Okay - once upon a time I'd read somewhere that if you book a large enough group on a cruise, that you line will reward you with a free cabin, kind of like paying a finders fee. I don't know if that is true or not. I was wondering if it is, and if so, where I can find out about the policies of individual lines?
You would need to contact a travel agent and see how that works, yes, if you book a large enough group, you can get a free cabin. Each cruiseline is a little different, but a good travel agent will be able to help you when booking a group, just make sure you get all the details in writing and that the initial booking is for a group.
The typical is for every 8 cabins-16 passengers you get one free passenger fare, not one free cabin. To get one free cabin you would need to sell 16 cabins-32 passengers.
Its the actual fare that you get free...you still pay the tax and port charges. And as cruisequeen said, you get the cabin cat. of the most cabins sold.
That, I believe is the "typical" compensation. I have a group going on RCCL in Feb and thats the rate I am getting.
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Thanks for your help - that's exactly what I needed to know. We're putting together a trip for next May with some friends, and were just wondering if we were close tot eh number of people that it takes.