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1  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / Re: How to maximize your On Board Cabin Credits (OBC's) on: December 06, 2018, 02:24:30 PM
On the Ruby Princess, a few weeks ago, they were not offering combined B2B Elite minutes at the start of leg one.  They did however carry over unused leg 1 Elite minutes into leg 2.
Could be because they haven't switched to the Medallion net yet?
2  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Ocean Medallion is in use on one ship - Caribbean Princess on: December 01, 2018, 06:17:52 AM
It worked but other than for entering the cabin & locating your cabin mate it doesn't seem to offer much over the cruise card. It was just something else to carry around all day. I did make a magnetic thing to stick it on my shirt like a badge so I would have to wear one of their necklaces or buy of of their overpriced accessories.  Grin
They also need many more sensors since using it to find your shipmate is sketchy at best. It provides a general location but nothing exact as I though it would. At least it gives a deck & general area which is better than looking around the whole ship. It'll give you a location like show lounge, which when almost filled is next to impossible to actually find anyone. I suppose when they get it working better they'll  improve upon it.

One really bad feature about it is, if you should lose your medallion, anyone who finds it can go directly to your cabin & enter it unless you report it immediately. Although the cabin number is not printed on the medallion, any of the boards around the ship will give you the exact cabin location. Very poorly thought out.
When I brought it to the attention of the PSD they didn't consider it to be a problem, so I asked when they would start printing the cabin number on the cruise cards.  Roll Eyes
No comment.  Cheesy  Cheesy

I'm sure they have to make a change in their software & boards very shortly.
3  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Possible murder scene on the Royal Princess on: December 01, 2018, 05:57:04 AM
During our CB B2B during Nov there were hardly any people who heard the news about the incident, even the crew.
The news feed on their Fox link only broadcast some highlights from time to time.
4  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / Re: Princess visa card - What's in your wallet? on: December 01, 2018, 05:53:31 AM
Confusing? I'll say.  Huh

Can anyone explain the following part of their statement?

"When you erase a $50 Princess purchase by redeeming points for statement credit, you get a penny a point. But when you erase a $5,000 purchase, you get 2 cents per point."
5  Princess Cruising / Cruising Tips Chatter / Re: How to maximize your On Board Cabin Credits (OBC's) on: December 01, 2018, 05:48:35 AM
Just a quick note, on our last CB trip (B2B) they combined all our internet minutes in the beginning or our trip for both legs.
There was no need to use up the first allotment & then purchase the second group or minutes even though they were free.
There must have been many people who purchased the unlimited plan or if purchased per day around $20.
It seemed that they would be in the internet cafe early morning for ever.
The new system is fast enough to even download movies or so I heard.

Oh btw, the crew is allowed to but the unlimited internet for $60 per month. It sounds like it's cheap to most people but I suppose it's quite a bit for some of them on a limited salary.
6  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Princess Cruise Line Makes Unexpected Dining Changes on: November 04, 2018, 02:54:31 AM
We've been eating as early as possible & making the first show.
7  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Re: Bahamas Cuts Off Cruise Line Cash Flow on: October 27, 2018, 02:17:00 PM
I got off on our cruise last year only to see the town which we haven't been to in 15 years.
Nothing has changed & I'm sorry we didn't stay on the ship.
8  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Re: Sky Princess on: October 27, 2018, 02:13:28 PM
Finally a new ship that coming to the US.  Grin
9  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Unofficial Princess daily schedule on: October 23, 2018, 03:47:36 AM
Thanks once again.
There aren't to many places that make it this easy to see all the ship itineraries in one place.
10  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Princess Cruise Line Makes Unexpected Dining Changes on: October 22, 2018, 04:43:30 AM
I supposed it's aimed at people like myself & the wife who really don't participate doing sail-a-ways & like to eat early in AT dining. It relieves the DR of the crowd somewhat for anytime dining but that still irritates those that like TD.

In the article they quoted “We have been confirmed for early dining at 6 p.m. for months. Yesterday, I was checking something on my booking and see that I have ‘requested and confirmed’ 5 p.m. dining, which is too early for us. How can Princess do this unannounced?”

Like you said Princess will be selling more drinks than ever & just like the confiscation of coffee punches, it's all business at the cost of pissing off a few of their loyal customers.
I hope this brilliant idea comes back to bite them in the back side. Time will tell.
I suppose the late traditional will more crowded than ever & the early shows will be really packed 45 minutes early??? Huh
11  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Ocean Medallion is in use on one ship - Caribbean Princess on: October 22, 2018, 04:31:37 AM
I've been following a few people on board & they're comments were that it's working great. It's so quick that some of them were able to stream live programs without interruption.
Of course this was when they were still giving unlimited internet for everyone as compensation since the OM system still wasn't fully functioning. Now that the OM is pretty much in operation that's come to an end & they're back to the 250 minutes free for Platinum & Elite.....or you can buy the unlimited internet for $9.99 per day if purchased for the whole trip.
I'm not sure what the price is piece meal.
I wonder if they now give unlimited internet for all the crew as a bonus. (which they should)
12  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Re: Royal Caribbean issues full refunds due to "bucks" taking over the cruise ship on: October 10, 2018, 07:28:12 AM
Why was this group allowed to take over the ship & disrupt the vacations of all the other passengers?  Huh Huh
It seems to me that RCL could have given them a warning & if not complied with, simply eject them from the ship at the next port.
Instead they let them continue with their antics at the cost of ruining the trip for the rest of the passengers.
Something just doesn't add up.
13  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Ocean Medallion is in use on one ship - Caribbean Princess on: September 30, 2018, 04:44:06 AM
It does sound like a great improvement for the internet speed.
I wonder if the crew now has unlimited access or are they still charging them?
14  Princess Cruising / Princess News & Princess Chatter / Re: Princess is adding an attraction - Puerto Seco Beach in Jamaiaca on: September 30, 2018, 04:31:36 AM
It appears they cleaned up the beach area quite a bit.
I'm wondering how people will get there from the ship.  Huh
Will Princess be providing a free shuttle or will it be just another tour at top dollar?  Roll Eyes

If they do provide a shuttle I'm also wondering if they'll have priority boarding for Elite? Grin
15  Princess Cruising / Cruising Chatter / Re: Venice tourists could be fined over $500 for sitting down in public places on: September 24, 2018, 05:25:41 PM
They're not exactly tourist friendly.  Angry
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