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  1. Just now, NancyIL said:


    If the deposit is refundable, then you'd get it back if you cancel before final payment date. If the deposit is nonrefundable, then you'll get a FCC when you cancel.

    Any idea how to tell if it was refundable or not? I have a voicemail to my travel agency but their turnaround time right now is 1-5 business days. 

  2. Hi all, 


    I currently have a cruise booked for early 2021. It's not final payment date yet. I paid that cruise off already with a FCC so I have the $500 deposit invested and the FCC for the balance. 


    If I were to straight up cancel it, would I get the $500 back and my FCC would just get reinstated? I'm trying to avoid lifting and shifting to 2022 if I can get my $500 back. 


    I made this booking in April of this year. 

  3. Anyone have any idea how this would work? 


    Our Alaskan cruise in August is paid off via a future cruse credit, and there was about $1,000 left. My understanding is once we sailed, we'd get the remainder in another FCC. With us potentially moving the August Alaska cruise to August of next year, that cruise happens after our March 2021 cruise which I was going to use the remainder. Any idea if I'd have to ability to "take back" the FCC, use it to pay off the March cruise? Not sure.. 

  4. 3 hours ago, RosieRoo said:

    Good to know your experience. Thanks for reporting back.  I haven’t even received my FCCs yet so I haven’t had any personal experience applying them to future sailings. I also didn’t realize you didn’t get the balance of your FCC back until after you sailed.  

    They did include that portion in the "rules" when you get the email. Kind of crappy but it is what it is I guess. 

  5. On 4/7/2020 at 10:55 AM, RosieRoo said:


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    On 4/7/2020 at 3:26 PM, RosieRoo said:

    I can’t answer this question from personal experience, but I believe I read a post somewhere on these boards stating that you would get the $500 returned to your CC if your FCC covered the whole amount. Like I said, this is not my personal experience, but something I read here. 

    Had my TA apply my FCC to the outstanding balance today. They would not allow it to cover the deposit and get it refunded back to me, so it paid for the remaining balance. Once the ship sails (or gets canceled), I'll get the remaining FCC to apply to my March booking. Now we wait and see if Alaska cruises happen at all this summer. 

  6. 3 minutes ago, dltaeg said:


    We are a young family so don't need to worry about doctors notes, we usually try and book early to get connecting rooms. We are worried about airlines collapsing too but the thought of not having a holiday booked for next year is awful 🤣

    We booked about two weeks ago for next March on Oasis! The travel agent seemed surprised we were booking 😂 we got a balcony on Oasis for about as cheap as we've ever paid that I can remember! 

  7. 8 minutes ago, RosieRoo said:

    Just had a similar scenario. The original amount of the FCC is restored with the original expiration date. Only the balance that was paid in cash is subject to $125% so in the OPs case they would not get anything at 125% because they said the FCC was covering the whole cost. 

    Since the FCC would cover the entire $2700, would I get refunded the $500 I paid as a deposit? 

  8. If I had to pay cash for the final payment of the Alaskan cruise I'd for sure cancel, but I figured if I can even get a small portion extra when they cancel the cruise, right? It's not money out of my pocket since it's a FCC that won't get used until March anyway. Even if the extra 25% is on the current cruise fare.


    I think the total cruise fare for Alaska is $2,700. Already paid $500. I'd apply the FCC, and then when they cancel it, my original fcc would be restored and I'm thinking I'd get an extra $675 fcc (25% of the $2700) right? 

  9. I'm thinking this is my best option but want to make sure I'm not missing anything. 


    We have an Alaskan cruise booked for August. I paid the deposit and final payment is due in a few weeks. We also have a cruise next March on Oasis that I've only paid the deposit. 


    I have a Fcc from our cruise a month ago that didn't happen. I'm thinking I'll apply the FCC to the Alaskan cruise that's due in a few weeks, even though I'm fairly confident it won't actually sail. The FCC covers the entire cruise plus left over. I can then wait until royal cancels the August cruise, and if it's still the same, get my original fcc back plus another 25% of the Alaskan cruise  (if they don't change that) and then I can apply that entire thing to my Oasis cruise for March. 


    Right? Am I missing anything? 

  10. 2 hours ago, cublet said:



    A snip from the UK FAQs Cruising with Confidence web page:


    FCC can only be applied to the cruise fare of a new booking and is non transferrable.





    Must be different for us in the US because this was included in my email with the FCC 


  11. With all the posts about cancelations and just rough times right now for the cruise industry, we went ahead and booked Oasis for next March and I can't wait to get back to cruising after our canceled cruise this March! Honduras, which will be new to us, coco cay which will be new, and costa Maya and cozumel which we've done before! $900 a person for an ocean view balcony during March prime spring break time? Couldn't pass it up! 


    Let's keep our fingers crossed our Alaskan cruise in August can happen, so we can be diamond on Oasis! 


    I got the vibe the sales team wasn't real busy right now! 😂

  12. Update: I got an email today from royal apologizing for an it glitch (shocker) and attached was the corrected FCC. What I got out of that was everyone needs to ensure they weren't shorted fcc. Ours was $600 shorted originally

  13. I dug around but didn't see this anywhere. I have a fcc from a cruise a few weeks ago that got cancelled. We have an Alaskan cruise coming up in August, and final payment is due in about a month. Am I going to be able to use the FCC that I received to pay off the balance of that cruise? I'm getting conflicting information on if it's allowed or not towards an already booked but unpaid cruise. I'm assuming if it can, whatever is left is then issued as another FCC? 


    I briefly remember during the release of cruise with confidence they said it could be applied to an existing booking but. 

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