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Old November 19th, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Default On My Cruise Manager - what is NCFS?

So I just logged into my cruise manager and noticed this new wording on my billing page. It now has "Average Cruise Rate Per Person with NCFS" right below the payment applied portion. What in the world does NCFS stand for?
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Non-commissionable fares (i.e. port charges).
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I saw the same thing. Site was down last night and I am assuming thats what they were doing. I just cant figure out what it means. Hoping someone will shed light. Never saw this one before.
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Non-commissionable fares (i.e. port charges).
This definitely makes sense but why now? Has anyone ever seen this on their cruise manager?
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Non-commissionable fares (i.e. port charges).
Or Not Counting Fees Stupid (or Silly).

Just seems redundant as the cruise rate per person is shown above by each guest name.
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This definitely makes sense but why now? Has anyone ever seen this on their cruise manager?
Just saw it today. The Carnival site where your booking and edit feature has changed a lot as of today.
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So I just logged into my cruise manager and noticed this new wording on my billing page. It now has "Average Cruise Rate Per Person with NCFS" right below the payment applied portion. What in the world does NCFS stand for?
No Chargable Fuel Surcharge?
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No Chargable Fuel Surcharge?
That would be kosher by me. One of those planned for, but most happy if they don't charge it. But what if it means Not Counting Fuel Surcharge?
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Non-Commisionable Fees and Surcharges.

That has to be it. Thanks.
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Not sure why Carnival would want us to know this? Can someone venture a guess?
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Not sure why Carnival would want us to know this? Can someone venture a guess?
I don't know why Carnival would want us to know, but I know why I want to know - I sometimes use a TA who gives a percentage of the fare as OBC - but calculates it on the cruise fare less the NCFS.
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I asked my PVP this same question tonight and she told me it is indeed the cost of the cruise plus the port charges which is the price listed in the site when you are first looking for a cruise.

Now, to answer why this showed up today...my PVP said that after 11+ years, Carnival brought in a new "web based" system for booking and yes, all new to the PVP's too. That is why the site was down for a while. Carnival was supposed to implement this new system slowly beginning in January but they decided to swoosh it all into place now.

The PVP's are a little flustered with it because it means that they have just this weekend to get comfortable with an entire new system.

Anyway, hope this info helps.
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I've noticed that I can't view or print luggage tags, boarding pass or cruise documents for either of my cruises. I don't know if this is because I have already printed them when we made final payment, or if it is some other reason. There is a button that says my next task is edit online checkin and that is different now. My information is still there, but the page looks different.

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I asked my PVP this same question tonight and she tole me it is indeed the cost of the cruise plus the port charges which is the price listed in the site when you are first looking for a cruise.

Now, to answer why this showed up today...my PVP said that after 11+ years, Carnival brought in a new "web based" system for booking and yes, all new to the PVP's too. That is why the site was down for a while. Carnival was supposed to implement this new system slowly beginning in January but they decided to swoosh it all into place now.

The PVP's are a little flustered with it because it means that they have just this weekend to get comfortable with an entire new system.

Anyway, hope this info helps.

Thank you for the explanation. I continue to learn something new everyday
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Well it makes it easy to figure out everyone's share of the cabin price for non-families.
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Well it makes it easy to figure out everyone's share of the cabin price for non-families.

Why not just take cabin total divided by number in it??
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Why not just take cabin total divided by number in it??
Which is what they did.

Think of it as a service. Must be the accountants trying to earn their new tips.
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FYI,
The NCF's or non-commissionable fares have been there for many years. The public just did not know about it because it was lumped together n the total cruise fare. Commission is only paid to travel agents on the base rate of the cruise. TA's are not paid commission on the NCF's/port taxes, etc.
There are new accounting and reporting laws going into effect Jan. 1st, 2012 and this is just a way for the cruise lines to update their reporting.
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