22,500 Membership Rewards / $225 back on $750 at Princess Cruises via Amex Offer

A new Amex Offer came out in recent days good for 22,500 Membership Rewards points or $225 back when you spend $750 or more at Princess Cruises

The Deal

  • Get 22,500 Membership Rewards points or $225 back when you spend $750+ with Princess Cruises via a new (targeted) Amex Offer (see your offer for details)

Key Details

  • Expires 6/30/19
  • Only valid for reservations booked between 5/3/19 – 6/30/19
  • Must be booked at Princess.com or via phone according to the terms
  • Not valid on gift cards, onboard purchases, and lots of other exclusions if not booked at the time of reservation (see the offer terms). In a nutshell, it works on the cruise fare.
  • See offer for full terms

Quick Thoughts

If you’re thinking about a Princess Cruise, this is an awesome return on spend. This morning, Greg wrote about our newly-updated Reasonable Redemption Values. Based on our newly-calibrated valuation, that puts this offer at a value of $348.75 if you have the Membership Rewards version — though you could certainly get more value than that out of 22,500 Membership Rewards with some effort at maximization.

Keep in mind that the terms state that you must book direct and between 5/3-6/30. I’m not positive that a payment on a cruise that was booked previously wouldn’t trigger the offer, but the terms indicate that it wouldn’t. The terms also indicate that you have to book direct. I haven’t booked previous cruise deals, but I believe that when you book through an agent the charge is typically put through from the cruise line directly, so maybe you could book through the agent of your choice and still trigger this. If someone has done a previous Princess Cruises Amex Offer, share your experience in the comments.

Overall, a good return if you’re booking a cruise. You may even be able to stack something back from a shopping portal to save a bit further.

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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gloobnib

I have not done this through Princess, but have done similar AMEX offers through Royal Caribbean. In my case, I was able to book through my ‘favorite’ travel agent (cheapest/best rebates) and pay with multiple AMEX cards (4) using a combination of P1+P2 and the multi-browser/multi-tab trick to get the offer registered to multiple cards.

I was able to make it work making payments on a pre-existing cruise reservation. The TA was a little miffed that I made 5 relatively puny (about $500 each IIRC) payments all on the same day.

Caveats:
– My latest experience was about 2 years ago; things may have changed since then
– My experience was with RCI, not Princess
– Make sure the offer is actually showing as registered before booking/payment
– Anything in violation of the offer terms is gravy; there is a risk that AMEX will hold you to the T&Cs

ETA: Be aware of trip coverages offered by your cards. It is worth something to have the trip covered by the built-in trip insurance provided by the likes of CSP/CSR, AMEX Platinum, Citi Prestige, Altitude+ etc. By breaking up the payments, you are potentially forgoing some or all of that insurance. In my case, I judged the multiple rebates worth about 25% of what I paid to be a fair trade for the reduced trip insurance.

Thegoose100
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Thegoose100

I believe it is Spend $750 get $225 back (30%). I have loaded it on 3 cards. You can make multiple $750 payments if you have the deal on several of your household cards. I just got thru paying for a Carnival cruise with one of these offers. These usually come around twice a year. I have already booked a cruise for next year & when the new offer for Carnival comes I will make payments from these offers.
We went to Alaska last year & booked 18 months in advance & used (8) spend $500 & get $100 off for a cruise using these offers. Great way to save if you like to cruise.

Harry Vafides
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Harry Vafides

Join the discussion…

Harry Vafides
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Harry Vafides

don’t have this offer an any our (me and spouse) 7 AMEX cards. YET!!!
…we got it before and used it last several years, but noting posted yet.
It has worked on making payments to existing cruise reservations. my thought is because payment is never due at booking, only deposit!

bob
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bob

man this is great, was looking to cruise from miami in july

Blake
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Blake

Anyone Know if you can book excursions online through princess if tht will work? Do you have to make it in one transaction?

Todd
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Todd

Do the taxes on cruise fare count towards $775? The T&C don’t explicitly mention anything about taxes…