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Old November 13th, 2007, 10:09 AM
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My DS and GF have split up and she will not be cruising with us. Will my son be charged extra if her name is dropped from the passenger list and he has the room by himself? My TA says she doesn't think they can charge him any more for his room but is checking into it. That's not what I understand from reading these boards. I trust my friends here more than I think I trust her. Anyone know what the charge would be if there is one??
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My DS and GF have split up and she will not be cruising with us. Will my son be charged extra if her name is dropped from the passenger list and he has the room by himself? My TA says she doesn't think they can charge him any more for his room but is checking into it. That's not what I understand from reading these boards. I trust my friends here more than I think I trust her. Anyone know what the charge would be if there is one??

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If he is still paying for her but she ain't cruising, sure he won't be charged anymore.
If he ain't paying for the 2 of them, he'll be charged the single supplement.

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It's a $50 transaction fee to drop and add someone to the room. But I booked my trip thru Carnival and not a TA.
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You dont have much time to act because you are almost within the penalty phase on tickets.

If the GF was paying her own way, and cancels, and your DS has no one to fill that space he'd be forced to pay the single supplement.
.... and it won't matter where you booked it.

If he was paying for her cruise, and she isn't going, he won't have to pay more, and might get a slight refund.
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I just dropped my sister off of our cabin. They never charged me anything. I booked it through Carnival direct. The cabin price was going to be split three ways but then she backed out of it. We were going to take turns in a bed to the sofa. The cruise is in April 2008. Now it went from three back to two in a Cat 11. It shocked my budget a bit but I stayed in the suite of our choice and will enjoy it anyways. Carnival was very understanding.
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Ro - I believe your situation is different than that of the original poster.

Going from 3 to 2 in a cabin should not result in a change in the per person fare for passengers #1 and #2.

Going from 2 to 1 in a cabin, however, will result in the single supplement being charged to the lone remaining passenger.

Myrtlemama - You may want to have your son check the possibility of changing his booking to a 1A cabin. The single supplement for 1A cabins tends to be less than the other cabin categories, In addition, some of the 1A cabins have porthole windows on the newer ships.
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If he has paid for 2 pp, isn't that the same amount as a single? He could just enjoy the cabin alone or maybe he could find a friend to take her place and pay the name change fee.
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I agree with the Captain. And.. we just dropped a passenger from one of our rooms right before the final payment date. There was NO charge for going this! A good TA won't charge you!
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A travel agent should not charge any fees for dropping a passenger in a cabin, but Carnival will charge the single supplement fee if he travels alone. If it is prior to final payment then he can possibly find another cabin mate to travel with him such as a friend or relative. If it is past the final payment date then Carnival will charge a $50.00 administration fee for makeing the change.

Carnival now charges double the cruise and port charges if sailing alone but only 1 charge for the taxes...so he would actually get a refund of the taxes for her if he sails alone which could result in a $35.00-$75.00 or so refund. As a previous poster stated, if he has to travel alone, check into the 1A cabins.
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Thanks everyone for your help. As of right now he's going to go alone. He has made all of the payments so far and has one more payment to go before the 29th of this month. I'll let you know what happens.
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I changed a passenger in our room on Nov 12,2007 for a cruise departing Nov 23, 2007 with my travel agent and it did not cost me anything at all. I had already paid the entire amount for the cruise in September. If your cruise is more than 2 weeks out on carnival why can't someone else take her place? Worked for me
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It really depends on the agent you get at Carnival, if the documents have already been released. Carnival policy is to charge the $50.00 name change fee, some times you can get it waived, it just depends on who you speak to at Carnival.

You were very lucky that they did not charge you especially since it was only 2 weeks prior to sailing. Of course it also depends on if you had e-docs or paper docs.
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I already had paper (mailed) document when I made the change. The change has been made on Carnival registration website, my agent said the new passengers documents may or may not get here in time but that I can print her e-docs if they don't arive in the mail before we fly to Long Beach. Hope these posts are helping the original poster.
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It would be much simpler (is that a word?) if the cruise lines called it what it is:
Charge for a cabin. In other words...do not charge per person based upon double occupancy but charge for the room.
We see rates such as 1699.00 for a cruise but know darn well that we have to double that for a couple.
The cabin is going for 3400 bucks whether there is one or two people in it. 3rd and fouth occupants will pay, what, a quarter of that?
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Just to give you an update, my DS found a friend that is going to go with him on the cruise. He told his friend he would pay $100 of his fare as an incentive since DS has paid most of the fare already. Thank you everyone for all of your great adice. Don't know what I'd do without you !
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