Princess Love Boat Sale
As the weather is starting to heat up, so too are things here at Princess! We have a live announcement from New York coming this Friday on our brand new class of ship and I am so excited to share the info I have with you!
I know you need to time to prepare so I wanted to get this out ASAP but this Next Generation Class release is under lock and key, and the little information we have is changing all the time so please note some of the below could still change. I have also included info on our upcoming LTO, FCC extension & trade marketing update. There will be plenty more to come, so I will share it as I receive it.
NEW Class Announcement
What we know so far;
- Live announcement this Friday 16 Sep at 7:45am AEST
- Link to watch https://www.facebook.com/events/970394354352465?ref=newsfeed
- Trade comms to come shortly after at 8am AEST
- Limited itineraries will go on sale directly after the announcement
- Bookings will only be possible through Polar Online & Reservations on the day
- We are yet to confirm if group space will be opening (this is unlikely)
If anything changes I will let you know and I will let you know anything further as soon as I can.
Love Boat Sale
Limited Time Offer
2 Week Boost
Our Love Boat Sale will be starting to coincide with the airing of The Real Love Boat on Channel Ten. We will also be launching a juicy incentive to coincide with this, so stay tuned for those details. If you haven’t seen the promo yet, check it out – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROqw5pwW-84
- Starts 28 Sep 22
- Ends 11 Oct 22
- 2 for 1 deposits on select 2023 cruises
- Combinable with our current 30% Off + OBC Campaign (which ends 15 Dec 22)
- Promo code ZB9
Promo image attached below.
Perfect Alaska Sailings for Aussies & Kiwis
Cash-value & CWC FCCs Extended
On that note, I’ve collated a spreadsheet (which is attached) highlighting the current pricing for the 22/23 season, broken down by ship (the tabs at the bottom). It’s a quick and easy way to access remaining opportunity for this forthcoming season. Each price-point means that there at least 15 cabins in that meta, showing availability (which is why sometimes there is no pricing for a meta) as of today.
Other opportunities are our 10/11 YVR roundtrip sailings onboard the Crown Princess in Alaska for 2023. These are the perfect sailing for the Australian & Kiwi market; direct flights to and from YVR, accessing all the man ports through the Inside Package and perfect chance to venture into the Canadian Rockies via the Rocky Mountaineer or FIT. With flights beginning to show better pricing, now is the time to target guests with these fly cruise options, along with Europe, for 2023. The departures are attached, which are also available on OneSource.
Updated Extensions & Expiries
Cash-value & CWC FCCs Extended
Earlier this week we announced that we would be extending the cash value (types – CP and BW) and our Cruise with Confidence (type – SC) FCCs. The new expiries are;
CP & BW – Book and sail by 31Dec24
SC – Book and sail by 30Sep23
Please note the Bonus-value (type – BE) FCCs expiry has not changed. These have a book by 31Dec22 and a sail by 31Aug23 expiry. To access a report to show you what types of FCCs are sitting under your agency, please head to OneSource – Sales Reports – Future Cruise Credits. There you can view or download the full raw data and filter by the source codes.
These credits represent a huge opportunity so if you need any assistance with getting these converted with your network, please let me know.
Updates in OneSource
Trade Marketing have put together this great comparison flyer which shows the excellent value in short cruises. It is a great visual tool to convert customers from a land-based staycation, to a Seacation, as well as for training purposes. Please find attached and available in OneSource.
Coral Princess Tour
A Coral walk-through tour video is now live on youtube. This helpful tool gives agents and customers the opportunity to experience what it is like being onboard which is especially great or first time cruisers or new to Princess guests. Check it out here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KVNFvxyHbc
Lots to digest and as ever if there’s anything you need please don’t hesitate to reach out
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