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We are UK resident new-to-Seabourn cruisers off to the Norwegian Fjords in the summer. Have read with interest the posts on referral coupons on this site and think I almost understand the system. So, does anyone have a coupon which we could use/share? Would at least help those of us who have to otherwise use the puny £ sterling!

 

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I am thinking of a Seabourn cruise later this year and I have heard of these referral coupons. Are they easy to get hold of? And how do I go about it. I believe that you can get some on board credit if you are referred by a previous Seabourn cruiser. Are they literally paper vouchers printed off an e-mail for example?

 

I would be grateful for any pointers.

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The referral works like this... A past passenger refers a new couple by extending to them a referral coupon. After final payment is made by the new passenger, each guest receives $400 shipboard credit for the next cruise. Hope this explains the concept..

 

Host Dan

 

PS No, I don't have any more coupons, and come to think of it, I haven't been mailed any for quite a while..

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We are UK resident new-to-Seabourn cruisers off to the Norwegian Fjords in the summer. Have read with interest the posts on referral coupons on this site and think I almost understand the system. So, does anyone have a coupon which we could use/share? Would at least help those of us who have to otherwise use the puny £ sterling!

 

Tucruisers

 

A referral coupon, when submitted to your TA upon final payment, will give you and the party referring you, a $400 onboard credit.

 

If you send (answer me below) your email address, just replace the "@" with "at" I will send you a referral coupon.

 

T&T

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The referral works like this... A past passenger refers a new couple by extending to them a referral coupon. After final payment is made by the new passenger, each guest receives $400 shipboard credit for the next cruise. Hope this explains the concept..

 

Host Dan

 

PS No, I don't have any more coupons, and come to think of it, I haven't been mailed any for quite a while..

 

Thank you for that explanation. Can they be sent as an attachment to an e-mail or do they have to be original coupons?

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A referral coupon, when submitted to your TA upon final payment, will give you and the party referring you, a $400 onboard credit.

 

If you send (answer me below) your email address, just replace the "@" with "at" I will send you a referral coupon.

 

T&T

 

My email address is paul dot noon at prospect dot org dot uk. Many thanks in advance and best wishes.

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Thank you for that explanation. Can they be sent as an attachment to an e-mail or do they have to be original coupons?

 

The original coupon. So you would (for once) have to use the old fashioned mail! It's still possible!

Marja

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The original coupon. So you would (for once) have to use the old fashioned mail! It's still possible!

Marja

 

Thank you, Marja. If I am able to go ahead with my plan to try a Seabourn cruise I will have to plead for a coupon in good time before final payment then. Meanwhile I am off on Regent Voyager around Norway at the end of June.

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I was on the Voyager over Christmas and had a delightful time. Many similarities to Seabourn and a nicer suite configuration. You will have a delightful time, I am sure.

 

But Seabourn is more personal and these days, often a better deal. I see Seabourn will be sailing more often from Dover, so that will be convenient.

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I was on the Voyager over Christmas and had a delightful time.

 

Yes. I read and enjoyed your review. I was especially interested because you mentioned wheelchair assistance. Since our last cruise (Regent SS Mariner Panama Canal 2007) my wife has had some health problems and now needs a wheelchair to get around. We hope she will largely be able to manage once on board, but our recollections of other Regent cruises is that there is willing help available for excursions etc. and I have no reason to doubt that Seabourn would be equally accommodating.

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My wife and I were on a Seabourn cruise in 1992!! We loved it but have not had a chance to do another. However, we are planing on doing one of the November Transatlantic trips this year. Since we cruised with them so long ago but are still "in the club" I wonder about referral coupons. I don't remember ever getting any but now am wondering if there is an opportunity here - either to ask forum members for one (but I am not really a "new" customer) or to get one to give another forum member. Any thoughts?

 

...John

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I've been traveling with them since I was 32. Host Dan

 

Looking at your avatar you are only about 33 now! :p

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Looking at your avatar you are only about 33 now! :p

Funny... That photo IS a bit outdated... (I was 39) :D

 

Host Dan

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You would have a great time on Seabourn. I've been traveling with them since I was 32. I wouldn't ask for a referral coupon until you were close to final payment. It wouldn't be fair to ask someone to relinquish one oftheir coupons, and have you not use it..

 

Host Dan

I couldn't have said it better Dan! You take the words right out of my mouth!

Good luck Dan (you know what I mean...)!

Marja

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Can someone tell me what the "coupon" entitles one to. On other lines you have to give it at time of booking.

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Can someone tell me what the "coupon" entitles one to. On other lines you have to give it at time of booking.

The coupon entitles the new cruiser to a $400 ship board credit, and the referring past passenger the same on their next cruise. The coupon is due at the time of final payment. (This is why I suggested that you ask for one when you know you will be sailing).

 

Host Dan

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Hello,

 

We will be cruising on Seabourn for the first time (soooo excited!) in October (Spirit, Italian Idyll, 10/17/09).

 

Does anyone have a referral coupon that they would be kind enough to give to us?

 

Thank you,

Jackie

 

jslarson@ix.netcom.com

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to add e-mail address

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Further to my above request, I noted on another thread requesting a coupon that past cruisers would appreciate knowing where the requestor lives.

 

So, to answer that question, I am in the United States.

 

And I would be very appreciative and grateful to any kind SB cruiser who would be willing to send me a referral coupon.

 

Thank you!

 

Jackie

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Jackie,

You might get a reply closer to your final due date. Members have lost their coupon and referral $$ due to the referee canceling..

 

Host Dan

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Ah, thank you, Host Dan. I had not thought of that, and it is an excellent point! So, keeping in mind that the coupon will need to be shipped to me and I will need to ship it to my TA, how much closer to final payment seems to be a good rule of thumb? (So much to learn!!).

 

Jackie

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Ah, thank you, Host Dan. I had not thought of that, and it is an excellent point! So, keeping in mind that the coupon will need to be shipped to me and I will need to ship it to my TA, how much closer to final payment seems to be a good rule of thumb? (So much to learn!!).

 

Jackie

You'll probably have good luck a few weeks before final payment is due, lets say late June?

 

Host Dan

 

PS Unless you get a coupon before then, remember to resurrect this thread, as a new thread with the same subject matter (BY the same OP) is against CC board guidelines.

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My wife and I are embarking on our first cruise Sept 26 on the Odyssey along with another couple and are looking forward to the experience. This board and site in general has been a wonderful resource for us in planning and understanding the nuances of cruising. I'll probably have a few more questions prior to the cruise if I can't find the answers elsewhere. After reading about these referral coupons, I thought I'd throw our hat in the ring and make a request - although I must admit, I don't feel comfortable asking a complete stranger for something of such great value and I don't make this request lightly. However, should we be lucky enough to receive one, you can rest assured that it will be redeemed. We make our final payments on June 28th and are 100 percent committed to this trip. You can reach me at croce@safe-mail.net for the necessary details. We live in Louisville, KY

 

Regards,

Croce

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Just a quick note to thank you and let everyone know that I have received a response to my request for a coupon! You are wonderful! Can't wait for our first cruise and I'm already thinking about another... :):):)

 

Ciao,

Croce

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Hello,

 

My wife and I are embarking on our first cruise in July on the Legend, along with 3 other people. I've learned a lot from this board, and chose Seabourn for my first cruise because of the wonderful comments on this site.

 

After reading about the referral coupons, such as the one posted by Croce recently, I thought that I would also throw our hat in the ring and make a request. I know that this is of great value, and I would MORE than appreciate anyone who would be kind and generous enough to share a referral coupon with me.

 

I have already FULLY PAID for my cruise, so this is risk-free. You can reach me at lchan136@yahoo.com for any questions. We live in California, and would love to hear from you.

 

Cheers,

Moose8

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Moose8 - I think I'm correct here and if I'm not then other Seabournites will chip in, but I think you have to send the referral coupon before or with your final payment. Our TA asked for ours weeks ago and we don't pay our final payment until July for a late September cruise. Hope you get one if I'm wrong.

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Seabourn only issues the $400 onboard credit once both parties are paid in full.

Not sure as to the deadline for sending the coupons to Blue Lagoon Dr. ~~I've always sent mine a few months before final payment.

Happy Sailing!

Martita B.

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Seabourn only issues the $400 onboard credit once both parties are paid in full.

Not sure as to the deadline for sending the coupons to Blue Lagoon Dr. ~~I've always sent mine a few months before final payment.

Happy Sailing!

Martita B.

Thats not entirely correct. The new cruiser must be paid in full and the redemption (both) coupons are generated. The referring cruiser may use the redemption coupon at a later date / cruise.

 

Host Dan

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The language on the coupon is a bit ambiguous. here is how it reads:

 

Original referral coupons must be received prior to sailing. $400 Onboard Gift Cerificates are per suite, non-transferable and will be issued once the referree submits the original coupon with final payment.

 

So does this mean you can submit until the date of sailing or until final payment? I always thought final payment, but this is far from clear. I would call Seabourn and quote them this language.

 

 

To the OP: I don't have any coupons left--just the instructions. Sorry.

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Just a note to let you know that a very kind Seabourn Sailor has gifted me with a referral coupon. You know who you are -- thank you very much!! :)

 

Hubby and I are looking forward to our first Seabourn cruise with great excitement!!

 

Jackie

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We are so excited about our first Seabourn cruise on the Odyssey. We are old time Regent cruisers. Could not pass up the good pricing for the Caribbean cruise in November. Would really appreciate a coupon. Promise to use it. We live in beautiful Newport, Oregon. My email address is kcsouthbeach@netscape.com.

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First timer on Seabourn here. Very excited about Odyssey. Will be sailing on August 29.

 

As I am booking the last minute, they are asking for full payment.

 

Would anyone like to furnish a referral coupon please? Thanks so much!

 

jroettger@cityconstruct.com

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Thanks for the replies, everyone! I greatly appreciate it. One person I contacted at Seabourn said that the referral coupon can be redeemed up until the time of the cruise.

 

So if anyone would be generous enough to share a coupon, I can promise that I am trustworthy! And I have already paid in full, so there is no risk to you. Again, you can contact me at lchan136@yahoo.com.

 

Thank you--

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I guess I've not considered this matter before, but, having noticed so many recent posts about referral coupons, I've become interested. So, as a many times Seaborn sailor, how do you obtain a referral form?

 

I've now checked twice on the Seabourn web, with zero success. So, how does one obtain the required form?

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I guess I've not considered this matter before, but, having noticed so many recent posts about referral coupons, I've become interested. So, as a many times Seaborn sailor, how do you obtain a referral form?

 

I've now checked twice on the Seabourn web, with zero success. So, how does one obtain the required form?

Anthony,

 

Call the Seabourn Club desk..

 

Host Dan

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Thanks Host Dan for consolidating the topic.

 

I only hope that some good soul will send one to me! I am booked on August 29 Odyssey sailing...so I am a sure thing for anyone who is kind enough to share.

 

jroettger@cityconstruct.com

 

THANK YOU!

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I'm new to Seabourn and have booked the Caribbean maiden cruise on Odyssey in November. I personally know a Seabourn cruiser and asked if she would be willing to provide me with a coupon but she does not have one and does not know how to go about it.

 

Are the coupons given automatically to cruisers when they complete their cruise or do they have to be requested from Seabourn? could someone please explain the process? Many thanks,

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