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The discount code is V163. It will not work online, you will have to call Amtrak. It is only applicable to "D" Level fares, so once those are sold, the code won't work anymore, even for the live agent. If you call early enough, it works just fine and is a good discount.

 

We are taking Amtrak from Raleigh to Miami in October to cruise on the Pearl.:)

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The discount code is V163. It will not work online, you will have to call Amtrak. It is only applicable to "D" Level fares, so once those are sold, the code won't work anymore, even for the live agent. If you call early enough, it works just fine and is a good discount.

 

We are taking Amtrak from Raleigh to Miami in October to cruise on the Pearl.:)

 

Hi, maconfarm.

Do you know if that code works in any part of the country?

Thanks,

 

DT

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Greetings to all the nearby North Carolinians! :o

 

Clay, with Amtrak there is good news and bad news. The good news is it is really cheap. A coach ticket from Raleigh to Miami roundtrip is $140 per person before any discounts. NCL discount is 20% and if all the "D" seats are gone AAA is about 10%. They also let you have tons of luggage. Two carryons plus a personal item and three more checked bags. All for free. The bad news is that traveling south from Raleigh on Amtrak is slow because they have to share the tracks with the freight trains. Going from Raleigh to Miami, you leave at 9:00 pm from Raleigh and arrive in Miami sometime after 6:00 pm the next day. Because Miami is the end of the line for the train and it can be behind schedule by the time it gets there, I would be concerned about connecting to a flight unless you were planning a stayover, which would probably cancel the savings. We are sailing out of Port of Miami and had planned a one day stayover for safety's sake even if we flew. We were able to get a sleeperette on Amtrak, which counts as first class and comes with free meals and a few other perks, for the same price it would have cost us to fly into Miami International with one checked bag apiece. Since the train leaves in the evening, it won't cost us any additional vacation days. It will take longer, but we thought we would go first class instead of cattle car and consider it part of the adventure. And we get to leave our shoes on and bring all the liquids we want. :D

 

dtracker, I think the code should work anyplace in the country. I originally got it off the NCL website. Here is the info in NCL's own words:

 

Program Name: Norwegian Cruise Line - Amtrak Discount 2009

Fares Code #V163

Discount: 20% DISC OFF 'D' (U) Rail Fare

15% OFF 'D' Sleepers

Valid for Travel Date: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

Valid for Sale Date: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

Program Specifics: 15% to 20% off - Request Fare Code V163

For travel during black out dates, regular Amtrak fares apply.

Black Out Dates:

03/04/09, 02/13/09, 02/16/09, 04/10/09, 04/13/09, 09/04/09,

09/07/09, 11/24-25/09, 11/28-30/09, 12/17-23/09, 12/26-30/09

**3 Day advanced reservation required.

**No discount during blackout dates (use best available fare)

Amtrak's destination

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Greetings to all the nearby North Carolinians! :o

 

Clay, with Amtrak there is good news and bad news. The good news is it is really cheap. A coach ticket from Raleigh to Miami roundtrip is $140 per person before any discounts. NCL discount is 20% and if all the "D" seats are gone AAA is about 10%. They also let you have tons of luggage. Two carryons plus a personal item and three more checked bags. All for free. The bad news is that traveling south from Raleigh on Amtrak is slow because they have to share the tracks with the freight trains. Going from Raleigh to Miami, you leave at 9:00 pm from Raleigh and arrive in Miami sometime after 6:00 pm the next day. Because Miami is the end of the line for the train and it can be behind schedule by the time it gets there, I would be concerned about connecting to a flight unless you were planning a stayover, which would probably cancel the savings. We are sailing out of Port of Miami and had planned a one day stayover for safety's sake even if we flew. We were able to get a sleeperette on Amtrak, which counts as first class and comes with free meals and a few other perks, for the same price it would have cost us to fly into Miami International with one checked bag apiece. Since the train leaves in the evening, it won't cost us any additional vacation days. It will take longer, but we thought we would go first class instead of cattle car and consider it part of the adventure. And we get to leave our shoes on and bring all the liquids we want. :D

 

dtracker, I think the code should work anyplace in the country. I originally got it off the NCL website. Here is the info in NCL's own words:

 

Program Name: Norwegian Cruise Line - Amtrak Discount 2009

Fares Code #V163

Discount: 20% DISC OFF 'D' (U) Rail Fare

15% OFF 'D' Sleepers

Valid for Travel Date: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

Valid for Sale Date: 01/01/2009 - 12/31/2009

Program Specifics: 15% to 20% off - Request Fare Code V163

For travel during black out dates, regular Amtrak fares apply.

Black Out Dates:

03/04/09, 02/13/09, 02/16/09, 04/10/09, 04/13/09, 09/04/09,

09/07/09, 11/24-25/09, 11/28-30/09, 12/17-23/09, 12/26-30/09

**3 Day advanced reservation required.

**No discount during blackout dates (use best available fare)

Amtrak's destination

 

Thank you, maconfarm. I'll check into it.

 

DT

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