Thursday, 24 November 2011

Becoming a Princess Cruises Elite Passenger: the Benefits

How to become an Elite passenger
Staying loyal to one or two cruise lines has its advantages. The more cruises you go on, the more the rewards for being a past passenger increase.
   Berni Blair and her husband have recently returned from their 40th cruise. This was a 29-night voyage on 'Sea Princess' across the Pacific from San Francisco to Sydney, via Hawaii and Tahiti. Having completed more than 150 cruise nights with Princess, they qualified as 'Elite Members'.
   And Berni loved it! She said she felt special and pampered the whole time.
   So what are the benefits of being an Elite passenger with Princess?
  • You never have to queue - you get priority check-in, priority tender embarkation and priority disembarkation. No more waiting in lines with hundreds of other passengers.
  • You get $200 credit towards Internet Cafe time on voyages of more than 21 days.
  • You get complimentary laundry and dry cleaning services.
  • You get a free mini bar setup (one time only).
  • You get a plate of delicious canapes delivered to your stateroom before dinner.
  • You get a traditional afternoon tea.
  • You get 10% discount at the onboard shops.
  • You get complimentary wine tasting.
  • You get invited to members-only onboard events
Some of these benefits apply to Platinum members (6th -15th cruise or 50-149 cruise nights) also. But for Berni, it was the extras, such as never having to queue and using the complimentary laundry services, that go with being an Elite member that really made this cruise special.
   Already she's planning her next cruise!


  1. Great post! This is great information for me because Me and my wife have been looking into a vacation with on of the princess cruises packages.

  2. You might think they would upgrade your cabin or give a break in price because of loyalty rather then cleaning your dirty clothes!

  3. I think that this kind of "loyalty rewards" program would surely bring in lots of returning customers for so long as the cruise liner manages to provide excellent customer service.

    1. Yes, Serge, I think it is a consideration for many people when booking a cruise.

  4. Malcolm Hebert21 July 2013 at 08:25

    The age group that Princess caters too and the loyalty program is the only reason people return back, except for the retire people who buy up the remaining last 3 weeks before cruise departure date from flash sales for inside cabins that goes from $299 to $399 for a 7 day cruise or $469 to $649 for a 10 day cruise

    cheapest times are first two weeks of December and mid march, wait 3 weeks before cruise departure date for purchasing