Sept 2018 - Grand Princess - Alaska
April 20, 2017 - Caribbean Princess - Europe
October 22, 2006 - Mariner of the Seas - Western Caribbean
August 4, 2002 - Grandeur of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
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Is the "sip and sail" and "three for free" restricted to balcony and above? ThanksI don't know about the 3 for Free as I've never booked under that promo but the Sip and Sail has definitely been restricted to balcony and above.
A little off topic, but some of you veterans of cruising...I would love to know how you are able to get what seem to be better deals that I've seen on the Princess site. It looks like some of you book with one deal and then transfer booking to TA and get additional perks. I'd also love to know your secrets to cruising as often as you seem to for those that are not retired.A TA can discount fares but can not advertise the fact. One must actually contact the TA for info. Some will discount the fare. Others offer a lot of OBC. Some don't offer anything at all and you pay the same fare and get the same perks that are offered by Princess.
So HOPE there will be a "Sip & Sail" promo on June 20th.Me too! I already have our Royal Princess booked for Dec 2018 but will get the Sip&Sail attached in a heartbeat if offered. last time our price did not even go up. And if it goes up a little, still way less than the cost of 2 bev pkgs. So will be on the website first thing on the 20th! Hopefully they offer it on the Medallion cruises. I could care less about the Medallion stuff, but the cruise I booked just happens to be one of those.
A TA can discount fares but can not advertise the fact. One must actually contact the TA for info. Some will discount the fare. Others offer a lot of OBC. Some don't offer anything at all and you pay the same fare and get the same perks that are offered by Princess.I definitely don't want anyone to break any rules. What is a traditional vs. non-traditional TA? Our most recent booking we did through a warehouse membership store's travel service and it got us a small amount of OBC that shows up now, but the larger portion won't be credited until we actually are on board the ship. So it prevents us from using it to pay for excursions. We had the sip & sail promo on our last cruise and it was great for me, but my husband doesn't drink coffee or alcohol (crazy, right!?! lol) so even though we weren't paying for it, it seems like we could have done better. I figure we will do the sip & sail and just watch for any better promos until the final payment deadline.
If you are looking for a discounted fare upfront then go with a traditional TA who discounts. (Ask fellow cruisers onboard for info as one is not allowed to give the name of a TA here.) If you are looking more for OBC check with a non-traditional TA. I know many refer to them "fairly" indirectly but I will refrain from doing so as I believe you can either figure it out of someone else will mention them. Alternately you could do a search here and probably find a mention.
Is the "sip and sail" and "three for free" restricted to balcony and above? ThanksIn the past, the Sip and Sail was only available for a balcony cabin and above but the 3 for free is for any cabin category.... I used it in an oceanview in the past.
Is the "sip and sail" and "three for free" restricted to balcony and above? ThanksYes for S&S; any category for 3 for Free.
Excuse my ignorance but what is the 3 for free sale?
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.
Just FYI and I hope I'm not duplicating any other post -so what exactly is covered under a Sip & Sail promo for suites? pre-paid gratuities? and some SPA things and one free dinner? no OBC?
Starting June 20th through August 31st, the Sip n' Sail Promo will be running for cruises from "Summer 2018 through Spring, 2019". I don't have anything more specific than that at this moment. If you book a mini-suite or full suite, you also get one free specialty dinner.
Astro Flyer...thanks for the info. Links are not working for me though??I'll see if I can figure out another way to post the flyers.