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Old October 7th, 2008, 08:34 AM
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I just learned that Royal Caribbean will no longer allow us to combine shareholder OBC benefits with Next Cruise OBC benefits for booking a future cruise while on-board a current cruise. We'll have to pick one or the other.

I've already contacted the Crown and Anchor Society and RCCL's Investor Relations to express my disappointment and anger at this move.

If we don't make some noise, at some RCCL meeting one of the big suits will ask "How is it going with the shareholder benefit revisions"? and unless someone speaks up and says "We are receiving a lot of complaints about the change" the suit will say, "Ok, that went well, what else can we cut"?

I plan to keep squealing like a pig stuck under a gate evertime I have any interaction with RCCL. If they don't rescind this ill-conceived change, I'll reduce my cruising with RCCL and look elsewhere.
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On another board (CC), there's a long thread about this subject. Looks like you will have to get used to it - seems to be a done deal.

With RCI stock in the tank (like most others right now), they seem to be eliminating every expense they can. As a shareholder, I applaud this move. As a RCI Diamond Plus member, I think it's terrible. :evil:
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The share holders OBC form has ALWAYS said there was no combining but have never really enforced it. Are you saying they are enforcing it now or did you just read that part on the application form?
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this new RCCL policy is for new bookings made after October 10th, I believe. So, hopefully, you have already received email confirmation of
your shareholder OBC's. I am taking my letters along just in case there is a problem. I also understand this has no connection with whatever "perks" your travel agent may give you. Hope I am right on
this - anybody?? :evil:
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I also understand this has no connection with whatever "perks" your travel agent may give you. Hope I am right on
this - anybody?? :evil:
I sure hope not Sometimes the OBCs and other "goodies" we get from our TA are as good or better than the OBCs we get from RCI
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???? not sure what you mean?? I was told that the shareholder benefits are combinable with whatever "perks" you are getting from your travel agent. One is a benefit and the other is an offer.
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???? not sure what you mean?? I was told that the shareholder benefits are combinable with whatever "perks" you are getting from your travel agent. One is a benefit and the other is an offer.
Sorry, my fingers got ahead of my brain As I understand the new policy, you CAN combine shareholder benefits with "goodies" from you TA. My previous post suggested the opposite. Sorry.
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Whew !!! Got me worried there for a moment !!!
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