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Category Archive for 'Vantage Fares'

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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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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I’ve come across a suggestion that both P&O and Cunard are asking some passengers, via a confidential survey, for their opinions on fare options. As regular readers will be aware, the current structure with Vantage and Getaway fares has attracted a lot of critical comment. I’ve published one or two mildly critical posts about this, […]

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Given that both Cunard and P&O are going to continue selling both Vantage and Getaway fares, what’s needed is something to make Vantage fares more attractive even with the price difference. At the moment we have the following advantages: you get to choose your cabin, and you certainly know your cabin number at the end […]

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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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I’ve done a few posts about the P&O and Cunard Vantage Fares / Getaway Fares issues. Here’s a page which will lead you to them. I continue ti be unhappy about some things in the Vantage Fare / Getaway Fare distinction, and especially about the difference between what P&O said initially about Getaway fares (‘last […]

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P&O Vantage vs. Getaway fares

Lat year P&O announced their new price structure. There would be two types of price: Vantage Fares and Getaway Fares. Vantage fares would be protected and would come with benefits; Getaway fares, which would be lower, would come with no benefits. Getaway Fares were also going to be ‘last minute’ or be ‘late availability reductions’. […]

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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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