I don’t usually write about cruise lines’ sales. They seem to spring up every other day and really, by the time you read the fine print, sometimes it’s not really a sale after all. A good travel agent can usually do as good or even better. This promo is different.
With a tight sailing window of only four months long, the discounts are deep. Here’s the info:
Princess Cruises new “World of Savings” five day sale begins on April 19 and offers up to $2,000 savings on cruises to many of their most popular destinations around the globe. If that’s not enough, Princess Cruises is also giving up to $100 in onboard credit.
On select sailings from September 2012 until January 2013, savings apply to a wide range of itineraries; to far-flung destinations like Rio de Janeiro, Hong Kong, Sydney and Rome. Also included are closer-to-home cruises to Alaska, Hawaii and the Caribbean.
In addition to fare savings, passengers booking interior or oceanview staterooms can receive an onboard credit of $25 (cruises up to 9 days) to $50 (cruises 10 days or longer), and in balcony staterooms or above can get credits of $50 (cruises up to 9 days) or $100 (for sailings 10 days or longer). All onboard credits are offered per stateroom.
Examples of the “World of Savings” deals include:
Seven-day Caribbean cruises priced from $549 for an inside cabin (was $599) and $849 for a balcony cabin (was $949).
Twelve-day Europe voyages from $1,599 for a balcony stateroom (was $2,790) and from $999 for an inside accomodation. (was $1,790).
A seven-day sailing to Alaska is as low as $999 for a balcony (was $1,649) and $549 for an interior cabin (was $874).
Cruise Asia for sixteen-days with balconies priced from $2,499 (was $3,195)and inside cabins from $1,499 interior (was $1,995).
All cruise prices are per person, based on double occupancy. Keep in mind that reservations made during the sale require a non-refundable deposit. All the more reason to make sure you purchase travel insurance, either from a third-party insurer like Travel Guard or Access America or directly from the cruise line.