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Dave 02-11-2010 06:17 AM

Well of course it will cost you, and it is limited to 50 or so guests, but on select Princess cruises guests can be brought aboard for embarkation day. Read more HERE

penny3333 02-11-2010 10:27 AM

However, it does state that the $39/can be applied to a future cruise

janfred 02-11-2010 03:22 PM

I think this is very clever marketing. If friends have never cruised this would get them wanting to go and hate like heck to have to get off !!! I like it. I see them waving bye and running and booking a cruise. Maybe they will be taken to the Future Booking office on the tour

Dave 02-11-2010 04:35 PM

It is a nice marketing move. You get priority embarkation, then a nice dining room lunch, then a tour of the ship, top it off with a drink or two with your sailing friends at the pool bar and it is a pleasant afternoon well worth the price of admission.

I predict it will be quite popular.

f-mattox 02-11-2010 07:58 PM

I agree: a brilliant marketing idea; we can tell friends how great the ships are, and show them photos, but there's nothing like actually seeing it and experiencing it for yourself.

Good job, Princess!

jack2007 02-15-2010 04:08 PM

I have a feeling that those who have paid for the most expensive suites or have been very loyal Princess customers will really be the ones to benefit if they want to take up the offer.

Cruise Fanatic 02-16-2010 06:43 AM

I only see this benefiting mostly those in the local area of the ports though. Unless your friends happen to be vacationing on land in the area at the same time your going on a cruise. It's not likely anyone would fly in to see a ship for a few hours.

f-mattox 02-16-2010 05:25 PM

I agree, Jan, that nobody is likely to fly to a port just to visit a ship. But I would be interested to know what percentage of passengers are within driving distance of the two ports where they are rolling out this program--Ft. Lauderdale and Los Angeles.

I sail out of San Pedro a lot and always meet many from the local area. I predict the demand for this will be huge.

penny3333 02-18-2010 07:25 AM

I'd like to try to get some of my friends on board, the ones that say they'd never cruise. I know they'd change their minds. I have some out in Margate and some in Royal Palm Beach that I have a feeling would change their minds, once they see the ships.

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