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I saw that Princess has added the option to email all the docs for the OBC instead of just mail/fax. 

My question is, does HAL have their own form like Princess does, and have they added an email option as well?

 

New Princess form attached for reference.

 

 

TIA, Chris

688962538_PrincessShareholderRequestFormFinal.pdf

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No form required for HAL. Just fax, or snail mail, a copy of your proof of ownership (with unrelated info blacked out, but proving you...the person on the reservation..owns the 100 or more shares) to HAL. Fax is 1-206-501-2620. 

 

As of pre-Covid, no email option.

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7 minutes ago, CruiserBruce said:

No form required for HAL. Just fax, or snail mail, a copy of your proof of ownership (with unrelated info blacked out, but proving you...the person on the reservation..owns the 100 or more shares) to HAL. Fax is 1-206-501-2620. 

 

As of pre-Covid, no email option.

 

Thank you for the info, the Princess form does make it easy to fill in the info and submit.

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13 minutes ago, CruiserBruce said:

No form required for HAL. Just fax, or snail mail, a copy of your proof of ownership (with unrelated info blacked out, but proving you...the person on the reservation..owns the 100 or more shares) to HAL. Fax is 1-206-501-2620

 

As of pre-Covid, no email option.

Which I always found incredibly stupid.  There were times I forgot and emailed it to them and they would accept it, sometimes not.  

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23 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

They have been known to accept emails.  I send it to my agent and let her fax it.  Who has a fax machine?

Usually fax machines are part of scanners and printers. It's been that way for us for at least 25 years.

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3 minutes ago, CruiserBruce said:

Usually fax machines are part of scanners and printers. It's been that way for us for at least 25 years.

That would require me to do a technological job for the sole benefit of HAL nahhhh, not happening.  The agent gets a commission for simply being my sister, she can do it. 

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10 hours ago, CruiserBruce said:

Usually fax machines are part of scanners and printers. It's been that way for us for at least 25 years.

No need for a fax machine; simply use one of the free fax services found on the internet.  Works easily and no paper or equipment (beyond the device you use to access CC) required.

 

I do remember the days when HAL did accept emailed requests for the shareholder benefit.  Wish they would again.

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33 minutes ago, Gail & Marty sailing away said:

Maybe the have plains to merge that job for  Princess/Holland 

Would certainly be nice if they did since that is supposed to be part of the reason for their being placed under the "Holland America Group" umbrella.  Seems a fairly simple thing to do.

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I know I'm repeating myself from other threads, but just because one line does something doesn't mean every line under the corporate umbrella is going to follow suit.  They're still separate entities.

 

I've always emailed mine to Carnival.  I've always received the OBC regardless of the type of fare booked.  I have friends who have received theirs while sailing in complimentary cabins. HAL denied my request back on Zuiderdam because I was booked under a discounted casino fare.  I don't expect my B2B "free" sailings in January to happen, so I'm not even going to bother sending in my request because I'm sure they'll deny it.  I could whine about how Carnival allows it on discounted fares so HAL should too!  But their cruise line, their rules.

 

But, yes, emailing it is easy.  But so is faxing using email.  Just block out most of the personal info on the statement and attach the pdf.  Free technology is available.  Prefer to spend a few minutes finding the software I want than printing and mailing something!

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41 minutes ago, NCTribeFan said:

just because one line does something doesn't mean every line under the corporate umbrella is going to follow suit.  They're still separate entities.

I understand what you're saying here and I agree in principle.  I will only say that, in the case mentioned here with Princess and HAL, these 2 lines, Seabourn and P&O Australia were placed in an administrative "group" called "Holland America Group" specifically for the purpose of combining some shore side administrative operations and achieving a synergy or "economy of scale" effect.  It would seem logical to expect the sort of administrative activity like adding shareholder benefits to OBC on cruises on these 4 lines could easily be done and be the sort of thing this synergy is meant to provide.

 

So, I guess I do expect to see something along this line happen.  Maybe not with Carnival Cruise Line, but they are not part of the Holland America Group.  That said, I'm not holding my breath either.  🙃

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12 hours ago, 0bnxshs said:

I do remember the days when HAL did accept emailed requests for the shareholder benefit.  

 

I always e-mail mine in.  And I always get a variation of this reply.   I seem to have a limitless supply of one-time exceptions.   Scott.  


Dear Mr. YXU AC*SE
Thank you for your request to have a shipboard credit applied to reservation [redacted]  based on your status as a CCL stockholder.
Financial compliance laws prohibit us from accepting and transmitting unsecured email of guest financial records. Guest’s personal financial data is subject to risk traveling through internet servers. Please send future proof of eligibility by fax at 206.501.2620 or direct mail to:
Holland America Line
Attn: WCR
450 Third Ave. W.
Seattle, WA  98119
We have made a one-time exception and applied the ship board credit of $250.00 and it will be credited to your onboard account upon embarkation. Please contact your Travel Adviser for additional information.
We look forward to welcoming you onboard in the near future.
Kind Regards,

 

[redacted]
World Cruise Reservations
Holland America Line 
Phone:800-522-3399
Fax #206-270-6080
world_cruise_reservations@hollandamerica.com

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I received a Players Club offer for a free Oceanview 7 day cruise, and we took the offer, but upgraded. DH has shares, and we were going to apply the OBC...but now that I look at the "fine print" he may not qualify.

 

Anyone try to use their shareholder OBC for Players Club?

 

L.

 

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5 hours ago, leerathje said:

I received a Players Club offer for a free Oceanview 7 day cruise, and we took the offer, but upgraded. DH has shares, and we were going to apply the OBC...but now that I look at the "fine print" he may not qualify.

 

Anyone try to use their shareholder OBC for Players Club?

 

L.

 

No, I haven't but my theory in life is send it anyway and see what happens.  It costs nothing to try!

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6 hours ago, leerathje said:

I received a Players Club offer for a free Oceanview 7 day cruise, and we took the offer, but upgraded. DH has shares, and we were going to apply the OBC...but now that I look at the "fine print" he may not qualify.

 

Anyone try to use their shareholder OBC for Players Club?

 

L.

 

 

22 minutes ago, Mary229 said:

No, I haven't but my theory in life is send it anyway and see what happens.  It costs nothing to try!

 

If you have an offer from Players Club with the free or dirt cheap cabin (not the casino discount), the CCL OBC will not be permitted as stated in the terms and conditions.

 

But, by all means, give it a shot and let us know if you succeed 😉 

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8 hours ago, leerathje said:

I received a Players Club offer for a free Oceanview 7 day cruise, and we took the offer, but upgraded. DH has shares, and we were going to apply the OBC...but now that I look at the "fine print" he may not qualify.

 

Anyone try to use their shareholder OBC for Players Club?

 

L.

 

 

As I mentioned earlier, the ONLY time I've ever been denied my CCL S/H OBC was the greatly-reduced casino offer I took on Zuiderdam.  Since I expect my Jan "free" B2Bs to be cancelled, I don't see any point in requesting the OBC.  But maybe I'll send in my statement and see what happens.  But I anticipate it will be rejected.

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