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Hello,  We are new to Regent and have a cruise booked for February 2021 on the Navigator.  It appears to be all inclusive.   However, I did get an onboard credit of about $900.   I would assume that I would use the onboard credit for extra excursions that are not included in the trip.   I know they have a casino and boutique where I should be able to use the credit.   Are there other expenses that I should plan on?

 

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On our recent Regent cruise we had roughly that amount in shipboard credits.  We used them on:  laundry and dry cleaning, excursions, a culinary class (not available on Navigator), spa treatments for my wife, daily newspaper delivered to our cabin, and a few things in the boutique.  

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When you book your excursions, you will also be offered Regent Choice Excursions for an additional fee. You can use your On Board Credit for any of those that you might prefer.  Also, as people have said, laundry, spa services, etc.  We had some OBC left over on our last cruise so my wife bought some ear rings with it in the shop.  

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9 hours ago, tert333 said:

However, I did get an onboard credit of about $900.

 

Lucky you, when we booked last year, as new Regent clients we were offered no OBC and when I asked if there was anything available I was told "we don't give OBC as everything is included so you don't need it" Australia obviously does not count!! We have since booked another cruise for 2021 on Splendor (first is on Explorer in Jan/Feb  2020) and still no offer of OBC!! Continually reading on here about people getting OBC so don't know why we don't get included here in Australia 😪

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20 minutes ago, Qld13 said:

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Lucky you, when we booked last year, as new Regent clients we were offered no OBC and when I asked if there was anything available I was told "we don't give OBC as everything is included so you don't need it" Australia obviously does not count!! We have since booked another cruise for 2021 on Splendor (first is on Explorer in Jan/Feb  2020) and still no offer of OBC!! Continually reading on here about people getting OBC so don't know why we don't get included here in Australia 😪

 

Did you book directly with Regent or use a TA?

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6 hours ago, Silver Sweethearts said:

Did you book directly with Regent or use a TA?

 

Booked Explorer direct with Regent then TA took over booking, by doing this the TA was able to give us $100 each, Splendor booking was with TA as they again gave us $100 each. But nothing direct from Regent.

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40 minutes ago, tert333 said:

Yes, my OBC was through a big box TA that was running a promotion at the time.  There was nothing from the cruiseline directly. Good to know that it may be refundable.

You are absolutely correct using the term "may be".  Just because it appears to be coming only from the TA does not mean it is not a TA/Regent promo where the TA gets some or all of the OBC from Regent.  The OBC has to come 100% from a source other than Regent in order to be 100% refundable.  For instance the American Express Platinum Cruise Privileges OBC is partially or fully funded by Regent and therefore non-refundable.

 

Suggest you contact your TA and ask them if it 100% from them so that it is fully refundable.  Failing to get that information, you should have a card in your Suite when you embark with information on all of your OBC.   You can also check at the front desk and they will know if it is refundable or not.  Have a great cruise.

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We have a $1425 OBC through our TA which is fully refundable.  On a recent Seabourn cruise we had over $1000 obc which was not refundable and caused us to buy a lot of stuff from the overpriced shops which we really didn't have much use for.  Refundable is the best.

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2 minutes ago, jillyf said:

No OBC from our TA but they offer us a return limo from home to the airport worth about $300. 

I’m envious of anyone with a TA who gives a decent OBC. 

OBC is nice but, a check for a percentage of the cruise fare prior to savings is even better as you can then choose how you want to spend the money and not be tempted to spend on board and wait until the end of the cruise to redeem any unspent OBC.

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I have a Regent booking with two different OBCs listed on my booking confirmation.  One is a "Promotional Amenity" and the other is a "Group Amenity."  They both have an asterisk to this comment:  "Promotional and Group amenities, along with complimentary gifts, are non-refundable and non-transferrable."  My TA described the OBCs as coming from her consortium.  So if you are wondering about your OBC being refundable, you might want to look at your booking confirmation and see if it addresses the issue.

--Karen

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5 hours ago, doowopbob said:

We have a $1425 OBC through our TA which is fully refundable.  On a recent Seabourn cruise we had over $1000 obc which was not refundable and caused us to buy a lot of stuff from the overpriced shops which we really didn't have much use for.  Refundable is the best.

Let me know the next cruise you go on and you can purchase wine for  us - that way it will be useful!!!!

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On 12/21/2019 at 5:45 AM, ClefsDor said:

No Australian based TA's give OBC. You need to book with a USA based TA to get any OBC.

How does one book with an agent in the US? Thought there were country restrictions like having a local address.

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On 12/19/2019 at 11:22 AM, tert333 said:

Hello,  We are new to Regent and have a cruise booked for February 2021 on the Navigator.  It appears to be all inclusive.   However, I did get an onboard credit of about $900.   I would assume that I would use the onboard credit for extra excursions that are not included in the trip.   I know they have a casino and boutique where I should be able to use the credit.   Are there other expenses that I should plan on?

 

Thanks

 

 

Welcome to the Regent board!  Just popping in because posters on this thread seem to not be aware that things have changed.  There was a notice on Explorer earlier this month explaining how onboard credits can be used in the casino.  There are fees involved (do not recall the amount).  So, you will have that option.  

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