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Princess Cruises to Debut New Rewards Visa Credit Card
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 Posted: Sat Nov 10th, 2007 02:17 pm1st Post

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New "Princess Points" Program Offers Most Cruise-Related Redemption Options of Any Cruise Line Credit Card

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (November 6, 2007) - Princess Cruises and Barclays today announced the Princess Rewards Visa Signature card, a new co-branded credit card and rewards program for that offers passengers the opportunity to earn free cruises, onboard credits, and discounts toward their cruise fares, air travel or special amenities. Applications for the no-annual-fee card will be accepted starting December 10, 2007 at http://www.princessvisa.com.

"Our passengers have been asking for this type of credit card option from Princess, so we're very excited to offer them one with a rewards program that features the most cruise-related redemption options of any card in our industry," said Jan Swartz, Princess' senior vice president of customer service. "And we've added a number of features I'm sure many will appreciate, such as no capacity controls or blackout date restrictions on rewards." Swartz emphasized that another important feature will be the cardholder's ability to still use their favorite travel agent to book reward travel.

"Working closely with Princess, we customized a credit card program that would help cruise enthusiasts earn reward travel and other amenities faster, thus making everyday purchases with the card almost as rewarding as the cruise itself," said Lloyd M. Wirshba, CEO of Barclays U.S. credit card business. "With the Princess Rewards Visa card, Barclays is delighted to help make it easier for more people to experience an unforgettable travel experience on Princess Cruises."

The Princess Rewards Visa Signature card introduces the "Princess Points" program, in which card holders will earn two points for every dollar spent on Princess purchases, whether for cruise fare or onboard expenditures, and one point for each dollar on all other purchases. Rewards start at just 2,000 points, and include a variety of choices, including:

*Free Cruises - beginning at 150,000 points, with no blackout dates or capacity limits.
*Cruise Discounts - card holders can redeem points for discounts ranging from $100 to $2,000 off Princess cruise fares
*Air Travel Discounts - valid on any air travel, card holders can receive a credit when they book any 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 - card holders 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, including 5,000 points for signing up and up to 5,000 more points for balance transfers within the first 30 days. Princess Captain's Circle members are also eligible for an additional 5,000 bonus points when they use the card to book a cruise by January 31, 2008.

The Princess Rewards Visa card is available to residents of the 50 U.S. states, age 18 and older. Further information about the new card is available at http://www.princessvisa.com.

http://www.princess.com/news/article.jsp?newsArticleId=na914



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 Posted: Sat Jan 19th, 2008 10:50 pm2nd Post

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Princess Rewards Visa Signature Card Offers Special Access to Unique Experiences

Visa Signature Cardholders Can Enjoy VIP Packages to Unforgettable Events such as the Kentucky Derby® and Tony Awards

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 Derby® package complete with a Churchill Downs® 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 http://www.princessvisa.com. Additional information regarding Visa Signature benefits can be found at http://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 http://www.princessvisa.com.

http://www.princess.com/news/article.jsp?newsArticleId=na930



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