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Author Topic: How to maximize your On Board Cabin Credits (OBC's)  (Read 43026 times)
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« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2016, 05:01:53 PM »

Also, the mini-bar exchange for two coffee cards is a great deal as the cards are typically unmarked. (Most actually are if you get them from a server you have made friends with during the cruise.)

In fact, I've only had one card marked in the past several cruises...

I agree.  Try also to get an unmarked card when you buy a coffee card at a bar.  That unmarked card may turn out to be the brewed coffee and hot chocolate gift card that keeps on giving on your future Princess cruises.

BUT - on our last cruise on the Emerald in June 2016, they have once again changed the layout and color of the card so they know old cards when they see them...
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« Reply #31 on: August 03, 2016, 07:38:30 AM »

Also, the mini-bar exchange for two coffee cards is a great deal as the cards are typically unmarked. (Most actually are if you get them from a server you have made friends with during the cruise.)

In fact, I've only had one card marked in the past several cruises...

I agree.  Try also to get an unmarked card when you buy a coffee card at a bar.  That unmarked card may turn out to be the brewed coffee and hot chocolate gift card that keeps on giving on your future Princess cruises.

I'm not sure about the "new" cards that their issuing lately if they're going to be pre-stamped or not. I heard about them but haven't see one yet. We've got loads of the old style cards with no date or ship name on them so they'll be good only for punches & not for unlimited regular coffee or tea. Oh well.
It doesn't make that much difference on the Regal & Royal anyway since all the regular coffee is the same no matter where you get it.
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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2017, 12:38:55 PM »

It doesn't make that much difference on the Regal & Royal anyway since all the regular coffee is the same no matter where you get it.

Would that be the syrup - derived coffee, or fresh ground?
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2017, 12:41:28 PM »

It doesn't make that much difference on the Regal & Royal anyway since all the regular coffee is the same no matter where you get it.

Would that be the syrup - derived coffee, or fresh ground?

They don't have syrup on the Regal and Royal.
Even the fresh dripped stuff it to strong for my simple tastes.
Both my wife & I mostly get the Cappuccino with extra cream & it's acceptable.
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« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2018, 04:59:07 PM »

Three additional ways to save depending on how generous Princess is feeling at the time.  Your mileage may greatly vary!

1. Gambler fares: You may only pay port fees, get a white lanyard for free drinks in the casino, captain’s private party at times and a black card.  You may also get free air.

2. Move over fares:  When the ship or cabin class is oversold your original fare may be refunded and a free future cruise or at least a free different level cabin may be offered.  Sometimes future on board credits may also be offered.  These move over deals are typically offered to those living near the embarkation port.

3.. Suite upgrade offers:  If you receive this offer you have to move very fast but beware -  Princess has lately been making this offer pretty pricy.
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« Reply #35 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.
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« Reply #36 on: December 01, 2018, 07:07:57 AM »

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.
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« Reply #37 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?
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