P&O Cruises scrap their on-board future cruise deposits
Many people cruise quite regularly and the majority of cruise lines understand this and have been offering benefits to guests who either book their next cruise on-board or make a deposit to put towards a future booking.
Most of the major cruise lines have been running two options, either book a specific cruise on-board or put down a deposit amount for a unnamed future booking and have the on-board benefits applied to the future booking when it is made.
Many people when on-board know they will cruise with the same company again but aren’t ready at the time to commit to a specific future cruise, because of this the on-board future cruise deposits have been quite popular and something that many of my returning clients have taken advantage of.
Unfortunately P&O cruises have taken the decision to stop future cruise deposits being made from the 2nd July 2017 and instead will only be allowing on-board booking benefits to be added when booking a specific cruise whilst on-board.
P&O Cruises will allow guests a 2 week window from the time of booking to change to another cruise as long as it meets their criteria (same or higher value).
I think that it is a shame this has been stopped and I know many of my clients will be disappointed.