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  1. Quantum of Solace from Crooners, but it’s no longer on the menu. It must be a bartender who knew the old menu and knows how to charge it.
  2. Your PVP couldn’t book it for you either? I have had the same issue you are having and booked with PVP directly but then cleared my history and was able to get to final pricing.
  3. You didn’t quote me, but I have first hand experience with a bar tender being sick and not taking time off, they aren’t allowed to really, they get in trouble. I can’t speak to loss of wages, it wasn’t discussed. I’ve seen it happen more than once, on different cruises. On my last cruise a bar tender was hacking and coughing and I caught whatever it was. We said it could very well have been Covid, but I don’t know. It’s the first time I’ve caught “a cold” from someone on a cruise, but the fear of calling in sick happens. No way their supervisor didn’t realize they were sick on the three experiences I’ve seen. So it’s a corporate culture that perpetuates this.
  4. Are you asking about the Pacific Northwest Coast cruise on the Star, out of SF, on September 20? That one appears to be the first scheduled cruise on the Star after the pause in operations. Whether or not it will sail is another question. We plan to go on the September 27th cruise if cruising is allowed by final payment.
  5. I hear ya, if we knew what was happening it would be so So much easier
  6. So do you think you will roll the dice and wait, or cancel and book something else?
  7. Well, if cruising isn’t happening in January, what other options will be available? We have a September and December cruise booked. I don’t think September is happening and I won’t go as far as to make final payment unless things are moving along with cruising. Their repayment process is way too slow and I’m really hopeful that the December cruise happens. I may roll the dice on final payment for the December cruise even if cruising hasn’t resumed by final payment., but I’m not sure cruise lines will survive this. So maybe not. I’d leave It for now if you want to go. Make a decision before final payment
  8. I didn’t cancel any of our excursions, prepaid specialty dining or chocolate covered strawberries. PVP said it would all be refunded. I did print my travel summary and am patiently waiting for all funds to be refunded. I don’t need them refunded, they could have been moved to another booking, but PVP said that’s how they are doing it.
  9. We did!! We rebooked and paid $800 more per person, same perks, same itinerary, same week 2021. i wish they would have just transferred the same deal to next year i
  10. Interesting that some received email/marketing about it and others did not. Thanks for sharing
  11. Understand your frustration. It’s sucks that the same cruise next year costs a lot more. That extra 25% is not as valuable as it sounds. The fact that you cannot use the FCC for your air sucks. I think it’s how Princess it trying to stay afloat. They want new bookings that may not go, they need to get some money from you from any booking (the airfare). We’ve book a cruise that many not go, so I’ve contributed funds. We haven’t gotten our credit back from an Alaska cruise that we had booked and was cancelled. Same cruise next year, with the same perks, same week, $800 more per person. So cruise pricing is definitely going up. we rebooked but likely won’t go if we can’t refare lower. We do not have funds from a fully paid cruise currently at their mercy, but a lot of people have multiple cruises that were paid on full. There are many stories here about that. Also, that credit can be used on a booking before that date. As long as funds are applied by December 2021 you are okay. I don’t think the cruise has to sail by that date.
  12. I can’t imagine they will sell well. Have never purchased in the past, almost did on the last deal, and am grateful I didn’t given current conditions
  13. We book our cabins with one adult each, one kid each, we end up with both kids in one room and mom and dad in the other. It's no problem. It's not difficult at all to get the keys "fixed" once on board. I wouldn't call it swap. In your case, you can go to Guest Services and either get your medallions to work on the correct cabin or cruise keys. Also, once at Guest Services, no need to go into tremendous detail. Just have all 4 of your party to go guest services to fix access to the correct cabin. 🙂
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