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Old May 7th, 2012, 05:49 PM
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But if you don't pay them for the Choice Air how can you possibly expect them to give you a discount? Azamara gives you several hundred dollars off each cruise if you book a back-to-back. If you booked just one would you expect to get the back-to-back discount?

I'm sorry but it is simply unreasonable to expect a discount when you aren't making the complete purchase. The discount is for booking the cruise AND Choice Air, not for booking the cruise alone. The cruise line makes money from both pieces of that sale, and can't give the discount if you buy only one of the two pieces. It's like going to a buy-one-get-a-second-at-half-price sale and saying you only want the half-priced one. Ain't gonna happen...and shouldn't.
I just want the same deal. Pay for me to get to the port. Like I said before it cost me to get there too!.
So far in the past 12 months I have brought my money to a different line and had a great time too!

So, if Azamara changes, I will be back. If not, there are plenty of other ships in the sea.
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Old May 7th, 2012, 06:39 PM
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I just want the same deal. Pay for me to get to the port. Like I said before it cost me to get there too!.
So far in the past 12 months I have brought my money to a different line and had a great time too!

So, if Azamara changes, I will be back. If not, there are plenty of other ships in the sea.
Not clear to me why a cruise line should "pay for you to get to the port." They've offered a discount if you purchase cruise and air through them, not just cruise. What cruise line "pays for you to drive to the port."

Some cruise lines offer discounts for active military or other groups. I don't complain just because I don't qualify.

And, jade13, whether the $500 comes off cruise fare or airfare is immaterial. It's the same $500. And I'm not convinced the cruise line makes only $25 when booking air. Whether ChoiceAir includes all cities is irrelevant. The promotion requires both purchases. If a grocery gives you free bread when buying bacon and eggs you don't get the bread unless you buy both the bacon and the eggs. If you don't eat bacon it's not the grocery store's problem.

Look at it rationally: If the cruise line isn't getting something of value to them by booking air, why would they insist on bundling air with cruise in their $500 promotion? They're not in the giveaway business.
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Not clear to me why a cruise line should "pay for you to get to the port." They've offered a discount if you purchase cruise and air through them, not just cruise. What cruise line "pays for you to drive to the port."

Some cruise lines offer discounts for active military or other groups. I don't complain just because I don't qualify.

And, jade13, whether the $500 comes off cruise fare or airfare is immaterial. It's the same $500. And I'm not convinced the cruise line makes only $25 when booking air. Whether ChoiceAir includes all cities is irrelevant. The promotion requires both purchases. If a grocery gives you free bread when buying bacon and eggs you don't get the bread unless you buy both the bacon and the eggs. If you don't eat bacon it's not the grocery store's problem.

Look at it rationally: If the cruise line isn't getting something of value to them by booking air, why would they insist on bundling air with cruise in their $500 promotion? They're not in the giveaway business.
Azamara should help me get to the cruise ship because they are helping others get there too. They are bundling air with cruise to sell the cruise.
Like I said before, another cruise line is now getting our money.
I have enjoyed your point of view. So for me, I am done with this debate.
Enjoy your cruise with Azamara.
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Azamara should help me get to the cruise ship because they are helping others get there too. They are bundling air with cruise to sell the cruise.
Like I said before, another cruise line is now getting our money.
I have enjoyed your point of view. So for me, I am done with this debate.
Enjoy your cruise with Azamara.
Us too, I booked Celebrity instead today which had no airfare bundling, just sale prices.
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Us too, I booked Celebrity instead today which had no airfare bundling, just sale prices.
Hope you enjoy Celebrity. A very different cruise experience.
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Hope you enjoy Celebrity. A very different cruise experience.
Probably more my age group than Azamara.
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The September 1 and the 12th. Monaco to Rome and reverse.
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Perhaps the $1000 credit when you were expecting $500 is because you booked a suite? The credits are up to $2000 for suites.
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