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I have two bookings aboard the Koningsdam for Alaska in June.  Today I received emails for both bookings announcing that the final payment date had changed from 90 days to 60 days before sailing.

 

Just curious if anyone else had received these emails?

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1 hour ago, fsdj1097 said:

I have two bookings aboard the Koningsdam for Alaska in June.  Today I received emails for both bookings announcing that the final payment date had changed from 90 days to 60 days before sailing.

 

Just curious if anyone else had received these emails?

 

Sorry I have no answer as to why they would do this, but wanted to add that your question seemed like deja vu for me because I had just read this post below by ZoeyVictoria over on the Princess board LOL 😄

 

"I received an email from Princess advising that my final payment date for a May 22, 2021 sailing has been changed from ninety days to sixty days prior to sailing". 

 

So it looks like someone did get the same email but from another line!

 

 

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You may recall, that last year, HAL changed final payment dates to 60 days for pretty much all itins, and was extended for voyages departing up to 30 April 2021.   Attached is the trade notice for that from last year. I've checked just now and haven't seen any updates to trade yet, but I expect they are coming, especially if pax are already receiving comms about the extensions.   Scott. 

 

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I also received the notice from Princess concerning a May 15 sail date to Alaska. Because most of the costs had been paid with cancelled cruises we only owed a little over $200 so I paid it for the extra credit when the cruise is officially cancelled.

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 Certain future cruisers as cranky because they feel some Cruise lines are still taking $Deposit$ money for 2021 cruises the Company isn’t even advertising anymore. My HAL rep told me in a Feb 4th ?? Phone conversation that my Fall 2021 ALASKA cruises are NOT sailing. 

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I am sure my May 30th cruise out of Vancouver is toast, even if they get Canada to lift the ban, it probably wouldn't happen till August.  

 

The question I have, is last year when they cancelled I was fully paid and took the 125% FCC.  Their policy is below, will I get a bigger FCC if I am paid or not paid in full???  What do they define as deposit?  I paid a $350 deposit to book, so would I only get a $700 FCC?  My cruise total paid would be $5,200 minus port fees and taxes the fare is about $4,500, which if they do the 125% again would be about $1,100.  Did they move the date so they could cancel before I paid and give me less money???

 

What are your thoughts?

 

Guests Automatically Receive Bonus Future Cruise Credit
Cruises impacted automatically will be canceled, and no action is needed when opting for the Future Cruise Credit. All guests will receive an FCC per person as follows:

  • Paid in Full: Those who have paid in full will receive 125% FCC of the base cruise fare paid to Holland America Line.

 

  • Not Paid in Full: Those with bookings not paid in full will receive an FCC of double the amount of their deposit. The minimum FCC is $100 and the maximum will be an amount up to the base cruise fare paid.
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7 hours ago, KAKcruiser said:

They changed the payment date to 60 days but did not change the loss of deposit date which is still at 90 days.

 

Exactly and that is the key thing to remember

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7 hours ago, KAKcruiser said:

They changed the payment date to 60 days but did not change the loss of deposit date which is still at 90 days.

Which makes the whole change useless IMO.

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20 hours ago, fsdj1097 said:

I have two bookings aboard the Koningsdam for Alaska in June.  Today I received emails for both bookings announcing that the final payment date had changed from 90 days to 60 days before sailing.

 

Just curious if anyone else had received these emails?

We received the same thing for our May 29 sailing on Koningsdam.  But the losses if WE cancel dates did not change.

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Be aware that RCCL, Princess and Celebrity just announced that final payment due date for Alaskan cruises, 2021, is now 45 days from sailing. Would expect HAL to do the same immediately.

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