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  1. 12 minutes ago, runnersuzy said:

    How many P/D's were there 10 years ago? Today, according to the article posted above, there are over a million. Has to have inreased not only cost, but limited suppliers capable of supplying the volume required as well as complicate the logistics of distribution to more home ports being used today. If necessary to provide something, maybe the idea expressed above regarding a small on board credit would make sense.


    I have no clue how many P and D's there were back than but remember a bunch have moved on to other cruise lines or just stopped cruising. Overall they do not give much for loyalty so would hate to see this taken away but would rather they use a bit of imagination in picking gifts.

  2. 1 hour ago, JF - retired RRT said:

    So you always spend your OBC down to $25 or less?

    Usually or manage so we owe them a small amount. That is why we get a statement of account every couple of days.


    Since most of our cruises have free grats these days and we get free coffee cards now that we are elite have to manage our account a bit more creatively than in the past.

  3. 2 hours ago, jimbo5544 said:

    What makes you think that?

    Better chance that if they offered a selection would find something we think would be useful.


    Been platinum about 10 years and have gotten gifts say 25 times and do think they used to give us a better and more imaginative gift.

  4. 1 hour ago, jimbo5544 said:

    Croc was a couple of years ago, also included were headphones, tervis tumblers, nice backpacks, blankets, wireless speakers.  It is all how you look at it.  

    If they give a choice of 3-4 things would think complaints would go way down but apparently the plan is to eliminate the gift altogether.

  5. On 10/12/2019 at 12:16 PM, Djptcp said:

    We have found most of the Platinum gifts to be not to our liking and we have left many in our cabin. Would rather Carnival stop the gifts and use the money to lower prices/not raise prices on something else.

    That is not going to happen. If they eliminate it not going to lower prices on something else it will just be gone.


    always thought they should offer a small selection of gifts instead of one.


    Must say last few groups have been kind of pathetic. Remember the croc sun shade and the worlds thinnest stationary.

  6. Too often princess live is full well before the activity will start. Hoping this new version has more capacity but from the pictures might even be less.


    Exployers lounge works well why change it?

  7. 5 hours ago, CATGUY7 said:

    Since your steward was elusive, perhaps you could have left a note?  And if that was unsuccessful, then a trip to Guest Services or Head of Housekeeping might have gotten results.  It always seems to be easier to resolve an issue while onboard.  Hope you hear from someone soon.

    When we need anything and the steward is not to be found, we always leave them a note and almost always issue taken care of quickly

  8. On 10/7/2019 at 8:08 PM, brisalta said:

    I have taken the first bottle to dining room and not been charged corkage on it.

    You got lucky

  9. We had a problem on the land tour after an Alaska cruise and two weeks ago was told we will hear from them in 6 weeks. They called to tell me this.


    Since Alaska season is over and the lodges closed nobody for them to talk to cannot imagine how they would resolve my complaint but we shall see.

  10. 12 minutes ago, geoherb said:


    Our connection was fine last year on the Royal's crossing. My connection was fine this summer on the Island Princess in Alaska, which spent time much farther north than we were in Southampton. I don't think they knew ahead of time that the speed would be so slow after we left Southampton on this cruise.

    I would think that after this much time they would know where internet speeds would be good and where they would be terrible. They do sail these waters very often.

  11. 1 hour ago, Astro Flyer said:


    Ah, they come with ouch cruise fares. 🥴  A couple of years ago our SA cruise on the Golden was very reasonably priced.


    Higher cruise fares seems to be more routine now when new cruises are released.  That happened on our long Sky cruise which we redid when 3 for Free became available.  We’re considering a Spring 2022 from LA & will decide if booking at the ouch rates are how to book it.

    Just after writing what I did realized it conflicts with youngest grandkids birthday so not going to happen.


    Went to Alaska last month on cruise with Royal and ports way to crowded. Only going to get worse and wonder if anyone will be able to fill all these cabins.

  12. 2 minutes ago, Astro Flyer said:

    Based on their cruise summary flyer after the Med cruises the Discovery sails the Caribbean & then South America to begin Mexican Riviera & CA Coastal cruises from LA in Spring 2022.  It took over 5 years for a Royal-class ship to be homeported in LA but will now get the Discovery to experience the new ship smell. ☺️

    Wonder how they will fill all these cabins. Not to mention the ports in Alaska will be mobbed. 

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