Help! No show vs Cancellation of 2nd Passenger on NCL Double Cabin?

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#2
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Typical with most cruise lines, as you are so close to the sailing date whether you cancel or not there will be no refund for your friends cruise cost, therefore they will not reprice your fare. Your friend will lose the money they paid less excursions, port fees, and taxes, which should be refunded.

The same would hold if your friend has insurance that would reimburse their cost since the cruise line will remain whole with the fare. So unless NCL has different post final payment cancellation policies regarding repricing, I don't think it would make a difference either way. Your fare should remain in tact, and unless they have insurance, your friend will lose their money.
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Originally posted by Cadillac2017
Just go solo, I am. Yes I had to pay extra money for having a cabin to myself.


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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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Thanks for clarifying.
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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.


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Originally posted by easyboy
No need for your friend to cancel. You don't even have to inform them when checking in. Some travel to the port separately.


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This seems like the wisest approach

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.
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Originally posted by Maglalakbay2017
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?

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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 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.
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#11
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Originally posted by NMLady
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 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.
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.
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Of course the cruise line does not just see each fare as half of the cabin cost: they look forward to the onboard spending of two people in a two person cabin.
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The single supplement is based on the use of the second person . You will have a cabin for yourself, however there will be no refund.

Since the cabin is paid in full, you won't be charged a single supplement. But I would call NCL directly and advise them you may be going at it alone.

I travel solo all the time. When booking I always ask if someone were to join me...... the answer is the same port taxes and tips will be added. This is when I am paying the extra 100% supplement.

I just don't get why the don't charge a flat rate for a cabin based on double occupancy and extra for the additional in cabin. It would clear up all the confusion.


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Originally posted by navybankerteacher

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.
Wrong
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Your friend will be a "No Show" .... loses the cost of the cruise, you're covered so no problem. Unless the friend wants you to pay the fare back to her.

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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 balcony
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??
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Originally posted by Hawka
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 balcony
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.

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.
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Originally posted by leaveitallbehind
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.

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.
Cool thanks for the explanation

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Since you're WAY past and refunds, you would owe nothing more. They have the money for the 2 of you...you would not be asked to pay more.
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Originally posted by meadowlander
Wrong
Care to explain?
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