Sunday, August 23, 2015

What is Better Than Coffee? Cruise With Them

Our friends Dolores and Laura had told us they would be in Vancouver before getting on the Grand Princess for a three day cruise to San Francisco.

We really wanted to see them and knew whatever time we had with them it would be very limited before they had to get on the ship.

Well.... why not join them I suggested to Bernie.  The price sure was right $188 for an inside, and $218 for a balcony.  

Then Bernie suggested why not take some time and visit his niece who recently moved with her husband and two young boys to just outside of San Francisco.  

Even better, I have never met her boys and would love to see Erin again.

So we booked a BD balcony guarantee and then went and used our points to secure tickets for a flight home.

The next day we were assigned a cabin.  A BC category A617 and I was happy.  Bernie was a little concerned about the possible noise from the Horizon Court just above us.  He suggested I contact Connie our travel agent to see what she could do.

My suggestion to her was if they could move us to any BC of BD category that was not below public space.  I already knew that space was limited and there were no cabins in either of those categories left.  I did see some B2 categories left - those are the ones on Caribe Deck with the big balconies. But the cost was $35 more per person.  

When I got an email back from her about an hour later I was tickled pink to see that not only did Princess assign us a new cabin, they assigned us a Caribe Balcony Cabin at no added costs.  So it pays to have a good travel agent that will go to bat for you.

We are very excited to see Dolores and Laura again and spend a few days with them.  We are also going to be able to see some friends in Victoria for brunch too.  

Of course Bernie is excited to eat at Alfredos on the Grand.

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