Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #31 (permalink)  
Old February 18th, 2010, 09:25 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 4
Default

Our Mexican Riviera cruise on Mariner 01/30/11 dropped $180 pp for a balcony cabin!! I originally booked in December 2009 ($879) but just saw the "Upgrade Your View" promo ($699) and called RCCL. We lost the ability to choose our specific cabin but are guaranteed a balcony. Hey, I just saved $360 - that's a BIG chunk toward airfare from TX.
Reply With Quote
  #32 (permalink)  
Old May 14th, 2010, 04:38 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 56
Default Serenade of The Seas

Price drop for Serenade of the Seas 8/1/10 sailing.
Saved $120 per cabin (I have 2 booked).
My brother in-law saved $310 for his cabin sae sailing.

It is a residency type promotion.

Mitch.....
Reply With Quote
  #33 (permalink)  
Old May 17th, 2010, 06:21 PM
Dave Beers's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Alabama
Posts: 1,463
Default

Be aware that for all the Royal Caribbean brands, effective for new bookings made today they have revised the best price guarantee. Within the penalty phase, if the price drops you won't get it. They might upgrade you but that is it. If you book within the penalty phase you'll have 48 hours to claim you found a lower price and get 110% of the difference as an OBC. I guess if you find it prior to final payment you can cancel and rebook, although that could hose you if you had a specific cabin selected on the first booking.

Seems rather like the new NCL policy. I think RCI, Celebrity, and Azamara Club might see their booking windows get shorter.

My understanding is bookings made prior to today still have the old rules which allowed new pricing or OBC as close as 72 hours of the sailing. As usual, Royal Caribbean has thrown something out there with poor wording which only creates confusion.
__________________
Dave
Forum Moderator

Last edited by Dave Beers; May 17th, 2010 at 06:32 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #34 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2010, 09:37 AM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,297
Send a message via MSN to AF1
Default

Dave, I read the same thread; I booked my cruise three weeks ago. According to RCI I would qualify for lower prices should there be a price drop.
__________________
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99



Go Reds
Reply With Quote
  #35 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2010, 11:33 AM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

That is right - any cruise booked before May 17, 2010, is still eligible for the price guarantees.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #36 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2010, 03:23 PM
AF1 AF1 is offline
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,297
Send a message via MSN to AF1
Default

Well that is nice to know; thanks Paul
Cheers
__________________
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
Allure of the Seas: Jan 11
Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
Majesty of the Seas Jan 99



Go Reds
Reply With Quote
  #37 (permalink)  
Old May 18th, 2010, 06:53 PM
Phil&Liz's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,979
Send a message via Yahoo to Phil&Liz
Default

So is this why the WOW sale started Tuesday?

Phil & Liz
__________________
The Original Phil & Liz

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher

Never take an idiot travelling, you can always pick one up when you get there. Billy Connolly

I Didn't Come here and I ain't Leaving.
Willie Nelson

9/01/2013 Carnival Legend
2/16/2014 BC 7

Bill Murray
20 years ago we had Johnny Cash, Bob Hope and Steve Jobs. Now we have no Cash, no Hope and no Jobs. Please don't let Kevin Bacon die.
Reply With Quote
  #38 (permalink)  
Old May 19th, 2010, 11:09 AM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Phil - obviously they didnt want to sell a bunch of cruises where they would be liable for price changes, so, yes, that is why it started today rather than last week.

I have to say - it amazes me what the mainstream cruise media is NOT covering these days - why are they virtually ignoring the art auctions controversy and this topic hasn't even made a blip. This is huge news for RCL regular cruisers and will really change the entire way their cruises are bought and sold.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #39 (permalink)  
Old June 8th, 2010, 12:32 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Royal Caribbean has a new "Best Price Guarantee" policy - it is only applicable for the first 48 hours after you make your reservation.

As a result - Royal Caribbean has been dropping prices like crazy lately.

BUT - IF YOU BOOKED A CRUISE BEFORE THEY CHANGED THEIR POLICY ON MAY 17, 2010, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE FOR A BEST PRICE GUARANTEE.

Royal Caribbean prices have dropped like crazy - do not forget that you are still eligible.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #40 (permalink)  
Old July 9th, 2010, 05:14 PM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Default

I think RCI is playing games. We are booked on Explorer in Jan. Last week, the price of our cabin went up $100. Today it dropped $260, which means it is $160 P.P. cheaper than what we originally paid. Our TA promised we would get the lower price if it dropped BUT we booked on May 19th. after the new price guarantee policy so it will be interesting to see what happens. A $320 OBC would be nice
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #41 (permalink)  
Old July 9th, 2010, 06:39 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

It would be nice but I see no way around the policy. But if you get a pleasant surprise be sure and let us know!

Actually, as I recall they ran a BIG sale just after the policy change, so I think a lot of people booked during your week. It was a "Wow" sale. Now, to think prices have dropped even lower than your wow sale is to say prices have REALLY dropped.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #42 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 06:18 PM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
It would be nice but I see no way around the policy. But if you get a pleasant surprise be sure and let us know!

Actually, as I recall they ran a BIG sale just after the policy change, so I think a lot of people booked during your week. It was a "Wow" sale. Now, to think prices have dropped even lower than your wow sale is to say prices have REALLY dropped.

Well, we got the pleasant surprise:o I contacted my TA about a week ago and today she e-mailed a new invoice for $320 less than my original invoice.
It's like getting free parking or pre-paid gratuities-or a ton of martinis
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #43 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 06:52 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

That is fantastic!!! Did you get any explanation as to why they did honor that for you?
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #44 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 07:52 PM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Default

No explanation at all. The new invoice was over a week arriving and I was beginning to think we weren't going to get the new price. In fact, this past weekend I was looking at upgrading instead, seeing what was available. We could have moved up 3 cats. and it would have still been less than what we originally paid. But we got it and we're very thankful-and we still got our $150 OBC and our aft balcony. Life is good!
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #45 (permalink)  
Old July 19th, 2010, 08:22 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

I wish I knew more details - it is worth doing a story to know that someone, somehow, beat the new system.

I would like to congratulate RCL, but who knows if they even want it made known - maybe they don't. So, I will just congratulate you.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #46 (permalink)  
Old July 21st, 2010, 09:48 AM
jacdenv24's Avatar
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Bobcaygeon, Ontario
Posts: 643
Default

I'm sure there are others who booked on RCI after May 17 and are not aware of the new pricing policy ( I only knew about it from reading Cruisemates). You're bound to be hearing from some of them if they can't get the new prices!
__________________
Oceanus 1987
Splendor of the Seas 1997
Regal Empress 1998
Horizon 2000
Summit 2001
Sovereign of the Seas 2003
Noordam 2003
Zenith 2004
Mercury 2005
Princess Sun 2006
Princess Sea 2007
Constellation 2008
Mercury 2009
Constellation 2010


Celebrity Silhouette
Reply With Quote
  #47 (permalink)  
Old July 27th, 2010, 01:48 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 10
Smile Price Drop

Our price on 11/12 cruise dropped over $300. Called Rcl and they gave us an on board credit. No questions asked
Reply With Quote
  #48 (permalink)  
Old July 27th, 2010, 03:58 PM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Quote:
Our price on 11/12 cruise dropped over $300. Called Rcl and they gave us an on board credit. No questions asked
When did you book this cruise? Before May 17?
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
  #49 (permalink)  
Old July 27th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: pa
Posts: 10
Smile Price Drop

I originally booked the cruise 6/17/10.
Reply With Quote
  #50 (permalink)  
Old August 2nd, 2010, 02:35 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1
Default

We purchased an 11 day cruise for January just a couple of weeks ago, the priced dropped and we were re-invoice for the lesser ammount. Did now know they have a new pricing policy, but I guess they are not following it.
Reply With Quote
  #51 (permalink)  
Old August 18th, 2010, 09:30 PM
amyd1972's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere in the USA
Posts: 27
Default

I emailed RCI regarding this policy recently and the response that I got via email was that if the price went down after the 48 period after booking I could receive an onboard credit equal to the difference in price. They ALSO stated that it was possible to have our stateroom upgraded. Unfortunately the price of my cruise, which isn't until march 31 2011, went up in price about $100. I keep checking all the time though.
Oh the email that I received from RCI also stated that after the final payment was made on the cruise I would not be eligible for anything if the price of the cruise went down.
Reply With Quote
  #52 (permalink)  
Old August 19th, 2010, 09:29 AM
felix_the_cat's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Niagara, Canada
Posts: 1,627
Default

Paul, Are you aware now of how this actually works? I don't want to waste time putting it here if the information is already known.
__________________
Celebrity Constellation - March 17 followed by Celebrity Reflection - March 22

44 cruises - too many to list however cruiselines are in no particular order:

Azamara
Uniworld
RCL
Princess
NCL
HAL
Cunard
Celebrity
and some unknown tub

Yes, I'm a Royal Chump and proud of it.
Reply With Quote
  #53 (permalink)  
Old November 3rd, 2010, 08:13 PM
amyd1972's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere in the USA
Posts: 27
Default price drop

the price of my cruise, which I booked several months ago dropped $318 and RC adjusted the price. We sail on 3-31-11. I just received the new invoice today from the TA. Yipee!
Reply With Quote
  #54 (permalink)  
Old November 11th, 2010, 01:37 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 3
Default

You seem like you would know a lot about this stuff. So, Aare you saying that even though I paid for my Voyager of the seas cruise for Nov 21st from Galveston, I can get monet back if they lowered the price?

Also, i was wondering if you knew a good way to meet singles, or talk to them before the cruise to maybe meet on board. I'm going with 2 of my daughters, and it would be nice to meet a single lady on board. I looked at the "Meet On Board" section here, but there wasn't much there.

Steve.
Reply With Quote
  #55 (permalink)  
Old November 22nd, 2010, 04:03 PM
amyd1972's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere in the USA
Posts: 27
Default

My cruise price once again has dropped and RCI adjusted my balance due to reflect the lower price. So I guess its safe to say that they did not change their policy on price reductions before final payment day! My cruise now costs $773 less than when I booked it in July.
:-D
Reply With Quote
  #56 (permalink)  
Old December 4th, 2010, 04:32 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: los angeles
Posts: 31
Default frustration

I booked my Dec 30 2010 cruise in Oct 2009. This week the price dropped and I called but it was a special for New bookings only and they did not honor it. Its a difference of $700. I am aggravated! any suggestions?
Reply With Quote
  #57 (permalink)  
Old December 6th, 2010, 09:59 PM
amyd1972's Avatar
Junior Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: somewhere in the USA
Posts: 27
Default

did you ask for onboard credit at least? I received an email from RCCI and they told me that after final payment is made they offer onboard credit in the amount of the difference in price..
Reply With Quote
  #58 (permalink)  
Old December 8th, 2010, 08:19 PM
Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: los angeles
Posts: 31
Default obc

yes i did no luck
Reply With Quote
  #59 (permalink)  
Old January 17th, 2011, 08:11 PM
Junior Member
Familiar Face
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 12
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Paul Motter View Post
Royal Caribbean has a new "Best Price Guarantee" policy - it is only applicable for the first 48 hours after you make your reservation.

As a result - Royal Caribbean has been dropping prices like crazy lately.

BUT - IF YOU BOOKED A CRUISE BEFORE THEY CHANGED THEIR POLICY ON MAY 17, 2010, YOU ARE STILL ELIGIBLE FOR A BEST PRICE GUARANTEE.

Royal Caribbean prices have dropped like crazy - do not forget that you are still eligible.
I haven't seen a decrease and I have been watching because I put my downpayment in March of 2010 and we don't leave until June 2011. My cruise has only increased in price.
Reply With Quote
  #60 (permalink)  
Old February 2nd, 2011, 11:25 AM
Paul Motter's Avatar
Administrator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: in my office!
Posts: 10,602
Send a message via AIM to Paul Motter
Default

Felix...

You asked if I know how this really worked. Apparently not

Seriously, they said they were ending their old policy of reducing prices after the fact - but it seems they still are doing it.

That is UNLESS the people posting here that they got discounts booked the cruise before the policy was put into effect. if so, they are grandfathered in.
__________________
I am the editor, but I also speculate, ask questions and play devil's advocate. I reserve the right to change my mind.

Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2011, board, caribbean, credit, cruise, day, drop, drops, lines, price, prices, rccl, royal, sale, week, wow

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Royal Caribbean Drops Park West Gallery Paul Motter All Things Cruising 5 May 12th, 2010 01:38 PM
Royal Caribbean drops some Canadian Ports of Call 2Littletime Royal Caribbean International 2 September 13th, 2008 11:54 PM
PRICE WAR TODAY BETWEEN NCL, PRINCESS AND ROYAL CARIBBEAN??? CaptainEdwardJohnSmith Carnival Cruise Lines 3 September 19th, 2007 03:59 PM
How do you know if the price drops? Chrissy Royal Caribbean International 2 January 24th, 2004 11:50 PM
Price drops notnowhoney Carnival Cruise Lines 21 September 19th, 2003 05:11 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:36 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1