Our new Princess Plane Sailing program is an innovative service designed to seamlessly coordinate your air travel with your cruise itinerary. You can now review up-to-the-minute flight schedules, with competitive, real-time airfare pricing and inventory for only those flights that complement your cruise. Plus, you'll find a host of other exciting benefits:
- Competitive airfare pricing – See real-time airline inventory from multiple carriers at competitive rates in a side-by-side layout for easy comparison.
- Holiday Package Protection – If you miss your cruise embarkation due to an airline delay or service disruption, Princess will work with the airline to provide flights to the next appropriate port at no cost to you.
- Immediate flight confirmations – Flight schedule will now be confirmed at the time of the air booking.
- New booking window – Air may be purchased from 320 days up to 4 days prior to departure (subject to availability).
- Post Cruise Missed Flights – If for any reason your cruise arrives late into port or your Princess transfer is delayed to the airport and you miss your return flight, Princess will work with the airline to rebook your flights to get you home.
The new Princess Plane Sailing program offers two distinct pricing options, each with specific features and benefits depending on your travel needs.
Flexible fares are designed for those guests who have less certainty in their travel plans and want the freedom to cancel their flight arrangements easily. These fares are typically higher than Restricted fares, but include the following added benefits:
- Air payment is due on the date of the final cruise payment – not at the time of air booking.
- Air charges are fully refundable until 54 days prior to departure.
Our Restricted fares will typically be lower than our Flexible fares, with the following terms:
- Air charges are non-refundable (e.g. no cash back).
- Payment is due immediately upon time of air booking.
|Policy||Flexible Fare||Restricted Fare|
|Pre-Plane Sailing||Air add-on available as early as 18 months before sailing||N/A|
|Using Plane Sailing Tool||From 320 days up to 4 days before departure air available via tool||From 320 days up to 4 days before departure air available via tool|
|Selection of preferred airline, flights and travel date||No charge||No charge|
|Confirmation of airline and flight schedules||At time of booking unless outside of 320 days||At time of booking unless outside of 320 days|
|Airfare||Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory||Competitive and updated in real-time based on current airline inventory|
|Cancellation||No fee up to 54 days prior to departure. Fees apply within 54 days||Cancellation fees may be up to the full value of the ticket|
|Payment Due||Same date as cruise final payment date. Paid with final balance||Immediately at time of air booking with credit card|
|Flight Disruption Coverage||Peace of mind that your cruise holiday package is covered and in the event of disruption we will work to assist you||Peace of mind that your cruise holiday package is covered and in the event of disruption we will work to assist you|
|Changes to Air Reservation||No fee up to 54 days prior to departure, guests will only pay for additional flight costs. Fees apply within 54 days||Cancellation fees may be up to the full value of the ticket|
When it comes to exploring legendary destinations around the world, you’ve always chosen Princess Cruises for its service and dedication. Now, let Princess take care of all your travel arrangements, so your peace-of-mind can start before you even step onboard. To learn more, see your travel agent or call 0344 338 8663.