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We are planning a cruise for the summer of 2020. I found the perfect itinerary with Royal Caribbean. However the deposit they are asking for is non-refundable, and more than we can afford to lose if things don’t work out. It is highly likely we will go on this cruise, but I can’t access pricing or schedules for airfare or hotels this far in advance. RCI seems to be having a sale right now. Do they offer refundable deposits on non-sale fares? If they do, and I book at the higher price, will I be able to take advantage of upcoming sales or price drops? 

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If you will be making a booking under US/Canadian rules, then all sailings have refundable deposit bookings on categories up through Junior Suites.  Grand Suites and better are all non-refundable bookings now.

 

Either way, refundable or non-refundable deposit, you can still get price drops on US/Canadian bookings until final payment date.

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You have to go all the way thru the booking process and enter all passengers names, then on the next screen it will show you the refundable amount

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43 minutes ago, molly361 said:

You have to go all the way thru the booking process and enter all passengers names, then on the next screen it will show you the refundable amount

Thank you! I went ahead and booked.

 

For other cruisers with the same question: after entering passenger information I was given options: pre-paid gratuities, dining time and refundable deposit. Choosing refundable deposit added $153 to the overall cost. Well worth it this far out!

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You only lose $100 per person, not the entire deposit.

 

The remainder of the deposit is "refunded" as a Future Cruise Credit, that can be used to pay for any cruise within 1 year of your cancelling the other cruise.

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If you will be making a booking under US/Canadian rules, then all sailings have refundable deposit bookings on categories up through Junior Suites.  Grand Suites and better are all non-refundable bookings now.

 

Either way, refundable or non-refundable deposit, you can still get price drops on US/Canadian bookings until final payment date.

I have my first RC cruise booked I booked online myself how do you get the price drops?

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I have my first RC cruise booked I booked online myself how do you get the price drops?

 

Call RC customer service.

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I have my first RC cruise booked I booked online myself how do you get the price drops?

Have to watch for the drops yourself. Then call Royal directly to recieve drop

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