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Hi all,  I know some people have asked about this promotion.  My TA told me today that it will start Sept 4. Just wanted to share with anyone who might be waiting.

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16 minutes ago, minniem said:

Hi all,  I know some people have asked about this promotion.  My TA told me today that it will start Sept 4. Just wanted to share with anyone who might be waiting.

 

Thanks...that’s the day after the Landmark Sale ends.

 

There aren’t any details yet on the website but if like previous years it should be available soon.  Hopefully it’s the same 3 benefits as in recent years...free tips, OBC & cabin category upgrade with a refundable deposit. 🙂

Edited by Astro Flyer

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5 minutes ago, Astro Flyer said:

 

Thanks...that’s the day after the Landmark Sale ends.

 

There aren’t any details yet on the website but if like previous years it should be available soon.  Hopefully it’s the same 3 benefits as in recent years...free tips, OBC & cabin category upgrade with a refundable deposit. 🙂

 

I thought the current sale ended Sept. 9th.

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2 minutes ago, chamima said:

 

I thought the current sale ended Sept. 9th.

 

That’s a different overlapping offer that promotes rates up to 40% off plus a room upgrade.

 

Here’s the valid dates for the Landmark Sale:  “Offer valid: July 18 – September 3, 2019 on voyages in this sale only”.

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27 minutes ago, minniem said:

Hi all,  I know some people have asked about this promotion.  My TA told me today that it will start Sept 4. Just wanted to share with anyone who might be waiting.

Thanks but this has been mentioned previously.  Wed after Labor Day and after Landmark ends.

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14 minutes ago, Astro Flyer said:

 

Thanks...that’s the day after the Landmark Sale ends.

 

There aren’t any details yet on the website but if like previous years it should be available soon.  Hopefully it’s the same 3 benefits as in recent years...free tips, OBC & cabin category upgrade with a refundable deposit. 🙂

Thanks.  We were kind of expecting this to be offered. For us, this promotion has consistently been the best value for our cruising.

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8 minutes ago, tailspintom said:

For us, this promotion has consistently been the best value for our cruising.

 

3FF results in our best net price with no other sale being better for us.

 

Sometimes there’s a non-sale drop in price that results in a lower net price than 3FF so I continue to check prices.

Edited by Astro Flyer

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Thanks for the update! We booked our 2020 Hawaii cruise during the 3 for free. Now we want the 2021 Alaska cruises to open up during the 3 for free sale!! Want to book that one during the sale.

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25 minutes ago, Grammy J said:

Now we want the 2021 Alaska cruises to open up during the 3 for free sale!! Want to book that one during the sale.

I second this idea!

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3 for FREE (9/3 – 10/31)

3 for FREE (9/3 – 10/31)

It's the sale we've all been waiting for. The sale that clients go crazy for! 3 for Free starts soon, so start spreading the word! With this sale, all four guests in a stateroom get the amazing perks of: FREE gratuities†, a FREE stateroom location upgrade†† and FREE onboard spending money!‡ It's more than free — it's 3 for Free — so get ready to BOOK BOOK BOOK!

 

  • FREE Gratuities
  • FREE Stateroom location upgrade
  • FREE Onboard Spending money (up to $800)
 

Disclaimer

†FREE Gratuities are based on the pre-payment, by Princess Cruises, on behalf of the guest for the suggested gratuities in the U.S. dollar amounts of $14.50 per guest per day for Interior, Oceanview, and Balcony staterooms, $15.50 per guest per day for Mini-suite and Club Class staterooms and $16.50 per guest per day for Suites. This amount is paid on the behalf of all guests (up to 4) in a stateroom only. Free gratuities do not include gratuities added to bar charges, dining room wine accounts or Lotus Spa services. Gratuities are not transferable, nonrefundable, have no cash value and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credit.

 

††FREE Stateroom Location Upgrade applies to booking the stateroom location you wish to sail in for the price of the lowest category within that stateroom type (Interior to Interior, Oceanview to Oceanview, Balcony to Balcony). Upgrade offer excludes select categories, including, but not limited to, premium categories and suites. Offer does not apply to the land portion of a cruisetour.

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‡FREE Onboard Spending Money up to $800 offer is applicable to all guests (up to 4) in a stateroom. Guests with single occupancy will receive double the per guest credit amount. Spending money may be used on a single voyage only, is not redeemable for cash, and cannot be used in the casino and expires at the end of that voyage.

 

*Fares are per guest and apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories and dates may vary. Fares are per guest, non-air, cruise- or cruisetour-only, based on double occupancy and apply to the first two guests in a stateroom. These fares do not apply to singles or third/fourth-berth guests. This offer has limited space regardless of cabin availability and may not be combinable with any other public, group or past guest offers, including Air discounts and onboard credits. Offer is available to residents of the 50 United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Bermuda and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older and receive this offer. Fares quoted in U.S. dollars. Please refer to princess.com for terms, conditions and definitions that apply to all bookings.

 

Deposits of 10% of cruise fare per guest for bookings made under the 3 for Free promotion are non-refundable

Edited by MCC retired

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Hmm - similar to last year for the most part except that it says the deposit is non refundable.  That is a first for the 3 For Free sale.

 

Don

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MCC retired:  Thanks for the information.  Looking to book a Caribbean December '20 cruise on the Sky.

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6 minutes ago, Mud_Shark said:

Hmm - similar to last year for the most part except that it says the deposit is non refundable.  That is a first for the 3 For Free sale.

 

Don

 

Wonder if it’s like the Landmark Sale’s NR deposit where it’s been posted several times that by contacting a TA or Princess there was a refundable deposit booking code not shown in the promotional material...hopefully it’s also so for 3FF. 🤞

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Not sure it'll beat my current promo on PNW 3/29/20. I've got 200 IBC + specialty dining.  This would be 100 OBC + Gratuities.  Maybe the room upgrade will be helpful

Edited by Ombud

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47 minutes ago, Mud_Shark said:

Hmm - similar to last year for the most part except that it says the deposit is non refundable.  That is a first for the 3 For Free sale.

 

Don

I spoke to my vacation planner this week and he indicated that Princess is going the route of non-refundable deposits on all promotions.

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19 minutes ago, 1emerald1 said:

I spoke to my vacation planner this week and he indicated that Princess is going the route of non-refundable deposits on all promotions.

Bummer,

 

I hope that they reconsider that action.  I really don't like, nor do I book a non-refundable deposit.  Booking after final payment is a different story.

 

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23 minutes ago, 1emerald1 said:

I spoke to my vacation planner this week and he indicated that Princess is going the route of non-refundable deposits on all promotions.

That's very disappointing.  Does Princess now believe this will fill ships?  Well, perhaps, if the actual fares were more favorable.  Not seeming good fares of late.

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8 minutes ago, dweeb said:

Bummer,

 

I hope that they reconsider that action.  I really don't like, nor do I book a non-refundable deposit.  Booking after final payment is a different story.

 

I agree completely.  Maybe with enough feedback or reduction in bookings they will reconsider.

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There are refundable options; your TA will be able to see them.

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Am I right in that the OBC offered isn't as high as it has been in the past? We got $600 for the two of us for our veranda cabin on our upcoming 2020 cruise and I think that was from a 3FF booking. 

Edited by canadarocks

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Glad we booked under Sip and Sail -- it was a much better deal for us on two cruises vs this sale appears to be.  

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These are the different booking options, no idea how much the buy up will be for a refundable deposit:

 

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