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  1. I just put this on a similar post. Is this why they wouldn't let the Alaska switch through? Check this one out, 7 night Alaska July 3rd, 2020 (probably wont sail, I get that) Ovation of the Seas 7D Balcony $1338 total for 2 (west coast resident rate) So my thought, book and pay this now, use the Lift and Switch to move this to 2021 either Ovation or Quantum and save a "boat load"!! 2021 rates, same category, same date $3614 for 2 Save $2300 with Lift and Switch I don't want to book it if they won't allow it, but there nothing in the rules say it can't be moved,
  2. Check this one out, 7 night Alaska July 3rd, 2020 (probably wont sail, I get that) Ovation of the Seas 7D Balcony $1338 total for 2 (west coast resident rate) So my thought, book and pay this now, use the Lift and Switch to move this to 2021 either Ovation or Quantum and save a "boat load"!! 2021 rates, same category, same date $3614 for 2 Save $2300 with Lift and Switch I don't know, is this unethical? 🙄
  3. I Cancelled 3 bookings for my clients on March 13th for a March 15th cruise, Rec the air and taxes and fee's last week, nothing from the planner purchases or the FCC as of yet. This is Celebrity, but I'm sure its the same system. Not sure why some are quicker than others.
  4. I think you are jumping the gun. They just announced it today. Once one cruise line announces it they all seem to follow. If you remember, during the 1st stoppage Carnival was the last to announce their stoppage among all major cruise lines.
  5. I was also told by a Celebrity phone rep in the groups dept that the FCC's needed to be redeemed by 12/31/21 but could be used for sailings in '22 and '23. I asked specifically for her to clarify and she said the could be used for sailings in 2022 and 2023. I'm a T/A with 3 clients bookings that were booked on the Eclipse Chile to San Diego, I canceled them on the 13th and they still have not rec their FCC. There is also verbiage out there that you can book a cruise and no deposit is required until May 31st due to all the FCC's. Not sure how they know if you have an FCC coming.
  6. I don't think that was the policy. if you had refundable air you would get a credit back to you CC but Non-refundable air I think always got a credit from which ever airline you were flying. Actually I dont think it mattered if you book a non-refundable deposit or not, non-refundable air is a credit with the airline whether or not Celebrity canceled or not.
  7. I could show you on all 3 of those quotes that the commission is based off of the "vacation subtotal" minus the NCCF. Which would mean that us travel agents are making commission off taxes if in fact as you say, the tax is rolled into the "cruise" line. I'm going to leave it at that. If you want the proof I can certainly bring it up but i really dont think we need to go there.
  8. You do know that the NCCF is different on all cruises, right? Just because it was $225 for the cruise I brought up doesn't mean it's $225 for your cruise. And travel agents get 16% on RCCL and Celebrity and with most lines not 15%. So if you get 10% obc then that means the T/A gets 6% not a whole lot. And no, taxes are not rolled into the cruise fare price. The taxes are in the taxes and fees line. And yes they are the same for all cabins on that specific sailing.
  9. Not sure where you are going with this. But here are 3 snips from Cruising Power, the T/A's website. Same cruise 3 different cabin types Icon suite, balcony and inside. As you see there is a line item on all 3, NCCF= Non commissionable cruise fare and they are all the same, $225pp. Its obviously not a tax or it would a different number for each cabin price. The TAXES and fee's are on a separate line and again all the same. So at least according to this, there is no mystery tax. And yes I hid the commission.
  10. https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/health/coronavirus/celebrity-cruise-ship-to-dock-in-san-diego-monday/509-206780e8-3001-4a7e-b66d-324e05942a2d
  11. I was told on the phone this morning that cruises will have an option til May 31st, meaning no deposit or FCC is due until then. At least this is with Celebrity
  12. Looks like she is still at sea, no docking yet,
  13. Chris, How are you doing? What will happen to all the crew? Hope all is well.
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