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At the first of the month, my wife and I each got an email offer of $150 pp (per person) on-board credit  to re-book our failed July 2020 Alaska cruise.  So, we picked one: - round trip from Los Angeles on July 3, 2021.   Balcony pricing, both economy and Princess Plus (plus drinks and tips) - BOTH prices also showed $150 per person  on-board credit.

 

A call to Princess today revealed that the email offer and the pricing offer were referring to the SAME credit item. Only one per passenger, not two different things.  I would be grateful if someone here who did NOT have an Alaska trip that was aborted this year -- Could you check balcony pricing for 7/3/21 out of Los Angeles and see if the pricing offer includes a bullet item for the on-board-credit?

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It sounds like the Princess rep is probably right, but I wanted to confirm, since even counting the credit twice on my spreadsheet, 2021 came out a little higher than last year.  Also, if she is correct, that line item on the pricing offer will probably vanish at the end of the month.

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You could probably do this with out logging in. Here is your screen shot you wanted:

 

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Thanks for that shot without logging in.  I had tried that, with the same results, but then thought (or hoped, I guess) that the credit on the pricing was just for being a good guy - or a past passenger, or Capt. club, etc. -- like a lot of times, when you log in to your account, you see a slightly lower price.  

 

I just want to be sure that the $150 is only visible to people with failed AK cruises, not a past passenger benefit.

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25 minutes ago, CaliforniaDon said:

At the first of the month, my wife and I each got an email offer of $150 pp (per person) on-board credit  to re-book our failed July 2020 Alaska cruise.  So, we picked one: - round trip from Los Angeles on July 3, 2021.   Balcony pricing, both economy and Princess Plus (plus drinks and tips) - BOTH prices also showed $150 per person  on-board credit.

 

A call to Princess today revealed that the email offer and the pricing offer were referring to the SAME credit item. Only one per passenger, not two different things.  I would be grateful if someone here who did NOT have an Alaska trip that was aborted this year -- Could you check balcony pricing for 7/3/21 out of Los Angeles and see if the pricing offer includes a bullet item for the on-board-credit?

image.png.b76cd72815d06712497a40f84014b9b4.png

It sounds like the Princess rep is probably right, but I wanted to confirm, since even counting the credit twice on my spreadsheet, 2021 came out a little higher than last year.  Also, if she is correct, that line item on the pricing offer will probably vanish at the end of the month.

I am swapping this year's cancelled 7 day California Coastal for a 10 day Alaska passage next year so I did not get 150 OBC per person (only got 30 × 1st 2 passengers). But when I count the 175% FCC it will be:

Vacation Protection

$250.56
Taxes, Fees and Port Expenses§ $820.23

For the 3 of us. Actually the insurance is a little less once the remaining 1074 FCC posts. But that is probably negligible 

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14 minutes ago, CaliforniaDon said:

Thanks for that shot without logging in.  I had tried that, with the same results, but then thought (or hoped, I guess) that the credit on the pricing was just for being a good guy - or a past passenger, or Capt. club, etc. -- like a lot of times, when you log in to your account, you see a slightly lower price.  

 

I just want to be sure that the $150 is only visible to people with failed AK cruises, not a past passenger benefit.

I logged in and got the same results as I did not logging in. I think the $150 is just for failed AK cruisers.

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Yes it looks like the $150 is only visible to people with failed AK cruises. Today is the last day to book to get that offer. 

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They cancelled my Sept Alaska 10 day, mock booking logged in shows the $150 OBC

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