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We leave May 19th - first cruise ever. We booked a veranda and had fully paid. Later the price of a signature suite dropped below what we'd paid for the veranda. We were upgraded. Our TA assured us that we would get the suite credit. Does this seem accurate? Our total was more than the lowest published suite rate, which seems to be the determining factor.

 

So far, we've spent $2500+ on excursions, beverage package, and specialty dining. We have another $100 in OBC that was a gift. It says "hotel service charge" also counts toward onboard spending credits, which for a suite adds another $200+

 

So, can we expect to receive 14 days for the cruise (with suite credit), and 9, possibly 10 (assuming we'll spend something else) for spending?

 

Not sure if I even care - I don't know that we'll ever try it again, but I track my elite hotel nights pretty faithfully. Trying to figure the cruise thing out.

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The maximum number of spending days is the number of actual cruise days. Example: 7 cruise days plus 7 suite bonus days plus a maximum of 7 spending days equals a maximum of 21 days possible on a 7 day cruise.

 

 

Edited by oceanmom

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9 hours ago, oceanmom said:

The maximum number of spending days is the number of actual cruise days. Example: 7 cruise days plus 7 suite bonus days plus a maximum of 7 spending days equals a maximum of 21 days possible on a 7 day cruise.

 

 

Is that stated somewhere? Not arguing, like I said just trying to understand it as well as I do the new Bonvoy stuff. On the website it says:

 

  • Suite Bonus Earn double Cruise Day credits when you pay a published fare for a spacious suite or penthouse on your next cruise. For example, a guest who pays published fare for suite accommodations for a 10-day cruise earns 20 Cruise Day credits.
  • Onboard Spending Bonus Effective with cruises on or after September 18, 2009, one bonus Cruise Day credit will be granted for each $300 in eligible onboard purchases. This is calculated on the combined folio charges for all guests on the booking, regardless of who signs each charge and who pays the bill. Only the first two guests on the booking receive the limit of one bonus day for each day sailed; 3rd and 4th guests on the same booking do not earn the onboard spending bonus. 
  • All casino charges, cash advances, Future Cruise deposits, and associated fees are excluded. All other onboard purchases, for example, Hotel Service Charge, Beverage Service Charge, taxes, shore excursions and all gift items purchased online or through Ship Services count towards bonus Cruise Day credits. 

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11 hours ago, bartexas said:

Our TA assured us that we would get the suite credit. Does this seem accurate?

Sorry, s/he is wrong. You would only get the credits if you paid a "published fare"  (total)

 

58 minutes ago, bartexas said:

Is that stated somewhere?

ONBOARD SPENDING BONUS:
1 bonus credit will be granted for every $300 spent in onboard purchases.
This is calculated on the combined folio charges for all guests on the booking, regardless of who signs each charge and who pays the bill. There is a limit of one bonus day for each day sailed, and 3rd and 4th guests on the same booking do not earn the onboard spending bonus.

Edited by catl331

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@bartexas

 

catl331 responded, and as  the last sentence in your quote above,  the Onboard Spending paragraph says:

 

3 hours ago, bartexas said:

Only the first two guests on the booking receive the limit of one bonus day for each day sailed;

 

Thank you for your courteously worded question.

Edited by oceanmom

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