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There doesn't appear to be any Black Friday Beverage Package offers this year in the UK, which is disappointing! Certainly on my June 2019 Independence cruise everything is still showing as full price. 

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We have got two RCI cruises booked for 2019. One to the canaries and another to the Greek islands. Although not flagged as black Friday, the packages do seem to have got a few pounds cheaper over the last few days. Perhaps that's because to UK pound is a tiny bit stronger. Not booking any packages just yet anyway.

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To be honest last week fares were cheaper than today's, so I am not sure if this Black Fridays really exists. 

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No change at all to the prices of excursions or drinks packages on my booking in the UK even though it is in the applicable sailings!

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12 hours ago, CruisingSince1982 said:

Is there a big difference in service between Voom and Voom + streaming?

Download speed, yes, real world performance for most uses, not so much.

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13 hours ago, Froggy1369 said:

I want your deal! 

Then book under Aussie rules, whose prices also include grats.

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In my cruise planner this morning, the Deluxe Bev Package changed sales wording only.  Yesterday was 25% off onboard pricing, Today it says: Buy one, get one 50% off.  Still ends up being exactly the same price.  But I'm happy I got it yesterday because I was only buying one of each: Deluxe Bev package, and the other was DBP + Voom.  Perhaps they would have honored the deal anyway since I had to call it in, but no matter.  I got them now, and no price change since yesterday.

 

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I also have the buy one get one for 50% off for the deluxe beverage showing up on my cruise planner for the Harmony Feb sailing, however when you put it into your cart the price is not showing a discount.  Called RCL and was told sorry that's the price, did not matter that it was advertised for 50% off the 2nd package.  Then they tried to sell me chocolate covered strawberries.  I was not amused.  Hope to get a call back today but I don't expect that I will.

 

Dining also did not come up with a discount although advertised.  Shore excursions did come with the advertised discount.  One out of three, thought RCL was better than that.

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I’m not all that impressed tbh. UDP went down $8, deluxe bev went down $3/day. No overwhelming deals here and nothing that makes me ready to drop $$$$ 6 months before we sail.

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I agree, the only "big" drop I saw today was 2019 refreshment package which went from $26 to $17 which for our family of 4 saved $297. Also made it a no brainer for my wife and I not to do the DBP as we don't drink very much when cruising with the kids and the DBP hardly dropped so the difference is in price with the refreshment package was more than enough to make it cheaper just to buy 2-3 premium alcoholic drinks per day or even more if you are talking about a beer.

 

I also did the VOOM+STREAM for 2 devices which I think dropped quite a bit and is "50% off onboard prices" so about $19 a day total for the 2 devices. 

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Just got a RC email with the following:

 

Buy 1 get 1 50% off Deluxe Bev. Package

Up to 25% off select shore excursions

20% Off at Chop Grille

Bundle & Save over 30%

Buy 1 Get 1 50% Ultimate Dining Package

40% off Refreshment Package

Up to 50% off Voom Internet Packages for Multiple Devices

 

Any of these a good deal?  Didn't check the prices previously.  Cruse isn't till next December.

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Royal Caribbean Cyber Monday offer has up to 40% off pre-cruise purchases

 

Dates: November 23, 2018 - November 27, 2018
Sailing Window: Sailings from November 30, 2018 - December 30, 2019

 

  • BEVERAGE: Up to 40% off
    • Deluxe Beverage Package + VOOM Surf & Stream 1 Device: Discount varies by ship.
    • Deluxe Beverage Package. Discount Varies by Ship.
    • Refreshment Package: 40% off onboard prices.
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS: Save up to 25% off
    • Save up to 25% on select tours on select sailings. Discount varies by ship.
  • INTERNET: Up to 60% off on select sailings
    • VOOM Surf + Stream Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4 Device(s): Discount varies by ship
    • VOOM Surf Voyage Package 1, 2, 3, 4, Device(s): Discount varies by ship
  • DINING: Save 20% off
    • Chops Grille Dinner: Save 20% off. Discount varies by ship.
    • Izumi Dinner: Save 20% off. Discount varies by ship.
    • Ultimate Dining Package: Buy One, Get One 50% off. Discount varies by ship

Source: Some site we can't mention here

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Would love to take advantage of some of these deals, but cruise planner will not open. 

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1 minute ago, Wilson said:

Would love to take advantage of some of these deals, but cruise planner will not open. 

 

You can purchase by calling Royal on the phone.

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

You can purchase by calling Royal on the phone.

I'm trying to call Royal and keep getting a busy signal (800 number when I switch to Canada).  Ugh....

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Shore excursion deals are nice, but the cruise "sale" is pretty disappointing.  Price for what I am looking at next fall is exactly the same as earlier this week.  And last week, for that matter.  

 

Before the cruise planner crashed, I managed to cancel a shore excursion for next summer.  Can't rebook the lower priced replacement though.  😐

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5 minutes ago, twangster said:

Like many websites today, they are getting hammered.  Try again in a few hours.

 

Yep, trying to get the Chops Grille 20% off for the past hour or so and it's being a pain.

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2 minutes ago, danv3 said:

Shore excursion deals are nice, but the cruise "sale" is pretty disappointing.  Price for what I am looking at next fall is exactly the same as earlier this week.  And last week, for that matter.  

 

Same can be said for many Black Friday sales.  

 

The new camera I wanted is the same price today as last week.  A camera I don't want is cheaper.    

 

Some win, some don't.  I've saved nearly $200 from Royal's sales.  I'll take it.

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