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I have been searching on both CC's and RC'S website and can't, for the life of me, find where the various balcony/suite discounts are listed. Also, we will move up a level on our next cruise.  Has anyone had any success with Nextcruise applying the new status to an onboard booking even though the points don't officially get added until after the cruise is completed.

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2 minutes ago, awestover89 said:

The next cruise desk/loyalty ambassador should be able to give you the discount when booking on board if the current cruise will cause you to hit the new status

Very unlikely, though they may annotate the booking to have it repriced once the points (and C&A level change) do post.

Edited by Biker19

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Balcony discounts:

 

Platinum Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
$ 50 * for sailings of 3-5 nights
$100* for sailings of 6-9 nights
$200* for sailings of 10+ nights

 

Emerald Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
$ 75 * for sailings of 3-5 nights
$125* for sailings of 6-9 nights
$225* for sailings of 10+ nights

 

Diamond Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
$125* for sailings of 3-5 nights
$225* for sailings of 6-9 nights
$325* for sailings of 10+ nights

 

Diamond Plus Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
$150* for sailings of 3-5 nights
$250* for sailings of 6-9 nights
$350* for sailings of 10+ nights

 

Pinnacle Club Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
$175* for sailings of 3-5 nights
$275* for sailings of 6-9 nights
$375* for sailings of 10+ nights

 

*When booking less than 6 months from sailing date subtract $25 from the dollar amount.

 

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17 minutes ago, Ourusualbeach said:

The cruises that we booked on-board the cruise that we turned Diamond were priced with the diamond discount. 

We turned diamond on the Mariner cruise last week-end. But we had already booked the Symphony 11/2 sailing last Oct so I guess we get nothing since did not book onboard. Oh well.....

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1 minute ago, vettprincess said:

We turned diamond on the Mariner cruise last week-end. But we had already booked the Symphony 11/2 sailing last Oct so I guess we get nothing since did not book onboard. Oh well.....

 

You are probably better off without the D discount as the price of your cruise may have gone up significantly since you booked.  When they apply the D discount, the cruise is repriced.

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1 minute ago, Host Clarea said:

 

You are probably better off without the D discount as the price of your cruise may have gone up significantly since you booked.  When they apply the D discount, the cruise is repriced.

Yes, I do know that. Doubled and more but just thought I would say something. 

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5 minutes ago, vettprincess said:

We turned diamond on the Mariner cruise last week-end. But we had already booked the Symphony 11/2 sailing last Oct so I guess we get nothing since did not book onboard. Oh well.....

It worth checking your prices.  If they are the same then you can call and rebook. 

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1 minute ago, Ourusualbeach said:

It worth checking your prices.  If they are the same then you can call and rebook. 

Doubled!!!!!!!

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Just now, vettprincess said:

Doubled!!!!!!!

 

That's what I was afraid of.

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1 minute ago, Ourusualbeach said:

Ouch.  Balcony discount on your next cruise.

Yes, for sure. But on the Queen Mary 2 in June-does not apply!!!!!Thanks all for your posts. Actually daughter turned diamond on the Mariner-I will turn Diamond on the Symphony 11/2. Yea....

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5 minutes ago, Tree_skier said:


Thank you all for your help.  I'll try and get it once onboard.

Never hurts to ask. 

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59 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

 

You are probably better off without the D discount as the price of your cruise may have gone up significantly since you booked.  When they apply the D discount, the cruise is repriced.

When I booked a future cruise via RCL rep. I mentioned to her that I would be turning D+ in between,  She told me to simply call and they would adjust the level of the balcony discount without re-pricing the entire cruise.

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2 minutes ago, nelblu said:

When I booked a future cruise via RCL rep. I mentioned to her that I would be turning D+ in between,  She told me to simply call and they would adjust the level of the balcony discount without re-pricing the entire cruise.

That stopped a few years ago.  

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Are suits included for this discount, or is it only standard balcony rooms.

 

 

Thanks, John

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20 minutes ago, JBC11 said:

Are suits included for this discount, or is it only standard balcony rooms.

 

 

Thanks, John

Yes suites are included

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1 hour ago, molly361 said:

Yes suites are included

Many thanks, for the reply, very helpful.

 

John  😀🤗

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How about a little exercise to see the value of CAS balcony discounts.

 

I'm D+, so from Bob's post:

 

  • Diamond Plus Balcony Discount When Booking More than 6 Months from Sailing Date:
  • $150* for sailings of 3-5 nights
  • $250* for sailings of 6-9 nights
  • $350* for sailings of 10+ nights
  • *When booking less than 6 months from sailing date subtract $25 from the dollar amount.

 

I went to the Royal website and priced 3 random sailings, all over 90 days out, one under 6 months, two over 6 months, price for two guests.

 

First we have Navigator Oct. 4, 2019.

 

No CAS applied, straight off the website:

 

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With my CAS D+ # applied

 

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A savings of $25 per person for balcony cabin ($50 total).  No savings on suites.

 

Next we have Mariner May 4, 2020.

 

No CAS applied, straight off the website:

 

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With my CAS D+ # applied:

 

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A savings of $19 per person for balcony cabin ($38 total).  No savings on suites.

 

Lastly we have Harmony on May 3, 2020.

 

No CAS applied, straight off the website:

 

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With my CAS D+ # applied:

 

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A savings of $56 per person for balcony cabin ($112 total).  No savings on suites.

 

Wait, what about the $250 discount I should get?

 

Maybe there were GTY rates or something else in play.  So let's price a specific category and get into details.

 

Sticking with Harmony almost a year away.  I picked a 2J Central Park balcony. 

 

No CAS balcony discount:

 

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With CAS D+ # applied;

 

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A savings of $150 per cabin.

 

Note the No CAS rate includes a $100 Flash sale discount absent in the CAS pricing.  It's not combinable with the current promo.

 

I also tried an ocean view balcony and got the same $150 discount. 

 

How about a suite?

 

No CAS balcony discount:

 

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With CAS D+ # applied:

 

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Hmmm.  No change.

 

I used to get a CAS discount on suites, not seeing it now.   Maybe the "Flash" sale discount of $300 exceeds the $250 CAS discount so it appears there is no benefit of CAS balcony discount in this case of suites (not combinable).

 

Summary:

 

3 Night saving $50 under 6 months compared to $125 stated above

3 Night saving $38 over 6 months compared to $150 stated above

7 Night savings of $112 over 6 months compared to $225 stated above (involved GTY rates)

7 Night savings of $250 over 6 months compared to $250 stated above (removing GTY rates)

7 Night suites savings of $0

 

In summary it all depends what current discounts are combinable with CAS balcony discounts and which are not.  In the case of the 3 night sailing the discounts everyone gets reduce the CAS balcony discounts by quite a bit but you do get some sort of discount, not just the full CAS balcony discount. 

 

Do not assume it's a straight discount off any rate you see.  It all depends.

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I believe the reason you see "no savings on suites" is because the price displayed is for the lowest cost suite, which is a Panoramic OV, no balcony.  If you click through the suite section until you select a JS, you should see a price difference due to the balcony discount.

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6 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

I believe the reason you see "no savings on suites" is because the price displayed is for the lowest cost suite, which is a Panoramic OV, no balcony.  If you click through the suite section until you select a JS, you should see a price difference due to the balcony discount.

 

I priced a GS on deck 9 for both (Harmony 5/3/20).  

Edited by twangster

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8 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

I believe the reason you see "no savings on suites" is because the price displayed is for the lowest cost suite, which is a Panoramic OV, no balcony.  If you click through the suite section until you select a JS, you should see a price difference due to the balcony discount.

Just tried this on a January 2021 Harmony JS, and the "flash sale" $300 stays in the booking regardless of whether I put my C&A # in. Apparently the website is pricing for the lowest cost option between the sale incentive and the C&A discount.

Edited by orville99

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In my example on Mariner 5/4/2020 the $150 CAS balcony discount is the same as the current flash sale for a Junior Suite which isn't combinable so net difference is zero.

 

No CAS applied:

 

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CAS applied:

 

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Edited by twangster

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