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Does anyone know if the new Cruise Next certificates can be applied to a cruise you have already booked (if you haven't paid in full)?

 

I am planning to book a studio on the Escape in early 2016 - and due to the upcoming October special on these rooms- I am nervous if I wait until I get on my cruise in 2 weeks to book it with the Ultimate, the prices will go up or the rooms could be gone. I see no added benefit of doing the Ultimate on a studio anyway - as the October special will add the perk I want.

 

I was thinking I could book it tomorrow and then buy a Cruise Next reward on board and apply this to the balance owed when I get home. I think the stipulations of the old Cruise Rewards said it was for new bookings, but I did spend by current reward the same way (applied to the balance at final payment date). Has anyone else done this or know if this allowed or it was a fluke?

 

Thanks all! :)

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I've done it before, and many other people have reported the same thing. Which does not guarantee that when you try to do it, you won't get a stickler for the rules on other end of the line, or maybe NCL will tighten up their rules on this across the board in the meantime.

 

I would go ahead and book the cruise now (I mean, tomorrow :) ), and buy a CN deposit on your upcoming cruise and ask them to apply it to your existing booking when you get home. Worst that could happen, they refuse to do it, and it's not worth it to you to rebook the cruise (because the price has gone up or studios all sold out). In that case you can just call to get the CN deposit refunded (or use it for another cruise, or give/sell it to someone else who can use it).

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According to the CruiseNext Terms and Conditions it is for new reservations only:

 

Norwegian's CrusieNext Certificate Deposits Terms & Conditions for US and Canada

 

To redeem your CruiseNext deposit please call your Travel Professional or Norwegian Cruise Line at 1-866-234-7352. At the time of booking, please notify your Travel Professional that you wish your CruiseNext Deposit to be applied to the reservation.

1. When you purchase a CruiseNext Deposit, your shipboard account will be charged in USD and you will receive an instant shipboard credit towards your current cruise. You will receive the CruiseNext Deposit in the currency your current cruise reservation was purchased under (credit will go in your Norwegian Cruise Line guest record or Norwegian Cruise Line Latitudes account). Currency exchange rates are set at the time of purchase.

2. You must be 21 years of age or older to charge a CruiseNext to your shipboard account.

3. A maximum of four (4) CruiseNext Deposits may be purchased per person.

4. CruiseNext Deposits are refundable only within 30 days of purchase, in the amount paid minus the amount of the instant shipboard credit. A CruiseNext Deposit can only be applied to a new reservation and otherwise has no cash value and is not redeemable or exchangeable for cash. CruiseNext deposits are transferable at no charge.

5. CruiseNext Deposits are valid for sailings of 6 days or longer.

6. Limit one (1) CruiseNext Deposit may be used per stateroom. CruiseNext deposits ($250 value) may be used as the full deposit for all staterooms except specialty suites and The Haven by Norwegian (staterooms requiring enhanced deposit). One (1) CruiseNext Deposit may be used as a partial deposit towards the full required deposit for specialty suites or The Haven by Norwegian. CruiseNext deposits ($500 value) may be used as the full deposit for all staterooms including specialty suites and The Haven by Norwegian (staterooms requiring enhanced deposit).

7. CruiseNext Deposits are valid for new reservations made within 4 years from the date of purchase, and become null and void after expiration. Failure to redeem and sail within 4 years will result in forfeiture CruiseNext Deposit.

8. You must notify Norwegian Cruise Line or your Travel Professional that a CruiseNext Deposit will be applied at the time of reservation. No black-out dates will apply. Reservations are subject to availability.

9. CruiseNext Deposits cannot be combined with chartered cruises, employee, friends and family, interline, or travel agent rates, or Welcome Back Rewards.

10. To cancel a reservation made with a CruiseNext Deposit, submit your request in accordance with Norwegian Cruise Line cancellation policies and procedures. The CruiseNext Deposit will be re-issued minus any cancellation fees, and will retain its original expiration date. If you cancel a reservation made with a CruiseNext Deposit after its expiration date, it will be forfeited. Once a Cruise Reward Deposit is applied to a reservation, it is subject to the same cancellation policy, rules and regulations as any other deposit.

11. In addition to these Terms and Conditions, you must comply with the Norwegian Cruise Line the Norwegian Cruise Line (Bahamas) Ltd. d/b/a NCLH and/or NCL America Inc.’s (together “NCL”) Terms and Conditions of the Cruise Brochure and Passenger Ticket Contract.

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I've done it before, and many other people have reported the same thing. Which does not guarantee that when you try to do it, you won't get a stickler for the rules on other end of the line, or maybe NCL will tighten up their rules on this across the board in the meantime.

 

I would go ahead and book the cruise now (I mean, tomorrow :) ), and buy a CN deposit on your upcoming cruise and ask them to apply it to your existing booking when you get home. Worst that could happen, they refuse to do it, and it's not worth it to you to rebook the cruise (because the price has gone up or studios all sold out). In that case you can just call to get the CN deposit refunded (or use it for another cruise, or give/sell it to someone else who can use it).

 

Thanks! That's a great idea!

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