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  1. 12 minutes ago, Triptkr said:

    I have often gotten the lower fare after paying final payment--one time up until 4 days of sailing.   

    you beat us by 1 day ... ours was 5 - western Caribbean after the hurricanes hit a few years ago

  2. 8 minutes ago, MCC retired said:

    Sounds more like your TA’s policy and not Princess .


    You are before Princess Cancelation Penalty unless you booked a non refundable deposit .

    If your deposit is refundable , Cancel now and book again with a TA that appreciates your business .

    Also , you booked with no promo ??????
    Princess seems to always have a Sale and also allows TA’s to discount their best rates .

    deleted ...

  3. 7 minutes ago, High C's said:

    Princess honoured the lower fare AFTER final payment was made?  That's incredible.  I always thought we could only refare up until time of final payment.  I've honestly never bothered to track the fare after that (in fear of seeing the price drop significantly and not being able to take advantage of it!!!)

    not sure if Canada is any different ...


    but our final was 9/20/19 - re-fared on 9/24 and 10/10 ...  no price drops since then:classic_sad:

  4. since I don't know the particulars of your situation and your 'relationship' with your TA ... i'll just post my latest experiences


    prior to final payment ... switched from a no promotion , refundable deposit to a Getaway promotion, with a NON-refundable deposit with a substantial  at least for me, reduction in the fare since the 2nd passenger was 50% off


    since final payment was made, we have refared twice, under the same Getaway promotion, and both times the price drop has already been returned to our form of payment


    this was direct with Princess, no TA involved ...

  5. not sure what your budget is for this...and I'm not a 'photo person'... but maybe consider getting them the photo package on board ... check the terms very closely to see what photos are included ,but with that many people, i'm pretty sure the per picture cost could be very low ...


    just a thought ...

  6. 1 minute ago, Peckishpixie said:

    Well, A:I bought them an unobstructed balcony and B: some people cant afford a balcony and shaming them because of it is kinda crappy. I am super blessed to make more than enough money to travel a few times a year. I can even afford to get them whatever extras they may need.  Some families save for years for one cruise and can hardly afford an inside cabin let alone a view. Some of those people are reading these boards. Maybe we can not "ugh" people who cant afford the same things as us. If

    If I was a first time cruiser reading this whole thread I would think that most cruisers are spoiled elitist and insufferable and I would book a trip to Disneyland instead.

    I guess you missed the "Inside cabin - ugh" thread ....



  7. On ‎10‎/‎20‎/‎2019 at 9:42 AM, Peckishpixie said:

    I just bought my son and daughter-in-love a cruise that I dont plan on telling them about until we are on our way.

    Inside cabin ? -Ugh ..  j/k


    throw in some drink packages ... casino credits ... excursions ... specialty dinners ...


  8. 2 hours ago, c-boy said:

    Oh I'm not judging you, lol.  The last paragraph explains all, if anything it is a personal experience with satisfying results. Cocktails and caviar, visiting the casino and dancing afterwards and a stroll hand in hand along the promenade. 

    boy, c-boy with a martini in hand at the baccarat table...with his beautiful wife by his side ... or is it you by her side :classic_love:

  9. 10 hours ago, mevs904 said:

    The OP’s comment after the title indicated that he was asking other posters how they felt about the practice of looking at photos, videos, and information prior to cruising on a new ship.  I’m the type of person who likes to be informed before going on a cruise or land vacation.  For me, it helps me to start enjoying the experience before I actually leave, thus extending the pleasure derived from the adventure.  Someday maybe I’ll forego looking at information and be surprised.  Who knows?  Maybe I’ll like it!

    EXACTLY .... seems like a lot of posters read the title only ... then posted their reply

  10. not really a 'regret' ... but locking ourselves into Vines pre-dinner, then mainly Crooners post-dinner ...


    need to try to see more of the ship venues and other activities ...


    maybe try an ultimate balcony dinner, or one of the chef's dinners, wine dinners ... but , those seem like so much food...

  11. 2 minutes ago, Colo Cruiser said:

    Medallion Net has been disconnecting every 5 or 10 minutes all day long. Very frustrating.

    be sure to complain about not having the best interwebs at sea and get a refund !


    after all that is what Princess has promoted, right ?

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