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  1. Rules are broadly similar this year whether booking Royal Caribbean cruises in the US or the UK. Even in the UK we are getting the benefit of price drops both before and after final payment.
  2. Well, it looks like cancellation is a no-go at this stage as the penalty is 60% of the fare. Such a difference from Royal Caribbean. We have another (b2b) Caribbean cruise booked for April 2022 and thanks to the "cruise with confidence " guarantee we can postpone the cruise up to 48 hours prior to sailing plus the "best price guarantee " means Royal will honour any price drop up to final payment date or give equivalent obc if the price drops after final payment. I wonder which line will get our future bookings?! But thanks to all for your input.....much appreciated
  3. There's been a substantial price drop on our Britannia cruise departing 4th December. Is there any reason we couldn't cancel and lose the deposit then rebook at the lower price? An added complication is that my friend used FCC from a cancelled cruise to pay part of her fare. Thanks for any help from all you experienced P&O'rs
  4. We were in 7674 three weeks ago and had none of the issues raised by the OP.
  5. But at the moment it seems you can only leave the ship to go on an organised ship tour
  6. I have a Worldsim card which I put into an old phone and use it to call my elderly mother from abroad. https://www.worldsim.com/international-sim-card?___store=gbd
  7. We are due to sail on Britannia 4th December and haven't received any emails from P&O regarding pcr test requirements. Had I not been a regular reader of Cruisecritic, we would have been one of those guests arriving at the airport without having had a test
  8. Or even better, follow Little Britain's advice
  9. We tried this on our recent Jewel cruise and caused chaos☺️. It was eventually sorted, but I think we'll take a chance on getting our preferred time by booking onboard next time
  10. Thank you, most helpful. We fly this weekend too (from Manchester)
  11. We usually book cruise only, but in view of the current situation have booked a fly-cruise package direct with RCCL for the first time. Very few details available so I'm wondering if any recent cruisers can help. What is the luggage allowance ? Is it possible to per-book seats on the plane, and if so, how? Can you check in for the flight online? Thanks for any help
  12. Just printed off our Jewel setsail pass and noticed a change of cabin, so my Royal Up bid must have been accepted. I bid £60 ($83) to go from a basic balcony to a spacious ocean view balcony and have been allocated 7674 aft cabin with large balcony and sunbeds. Woo hoo!!!
  13. If we book pre-cruise and pay for both in advance, is the "free" one refunded onboard by way of obc? TIA
  14. And yet another price drop leading to more obc. If you're on Jewel sailing from Cyprus you really need to check out the latest prices
  15. The Diamond Plus number is still current 0800 240 4261. I phoned a few weeks ago and the call was answered almost immediately, but calling today the wait was an hour and forty minutes. Worth it though to get a further substantial obc following a price drop.
  16. If you booked through the UK it isn't usually possible to change the allocated cabin
  17. Great review - thank you. I'm going on Britannia for the first time in December, although I;ve been on many other cruises, so your review was really helpful
  18. More discounts on this cruise. As it's past final payment date we've been given $301 OBC on our lowest grade balcony cabin
  19. Thanks for the explanation and thanks too for the reminder. I'd forgotten about the cruise and need to inform Royal Caribbean by 31st July that we prefer to cancel and get a refund of the deposit.
  20. I did apply and heard within days that the obc had been applied to my cruise. Apologies for the delay in thanking everyone......some thieving towrag broke into my house, took the car keys and stole my car last week, so I've been a bit pre-occupied
  21. I didn't realise that shareholder benefit is now combinable. We sold our shares when it proved virtually impossible to get the OBC as most fares seemed to be on promo/have other OBC. Might take a look at buying more. I don't know the current valuation as we bought our last lot for about $6 and sold at a profit
  22. I've done a search, but all I could find were questions about problems cruisers were experiencing with FCC's, while I'm looking for basic facts. We've just had a b2b cruise out of Singapore cancelled and can opt for FCC's of 125% or a refund of the two deposits paid. Is the FCC 125% of the deposit already paid or the full cost of the cruise? Can both FCC's be deducted from the cost of a single cruise? I'd phone Royal, but spent an hour yesterday before getting through to the Diamond Plus desk about a query on a different cruise. TIA
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