Princess tries to give great service operating from a position
of strength. They do not have to honor lower prices, but
they often offer some accommodation for those who have
booked early..... and who ask.
It's easy to rebook into most new fares released prior to final
payment date. TAs should be able in most cases to do this
directly, without having to involve a Princess reservationist.
Flash rates offered after the final payment date
are not so easy. They are listed as NBO (new bookings only.)
A reservation cannot generally be change an existing booking
to a rate that is listed as NBO. However...
I've had great luck getting *upgrades* based on flash rates.
Princess has also extended on board credit, because they were
unable to process a reasonable request.
I review prices on accounts I'm serving regularly as do many TAs.
Groups, however, I check almost daily. I also have clients check
off whether they want an upgrade. Talk with you TA about your
expectations on new fares. Some clients are very particular about
the cabin they choose. Other want any and all upgrades.
Also, do you want to hear about a *deal* that opens up, where
for a little more money you get a major upgrade? Some clients
will jump right onto such a deal, while other perceive the offer
as nickel-and-dime upselling.
Some of the best deals are automatic upgrades for passengers
who do not specify a cabin, especially for those that book
I find it is easier to get the best possible deal for clients--
--who book early
--who are ready to act quickly to offers that are time sensitive
--for whom I've been able to learn their preferences
> If a cruise has been booked directly with Princess and the fare
> decreases will you benefit from that drop when you call it to their
> attention. I have been told that Princess does not honor any fare
> decreases; does anyone know if that is true?
> Would using a TA change that position..and who has to do the
> monitoring if you use a TA?.
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