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Category Archive for 'P&O Price Promise'

I’ve done a few posts in the last year on cruise pricing. These have largely been prompted by the range of fares that have been available during that time – Vantage vs Getaway, and now Select or Early Saver (using P&O’s terms). In general I’ve expressed some dissatisfaction, based on comments that we overheard on […]

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More details on new fares

I have just received a couple of email from Christopher Edgington about my existing bookings and how the new fares will apply to them. First, here’s the general stuff which is common to both emails: I am writing to tell you that from 4 November we are changing the way that we price our holidays […]

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I gather that Vantage and Getaway fares, on both P&O and Cunard, are being replaced. They have been staked, shot with a silver bullet, and doused with Holy Water. They are no more. The lines are making announcements today that these fare categories are being replaced by ‘P&O Select Price’ and ‘Cunard Fares’, which will […]

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During our recent cruise discussion round the dinner table turned several times to the topic of the prices that fellow passengers had paid. I believe that all of us had paid full whack – I think most of us had booked the cruise over a year in advance, which would be before Vantage Fares, Getaway […]

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I’ve done a number of blog posts about this question in the last couple of months as there were some things about the way the scheme was working in practice that did concern me. However, it looks as if there have been some changes. I did a post in late February in which I said […]

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Yesterday I did a long post about the working of the Vantage Fare and Getaway Fare for the same cruise. After working through the prices for an example cruise I said this: The extras for Vantage fares seem to be worth about £120 per person. Annoyingly, however, if you choose to take it as an […]

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[I’ve made some updates to this post following a bit of further research that I probably should have done first. My apologies….] Some months ago P&O (and Cunard) announced details of their new Price Promise. It was presented as a means by which the position of those who booked early would be protected: if, after […]

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These were announced about two weeks ago. Rather to my surprise these developments don’t seem to have been welcomed on the various forums; there seems to be quite a lot of cynicism about the whole exercise. I thought therefore that I’d go through it. First, I think it’s important to define what the terms mean. […]

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I think I know what P&O’s ‘Big Announcement’ is. The P&O website today has a new lead-in page with this headline: “New Vantage Fares with exclusive benefits”, and there’s also a logo saying “New Price Protected Promise”. Then the page goes on: We’ve reduced the price of many of our 2013 cruise holidays and introduced […]

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