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#1
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Has anyone ever gotten a few extra days after their due date to make their final payment?

Final payment for my Aug cruise is due June 9, which I paid on Friday. However, there is a couple at work thinking of depositing the same cruise today or Monday, to lock in a PG rate, and then they need until June 12 to make the final payment. I told them to just book it on June 12, but they want to get it booked, like today or Monday. I thought about loaning them the $$, but shes a co-worker and would hate if it went south.
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Originally posted by calicruise74
I thought about loaning them the $$, but shes a co-worker and would hate if it went south.
I have never received, nor have I heard of anybody getting, an extension for final payment.

I am not sure of the rest of your question though. Is it that they don't have the money today (or Monday) for the deposit?

As to the highlighted part above. DON'T . . . would be my only advice. Nothing comes between a friendship so badly (or as quickly) as money (loaned).
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When we booked on our first cruise, we had an emergency come up and we called and spoke with carnival and they gave us several days. That was 3 yrs ago , not sure it would work now. But you might wanna call and ask.
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On my first cruise, I had the same problem and I just called Carnival and they gave me 10 days, so I think if they just called and asked for the extension it would be ok.

Take it from someone who was stupid and had to learn the hard way, do not loan money to anyone and I mean anyone, especially today,
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I got a week extension on my January cruise. No problem
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Originally posted by calicruise74
Thanks for the replys!

Doc-They have the $$ for the deposit now, but not the balance until June 12.
Do they have a credit card with enough of a limit to put the final payment on that?? No way they would be charged interset after only 5 days on the card.
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Thanks guys...great responses. I just didnt know if it was even possible but it sounds like it could be if she talked to CCL.

Thinking further now, I will not loan them the $$...shes a friend and coworker but as you've all noted, that could be ruined over money for a cruise.
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Originally posted by Slimpickins
Do they have a credit card with enough of a limit to put the final payment on that?? No way they would be charged interset after only 5 days on the card.

Nope...asked them about that and they are maxed out. Which again, a good sign not to loan the $$.
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Originally posted by calicruise74
Nope...asked them about that and they are maxed out. Which again, a good sign not to loan the $$.
Sorry, but that made me laugh. Sounds like your instincts are right about your friend.
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Originally posted by Slimpickins
Sorry, but that made me laugh. Sounds like your instincts are right about your friend.

LOL!! I was very surprised at her interest in taking the cruise altogether. A few months back, we offered them a free room coupon we had for the Peppermill in Reno..free room and they couldnt afford to go. OK fine, no judgement, but just wondering how this would work out, the cruise that is.
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Originally posted by calicruise74
Nope...asked them about that and they are maxed out. Which again, a good sign not to loan the $$.
It's sounding like they really don't need to be taking a cruise if funds are that tight!

Good idea not to loan the money. Don't know if Carnival will give an extension or not this close to sailing.
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It sounds like they are lacking judgement in more than one way.
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The family that cruises with us never pay on the due date and, so far, have not had any issues. They pay a week or so later. Not sure why but ??????????//
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Originally posted by PACURN
The family that cruises with us never pay on the due date and, so far, have not had any issues. They pay a week or so later. Not sure why but ??????????//

good to know. Well, I am going to tell them to call Carnival on Monday to see about more time before they spend any money at all.
Sounds like other Cc'ers have had experience with an extention as well.
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I have had my TA hold a cabin with Carnival before while we got everyone together to decide dates and check vacation schedules. I am sure that Carnival would do that and then they can pay it all at once. They are open 24-7 just call them. Another time I called and was debating about a cruise, but didn't have the $750 deposit until the next week - the Carnival agent said just put down $250 to hold the room. They seem fairly flexible. As far as the money goes this is the cheapest vacation there is- covering meals, lodging, transportation and entertainment to exotic foreign countries. You can always find something to give up to pay yourself first! I went on a cruise once and paid for my mom and daughter to go - I am a single mother -and then I lost my job 3 weeks later. But I NEVER regretted going on that cruise EVER!!!!
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Originally posted by Liz2008
I have had my TA hold a cabin with Carnival before while we got everyone together to decide dates and check vacation schedules. I am sure that Carnival would do that and then they can pay it all at once. They are open 24-7 just call them. Another time I called and was debating about a cruise, but didn't have the $750 deposit until the next week - the Carnival agent said just put down $250 to hold the room. They seem fairly flexible. As far as the money goes this is the cheapest vacation there is- covering meals, lodging, transportation and entertainment to exotic foreign countries. You can always find something to give up to pay yourself first! I went on a cruise once and paid for my mom and daughter to go - I am a single mother -and then I lost my job 3 weeks later. But I NEVER regretted going on that cruise EVER!!!!

Wow Liz..that is really nice of you to take you mom too and I am sorry to hear about your job loss.

I guess the reason my friend is strapped is the budget cuts here in CA, her husband works for the state and got laid off but she hears me talking about cruises and I think she really wants to do it.

I am already paying for another kid to go with DD on this cruise so cant plunk out any more for my friend.

but yea, cruising is the best deal by far!
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We couldn't afford our first cruise.. my mom and sister loved cruising and mom begged me to go on one with her. "maybe when we get the last two out of college in a couple of years." Than my mom pulled the old Irish guilt trip "I may not be here in a couple of years". So away we went. My SIL and BIL went with us. They couldn't afford to go either. Of course we were hooked and cruising became an annual event. Not an affordable one but an annual one.

In Feb 06 we (with my SIL and BIL) cruised on the Liberty and had a WONDERFUL time. Realistically the four of us should have been concentrating on our retirement funds or lack of.. Our cruise was in Feb, in May my BIL (59) was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and was gone by July. Forever, that cruise will be very special.

My SIL and I look back on that cruise and lots of other vacations, dinners, events, that we could not afford but did anyway. When we were younger and raising our families we both had sleepless nights worrying about money. But when it is all said and done we survived the money issues and most important we made some fantastic memories.


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Originally posted by cathyoo
We couldn't afford our first cruise.. my mom and sister loved cruising and mom begged me to go on one with her. "maybe when we get the last two out of college in a couple of years." Than my mom pulled the old Irish guilt trip "I may not be here in a couple of years". So away we went. My SIL and BIL went with us. They couldn't afford to go either. Of course we were hooked and cruising became an annual event. Not an affordable one but an annual one.

In Feb 06 we (with my SIL and BIL) cruised on the Liberty and had a WONDERFUL time. Realistically the four of us should have been concentrating on our retirement funds or lack of.. Our cruise was in Feb, in May my BIL (59) was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and was gone by July. Forever, that cruise will be very special.

My SIL and I look back on that cruise and lots of other vacations, dinners, events, that we could not afford but did anyway. When we were younger and raising our families we both had sleepless nights worrying about money. But when it is all said and done we survived the money issues and most important we made some fantastic memories.


Sometimes you just need to let tomorrow worry about tomorrow.

cathyoo-I am sorry to hear about your brother in law. For sure, that cruise is filled with wonderful memories forever.

Guess I will find out Monday if we can swing a few more days for my friend and her DH to be able to pay and book their cruise.
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Originally posted by cathyoo
We couldn't afford our first cruise.. my mom and sister loved cruising and mom begged me to go on one with her. "maybe when we get the last two out of college in a couple of years." Than my mom pulled the old Irish guilt trip "I may not be here in a couple of years". So away we went. My SIL and BIL went with us. They couldn't afford to go either. Of course we were hooked and cruising became an annual event. Not an affordable one but an annual one.

In Feb 06 we (with my SIL and BIL) cruised on the Liberty and had a WONDERFUL time. Realistically the four of us should have been concentrating on our retirement funds or lack of.. Our cruise was in Feb, in May my BIL (59) was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer and was gone by July. Forever, that cruise will be very special.

My SIL and I look back on that cruise and lots of other vacations, dinners, events, that we could not afford but did anyway. When we were younger and raising our families we both had sleepless nights worrying about money. But when it is all said and done we survived the money issues and most important we made some fantastic memories.


Sometimes you just need to let tomorrow worry about tomorrow.
How true!!

Thanks for your story!!
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