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Keep in mind, just because YOU are charged a particular amount, it's not a universal amount. The admin fees vary widely. There are many factors and most are obvious. One that isn't is that they may add part , or all, of your upgrade charge to the admin fee. You may not upgrade your cabin, but many do.

 

Since they have changed from NCF to ADMIN, there seems to be a bigger disparity in the fees.

 

 

 

 

You pay an Admin Fee of 200 per person and Taxes/Port fees. Years ago the admin fee was 160, then 180, then 190....and recently increased to 200.

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Keep in mind, just because YOU are charged a particular amount, it's not a universal amount. The admin fees vary widely. There are many factors and most are obvious. One that isn't is that they may add part , or all, of your upgrade charge to the admin fee. You may not upgrade your cabin, but many do.

 

Since they have changed from NCF to ADMIN, there seems to be a bigger disparity in the fees.

 

I see what you mean! We are cruising 4 or 5 times a year now (since retirement) and our fees have been consistent for Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, but we haven't cruised to Alaska or Europe. My son has been going on CAS cruises to Caribbean and his fees have matched ours booked during the same time-period. The one type we did an upgrade it did show up as a separate line item, not as part of admin fee. I guess best advice we can give anyone is just call CAS and check on the particular cruise or cruises you are interested it.

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Probably best. This first was a res'v I made a few months ago for Escape. The second one was made a few months prior for a 13 day TA. Comparable cabins. No rhyme or reason that I can see!

 

 

Total Guest 1 Guest 2

Admin Fee 1,200.00 600.00 600.00

Gov Tax/Port Exp/Fees 269.42 134.71 134.71

Gross Total 1,469.42 734.71 734.71

 

Admin Fee contains upgrade charge if applicable and not listed separately.

 

Total Guest 1

Admin Fee 350.00

Gov Tax/Port Exp/Fees 103.84

Gross Total 453.84

 

I tried to edit and line figures up but won't "hold" it :-( Hope you can decipher.

 

 

I see what you mean! We are cruising 4 or 5 times a year now (since retirement) and our fees have been consistent for Caribbean and Mexican Riviera, but we haven't cruised to Alaska or Europe. My son has been going on CAS cruises to Caribbean and his fees have matched ours booked during the same time-period. The one type we did an upgrade it did show up as a separate line item, not as part of admin fee. I guess best advice we can give anyone is just call CAS and check on the particular cruise or cruises you are interested it.
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booked a 'free' cruise from my local casino back in jan 2016.

admin fee = $200/person.

 

got another free cruise from my local casino last month (may).

so admin fee went up to $250/person? :(

Im using my free inside cabin certificate. I did not like booking with "casinos at sea" . Im not really getting a free cruise at all. Paid a pretty penny to upgrade. Waited forever for an agent....... Booking directly with ncl is so much friendlier and it pretty much equals out in price esp with the free at sea promos.

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Im using my free inside cabin certificate. I did not like booking with "casinos at sea" . Im not really getting a free cruise at all. Paid a pretty penny to upgrade. Waited forever for an agent....... Booking directly with ncl is so much friendlier and it pretty much equals out in price esp with the free at sea promos.

You are replying to a posting from June 2016. Not sure exactly what you are saying,,,, you would have got the Free at Sea promos with the casino certificate,,, paying only for port fees and admin fee.

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