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April 17th, 2004, 01:43 PM
What advantages are there to booking a cruise while on-board?
April 17th, 2004, 02:06 PM
You get an onboard credit to use on the future cruise. $100 per cabin for a 7 day cruise and $200 per cabin for cruises 10 days or longer.
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Donuts, is there anything they can't do....
April 18th, 2004, 12:34 PM
We have done this twice and been very happy. We will keep on booking while on board for the credits. Just got off Summit with a $200 credit.
April 19th, 2004, 10:38 AM
This is very good to know.
Celebrity Infinity Trans-Canal ~ April 25, 2004.
HAL Statendam on the Southbound Glacier Discovery Cruise ~ July 27, 2003.
April 19th, 2004, 11:08 AM
We also just made our first onboard booking, drawn by the helpful info on this board, and here are a couple other things to mull:
#1 -- If your onboard booking assistant is truly good, he/she will have some inside scoop for you. We hadn't booked balcony cabins before and he pointed out that one of the "larger" balcony cabins in the 2B class remained for the cruise we booked and he snapped it up for us. (In case you encounter this same guy on a future cruise, his name is Manuel, he is from Belgium, and he is a GEM. He was the onboard booking sales/Captain's Club person on our most recent cruise. He is moving to Millennium for the summer.)
2. The booking will be transferred to your current travel agent of record -- who then can give you THEIR price for the cruise -- which of course will in most if not all cases be less than the official X price quoted to you onboard.
3. According to Manuel, we didn't even have to put our deposit down onboard -- we got a booking number and saved a cabin, but we had a couple weeks to finalize the reservation with our agent & give her a card # for the deposit. That's a cool deal too.
Mercury 4/04, Infinity 8/03, Century 3/03 & 9/02
April 19th, 2004, 07:17 PM
I've got a slightly different question, but along the same lines. I'm sailing on the Constellation 9/7/04 transatlantic. I'm also thinking of booking a Celebrity cruise for next January, and I'm not sure if I should wait to book it while I'm on the Constellation, in case the cabins go fast. I was thinking of booking it directly with Celebrity right now, and transferring to an agent later after price shopping. Maybe I could do something onboard the Constellation if I haven't transferred the booking to an agent by then? I'd like to get the onboard credit if possible. Has anyone done something like this before?