Saturday, 28 July 2012

New Vantage Pricing From P&O And Cunard

P&O Cruises and Cunard Line are introducing “greater trust and reassurance” in pricing with the introduction of new Vantage Fares backed by a Price Promise.

Launched on July 23, and covering cruises departing from April 2013, the initiative leads a new long-term approach to pricing by the two companies designed to give added peace of mind to holidaymakers, especially to those booking early to secure the cruise of their choice.

With the new Price Promise, passengers can now secure their booking knowing if the Vantage Fare for their holiday were to be reduced, they would automatically receive a complimentary benefit such as onboard spending money or an upgrade, to the value of any reduction in price

The new Vantage Fares include a choice from a range of benefits such as onboard spending money, car parking at Southampton, return coach transfers and airport parking. Vantage Fare passengers will also be able to select the cabin of their choice and have the flexibility to alter their cruise up to 90 days before departure. A low deposit offer of 10%, down from the usual 15%, also applies to Vantage Fare bookings made by August 31.

Vantage Fare benefits offer:

  • Great Value Fares 
  • Price Promise Protection 
  • Priority access to and choice of cabin type, location and number 
  • Priority access to family and single cabins  
  • Flexible cancellation and amendment terms 
  • Access to family and share saver reductions 
  • Low deposit of 15% (Reduced to 10% for bookings made by August 31) 
  • Choice from a range of added value benefits: 
- On board spending money
- Car parking in Southampton 
- Return coach travel to Southampton 
- Or Airport parking on selected fly/cruises

On occasions, P&O and Cunard may introduce a more restricted fare type on selected cruises closer to departure – ‘Getaway Fares’. If these fares are offered, they will come with less flexible terms (100% deposit and 100% cancellation charges), will not be backed by the Price Promise and will not include any of the benefits or flexibility of the Vantage Fares.

P&O's 2013 programme features a wide variety of cruises with great-value fares starting from £199 per person:

  • Cruise Break - 2 nights from £199pp
  • Fjords - 7 nights from £599
  • Western Mediterranean - 14 nights from £999

The Cunard 2013 programme on Queen Mary 2, Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria features a wide range of destinations with great value fares starting from £269 per person: 

  • Short Voyages - 2 nights from £269
  • Fjords Voyage - 7 nights from £799
  • Baltic Voyage - 14 nights from £1,399
  • Transatlantic Voyage - 7 nights from £1,139

For bookings, follow this link to The Cruise Line Ltd, the UK's luxury cruise experts.