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What I have is a huge update and I hate it !  Once I am in a potential reservation scenario, I have no way to get out of it.  You used to be able to click on "Change dates" and it would take you back to the master list.  Now, there is no way (that I have found, yet) to get out of the cruise you are in.  Total PITA

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17 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

What I have is a huge update and I hate it !  Once I am in a potential reservation scenario, I have no way to get out of it.  You used to be able to click on "Change dates" and it would take you back to the master list.  Now, there is no way (that I have found, yet) to get out of the cruise you are in.  Total PITA

I just used the back button on my browser and I could look at a different dates (which is the way I've always done it since I never noticed a "change date" option, LOL - omg)

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55 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

What I have is a huge update and I hate it !  Once I am in a potential reservation scenario, I have no way to get out of it.  You used to be able to click on "Change dates" and it would take you back to the master list.  Now, there is no way (that I have found, yet) to get out of the cruise you are in.  Total PITA

I found the "Change Date" selection on the itinerary/Promos and Offers screen. It appears the new path back there is to select "view itinerary details". Once you have advanced past Room Type, you either need to back page or select the logo where options will take you all the way back.  I kinda miss the old way also. 

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3 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

I just used the back button on my browser and I could look at a different dates (which is the way I've always done it since I never noticed a "change date" option, LOL - omg)

Yeah, this is the only way I have been able to do it...but it's a complete pain.

The only improvement that I can see so far is that you can now review the itinerary once you are in the <mock> booking.  Before you could never see the itinerary once you started looking at cabins.  I also noticed that (so far) all of the previous military discounts are now gone.  Glad I had all of mine repriced while they were still applicable.  Prices on my 3 and 4 night NAV cruises were up around 10% plus no military discounts anymore.

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1 minute ago, Ogilthorpe said:

I found the "Change Date" section on the itinerary/Promos and Offers screen. It appears the new path back there is to select "view itinerary details". Once you have advanced past Room Type, you either need to back page or select the logo where options will take you all the way back.  I kinda miss the old way also. 

Hmmm....I was in the "review itin" link but didn't see the ability to go to a different date.  I will check that out.

Thanks !!!

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7 minutes ago, Ogilthorpe said:

I found the "Change Date" section on the itinerary/Promos and Offers screen. It appears the new path back there is to select "view itinerary details". Once you have advanced past Room Type, you either need to back page or select the logo where options will take you all the way back.  I kinda miss the old way also. 

I still can't find it.  Maybe it's a browser thing.  UGH !

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56 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

Oh....and prices are UP !

Yes...noticed a big jump as of Wed for a few of my cruises (Wed seems to be the standard new "sale" day).

I like the new website.  Shows info differently (plus a few virtual room tours).  They got rid of one small annoyance where it defaulted the C&A number from the main applicant for all applicants, but then errorred out when trying to get final price.  Why default if it will be an error and everyone has a unique number anyways.  This is fixed, which saves a few 'delete' keys. 

But true...to get out of a screen, you need to use the back arrows instead of the old 'change itinerary' link that was at the top.

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Beware also: My phone is giving me different prices than my desktop! I've just priced my cruise three times in the last five minutes and gotten 3 different prices. I called RC and they confirmed the middle one, which is the same as the price it was yesterday. When I called the rep got locked out of the system momentarily, so I'm guessing there's something glitchy going on.

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26 minutes ago, WAAAYTOOO said:

I still can't find it.  Maybe it's a browser thing.  UGH !

It could be, I was using Chrome on my desktop.

In desktop Edge, it is the old style site, in Desktop IE it is new and has the change date in the itinerary window.

On my phone (Android Chrome) it is the new style and the change  date is in the itinerary window there also.

I'm realizing this is way more interesting than what I was working on .... ??

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It’s funny, I was just thinking the other day how much better the website used to be a few years ago. Royal must be one of the few companies that continually takes away functionality from the website.

 

Remember when you could

  • View all the payment information on one tab with the timeline that showed amount paid, final payment date, amount owning etc. 
  • sort cruises by cabin class price rather than the lcheapest cabin.
  • cancel a cruise
  • upgrade your cabin without calling
  • update your crown and anchor preferences

And these are just the ones I remember.

How I long for the good old days of not having to contact their frustrating Call Centre

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45 minutes ago, twangster said:

They are not encouraging refundable deposits, they don't want to lead with it.  They want NRD to be the norm.

I see why they are pushing the NRD but ive also found that after typing in all of mine and my passengers information the price often decreases.  This is after filling in the "State and C&A" number on the 2nd step of the booking.

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57 minutes ago, crisgold52 said:

In my experience all website bookings by default are NON REF generally. Its always best to book over the phone if one wants to explore categories in a refundable.

I could ask my travel agent, but I simply do it to check for price drops. Not a chance in hell I'm calling Royal Caribbean.

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27 minutes ago, marti314 said:

I see why they are pushing the NRD but ive also found that after typing in all of mine and my passengers information the price often decreases.  This is after filling in the "State and C&A" number on the 2nd step of the booking.

Lucky you, my pricing stays the same throughout.  CAS discounts seem to apply before cabin selection for me.

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11 minutes ago, crisgold52 said:

Why not? It's super easy to call and get around hold times.

#1 - I can never understand them through the heavy accents.  and #2) I spent 10 years with a headset on my head for 10-14 hours a night answering phone calls. The LAST thing I ever want to do is call someone on the phone. Anyone. Ever.

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