Yesterday we talked all about the brilliant discounts past passengers can benefit from during the upcoming launch of the new 2014/2015 P&O Cruises itineraries. Continuing the theme and with the all-important on sale dates creeping ever closer we thought we should take a look at the great benefits available to take advantage of when the brand new itineraries do go live.
Since the announcement of Vantage Fares in 2012 we have long provided all the information you need to decide whether you are a Vantage or Getaway person. You may be a bit of both and just depend on the cruise itself but for 2014/2015 sailings, Vantage Fares have never looked better.
Booking early for 2014/2015 certainly has major advantages. Not only are you guaranteed the stateroom and position on the ship you desire but there are also many other perks to consider to make an informed choice. There are many fantastic reasons to book early this time around and P&O Cruises have made Vantage Fares even more attractive for the new cruises going on sale. For starters, every single cruise is backed by the Price Promise Protection giving you the complete peace of mind that you’re getting the very best value possible. Whether the price rises or falls will not concern you as you know that no matter the situation, you will be taken care of and you cannot put a price on peace of mind.
So let’s take a look at the other benefits you can gain from booking early for 2014. There is of course the 5% early booking saving available until 31 July 2013 and there is an extra 5% discount for past passengers. You can even combine this with an even further 5% discount when choosing a specific Peninsular Club Cruise, which have been highlighted in the cruise calendar at our P&O Cruises 2014 page. For more information on the past passenger discounts available for 2014/2015 cruises take a look at our blog post here.
In terms of the cruise itself, booking early is always a pleasurable experience with the enjoyment of being able to tailor make the cruise to exactly the way you want it to be. Choice of dining for starters is always nice to have and be assured straight away that you are confirmed on you preferred option not waitlisted or allocation closer to the time. You also receive the peace of mind that any table size requests work on a first come first served basis therefore you stand a much better chance when booking early.
A new introduction from P&O Cruises for 2014 is to provide completely free shuttle services in port for all passengers that have booked on a Vantage Fare offer. Getaway passengers may use the shuttle service should they wish but this may be at a charge rather than included complimentary.
One major advantage of the Vantage Fare offers is the complete flexibility to amend your booking. Should you wish to make any changes, for example a name change or possibly switch the booking to a different date due to ill health or a conflicting date you previously hadn’t realised, this is not a problem. When booking a Getaway Offer this cannot be done and any amendments required would result in a cancellation of your cruise and need to be re-booked starting a fresh. It’s this flexibility that continues to provide many passengers with a hassle and stress free booking experience.
Perhaps the most valued of the Vantage Fare benefits is the choice of added extra for you to decide between. Long gone are the days were you are told what is available. Now you have the chance to decide for yourselves what suits you, the passenger best. Choose between free on board spending money, free car parking or free coach transfers to and from Southampton.
So as you can see, there is a lot to look forward to for the upcoming launch of the brand new 2014/2015 itineraries. Combine these excellent benefits with the range of exciting sailings featuring brand new ports of call and even Ventura Mediterranean fly cruises and you have the makings of a thrilling year to book a P&O Cruise.
There’s still time to pre-register so give us a call on 01246 819819 and let us plan the perfect P&O Cruise for you!