Re; Early Payment discount
We are booked on the 2020 WC (LA to Rome) and have had a continuing dialogue on this subject with Crystal. Our invoice dated in April 2018 states that the early payment discount is due in April 2019 (270 days prior to sailing). However, in January this year while cruising on Symphony we obtained a brochure for WC 2020 which states on page 29 in no uncertain terms that (and I quote): "All guests paying in full 180 days prior to departure receive an additional 2.5% Early Payment savings. Savings do not apply to Personal Select Air." This made no sense since full payment is also due 180 days prior to sailing, so I asked the Future Cruise Consultant on Symphony to clarify. After checking with his superiors in LA, he confirmed that the savings did, in fact, accrue at 180 days. Since we got home two weeks ago, our TA has been talking to Crystal and they say 270 days is the criteria. She is still reviewing this with them and citing our discussion on Symphony. Since April is just around the corner, we hope to resolve this question soon. It would be nice to keep my money until July!
Keith, I'd appreciate your thought and insight on this issue. Thanks.