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Yet another 72 hour sale paired with 3 for Free...this time for 2020 Alaska cruises, and some Hawaii, Mexico, and CA Coast cruises under the Great Escapes promo. Looks like added free MedallionNet wifi. Fine print explains free minutes option if ship doesn't have MedallionNet. I am wondering if this would benefit us in addition to our Elite free 250 internet minutes? (depending on what our fares do tomorrow of course)

 

 

72 Hour Wi-Fi Sale 9/24 – 9/26

HURRY! For 72 hours only, get FREE Wi-Fi PLUS one of 2 great deals

 

  • FREE Wi-Fi + 3 for FREE: Select Alaska voyages

 

  • FREE Wi-Fi + Great Escapes: Select Mexico, Hawaii and California Coast voyages
 

Disclaimer

†FREE Wi-Fi: offer applies to all guests in stateroom (up to 4 devices per stateroom) and refers to free MedallionNet on MedallionNet enabled ships. Please refer to princess.com for more information about MedallionNet ships and the MedallionNet activation schedule. For ships not MedallionNet enabled, guests will receive 120 minutes for voyages 10-day or less and 240 minutes for voyages 11-15 days. Pacific Princess® voyages will receive Princess Connect Surf Package based on voyage length. Offer can be redeemed onboard and details will be delivered to the stateroom. The credit for free Wi-Fi is not redeemable for cash and expires at the end of that voyage. Offer is not transferable and may not be combinable with other select offers or other onboard credits. All internet usage subject to Princess Cruises’ standard policies, which may limit browsing of sites due to network security and bandwidth usage. Applications that use high bandwidth may be blocked and offerings subject to change with or without notice. FREE Wi-Fi  is not applicable during the land portion of cruisetours.

 

 

**3 FREE perks applies to the below:

††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 person 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.

 

 

‡‡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.

 

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*Fares apply to minimum lead-in categories on a space-available basis at time of booking. Fares for other categories 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. 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.

 

Note: For assistance reserving a wheelchair-accessible stateroom, please call 1-800-774-6237.

 

Deposit: Deposits of $100 per guest for bookings made under 3 for FREE are refundable. This is a reduction from the standard 20% of cruise fare deposit requirement. Deposits of 10% of cruise fare per guest for bookings made under Great Escapes are non-refundable.

 

^^^^^^^ BEST PART OF ALL (it actually says "refundable deposit" for 3FF!) And if someone books in the next three days can also get the reduced $100pp deposit. Great Escapes promo still says nonrefundable deposit so would need to call in and ask about refundable deposit fare options.

 

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So anyone booked on a summer 2020 Alaska cruise, I checked this 72 hour free Wifi promo that started today and it doesn't really confirm how much free Wifi is provided on MedallionNet enabled ships. There are also inconsistencies with the promo terms and what shows in a mock booking popup window (it shows free grat's for guests 1 and 2 only, vs. "for all guests - up to 4 per stateroom" - as is clearly stated in the 3 For Free promo terms; and it also shows the free "MedallionNet 4-Device Promo 2-30day" for 2 guests, vs. in the promo terms it says Free Wifi for all guests). I snickered at that last one because it even says "4 Device" yet says it is for only 2 guests. And to top it off, our fare went up $195pp. So I will pass on this but someone else might find it useful. I would just confirm the above inconsistencies with Princess first. 

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1 hour ago, CineGraphic said:

I read many complaints about the slow wifi on Alaskan sailings due to the geography, so I guess they have to give it away instead of trying to sell it.

I think with our cruise they are doing this because the MedallionNet Wifi will be brand new on that ship. The Star is supposed to get it on 6/12/20. Don't know about the other ships in Alaska next summer. 

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7 minutes ago, rocklinmom said:

I think with our cruise they are doing this because the MedallionNet Wifi will be brand new on that ship. The Star is supposed to get it on 6/12/20. Don't know about the other ships in Alaska next summer. 

It doesn't matter if it's MedallionNet or not.....as the ship heads north, it won't be able to align with the satellites.

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19 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

It doesn't matter if it's MedallionNet or not.....as the ship heads north, it won't be able to align with the satellites.

Well ironically, with the free WI-FI included (regardless of how good it is) my fare is lower than what I had refared to with the 3/for free special.  So for another $80/savings I will take the free WI-FI 😁.

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The OP asked about this but I don't think anyone has responded about this particular question.  We have a 14-day Alaskan cruise planned on the Golden Princess.  This is not a MedallionNet ship, so the promo says we will receive 240 minutes of free internet.  Will this be in addition to the 250 free minutes that Platinum/Elite passengers get? 

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5 hours ago, rocklinmom said:

I think with our cruise they are doing this because the MedallionNet Wifi will be brand new on that ship. The Star is supposed to get it on 6/12/20. Don't know about the other ships in Alaska next summer. 

 

I believe you are sailing on the Star.  We were on her in April and since the ship is being sold they are not putting in Medallion.  

Here is a link to the ship schedule for implementation and the Star is not on it.  

https://www.princess.com/ships-and-experience/ocean-medallion/

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Rocklinmom--I called Princess and they confirmed that the 240 free minutes would be in addition to the 250 free minutes we get for being Platinum/Elite.  I re-fared my cruise and I got a little worried when nothing about the free internet showed up on my Booking Confirmation.  But when I looked under the Internet Section it was listed as a Complimentary Gift under Reservations & Purchases.

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On 9/24/2019 at 8:14 PM, clan said:

Rocklinmom--I called Princess and they confirmed that the 240 free minutes would be in addition to the 250 free minutes we get for being Platinum/Elite.  I re-fared my cruise and I got a little worried when nothing about the free internet showed up on my Booking Confirmation.  But when I looked under the Internet Section it was listed as a Complimentary Gift under Reservations & Purchases.

It appears on your Travel Summary.

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We saved some money AND got the free WiFi! Since our Medallion Internet (using Elite minutes) was so slow last summer in AK, I appreciate having the unlimited next year. I’m going to compare speeds to determine if they have the minute by minute internet speed set lower than the unlimited internet speed, or if it’s all slow due to being so far north, or if it’s all of he above.

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