Posted by Chuck on May 3, 2019
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Published on May 3rd, 2019 | by Chuck

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[Expired] Amex Offers: Princess Cruises Spend $750 & get 22,500 Points or $225

Deal has expired, view more Princess Cruises deals by clicking here.

The Offer

Check your Amex Offers for one of the following deals:

  • Get 22,500 Membership Rewards points when you use your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $750+ on cruise reservations online at princess.com/amex2019 or by phone at 1-800-774-6237 by 6/30/2019. 
  • Get a $225 statement credit when you use your enrolled Card to spend a minimum of $750+ on cruise reservations online at princess.com/amex2019 or by phone at 1-800-774-6237 by 6/30/2019. 

The Fine Print

  • Offer valid only for reservations booked between 5/3/2019 and 6/30/2019 with Princess Cruises at Princess.com or phone at 1-800-774-6237.
  • Must be booked on US website only.
  • Valid only on purchases made in US dollars.
  • Excludes physical gift cards, electronic gift cards and bulk/corporate gift cards.
  • Excludes onboard purchases, transfers/transportation to the ship, gift and services, parking fees at port, online shop, cruise personalizer, Worldwide Emergency Assistance Services, special events in culinary arts, digital workshops, special entertainment venues, Formalwear Rentals, “Give a Guest a Gift”, Princess Ezair and motor coach program.
  • Excludes if not booked at time of reservation: airfare booked through cruise line, excursions, hotels, cruise Insurance, luggage valet service, Celebrations (birthdays, weddings, etc.) and MedallionClass.

Our Verdict

I’m not a cruise expert, but these kinds of large offers tend to stick out. The points offer is especially interesting for someone who values those at significantly higher than cash, e.g. if you value MR points at 2 CPP, it’s a $450 return on $750 spend. Personally, I only see the cash offers on my points cards.

Hat tip to reader Mark

View more Amex offers here & if you have any questions abut American Express offers then read this post.



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Rick I
Rick I

do you have to cruise in June or July or just book it then?

Bruce
Bruce

Per the text above, “Offer valid only for reservations booked between 5/3/2019 and 6/30/2019 with Princess Cruises at Princess.com or phone at 1-800-774-6237.” Does not specify a cruise date.

Debit
Debit

There is a beyond meat promotion today only on their website.

William Charles

Requires making a purchase, not really worth it IMO

Mark
Mark

Check the new amex site if you don’t see this offer on the old site.

Am
Am

What do you mean by new Site? Don’t we log in to our accounts and offers?

HaveMiles
HaveMiles

What’s the new (vs old) site? I checked in the iOS app and none of my cards had this offer.

Alex
Alex

I suspect this website has prices at least $225 more expansive than a good travel agent can offer for the same cruise.

qmc
qmc

I can’t even get the page to load.

Travel agents for cruises can be hit or miss though. See, for example, elliott.org where there have been experiences ranging from the TA not knowing about multiple airports in NY, visa/passport requirements, insufficient time between flight and cruise, etc. And then there were some that outright didn’t pay or gave them wrong information. For an informed independent traveler, going with the TA might get them some savings, but they may not actually provide any value.

Justin

Maybe. You’ll definitely miss out on 5-10% cash back by not shopping through a portal. And $750 for a cruise is hard to come by on Princess. Best you could do for regular cruises is a 4 nt from Ft Lauderdale ($750 for 2 ppl).

For a standard 7 nt the cheapest I see right now is $1100 for 2 people. Still a respectable 20% cash back equivalent (assuming Princess offers same rates as you can get at Expedia etc).

Greg
Greg

The prices are typically the same at the TA sites, but often TAs will have some cash you can use on board the ship or other bonuses. However, you can have your cake and eat it to, what we do is book and pay the minimum deposit through the TA (AARP for us) to get their goodies. They will give you the cruise reservation number. Using that you can go to the cruiseline website, in this case Princess, and make multiple $750 payments to get multiple credits. Just a word of warning we have never done this for Princess, but have done it for similar offers for Royal, Carnival, and Norwegian and never had an issue.

vipul
vipul

Can this be used for buying princess gift cards?

Scott
Scott

“Excludes physical gift cards, electronic gift cards and bulk/corporate gift cards.”

Larry
Larry

I don’t have the MR point offer, only the cash back offer. Checked a few of my logins and found it on a BRG (Main+AU), BBP (Main+AU), and SCP (Main+AU) cards, so only business cards. It might also be that there were more than 100 available offers, and I didn’t feel like adding offers just to see what’s behind the 100 limit.

I’d like to use this offer, but in general it is so complicated to use these Amex offers. I have 10+ logins with about 35 active cards to check, takes so long.

HaveMiles
HaveMiles

Thanks for mentioning the 100 limit; I wasn’t aware of that. So I just added some 20 random (useless) offers to one of my cards and they were just replaced with equally useless offers. No Princess, which I might have used. It’s amazing how many businesses are out there offering these discounts that I have never even heard of.

vipul
vipul

Both me and P2 have it. Anyway to split the purchase across 2 different cards? Also for Caribbean cruise, how is princess compared to Royal and carnival?

Greg
Greg

You can split the payments, just pay $750 or whatever as the initial deposit. The cruise line will give you a final payment date when the cruise needs to be paid off. You can make additional payments at anytime for any amount. Cruise lines understand that cruises are a large cost for many families and that folks might not have enough on any one credit card or at any one time to pay for the cruise in full. So you can exploit that to get multiple amex offers per cruise. Princess is owned by Carnival, but we have not sailed that line.

Blake Koolick
Blake Koolick

Anyone Know about using it to book the excursions? Under the offer details it says Excludes if not booked at time of reservation: airfare booked through cruise line, excursions, hotels, cruise Insurance, luggage valet service, Celebrations (birthdays, weddings, etc.) and MedallionClass.

There is no way to book the excursions at the time reservation you can do it right after. Will it code the same and be part of the offer?

Blake
Blake

Anyone Know of any online travel agency’s where you can do this? Book with them and the payments will code as princess so you get the amex credit?

Yan
Yan

I booked through costcotravel and wouldn’t be able to make payment through princess website. So be careful if you use third party to book the cruise. But if I book through princess, I was able to make multiple $750 using different cards. So it’s still a great deal if you plan to do cruise anyway.

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