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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:52 AM
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I will be leaving tomorrow for a 2 week cruise through the Panama Canal. It will be the first time I am traveling as a Platinum guest. I just saw this on the internet.

"Complimentary Dry Cleaning & Laundry Service
Upon request, your cabin steward will organize your laundry to be cleaned/dry cleaned,- compliments of Princess Captain’s Circle!"

Is this free laundry service available to Platinum guests or only Elite?

How much free interent time will I get for a 2 week cruise? Is it best to sign up the first day?

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Old January 5th, 2009, 12:25 PM
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No free laundry.

$100 of Internet use (250 minutes)


Complimentary Cruise Atlas
Every year you will automatically receive a copy of our Princess Cruise Atlas. With details on all itineraries and sailings for the year, you will be able to plan ahead easily!

Princess Platinum Vacation Protection Upgrade^^
As a Platinum member, when you purchase Princess Vacation Protection at the standard rate, Princess will purchase an upgrade to Princess Platinum Vacation Protection automatically on your behalf. Click here to learn more about the Vacation Protection program.

Preferred Check-In
When you arrive at the port, don’t wait in line. If you are a Platinum member, you and your family or guests will be invited to use the Preferred Check-In desk to help expedite your embarkation.

Platinum Members Lounge
In recognition of your loyalty, and to make your last morning with us more enjoyable, we invite Platinum members to use the Platinum Members Lounge, offering light refreshments and peace while you await disembarkation.

Complimentary Internet Packages
Each Platinum Member will receive a credit towards the purchase of a package in our Internet Cafés or on a personal laptop! Our current internet packages onboard have now been expanded fleetwide to include wireless internet!


$75 for voyages of 7 days or less (equivalent to 150 minute package)
$100 for voyages of 8-20 days (equivalent to 250 minute package)
$200 for voyages of 21 or more days (equivalent to two 250 minute packages)

You can use your credit towards a larger package if necessary, or enjoy all those minutes - compliments of the Princess Captain's Circle!

Exclusive Phone Line
Enjoy an exclusive shoreside phone number for contact to the Circle Desk. Your call will be routed quickly through to the Membership desk to discuss your cruise history, membership status, benefits delivery or any other Circle-related questions you may have.

*Members are eligible for a higher tier on the next cruise following completion of necessary cruises and/or cruise days.
^^Available to U.S. and Canadian resident Members only. Platinum Members sailing prior to Summer of 2009 sailings will continue to enjoy the Princess Travel Care Gold upgrade when they purchase Princess Travel Care at the standard rate.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:08 PM
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To activate the $100 for the 250 minutes on the internet, you must first charge it to your sail and sign card ... later they will credit you with the entire $100. Guess this is the only way they have to keep track of it.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 10:33 PM
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PRINCESS now has a credit program and not individual cruises, Suites earn 3-credits per cruise.
Singles paying double supplement earn 2-credits.



Platinum Membership >>
Elite Membership >>


PREFERRED SERVICES PACKAGE

Priority Tender Embarkation
As a well-traveled guest with Princess, you have the opportunity to travel ashore quickly and without waiting in line. Simply present your Priority Tender Ticket directly at the gangway instead of waiting with other passengers in the lounge area. You will then join any remaining passengers and board the tender as soon as it is clear to embark.

Priority Disembarkation
You'll be contacted towards the end of your cruise by the Circle Host to determine approximately what time would be most convenient for your disembarkation. If you'd like to linger onboard longer, we'll be more than happy to give you a later disembarkation group. If you'd like to be one of the first groups to disembark, we'll gladly accommodate - the choice is yours!

Shoe Polishing Service
Your shoes will be polished upon request - this service is complimentary.

Complimentary Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services
Upon request, your cabin steward will organize your laundry to be cleaned - compliments of Princess Captain’s Circle!



ELITE CABIN AMENITIES PACKAGE

Complimentary Mini Bar Set Up**
Your stateroom will receive one mini bar set up according to your personal preferences. If no preferences have been indicated in your Member Profile, the standard selection will be given. Drinks will be refilled upon request and you will only be charged for the additionally requested drinks consumed.

Deluxe Canapes Selection
You may receive, upon request, a complimentary selection of deluxe canapés specially created by the Chef, delivered to your stateroom on formal night. This benefit can be ordered through room service and should be requested at least 6 hours prior to the desired delivery time.

Afternoon Tea
Complimentary afternoon tea may be served in your stateroom, should you wish. You may request this via room service at least 6 hours prior to the desired delivery time.

Upgraded Bathroom Amenities
Your stateroom bathroom will be stocked with the upgraded amenities reserved for Suite guests.



PREFERRED DISCOUNT PACKAGE

10% Boutique Discount
Our Boutiques are second to none for choice and gift selection. Now, as an Elite Member, take advantage of a 10% discount storewide to buy those extra gifts for all your family back home! Your Cruise Card is your key to this wonderful benefit,- simply show it when you make any purchase, and our Boutique Staff will automatically deduct 10% from your purchase price.

Complimentary Wine Tasting
Our Wine Tasting Events are popular and many of our members attend, so we have made arrangements to pick up the cover charge for you! Space is limited at these events so, should you wish to attend, you must confirm with the Circle Host who will contact you at the beginning of your cruise.



*Members are eligible for a higher tier on the next cruise following completion of necessary cruises and/or cruise days.
**Complimentary mini-bar set-up is one time only, per stateroom, for passengers 21 and over.

Plus, the following Platinum Member Benefits:



Complimentary Cruise Atlas
Every year you will automatically receive a copy of our Princess Cruise Atlas. With details on all itineraries and sailings for the year, you will be able to plan ahead easily!

Princess Platinum Vacation Protection Upgrade^^
As a Platinum member, when you purchase Princess Vacation Protection at the standard rate, Princess will purchase an upgrade to Princess Platinum Vacation Protection automatically on your behalf. Click here to learn more about the Vacation Protection program.

Preferred Check-In
When you arrive at the port, don’t wait in line. If you are a Platinum member, you and your family or guests will be invited to use the Preferred Check-In desk to help expedite your embarkation.

Platinum Members Lounge
In recognition of your loyalty, and to make your last morning with us more enjoyable, we invite Platinum members to use the Platinum Members Lounge, offering light refreshments and peace while you await disembarkation.

Complimentary Internet Packages
Each Platinum Member will receive a credit towards the purchase of a package in our Internet Cafés or on a personal laptop! Our current internet packages onboard have now been expanded fleetwide to include wireless internet!


$75 for voyages of 7 days or less (equivalent to 150 minute package)
$100 for voyages of 8-20 days (equivalent to 250 minute package)
$200 for voyages of 21 or more days (equivalent to two 250 minute packages)

You can use your credit towards a larger package if necessary, or enjoy all those minutes - compliments of the Princess Captain's Circle!

Exclusive Phone Line
Enjoy an exclusive shoreside phone number for contact to the Circle Desk. Your call will be routed quickly through to the Membership desk to discuss your cruise history, membership status, benefits delivery or any other Circle-related questions you may have.

*Members are eligible for a higher tier on the next cruise following completion of necessary cruises and/or cruise days.
^^Available to U.S. and Canadian resident Members only. Platinum Members sailing prior to Summer of 2009 sailings will continue to enjoy the Princess Travel Care Gold upgrade when they purchase Princess Travel Care at the standard rate.

Also includes all the Gold Member Benefits:
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Old January 6th, 2009, 11:44 PM
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To clarify ... Re extra credits for suites or single supplements:

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (December 12, 2008) – The Princess Captain’s Circle has introduced a new way to determine membership levels that will allow some passengers to more quickly reach the program’s higher Platinum and Elite membership levels. The loyalty program will now count “cruise credits” instead of number of sailings, and passengers who travel in full suites and those who pay a single supplement will receive double cruise credits for their sailings -- making them eligible for greater benefits with fewer cruises.




The new cruise credits program is effective for all sailings on or after December 7, 2008. All passengers who complete a cruise will receive one cruise credit, and in the following cases, passengers will receive double credit or more:




• Passengers who pay for and occupy a full suite (mini-suites excluded), will receive two cruise credits.

• Passengers who pay the single occupancy fare and travel alone in their cabin will receive two cruise credits.

• Passengers who pay the single supplement to occupy a full suite on their own will receive three cruise credits.




“Many of our Circle members have suggested that it would be nice to find a way to recognize passengers who travel in suites and those who pay a single supplement,” said Jan Swartz, Princess senior vice president. “We regularly look to our members for new ideas, and we think this new cruise credits program is a great way to give some extra benefits to those who do invest more in their cruises.”



Widely recognized as the leading loyalty program in the cruise industry, the Princess Captain’s Circle is unique in that it recognizes both cruise credits for number of sailings as well as total cruise days -- whichever is most beneficial to the passenger. Only cruise credits are multiplied for suite and solo passengers, not cruise days.




The Princess’ Captain’s Circle is a unique three-tiered program with an ever-increasing roster of benefits especially for Princess’ returning passengers. All members enjoy various ongoing rewards, plus special onboard benefits based on their level. Passengers automatically become Gold members after their first Princess cruise, and subsequently rise to Platinum level after just five cruise credits or 50 cruise days. Platinum members enjoy a host of additional benefits, including complimentary onboard Internet packages, a special lounge at disembarkation, and an upgrade to Princess Platinum Vacation Protection when purchasing Princess’ standard travel protection plan. The highest level, Elite, for cruisers who have completed 15 cruise credits or 150 cruise days, features even more benefits, including a 10 percent discount in the onboard boutiques, complimentary dry cleaning and laundry, and special privileges such as priority tender embarkation.




For more information about the Princess Captain’s Circle, visit the Circle Center, and click on “Member Benefits.”
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