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Booking Fare Survey: Which Cruise fare do you book? With or Without the Princess Plus Pacakage


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Booking Fare Survey: Which Cruise fare do you book? With or Without the Princess Plus Pacakage  

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  1. 1. Booking Fare Survey: Which Cruise fare do you book? With the Princess Plus Package or Cruise fare ONLY?

    • Princess Saver (Cruise fare ONLY)
      86
    • Princess Plus Package (gratuities, wifi, drink package)
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Just now, chabad said:

They do offer a specialty coffee card where you can get 15 coffees or teas. I have seen several people at times order 2 cards. Now they no longer over physical cards, but it will be all preloaded on your medallion account. 

Thanks! I was just going to mention the same exact thing about the coffee card package.

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As far as the specialty coffee card (added to your medallion) the issue for me is having to count how many I have left or asking how many do I have left?

 

This I have done and I do not want to leave money on the table (so to speak) and buy and extra card only to use 1/2 of it.

 

It does not carry over to the next cruise like the old coffee cards. Its one and done. 

 

 

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1 minute ago, greenie082756 said:

As far as the specialty coffee card (added to your medallion) the issue for me is having to count how many I have left or asking how many do I have left?

 

This I have done and I do not want to leave money on the table (so to speak) and buy and extra card only to use 1/2 of it.

 

It does not carry over to the next cruise like the old coffee cards. Its one and done. 

 

 

That is the stinky part of the medallion with the coffee card being uploaded on it. Because I've had the coffee card strictly for the fancy tea, and it does think that they don't roll over like they used to. That was my favorite thing cuz those cards would last me two maybe three cruises.

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3 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

With a 35% casino discount on an inside cabin, we book the Plus package, and our price ends up being very close to the cheaper "savers" fare.

Just curious what is the 35% casino discount on the cabin? Does that mean you are a high roller in the casino. Please excuse my ignorance as I am just wondering what that discount means?

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Great survey, thanks for starting it up.  P+ all the way for us as well. While we're hardly alcoholics, the big three of booze package (and it's not just booze), grats and unlimited wifi make this a no-brainer for us. We book this plan on every cruise and it does save us $$$s.

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5 minutes ago, chabad said:

Just curious what is the 35% casino discount on the cabin? Does that mean you are a high roller in the casino. Please excuse my ignorance as I am just wondering what that discount means?

 

I'm hardly a high roller, but we do visit the casino a bit.

Real high rollers get free cabins.

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1 hour ago, chabad said:

They do offer a specialty coffee card where you can get 15 coffees or teas. I have seen several people at times order 2 cards. Now they no longer over physical cards, but it will be all preloaded on your medallion account. 

We do that --one each. 

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A couple of weeks ago I asked my PVP about how many of her clients were booking PrincessPlus and she said over 80%.  Just a little different that your survey results so far.

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1 minute ago, franktown said:

A couple of weeks ago I asked my PVP about how many of her clients were booking PrincessPlus and she said over 80%.  Just a little different that your survey results so far.

Ahhh. That is very interesting! Thank you so much for sharing that. I'm always curious to see how people book. 

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31 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

I'm hardly a high roller, but we do visit the casino a bit.

Real high rollers get free cabins.

We are very "light-weight" gamblers and we frequently receive $500 casino discounts on our cruise fare.  We have never received a free cruise offer.

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The other issue I have with the princess Plus for me is, I book a cabin just for myself as a solo traveler. So technically I'm paying for double  princess Plus package (double gratitudes, wifi and drink package)  for my cabin. which typically has two occupants. Huge reason why I always do the princess saver. 

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2 minutes ago, Jeter02 said:

The other issue I have with the princess Plus for me is, I book a cabin just for myself as a solo traveler. So technically I'm paying double the amount for the princess Plus package for a cabin. which typically have two occupants. Huge reason why I always do the princess saver. 

 

Wow.....you'd think that they'd be happy with just charging you for an additional "savers" fare.

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3 minutes ago, CineGraphic said:

 

Wow.....you'd think that they'd be happy with just charging you for an additional "savers" fare.

So mathematically when I book with strictly the savers fare for my solo cruises, I automatically save $600 plus dollars.

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4 minutes ago, Jeter02 said:

The other issue I have with the princess Plus for me is,Ibook a cabin just for myself as a solo traveler. So technically I'm paying double the amount for the princess Plus package for a cabin. with typically have two occupants. Huge reason why I always do the princess saver. 

In this instance I can see why it would not be logical to do it this way. If I remember correctly, when a passenger travel solo their fare is doubled?

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Just now, greenie082756 said:

In this instance I can see why it would not be logical to do it this way. If I remember correctly, when a passenger travel solo their fare is doubled?

Pretty much. But obviously you're not paying double government and taxes fees you're only playing for yourself not for that second passenger on that.

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5 minutes ago, neverbeenhere said:

I am an accountant, the package isn’t cost effective for us. Too much port drinking going on. 

port intensive cruises is a good point to consider

 

however ...

 

 

specialty coffee in morning before port excursions

 

back on board beer / sparkling water

 

pre-dinner glass of wine at Vines, and maybe an after dinner cocktail at Crooners

 

done

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49 minutes ago, LACruiser88 said:

We are very "light-weight" gamblers and we frequently receive $500 casino discounts on our cruise fare.  We have never received a free cruise offer.

 

I've dropped a couple hundred on the slots on each of our last couple of cruises.  Doesn't qualify me for squat. I didn't expect it to so no disappointment there.

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I guess I'm one of those Elite customers Princess would like to see GO:  I always book the Saver.  However, since I'm also a solo passenger,  I have to pay the 100% Single Supplement.

 

I don't drink any alcohol or fancy coffees. I drink the 'free' coffee.  I exchange my free mini bar for sodas & a few bottles of water (to take on excursions).  I have no need for the beverage package.

 

The (previously) free Internet minutes allowed me to check-in w/my DD every day when I cruise solo.  No other Internet needs.

 

I do buy (mostly) ship's excursions, esp. when I'm solo -- easier & more secure for this elderly solo.

 

I don't even go in the casino.

 

Will I now move to other cruise lines?  Even though it's a rather small increase in costs to me (so far), the loss of free minutes & the Loyalty OBC (I've almost 41 points) makes other lines more competitive.

 

We'll see.

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5 hours ago, BabySarge said:

Also, I personally think under the Plus pricing you have a different and possibly better selection of cabin locations than under the Saver pricing.  No specific study done just a general sense when looking at cabins under both offerings.

Have to disagree as I have played with our bookings to re-check pricing and there is same display of cabins in same areas of decks when I have been doing it.

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4 hours ago, Jeter02 said:

Sorry wouldn't let me edit it, I meant $30 a week for the length of the cruise for the wi-fi. Not per day. 

Math doesn't seem to work???  $30/week???

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