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Old January 28th, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Default So how would purchasing a cruise with an online roomie work?

Can the cruise line bill each of you separately, how does that work? I'm not particularly worried about finding someone I don't get along with but what if they don't show or can't pay or whatever...

Please excuse me if this is a dumb question lol

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Old January 28th, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Hard to answer as there are many variables. My roomie was from another state, we linked with one vacation planner, he billed us separately. The variables are in timing of a cruise so payment is made by the other. We knew in advance when we were going, so had a buffer time to cancel if needed. She sent me the deposit, I started the process, but I was already acquainted with her. Another time with someone else, we booked with a 3 way conversation with the planner. Of course there has to be trust. I doubt if I really answered your question.
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Old January 28th, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Hard to answer as there are many variables. My roomie was from another state, we linked with one vacation planner, he billed us separately. The variables are in timing of a cruise so payment is made by the other. We knew in advance when we were going, so had a buffer time to cancel if needed. She sent me the deposit, I started the process, but I was already acquainted with her. Another time with someone else, we booked with a 3 way conversation with the planner. Of course there has to be trust. I doubt if I really answered your question.

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Good answer.

Use a TA - both parties pay the Cruiseline via the TA independently (that way you can keep your financial IDs private).

If one party has not paid by an agreed date -the other party can cancel without incurring any costs.

I would further advise if you have to make flight reservations, wait until after final payment date has passed.

But to echo what Ruthless says, trust is key.

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Old February 4th, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Dont travel agents have a fee and are they able to get the same price for the cruise?
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Old February 5th, 2012, 04:16 AM
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1. I have never paid a TA a fee.

2. I normally pay less for a cruise via a TA.

3. TAs earn commission on sales.

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Hi. Thanks for asking those ?'s, I'm new to this. New to cruising even, let alone trying to find a roomie to share cost. I was also wondering how it worked.
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I cruise with a buddy sometimes and we get on a 3 way phone call with our Carnival PVP. She gets my cc info, his cc info and books us. Another time, I had already paid for the cruise and he just brought me cash for his half.
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hi! new also! never cruised but am actively looking for a cruise and someone to share the room. keep me posted if you find something good!
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Hi there,
I have cruised with 2 roommates I have found on-line. The cruise ship billled separately with no problem. Both of my roommates were good. I think it's important to get to know them a little first with email/phone calls to know what their expectations are.
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Old February 25th, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Hi there,
I have cruised with 2 roommates I have found on-line. The cruise ship billled separately with no problem. Both of my roommates were good. I think it's important to get to know them a little first with email/phone calls to know what their expectations are.


In reply to your above response...where did you find your 2 cruise roomates? As I have had no luck finding someone who wants to plan a cruise so far. Just keep getting responses back from people who have already booked a cruise and want me to split their cost.
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Hi there,
I have cruised with 2 roommates I have found on-line. The cruise ship billled separately with no problem. Both of my roommates were good. I think it's important to get to know them a little first with email/phone calls to know what their expectations are.


In reply to your above response...where did you find your 2 cruise roomates? As I have had no luck finding someone who wants to plan a cruise so far. Just keep getting responses back from people who have already booked a cruise and want me to split their cost.
Flexibility is key to getting a response. If you have a specific cruise in mind or cabin category etc - you restrict your reponse rate.

I have room shared in the past but currently I can buy a cabin with very low or zero supplement. If I can continue to do that, I certainly would not cabin-share even though my experiences were good.

Annie
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