Onboard booking advantage?
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Make a dummy booking for the farthest date available and later change it free of cost.
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When booking onboard is it the same deposits like other lines $100pp? Also, is it charged to your ship card or do they take your actual Visa/Mastercard/Amex, ect? Booked on RCI and they charged your credit card, not your onboard account. Can you add kids or take them off the reservation once you make a dummy res for 4 people (2 adults & 2 kids) or once you book it for 4 it has to be for 4? Thanks, just planning ahead.The deposit when you book onboard is 50% of the regular deposit which varies according to the total price and category of your future cruise booking. You can charge it to your ship card or any other credit card.
Name changes are allowed on Disney and have the same rule as the cancellation deadlines. And you can remove people as well up to the cancellation deadlines.
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Can you add kids or take them off the reservation once you make a dummy res for 4 people (2 adults & 2 kids) or once you book it for 4 it has to be for 4? Thanks, just planning ahead.One caveat though, and I am not 100% sure so someone here might want to chime in. When you decide to add the kids to the reservation on a later day but for the same sailing, I think the adults' and kids' price will be based on the latest price at the time you are making the change, which could be high (or lower ) than the original price you had. The same logic applies to removing the kids from the reservation. Also, apart from the price difference, in general I think it is easier to have 4 initially and then remove 2 later, instead of the opposite as you may run into the risk of the ship reaching capacity for quad occupancy and they don't allow you to book quad for the cabin category you want, or you are forced to switch to a lower or higher category at a price you have no control against.
edit: but if your goal for the booking is mainly to use it as a dummy reservation in order to lock-in the discount/OBC/reduced deposit, then it is fine to just pick a short cruise for 2 people (or even as a single ) and for a date you unlikely will cruise.