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Offline Host Mike

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The cheapest cabins are allmost never worth it
« on: May 30, 2022, 03:14:25 PM »
"Automatically booking the cheapest room on a cruise ship without doing proper research first can ruin a trip.

As someone who's been going on cruises for over 10 years, I've learned that the price tag for these vacations can vary based on a number of factors — from cruise line to trip duration to room category."

https://www.insider.com/cruise-room-recommendations-for-family-what-to-avoid-review-photos-2022-5


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Re: The cheapest cabins are allmost never worth it
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2022, 06:47:07 AM »
I'm convinced that the cruise lines have had reoccurring problems with some or the same rooms on almost every cruise & they hold back on assigning them unless they can fill their ships.
Once your in the cabin some people might not complain while the the people that do can be appeased for a while and if they complain long and hard enough they be issued some cabin credit. Either way the cruise line is ahead since you've already paid for the cabin and if they can change you room then everyone is happy.

I know from past experience that certain rooms on 2 different Princess ships have had unresolvable AC problems for years now. I've read complaints from passengers about the same problems we had.

On one ship they moved us to a mirror image cabin on the other side of the ship only to have the same exact cooling problem.
Bottom line- Princess's profits come ahead of customer satisfaction.
Thankfully this has only occurred 2 time in all our years sailing Princess but it had made us leery about sailing older ships with design problems that can't be corrected. .