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Old February 8th, 2011, 07:55 AM
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Anyone know about this discount program and how much the discount is?
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Old February 8th, 2011, 08:54 AM
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Anyone know about this discount program and how much the discount is?
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Not positive, but I think this a discount given to families of NCL employees. I don't know how much it is.
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Old February 8th, 2011, 10:53 AM
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Yes it is a discount for family - don't know why they call it friends. You have to be very related, mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent or child. It is a great discount. My mother and I are using it to cruise with my daughter on the Gem - yea!
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That must be really great for you! I am jealous.
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It is for family and close friends but not all ships, sailings, cabins selections are available. Employees get a list of sailings and prices quarterly. Plus if the ships sells out you can get bumped from that sailing with little to no warning. Not worth it in my opinion, otherwise it would be a great way to sail with a family member that works for NCL.
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I have never heard of it. What have you heard? Who told you and do they have more information?
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I have never heard of it. What have you heard? Who told you and do they have more information?
Do you know anyone that works for NCL? They should know about it and be able to give you information. You would need them to turn in the 'application' for you to see if you are approved for the discount and the cruise.
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First rule about Friends and Family Rates.... Don't Talk About Friends and Family Rates!

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I think the employees get on the ships for free...in fact, I think they get paid to do so

Maybe it's some sort of super secret insider rate LOL
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Exactly. it was the same with Princess. We were not allowed to discuss it with ANYONE, even family and friends. If they wanted to go, there was a special department to book it, and they were given the itineraries and princes then and only then.
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Maybe it's some sort of super secret insider rate LOL
Yes, they pay, and no, they don't get paid. It is a good rate, but not at all free.
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yep, just like airline "friends and family" rates or special rates for the travel industry on cruises etc. There are good reasons for this of course.

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Yes, they pay, and no, they don't get paid. It is a good rate, but not at all free.
I think he was being facetious!!!

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