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Old 05-24-2010, 04:00 PM
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WooHoo!

I just sent the "Price Protection Claim Form" in for an "up-deck" and $80 in On Board Credits. They added the Past Guest Rates to my cruise which included "up-decks" to a higher deck for less than what I am booked for. This happened last year too.

Let the OBC's Begin!

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Old 05-25-2010, 07:23 AM
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Congrats, Dwayne!
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Thanks! I didn't get OBC's though. They gave me the $80 as a price reduction. They also didn't do my up-deck as I had requested on the form (which I was instructed to do). So I just finished playing transfer and hold phone ping-pong for 20 minutes. They got 'er done and I didn't raise any cane. The lady I usually speak with wasn't in today so they'd put me on hold while they conversed with someone else. Then they told me the up-decked cabin I asked for wasn't available. I told them it was. So when they checked again it magically was. I was proud of myself for being so patient.

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Old 05-26-2010, 01:57 PM
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And you got the up-deck cabin, so you did really well
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Not as well as last year...yet!

I'm very happy about it though. I went from Riviera to Empress last year with multiple OBC's. If you have an Early Saver booking it definitely pays to watch the rates.

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Dwayne, I am still 11 months out for my next cruise, but I am already watching the rates....just in case. I figure it might be awhile before they make any offers on that cruise...but I will be watching and waiting.
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I just sent another claim in for $40 more.

I had to ponder a bit with that one as I could have instead been up-decked one more deck. I figure I can walk up one deck for $40. If it drops again I will probably take the up-deck if it gets me where I really want to be...Mid-Ship Empress.

They are giving me price reductions because I haven't paid the final payment. When I do and the price drops then the OBC's will kick in.

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sounds like a winning situation to me.
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Old 05-27-2010, 11:29 AM
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A word of caution with using the Early Saver rates though. Last year when I had to cancel my Dream cruise and change it to the Fascination they charged a $50 per person Admin. fee. It worked out fine though as I racked up enough OBC's to far more than recoup it.

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I am a bit confused...is the military discount considered "Available to the general public?" By their rules, the lower advertised fare has to be available to the general public in order to qualify.

Just curious since I am active duty military.

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