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  • in reply to: Virgin Voyages Master Thread

    Does anyone know if you can request twin beds for the standard Sea Terrace rooms?

    in reply to: Virgin Voyages Master Thread

    Just received an email from Virgin Voyages detailing a change in the hours on the French Daze & Ibiza Nights cruise:

    We wanted to pop by and let you know that we’ve made an update to your French Daze & Ibiza Nights sailing, departing on 9/11/2022.

    Based on feedback from you, our Sailors, we’re excited to share that you’ll now have a bit more time to spend onboard our beautiful lady ships.

    • We’ll depart from Olbia an hour earlier at 5:00 pm instead of 6:00 pm.

    • After your overnight stay, we’ll depart from Ibiza two hours earlier at 4:00 pm instead of 6:00 pm.

    in reply to: Virgin Voyages Master Thread

    1st cruise!

    French Daze & Ibiza Nights
    Barcelona • Marseille • Cannes • Olbia • Ibiza • Barcelona
    11-18 Sep, 2022

    if anyone is interested in the Sailor Loot refer-a-friend for the same cruise, here’s my referral link to get yourself $200 onboard credit

    DM for details

    I’ve just used your referral link – see you on board!

    Never considered taking a cruise before but after seeing all the reviews I thought I’d give it a shot. I cancelled my ANA First award to get the points back for this so fingers crossed it all works out!

    If anyone else wants a code for the same dates feel free to use mine:

    in reply to: The HSBC Premier Mastercards thread

    I’m having a refund sent to a cancelled/lost Prem WE card. I still have the same account with a new card number.

    Will HSBC systems be smart enough to automatically credit the money to my account or will I have to call to sort this?

    Nevermind – it seems because I have browser extensions blocking cookies and third party scripts it causes the page to error out. If I try on a different browser in private browsing the issue goes away. Thanks anyway 🙂

    I’ve also tried for the eVisa registration as I hold another passport which is eligible for eVisa and I get the exact same error after the first page…

    On the visa page: and then when clicking the “Regular/Paper Visa Application” icon in the bottom left it shows the error I mentioned in my original post.

    in reply to: How long between payment taken and ticketing?

    It seems I was a bit too keen with my post – the flight was ticketed successfully this morning!

    To answer your questions anyway…

    1) I had rebooked a flight using the 241 extension hack, and to pay the additional taxes I put down a Mastercard instead of an Amex for the payment. This didn’t go through so called back to use an Amex for payment instead.

    2) The transaction was pending at the time of my original post but is now cleared.

    Thanks for the useful information regardless, I’ll keep that in mind for future reservations.

    in reply to: Personal Platinum Card 70k MR sign-up bonus

    I was offered the normal £4k in 3 months.

    in reply to: The HSBC Premier Mastercards thread

    Thanks to rum for reminding me that my annual fee has been waived this year. Glad I won’t have to deal with this mess of a process for another year at least.

    in reply to: The HSBC Premier Mastercards thread

    Reaching the end of my 2 years with the Premier World Elite card – want to downgrade to the Premier World card.

    Do I need to call or is there a way to do this online? And does anyone know if they re-issue and post a new card or can I keep my existing card and card number?


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