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Author Topic: How to maximize your On Board Cabin Credits (OBC's)  (Read 23082 times)
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« on: December 23, 2011, 09:19:06 AM »

Sail on 20 or more Princess cruises (aka Loyalty level or "Super Elite") (posted only after you are on the ship)

Completion of 20 - 30 cruises $25 onboard cabin credit
Completion of 31 - 40 cruises $50 onboard cabin credit
Completion of 41 - 50 cruises $75 onboard cabin credit
Completion of 50+ cruises $100 onboard cabin credit

Limited to one onboard cabin credit per family

Military

http://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/additional_faq/military_program.jsp

Once Princess has recorded your military benefit you no longer have to supply your DD-214 or equivalent again.

Onboard cabin credit amount per stateroom*:

Cruise Length Amount
6 days or less $50 per stateroom
7–13 days $100 per stateroom
14 days or longer $250 per stateroom

Future Cruise Deposit (FCD) Credit

Deposit Amount: $100 per person

Benefit of Future Cruise Deposit :

    Up to $150 Onboard Credit per person to apply on future booking
        3-6 Days: $15pp for inside/oceanview and $25pp balcony/suite
        7-10 Days: $25pp for inside/oceanview  and $50pp balcony/suite
        11-16 Days: $75pp for inside/oceanview and $100pp balcony/suite
        17 + Days: $125pp for inside/oceanview and $150pp balcony/suite
    Just book within 2 Years from the date of purchase to use (if it is not used, the deposit of $100 is refundable just cannot be extended)
    Select ship and sail date onboard, or choose later with no additional deposit required
    Future Cruise Deposits are fully refundable prior to final payment except for voyages 30 days or longer; voyages of 30 days or longer are refundable up to 120 days prior to sailing date
    Full World Cruise/World Cruise Segments  benefit from a reduced deposit of 5% of cruise fare and a 3% discount off the fare

Restrictions of Future Cruise Deposit:

    Onboard Credit is only per person for the person using the Future Cruise Deposit; it does NOT carry over to any other passengers in the stateroom
    Future Cruise Deposits cannot be added to a booking after the booking has been paid in full
    Onboard Credit not applicable to the World Cruise and World Cruise Segment Voyages
    May not be combinable with all promotional offers

http://blog.icruise.com/2013/06/benefits-of-booking-your-next-cruise-onboard-your-current-cruise/

After cruise Welcome Home FCD Promotion

Within 60 days after the cruise:

https://book.princess.com/pdf/onesource/pc/Post_FCD_Final.pdf

Princess Visa Card

Princess/Barclaycard reduced the Princess Visa Card benefits in November, 2016 and it may not be worth it anymore.  It was never that great a deal in the first place especially since it didn't cover lost bag insurance

Carnival Stock

Carnival Stock - On Board Cabin Credit - Minimum 100 shares

U.S. Dollars:
Sailings 6 days or less $50
Sailings 7 to 13 days $100
Sailings 14 days or longer $250

Adjusted for Euro, Pound and AUD.

Good on Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Yachts of Seabourn, Cunard, Costa, Aida, Ibero, P&O, Ocean Village.

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=140690&p=irol-sharebenefit

Internet Minutes given as a per passenger OBC (Need more than 5 Princess cruises and must log in individually for the credit)

VOYAGE DURATION    MINUTES
7 days or less    150
8-20 days    250
21+ days    500

https://book.princess.com/captaincircle/jsp/memberShipBenefitsForProspect.jsp

BTW: Logging off with 1.1.1.1 speeds things up and saves minutes. Affordable T-Mobile Simple Choice Plans (for U.S. customers) allow T-Mobile customers to data roam Internationally at 3G speeds in over 100 countries.  Works great with Skype on my cell enabled iPad.  Facetime on iPhones has worked on Princess ships at the time of this post but uses your Internet minutes.

Referral Rewards

"Our Referral Rewards program allows our Members to sign up friends and relatives as new Princess passengers and we will give them cruise credits towards their next booking. Not only that, but we'll do the same for their referrals!

The rewards offered are $25 per person, up to $50 per booking. The new customer must sail within 24 months of being referred. Referrals must not be currently, or have previously booked or sailed with Princess, must not have been nominated by another Member, or be 'known' by Princess (by requesting a brochure or registering at princess.com). Referrals must also be successfully made prior to new customers making a booking in order for the discount to apply."

http://www.princess.com/learn/faq_answer/pre_cruise/prepare.jsp



Remember that breaking a combo cruise into back to backs (B2B) may double your OBC's and get you an extra Elite minibar setup.  Normally Princess will reward combo cruisers with extra Internet minutes at the B2B break so that should not be a decision factor.  Make triple sure that you check your Cruise Personalizer for a list of your credits or get your cruise agent to go on Polar and disclose to you all of pending cabin credits before you sail and make a list.  Princess has been known to forget posting the credits to your actual shipboard account, especially on the second leg of a B2B.
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« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2011, 01:52:56 PM »

Mike,

don't forget the carnival stock OBC.
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« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2011, 03:52:37 PM »

. . . . .and now would be a pretty good time to buy some Carnival stock:  $32.67 today vs. a 52 week high of $48.14.
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2011, 05:46:38 PM »

Carnival Stock - On Board Cabin Credit - Minimum 100 shares

http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=140690&p=irol-sharebenefit

U.S. Dollars:
Sailings 6 days or less $50
Sailings 7 to 13 days $100
Sailings 14 days or longer $250

Adjusted for Euro, Pound and AUD.

Good on Carnival, Princess, Holland America, Yachts of Seabourn, Cunard, Costa, Aida, Ibero, P&O, Ocean Village.
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2011, 07:26:33 PM »

Not a bad return on a $3267.00 investment--especially the $250.00 on 14 days.
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« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012, 11:35:10 AM »

Princess Visa vs. Airline Card -

I looked into the Princess Visa card, even ordered one, but they refused to increase the credit limit to cover even one cruise payment - so out came the scissors.

Instead I went with a United Visa card.  With yields on the Princess card ranging from 1 to 2 cents per dollar, the United card gives me anywhere between 3 and 12 cents per dollar (mile) depending on what kind of ticket I buy. For example in April Judy and I are flying FF business class to Singapore from SFO on 120,000 miles or, at today's prices, 6-9 cents per mile.  Our tickets to the UK last October were about 8 cents per mile.

Since we will always need airfare from CO to cruise, the yields on the airline cards just made much more sense...
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« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012, 03:54:00 PM »

Sounds like you made the best choice; Princess would probably have increases your limit after you had the card for a while--but of course that does you no good right away; that's a shame.
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« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2012, 06:57:13 PM »

Princess Visa gave me a revolving credit line of 22K (but in reality 15K available credit) without asking.  I'll never spend that much for a cruise.  I think.   Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2012, 02:10:52 PM »

Refer your friends and relatives (aka Friends and Family) who have never cruised Princess reward  $25.

https://book.princess.com/captaincircle/jsp/referralHelp.jsp
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« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2012, 02:28:56 PM »

Suite Passengers and Solo Traveler benefits

"Passengers who pay for and occupy a full suite (mini-suites excluded), will receive two cruise credits.
Passengers who pay the single occupancy fare and travel alone in their cabin will receive two cruise credits.
Passengers who pay the single supplement to occupy a full suite on their own will receive three cruise credits. "

http://www.princess.com/news/article.jsp?newsArticleId=na991

Each cruise credit is treated as a completed Princess Cruise for purposes of reaching Platinum (more than 5 cruises or 50 cruise days) and Elite (15 cruises or 150 cruise days) levels.  Cruise credits are also used for reaching the Princess Loyalty level (aka Super Elite level)(more than 20 cruises).

Suite passengers are currently being given a complimentary dinner in a specialty restaurant on embarkation night and breakfasts every morning in a specialty restaurant but the unlimited time on the Internet for Suite passengers has been dropped.
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« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2013, 02:54:53 PM »

If you booked one long (i.e. combo) Princess cruise which Princess also offered as a back to back (B2B) call the Princess Captain's Circle desk 1-800-Princess after the cruise and ask for two cruise credits rather than the one cruise credit that the Princess computer has already recorded for you. Princess has granted those 2 for 1 requests until recently.  They are now less likely to grant you the 2 for 1 credits so book your B2B wisely.
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« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2013, 01:38:43 PM »

From time to time Princess will offer extra OBC promotions to help fill the ship.  These are for "new" bookings only.  (Or Not)  Wink  Wink
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« Reply #12 on: November 25, 2013, 09:53:29 PM »

From time to time Princess will offer extra OBC promotions to help fill the ship.  These are for "new" bookings only.  (Or Not)  Wink  Wink

We took advantage of that one time about 2 years ago & haven't seen one since. It doubled the FCC credit & you could also use the best price offered by your TA.

We're about to leave on a 20 day trip & will request 2 cruise credits since we booked it as 1 trip although it was offered as 2 10 dayers.
I'll also taking some old cruise cards from a few years back (2- 7 days booked as a 14 day trip) & see if they give me extra credit for that one also.
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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2013, 08:01:48 PM »

We just returned from a 20 day cruise on the Emerald (2 - 10 day B2B) and requested an additional cruise from the Capt circle host and received it without question. I also brought along some old cruise cards & received an additional credit for a 5 year old B2B trip on the Crown.
Our Internet minutes were only applied once (250) and not bridged but the bar setup was restocked after 10 days. We have been on trips where the minutes were carried over. I suppose it all has to do with the Internet manager.
 
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« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2014, 11:31:22 AM »

Princess now seems to be carrying over your unused Internet minutes from the first leg of a B2B to the second leg.  Cheesy
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