Non Refundable Dep & Insurance

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#21
Brooksville FL
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Joined Apr 2009
The non refundable deposit is attached to a booking that is giving you something extra (OBC , Drinks , Tips , rate , etc. )
A risk worth taking I say


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#22
Middle of the Sahara Desert
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Joined Aug 2006
Originally posted by cruisintoddler
Hi. We are looking at the mar 10 Royal. Interesting that you see it as a Sun Drenched Deal. I see no sales at all on that date when I log in. Maybe because I'm Canadian and most of the country has school break so no "sale" for us?? Lol!

The mystery continues.


I have booked under 30% off . I live in Canada and don't have any problems booking.


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#24
boca raton fl
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Joined Nov 2008
Originally posted by sknight
Since you mention that you are thinking about a 10 day cruise in March, 2018 I can assume that you are thinking about the Caribbean Princess Panama Canal on March 8, 21 or 31, Royal Princess on March 10, 20 or 30, Grand Princess Mexico on the 13th.
All of these voyages are currently covered by the Sun Drenched Deal promo which has a $100 non refundable deposit. This is the deposit if you book now. If a better deal shows up you would have to cancel and re-book. You will lose the deposit.
Its a way for Princess to prevent you from receiving any new price drops.
#25
League City, TX
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Joined Sep 2005
Originally posted by sknight
Since you mention that you are thinking about a 10 day cruise in March, 2018 I can assume that you are thinking about the Caribbean Princess Panama Canal on March 8, 21 or 31, Royal Princess on March 10, 20 or 30, Grand Princess Mexico on the 13th.
All of these voyages are currently covered by the Sun Drenched Deal promo which has a $100 non refundable deposit. This is the deposit if you book now. If a better deal shows up you would have to cancel and re-book. You will lose the deposit.
My experience (booking in USA) is that if a better deal shows up you can ask to be refared and this is not a cancellation. Of course any refare will be done with the current amenities which means you might lose some of the original booking amenities.
#26
Toronto area, Ontario, Canada
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Originally posted by caribill
My experience (booking in USA) is that if a better deal shows up you can ask to be refared and this is not a cancellation. Of course any refare will be done with the current amenities which means you might lose some of the original booking amenities.
Good to know, thanks!
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#27
boca raton fl
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Originally posted by cruisintoddler
Hi, We are looking at booking for next March 2018. There are currently NO "sales" on the sailing we are looking at. So no "special pricing". But the deposits are clearly marked as "non-refundable" on the Princess website.

There is no reduced deposit amount mentioned, so I'm assuming its the full amount which I think is $450 pp for a 10 day. For 4 of us in 2 cabins that adds up!!

Could someone please let me know if I'm right about what the normal deposits are, and also does the Princess insurance with Platinum upgrade cover the deposits?

Thanks. My TA is away on a cruise til next week so I'm trying to figure some of this out before she gets back!
They are doing the non refundable so when they reduce the price you are screwed.
#28
Halifax
396 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Perhaps someone can tell me about a booking I have for Feb. on the Royal. At the time that I booked it in July and still current is a 'Sun Drenched Deals' label with a $100 non-refundable deposit, when not signed in. If I sign in it doesn't show the 'Sundrenched Deals' label for this cruise and there is no mention that I can find of the deposit being non-refundable although it is still $100 and the fare is considerably less. I don't know if my deposit is refundable or not, or if I can get lower pricing if that happens before final payment.