charged to my credit card at the current exchange rate, which is much higher now, plus an additional 2.5% conversion fee by the credit card company.  


    The second reason is that is if I were to purchase regular OBC, any remaining credit at the end of the cruise is either refunded to my credit card in Canadian funds or I wait 6 weeks to receive a cheque in the mail which could either be US or CND funds.  I don’t wish to wait 6 weeks to have my money refunded nor do I wish to be reimbursed in CND funds.


    Thirdly, I have purchased everything else in advance, drink packages, souvenirs that I want from the gift shop, specialty dining, so I can’t see needing any additional money but we do like to gamble a bit.  Another reason for casino credit versus OBC.  


    So.....that’s why I would like to purchase casino credits before cruising.  

  7. Can anyone tell me their recent experience using casino credits which you purchase in the cruise personalizer prior to cruising?  Do you still get a voucher that you exchange for cash?  If not, is it easy to cash out if you have any $ left in your account?  Can you cash out at any time during the cruise and can you take the total remaining balance when you cash out?

  8. Out of 4 different cruise lines Princess is the first one that has my entire last name on the documents.  All others had the last 2 or 3 letters missing which was not an issue - it was just how their system worked.  My TA didn’t put the  hyphen in my name and when I was talking to a Princess rep about an IT issue he told me to call her and have it put in or I wouldn’t be able to board!  So best to check 😁

  9. 4 hours ago, Dreamer115 said:

    I can't see anywhere to buy casino credit.  Please give directions to find that.  Thanks


    It is in your personalizer under onboard reservations - same place where you buy OBC, gifts, drink packages, etc.  I just noticed it today after seeing this thread.  It says "Credits appear on your stateroom account and are automatically applied toward Casino spending."  It would be great if they just give you cash.  We also booked when the exchange rate was much better than it is today. 

  10. 15 hours ago, cruzbugy said:

    We, 3 couples, have a cruise leaving 9/30/19 and just booked the Pan Pacific for 2 nights pre cruise @ $261 + tax, still under $300. Be patient and checked expedia almost everyday. Most days were $300-$400/nt and just all of a sudden, one day I checked and got lucky and booked 3 rooms, deluxe king harbor view at that price.



    Wow that’s an awesome rate!  I kept my eye on several different travel sites and joined their member program and never saw a rate anywhere near that for The date I need in May.  After about a year of looking I saw a deal for a Canadian credit card that offered about $300 in free travel points for joining and charging a set amount in the first couple months so I applied for it, got it, paid final payment with it and got the Pan Pacific for $200 Pacific Club level.  I am pumped 🥳

  11. On ‎3‎/‎4‎/‎2019 at 9:01 AM, Tourist1292 said:

    Our cruise is one day after yours but we will be at Vancouver before you. After this winter in the mid west, May temperature there would not be an issue to us at all.

    We will be on the Coral Princess also on May 8.  We are across the river from you, a couple hours away, and totally agree that with this winter Alaska in May will be wonderful :)  I have family near Vancouver and it is more often then not our summer-time weather there in May. 

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