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-   -   Policy Change for Deposits? (http://www.cruisereviews.com/forum/royal-caribbean-cruise-line/5655-policy-change-deposits.html)

johnboy 09-24-2010 03:55 PM

I just booked a 9nt cruise with my TA today and was told that there is a new RCI deposit policy for Suites which now requires twice the amount as previously needed. We booked a GS and instead of a $500 deposit, I had to pay $1,000. Looks like RCI will be getting the benefit of a lot more interest-free cash flow - I don't sail until Oct, 2011!

Has anyone else heard about this?

Dave 09-24-2010 04:18 PM

It has been like that for a while now. I can actually understand the logic with it, since they do have a small inventory of suites and they want more of a financial commitment for people to book them. Frankly, I will not be surprised if the cruise lines eventually go to different deposit amounts for other categories too.

Sonny V 09-24-2010 10:41 PM

I just booked a JS and the deposit was the same as a balcony cabin. The difference must be for a GS or higher. I figure the more the down payment is, the less the final payment will be.

Sonny

Dave 09-25-2010 11:47 AM

Yes, it is for GS and above. They implemented it on December 7, 2009.

johnboy 09-26-2010 04:37 AM

Thanks, Dave. My last cruise was a JS in Jan 2010 and did not require additional deposit, same as Sonny's recent booking, so GS and up seems right.

BTW Sonny, I notice that you have an upcoming B2B2B on Navigator. How sweet!!!

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