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ChrisB123
May 8th, 2008, 01:26 PM
Does anyone know how the friends and family discount work and what the price difference is? I have a friend who works for the company ( Princess ) who says he can get me a wonderful discount.:eek:

jag27
May 8th, 2008, 01:28 PM
Does anyone know how the friends and family discount work and what the price difference is? I have a friend who works for the company ( Princess ) who says he can get me a wonderful discount.:eek:

Maybe you should ask your friend how the discount works. I'm sure if they get one, it is probably outlined in the Employee handbook.

brwneyedgirl72
May 8th, 2008, 01:37 PM
The friends and family discount is fairly substantial. The discount varies depending on the itinerary, but it is well worth it. I have saved significantly with the discount in previous cruises.

coiran
May 8th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I understand the rates are very good - however - I understand that the cruises and days do not count against your CC status.

Ron

ARRTrain
May 8th, 2008, 01:43 PM
I understand the rates are very good - however - I understand that the cruises and days do not count against your CC status.

Ron


After they quit using the discount, the cruises and days apply.

Colo Cruiser
May 8th, 2008, 01:47 PM
Does anyone know how the friends and family discount work and what the price difference is? I have a friend who works for the company ( Princess ) who says he can get me a wonderful discount.:eek:


One of the rules is it is not to be discussed.
Your friend could loose their status. :)

Toto2Kansas
May 8th, 2008, 01:52 PM
One of the rules is it is not to be discussed.
Your friend could loose their status. :)

I think I have read this before, that the friends and family discount is kind of a hush hush thing that was not widely known, and they wanted it kept that way.

ChrisB123
May 8th, 2008, 02:47 PM
Then I won't tell anyone about it. The guy spoke about it, but he's hard to get in touch with. I was just wondering if it was worth investigating. :D

SeattleCruiselover
May 8th, 2008, 03:52 PM
One of the rules is it is not to be discussed.
Your friend could loose their status. :)

What he said.......

This can cost both the employee and the FNF list members their benefits permanently.

ChrisB123
May 8th, 2008, 04:05 PM
I just asked a simple question. I didn't realise it was a BAD question. :confused:

notentirelynormal
May 8th, 2008, 04:19 PM
I just asked a simple question. I didn't realise it was a BAD question. :confused:


Its only bad for the employee. They are given strict instructions on telling others about the discount. Even your conduct on the cruise is a reflection towards the employee. Since I've heard Princess monitors these boards, hope they don't figure out who you (meaning your friend) is. Some times secrets are just that, secret. :rolleyes:

SeattleCruiselover
May 8th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Its only bad for the employee. They are given strict instructions on telling others about the discount. Even your conduct on the cruise is a reflection towards the employee. Since I've heard Princess monitors these boards, hope they don't figure out who you (meaning your friend) is. Some times secrets are just that, secret. :rolleyes:

Just to add to that, the employee can be terminated (and one of my co-workers was) because a member of their FNF list was drunk and disorderly on a cruise which they booked through FNF. Princess is deadly serious about that.

Colo Cruiser
May 8th, 2008, 05:55 PM
Just to add to that, the employee can be terminated (and one of my co-workers was) because a member of their FNF list was drunk and disorderly on a cruise which they booked through FNF. Princess is deadly serious about that.

I agree. :)

Colo Cruiser
May 8th, 2008, 05:55 PM
I just asked a simple question. I didn't realise it was a BAD question. :confused:


Not to worry just don't jepordise your friends position with the company or his benefits. ;)

Colo Cruiser
May 8th, 2008, 05:58 PM
Then I won't tell anyone about it. The guy spoke about it, but he's hard to get in touch with. I was just wondering if it was worth investigating. :D


That is what it is for, an employee benefit for friends and Family so talk to him about it but keep it low key. ;)

No one should have to know about it anywhere on the internet. Enjoy if you get it.

Cruisin' Chick
May 9th, 2008, 01:51 AM
Our first Princess cruise was on such a discount (at the time someone who worked for my hubby was dating a Princess employee; they did get married, but now are divorced, and the guy told my hubby a few weeks ago that he thought she left Princess). Anyway, we got a MR cruise for the three of us for a total (not counting taxes, etc.) of just under $800. Again, that was for the three of us. Pretty good, huh?

He gave hubby a choice of a couple of sailing dates. We were even offered a complete refund and an upgrade to a balcony (from an inside) if we had postponed, as they were overbooked. We didn't take the offer for a variety of reasons.

Wasn't aware that we needed to behave. But considering we try to behave anyway, maybe the guy had assure his gf that we wouldn't be trouble.

ChrisB123
May 9th, 2008, 05:02 PM
I was kind of scared.:eek: due to the reaction. I'd keep it on the QT anyway, because I wouldn't want the guy hounded by others for discounts. The company would love me anyway. I LOVE PRINCESS. It fits dh and I to a T. Heck, I'd love to quit my job and work for Princess just to GET a discount. :D

Jospen
May 9th, 2008, 05:30 PM
Do you get the feeling there are numerous Princess employees answering these threads????????

SeattleCruiselover
May 9th, 2008, 05:51 PM
Do you get the feeling there are numerous Princess employees answering these threads????????

I'm a FORMER Princess employee, and I'm sure there are more of us formers out there. It is against company policy for current employees to post on these boards.

Jospen
May 9th, 2008, 06:18 PM
I'm a FORMER Princess employee, and I'm sure there are more of us formers out there. It is against company policy for current employees to post on these boards.

I'm glad to hear it as it would not present an objective view and an unbiased opinion.

Colo Cruiser
May 9th, 2008, 07:20 PM
Do you get the feeling there are numerous Princess employees answering these threads????????


Why would that be an issue?

It is a public forum isn't it?

AliceS
May 9th, 2008, 09:32 PM
I met a couple on a cruise who were enjoying F & F discount. They said that they always have a blue card. It didn't seem to be a big secret and they cruise often. Airline employees and their families fly free, space available. What's wrong with cruise line employees enjoying a break? I'd love to be a friend of an employee of Princess.

Colo Cruiser
May 9th, 2008, 09:34 PM
What's wrong with cruise line employees enjoying a break? I'd love to be a friend of an employee of Princess.


Thats what I say. ;)

chrysalis
May 9th, 2008, 09:37 PM
yes, I have noted the blue card also on frequent cruisers

Solara
May 9th, 2008, 10:29 PM
I met a couple on a cruise who were enjoying F & F discount. They said that they always have a blue card. It didn't seem to be a big secret and they cruise often. Airline employees and their families fly free, space available. What's wrong with cruise line employees enjoying a break? I'd love to be a friend of an employee of Princess.Lucky friends & family members. Do they want to adopt me????

Cruisin' Chick
May 11th, 2008, 12:56 AM
We did get a gold card on our second cruise (booked the old fashioned way without an employee discount). So our first cruise did count toward our cruises.