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#1
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I just got a drop and go offer and am looking at a total cost of $597.60 for a 7 day Alaskan cruise! That includes first class airfare to Alaska (thank you Alaska Airlines miles) and a Princess transfer from Vancouver to Seattle after disembarkation. The cruise fare was $298 for a single occupant room! I have a guaranteed interior cabin and will keep you all posted once I'm assigned to a room. Wow! Up until an hour ago I thought I had five months before my next cruise.


Now, wrapping my head around the fact that I have two weeks to plan and pack! Yay!!!

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Sounds like quite the deal - get packing! Enjoy your cruise.
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Originally posted by So_Tweetie
I just got a drop and go offer and am looking at a total cost of $597.60 for a 7 day Alaskan cruise! That includes first class airfare to Alaska (thank you Alaska Airlines miles) and a Princess transfer from Vancouver to Seattle after disembarkation. The cruise fare was $298 for a single occupant room! I have a guaranteed interior cabin and will keep you all posted once I'm assigned to a room. Wow! Up until an hour ago I thought I had five months before my next cruise.


Now, wrapping my head around the fact that I have two weeks to plan and pack! Yay!!!

Good for you , enjoy it !
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Seattle, WA
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Thank you FLCruise7 and Riclop!

Buckeye10640, they don't sell solo cabins and normally it's twice the price when you try and book a room for 1. Somehow I still got the amazing price though!
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Originally posted by So_Tweetie
I just got a drop and go offer and am looking at a total cost of $597.60 for a 7 day Alaskan cruise! That includes first class airfare to Alaska (thank you Alaska Airlines miles) and a Princess transfer from Vancouver to Seattle after disembarkation. The cruise fare was $298 for a single occupant room! I have a guaranteed interior cabin and will keep you all posted once I'm assigned to a room. Wow! Up until an hour ago I thought I had five months before my next cruise.


Now, wrapping my head around the fact that I have two weeks to plan and pack! Yay!!!

Curious...Was this offer from Princess or from a travel agent?


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When I look under My Cruise Personalizer and pull down the Drop and Go rates, there are specials for May 26 and May 30. For example on May 30 a balcony is $299 per person. With taxes and port fees it’s around $1000.00. Good deals if you search other dates for isides and ocean views.
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That's a great deal! DH and I have both signed up for last minute deals and never get e-mails from Princess. I've called to complain and they supposedly "fixed" it. Guess with five cruises pending they must think they no longer need to entice us to cruise?
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#11
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We are going on Alaska cruise in two weeks (Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers). We booked it in mid-April after final payment and paid $399/pp for ocean view obstructed room guarantee. No assignment of room yet. We thought that was a great deal. Your deal is exceptional. Enjoy your trip. Alaska is so beautiful.
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#12
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Originally posted by Sudoku
When I look under My Cruise Personalizer and pull down the Drop and Go rates, there are specials for May 26 and May 30. For example on May 30 a balcony is $299 per person. With taxes and port fees it’s around $1000.00. Good deals if you search other dates for isides and ocean views.
"Drop and Go rates"?? Where do I find these? I've looked on mr Personalizer and don't see it.

Thanks,
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Originally posted by msmoger
"Drop and Go rates"?? Where do I find these? I've looked on mr Personalizer and don't see it.

Thanks,
Never mind, I found them under "Cruise Deals".
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#14
Clearwater, FL
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Originally posted by So_Tweetie
I just got a drop and go offer and am looking at a total cost of $597.60 for a 7 day Alaskan cruise! That includes first class airfare to Alaska (thank you Alaska Airlines miles) and a Princess transfer from Vancouver to Seattle after disembarkation. The cruise fare was $298 for a single occupant room! I have a guaranteed interior cabin and will keep you all posted once I'm assigned to a room. Wow! Up until an hour ago I thought I had five months before my next cruise.


Now, wrapping my head around the fact that I have two weeks to plan and pack! Yay!!!

What a steal! I mean, DEAL! I'm hoping one day I can do something like this, maybe when I'm finally retired. Enjoy your cruise!!!
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Appreciate the information. I wonder if the "cheap" rates have been exhausted because the least expensive option for me as a solo was $698 (inside or oceanview).
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I was watching the rates for Coral Princess for the last week on Princess and a few other TAs, and finally booked on line with Princess Wednesday. I never saw the solo rates that you are seeing. I called yesterday, and upgraded to an ocean view, but still paid the single supplement.

This happened several years ago when I was booking a cruise for my parents. If I logged in with their names, the price was considerably lower. I thought it might have to do with a senior price or something.

But, wow, you got a great price. Congrats!
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Terrific deal! You can't afford to stay home. I would have no trouble packing for this.
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#20
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I am not sure if people normally reply to each post separately but to avoid cluttering up the thread I’ll do several at once here.

Originally posted by moki'smommy
Offering a solo cabin without paying the single supplement is sometimes done as a last minute bargain.


Very good to know, thank you! I have never seen it before

Originally posted by trbarton
Curious...Was this offer from Princess or from a travel agent?


Tom🤔


This was from a Drop & Go e-mail that linked me back to the Last Minute Cruise Deals part of Princess’s site. So public rates I believe.

Originally posted by Sudoku
When I look under My Cruise Personalizer and pull down the Drop and Go rates, there are specials for May 26 and May 30. For example on May 30 a balcony is $299 per person. With taxes and port fees it’s around $1000.00. Good deals if you search other dates for isides and ocean views.


I got so excited about the deal I saw and thought it was going to vanish so I booked before looking at other dates. I do see some starting at $149 though (double occupancy) but leaving in just a few days.

Originally posted by GUT2407
Wow a great deal


Agreed! I woke up this morning wondering if it was all a dream, lol!

Originally posted by paradiselivin1
That's a great deal! DH and I have both signed up for last minute deals and never get e-mails from Princess. I've called to complain and they supposedly "fixed" it. Guess with five cruises pending they must think they no longer need to entice us to cruise?


I am sure they would love to have you keep cruising and the e-mails will hopefully get straightened out. Luckily these deals are posted on the site, but it is nice having the e-mail alert when prices get crazy low.

Originally posted by erber
We are going on Alaska cruise in two weeks (Southbound Voyage of the Glaciers). We booked it in mid-April after final payment and paid $399/pp for ocean view obstructed room guarantee. No assignment of room yet. We thought that was a great deal. Your deal is exceptional. Enjoy your trip. Alaska is so beautiful.


Are you sailing on the Coral? That sounds like my date and route! Having an oceanview will be nice, getting daylight is always good. I’d be happy to sleep in a closet at this price! Alaska is gorgeous, I’m very much looking forward to seeing the glaciers as they weren’t on the inside passage route I took in 2016 (Ruby).

Originally posted by juliethecruiser
What a steal! I mean, DEAL! I'm hoping one day I can do something like this, maybe when I'm finally retired. Enjoy your cruise!!!


Thank you! I am lucky to have the time off so I can take advantage. After this one I don’t see a drop & go working in to my schedule for several years. Maybe until retirement, like you said. Lol

Originally posted by logan25
Appreciate the information. I wonder if the "cheap" rates have been exhausted because the least expensive option for me as a solo was $698 (inside or oceanview).


That could be but when I went to select a room category it told me the lowest price for an interior room was $794. The next step told me the prices for choosing my own room vs a guaranteed cabin and that’s when it said $298 was the best rate. I’ll try to post a screen shot here, but just FYI because I’ve always given up at the stateroom category step, but digging deeper paid off! (omg the screenshot is an absolute JOKE if it's as small as it looks on my computer, but that's the biggest file CC will let me upload! )


Originally posted by emmak8
Great deal! Thanks for posting. Enjoy your cruise!


Thank you!

Originally posted by Suzanne123
I was watching the rates for Coral Princess for the last week on Princess and a few other TAs, and finally booked on line with Princess Wednesday. I never saw the solo rates that you are seeing. I called yesterday, and upgraded to an ocean view, but still paid the single supplement.
Originally posted by Suzanne123

This happened several years ago when I was booking a cruise for my parents. If I logged in with their names, the price was considerably lower. I thought it might have to do with a senior price or something.

But, wow, you got a great price. Congrats!


I wonder if they do senior pricing, I doubt it since they don’t have infant pricing. Very interesting! When are you sailing? I’ll be on the Coral May 30th, I better go join the Roll Call!
Originally posted by tv24
Terrific deal! You can't afford to stay home. I would have no trouble packing for this.


I couldn’t pass the deal up, $600 total for a week of vacation to Alaska, which is notoriously expensive? No brainer!
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Future Cruises:
Coral Princess, Alaska 05/30/2018
Allure of the Seas, Eastern Caribbean 10/28/2018

Past Cruises:
Carnival Elation, Mexican Riviera 04/15/01
Carnival Victory, Western Caribbean 04/14/02
Carnival Triumph, Eastern Caribbean 04/12/03
Emerald Princess, Caribbean 2003
Sun Princess, Caribbean 2004
Sapphire Princess, Mexico 2005
Golden Princess, Europe 2006
Ruby Princess, Alaska 05/22/16
Crown Princess, West Coast 11/25/16
Star Princess, West Coast 03/09/17
Star Princess, Pacific Coastal 04/07/17
Ruby Princess, Cabo 04/15/17
Norwegian Jewel, Pacific Coastal 04/30/17
Ruby Princess, Seattle 05/05/17
Emerald Princess, Pacific Coastal 05/10/17
Explorer Of The Seas, BC 05/15/17
Island Princess, Pacific Coastal 09/20/17
Emerald Princess, Vancouver 09/24/17
Ruby Princess, Vancouver 09/30/17
Norwegian Jewel, Hawaii 10/03/17
Carnival Liberty, Bahamas 11/12/17
Majesty of the Seas, Bahamas 11/17/17
Coral Princess, Panama Canal 11/21/17