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Old June 15th, 2007, 04:14 PM
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Any Princess Commodores out there? What were the amenities onboard your Princess cruise? My first cruise with Princess since attaining Commodore status....What can I expect?
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Old June 15th, 2007, 04:32 PM
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Any Princess Commodores out there? What were the amenities onboard your Princess cruise? My first cruise with Princess since attaining Commodore status....What can I expect?
Congratualtions on Commodore status! My DW was one of the first, and we cruised on Golden Princess not long ago with her new status. It is simply equal to Elite, so you get all the same perks. It will not show on your reservation, but when you check in you will get the black card.

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Dumb Question.....What is Commodore Status?
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I believe it is for TAs only, who have gone through Princess training? No requirement on the number of Princess cruises a TA takes. Whereas, to become Elite you must have taken 15 Princess cruises and become Elite on your 16 Princess cruise.
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I too am traveling on Princess for the first time as Elite due to my Commodore ranking with Princess as a TA. I noticed that my boarding pass is green and not blue like my family so it is attached to my reservation but not listed anywhere. Marilyn
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I'm excited about the cruise. I was one of the first to complete the course as well, but none of the cruises that they offered worked at the time. Thanks for the info.
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Princess hasn't had "commodore" status in years - we recieved that a long time ago and with less cruises than it took to become "elite" - There were no special "commodore" perks.

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Princess hasn't had "commodore" status in years - we recieved that a long time ago and with less cruises than it took to become "elite" - There were no special "commodore" perks.

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Princess does have commodore status available for Travel Agents. Not sure where you are getting your information from?
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I'm not a TA but both DH and I have Princess Commodore pins. We've been sailing with Princess since 1977. I can't remember how long ago we received them. Would love to know when they started giving them out. As I recall, we didn't receive any special perks at that level... we were just satisfied with the pins. Times certainly have changed, haven't they!

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The commodore program for agents is an extensive program that you take. I believe they just instituted the new program at the beginning of this year. Once you achieve that level you do receive the Elite benefts.
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Princess hasn't had "commodore" status in years - we recieved that a long time ago and with less cruises than it took to become "elite" - There were no special "commodore" perks.

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I'm not a TA but both DH and I have Princess Commodore pins. We've been sailing with Princess since 1977. I can't remember how long ago we received them. Would love to know when they started giving them out. As I recall, we didn't receive any special perks at that level... we were just satisfied with the pins. Times certainly have changed, haven't they!

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This has nothing at all to do with the old Commodore status with Princess, but a new program where TA's can achieve Elite Status without taking the cruises others of us need to get to Elite level.

It must have taken effect the end of last year as I know of someone who achieved this level through Princess TA program before the first of the year.

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Here's an explanation from one TA's website:

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On May 31, 2006, Princess launched a new “Princess Expert” program in conjunction with a new interface in their travel agent Website. The program consists of four levels of training named after on-ship rank levels. The first is “First Officer”, the second “Staff Captain”, the third “Captain” and the highest is “Commodore”.
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November 1 was the first date open to take the final exam and book your cruise, if there was still one available! I managed to book for December 16 of this year on CB and am very much looking forward to it.

I did, however, sail the one-night cruise on the Golden Princess, May 4, from Vancouver to Seattle and was given a black card. Also was provided with a "stocked" mini-bar which was a treat I hadn't expected, especially for a one-nighter.
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I'm not a TA but both DH and I have Princess Commodore pins. We've been sailing with Princess since 1977. I can't remember how long ago we received them. Would love to know when they started giving them out. As I recall, we didn't receive any special perks at that level... we were just satisfied with the pins. Times certainly have changed, haven't they!

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DH and I received our Commodore pins in 1984, after our first Princess cruise. We still wear them, along with our Elite(me) & Platinum (DH) pins. More than a couple of Captains have commented on the old pins. One told us to always wear it with our current level because it was the first recognition pin given to passengers.

As said.....this must be different from the TA program. As yet, I don't believe that Princess has rolled out something higher than Elite. Surely we would have heard about it from those holding a new 'ranking'.
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I believe it is for TAs only, who have gone through Princess training? No requirement on the number of Princess cruises a TA takes. Whereas, to become Elite you must have taken 15 Princess cruises and become Elite on your 16 Princess cruise.
Or 150 'Sea-Days.'
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I got Commodore status in November also. My graduation cruise isn't until Sept (repo from Vancouver to LA) but they did give me the Elite perks on our Hawaiian cruise in Nov.
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We reached Commodore status last year. Our Commodore cruise is next year, but we sailed the Crown and got all the elite perks. It was worth all those classes.

And we can sell Princess with our eyes closed now. It was truly a thorough way to learn everything about Princess.
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Princess does have commodore status available for Travel Agents. Not sure where you are getting your information from?
Well "EXCUUUUUUUUUUSE" me, I am not a TA but I did achieve "commodore" status long ago. The OP did not identify her/his self as a TA - where are you getting your info from for "NON _ TA" regular folk??


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Well "EXCUUUUUUUUUUSE" me, I am not a TA but I did achieve "commodore" status long ago. The OP did not identify her/his self as a TA - where are you getting your info from for "NON _ TA" regular folk??
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Don't you read the posts that come before yours?
Why - I read the OP's post and there was no mention of being a TA - Anyone can become a TA if they want.

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