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Can a Casino cruise certificate's trade in value ($550) be used to pay for port fees?

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land casino gave me a free cruise certificate.

it has a trade-in value of $550 per cabin for cruises not on the list, even if going solo. (ive used it as a solo cruiser earlier this year and got the full $550 as partial payment for the $800 fare + port fees.)

 

some of the cruises im looking at should cost less than $550 solo. (last minute no promo deals)

Has anyone used the trade-in value of a certificate to pay the cheap cruise fare AND some/all of the port fee/taxes?

 

i dont want to call CAS because i dont trust their answers for what-if situations.

the only way to know for sure is to do an actual booking and see what the computer computer does, which i cant do yet because the price hasnt dropped far enough to  my price point.

 

hence, why im asking to see if anyone has successfully done this before.

 

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The certificate covers your cruise fare. You are responsible for the port taxes and the admin fee. 

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1 hour ago, BirdTravels said:

The certificate covers your cruise fare. You are responsible for the port taxes and the admin fee. 

Statement is correct.  I have also found CAS to be slightly more informative and helpful than the standard NCL reps.

 

No matter the discount, upgrades you request, etc, you will always be responsible for port fees, taxes and the admin fee.  

 

My statement is based upon experience since most of my cruises have been using land based casino certificates.  I rarely pay full price for a cruise.

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57 minutes ago, imacruiser99 said:

No matter the discount, upgrades you request, etc, you will always be responsible for port fees, taxes and the admin fee.  

 

My statement is based upon experience since most of my cruises have been using land based casino certificates.  I rarely pay full price for a cruise.

 

no on the admin fee if i use the certificate for the $550 trade-in value.

i book a regular sail away room. there's no $20/day admin fee if not booking a cruise listed on the certificate. 

then just apply the $550.

(from personal experience from a cruise earlier this year since the $550 credit took me below the $20/day admin fee.)

 

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If someone on an Internet forum says that "Yes, it can be done" are you willing to argue the point with NCL if they state differently and to what degree?

 

I'm wondering how much weight is given to "But the people on Cruise Critic said I could..."

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5 minutes ago, SeaShark said:

If someone on an Internet forum says that "Yes, it can be done" are you willing to argue the point with NCL if they state differently and to what degree?

 

I'm wondering how much weight is given to "But the people on Cruise Critic said I could..."


i was asking people who have gone thru this process and asked about their experience.

 

reading comprehension for the win?

 

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7 minutes ago, fstuff1 said:


i was asking people who have gone thru this process and asked about their experience.

 

reading comprehension for the win?

 

 

Restating the premise doesn't address the issue. Besides, it was rather obvious and the restatement is completely unnecessary.

 

Someone could state that they went through the process. How could you possibly know whether they are being truthful or pulling your leg?

 

The person could also state that they were successful. Again, how could you possibly know whether they are being truthful or once again pulling your leg?

 

Even IF they were truthful and successful, what guarantee do you have that NCL hasn't changed the policy (and we all know that policies do change) since that person's experience?

 

And after all that, how much ammo is this claim in an argument with an NCL rep? Do you really think they'll change their mind based on "But a guy on Cruise Critic said so"?

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7 minutes ago, SeaShark said:

 

Restating the premise doesn't address the issue. Besides, it was rather obvious and the restatement is completely unnecessary.

 

Someone could state that they went through the process. How could you possibly know whether they are being truthful or pulling your leg?

 

The person could also state that they were successful. Again, how could you possibly know whether they are being truthful or once again pulling your leg?

 

Even IF they were truthful and successful, what guarantee do you have that NCL hasn't changed the policy (and we all know that policies do change) since that person's experience?

 

And after all that, how much ammo is this claim in an argument with an NCL rep? Do you really think they'll change their mind based on "But a guy on Cruise Critic said so"?

 

paranoid much?

 

in the 4 yrs ive been in this forum, i've yet to encounter  someone lying to one of my threads.

 

also, Strawman much?

who said i was going to argue to the ncl rep that someone on cruise critic said otherwise?

worst case scenario, i was going to come back to cc and quote that person and say s/he was wrong based on my  personal experience.

 

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1 minute ago, fstuff1 said:

 

paranoid much?

 

in the 4 yrs ive been in this forum, i've yet to encounter  someone lying to one of my threads.

 

also, Strawman much?

who said i was going to argue to the ncl rep that someone on cruise critic said otherwise?

worst case scenario, i was going to come back to cc and quote that person and say s/he was wrong based on my  personal experience.

 

 

Well...you wouldn't know one way or the other as you have no insight into the experiences of others....like everyone else.

 

Of course you are going to argue with the NCL rep (and I was the one who said it. How did you miss that?)...else you wouldn't ask the question before talking with them. If you simply want to argue with other CC members as you claim (and you wonder why someone would not be truthful with you) then you could ask NCL before asking here.

 

FWIW...you haven't stated a position, thus there is nothing to agree or disagree with. I only question the usefulness of your approach, not the content of your unstated position. You really don't have a clear understanding of the fallacy you reference.

 

Like the fallacy of saying "in the 4 years I've been in this forum" when it is obviously more than 5 years...the numbers do not lie.

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