Cork balcony price drop

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#1
Sussex, UK
666 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Hi

Just thought I'd let anyone know who is going to Cork in May that there are balcony guarantees up for grabs at £353.00 (or thereabouts, cant remember now).

We had an E2 already but have decided to go for the guarantee and saved ourselves £143.00. They took off £35.00 admin charge as tickets have already been issued but we are still £143 better off (that will pay some of the bar bill!!)

Now the wait for the room..........scary......
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#2
Isle of Wight UK
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Many thanks, I have just called my agent. Lets see what happens eh
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#3
Sussex, UK
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Good Luck!

We have already been assigned a D2 (originally had an E2) on deck 6. Quite happy and a little bit richer!!
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#4
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Yay! I got my guarantee balcony. Will new luggage labels be issued when the cabin is allocated? Ian
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#5
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The balcony is coming out at £352, but the inside is £453!?
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#6
Liverpool, UK
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>>Now the wait for the room..........scary......

I have never sailed with RCI - but have been monitoring the falling prices on this trip since I priced it last August.

Certainly very attractive pricing - but intrested in your "scary" comment what do you knopw about the IoS balcony cabins? ;-))

John
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#7
Northampton, UK
33 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by trolleydolly
Hi

Just thought I'd let anyone know who is going to Cork in May that there are balcony guarantees up for grabs at £353.00 (or thereabouts, cant remember now).

We had an E2 already but have decided to go for the guarantee and saved ourselves £143.00. They took off £35.00 admin charge as tickets have already been issued but we are still £143 better off (that will pay some of the bar bill!!)

Now the wait for the room..........scary......
Hi trolleydolly

We booked through travel agent, do we need to contact them or RCI direct?
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#8
Sussex, UK
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Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by cruisingnic
Hi trolleydolly

We booked through travel agent, do we need to contact them or RCI direct?
Hiya

Think you need to contact your travel agent. RCI wont do it direct unless you booked with them directly. Good luck
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Independence 10 night Canaries May 2008
Independence 4 Night Cork May 2009
Independence 14 night Med August 2009
Adventure 5 night Med 2010
Ventura 2 night mini cruise March 2011
Voyager 7 night Adriatic May 2011
Independence 11 night Canaries April 2012
Independence 3 night Paris May 2012
Independence 14 night Italian Med June 2013
Explorer 9 night Caribbean April 2014
Independence 3 night Bruges 2014
Jewel 7 night Caribbean 2015
Independence 2 x 5 night Caribbean back to back 2016
Coming up:
Independence 3 night Bruges Oct 2016
Independence 15 night transatlantic April 2017
Azamara 3 night med June 2017
#9
Sussex, UK
666 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by ISS
>>Now the wait for the room..........scary......

I have never sailed with RCI - but have been monitoring the falling prices on this trip since I priced it last August.

Certainly very attractive pricing - but intrested in your "scary" comment what do you knopw about the IoS balcony cabins? ;-))

John
Ha! Not really scary. Its just that we havent had a guarantee before. We have always chosen our cabins!!!
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Trolley dolly has sailed on:

Independence 10 night Canaries May 2008
Independence 4 Night Cork May 2009
Independence 14 night Med August 2009
Adventure 5 night Med 2010
Ventura 2 night mini cruise March 2011
Voyager 7 night Adriatic May 2011
Independence 11 night Canaries April 2012
Independence 3 night Paris May 2012
Independence 14 night Italian Med June 2013
Explorer 9 night Caribbean April 2014
Independence 3 night Bruges 2014
Jewel 7 night Caribbean 2015
Independence 2 x 5 night Caribbean back to back 2016
Coming up:
Independence 3 night Bruges Oct 2016
Independence 15 night transatlantic April 2017
Azamara 3 night med June 2017
#10
Northampton, UK
33 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by trolleydolly
Hiya

Think you need to contact your travel agent. RCI wont do it direct unless you booked with them directly. Good luck
Thanks, I'll give them a call.
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21 May 2008 - Independence of the Seas
7 August 2008 - QM2
25 October 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
01 November 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
23 May 2009 - Independence of the Seas
1 August 2009 - Independence of the Seas
25 October 2009 - Voyager of the Seas
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23 October 2011 - Navigator of the Seas
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#11
Sussex, UK
666 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
Originally posted by iandjm
Yay! I got my guarantee balcony. Will new luggage labels be issued when the cabin is allocated? Ian
Excellent!! Think we will be issued with new luggage labels. Also, if you have already done on line check in, you will have to re do it as it has old cabin no. on.

By the way, I was allocated a cabin in about an hour.
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Trolley dolly has sailed on:

Independence 10 night Canaries May 2008
Independence 4 Night Cork May 2009
Independence 14 night Med August 2009
Adventure 5 night Med 2010
Ventura 2 night mini cruise March 2011
Voyager 7 night Adriatic May 2011
Independence 11 night Canaries April 2012
Independence 3 night Paris May 2012
Independence 14 night Italian Med June 2013
Explorer 9 night Caribbean April 2014
Independence 3 night Bruges 2014
Jewel 7 night Caribbean 2015
Independence 2 x 5 night Caribbean back to back 2016
Coming up:
Independence 3 night Bruges Oct 2016
Independence 15 night transatlantic April 2017
Azamara 3 night med June 2017
#12
4,002 Posts
Joined Mar 2007
Originally posted by iandjm
Yay! I got my guarantee balcony. Will new luggage labels be issued when the cabin is allocated? Ian
No they will not reissue the luggage labels.
You get a big black biro and cross out the old room number and write in the new one. Or the porters at the pier have blank luggage labels you can fill in yourself.
#13
Northampton, UK
33 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Have called TA and RCI many times today, RCI said it was possible, but TA were saying they called RCI and were told not posible

Have now been told may be possible in the morning??
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21 May 2008 - Independence of the Seas
7 August 2008 - QM2
25 October 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
01 November 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
23 May 2009 - Independence of the Seas
1 August 2009 - Independence of the Seas
25 October 2009 - Voyager of the Seas
7 August 2010 - Celebrity Eclipse
29 July 2011 - Jewel of the Seas
23 October 2011 - Navigator of the Seas
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30 July 2012 - Celebrity Silhouette
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#14
7 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Originally posted by cruisingnic
Have called TA and RCI many times today, RCI said it was possible, but TA were saying they called RCI and were told not posible

Have now been told may be possible in the morning??
I was told the same thing from my TA. However they said as I had booked a Balcony cabin I could not change to a guarantee cabin because this was a downgrade. I guess I will have to accept this, but it does seem that others have had better luck. Oh well
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#15
Northampton, UK
33 Posts
Joined Mar 2009
Originally posted by cruisingnic
Have called TA and RCI many times today, RCI said it was possible, but TA were saying they called RCI and were told not posible

Have now been told may be possible in the morning??
After many phone call's today, we have been changed to the balcony guarantee, saved a few hundred so really pleased.

It took 2 day's and a bit of stress but happy with the result.
Can't wait to get back on board.
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Future cruises
23 August 2014 - Independence of the Seas
24 May 2015 - Allure of the Seas

Past cruises
3 June 2006 - Voyager of the Seas
16 June 2007 - Navigator of the Seas
30 November 2007 - QM2
21 May 2008 - Independence of the Seas
7 August 2008 - QM2
25 October 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
01 November 2008 - Splendour of the Seas
23 May 2009 - Independence of the Seas
1 August 2009 - Independence of the Seas
25 October 2009 - Voyager of the Seas
7 August 2010 - Celebrity Eclipse
29 July 2011 - Jewel of the Seas
23 October 2011 - Navigator of the Seas
31 March 2012 - Independence of the Seas
30 July 2012 - Celebrity Silhouette
26 May 2013 - Independence of the Seas
4 August 2013 - Adventure of the Seas