Posted February 25th, 2013, 09:56 PM
Here is the latest Future Cruise Deposit program from Princess, for which I can personally attest as of January 2013:
With my purchase of a $100 Future Cruise Deposit, Shipboard Credits will be calculated as follows:
Future Cruise Length ... Per Person Shipboard Credit*
17 + Days
.... $125 Inside,.. $125 Outside,.. $150 Balcony,... $150 Suite
11 - 16 Days
$75 Inside,.... $75 Outside,.... $100 Balcony,... $100 Suite
7 - 10 Days.... $25 Inside,.... $25 Outside,.... $50 Balcony,..... $50 Suite
3 - 6 Days...... $15 Inside,.... $15 Outside,.... $25 Balcony,..... $25 Suite
*Note: This offer is available to new future bookings only and is non-transferable. Future Cruise Deposit currency is non-changeable. The Future Cruise Deposit is valid for two years. The deposit should be applied to a booking that sails within two years from date of purchase, if it is not used the deposit will be refunded. This may be combined with most promotions, Early Booking Discounts, Princess Captain's Circle® rates or regional rates. Your Future Cruise Deposit is fully refundable if canceled prior to final payment date, outside of penalty periods, excluding special sales. Exclusive occupancy cabins receive half the per stateroom shipboard credit. Shipboard credit applies to the holder of the Future Cruise Deposit only, and is not applicable to upper berth passengers. Shipboard credit may only be used on a single voyage and expires at the end of that voyage. Any unused portion of shipboard credit is not redeemable for cash. For full World Cruise or any World Cruise Segments the deposit is reduced to 5% of the cruise fare and a fare discount of 3% is provided. To make your next booking, please contact your Travel Agent, or Princess Cruises at 1-800-PRINCESS. At the time of booking, the appropriate shipboard credit will be applied.
This NEW Future Cruise Deposit program differs from the OLD Future Cruise Deposit program in at least the following ways:
- 17 days is now the cut-off cruise length to receive the maximum shipboard credit of $150 for Balcony & Suite; formerly it was 16 days for Outside.
- 11 days is now the cut-off cruise length to receive the maximum shipboard credit of $100 for Balcony & Suite; formerly it was 10 days for Outside.
- Now shorter cruises of less than 7 days are accommodated; formerly they were not.
- Now Inside & Outside are grouped together as are Balcony & Suite; formerly the distinction was between Inside and Outside only.
- Formerly, the longevity period was 4 years; now it is 2 years.
As before, Future Cruise Deposits may only be purchased aboard ship during a cruise.
Future(1) Viking Star: West Indies Explorer 10/18/16
Princess(25) Caribbean Princess: Western Caribbean 4/16; Crown Princess(4): Scandinavia-Russia 6/00, Hawaii-Tahiti 2/02, British Isles 8/10, Canada & Colonial America 10/11; Dawn Princess: Alaska 5/99; Golden Princess (4): Mexican Riviera 2/08, Hawaii 12/08, Hawaii 4/10, Hawaii 11/11; Grand Princess(3): West Caribbean 12/04, Greek Isles 11/09, Iceland/Norway Explorer 9/10; Island Princess(2): Hawaii 1/06, Panama Canal 4/11; Pacific Princess(3): Alaska 5/09, East Caribbean Voyager 1/13, Tahiti & Polynesia 12/14; Regal Princess: Pacific Coast-Panama 9/06; Royal Princess(2): South America 1/00, Manaus-Rome 4/04; Star Princess: Hawaii 1/14; Sun Princess(2): Panama Canal 9/01, Mexican Riviera 9/02; Tahitian Princess: French Polynesia 5/03.
Holland America(8) Amsterdam: Alaska 7/12; Nieuw Amsterdam(2): West Caribbean 12/95, Panama Canal 10/96; ss Rotterdam: Alaska 8/97; Ryndam(2): South America 1/03, Mexican Riviera 4/05: Veendam; Alaska 6/02; Volendam: New Zealand & Australia 2/09.
NCL(6) ss Norway: East Caribbean 12/98; Norwegian Dream(2): New England-Canada 10/03, West Caribbean 12/03; Norwegian Majesty: New England-Canada 10/98; Norwegian Wind(2): Hawaii 10/99, Mexican Riviera 11/00.
Viking River Cruises(6) Viking Beyla, Viking Astrild: Elegant Elbe River 7/15; Viking Century Sun: China-Yangtze River 4/08; Viking Odin: Cities of Light 11/15; Viking Pride: Grand European Rivers 5/07; Viking Rinda: Passage to Eastern Europe 3/14; Viking Surkov: Waterways of the Czars 7/11.
Hurtigruten Nordnorge: Norwegian Coast 5/06.
Royal Caribbean Vision of the Seas: Mexican Riviera 10/05.