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Cruuuzer June 15th, 2009 07:51 PM

Booking future cruises while on board
 
We are sailing to Alaska on Princess this August and also want to book a Mexico cruise in December for our anniversary. We are seeing a pretty good rate on the Princess site for Mexico right now, but are wondering if there are additional discounts to be had if we book Mexico while we are on our Alaska cruise? We don't want to risk losing the price we are seeing now, but we also would love to save more money if we can. :)

Thoughts?

worthew8 June 15th, 2009 08:08 PM

I'm a week ahead of you on that Alaskan Cruise. :D

Our more seasoned fellow cruisemates will indeed offer their help (I hope).

From what I understand, an On Board Credit of some sort is the discount. ? And if this is your first cruise, I'm pretty sure your Circle privileges will also play a role in discounts.

The lines website might also be helpful in determining your Circle status and 'bonuses', which are calculated on the number of your Princess cruises previously sailed.

Sweet Sailing!

Cruuuzer June 15th, 2009 08:28 PM

We have sailed before and are gold members (if that helps at all). Alaska will be our second cruise and Mexico our third.

Thanks!

Fern June 15th, 2009 11:07 PM

The Future Cruise Credit is a win/win situation. You'll have $100.00 charged to your credit card (or as many $100.00's as you want :) ) and you can use that as your down payment on any cruise with Princess in the next 4 years. You don't have to schedule a cruise while on the ship if you don't want to.

You also get onboard credit. The amount depends on the cabin you've booked. From the Princess site:

"Future Cruise Consultant
While onboard you can book your next escape with Princess. Future Cruise Consultants are on each vessel to advise you of future cruise itineraries, fares and incentives. By booking onboard, you will receive reduced deposits of $100 per person and up to $150 shipboard credit per person on your next sailing with Princess.

Simply make a deposit toward any cruise to secure this exclusive offer available only to our onboard passengers.

CRUISE LENGTH STATEROOM TYPE ONBOARD CREDIT (USD/CAD)*
7-9 days Interior
Oceanview $25
$50
10-15 days Interior
Oceanview $75
$100
16+ days Interior
Oceanview $125
$150

* Shipboard credit for 1st and 2nd passenger only."

Here's the link: http://www.princess.com/learn/answer...uise/board.jsp

If, for some "weird" :shock: reason you don't cruise with Princess in the next four years, they'll refund your deposit $$.

CruzNut June 16th, 2009 12:47 AM

If you see a great rate for December to Mexico, I'd recommend you take it now. August is a little too close to wait and hope you'd get a better rate.

BUT when you're on your August sailing - get 2 $100 Future Cruise Bookings (you each need one) and use it for some other cruise down the line. If you know where you'd like to go in 2010, you could book it while on board ... and it can always be transferred to your TA who might get you even better rates.

kseltzer June 16th, 2009 08:48 AM

My guess is as long as the H1N1 flu and drug killings, etc. are around deals galore!

Trackypup June 16th, 2009 04:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CruzNut
If you see a great rate for December to Mexico, I'd recommend you take it now. August is a little too close to wait and hope you'd get a better rate.

BUT when you're on your August sailing - get 2 $100 Future Cruise Bookings (you each need one) and use it for some other cruise down the line. If you know where you'd like to go in 2010, you could book it while on board ... and it can always be transferred to your TA who might get you even better rates.

Just a correction on this, you don't both need one and it's pretty much a waste to use both on the same booking. One FCC is good for two people, it's written right on the confirmation. You buy an FCC and then when it comes time to book, you can pay the $100 deposit for the second person at that time. Both of you get the onboard credit.

RichC June 18th, 2009 06:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kseltzer
My guess is as long as the H1N1 flu and drug killings, etc. are around deals galore!

As the flu season picks up in the fall/winter there might be more deals to be had.

I Love NC July 17th, 2009 02:15 PM

Booking Future Cruise While Onboard
 
You only need to use ONE (FCC) Future Cruise Credit PER CABIN

Have a great day

shopper123 August 24th, 2009 08:49 PM

Hi Cruuuzer.
Thanks for the info on the Mexican Riviera tours. As for your question. I booked our November 14, 2009 cruise on the Sapphire as soon as we got back from our May 31, 2009 cruise to Alaska. The deals were too good to pass up. I did ask a Princess rep and my AAA agent if the prices go down even lower before I leave will I get the lower price? They both said yes but I have to bring it to their attention in order to get the lower price.

jim130 September 6th, 2009 08:23 PM

Re: Booking Future Cruise While Onboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by I Love NC
You only need to use ONE (FCC) Future Cruise Credit PER CABIN

Have a great day

We just returned form the Caribbean Princess and I asked the future cruise girl if this was true, that you only need 1 FCC per couple and she told me that it is not true. Apparently some people were getting away with just one but they (Princess) have realized their mistake and are cracking down. Everyone do yourself a favor and get 1 for each of the people that are traveling.
Jim.

Trackypup September 11th, 2009 03:46 PM

Re: Booking Future Cruise While Onboard
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by jim130
Quote:

Originally Posted by I Love NC
You only need to use ONE (FCC) Future Cruise Credit PER CABIN

Have a great day

We just returned form the Caribbean Princess and I asked the future cruise girl if this was true, that you only need 1 FCC per couple and she told me that it is not true. Apparently some people were getting away with just one but they (Princess) have realized their mistake and are cracking down. Everyone do yourself a favor and get 1 for each of the people that are traveling.
Jim.

It's not a mistake, it's printed right on the FCC that's it's good for two people. However, I have heard Princess will be changing it's policy. Sadly Future Cruise Consultants usually know Jack!


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