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  1. Just booked ez air from denver to athens, greece. It cost me for first/business $1500. If I had booked the second leg, EWR to Athens alone with the airline, just that portion would have cost me $9000! Yes, $9000. I am now of the age if I have to do over 4-5 hours I will do EZair and always book First/Bus. Can mentally pay EZ air prices for the comfort, just not the individual airlines' prices! Pooh
  2. Gee, guess I am very fortunate then. My fare went down $125pp. Mine is to Alaska this coming July. Pooh
  3. Go to any cruise that has this sale as if you were starting the booking process and then click on the top left middle area where it says "View Details." Wow, just did it myself after doing it 15 minutes ago and they have removed the 2 free bottles of $32 wine already!!
  4. HOWEVER, just ran into this situation and called Princess to get the nitty gritty. If you have already booked and then a new sale comes up that includes an airfare sale too, you cannot just rebook the airfare portion with the new sale price. SO, if your booking is a cabin category that is sold out, to get the sale price on the airfare, you would have to completely rebook with a different cabin selection. So you will have to do the math. In my case with all the freebies, the airfare reduction doesn't even cover them. Found this out by initially cancelling my current airfare booking in my personalizer and then rebooking for the new fare. But when my flights showed up the sale price was not there. Thank goodness I was able to rebook the flights I wanted and even saved a few dollars as the regular price had gone down some. So if you have already booked and your itinerary comes up with an air sale, just pretend to book new and see if overall it saves you money or not. Pooh
  5. Just spent only 5 minutes on the phone with Princess and was able to refare(already had this promotion including wine!) only for my cruise that I just initially booked on 10/7. Fare went down $125pp. So check your cruise as if you are going to book, and see if your fare went down too. Mine is for Alaska this coming July. Pooh
  6. Along with the add on of specialty dining (and wine!) to the 3 for free, just wanted to let you guys know that fares have gone down too. I just booked Alaska on 10/07 and already our fare for a CC mini has gone down $125pp. Just a matter of refaring as sale is exactly same. Took my rep. literally 2 seconds to refare and showed up in my personalizer immediately. So a 5 minute phone call saved me $250! So be sure to check your booking too! Pooh
  7. I just booked a 3 for free cruise and got the usual lower fare, OBC, and free gratuities. BUT, I also got 2 $32 bottles of wine, and one specialty dinner for two!!! So go in and pretend to book a cruise(just don't pay!Grin) and see if you aren't already getting the free dinner (and don't forget the wine-at $32 each Princess is quick to state!) Pooh
  8. But be careful to look at the small print. If A/C is important to you, this hotel does not have it. We just were in Copenhagen on August 27th and WAS very glad our rooms had A/C. Would have been a restless night without it! Pooh
  9. I just want to say thanks. I am one of those old people and use Princess' insurance. I don't mind being partially self-insured and Princess' insurance is much less expensive for me. Also I do have MedJet coverage also. What I do want to thank the OP for is that I have an upcoming B2B and will make sure I book departure flight connected to the first cruise and return flight connected to the second cruise! Pooh
  10. Did you get a WS or were you assigned a suite itself? I also have an S7 guarantee on the Grand for a sailing way out, but already there are no WS's available to book! Pooh
  11. Just got off the Regal yesterday. They do not do the cooking at the portable station like on some ships. But they do offer a special menu item for each dinner. Sometimes small like a special sauce and sometimes more like lobster tails or special cut of steak. Pooh
  12. Interesting. I will find out in 4 days when I join the Regal in Copenhagen. Nothing is cooked literally table side so that doesn't bother me. But usually there is a stainless steel table with at least makings for a special Caesar salad or side pasta dish in the CC dining area. I will say that the Grand offered special main meals too- like ribeye steak etc. that wasn't offered to mainline MDR guests. So will be interesting to see what we get. I just like the ease of going when I want and getting right in; the extra offerings never mean anything to me. I get the CC class for the really anytime dining opportunities, the cabin location, and the mini's bathroom set-up! Worth the extra $10-20pp per day for me. Pooh
  13. If I remember correctly, you sign up at Guest Services once aboard..... am I correct? Pooh
  14. Don't know how much you are paying for restricted airfare. Do know they are usually much more than flexible. Have you looked into flying EZair first class at a flexible price? I found that for me to fly into FLL from Denver, that there are no non-stop flights in economy or premium economy but nice flights non-stop in first and not much more than a restricted flight would cost. Just thinking you should check first. Pooh
  15. Hi and congrats! Wondering, are you doing the 14 day Norway and Iceland on the Grand starting June 26th, 2021? If so, see you onboard! As far as transfers go, I have found that private transfers work great for us(much easier and calmer and nicer) to take us to the ship for embarkation from wherever we are staying and use Princess transfers on disembarkation as we are usually just flying home the same day. My Princess transfer (one way) has cost me from $29-39pp usually. Usually more towards $39pp. Princess only picks up at the airport for transfers to the ship and at the port to the airport after cruise. If you do decide to use Princess transfer for some reason to the ship, you will have to get back to the airport and go the the area that the Princess rep will be and meet up there. It is ok if you flew in day or days earlier. We did just this our last Canada/New England cruise. Pooh
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