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Just go solo, I am. Yes I had to pay extra money for having a cabin to myself.But are you going solo as a result of a cancellation of an intended 2nd passenger or paying the premium from initially booking as a solo? Part of the OP's question is regarding paying the premium as a result of repricing their fare due to the cancellation, which I don't think occurs.
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No need for your friend to cancel. You don't even have to inform them when checking in. Some travel to the port separately.This seems like the wisest approach
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Our cruise is three days away and my friend can't make it. Should she cancel and I end up paying 200% more or just not show up at all?If your friend has insurance and can't make it because of a covered reason, friend needs to cancel in order for insurance to pay.
If your friend has insurance and can't make it because of a covered reason, friend needs to cancel in order for insurance to pay.Whether the friends fare is paid by insurance or not, the cruise line remains whole as it will not refund any money, so why would a single supplement be charged? As I mentioned in my first post, along with not charging the supplement, they would in fact return any money prepaid for excursions along with port charges and fees which they now would not incur. Unless they have a cancellation policy that allows for a supplement to be charged - which IMO I believe would be rather unique in the industry.
If you have insurance and your friend is covered, then depending on what your policy covers if you're charged Single Supplement your insurance should refund difference.
Of course the notion of paying "...200% more..." as expressed by OP is absurd. Rarely is the single supplement anything more than 100% - and often a lot less.
i paid my fare and as if i paid for a second person on my cruise as a solo, my choice to do and it was a balcony i could have done inside cheaper but as i love fresh air and seeing the waves i wanted the balconyIf they cancel prior to final payment and are issued a refund then the single supplement would of course be charged as you would then be a solo passenger with only on passenger's fare of the double occupancy received by the cruise line. The option to being charged in that case would be to add a second passenger and have them pay the second fare.
as your friend paid theirs doubt you will pay any more then what you did due to them pulling out late and not sure if they pulled out earlier when it could be refunded whether that would have changed??
If they cancel prior to final payment and are issued a refund then the single supplement would of course be charged as you would then be a solo passenger with only on passenger's fare of the double occupancy received by the cruise line. The option to being charged in that case would be to add a second passenger and have them pay the second fare.Cool thanks for the explanation
It's very simple - as stateroom fares are based on double occupancy, the total revenue needed by the cruise line per stateroom is the fare based on two passengers in the room. If one cancels with no refund, they remain whole so no additional supplement is charged. If one cancels and money is refunded, they need to make up that difference and the supplement would be charged.
WrongCare to explain?