How to Set Up Your Princess Meet & Mingle
The information below has been confirmed to us by Princess Cruises. We appreciate the generosity of Princess Cruises in setting up these gatherings as they recognize the loyalty of Cruise Critic members. However, it should not be expected that each ship will offer the same amenities, or anything at all. Remember, too, that paid groups on board may take precedence over non-paid groups, and there are often many groups on board vying for the same space. All of the above said, get started with the party planning!
Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle parties will be held on all Princess Cruises sailings. Please check the daily activities program, called Princess Patters, for notification regarding the day, location and time of the event. Should you wish to pre-arrange the Meet & Mingle for your sailing, please contact Princess Cruises Customer Service at 1-800-PRINCESS. Please make sure your efforts are coordinated so that only ONE person contacts Princess Cruises.
We know there were SO MANY choices on board it is easy to see how it would be tempting to skip the M&M, but DON'T! You'll be pleasantly surprised by how much effort is put into these gatherings by the staff on board. Make it worth their while, too. They truly want to meet you (and you can get a few nice pics with them, too!). Also, don't sign up just so a party will be held. It is disappointing to members, as well as the staff on board, to have only a few show up -- when they were anticipating a crowd.
We cannot stress this enough. You won't have a good time if you just park yourself in a chair. There is no entertainment other than each other. Get up, walk around, and mingle with your new friends.
Before the memories fade, be sure and share your Meet & Mingle experience right here with everyone on the Princess Cruises Forum
. If you've taken a picture, email it to us, and we'll help you get it posted on the boards. Everyone loves to see pictures of community members, and you'll be able to share firsthand just how much fun your Cruise Critic Meet & Mingle can be.
Need Help? Write to: Meet_and_Mingle@cruisecritic.com