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Old December 3rd, 2009, 02:50 PM
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Default What if I don't need free airfare?

Hubby and I are thinking of jumping on the Luxury Line bandwagon for a short Carribean cruise (since those are the few lux cruises that we can afford). We noticed that some of the lux lines are offering free airfare as part of their incentives.

Thing is, we live in central FL. We can easily drive to any FL port. Do the cruise lines offer any additional discount or shipboard credit if you save the money on airfare by being a local? Is there any line that's better with that sort of incentive than others?
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Some of the lines with free airfare offer a discount for not taking the offer. Free air is often only available from certain major airports and an additional surcharge is added for flying from somewhere else.
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I know that Regent does allow a credit if you don't use their free air. On our trip to Europe, it is an additional $1000 per person discount. When we went to Asia, it was a $1500 per person discount. You don't mention which cruiseline or which sailing so I can't look up the amount of credit.
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We were actually looking at Regent, not sure which sailing, its good to know that they do give the credits! Spa time!
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They actually lower your fare; you do not need to take it in shipboard credit.
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