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5/26/2012 & 6/2/2012 C@ Voyage of the Glaciers Alaska B2B Group Cruise

Discussion in 'ROLL CALLS - Princess Cruises' started by Einstein, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Einstein

    Einstein Well-Known Member

    Below is the pricing info for the 2012 C@ Voyage of the Glaciers Alaska B2B Cruise. :biggrin: Feel free to contact the Gang at Skyscraper if U are interested in joining the Group on one of BOTH segments of the B2B. Starting Fri. 4/1 Skyscraper will be running a booking special with reduced deposit for anyone not having a Future Cruise deposit to use. :doubleup: One last reminder is reminder is the Memorial Day holiday in 2012 is celebrated om Mon. 5/28 so hopefully this will help those with vacation issues as the 1st leg will only require 4 days of vacation. :clap: This B2B option also allows for endless add on options of Pre or Post Cruise vacations in the Vancouver/Victoria area. It also allows for either Pre or Post Cruise Land based vacation Add Ons thru Princess. With these options we feel that this offers almost anyone wishing to vacation to this area adverse options available to suit their needs. We hope to see U onboard and stay tuned for MORE info and additional activities as the days, weeks, and months pass away our countdown to the Voyage of the Glaciers :boogie:

    Diamond Princess 5/26/2012
    7 night Alaska Northbound



    Category J (inside) $698 per person
    Category F (obstructed view) $856 per person
    Category D (oceanveiw) $1193 per person
    Category BC (balcony) $1328 per person
    Category BB (balcony) $1396 per person
    Category AC (mini-suite) $1531 per person

    Includes port charges.
    Taxes are additional $95.00 per person
    $75 per cabin ship board credit.

    *Please note that above pricing is based on past passenger rates.

    Diamond Princess 6/02/2012
    7 night Alaska Southbound



    Category J (inside) $811 per person
    Category F (obstructed view) $1013 per person
    Category D (oceanview) $1373 per person
    Category BC (balcony) $1553 per person
    Category BB (balcony) $1598 per person
    Category AC (mini-suite) $1733 per person

    Includes port charges.
    Taxes are additional $80.00 per person
    $50 per cabin ship board credit.

    *Please note that above pricing is based on past passenger rates.

    Voyage of the Glaciers Groupies

    1st Leg
    E & red
    Fla Jack & Honey
    maw & paw
    DAW & Jim
    Nieciez & Leatherneck

    2nd Leg
    E & red
    Fla Jack & Honey
    maw & paw
    Nieciez & Leatherneck
    Leo & Marilyn
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011
  2. fla jack

    fla jack Well-Known Member

    Just got off the phone with Kelly @ Skyscrapers.
    Honey & I are booked for both segments.
    We now have 5 cruises booked.
    Life is good.
  3. Corky

    Corky Well-Known Member

    You all will have a blast. We hope to get back to Alaska one day, but have to do it with our son as it was his idea that we went the first time.

    Enjoy!!! :spyglass:

    And Jack, yes, life is good!! :doubleup:
  4. nieciez

    nieciez Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Way to go Jack and Honey.....5 cruises it sweet! I am on hold with Princess right now to get locked into my preferred cabin and then I'll get with Skyscrapers tomorrow!
  5. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    Sure hope we can make this work to join you all!!

  6. Jeanie

    Jeanie Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, sounds interesting

    Congrats, Jack and Honey & Bill and Denise on your booking,
  7. Einstein

    Einstein Well-Known Member

    Glad to have U onboard Fla Jack & Honey and Nieciez & Leatherneck. :boogie:Tango the starting point of the Group Cruise will NEVER get any closer than Vancouver. :doubleup: Besides U need something to FILL that To Be Determined Spot. :biggrin:
  8. tango55

    tango55 Well-Known Member

    The only thing stopping me is the flight part. Don't think we can do the b2b so would have to fly one way or the other. As soon as I can figure out the cost for that, I'll decide.

  9. Cruise cutie

    Cruise cutie Well-Known Member

    What a lovely cruise...:).we would so enjoy an option to join you and Val.:(.
    Mike and Deb have us on rewind to do this!! :hot: it's the timing for an option
    .However....we have Aruba on board - paid and in cement.it's our "2012 land cruise year.. -every other year"..)..
    and with Mark that really kills the paving starts..sigh..I hear Power Ball can always be available..thanks for all the info..and *if* it came to be..we're there!!..hugs Joanne and Mark..
  10. Gramma Ann

    Gramma Ann Well-Known Member

    We really want to go, but it is very doubtful. Things didn't go so well while we were on the Grand. MIL became VERY apprehensive, and verbally abusive. So we probably will not cruise again until there is some kind of change in her status. MIL is so easy as long as I am there, but if I'm not here, she is not at all easy. I won't put Debbie and Loren thru that again.

    I will watch you guys and enjoy the cruise thru you all.
  11. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    This is something I am going to REALLY RESEARCH. I woke up the other morning with the "I have to cruise to Alaska" bug...have looked up a few on Carnival. I am NOT at ALL confident we'll be able to do it, but I can always dream! :clap: Does anyone have any advice about flying IN to one port and flying OUT of ANOTHER? Seems it would be (more) expensive. :shrug: Also, E, you said this is based on "past passenger rates." We don't have a FCC on Princess, obviously, but we have cruised with that line twice. Are we considered past passengers? TIA.
  12. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Karry...yes, if you have cruised with Princess in the past you are considered past passengers. Even if you don't have a FCC from Princess at the moment you will still be able to book with the $100.00 per person deposit rate if you call Skyscraper tours April 1st! E didn't say but I suspect that the $100.00 deposit special will last for about a week....E, any info on that? I strongly recommend booking if you are at all interested. That low deposit is not always available and should you have to cancel you can do so before final payment and get the deposit returned to you!!

    As for flying into one destination and returning from another...it is called an Open Jaw and is done all the time. Best thing to do is keep checking for low pricing...still too early for that time frame for 2012. Do you have any kind of a miles program that you could use to purchase your airline tickets?? Use sites like expedia or orbitz to check pricing...you can see which airline is offering the cheapest rates for the dates you need!
  13. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the info, Beryl. No, we don't have any type of miles program because we live right near the port in Manhattan and have cruised out of here the past few years. I think the last time we flew was to San Diego 4 years ago! Nice to not have that expense, but it's a shocker when you first start looking at it. I "booked us" on a flight to Vancouver for next month just to see the prices and it was about $900/pp!! :bang:
  14. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Karry...I just checked Orbitz doing an open Jaw for June...JFK to Ancorage and return from Vancouver. Total with taxes was $625 pp....same rate in and out of Newark ... cheaper than doing the back to back even in an inside cabin. It's possible that rates may drop before you actually cruise...remember now is when everyone is looking for air tickets into or out of Ancorage as they book those one way cruises :biggrin:! ...and remember too...it's a dream and dreams are what you make happen :clap:!
  15. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Thanks Beryl. We would be flying out of Newark. I think I was looking at non stop flights! Will have DH look into it!
  16. Donna - dsw

    Donna - dsw Well-Known Member

    You all have fun - I would love to cruise with everyone - but we don't want to do Alaska again!
  17. J.E. M.

    J.E. M. Well-Known Member

    Sounds great, but we are already booked on the Amsterdam for a 14 day AK Explorer cruise sailing July 13, 2012.
  18. Einstein

    Einstein Well-Known Member

    Karry ... Beryl has given U excellent advise. :doubleup: As for the flight prices I think its hard to compare right now but from what I have been comparing over the last 6 months from the East Coast to Vancouver a RT can be had for about $600 pp when booked in advance of 6 months. :whistle: Would love to get U & DH onboard for your return to Alaska. :boogie:
  19. Karry

    Karry Well-Known Member

    Thanks, E, but it wouldn't be RT because we would most likely only be able to do ONE of the cruises. Have NEVER been to AK. We had a B2B booked for late August/early September, 2009 which we had to cancel and I always said if there is ONE place we SHOULD go is Alaska. Would love to do Italy too, but that is for my next life time!:whistle:
  20. Beryl

    Beryl Trivia Specialist

    Karry...so you see...E says he has seen round trip to Vancouver for around $600...so $625 for the open jaw type of flights is not unreasonable. :biggrin: You would want to check a little bit though because I have a gut feeling that the open jaw fare will be more expensive if you decide to board in Whittier and fly home from Vancouver! Canadian taxes are killers!! Just a thought ... so keep your eye open for that!

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