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Old March 17th, 2012, 01:10 PM
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First time cruisers should check their coupon books as soon as they receive them because the cruise lines put deadlines on using the coupons. These deadlines can be as short as the first day of the cruise. For example, a half price dinner at the pay-for-dinner restaurant may be available only the first two days of the cruise. When you go to use the coupon on the third day you will have to pay full price. Make sure if you are with a cruise group that the leader of the group has a group dinner on the night when coupons can be used. Unfortunately for group members, the group leader is not always acting in the interest of the group and is looking at a higher commisssion when the group pays full price for the dinner.
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You are so right, half the time I miss using the coupons....
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You are so right, half the time I miss using the coupons....
Me too. That's why I posted this Thread. It might save some cruisemates some money.
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This may sound stupid, but do all cruise lines have coupon books? If so, how would one get their hands on one?
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You will get them once you are on the cruise. The coupons will be different, depending how often you are a cruiser with them. I know Royal Caribbean always has the booklets...Then the coupons are to be used while you are on the cruise.
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I don't remember receiving a coupon book the last time I sailed, which was on Princess. Are they in your room upon arrival?
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Unfortunately for group members, the group leader is not always acting in the interest of the group and is looking at a higher commisssion when the group pays full price for the dinner.
That's all bodunk! Neither group leaders nor travel agents are paid any commissions for ANY onboard spending. Travel agents are paid commissions only on the cruise FARE.

Also, not all the cruise lines use coupon books.
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I stand corrected. I agree that not all cruise lines have coupon books, but the advice to check the coupon book was meant for the first time cruiser on the ship that offered a coupon book. Even if there are no coupon books offered by the cruise ship sometimes there are offers that may be time limited which the cruisemate should check if they are to take advantage of the offer. I am afraid I could not cover all of the other forms in which special offers could be offered to the cruiser. But at least the first time cruiser is aware of the possible existence of coupon books.
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All cruises we have been on ( except our first HAL) had a coupon book. When we did a B2B on RCI we got a different one for the first and second cruises. First cruise coupons where still good on the second cruise.
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Where the books the same on both cruises?
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Both books where different . The second was a book given to C&A. members.
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Default 1/2 price specialty

Did a B2B on Celebrity recently and took advantage of their offer of 1/2 price in the specialty restaurants for the 1st night of the 2nd cruise.

Boarding nights are probably slow for them.

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Just got back from the Sapphire Princess ,found the coupon book not very useful.
Mostly bingo ,casino etc.
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Wasn't there any for shopping onboard, a certain percentage off?? Sometimes, there are buy 1, get 1 free class of wine, etc?
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