JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

Princess Cruises BVE

Anyone here ever done the Princess Cruises BVE - Bon Voyage Experience?

 

My coworker and relatives are doing it on the Grand Princess today.  You book and pay ahead of time and get to have a tour and lunch onboard.  Then your free to roam the public areas of the ship.  It's four hours long and can only be booked via phone.  I'd like to do it someday.  Apparently it's for most if not all their ships, only 50 can sign up at once, and it's only at the port where the trip starts, not done with any in between ports.

Tags: Princess Cruises

7 Answers

BDRebel
Contributor Level: Captain

I signed my daughter up for one. Unfortunately, she had to cancel at the last minute so we could not tag along.

It seems like a pretty good deal though.

AuntPinkie
Contributor Level: Captain

This would be a great experience.  It would be a wonderful way to get new cruisers.  I may have to look into it!

GIL155
Contributor Level: Captain

While I have not used Princess BVE - several of my cousins in Los Angeles have. They love going on the ship, eating lunch, walking around, and going topside prior to departure. Thanks to Princess for this innovation.

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

What a great idea! I wonder why more cruiseline don't offer this.

JusMe
Moderator
Contributor Level: Admiral

Sounds like a great way to check out a ship before booking a cruise on it.    I'd do it if they offered it on a cruise line that I go on,  I'm not a Princess fan.  I'd love to do it when the Celebrity Edge comes out or even one of the RCI mega ships.

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

I take ship tours & lunch a few times a year.  Recently I toured the Volendam and this past Sunday, i toured the Oasis.  I do a ship tour & lunch on the Royal Princess but i did not sail on her.  The tours do not cost me any money.  I rarely cruise with Princess but this is a fun idea.

JCOAKML
Contributor Level: Captain

I booked BVE on the Grand Princess for August 16, 2017.  I'll let everyone know how it goes.

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