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I am trying to book a cruise using the FCC from the non-refundable deposit of a cruise we canceled. When we booked, the deposit was $100 per person--there were 4 of us, so we have $400 in FCC. However, as I look at cruises, it seems like several are asking for $1,000 in deposits! I am looking at other itineraries than the one we initially picked, but the lengths are no different. I don't want to invest an extra $600 when I'm not even sure what the future of cruising is.

Is there a way to search by deposit amount? Why would some cruises have such high deposits?

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1 hour ago, greenoolongsa said:

I am trying to book a cruise using the FCC from the non-refundable deposit of a cruise we canceled. When we booked, the deposit was $100 per person--there were 4 of us, so we have $400 in FCC. However, as I look at cruises, it seems like several are asking for $1,000 in deposits! I am looking at other itineraries than the one we initially picked, but the lengths are no different. I don't want to invest an extra $600 when I'm not even sure what the future of cruising is.

Is there a way to search by deposit amount? Why would some cruises have such high deposits?

Are you searching on the Royal Caribbean site or another?

 

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1 hour ago, Lovetocruise2002 said:

The standard has always been $100 per person for short sailings (under 7 nights) and $250pp for sailings that are 7+ nights.

https://www.royalcaribbean.com/faq/questions/deposit-requirements

actually 3-5 nights is $100.. 6-9 nights is $250 a person and then 10 nights and above is $450 a person.. I never been on a 10 night but I just checked and its def $450 a person lol 

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I often find myself on longer cruises which have always been $450 deposit unless, sometimes NextCruise has the $100 deposit promotion. 

Not all cruises at NextCruise qualify.  I've never spent much time dwelling on it, sometimes the cruises at Next are standard deposits and sometimes they have $100 deposits.

Typically the standard deposits are:

three/four/five $100

six/seven/eight $250

nine + $450 

Group cruises can deviate from this.    Some travel agencies leverage group type rates but don't organize a group cruise specifically.  These can sometimes require $250 deposit minimum or sometimes non-standard deposits.  

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Deposits are based on length of cruise. If you book at NextCruise it's lower typically, but if you're just booking at home.

Normally $100 per person for 1-5 nights, $250 per person for 6-9 nights, and $450 per person for 10 night or longer cruises.

If you want to use your FCC for the deposit you can pay the difference I am pretty sure.

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