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I briefly thought about taking this offer for our August cruise on the Zaandam.  It is currently booked with the have it all promotion.  The extra onboard credit would have little value as everything is covered, even WiFi.  So we are going to pass.

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We have already booked part of the  cruise we want (the TA with the Have It All promo), and I think we will apply our FCC (if it ever comes through!!) to that.  The earlier segment in the Med, I think we will book without the promo (restricted fare) and perhaps pay the whole thing up front to get the 10% off as well as some OBC, as with the restricted fare, you have to buy the insurance at the same time anyway.  We will have to see if our PCC can get us the same room for both segments.  We have never had a problem moving, but it will be the day in Barcelona, and we would have to try to get it all done before breakfast!

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8 hours ago, Sea42 said:

In the Terms and Conditions link from the website it states voyage 14 day + are excluded

 

For the record, the booking associated w/ the offer e-mail from which I cut and paste the Ts+Cs)  is a 14-day Oct 2021 TA. HAL's consistent inconsistency is showing through. 🙂   As attractive as this offer is, I'm disinclined to advance CCL any more money.  Scott.    

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14 hours ago, kazu said:

 

We haven’t received the offer.  I’m wondering if it’s because our booking is in Canadian dollars?

 

 

Jacqui I received the offer yesterday and I have 2 bookings all in Cdn funds.  They are B2B so just waiting to see if I can apply it to both......

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14 hours ago, FlorenceItaly said:

There isn't.  It is all very mysterious.  I have talked to the PCC department on Sept. 21, 24, and yesterday.  I spoke to 3 different PCC's.   I sent a detailed email to Risa with names/times/conversations on September 28 as I was told she would be back this day.  No response.  When I called yesterday they said she will be back Oct. 12.  I did say to them if for some reason she is no longer working there feel free to reassign reservation to a different PCC.  As I say, it is all very mysterious, lol.  So, finally yesterday it was sent to a "supervisor" to see if they would approve assigning from direct to PCC department.  I know I leave some $$ on the table not using a TA, but, I've not had good experience with TA's.  

 

With everything you're going through here with HAL, are you sure you do not want to give a chance to a brick-and-mortar travel agency (not a big box) with more than one first-class travel professional?

 

deedeegroff@gmail.com

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7 hours ago, xjust4fun said:

Jacqui I received the offer yesterday and I have 2 bookings all in Cdn funds.  They are B2B so just waiting to see if I can apply it to both......

 

Thanks.  

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7 hours ago, kazu said:

 

Thanks.  

 

7 hours ago, kazu said:

 

Thanks.  

FYI The OBC were added to both bookings, the deposit was made in Cdn. Funds as per my booking.... Finally we got a deal.... US OBC

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9 minutes ago, FlorenceItaly said:

Diane - I am SO glad for you!!! Woo-HOO!

Hey Marie,  Yeppers happy camper..... considering we never had to pay any deposit for the cruises our FCD’s covered the deposit, now we have additional OBC.  Hugs to you and Steve...

 

Diane

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  • 3 weeks later...

I found this thread yesterday just after finishing booking my Jan 2022 Eastern Caribbean cruise.  Even though we have the HIA promo, I felt the $750 installment to get $250 OBC was worth it for  us.  If my husband can use it in the casino, even better, but we can spend it on HMC and in the shops anyway.  With interest rates the way they are right now, this is a good return on my investment, lol!

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On 10/7/2020 at 9:37 AM, FlorenceItaly said:

I do not believe I have seen an offer like this Pre-Covid.

And what does that tell you.  I just hope those of you taking them up on this  offer don’t get burned.  Why would a company pay 33% interest on a prepayment.....

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41 minutes ago, KirkNC said:

And what does that tell you.  I just hope those of you taking them up on this  offer don’t get burned.  Why would a company pay 33% interest on a prepayment.....

Actually for Canadians it turns out to be 45% return, we pay $750 CDN and get back $250.00USD OBC.  I did for one of my upcoming cruises, didn't work for the other cruise as it is too long.  My cruises are in 2022.  I think by February 2021 things are going to really be looking up.  My doctor is preparing to receive the vaccine in January 2021 first off is high risk individuals and healthcare workers.  My doctor herself has an Africa trip planned in June 2021.

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adding USD beside the $250.00
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46 minutes ago, KirkNC said:

And what does that tell you.  I just hope those of you taking them up on this  offer don’t get burned.  Why would a company pay 33% interest on a prepayment.....

I did not proceed forward with the offer.  I may or may not regret it, but, this is what I am most comfortable with at this time.

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59 minutes ago, KirkNC said:

And what does that tell you.  I just hope those of you taking them up on this  offer don’t get burned.  Why would a company pay 33% interest on a prepayment.....

 

18 minutes ago, Lido deck main said:

Actually for Canadians it turns out to be 45% return, we pay $750 CDN and get back $250.00USD OBC.  I did for one of my upcoming cruises, didn't work for the other cruise as it is too long.  My cruises are in 2022.  I think by February 2021 things are going to really be looking up.  My doctor is preparing to receive the vaccine in January 2021 first off is high risk individuals and healthcare workers.  My doctor herself has an Africa trip planned in June 2021.

 

Mary is right.  It’s a huge return for we Canadians.  We are only required to pay $750 in Canadian and get $250 OBC in U.S. $.

I think our cruise is far enough away to be safe.  I weighed the risk versus reward and decided that the reward was well worth the risk.

I actually discussed it with my TA who is very knowledgeable IMO and she is doing the same thing.

 

If cruises don’t go at all, then I have a lot more to lose than $750 to lose since I have an FCC being applied to my cruise.  🙂 

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If someone has mentioned this, I apologize for repeating.

 

We have a cruise booked March 14-21, 2021.  Our TA called HAL last week and was told this offer was only for cruises April 1, 2021 - April 2022.  😬  Sometimes it seems we get conflicting information................

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Terms & Conditions:

*The Pay Early Incentive offer (“Offer”) is based on a promo code (DH) and is only valid on select (indicated) sailings booked by calling 1-(877)-724-5425 no later than October 31, 2020 (“Eligible Cruise(s)”). Cruises booked: (i) in which the guest does not call to request the Offer using the promo code; (ii) after October 31. Offer valid on Holiday 2020 and later voyages. Excludes voyages 21+ days, Grand World voyages, complimentary or free rooms offered by HAL casino. Other restrictions and exclusions apply. Offer and its terms subject to change. The Offer consists of three separate offers (each a “Separate Offer”) as set forth below. There is a limit of one (1) Separate Offer per booking and one item per Separate Offer (i.e. each booking may only take advantage of one Separate Offer and, if applicable, in such Separate Offer, only one offer item). Separate Offers are not combinable and once a Separate Offer is selected/applied, such elections are final and guests cannot change to redeem a different Separate Offer. If a booking becomes eligible for more than one Separate Offer, the Separate Offer shall be determined by the first Separate Offer it became available for. For onboard spending credits, the following terms apply: Onboard spending credits are in USD and are not refundable or transferable and have no cash value. Onboard spending credits expires at the end of the booked Eligible Cruise, and may not be used in the casino or on gratuities or other specified fees or items.

Pay Early Installment Separate Offer: Guests that pay a $250, $500, or $750 early installment by October 31, 2020 on an Eligible Cruise will receive an onboard spending credit for the Eligible Cruise as follows: payment of $250 installment eligible for US$50 onboard spending credit, payment of $500 installment eligible for US$125 onboard spending credit, and payment of $750 installment eligible for US$250 onboard spending credit. Maximum onboard credit US$250; no incremental or additional on-board credits shall be awarded. Installment payment must be applied to cruise fare balance to be eligible for the Offer. Limit of one onboard credit per booking, regardless of how many installment payments and/or the value of each that are made. Guests using a Future Cruise Credit are eligible for the Installment payment option, as long as the booking remaining balance due (after FCC) is equal to or greater than the installment payment being made.

EZPay Separate Offer: Guests that sign up for the EZPay payment plan by October 31, 2020 for the Eligible Cruise will receive a US$250 onboard credit. In order to sign up for EZPay, guest must call 1-(877)-724-5425 and sign up for EZPay after making the booking deposit. Deposit is required to sign up for EZPay. Guests using a Future Cruise Credit are ineligible for this Offer.

10% Discount Separate Offer: Guests must pay in full by October 31, 2020 for Eligible Cruise to receive a 10% discount (which will only apply to the gross cruise-only base fare and does not apply to taxes, expenses, or port fees) and an $250 onboard spending credit. Full payment means full balance of the booking (including, without limitation, any air, excursions, transfers, or hotels). Guests using a Future Cruise Credit are ineligible for this Offer. Offer is subject to availability, and may be capacity controlled and may be modified or withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Discount is not valid on any optional packages including but not limited to: air, private car transfers, or pre/post packages. Ships’ registry: The Netherlands.

Future Cruise Credit cannot be combined with the above offers.

Exclusions: Discount codes ’CH’ and ‘BG’ are excluded from this promo.

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