Future Cruise Credits. How do they work?


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#1
San Francisco, CA
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I've found an itinerary for Summer 2019 that I want to book. We'll be aboard the QM2 this September. I'm wondering if I can save some money by purchasing future cruise credits, but don't know exactly how they work.

If it's a factor, this will be a US booking.
  • Can I purchase the credits onboard for an already-booked cruise?
  • Does it matter if the booking is part of a group?
  • Is there a limit?
(For what it's worth, I'm looking at the QM2 New England cruise with a July 4 overnight in Boston, and thinking of booking with the Pied Piper group. I'm sure it will be a sellout, as always, and am willing to book early - but can wait if I can save money.)

Thanks!
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#2
BH13 - England
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Joined Jan 2009
Originally posted by MarkBearSF
I've found an itinerary for Summer 2019 that I want to book. We'll be aboard the QM2 this September. I'm wondering if I can save some money by purchasing future cruise credits, but don't know exactly how they work.

If it's a factor, this will be a US booking.
  • Can I purchase the credits onboard for an already-booked cruise?
  • Does it matter if the booking is part of a group?
  • Is there a limit?
(For what it's worth, I'm looking at the QM2 New England cruise with a July 4 overnight in Boston, and thinking of booking with the Pied Piper group. I'm sure it will be a sellout, as always, and am willing to book early - but can wait if I can save money.)

Thanks!
Future cruise credits can only be used against a deposit for a new cruise booking.
Future Cruise Credits are solely for the use of the actual named purchaser.
No limit on the amount that can be purchased by an individual. Vouchers are only valid for 12 months, then expire.
Not redeemable against Saver Fares.


No doubt other CC members will add additional information
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Vale of Glamorgan
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The terms are different for US Future Cruise Down payments so hopefully someone with some experience will be able to answer.
For UK bookings they are only valid for a year, the cruise needs to be booked within that time, not taken. For US bookings it was 4 years.
They can only be used with certain fares (in the UK Cunard and Early Saver) so that could be a problem with your group booking.
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#4
BH13 - England
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Originally posted by Host Hattie
The terms are different for US Future Cruise Down payments so hopefully someone with some experience will be able to answer.
For UK bookings they are only valid for a year, the cruise needs to be booked within that time, not taken. For US bookings it was 4 years.
They can only be used with certain fares (in the UK Cunard and Early Saver) so that could be a problem with your group booking.
Thank you.
Think it's best for the OP to speak with the Group's PCS
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Gower Peninsula, Wales
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You may also buy them for a third party that is not on board, providing you have all their details, including their World Club number, and you pay for the FCD. I have done this for a friend and another friend has done it for me.
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Riding the Oceans Waves
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Originally posted by cruiseluvva
You may also buy them for a third party that is not on board, providing you have all their details, including their World Club number, and you pay for the FCD. I have done this for a friend and another friend has done it for me.
No, For Uk Residents That perk has now been rescinded. FCDs can only be purchased by guests travelling on board. Guests travelling on board cannot purchase an FCD for a friend or family member that is not travelling.