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On 5/19/2019 at 5:18 PM, milolii said:

If your cabin catagiry is sold out does that mean you can not  quAlify  to re fare?

 

Correct. If the category is listed as sold out, then there is no fare listed at all for that category so nothing to refare to.

 

Note: Having only GTYs available for the category means the category is not sold out.

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11 hours ago, ceilidh1 said:

I booked during the 3 day sale last year and can't recall if it was for new bookings only? If so, once Princess does the sip n sale a couple of weeks later would I be able to apply that to my current booking? I'm confused as the booking I have right now is through the agency that offers the 3 day sale - I really like the TA we have been working with there so would prefer to keep my booking with them but also would like the drink package!

 

Why don't you ask the TA that question?

In my experience a good TA can work around that stipulation.

 

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The sailings that are excluded from the 3 day sale, which are the same ones excluded from the Sip and Sale, were released last night. There were only 37 sailings excluded, with several of them being world cruise segments on Island, and shorter Japan sailings on Diamond, so most will apply.

Included sailings are 7-49 nights, sailing January 2020 through May 2021, with the exception of the 37 excluded sailings. 

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I don't recall seeing the Sip n' Sail in UK. The 3 for free is on now through 1st July here though.

 

Unfortunately we are not able to re fare or cancel and re book.Shame about different terms and conditions

 

The only option we are offered is one change at a cost of £100

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On 5/21/2019 at 1:00 AM, caribill said:

 

Correct. If the category is listed as sold out, then there is no fare listed at all for that category so nothing to refare to.

 

Note: Having only GTYs available for the category means the category is not sold out.

Ok Ty, makes sense now. 

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1 hour ago, terry&mike said:

The sailings that are excluded from the 3 day sale, which are the same ones excluded from the Sip and Sale, were released last night. There were only 37 sailings excluded, with several of them being world cruise segments on Island, and shorter Japan sailings on Diamond, so most will apply.

Included sailings are 7-49 nights, sailing January 2020 through May 2021, with the exception of the 37 excluded sailings. 

 

Where can we see the list of excluded sailings?

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3 minutes ago, chamima said:

 

Where can we see the list of excluded sailings?

Your travel agent.

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On 5/20/2019 at 4:59 PM, ceilidh1 said:

I booked during the 3 day sale last year and can't recall if it was for new bookings only? 

Yes, it is new bookings only.

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We are currently booked in an oceanview for Jan 13, 2020, 15 days on the Star, booked on the website. Have been watching for the S/S or 3 day sale. Since we would need to upgrade to balcony anyway and lose our other benefits ($250 obc and $500 towards flights) I suppose I should just cancel the existing booking then rebook during the sale, or can the TA just do that for me when we book during the sale? 

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6 minutes ago, nbist said:

We are currently booked in an oceanview for Jan 13, 2020, 15 days on the Star, booked on the website. Have been watching for the S/S or 3 day sale. Since we would need to upgrade to balcony anyway and lose our other benefits ($250 obc and $500 towards flights) I suppose I should just cancel the existing booking then rebook during the sale, or can the TA just do that for me when we book during the sale? 

I would not re rate until you see the prices during the sip and sail sale.  Sometimes the price for the cabin can go up more than you would save with the free drink package - sometimes not

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On 5/19/2019 at 10:01 PM, 13cheermom said:

So new to Princess, what exactly does the Sip & Sale Promotion include?  I just booked with the May sale, with OBC/gratuities/2 for 1 deposit, mainly to secure the 2 rooms we wanted, just wondering what other possibilities might be out there.  Any information would be appreciated!

Did that include 2020 and 2021 Caribbean?

 

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1 hour ago, nbist said:

We are currently booked in an oceanview for Jan 13, 2020, 15 days on the Star, booked on the website. Have been watching for the S/S or 3 day sale. Since we would need to upgrade to balcony anyway and lose our other benefits ($250 obc and $500 towards flights) I suppose I should just cancel the existing booking then rebook during the sale, or can the TA just do that for me when we book during the sale? 

I should have noticed in my earlier reply on the date of your cruise - the sip and sail is usually for cruises further out than 7 months or so.  I am waiting to see if I can re rate for a November 2020 cruise I don't think a January cruise is going to qualify but you will need to wait and see

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12 minutes ago, memoak said:

I should have noticed in my earlier reply on the date of your cruise - the sip and sail is usually for cruises further out than 7 months or so.  I am waiting to see if I can re rate for a November 2020 cruise I don't think a January cruise is going to qualify but you will need to wait and see

 

The 3 day sale from the large TA does show that our cruise qualifies for their offer. 

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13 hours ago, nbist said:

 

The 3 day sale from the large TA does show that our cruise qualifies for their offer. 

Yes, it does. The dates are Jan 2020 - May 2021 sailings, 7-49 days (with 37 sailings excluded). 

If you booked directly with Princess, the travel agent will not be able to cancel this, you'll need to cancel this. But as mentioned earlier, best to wait until the day the sale starts to see the posted rate for your sailing. I've seen them stay same price, go up in price, or go down. You always have to run the numbers on any new promotion. 

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15 hours ago, nbist said:

We are currently booked in an oceanview for Jan 13, 2020, 15 days on the Star, booked on the website. Have been watching for the S/S or 3 day sale. Since we would need to upgrade to balcony anyway and lose our other benefits ($250 obc and $500 towards flights) I suppose I should just cancel the existing booking then rebook during the sale, or can the TA just do that for me when we book during the sale? 

 

The Sip and Sail will most likely be for fall 2020 through winter 2021 cruises.

We booked our February 2020 Sip and Sail LAST June!!!!!

 

EDIT : I just saw that you already have verification that your cruise qualifies.

Congratulations!

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Here are the excluded sailings. Listed as Sailing number, Ship, # Days, Sail Date, Name:
3022A Crown Princess 22,  7/11/2020 0:00 2020 Baltic & Norwegian Fjords Medley
2006 Island Princess 28 4/11/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
E004 Emerald Princess 28 2/1/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
M104B Diamond Princess 8 1/30/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106A Diamond Princess 8 2/15/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106B Diamond Princess 8 2/18/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M104 Diamond Princess 8 1/28/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107A Diamond Princess 8 2/23/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M105 Diamond Princess 8 2/5/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M108 Diamond Princess 8 3/1/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M105C Diamond Princess 8 2/10/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M105B Diamond Princess 8 2/7/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106 Diamond Princess 8 2/13/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107 Diamond Princess 8 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
S004 Sun Princess 46 1/24/2020 0:00 2020 Indian Ocean & South Africa Odyssey
6033A Coral princess 48 10/31/2020 0:00 2020 Panama Canal, Andes & Cape Horn (with Total Eclipse)
C107B Sea Princess 11 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Southern Australia Explorer
C107C Sea Princess 17 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 Northern Explorer
S015D Sea Princess 11 10/23/2020 0:00 2020 Southern Australia Explorer
S015B Sea Princess 17 10/6/2020 0:00 2020 Northern Explorer
2104 Island Princess 10 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand & Australia
2106 Island Princess 11 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Malaysian Peninsula & Indian Ocean
2105 Island Princess 13 2/19/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Asia &Australia
2102 Island Princess 14 1/3/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - PanamaCanal (Connoisseur)
2107 Island Princess 17 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Holy Land, Turkey & Aegean Sea
2104A Island Princess 23 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand, Australia & Asia
2106C Island Princess 28 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Indian Ocean & Mediterranean Sea
2108A Island Princess 38 4/1/2021 0:00 2021 WC Liner-Mediterranean, Transatlantic Crossing, Panama Canal
2107B Island Princess 41 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing
2103E Island Princess 45 1/17/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - South Pacific & Asia
K004 Pacific Princess 45 2/19/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Segment - IndianOcean & Africa
C010E Sea Princess 49 5/14/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Liner - Brisbaneto London (Dover)
A110A Grand Princess 38 3/23/2021 0:00 2021 Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure
G032B Regal Princess 44 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
G032A Regal Princess 46 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
A035A Grand Princess 46 10/24/2020 0:00 2020 Pacific Crossing & Asia
S008C Sea Princess 49 4/15/2020 0:00 2020 Circle Pacific Liner Sydney toSan Francisco

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43 minutes ago, chamima said:

 

The Sip and Sail will most likely be for fall 2020 through winter 2021 cruises.

We booked our February 2020 Sip and Sail LAST June!!!!!

 

 

That would be a change.  Last year's Sip N Sail included the next summer's cruises. We booked out June 5, 2019 cruise under the SNS last July.

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1 hour ago, terry&mike said:

Yes, it does. The dates are Jan 2020 - May 2021 sailings, 7-49 days (with 37 sailings excluded). 

If you booked directly with Princess, the travel agent will not be able to cancel this, you'll need to cancel this. But as mentioned earlier, best to wait until the day the sale starts to see the posted rate for your sailing. I've seen them stay same price, go up in price, or go down. You always have to run the numbers on any new promotion. 

Thanks for the replies. Yes, we plan to wait and see what the fares do, and run the numbers to see if it makes sense. With current fares if I factor in our usual bar bill at the end of the cruise and what we gain and lose in OBC, gratuities etc., it will cost us approximately $800 ($400/pp) to change from our current promotion and oceanview to a balcony cabin under Sip n Sail. To me that is probably worth it, but we will see what the fares do.

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3 hours ago, terry&mike said:

Here are the excluded sailings. Listed as Sailing number, Ship, # Days, Sail Date, Name:
3022A Crown Princess 22,  7/11/2020 0:00 2020 Baltic & Norwegian Fjords Medley
2006 Island Princess 28 4/11/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
E004 Emerald Princess 28 2/1/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
M104B Diamond Princess 8 1/30/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106A Diamond Princess 8 2/15/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106B Diamond Princess 8 2/18/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M104 Diamond Princess 8 1/28/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107A Diamond Princess 8 2/23/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M105 Diamond Princess 8 2/5/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M108 Diamond Princess 8 3/1/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M105C Diamond Princess 8 2/10/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M105B Diamond Princess 8 2/7/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106 Diamond Princess 8 2/13/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107 Diamond Princess 8 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
S004 Sun Princess 46 1/24/2020 0:00 2020 Indian Ocean & South Africa Odyssey
6033A Coral princess 48 10/31/2020 0:00 2020 Panama Canal, Andes & Cape Horn (with Total Eclipse)
C107B Sea Princess 11 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Southern Australia Explorer
C107C Sea Princess 17 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 Northern Explorer
S015D Sea Princess 11 10/23/2020 0:00 2020 Southern Australia Explorer
S015B Sea Princess 17 10/6/2020 0:00 2020 Northern Explorer
2104 Island Princess 10 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand & Australia
2106 Island Princess 11 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Malaysian Peninsula & Indian Ocean
2105 Island Princess 13 2/19/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Asia &Australia
2102 Island Princess 14 1/3/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - PanamaCanal (Connoisseur)
2107 Island Princess 17 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Holy Land, Turkey & Aegean Sea
2104A Island Princess 23 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand, Australia & Asia
2106C Island Princess 28 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Indian Ocean & Mediterranean Sea
2108A Island Princess 38 4/1/2021 0:00 2021 WC Liner-Mediterranean, Transatlantic Crossing, Panama Canal
2107B Island Princess 41 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing
2103E Island Princess 45 1/17/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - South Pacific & Asia
K004 Pacific Princess 45 2/19/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Segment - IndianOcean & Africa
C010E Sea Princess 49 5/14/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Liner - Brisbaneto London (Dover)
A110A Grand Princess 38 3/23/2021 0:00 2021 Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure
G032B Regal Princess 44 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
G032A Regal Princess 46 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
A035A Grand Princess 46 10/24/2020 0:00 2020 Pacific Crossing & Asia
S008C Sea Princess 49 4/15/2020 0:00 2020 Circle Pacific Liner Sydney toSan Francisco

Interesting.  I booked the Emerald Princess 2/1/20 sailing during last year's 3-Day Sale. I don't remember if this sailing was included in the sip-n-sail promotion last year or not.  Those who are planning cruises that are not included in this year's sip-n-sail may want to check out the 3-Day Sale.

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7 minutes ago, mnocket said:

Interesting.  I booked the Emerald Princess 2/1/20 sailing during last year's 3-Day Sale. I don't remember if this sailing was included in the sip-n-sail promotion last year or not.  Those who are planning cruises that are not included in this year's sip-n-sail may want to check out the 3-Day Sale.

This is the list of sailings that are excluding from this years 3 Day Sale; they are the same as the exclusions from this years Sip and Sale.

To clarify, the 3 Day Sale and the Sip and Sale are the same with the exception of the 3 Day Sale having the addition of pre-paid gratuities, and being offered only from one agency. 

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1 hour ago, terry&mike said:

This is the list of sailings that are excluding from this years 3 Day Sale; they are the same as the exclusions from this years Sip and Sale.

To clarify, the 3 Day Sale and the Sip and Sale are the same with the exception of the 3 Day Sale having the addition of pre-paid gratuities, and being offered only from one agency. 

Makes sense.  Thanks for the clarification. 

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7 hours ago, terry&mike said:

Here are the excluded sailings. Listed as Sailing number, Ship, # Days, Sail Date, Name:
3022A Crown Princess 22,  7/11/2020 0:00 2020 Baltic & Norwegian Fjords Medley
2006 Island Princess 28 4/11/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
E004 Emerald Princess 28 2/1/2020 2020 Hawaii, Tahiti & Samoa
M104B Diamond Princess 8 1/30/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106A Diamond Princess 8 2/15/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106B Diamond Princess 8 2/18/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M104 Diamond Princess 8 1/28/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107A Diamond Princess 8 2/23/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M105 Diamond Princess 8 2/5/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M108 Diamond Princess 8 3/1/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M105C Diamond Princess 8 2/10/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Taipei)
M105B Diamond Princess 8 2/7/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Kobe)
M106 Diamond Princess 8 2/13/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
M107 Diamond Princess 8 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Japan & Taiwan (from Tokyo)
S004 Sun Princess 46 1/24/2020 0:00 2020 Indian Ocean & South Africa Odyssey
6033A Coral princess 48 10/31/2020 0:00 2020 Panama Canal, Andes & Cape Horn (with Total Eclipse)
C107B Sea Princess 11 2/21/2021 0:00 2021 Southern Australia Explorer
C107C Sea Princess 17 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 Northern Explorer
S015D Sea Princess 11 10/23/2020 0:00 2020 Southern Australia Explorer
S015B Sea Princess 17 10/6/2020 0:00 2020 Northern Explorer
2104 Island Princess 10 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand & Australia
2106 Island Princess 11 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Malaysian Peninsula & Indian Ocean
2105 Island Princess 13 2/19/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Asia &Australia
2102 Island Princess 14 1/3/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - PanamaCanal (Connoisseur)
2107 Island Princess 17 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - Holy Land, Turkey & Aegean Sea
2104A Island Princess 23 2/9/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Segment - New Zealand, Australia & Asia
2106C Island Princess 28 3/4/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Indian Ocean & Mediterranean Sea
2108A Island Princess 38 4/1/2021 0:00 2021 WC Liner-Mediterranean, Transatlantic Crossing, Panama Canal
2107B Island Princess 41 3/15/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - Mediterranean & Transatlantic Crossing
2103E Island Princess 45 1/17/2021 0:00 2021 World Cruise Liner - South Pacific & Asia
K004 Pacific Princess 45 2/19/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Segment - IndianOcean & Africa
C010E Sea Princess 49 5/14/2020 0:00 2020 World Cruise Liner - Brisbaneto London (Dover)
A110A Grand Princess 38 3/23/2021 0:00 2021 Indian Ocean & Europe Grand Adventure
G032B Regal Princess 44 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
G032A Regal Princess 46 10/17/2020 0:00 2020 Four Continents Grand Adventure
A035A Grand Princess 46 10/24/2020 0:00 2020 Pacific Crossing & Asia
S008C Sea Princess 49 4/15/2020 0:00 2020 Circle Pacific Liner Sydney toSan Francisco

 

4 hours ago, mnocket said:

Interesting.  I booked the Emerald Princess 2/1/20 sailing during last year's 3-Day Sale. I don't remember if this sailing was included in the sip-n-sail promotion last year or not.  Those who are planning cruises that are not included in this year's sip-n-sail may want to check out the 3-Day Sale.

 

 

We  booked the Emerald 2/1/20 sailing during last year's Sip and Sail.

We have a TA who we really like and she gives us enough of a discount on the cruise that it comes out pretty even with the gratuities from the 3 day sale  from that other agency.

We're on the Pacific Princess 35 day Tahiti - FLL cruise in the fall of 2020. There are a lot of sea days so I'm really hoping it will be included in this year's Sip and Sale.

 

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So what are you booking?  We were looking at the Diamond Princess.  Are there any for Japan that are covered?  What about Panama Canal?  What are you looking at? 🙂

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I'm a bit confused. Do you need to book directly with the agency offering the 3 Day Sale or can your existing TA book through them for you? I see people saying to ask your TA about this but it's not something offered by the TA other than the big box. How does this work?

 

Edit: I just looked on the TA site and don't see the sale available yet. How are people finding out what's included and excluded? Do I need to "request a quote" to get the information or will it be displayed tomorrow (June 6) or what?

Edited by Thrak

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search princess 3 day sale.  It should be live tomorrow.  It will be better than booking direct because of the gratuities.  Good luck.

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