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In a few weeks we will be on the Jewel and I was thinking to put a deposit on our next cruise, which will have to be an open cruise since it will be another Europe cruise in 2021. Not available yet. What is the incentive for this? 

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11 minutes ago, Colorado Babe said:

I am so happy they revived the open booking.  Woo HOO!  

 

Bear in mind, the "new" open booking has a 1 year limit.

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Bear in mind, the "new" open booking has a 1 year limit.

 

Ah..good news and bad then.  I used to love stock piling the next cruise certificates that did not expire.  Wish I still had some!  

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43 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Bear in mind, the "new" open booking has a 1 year limit.

AND is non refundable

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3 minutes ago, molly361 said:

AND is non refundable

 

Well, even the old ones were supposed to be non-refundable.  However, I suspect these new ones will be more tightly controlled as far as non-refundability.

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1 hour ago, bowler15547 said:

Interesting. I was not aware they revived the open booking. 

I am happy for the "old" future booking option.  I regretted booking about a year ago under old plan and ended up cancelling and losing deposit because of changes in circumstances.

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In addition to the 1 year expiration, one needs to book a sail date within 2 months in order to receive the extra OBC! If the booking is made outside the 2 months window, then there is no OBC, and this negates the whole point on doing a next cruise booking on board....hmmmmm

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3 minutes ago, seapad said:

In addition to the 1 year expiration, one needs to book a sail date within 2 months in order to receive the extra OBC! If the booking is made outside the 2 months window, then there is no OBC, and this negates the whole point on doing a next cruise booking on board....hmmmmm

 

Thanks, I missed that restriction.  Makes the open booking even more useless.

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Posted (edited)

I just booked on board last weekend.  $100 OBC for a balcony cabin and reduced $80 deposit per person is what I got.

Edited by Tree_skier

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5 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:

I just booked on board last weekend.  $100 OBC for a balcony cabin and reduced $80 deposit per person is what I got.

 

Non-refundable deposit, right?

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If you pick the choose now option can you still change it within 30 days? 

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1 minute ago, molly361 said:

If you pick the choose now option can you still change it within 30 days? 

 

The way I read it, you now have 2 months from the day you leave the ship.

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18 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Non-refundable deposit, right?

You know I never even asked.  I just assumed it would be.

 

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3 minutes ago, molly361 said:

If you pick the choose now option can you still change it within 30 days? 

I was told this weekend that I could change within 30 days.

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4 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

The way I read it, you now have 2 months from the day you leave the ship.

 

3 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:

You know I never even asked.  I just assumed it would be.

 

 

I just checked my invoice.  Yes it is NRD

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The 2 month change thing might take effect for onboard bookings made May 1, 2019 and after.

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With them giving one month to change anyway it seems to be of little value beyond marketing

 

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Essentially the onboard booking won’t work for us since the sailing is not even available yet and it’s 2 years away. 

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2 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

Thanks, I missed that restriction.  Makes the open booking even more useless.

 

Yup, just lost the shine on that new pumpkin.  😮 

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17 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

 

The way I read it, you now have 2 months from the day you leave the ship.

 

We booked a couple of weeks ago onboard, and it was 30 days after your cruise ends.

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14 minutes ago, SRF said:

 

We booked a couple of weeks ago onboard, and it was 30 days after your cruise ends.

The new program was launched in the past couple of days . Bob posted the new flyer in post 2

Edited by Ourusualbeach

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21 hours ago, Florida_cruisers said:

Essentially the onboard booking won’t work for us since the sailing is not even available yet and it’s 2 years away. 

We were on the Navigator the beginning of March.  I was looking to book a B2B in Australia for Feb/March 2021.  The cruise was not out yet, but yet we were able to book it for 2020 (same cruise, different year).  At that time we had 1 month from the day we got off the ship (which I see now has changed to 2 months).  As soon as our cruises came out we were able to switch to the dates we actually wanted.  It was well over a year!!  and had no problems at all!!  Also, we were given a cruise credit from the problems we had on the Navigator (we were on the 1st sailing after drydock) and according to the certificate when I got it, it said that the cruise needed to be taken within 1 year.  I called RCCL and they said no problem, that we could use it for the 2021 cruise, we just needed to have it booked within a year.  

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