Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Discussion Topics > Ask a Cruise Question
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Ask a Cruise Question Post your general cruise questions here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old May 1st, 2014, 09:26 PM
lopezr2298's Avatar
lopezr2298 lopezr2298 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 5
Default Paying for the next cruise on the ship

Hello,
I am going on a cruise in June and was thinking of booking my next cruise on the ship. Would I get a good deal or should I wait until I get back. The cruise will not be till the following year.
__________________
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #2  
Old May 1st, 2014, 10:09 PM
leaveitallbehind's Avatar
leaveitallbehind leaveitallbehind is online now
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Philly burbs, PA
Posts: 6,723
Default

With RCI, booking on board usually will provide you with a lowered deposit amount required and some amount of on board credit. When you book on board you will be selecting a specific cruise at that time.

You can also purchase future cruise certificates that will provide the same booking benefits but that offer the flexibility of being used at any time for any future cruise choice.

Unless there is a special sale or promotion in place at the time, booking on board typically does not provide a lowered rate. However, either option will set your stateroom rate at the prevailing prices at the time of the booking, which assures that your rate will not increase later. You will also benefit by rate reductions that may occur prior to final payment once the booking is in place. The earlier you book also allows the greater selection of staterooms.

Prior to final payment, either method of booking will allow you to cancel the cruise without penalty with regards to your deposit, and transferring the booking in lieu of cancellation to another cruise will preserve the OBC. The future cruise certificates are also transferable one time each to family or friends with the same booking benefits available to them.

Either booking method can be transferred to a TA within 60 days of the booking if booked direct with RCI, or assigned to a TA at the time an on board booking is made or a future cruise certificate is purchased.

We typically purchase the future cruise certificates on board unless there is a specific cruise we are certain of at the time.
__________________
[SIGPIC]

RCI cruises:
Sovereign
Majesty (twice)
Grandeur (3 times - Maiden voyage +2)
Adventure (twice)
Voyager
Navigator
Liberty
Serenade
Jewel
Oasis (twice)
Explorer (twice)
Independence (twice)
Freedom - 10/14
Adventure B2B - 6/15 & 7/15

Upcoming:


Last edited by leaveitallbehind; May 1st, 2014 at 10:15 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #3  
Old May 2nd, 2014, 07:50 AM
dorisis's Avatar
dorisis dorisis is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 4,782
Default

It is a better investment than leaving the money in the bank. We only buy FCCs on Princess because they let us combine all OBCs.
__________________
~Doris~
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:22 PM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.