Posted May 4th, 2018, 07:11 PM
We often plan and reserve specific suites that we prefer, 1-2 years in advance, and Hurtigruten changed (for USA reservations anyway) such that 20% deposit is NOT refundable anymore.
There are sometimes only 2 or 4 suites of the type we'd want, for example, and they can "go" shortly after reservations open. (That was the case on our Hurtigruten RT last month, booked ages in advance, but they hadn't yet changed the deposit policy back when we reserved. There was a much smaller sort of administrative fee that would have been forfeited, not nearly as punative, but also effective immediately upon booking.)
20% of a large number is still a relatively large number to forfeit, if, for example, DH ends up finding out there is a conference he needs to go to. He ordinarily wouldn't know 1-2 years in advance, more like 6-12 months in advance.
Most other lines have a fully refundable deposit until 3-6 months prior to sailing date (for suites; shorter time for other cabins).
So we are curious what the "Norwegian terms" are.
BUT...BIG But...if you book using the Norwegian site do you still get the Norwegian price. As I read you can save 20-30%