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#1
Central Texas
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Up to $1,000 OBC on selected cruises being offered on HAL site for cruises July-Dec. 2017. Offer ends July 10.
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#4
Florida
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Thanks for the info.
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GRAND TOTAL: 82 Cruises 1057 days

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Rotterdam Voyage Vikings 8/17 - 38 days
Maasdam Boston to San Diego 9/17 18 days
Veendam Atlantic Crossing 10/17 - 49 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/18 - 113 days
Rotterdam crossing. 6/18 - 32 days
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#6
San Diego, CA
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Dang, doesn't apply to our sailing in September..
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#7
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Joined Apr 2006
seems to be a variation of the past few months' Top 10 sailings offers - these used to be refreshed every week on a Monday. The President's choice appears to be an offshoot but different in that the savings are in the way of OBC offered rather than reducing the price.

I know some sailings on those Top 10 were really good deals.
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#8
Central Texas
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Agree - CJcruzer. Its OBC only based on stateroom type.
Doesn't apply to any of my current cruises either.
When reading the term/conditions it does not state that it can't be applied to any current promotion.
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#9
5,657 Posts
Joined Jul 2009
One of the choices is a cruise I have been thinking about. The President's Pick pricing is more than when I just use my Mariner number.

Looks as if this is the Ready Set Sail promo and pricing.
#10
Florida
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Just got free Gratuities for 49 days Atlantic crossing.
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We've been on
Carnival: 27 voyages 184 days
Celebrity: 3 voyages 24 days
Holland: 27 voyages 605 days
Norwegian: 2 voyages 16 days
Princess: 16 voyages 154 days
Royal Carib: 5 voyages 35 days
Vantage:River 2 voyages 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 82 Cruises 1057 days

NOT YET SAILED

Rotterdam Voyage Vikings 8/17 - 38 days
Maasdam Boston to San Diego 9/17 18 days
Veendam Atlantic Crossing 10/17 - 49 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/18 - 113 days
Rotterdam crossing. 6/18 - 32 days
Prinsendam 8/18 - 124 days
Amsterdam World Cruise 1/19 113 days
#12
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Joined Apr 2006
Originally posted by we're sailing away....
Just got free Gratuities for 49 days Atlantic crossing.
which promo was that on? President's choice sailings do not seem to mention free gratuities.....

great for you!
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#13
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I got the e-mail concerning this promotion.


Very limited itineraries.
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#15
NM Northern Mts
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Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by we're sailing away....
Just got free Gratuities for 49 days Atlantic crossing.
Curious how that worked... we're booked on that cruise and just passed the early penalty start (a month earlier than final payment because of the long cruise). So did you rebook and get a new booking number, but that would require forfeit of the deposit. So I'd like to know how that worked! Great deal. m--
edited: I think I may have misunderstood, maybe this is a new booking under the Ready Set Sail promotion. When we booked, the price we got was better than the promotion price after comparing the perks vs. the non-perks pricings. Things may habe changed since our booking.... So I guess I can't get both perks and cheap price. m--
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Maureen --
Carnival Spirit - Alaska 09/2003 , Regal Princess - Panama Canal 1 2/2004, Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean 12/2005 B2B, HAL Maasdam - S Caribbean 12/2006, Diamond Princess - Hawaii 12/2007, HAL Ryndam - Sea of Cortez 04/2008, Carnival Sprit/HAL Oosterdam B2B Mex Rivieria 12/08, HAL Volendam - Alaska 05/2009 , HAL Amsterdam - Panama Canal Dec 2009,Princess - Med/TA Ruby Princess 10/2010, Celebrity Constellation - Caribbean 3/2011, Carnival Liberty - Caribbean 4/2011 , Maasdam - Caribbean 3/2012, Star Princess - Hawaii 11/2012, Carnival Splendor - SA 'Round the Horn 2/2013, HAL Volendam - LA to Sydney 9/2013, Celebrity Solstice Australia to New Zealand 11/2013, Ocean Princess Society Islands and Tahiti to Hawaii B2B 1/2014., Hurtigruten Midnatsol - N orway W Coast 10/2014, Viking Embla - Rhine, Main, Danube 11/2014, HAL Maasdam - W TA 11/2014, HAL Nieuw Amsterdam -E Med 9/2015, Norwegian Jade - TA 19/2015, HAL Amsterdam - Tales of the South Pacific 9/30/2016. Next up: HAL Veendam - Atlantic Adventurer Med 10/20/2017
#16
Oklahoma City
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Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by RMLincoln
Curious how that worked... we're booked on that cruise and just passed the early penalty start (a month earlier than final payment because of the long cruise). So did you rebook and get a new booking number, but that would require forfeit of the deposit. So I'd like to know how that worked! Great deal. m--
edited: I think I may have misunderstood, maybe this is a new booking under the Ready Set Sail promotion. When we booked, the price we got was better than the promotion price after comparing the perks vs. the non-perks pricings. Things may habe changed since our booking.... So I guess I can't get both perks and cheap price. m--
Once you pass final payment date HAL usually does not give you the lower fare, but I have heard of them offering you a cabin upgrade, or possibly some OBC.

In most cases, you can get a lower fare if you forego the promotion. Also, usually you have to pick one promotion or the other. I have been successful in getting a new promotion added to my existing low fare deal, but this is the exception and does not work for the major promotions.

With HAL, the best thing to due is to check with your TA or HAL rep and ask. You never know the answer you might get.
#17
NM Northern Mts
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Joined Aug 2009
Thanks for the encouragement Dave! I think we got a very good deal through a large travel agency we've done some work with in the past, not the big box guys, they were higher at time of booking and still are, all perks adjusted. Our PCC saw through his system that we had booked and he contacted me; I told him what we booked and for how much, said I'd be happy if he could offer us a better deal to consider but I haven't heard from him since. Our TA said it was a Mariner pricing. HALs website prices aren't showing me any Mariner discounts, which I don't understand why. And they don't show pricing for non-promotion fare without the perks (or I don't know how to find them). I've been watching what at can, and remain happy with our booking, still being about $400pp lower than anything else I can find.
Our final payment isn't until July 14 (actually maybe 20th by HAL requirements) so there's still time for change but not much, and the ship I think is getting pretty full, so not likely to show any big dives. I'm getting into the research and looking forward to being on a dam ship for 49 dinners! m--
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Carnival Spirit - Alaska 09/2003 , Regal Princess - Panama Canal 1 2/2004, Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean 12/2005 B2B, HAL Maasdam - S Caribbean 12/2006, Diamond Princess - Hawaii 12/2007, HAL Ryndam - Sea of Cortez 04/2008, Carnival Sprit/HAL Oosterdam B2B Mex Rivieria 12/08, HAL Volendam - Alaska 05/2009 , HAL Amsterdam - Panama Canal Dec 2009,Princess - Med/TA Ruby Princess 10/2010, Celebrity Constellation - Caribbean 3/2011, Carnival Liberty - Caribbean 4/2011 , Maasdam - Caribbean 3/2012, Star Princess - Hawaii 11/2012, Carnival Splendor - SA 'Round the Horn 2/2013, HAL Volendam - LA to Sydney 9/2013, Celebrity Solstice Australia to New Zealand 11/2013, Ocean Princess Society Islands and Tahiti to Hawaii B2B 1/2014., Hurtigruten Midnatsol - N orway W Coast 10/2014, Viking Embla - Rhine, Main, Danube 11/2014, HAL Maasdam - W TA 11/2014, HAL Nieuw Amsterdam -E Med 9/2015, Norwegian Jade - TA 19/2015, HAL Amsterdam - Tales of the South Pacific 9/30/2016. Next up: HAL Veendam - Atlantic Adventurer Med 10/20/2017
#18
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Joined Jul 2009
Originally posted by RMLincoln
Thanks for the encouragement Dave! I think we got a very good deal through a large travel agency we've done some work with in the past, not the big box guys, they were higher at time of booking and still are, all perks adjusted. Our PCC saw through his system that we had booked and he contacted me; I told him what we booked and for how much, said I'd be happy if he could offer us a better deal to consider but I haven't heard from him since. Our TA said it was a Mariner pricing. HALs website prices aren't showing me any Mariner discounts, which I don't understand why. And they don't show pricing for non-promotion fare without the perks (or I don't know how to find them). I've been watching what at can, and remain happy with our booking, still being about $400pp lower than anything else I can find.
Our final payment isn't until July 14 (actually maybe 20th by HAL requirements) so there's still time for change but not much, and the ship I think is getting pretty full, so not likely to show any big dives. I'm getting into the research and looking forward to being on a dam ship for 49 dinners! m--
Hi, Maureen

Glad to see you are sailing this great cruise. We did another 30 day TA and Med in April and loved it. I'm sure you will enjoy this one.

How have your been?
#19
Oklahoma City
7,625 Posts
Joined Oct 2000
Originally posted by RMLincoln
Thanks for the encouragement Dave! I think we got a very good deal through a large travel agency we've done some work with in the past, not the big box guys, they were higher at time of booking and still are, all perks adjusted. Our PCC saw through his system that we had booked and he contacted me; I told him what we booked and for how much, said I'd be happy if he could offer us a better deal to consider but I haven't heard from him since. Our TA said it was a Mariner pricing. HALs website prices aren't showing me any Mariner discounts, which I don't understand why. And they don't show pricing for non-promotion fare without the perks (or I don't know how to find them). I've been watching what at can, and remain happy with our booking, still being about $400pp lower than anything else I can find.
Our final payment isn't until July 14 (actually maybe 20th by HAL requirements) so there's still time for change but not much, and the ship I think is getting pretty full, so not likely to show any big dives. I'm getting into the research and looking forward to being on a dam ship for 49 dinners! m--
The only way (that I know of) to tell if you are seeing Mariner pricing is to check the price without entering your Mariner number and then go back and try again after you put your number in. A bit of a pain, but it may answer your question.
#20
NM Northern Mts
3,625 Posts
Joined Aug 2009
Originally posted by SilvertoGold
Hi, Maureen

Glad to see you are sailing this great cruise. We did another 30 day TA and Med in April and loved it. I'm sure you will enjoy this one.

How have your been?
Busy here just now, winding down a major wildland fire that threatened 3 communities near us, not ours this time!, but thankfully left them unharmed, all evacuees back home after 4 days. Trying to keep up with new fire starts, 'tis the season until the rains come around july 4th or shortly after... we hope. Horribly hot, 100s+ in Albuquerque, 90 here, very rare.


Enjoying looking ahead at the cruise for a happy diversion! We've been to some of these ports but many others are new to us. It's all so different from the laid-back south Pacific islands of last year but it'll be fun - we'll try to focus on Etruscan ruins where we can. And r/t USA, the best. Biggest concern is that we have guarantee booking, so fingers crossed! Glad you enjoyed your Med cruise. For me, it's hard to have a bad day on cruise ship! Only 120 more supper to prepare here m--
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Maureen --
Carnival Spirit - Alaska 09/2003 , Regal Princess - Panama Canal 1 2/2004, Norwegian Sun - W Caribbean 12/2005 B2B, HAL Maasdam - S Caribbean 12/2006, Diamond Princess - Hawaii 12/2007, HAL Ryndam - Sea of Cortez 04/2008, Carnival Sprit/HAL Oosterdam B2B Mex Rivieria 12/08, HAL Volendam - Alaska 05/2009 , HAL Amsterdam - Panama Canal Dec 2009,Princess - Med/TA Ruby Princess 10/2010, Celebrity Constellation - Caribbean 3/2011, Carnival Liberty - Caribbean 4/2011 , Maasdam - Caribbean 3/2012, Star Princess - Hawaii 11/2012, Carnival Splendor - SA 'Round the Horn 2/2013, HAL Volendam - LA to Sydney 9/2013, Celebrity Solstice Australia to New Zealand 11/2013, Ocean Princess Society Islands and Tahiti to Hawaii B2B 1/2014., Hurtigruten Midnatsol - N orway W Coast 10/2014, Viking Embla - Rhine, Main, Danube 11/2014, HAL Maasdam - W TA 11/2014, HAL Nieuw Amsterdam -E Med 9/2015, Norwegian Jade - TA 19/2015, HAL Amsterdam - Tales of the South Pacific 9/30/2016. Next up: HAL Veendam - Atlantic Adventurer Med 10/20/2017