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#21
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How did the OBC in lieu of the drink package compare in $?


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#22
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Originally posted by Colo Cruiser
Most likely yes. Was the OBC for anything in particular?
It was a launching OBC from Princess. If you booked a Balcony or Mini Suite.
#23
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In anticipation of the Sip & Sail promotion I made myself a note showing the launch fare that I booked a 14-day cruise at last March and a 14-day & 7-day cruises I booked last month. I also made note of the value of the all inclusive beverage package. ($804.30 for a 14 day cruise, $402.15 for a 7 day cruise.)
When the promo starts I will check the fares charged at that time to see if I would be better off to cancel and rebook under the promo or stick with my existing booking.
Then, just for the heck of it, I checked the fares being charged today for my 3 bookings. The two 14-day bookings fares have gone up by $100 per person and the 7-day booking has gone up $50 per person.
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#24
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Originally posted by Thrak
The weird thing about our 28 day in October is that it was listed at the same price as last year but this year included the Sip and Sail. We jumped on it. Of course now it is currently about $200 pp less than our booking price but that price doesn't include the Sip and Sail. On a 28 day cruise the Sip and Sail package for two people comes to a whopping $3,218.20 so I'm not really interested in losing that perk in order to re-fare at the lower rate. (I would never pay that much for drinks but love having it as a perk. )
If you each average $7.25 a day on drinks on a 28 day cruise, which isn't hard to do even drinking soft drinks ,It would cost you $203 each. I wouldn't bat an eye at that price reduction. You struck gold on that booking.
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#25
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Originally posted by knbcruisers
How did the OBC in lieu of the drink package compare in $?


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I believe it maxed out at $250 per person and you couldn't swap it for one person and keep the AIBP for the other person in the cabin.
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#26
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Originally posted by HEINER
We are booked on the 49 day South Amercia cruise in 2019. When be booked Princess gave us $1,000.00 OBC
for booking. If they offer the drink package for this cruise would we lose the OBC?
Thanks,
Betty
I think you would because you'd be changing promotions. With your promotion, you should've gotten free gratuities included for that particular cruise along with the $1,000 OBC. Watch pricing once the Sip n' Sail is out and compare the new pricing with the free drinks vs. the free gratuities & $1,000 OBC and the old pricing.

The free gratuities is a valuable perk IMO but if pricing is the same, it depends on whether you will drink more than the daily gratuity, which is probably somewhat easy to do - could be just 2 alcoholic drinks a day and you'd be getting more cluck for your buck.
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#28
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Originally posted by DrivesLikeMario
I think you would because you'd be changing promotions. With your promotion, you should've gotten free gratuities included for that particular cruise along with the $1,000 OBC. Watch pricing once the Sip n' Sail is out and compare the new pricing with the free drinks vs. the free gratuities & $1,000 OBC and the old pricing.

The free gratuities is a valuable perk IMO but if pricing is the same, it depends on whether you will drink more than the daily gratuity, which is probably somewhat easy to do - could be just 2 alcoholic drinks a day and you'd be getting more cluck for your buck.
Thanks, for the information!

Yes, we did get free gratuities plus we ending up with $1.600.00 OBC. So not sure the Sip and Sail will work for us this time. We had it last year on the Royal TA which was very nice. Will wait and see what happen!
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I forgot what three for free sale is??


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#30
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Originally posted by sunsetbeachgal
I forgot what three for free sale is??


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Last year I think it was 1. Free upgrade on room location. 2. Free gratuities. And 3. Up to $300 on board credit per stateroom.
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#31
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I love the sip and sail package but after two weeks, I really can't keep up. I usually just drink on weekends at home and maybe a glass of wine couple nights so I usually cut back on the drinks after week one and by week four, I only have two at the most. When it is free, great but I know I would never make it worth the cost if I were paying for it. I am better off just paying for what I drink.
#32
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Originally posted by HEINER
We are booked on the 49 day South Amercia cruise in 2019. When be booked Princess gave us $1,000.00 OBC
for booking. If they offer the drink package for this cruise would we lose the OBC?

Thanks,
Betty
Check your personalizer. They also gave you paid gratuities for the cruise.

Yes, you would almost certainly lose the $1,000 OBC and the paid gratuities if changing to a Sip and Sail promo.
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#34
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Yayyyy!!! I can do the B2b2b that I booked on$1 deposit day with the sip and sail, and then transfer to our big box TA for OBC. awesome possum
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#35
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Originally posted by cruzrbachoua
Yeah I would prefer the 3 for free sale!
I'm with you on this 3 for free is a good deal. I got it on my 14 day cruise in January .
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#37
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[quote=Sandi07054;53256916]We are booked for Alaska cruise June 2018. I'm so hoping we can add the drink package for free!!!!


are you listening princess australia.
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#38
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Originally posted by Coffeeluvr05
I checked old emails and the 3 for free started last year on September 6.
We booked our Royal cruise on this sale last year. I am wondering if it would be too late to book an Oct "17 cruise in Sept. or should I book the Oct. cruise, then rebook when the 3 for free sale comes??? The cabin prices are lower but no real perks. Help would be appreciated!!!
#39
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Oh I so wish it was for my Hawaii cruise this year. We had it on our Alaska cruise last summer. It was so nice trying new drinks and not feeling bad if I didn't like it.
That cruise was where I found my love for the Moscow Mule.
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