Posted October 17th, 2017, 06:07 PM
Last edited by Pennbank; October 17th, 2017 at 06:36 PM
Sorry for the novice question but what is the Cunard fare. We have only sailed once on Cunard QM2-TA) and purchased a promotional fare that upgraded us from a balcony cabin to Balcony Club. We would like to do another cruise but are a bit overwhelmed with the various fares and promotions. Some purchasing strategies would be greatly appreciated.
To check the various prices you can always run a dummy booking on line, Checking the Fare types, sometimes when checking the cheaper fare it gives the option to upgrade to the Cunard Fare, So in theory you see both prices.
just fill in the type and number of Staterooms, number of passengers/Children and fill in the surname box only with any name, leaving the rest blank . Gives you an idea of the different prices.
When you book with a Travel Agent you sometimes will get a further discount off the booking. Some TA will have further offers supplied by the Cruise Line or their own offers.
USA only have one fare 'The Cunard Fare" which have different t&c to the UK fares, Although they our offering a similar fare on some sailings similar to the UK Early Saver fare type.
The Cruise Line make it very difficult but not impossible to book fares in different countries to the one you reside in.
If you do book in a different country you will receive a Cunard World Club number relevant to that Country, but you can get them linked to receive the benefits.
If you reside in the UK then, see this link regarding Cunard fare types
The Cunard Fare offers you ultimate flexibility and is available on all cruises regardless of when you book. With the Cunard Fare you can enjoy prioritised choice of dining and stateroom, and additional rewards.The Cunard Fare is available on all cruises, regardless of when you book. It also gives you the flexibility to change your booking (subject to our booking conditions). When booking you will be required to pay a 15% deposit and you are able to pay the balance online at a later date.
You are offered your choice of stateroom number (subject to availability) and are the highest priority for receiving stateroom upgrades (where applicable).
You receive first priority for receiving your chosen dining seating time (in the Britannia Restaurant) choosing either 6.00pm or 8.30pm and table size. The Cunard Fare entitles you to a complimentary shuttle buses to and from the ship to the nearest transport hub (where applicable and provided by Cunard).
The fare also includes a choice of an additional complimentary benefit (on cruises of seven nights or more). Choose on board spending money which can be used for the purchase of drinks, shore excursions, spa treatments and much more^. Alternatively, choose from car parking at Southampton in a secure car park or return coach transfers - available on all Southampton roundtrip cruises.
Early saver fares offer a lower fare with some benefits and are available on selected cruises only. When booking you will be required to pay a 15% deposit and you are able to pay the balance online at a later date. Cunard will assign your stateroom location and number; your preference of dining time in the Britannia Restaurant will be confirmed on boarding and is subject to availability.
Saver Fares require a 100% deposit at the time of booking and are subject to a 100% cancellation fee. No amendments are permitted once booked; any amendment will be treated as a cancellation. Bookings are made at the relevant stateroom type and a stateroom number is allocated by Cunard prior to departure. Dinner seating as allocated on board. Shuttle buses in ports are an additional cost†.