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#1
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Do passengers who regularly travel in suites with P&O, or just cruise very frequently, receive any perks or privileges (other than those directly noted in the Peninsular Club blurb). For example, invitations to any events, free ship tours, customer feedback sessions, special treatment on board, dinner with the Captain, extra special booking offers etc. I just wondered as these are they type of things some firms do for loyal customers and I would assume a big cruise company like P&O might do, but perhaps wouldn't want to commit to in writing in the official Loyalty Cub docs.
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#5
Yorkshire
506 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by daiB
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If diaB hasn't received any "perks" then I seriously doubt ANY exist. He would certainly be at the top of the P&O thanks for your support list!
#6
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Joined Feb 2005
we have only recently made it up to Caribbean level and staying in suites..for us the separate breakfast is worth its weight in gold. no bun fight , no busy mdr..just quiet and smooth service..so I am happy with that (easily pleased)
#7
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Joined Jun 2011
Thanks everyone! That's a shame!
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P&O Britannia - France & Spain - March 2017
Cunard Queen Victoria - Scandinavia - January 2016
Thomson Majesty - Canary Islands - November 2015
Celebrity Eclipse - Transatlantic - November 2014
Norwegian Jade - Eastern Mediterranean - March 2014
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#8
Gt Britain
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Joined Nov 2015
We have been invited to the Bridge to meet the captain. That was on a world cruise and we were in the Penthouse suite. On our last cruise with P&O in 2016 on the Oceana, we were invited to a cocktail party with the officers which was for suite passengers only but some other people were also invited because there are only six suites. On the Oriana in 2012 on a Med cruise suite passengers were invited to the Captain's balcony for a buffet breakfast for the sail in to Venice. So I think it must depend on the cruise or the captain whether suite passengers get any little perks.
#9
237 Posts
Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by pisces14
We have been invited to the Bridge to meet the captain. That was on a world cruise and we were in the Penthouse suite. On our last cruise with P&O in 2016 on the Oceana, we were invited to a cocktail party with the officers which was for suite passengers only but some other people were also invited because there are only six suites. On the Oriana in 2012 on a Med cruise suite passengers were invited to the Captain's balcony for a buffet breakfast for the sail in to Venice. So I think it must depend on the cruise or the captain whether suite passengers get any little perks.
Absolutely agree, depends on who the Captain and Senior officers are. Many times on the Bridge and yes, the Captains balcony for a little gathering and for sure, the occasional 'discreet' party. Once we were having a lunch time drinks party on our stern suite when one of the Captains changed course to ensure we had the sun on the balcony. Obviously it helps if you are a regular traveller as you get to know the officers, the butlers and indeed the Hotel team so when you swap between the P&O ships there are always welcoming faces. Enjoy the suite life.
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#10
237 Posts
Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by Tom Baker
If diaB hasn't received any "perks" then I seriously doubt ANY exist. He would certainly be at the top of the P&O thanks for your support list!
They do
Bal
#11
Yorkshire
506 Posts
Joined Apr 2013
Originally posted by Balaena
Absolutely agree, depends on who the Captain and Senior officers are. Many times on the Bridge and yes, the Captains balcony for a little gathering and for sure, the occasional 'discreet' party. Once we were having a lunch time drinks party on our stern suite when one of the Captains changed course to ensure we had the sun on the balcony. Obviously it helps if you are a regular traveller as you get to know the officers, the butlers and indeed the Hotel team so when you swap between the P&O ships there are always welcoming faces. Enjoy the suite life.
Bal
"Once we were having a lunch time drinks party on our stern suite when one of the Captains changed course to ensure we had the sun on the balcony" you missed "upon a time" after the first word.


Lets hope that a Captain doesn't alter course so you can wave to your friends on some small island or we all could be in trouble.
#12
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Joined Jan 2009
We renewed our wedding vows to celebrate our ruby wedding anniversary on Arcadia's Maiden Cruise in 2005, the captain officiated and his wife was a witness. We cruised on Arcadia several times after that, and got invites to his private parties some times. Initially there were 20 or 30 invited, but they got larger as time progressed!
#13
Gt Britain
274 Posts
Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by Balaena
Absolutely agree, depends on who the Captain and Senior officers are. Many times on the Bridge and yes, the Captains balcony for a little gathering and for sure, the occasional 'discreet' party. Once we were having a lunch time drinks party on our stern suite when one of the Captains changed course to ensure we had the sun on the balcony. Obviously it helps if you are a regular traveller as you get to know the officers, the butlers and indeed the Hotel team so when you swap between the P&O ships there are always welcoming faces. Enjoy the suite life.
Bal
Enjoy the suite life? While we've had a few perks from being in a suite I think the only reason I'd book with P&O is for the itinerary now. I personally think P&O have no idea how to treat the passengers who pay for their most expensive cabins. A bigger cabin, a butler and somewhere to eat breakfast doesn't really count for much compared to what is on offer from other cruise companies.
#14
237 Posts
Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by pisces14
Enjoy the suite life? While we've had a few perks from being in a suite I think the only reason I'd book with P&O is for the itinerary now. I personally think P&O have no idea how to treat the passengers who pay for their most expensive cabins. A bigger cabin, a butler and somewhere to eat breakfast doesn't really count for much compared to what is on offer from other cruise companies.
Interesting, guess it comes down to what you want to get out of it. Frankly we have had suites on more than 60 occasions with P&O and find we are looked after fantastically, not just because we are 'regulars' but we know what we want. We used to have a 'butlers request' list that we would give to the butler on the first day but now they know our requirements and ensure that the service we get is superb. We also tip them extremely well.
If you 'don't ask you don't get' is quite a good motto.
Bal
#15
Whitley Bay, North East England
7,242 Posts
Joined Nov 2006
Originally posted by pisces14
Enjoy the suite life? While we've had a few perks from being in a suite I think the only reason I'd book with P&O is for the itinerary now. I personally think P&O have no idea how to treat the passengers who pay for their most expensive cabins. A bigger cabin, a butler and somewhere to eat breakfast doesn't really count for much compared to what is on offer from other cruise companies.


And the most expensive cabins are far mor than those on P&O which is why they offer more. If they in fact do. Do you not get what you pay for.


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Dai
#16
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Joined Jan 2016
Originally posted by daiB
And the most expensive cabins are far mor than those on P&O which is why they offer more. If they in fact do. Do you not get what you pay for.


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Spot on Dai
#17
Gt Britain
274 Posts
Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by daiB
And the most expensive cabins are far mor than those on P&O which is why they offer more. If they in fact do. Do you not get what you pay for.


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Of course other cruise lines are more expensive. I was comparing being in a suite to being in another grade of cabin on P&O. My point was that you really don't get much for the extra you pay. Our next cruise is in the Qgrill on Cunard. It's certainly costing more than P&O but I'm sure that for the money we are paying we will be getting a better experience for our money than if we'd booked a balcony cabin in Britannia class. As I said on P&O all you really get is a bigger cabin and a butler.
#18
Gt Britain
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Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by Balaena
Interesting, guess it comes down to what you want to get out of it. Frankly we have had suites on more than 60 occasions with P&O and find we are looked after fantastically, not just because we are 'regulars' but we know what we want. We used to have a 'butlers request' list that we would give to the butler on the first day but now they know our requirements and ensure that the service we get is superb. We also tip them extremely well.
If you 'don't ask you don't get' is quite a good motto.
Bal
Perhaps that's my trouble I'm not very demanding.
The next time there's no sun on my balcony I'll be sure to ask the captain to turn the ship around.
#19
Whitley Bay, North East England
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Joined Nov 2006
Originally posted by pisces14
Of course other cruise lines are more expensive. I was comparing being in a suite to being in another grade of cabin on P&O. My point was that you really don't get much for the extra you pay. Our next cruise is in the Qgrill on Cunard. It's certainly costing more than P&O but I'm sure that for the money we are paying we will be getting a better experience for our money than if we'd booked a balcony cabin in Britannia class. As I said on P&O all you really get is a bigger cabin and a butler.
Well you are the one who mentioned other cruise companies? The difference between queens grill and Britannia on Cunard is far more than suite to balcony on P&O so you get what you pay for.



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#20
Gt Britain
274 Posts
Joined Nov 2015
Originally posted by daiB
Well you are the one who mentioned other cruise companies? The difference between queens grill and Britannia on Cunard is far more than suite to balcony on P&O so you get what you pay for.



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Yes I did and perhaps I didn't make myself clear. I suppose I meant that other cruise companies treat passengers in their more expensive cabins better that P&O. On Cunard there are 4 classes with each one getting more favourable treatment than the other. So you do get what you pay for. On P&O I don't think you do.