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On 1/15/2021 at 12:08 PM, winemaker1 said:

This is the first time I am reading this thread so bear with me. Do I understand this correctly that if I book a B2B I only have to use 60,000 miles to get a double upgrade on both cruises? And, if I book a B2B2B I still only have to use 60,000 miles to get a double upgrade on all the cruises?

If this is true I am upset because I just booked a B2B with my NCL  cruise consultant, used 60,000 miles for an upgrade on the fist leg but paid full B2 fare on the second.

Thanks for any help.

Ok, so I called the rewards desk and said I want to book a b2b2b2b using 60, 000 and be upgraded from inside to balcony. she said I have to use 60,000 points for each segment. I said no, I read on cruise critic that I only needed a total of 60,000 points for all. She put me on the line with a "resolution specialist" who said no, I needed 60,000 points for each segment, and that is that. 

What I am doing wrong?????????????

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27 minutes ago, winemaker1 said:

Ok, so I called the rewards desk and said I want to book a b2b2b2b using 60, 000 and be upgraded from inside to balcony. she said I have to use 60,000 points for each segment. I said no, I read on cruise critic that I only needed a total of 60,000 points for all. She put me on the line with a "resolution specialist" who said no, I needed 60,000 points for each segment, and that is that. 

What I am doing wrong?????????????

I tried to message you but you don't have it turned on. 

Steve

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9 hours ago, winemaker1 said:

Ok, so I called the rewards desk and said I want to book a b2b2b2b using 60, 000 and be upgraded from inside to balcony. she said I have to use 60,000 points for each segment. I said no, I read on cruise critic that I only needed a total of 60,000 points for all. She put me on the line with a "resolution specialist" who said no, I needed 60,000 points for each segment, and that is that. 

What I am doing wrong?????????????

It's critical with the B2B voyage to make sure that you have only 1 reservation number for all voyages and then proceed with the meta upgrade using points. If you have more then 1 reservation number then something is wrong and you shouldn't proceed further with the meta upgrade for multiple voyages.

 

So 1st, I think you need to 1st cancel your world point upgrade and get your 60k in points back.

 

2nd cancel both reservations and get your Cruise Next deposit returned to your account.

 

3rd, rebook the B2B making sure that you have only 1 reservations number and then proceed with the meta upgrade using points.

 

Happy Holidays and Safe travels.

 

I would jump back about 6 pages and start reading from page 192 on for more information.


But this procedure is similar to what I wrote here on page 198:

 

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9 hours ago, WYB! said:

It's critical with the B2B voyage to make sure that you have only 1 reservation number for all voyages and then proceed with the meta upgrade using points. If you have more then 1 reservation number then something is wrong and you shouldn't proceed further with the meta upgrade for multiple voyages.

 

So 1st, I think you need to 1st cancel your world point upgrade and get your 60k in points back.

 

2nd cancel both reservations and get your Cruise Next deposit returned to your account.

 

3rd, rebook the B2B making sure that you have only 1 reservations number and then proceed with the meta upgrade using points.

 

Happy Holidays and Safe travels.

 

I would jump back about 6 pages and start reading from page 192 on for more information.


But this procedure is similar to what I wrote here on page 198:

 

I was attempting to make a new reservation, I called the rewards number and told them I wanted to book a b2b2b2b under one reservation and only use 60,000 reward points for the upgrade for all the voyages, I was told I had to use 60,000 for each segment. Also, what do you mean by a "meta" upgrade?

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To the best of my knowledge, you can't make a reservation by calling the rewards number.

 

Making a reservation for a voyage and using points to upgrade are 2 separate departments that do not interact with each other.

 

Please read my posts from pages 192 and 193 of this post.

 

Safe travels,

 

- WYB

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Ok, I suppose I did it backward, but the reward person still didn't think I could do it. I will call my TC, book the b2b2b in an interior cabin, using cruise credits, 2 for each I hope,  get it done as one reservation and then call the rewards desk and request to upgrade the entire reservation from an interior to a balcony using only 60,000 points???

If I have this wrong I will take more guidance

 

Thanks.

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20 minutes ago, winemaker1 said:

Ok, I suppose I did it backward, but the reward person still didn't think I could do it. I will call my TC, book the b2b2b in an interior cabin, using cruise credits, 2 for each I hope,  get it done as one reservation and then call the rewards desk and request to upgrade the entire reservation from an interior to a balcony using only 60,000 points???

If I have this wrong I will take more guidance

 

Thanks.

You can't do that. You will not be able to use your points to upgrade for 3 cruises.

You will be able to use 1 future cruise certificate.  You are not booking a balcony to be able to use 2, you are booking 1 long cruise in an inside cabin. ( long cruise = b2b2b) with one booking number. If you do any different you wont be able to use points for all 3 cruises.

 If you are a shareholder, you get 1 benefit not 3 because you are on 1 long cruise. Same with the perks, you don't get triple for 3 cruises, you get 1 set of perks.

 Anything you do you need to think of it as one cruise, also don't be surprised that the b2b2b cost more than the 3 individual cruises by a little. Its something the system does every now and then.

 Might not seem right, but subtract the inside cost from what a balcony cost's and see if its worth it. On newer ships with tons of balconies it may not be that much. On older ships it makes a huge difference.

Steve

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Thanks Steve. I will have to sit down with a calculator and clear head and figure it out. I am looking at putting 4 cruises together which are more then 6 months from now. So, if I book them individually I can use two future cruise credits each, get a shareholders benefit for each, I am not too concerned about the perks as long as I get the drink package, but the $50 shore excursion per port can add up when I do NCL excursions. I am going to call my TC and ask her if she can put it together and then compare all costs. I will also figure out if it is worth combining the four into two b2b, but then I will use twice as many points. 

I will need a vacation when I am done. Thanks again.

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5 hours ago, winemaker1 said:

Thanks Steve. I will have to sit down with a calculator and clear head and figure it out. I am looking at putting 4 cruises together which are more then 6 months from now. So, if I book them individually I can use two future cruise credits each, get a shareholders benefit for each, I am not too concerned about the perks as long as I get the drink package, but the $50 shore excursion per port can add up when I do NCL excursions. I am going to call my TC and ask her if she can put it together and then compare all costs. I will also figure out if it is worth combining the four into two b2b, but then I will use twice as many points. 

I will need a vacation when I am done. Thanks again.

Don't forget to price them out as outside cabins as well and then you only need 30,000 for each b2b to get a balcony.

STeve

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