SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (January 18, 2008) – Princess Cruises’ new credit card offers cardholders inside connections from Visa Signature Access that include advance ticket sales, preferred seating, and behind-the-scenes access to an array of unforgettable special events. Princess Cruises Rewards Visa Signature cardholders can live like a VIP by enjoying once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as select tickets to the Tony Awards with an invitation to an exclusive post-show gala, or a Kentucky DerbyÃ‚Â® package complete with a Churchill DownsÃ‚Â® stable tour.
Others may choose to take advantage of travel packages to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, preferred seating to Broadway shows, or special access to a variety of popular music, film, theater, gourmet dining and sporting events in cities around the country.
The Princess Rewards Visa Signature card debuted in December 2007, offering a rewards program that gives passengers the opportunity to earn free cruises, onboard credits, and discounts toward their cruise fares, air travel, and special amenities. Applications for the no-annual-fee card are available at www.princessvisa.com. Additional information regarding Visa Signature benefits can be found at www.visa.com/signature. The Princess Rewards Visa Signature card is issued by Barclays Bank Delaware.
“These unique Visa Signature experiences are sure to appeal to adventurous Princess passengers who want to enjoy living like a VIP,” said Jan Swartz, Princess’ senior vice president of customer service. “Access to these experiences offers cardholders an exciting extra element to the many Princess rewards available with this card.”
“From benefits that save time to benefits that safeguard purchases, Visa Signature helps cardholders get the most out of life,” said Jennifer Schulz, global head of consumer credit, Visa Inc. “In addition to unique events and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, cardholders can enjoy access to 24/7 complimentary concierge services, reservations at popular restaurants, and premium merchant offers, all designed to bring cardholders a compelling set of rewards that match their personal interests and busy lifestyles.”
Princess Rewards Visa Signature card holders earn two “Princess Points” for every dollar spent on Princess purchases, whether for cruise fare or onboard expenditures, and one point for each dollar spent on all other purchases. Rewards start at just 2,000 points and offer a variety of choices, including:
Free Cruises – Sailings valued at $3,000 or more offered with no blackout dates or capacity limits
Cruise Discounts – Cardholders can redeem points for discounts ranging from $100 to $2,000 off Princess cruise fares
Air Travel Discounts – Valid on any air travel, cardholders can receive a credit when they book a flight
Special Occasion Packages – Passengers can celebrate an anniversary, honeymoon, vow renewal or any special occasion with a choice of free packages, ranging from a Champagne Balcony Breakfast to a Grand Occasion Package
Cruise Merchandise – Cardholders can choose to receive onboard gifts such as Lotus Spa credits, a bottle of champagne, a bouquet from the onboard florist, and many other options
Onboard Credits – Passengers can reward themselves with onboard credits to be used for any onboard purchases, whether a romantic dinner at Sabatini’s, an adventurous shore excursion, or the ultimate souvenir from the onboard boutiques
The Princess Rewards Visa Signature card is offered at a low introductory APR and features up to 10,000 bonus points after the first qualifying transaction — 5,000 points for signing up and up to 5,000 more points for balance transfers within the first 30 days.
The Princess Rewards Visa Signature card is available to residents of the 50 U.S. states, age 18 and older. Further information about the Princess Rewards Visa Signature card is available at www.princessvisa.com.
Additional information about Princess Cruises is available through a professional travel agent, by calling 1-800-PRINCESS, or by visiting the company’s website at www.princess.com.