Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:17 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 3
Default Onboard ship credit?

Is there any way of using our travel agent to try to get onboard credit for our cruise? I had read somewhere that a travel agent could call the cruise line and say that if we like the cruise we are likely to go on another with the same cruise line. So that might be incentive for the cruise line to issue onboard credit.

Does this ever work? Do you have any other advice on how to get onboard credit?

Since we already booked the cruise, am I just being greedy now? I guess I thought, "Might as well try."

Thanks.
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old July 23rd, 2008, 03:33 PM
Mike M's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: You're Looking At Me
Posts: 23,793
Default Re: Onboard ship credit?

Quote:
Originally Posted by gcue
Is there any way of using our travel agent to try to get onboard credit for our cruise? I had read somewhere that a travel agent could call the cruise line and say that if we like the cruise we are likely to go on another with the same cruise line. So that might be incentive for the cruise line to issue onboard credit.

Does this ever work? Do you have any other advice on how to get onboard credit?

Since we already booked the cruise, am I just being greedy now? I guess I thought, "Might as well try."

Thanks.
In manyl instances the onboard credits come out of the agents commission. (aka:their pocket)

It is best to negotiate everything upfront rather than come back "after" the deal and ask for more. How would you like it if the agent called back and asked for $50 more.

If, at a later time, the cruise line is offering a shipboard credit there is nothing wrong in asking your agent to check and see if it's available for you. Just be aware that many offers are for "New Bookings Only".

Take care,
Mike
__________________
Cruisemates Community Leader/Moderator

"There is a great difference between being well traveled and just having been to many places." ~Me

"Fear is the assassin of dreams." ~Me
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old July 24th, 2008, 09:46 PM
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Buffalo, New York
Posts: 461
Send a message via MSN to NY Cruisin Mama
Default

When are you cruising?? If it's a ways off - you can check out the "www.cruisecompete.com" site. You enter the cruise you are looking
at and online agencies submit their offers. Your name is "hidden" and you can contact which ever one appeals to you. Be sure to check out the
references and if a member of the BBB. Have you booked your cruise
directly with the cruise line?? I understand that you can have the booking
transferred to your TA and then take advantage of whatever "perks" the
TA is offering you. Depending on when your cruise is for - you may still
have time to cancel - get your deposit back and then rebook with the agency that appeals to you. Good luck and happy sailing!! 8)
__________________
Costa Atlantica, Jan. 2002 Caribbean
Dawn Princess, Jan. 2003 Caribbean,
Celebrity Summit - Jan. 2007 Panama Canal - Full Transit

Mariner of the Seas - Jan. 2009 Around the Horn B2B - 30 days

Future Floats: Jan. 2011 - Rotterdam - Hawaii/Tahiti - 30 days



The breaths you take are nothing compared to the moments that take your breath away !!
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
board, booked, celebrity, credit, credits, cruise, inboard, lines, negotiate, norwegian, onboard, onship, ship, work, works

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Onboard credit erikhag Norwegian Cruise Lines 10 June 2nd, 2009 08:44 AM
onboard credit jenjoe30 Carnival Cruise Lines 3 May 11th, 2006 01:37 PM
onboard credit kurtw Celebrity 2 April 17th, 2005 08:49 PM
Is there away to get free onboard ship credit on the Valor? SSpray Carnival Cruise Lines 27 January 21st, 2005 07:50 AM
onboard ship credit hold paulette Carnival Cruise Lines 8 April 24th, 2004 08:20 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:21 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1