P&O Cruises Price Promise & P&O Vantage Fares
P&O Cruises have introduced a new value for money pricing scheme, the Vantage Fares, along with the P&O Cruises Price Promise — ensuring their customers receive the best possible value and uniform pricing.
The Vantage fares will include a whole host of new benefits, while passengers already booked onto applicable cruises will receive retrospective benefits to their booking. The Vantage Fares and P&O Prince Promise will come into force 23rd July 2012 and will apply to cruises departing from 1st April 2013.
- Lower Fares: Vantage Fares offer new lower prices and amazing savings on many 2013 cruises.
- Added Value Benefits: New Vantage Fares offer an exclusive choice of added value benefits .
- Protected Fares: New Price Promise offers protected fares.
- 5% Early Booking Saving: applies to all cruises sailing from April 2014.
- Free Shuttle Buses: where provided by P&O Cruises, applies to all cruises sailing from April 2014.
The new Vantage Fares will offer a choice of additional benefits, including the options of onboard spending money, car parking in Southampton and coach transfers to Southampton. These benefits will be available on all cruises of seven nights or more, the onboard spend dependant on the length of the cruise — exact amounts will be advised by the sales team at time of booking. Airport parking will also be available on two-way fly cruises, at an off-site car park at the relevant airport.
P&O Price Promise
P&O Cruises new price promise means customers can book with confidence knowing that the Vantage Fares are protected. The price promise means that by booking early if the Vantage Fare were to reduce, customers will automatically be given a complimentary benefit for their cruise.
In order to ensure that those passengers who have already booked are not disadvantaged, P&O Cruises will apply a retrospective value to all bookings to the value of the price change — from product launch phase to the prices available from 22nd July 2012. The retrospective benefits will, as with the Vantage Fares, be applied as onboard credit on most bookings, though upgrades or remuneration may be used in certain circumstances.
The price promise is applicable to the 2013/14 cruises that were launched in April 2012 and depart from April 2013. P&O Cruises may, on occasions, introduce Getaway Fares on selected cruises. These fares may offer different prices and are not supported by our Price Promise. This is due to the fares offering less flexible terms — such as 100% deposit, no changes permitted and 100% cancellation fees.
Dave Mills, Iglucruise's Head of Commercial has been really impressed by this move from P&O Cruises: "These new fares are amazing — this a very bold and auspicious move by P&O Cruises. Even without the Price Promise, these new prices along with the onboard spending money or free Parking, seem to be saving consumers around £200, often much more.
Once upon a time, you could justify booking late — but now the last minute savings, if any, are going to be so minimal, that it won’t be worth sacrificing knowing which cabin you are booking. Cabin location is such an esoteric benefit — but one which is hugely important in determining how enjoyable your cruise holiday is. The lower deposit amount of just 10%, will also make it easier for customers to bag their perfect cabin, before the best value ones sell out!"