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If I am booked with a friend and they cannot make it can they just no show and get refunded the taxes? I realize that the fare would not be refunded. How does NCL handle this?

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the port taxes and fees will be refunded weeks later after the cruise

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the port taxes and fees will be refunded weeks later after the cruise

 

Thanks! So no issues checking in and sailing solo?

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Thanks! So no issues checking in and sailing solo?

 

 

 

Maybe you should let them know that they will not be making it.

 

 

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I am sure you have tried to find someone to take their place right? Yes, they will eventually get their taxes and port charges refunded, but I would let NCL know ahead of time the passenger will not be traveling.

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I am sure you have tried to find someone to take their place right? Yes, they will eventually get their taxes and port charges refunded, but I would let NCL know ahead of time the passenger will not be traveling.

 

i dont beleive that this late you can change a passenger name.

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Re letting the cruise line know beforehand. Isn’t there the potential of getting charged a solo supplement if you do that?

 

I don’t have any first hand knowledge, but I’m sure I’ve read discussions on here where people have let NCL know that their partner won’t be sailing and the booking has been altered to a solo sailing with an increased charge. The advice given was that they should have kept quiet and just left their partner as a no show.

 

Again, I don’t know any of this from personal experience, but I’d hate the OP to end up paying more.

 

 

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Re letting the cruise line know beforehand. Isn’t there the potential of getting charged a solo supplement if you do that?

 

I don’t have any first hand knowledge, but I’m sure I’ve read discussions on here where people have let NCL know that their partner won’t be sailing and the booking has been altered to a solo sailing with an increased charge. The advice given was that they should have kept quiet and just left their partner as a no show.

 

Again, I don’t know any of this from personal experience, but I’d hate the OP to end up paying more.

 

 

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The solo supplement is because no one paid for the other half of the room. Her friend already paid the other half of the room.

 

 

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The solo supplement is because no one paid for the other half of the room. Her friend already paid the other half of the room.

 

 

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You’d think so wouldn’t you.

 

However my understanding, from previous threads, is that NCL don’t always view it that way.

 

 

 

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You’d think so wouldn’t you.

 

However my understanding, from previous threads, is that NCL don’t always view it that way.

 

 

 

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Agree 100%.

 

From my understanding of this situation in the past people have indeed been charged extra for travelling alone after giving notification that one of the party is no longer going on the cruise.

 

Best bet leave it as a no show.

 

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Agree 100%.

 

From my understanding of this situation in the past people have indeed been charged extra for travelling alone after giving notification that one of the party is no longer going on the cruise.

 

Best bet leave it as a no show.

 

Rochelle

 

 

 

 

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I’m talking about letting them know once they are onboard not in advance.

 

 

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You’d think so wouldn’t you.

 

However my understanding, from previous threads, is that NCL don’t always view it that way.

 

 

 

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They look at it like the other person who didn't show is not spending money in the casino, on NCL excursions or the on board stores.

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You can let them know when you check in at the pier on Day 1 that your friend will not be sailing. It is important for NCL to have the manifest of passengers correct by the time the ship sails, but as long as they know at check-in it won't be a problem for the manifest.

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Re letting the cruise line know beforehand. Isn’t there the potential of getting charged a solo supplement if you do that?

 

I don’t have any first hand knowledge, but I’m sure I’ve read discussions on here where people have let NCL know that their partner won’t be sailing and the booking has been altered to a solo sailing with an increased charge. The advice given was that they should have kept quiet and just left their partner as a no show.

 

Again, I don’t know any of this from personal experience, but I’d hate the OP to end up paying more.

 

 

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Yes. I read somethings a few months ago on how other cruise lines is doing the same thing. if a person cancel, they want you to pay the solo supplement fee. No show is always the best thing to do

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You can let them know when you check in at the pier on Day 1 that your friend will not be sailing. It is important for NCL to have the manifest of passengers correct by the time the ship sails, but as long as they know at check-in it won't be a problem for the manifest.

 

 

It won't be a problem for the manifest. No check in, no passenger on manifest. It will be correct.

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They look at it like the other person who didn't show is not spending money in the casino, on NCL excursions or the on board stores.

 

Or their 20% gratuity and beverage service charge :rolleyes:

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Let us know your experience when you return and if your fare goes up because of the single supplement.

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My son was a no show in his cabin last year. There were no problems whatsoever and his port charges and taxes were refunded to my credit card quickly, without having to request it.

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What possible reason would there be to let them know? I really can't think of a single reason why you would let Norwegian know.

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My son was a no show in his cabin last year. There were no problems whatsoever and his port charges and taxes were refunded to my credit card quickly, without having to request it.

This is what I have concerns over.... I want to book the cabin for the 4 of us, but one son may ditch last minute.... what should I do if this happens? we'll have already paid the fare etc anyway. Do we say something ahead of time, or when boarding(depending on how much notice we get from him if this happens?) I assume our cabin would remain the same since we have 3 anyway

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This is what I have concerns over.... I want to book the cabin for the 4 of us, but one son may ditch last minute.... what should I do if this happens? we'll have already paid the fare etc anyway. Do we say something ahead of time, or when boarding(depending on how much notice we get from him if this happens?) I assume our cabin would remain the same since we have 3 anyway

 

The previous 21 posts discussed the strategy of a last minute "ditch"...... don't say anything, the 3 check-in and he is a "no show" and then receive the refund of port fees and taxes a couple weeks later...... your cabin will remain the same

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I don`t have first hand experience of this but going by all the past threads concerning this it seams best to say nothing and let your friend be a no show . You don`t want to risk extra charges . Hope you enjoy your holiday x

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If I am booked with a friend and they cannot make it can they just no show and get refunded the taxes? I realize that the fare would not be refunded. How does NCL handle this?

 

I am in the same situation. How did NCL handle this? Was your friend a no show at the port. Thanks

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I had a friend cancel a couple of days prior to the cruise. I did call Ncl to let them know. I was not charged being a single and she received her taxes and port charges back before I got back from the cruise.

 

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Um, the "single supplement" on NCL is the exact amount of the fare that a second person in the cabin would have paid -- in other words, the amount that the second person (the no-show) did pay.

 

 

 

I know this because I booked a double cabin as a single for a cruise this fall, on a ship that does not have any single rooms.I paid exactly twice the per-person fare, but only one set of taxes and port fees. There is no further charge for occupying a double as a single. (It's bad enough to have to pay double.)

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My vote would go to "NO SHOW" every time. If NCL query the answer "Am I my Brother's Keeper? I didn't know."

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The solo supplement is because no one paid for the other half of the room. Her friend already paid the other half of the room.

 

 

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But if the friend calls and lets the cruise line no that she will not be making the cruise, that is in effect canceling her cruise and removes her payment from the room.At that point the cruise line starts processing the refund of her taxes and fees and That leaves the friend solo in the cabin. Subject to the up charge.

 

Better to just not notify and have her friend be a no show then to risk the above. This has happened to some people on some cruises. It happened to some friends of ours.

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I don't understand why anyone thinks there would be an additional charge. I travel alone a lot; I have already paid for 2 people. There is no "single supplement", it's just paying for 2 people in the cabin. There shouldn't be any additional "fees" or "upcharge".

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But if the friend calls and lets the cruise line no that she will not be making the cruise, that is in effect canceling her cruise and removes her payment from the room.At that point the cruise line starts processing the refund of her taxes and fees and That leaves the friend solo in the cabin. Subject to the up charge.

 

Better to just not notify and have her friend be a no show then to risk the above. This has happened to some people on some cruises. It happened to some friends of ours.

They haven't removed her payment, it was forfeited due to terms. NCL has that money already ( not giving it back). Taxes and fees are only returned.

 

The cabin for 2 pax was essentially paid at the rate of 2.

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If you are past the refund period, then no further fares are due. They don't actually care if ANY of you sail...they've got your money! They don't care!

 

When you check in, simply say that the other person isn't coming. You won't be charged any extra.

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