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I just received an email about the next one day advance purchase offer for elite level passengers for a few destinations.

 

In appreciation of your loyalty, we’ve opened up an exclusive booking window just for you. Access our 2019-2020 Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries, as well as our 2020 World Cruise, ahead of the crowd to select your perfect stateroom.

 

Mark your calendar for this incredible opportunity:

Simply call your travel agent, your Cruise Vacation Planner at 1.800.PRINCESS or visit princess.com to unlock this benefit using your Captain’s Circle Member number. You’ll receive an email with a special link for princess.com allowing you early access to these cruises.

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bummer looks like they are not opening the pacific coastal or MR on 4/19 like many (including me) had hoped for...

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bummer looks like they are not opening the pacific coastal or MR on 4/19 like many (including me) had hoped for...

 

Hopefully they’ll be available & are only not included in this one day early booking for elite level passengers.

 

The first time this elite early booking was offered in December, as I recall it was for most cruises which were available the next day to the general public.

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I remember them opening the February 2019 repositioning of Royal Princess to the West Coast a day early for Elites as well. It allows booking of desired cabins as long as you are Elite and ready to pull the trigger on booking.

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This is an Elite perk that was added last December. Elites get 24 hours to purchase cruises before everyone else.

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I just received an email about the next one day advance purchase offer for elite level passengers for a few destinations.

 

In appreciation of your loyalty, we’ve opened up an exclusive booking window just for you. Access our 2019-2020 Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific itineraries, as well as our 2020 World Cruise, ahead of the crowd to select your perfect stateroom.

 

Mark your calendar for this incredible opportunity:

Simply call your travel agent, your Cruise Vacation Planner at 1.800.PRINCESS or visit princess.com to unlock this benefit using your Captain’s Circle Member number. You’ll receive an email with a special link for princess.com allowing you early access to these cruises.

 

I’ve been to the Princess web site. Can you walk me through the steps to unlock this benefit?

Thanks!

Tom😎

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I’ve been to the Princess web site. Can you walk me through the steps to unlock this benefit?

 

Thanks!

 

Tom

 

 

You cannot view them until these dates:

 

Australia, NZ & South Pacific: 4/17/18; 4:00 PM PDT

 

World Cruise: 4/24/18; 9:00 AM PDT

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There's nothing to "unlock". You'll be able to book 24 hrs. prior to all other levels of Captain's Circle members. That's it. If you're Elite, you can book early. If you're not showing as Elite but are, get in contact with the Captain's Circle Desk and get it straightened out.

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On a cruise last month the Future Cruise person said that the fall 19 and spring 20 would be ready the middle of May. Now the policy is to let elite see the schedule 24 hours in advance. I have my FCD in hand and ready to see what is offered.

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What a non perk that gives an illusion of value but costs Princess nothing. It's quite meaningless IMHO.

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What a non perk that gives an illusion of value but costs Princess nothing. It's quite meaningless IMHO.

May not "cost" Princess anything, but can be valuable to passengers who want certain cabins or are booking on cruises in high demand. I think it's a nice perk.

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What a non perk that gives an illusion of value but costs Princess nothing. It's quite meaningless IMHO.

Here is an example of where the early booking for Elite can be very helpful.

 

I am booked on a b2b2b TA on the Crown for September/October 2019. I would like to book the next cruise too. However, it is not available yet. By having the early booking I have an excellent chance to get the same cabin.

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Astro Flyer - I assume you have your TA on speed dial to book that World Cruise on 4/24!

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To me this also seems like a worthless perk, but if some like it and plan to take advantage of it - please do so.

 

We are not elite, but this does not in any way provide increased incentive to achieve the level.

Don

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bummer looks like they are not opening the pacific coastal or MR on 4/19 like many (including me) had hoped for...

 

 

I'm checking each day for 2019 California Coastals as well.... Hopefully soon!

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Astro Flyer - I assume you have your TA on speed dial to book that World Cruise on 4/24!

 

The closest I’ll get to a World Cruise was provided by the USN & I got paid for it.

 

The twice yearly month long Round Australia cruise is very popular & sells out over a year in advance. Using this elite perk could be the best way for me to book it using a FCD.

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AstroFlyer - thanks for the heads up. I was not aware and had the 18th on my calendar.

You’re welcome & hopefully it helps with planning a future cruise.

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The closest I’ll get to a World Cruise was provided by the USN & I got paid for it.

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See how lucky you were - now you have to pay for it! :)

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