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Old June 10th, 2008, 10:54 AM
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Default Booking a Cruise while on a Cruise..

Sorry if this has already been asked...I tried to use the Seach and it kept failing on me so I decided I would just go ahead and ask.

Has anyone ever booked a new cruise while on a cruise.

If so what is the advantage of this? How good are the discounts?
How far out can they book? DO they give air fair discounts?

How much is do on the day you book? the Ussual down payment or the whole thing?

Any Catches?

any and all information on this would be a great help.
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Old June 10th, 2008, 11:41 AM
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Sorry if this has already been asked...I tried to use the Seach and it kept failing on me so I decided I would just go ahead and ask.

Has anyone ever booked a new cruise while on a cruise.

If so what is the advantage of this? How good are the discounts?
How far out can they book? DO they give air fair discounts?

How much is do on the day you book? the Ussual down payment or the whole thing?

Any Catches?

any and all information on this would be a great help.
Thanks
C
There are two ways of booking onboard:

a) FutureCruise
You specify a cruise and as a thank you they give you for that booked cruise onboard credit with the amount determined by the length of the booked cruise.
3-5 Nights: $50 per stateroom
6-9 Nights: $100 per stateroom
9+ Nights: $200 per stateroom

In regards to deposit I can only give you info as I have heard since I always choose option B. You have to make full deposits so I heard.

b) NextCruise
This program is fairly new. The NextCruise gives you a booking without specifying date, ship and itinerary. You can put up to 4 people on each document but a minimum of one person has to be listed. For each person you have to put a $100 non refundable deposit down. The deposit will be deducted when you make a reservation.

I.e. if you put down yourself and pay $100 and then one day you decide on a 7-Night cruise you would pay $400 down payment ($250 pp - $100).

While the NextCruise has no expiration date the money the $100 pp you put down are non refundable. If you ever cancel the NextCruise you will lose the initial down payment.

As a benefit you will receive the same OBC as listed in a).

This is usually the option I chose and I always make sure that I have 3 or 4 on hand.


In both cases you will receive two 'Promotion Coupons' which will enable an accompanying (or two) reservation(s) to receive the same OBC as you do.

Hope that helps.
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The future cruise booking seems like a great deal. I always try to keep at least one 'in my pocket' at all times. You never know when you'll book a cruise.
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Very well explained FL_Cruiser. I also get 2 or 3 of the next cruise certificates while I am on a cruise. I just used one, and I'm down to one left, so I'll restock while on the Adventure OTS.
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