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That's wishful thinking. If its lower I'd love to do the round trip, we just won't tell the DH that I've booked both. Ooops reality check. Doing both cruises regardless of price are really out of the question.Anthony,
Pai, I do have a question about b2b cruises. Not sure if I'm stealing the thread. Sorry
I have booked b2b on Sapphire in Dec. the deal I got was an AE guarantee on both departures, great price its was almost like getting 2 weeks for the price of one. The reservations have been cross referenced with each other. Will they look at this and assign the same cabin for both cruises?
Can I call Princess and ask them to take this into consideration?
We're not fussy so if we have to change rooms no big deal. The savings are worth it.
Pia believe me if we could round up about $14,000 we would be going. Presently after our Calif Group cruise, I am looking for 2011, the TA out of Rome back to Ft Lauderdale on the Navigator. I did check out the Voyager out of Barcelona, but preferred the Rome Itnerary. I see your on the TA with Dave and his wife. ( Cruisennorth) They were going on our Hawaii Cruise this past Oct but family plans caused them to change.For now. But if we end up booking this 59 day Sapphire, that one conflicts with this one.
The one I just saw pop up this morning which will not go on sale until Friday. It's 9/22/10 SF to Sydney for 30 days and then 29 days from SYD to LA. No long distance flying. We will be looking at it.We're doing this itinerary this year on the Star. It's nice to know they are offering it again next year.
Pia,Supposed to come up on the 31st and here it is. I was surprised to see the itinerary; didn't know it was starting in Seattle. I imagine pricing will be along shortly.
Your transpacific b2b is now on the Princess website. OMG, I can't wait to see the pricing....
Supposed to come up on the 31st and here it is. I was surprised to see the itinerary; didn't know it was starting in Seattle. I imagine pricing will be along shortly.Pia - this IS the 31st.
Yes, I know it's the 31st. And the itinerary is listed, but w/o pricing.Pricing is in. I tried to reserve on-line had a price on an AD $4350.00 but wanted full payment now So I called Princess and my reservation timed out and the price changed to $5395.00. I'm still going but I'll wait and see what my TA can do and I don't want to drop 20% deposit today.
It depends on what length of cruise you prefer and if you are port type people or days at sea people. We enjoyed the B2B Southern Carribean which saw 11 different islands in 14 days.I did this back in March. While it was nice to be able to see so many islands in one trip, I did not like (or anticipate) the 2nd week being a mirror image of the 1st one other than the ports -- same menus, same entertainment, same presentations! So that's something to keep in mind when doing a B2B, although I think most pairings are different routes/lengths so the duplication should be less pronounced.
Pricing is in. I tried to reserve on-line had a price on an AD $4350.00 but wanted full payment now So I called Princess and my reservation timed out and the price changed to $5395.00. I'm still going but I'll wait and see what my TA can do and I don't want to drop 20% deposit today.I put both on my "watch" list. Can't do anything until I acquire more FCC's, so will have to wait until on the Coral next month. I would grab an AD for $4350 in a hearbeat.
I put both on my "watch" list. Can't do anything until I acquire more FCC's, so will have to wait until on the Coral next month. I would grab an AD for $4350 in a hearbeat.HI may i ask what is FCC
HI may i ask what is FCCFCC = Future Cruise Credit. You buy FCC's only while on board for $100 each. This is good as your entire deposit on any Princess cruise and you also get an amount of shipboard credit depending on the length of the cruise. You need not book a cruise at the time of purchase; you have four years in which to use your FCC. If you don't use it you get your money back. We cruise a lot and always have many FCC's on hand. However, if you look at my sig you will note that we have 9 cruises booked and I am currently w/o FCC's. I would never book a cruise w/o one, since I'd have to put down 20% and would not be getting my appropriate OBC. BTW, the OBC you get is per person, not per cabin.
Pia,Anthony, we did just that about 6 weeks ago. I had put down two FCC's on a cruise just over a year ago for a 10 day Tahiti cruise. Since then, I had used all my FCC's and was FCC-less. Then a stateroom popped up for the cruise right before ours that we wanted. My TA took one of the FCC's from the original booking, and used it for the Hawaii to Tahiti portion so we could book the B2B using one FCC for each. It is very doable and the TA had it done in minutes.
I hope I'm not highjacking this thread but....Your considering doing the Transpacific B2B.
Have you ever removed a FCC from an upcoming cruise, paid for that cruise in full early and used the FCC for another cruise?
Another vote here for the Vancouver to Whittier and back to Vancouver. There is just the right mix of port and sea days for a wonderful trip. Do it in early May and you get beautiful views of snow covered mountains and it's too early for mosquitoes. We did it on the Island Princess - our favorite ship.I was told we can't do this because of the Jones act? Princess told me no B2B in AK ever. We so badly wanted to go B2B and thought Vancouver would be ok as a foreing port. Was told it did not count. Did you take a different ship to go back to back?? Or was I misinformed?