Princess Standby Deals

| Friday, 08 Nov 2013

Princess releases a bevy a amazing last-minute cruise deals for the autumn of 2013.

How does a 7-day Southern Caribbean Cruise for just $299 per person sound? Yes – amazing. We think so, too. That is the inside cabin price, but a balcony cabin is only $599, and it sails from Ft Lauderdale.

As we always say with Princess, it is rare that the cruise line holds an actual sale (as opposed to some other cruise line we can name that are essentially like Macy’s; holding a different sale every other week), so when Princess announces a sale event we always take notice.

But the one that just arrived has us especially intrigued. We have never seen anything quite like it before; a bevy of Princess Cruises’ “Standby Deals” for last minute cruise bargains. Fittingly, the autumn season is usually the slowest time of the years for people actually taking cruises (due to the holidays, elections, kids back in school, end of year concerns and other distractions). So, it only makes sense that any cruise line holding a “last-minute” discount sale would do it in October.

How goods are the deals?  Below is the entire table – directly from the Princess web site. You can book these deals by contacting your travel agent or by calling the cruise line. As you can see – all of the deals sail between Nov. 15 and the end of 2013. Furthermore, they are subject to availability so the sooner you book the better your chances.

Which deals look the best to us? 

  • The longer repositioning voyages from Europe to South America include a 15-day Mediterranean Passage (Transatlantic) from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale? 15 days for just $599 (inside cabin) or $699 oceanview (obstructed).  Sails Nov.29th and yes you have to get airfare to Barcelona.

  • South America from Los Angeles for only $699 (inside) per person (17 days) which is only $41 per person, and you end up in beautiful Santiago, Chile where you can begin a fantastic South America sojourn.

  • Get a 10-day round-trip Tahiti cruise to Polynesia cruise that visits Huahine, Rangiroa, Boro Boro and Moorea for as low as $599 per person (inside) or $1099 (balcony).

  • The “partial Panama Canal” trips roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale are a steal. The cruises sail from Florida into the Panama Canal, so you can see it, but then return you to Ft. Lauderdale. As low as $499 per person on a 10 or 11-day cruise (inside) and just $799 balcony.

Of course – by the time you read this half of the deals may be gone. In which case I am sorry, but also be sure to read all of the fine print of what you must do to qualify. This is where the services of a fine travel agent can really come in handy.

West Coast Getaway
3 days roundtrip from Los Angeles on Golden Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Nov 15, 18, 21, 24; Dec 1 Launch* $249 $349 $449 $599
Now* $159 $199 $249 $299

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $55 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Mexico
7 days roundtrip from Los Angeles on Sapphire Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Dec 15,
22, 29
Launch* Sold Out Sold Out $949 Sold Out
Now* $799

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $85 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Eastern Caribbean
7 days roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on Royal Princess ® or Crown Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Balcony Deluxe
Balcony
Mini-suite
Royal:
Nov 17, 24;
Dec 1, 8, 15,
22, 29

Crown:
Nov 23
Launch* $799 $1,149 Sold Out $1,399
Now* $399 $599 $899

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $95 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Southern Caribbean
7 days roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on Crown Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Nov 16, 30; Dec 21, 28 Launch* $599 $799 $949 Sold Out
Now* $299 $449 $599

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $85 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Eastern Caribbean Voyager
10 days roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on Emerald Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Nov 29;
Dec 19
Launch* $999 Sold Out $1,599 $1,949
Now* $549 $1,099 $1,499

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $115 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Roundtrip Panama Canal
10/11 days roundtrip from Ft. Lauderdale on Coral Princess® or Island Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview
(Obstructed)
Balcony Mini-suite
Island:
Nov 29;
Dec 10

Coral:
Nov 15, 26;
Dec 18, 28
Launch* $1,199 $1,349 $1,699 $1,999
Now* $449 $499 $799 $1,099

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $315 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Panama Canal
15 days From Ft. Lauderdale to Los Angeles on Island Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Dec 21 Launch* $2,899 $3,399 $3,699 Sold Out
Now* $1,199 $1,399 $1,799

*Government fees and taxes of up to $305 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Tahiti & Polynesia
10 days roundtrip from Tahiti on Ocean Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview Balcony Mini-suite
Nov 29;
Dec 9, 19, 29
Launch* $1,799 $2,099 $2,399 $2,899
Now* $599 $799 $1,099 $1,599

*Fares are based on red departure date(s). Fares for other dates may vary. Government fees and taxes of up to $75 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Mediterranean Passage
15 days from Barcelona to Ft. Lauderdale on Ruby Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior Oceanview
(obstructed)
Balcony Mini-suite
Nov 29 Launch* $1,199 $1,399 $1,799 $2,299
Now* $599 $699 $999 $1,499

*Government fees and taxes of up to $95 are additional and subject to change.

 

 

Andes & South America
17 days from Los Angeles to Santiago on Golden Princess®

2013
Departure
Date(s)
Fares from Interior

Oceanview
(obstructed)

Balcony Mini-suite

Dec 4

Launch* $1,399 $1,499 $1,999 Sold Out
Now* $699 $799 $1,299

Also Available: 31 days Andes & Cape Horn Grand Adventure® Dec 4.
*Government fees and taxes of up to $130 are additional and subject to change.

 

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