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#21
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Re my earlier post of a few minutes ago on this topic, forgot to mention that Cunard also gave us free coach travel from the North of England to the ship in Southampton - just keeps getting better......

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#22
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For those that may need to book Solo fares , It is best checking both fares as sometimes the Cunard fare is cheaper than the Early Saver or Saver fare, especially were flights are involved. The same applies to booking the new solo cabins, Check the sole occupancy of a double stateroom against a solo stateroom and again the doubles sometimes work out cheaper.
#23
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Thanks for the further comments. I think we are leaning slightly toward the Cunard Fare.

While we are on the Queen Elizabeth in January we will have a word with the people in the bookings department and look at the Future Credit scheme. Do we have to give them the name of a travel agent in case we decide to go down that route rather than book direct with Cunard?

And are there any (obvious) questions we should be asking?

Can't believe I'm taking about a cruise in 2019, but the San Francisco back to Southampton via Iceland on the QE sounds fab and I suspect that one could sell out quickly.
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#24
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Originally posted by babs135
Thanks for the further comments. I think we are leaning slightly toward the Cunard Fare.

While we are on the Queen Elizabeth in January we will have a word with the people in the bookings department and look at the Future Credit scheme. Do we have to give them the name of a travel agent in case we decide to go down that route rather than book direct with Cunard?

And are there any (obvious) questions we should be asking?

Can't believe I'm taking about a cruise in 2019, but the San Francisco back to Southampton via Iceland on the QE sounds fab and I suspect that one could sell out quickly.
Future Cruise Deposits are explained here
https://ask.cunard.com/help/before-you-sail/FCD
No you do not need to given them a name of a Travel agent.
If you book on Board in the Future Cruise Office, you may get further onboard Credit, It is worth asking.
#25
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Originally posted by babs135
Thanks for the further comments. I think we are leaning slightly toward the Cunard Fare.

While we are on the Queen Elizabeth in January we will have a word with the people in the bookings department and look at the Future Credit scheme. Do we have to give them the name of a travel agent in case we decide to go down that route rather than book direct with Cunard?

And are there any (obvious) questions we should be asking?

Can't believe I'm taking about a cruise in 2019, but the San Francisco back to Southampton via Iceland on the QE sounds fab and I suspect that one could sell out quickly.
I think you would have to give the name of your T/A when booking on ship, other wise it may go to straight to Cunard,you should get $200 o.b.s. each with booking on ship, also some commission from your T/A.
#26
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Any advantage to actually booking another cruise whilst on board rather than take the future credit deposit?

Sorry, just read last two posts which talk about booking rather than the FCD.

Two further questions: we don't have a regular ta, TBH we just book with the one who is the cheapest. Would this make any difference?
And secondly
We've just discovered an American ta (DD used her to great benefit in August). Could we use this firm or are we stuck with a UK agent?
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#27
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By booking on board you will get $200. Each o.b.c. On two adults only. And they will pass the booking on to your t/a if requested, but only on a Cunard fare.��
#28
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The amount of OBC depends on the type of cabin booked and the length of the cruise

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#29
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So just when I thought I totally understood the FCD/and actually booking whilst on board this thread appeared and slightly confused me all over again !!

https://boards.cruisecritic.co.uk/sh....php?t=2494413
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#30
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I posted in September about how much extra it was costing for us to book as non-UK passport holders on QM2 next June. Well things progressed quickly - the friends with whom we will be travelling live in Northern Ireland, they booked through a TA in England and it was much cheaper. So we cancelled our direct booking with Cunard and went through the TA - the result, a whopping saving of almost €900 on the cruise cost plus an increase in obs from $60pp to $145pp. Plus we got the same cabin we had booked with Cunard, it became available within minutes of us cancelling with them!
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#31
Gloucestershire
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Just a quick observation, As many of us have noticed, the CUNARD web site often has glitches. Last week we were able to book an early saver and still choose our cabin number. Seems they had forgotten to block the cabin numbers. All confirmed, early saver fare and assigned cabin number, happy days. It’s worth giving Cunard a ring if you’re thinking of booking.
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