Princess Cruises Ends Shared Loyalty Program with P&O Cruises

December 4, 2017
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(9:15 a.m. EST) -- Princess Cruises will end its shared loyalty program(me) with P&O Cruises from December 12.

The program has allowed P&O UK passengers to accrue loyalty points from P&O sailings, which would then go towards increased membership in the Princess Cruises Captain's Circle Club.

Both P&O UK and Cunard ended the reciprocal agreement a number of years ago, but Princess has continued to honour it until now.

The details are:

  1. P&O Cruises bookings that are booked by (inclusive of) Tuesday 12 December 2017 will still count towards Princess Cruises' Captain's Circle Membership.
  2. P&O Cruises bookings that are booked on or after Wednesday 13 December 2017 will not count towards Princess Cruises' Captain's Circle Membership.
  3. Passengers who have previously sailed with Princess Cruises will still have their completed P&O Cruises sailings count towards Princess Cruises' Captain's Circle Membership and will not drop in loyalty tier due to the change on Tuesday 12 December 2017.
  4. If a passenger has P&O Cruises sailings history but zero Princess Cruises sailings history, they will show as a new Princess Cruises guest against any bookings confirmed after Tuesday 12 December 2017.

Member MicCanberra, who posted the original statement, wrote on the Cruise Critic Message Boards: "I am not surprised by the decision except for the timing, doesn't give people much time to make arrangements if they wished."

This policy change does not apply to P&O Cruises or Princess Cruises in Australia.

--By Adam Coulter, Managing Editor UK