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Some people have purchased 1000 shares of Royal Caribbean which gives you an OBC. The actual dollar amount depends on the length of the cruise....7 nights $100 for example. One can no longer combine RCCL OBC's. But you can combine an RCCL OBC with one offered by someone else.100 Shares not 1000.
Sometimes, the travel agency gives OBC's, for purchasing a particular cruise at a particular time. Our latest one is for $250 per cruise, with $100 off the price of each cruise if one books back-to-back. We did, and we get another $100 for each cruise from our shares in RCCL.
So: we got a back-to-back cruise with a verandah stateroom for the price of an oceanview, with $100 off of each cruise followed by a total of $350 ($250 +$100) OBC for each cruise. This was just too good to pass up
P.S. This is an online agency which we found from these boards, not the one that is local which we have used for years....from them, I once got a $25 OBC for my birthday on board.
Other posters may have more information.
100 Shares not 1000.You are absolutely right! I stand corrected. Thanks.
We use an online TA that also has a real brick and mortar place in one of the western states with 2 words. We have used them for over 12 years. They used to rebate their entire commission minus a $50 admin fee pp. Since RCL and X no longer allow agents to do this, she gives us the equivalent in OBC. We are booked on Connie for the 7/9/11 Norway/Artic circle cruise in a C3 cabin (concierge) and she gave us $600 OBC for us which is about a 10% discount off the fare per person and we also got $100 from X for initially the cruise while onbaord the Infinity last Feb.Can you give more hints as to the TA? Sounds like it's worth looking in to yours.
We swear by our rep and would never leave her.
We usually get a nice OBC (10%?) from our TA, but it depends on the cost of the cruise as to how much. Our previous brick and mortar TA said that she just could not do any rebate....so, after 20 years with her I decided to cut ties. (maybe sometime I did get a bottle of wine, but now always). Our new TA is also one that advertises on line and I know many here on CC use her.
We also get the $250 from RCCL stock, and also from our AMEX points cashed in.
OBC's are nice! It all adds up.
You just need to keep searching for the agency that offers onboard creditWe met a TA in the CL on one of our cruises. I tend to make the booking with the cruise line and then when it all looks right, I transfer it to him. He gives me OBC out of his commission. I once had a $500 OBC direct from Royal, but my medical bills were a lot higher than that.