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Old February 24th, 2011, 06:49 PM
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I had booked a cruise on Celebrity for a cruise that in the last minute had to cancel. I would have lost my initial deposit, however they would allow me to keep it "on the books" for a year and would have to re-book within that year or lose it all together.

I knew I wasn't going to be able to cruise within the year, so what I did is I looked for a cruise that only required a $450 deposit for one person and booked it, even though I knew I wasn't going to use it. That bought me about 4 months until I knew I'd have to pay in full... so when that time came about again, I changed to reservation again to another cruise and kept doing that until I was able to actually book something. I floated my deposit for almost 2 yrs. Didn't lose a dime. The Celebrity reservation staff were very nice and helpful and never questioned anything.

I wanted to cruise Celebrity, but couldn't afford to lose that money. Thankfully I didn't. If you're stuck, I hope this can help you also.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:33 PM
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I don't see the point. If you're not cruising, then just cancel and get the deposit back. Why let a cruise line keep your money for 2 years? Or am I missing something???
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So, what do you mean you had to cancel at the last minute? If it was a last minute, the cruise should have been paid for with little to no refund.
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After a certain time you lose you deposit if you cancel after a certain date.
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Old February 25th, 2011, 06:47 AM
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What do you mean by the phrase " cancelling at the last minute?" Last minute before full payment due? You have us confused.
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In the UK, once we cancel any holiday - the deposit is lost. (Unless of course we can recover via insurance)

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