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I'm asking this on this board instead of the Solo one because it's not exactly a solo question. Because I might be going solo the next cruise, what if I book a double and have to cancel the 2nd person? There's always a possibility that my dh will change his mind and decide to go with me on the next cruise. So, it would be better for me to book a double . What does the cruise line do if this happens before FINAL payment?

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3 minutes ago, karinad said:

I'm asking this on this board instead of the Solo one because it's not exactly a solo question. Because I might be going solo the next cruise, what if I book a double and have to cancel the 2nd person? There's always a possibility that my dh will change his mind and decide to go with me on the next cruise. So, it would be better for me to book a double . What does the cruise line do if this happens before FINAL payment?

Booking a double occupancy is usually always the best option if/when unsure. Easier to delete someone than to add them. Or even at times use the no show.

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If it happens before final payment, the cruise line recalculates the fare to account for the single supplement. If a refundable deposit fare was chosen initially, the deposit for the second person should be refunded.

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8 minutes ago, dread_pirate said:

If it happens before final payment, the cruise line recalculates the fare to account for the single supplement. If a refundable deposit fare was chosen initially, the deposit for the second person should be refunded.

For the cruise lines I am most familiar with, the deposit for a SOLO is equal to the double occupancy deposit.

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If you think that there is a good probability that DH might cancel on you, make sure that you get cancel-for-any-reason insurance.  Maybe even get cancel-DH-insurance (LOL!!).

 

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If your husband might go then book a double. If he doesn't go you will end up paying the double fare, less fees and taxes anyway. By booking double now, you lock in the price, whether one or two of you sail.

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Thank you! I was concerned if there was any kind of perks that were booked with the cruise at the beginning! The canceling for any reason insurance is a good idea! I do always get travel insurance, but, I have never got that. Yes, it seems like I'd be better off booking the double, anyway!

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21 hours ago, AdGuyMG said:

For the cruise lines I am most familiar with, the deposit for a SOLO is equal to the double occupancy deposit.

 

I've been able to pay only an individual deposit when traveling solo in a double stateroom. Of course, in some cases that may not work, and then there would be no refund of the deposit.

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