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CRUISE TITLE: 15 Night Hawaii
CRUISE COMPANY: Princess Cruises
NUMBER OF DAYS: 15
LIST THE PORTS IT WILL VISIT: Hilo, Hawaii; Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii; Nawiliwili, Kauai, Hawaii; Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; Ensenada, Mexico; San Francisco, California.
COST OF BASIC TOUR/CRUISE: from $1,699
HIGH SEASON: from $1,699
LOW SEASON: $1,119 - $3,099
AVERAGE COST PER DAY: $75
COST OF AIR TO DEPARTURE CITY FROM SFO: $0, departure from San Francisco
ANY EXTRAS INCLUDED WITH THE COST OF THE CRUISE: Cruises include meals and entertainment.
WHY DID YOU PICK THIS PARTICULAR CRUISE? After comparing various cruise companies services, I chose the 15 Night Hawaii cruise of Princess Cruises. I opted for it mainly because I would like to have Hawaii as my key destination as soon as possible, and the aforementioned company offered a 15-day cruise at the beginning of April. Furthermore, the most convenient departure city for me was San Francisco, and the prices were lower than for the further autumn cruises. The itinerary, room conditions, and dining met my requirements, and the cruise reviews as well as the average mark appeared to be quite high (3.6 out of 5). In addition, I would prefer to choose the cheapest interior stateroom since I never stay in the room for a long time and basic conditions would satisfy me completely.
DID THE COMPANY OFFER AN EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT?
The company does not offer an early booking discount, but a customer may qualify for additional discounts in the following cases:
1. The customer will be accompanied by at least one person over 60 years old by the start of the cruise;
2. The customer or any other person cruising with him or her has used Princess Cruises services before.
WOULD YOU CONSIDER TAKING THE CRUISE? WHY?
Yes, I would consider taking this cruise. To my mind, the itinerary is well considered, and the services are on the high level with rather reasonable prices.
WAS THE CRUISE COMPANY WEBSITE ENTICING? WHAT FEATURES DID YOU LIKE ABOUT IT?
I found the cruise company website quite catching. The blue and white colors are easy to perceive, and attractive pictures develop the dreams of the future cruise. It is easy to orient and find the necessary information on the website.
DOES THE COMPANY SPEAK TO BEING GREEN OR TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABLE PROGRAMS THAT IT OFFERS?
Yes, the Princess Cruises is committed to environmental practices and complies with the standards to preserve the marine environment. In 1993, the company launched a holistic environmental program called Planet Princess. Its main goal is to encourage both crewmembers and guests to behave properly in natural environment and the oceans. The Princess Cruises has an Environmental Operations Department that reports directly to the Senior Vice President with each ship possessing its own environmental non-watch standing officer. Moreover, the company takes measures to minimize air pollution, water usage, and to manage solid wastes.
WHAT SEGMENT OF THE POPULATION IS THE COMPANY TARGETING?
The companys target market includes people of all ages, as the Princess Cruises offers best comforts for aged people, variable entertainments for youngsters, and conveniences for families with children.
WHAT DID YOU FIND APPEALING ABOUT THE ADVERTISING?
The advertising is of a high quality showing all the beauty of the views and services experienced during the cruise. Besides, I liked the companys slogan saying Come back new, which gives a feeling of some refreshing experience indeed.
1. What concerns me, I would also prefer cruise with free schedules and closer to nature. Actually, I also like to prepare my own travelling plans, so that I can satisfy all my wishes.
2. I agree that thanks to internet pictures and peoples reviews, it is safer nowadays to choose the hotel or apartment to your taste, but I would also like to share my not very pleasant experience. It was long ago when I planned a trip with my friend, and she suggested the apartment of her acquaintances, neither cheap, nor far from the beach. I agreed and trusted her, but the conditions appeared to be disappointing. Based on that, I usually check the place if I want to enjoy my vacations.
3. I would like to make a tour during which every traveler would be able to shoot his own movie. The type of the movie (comedy, action, thriller, or home movie) the travelers would have to choose at the beginning of a trip and the special crew would help to embody the idea.
4. As a sweet tooth, I usually cannot forget the tastes of authentic national desserts. Ones of my favorite are loukoumades (Cyprus fried donut balls) and Italian canolli.
5. Being green is extremely important and popular nowadays with consideration of future existence of human beings. I am doing my best to make my life more nature-friendly. Mainly, I try to use less plastic, walk or ride a bicycle, as well as consume and grow organic foods.