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About rtanders

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  • Location
    The Villages, FL
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  • Favorite Cruise Line(s)
    Carnival, Royal Caribbean
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Oslo, Norway

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  1. I had booked a cruise for 9/14/20 on Elation and requested OBC on 6/22, was promissed Port tax refund and insurance refund in 30 days by my favorite online discount TA. I am hopping to rebook as soon as possible, but I need the tax refund first. Now I'm told 60 to 90 days at end of the fist 30 days, not happy expectations were set and not met. Does anyone know if the TA has any influence or are they just observers like me? Would booking direct with Carnival save or rduce the refund wait time?
  2. I thank everyone for their responses. The cruises I booked are b2b on the Odyssey were Greek Isles and repositioning October 2021. I was able to save or float $700 on the down payment and one port tax. The muster comment was very interesting. I appreciate all the wisdom and feedback.
  3. If you book a future cabin, say 1 year out and book it as a single, can you lock in the price and add a second person just before final payment and just pay the extra port taxes, or will the whole pricing structure of the cabin change when the second person is added? The aim is to reduce deposit exposure if the booking needs to be cancelled for unforseen reasons.
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