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1 minute ago, barbeyg said:

Brian, I’ve always been able to reprice cruises to the current price before this when our cabin price went down, as long as we hadn’t made final payment.  Never turned down when I called, as long as before final payment, and been doing it for years. I would think that even with the single fare supplement, if the price is lower, it’s lower.  
 

If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will let us know. Hope you can reprice for the single supplement. 👍🏼 

Thanks! I guess the Best Price Guarantee benefit is primarily for re-pricing after final payment date…resulting in OBC. That makes sense. Appreciate the info!

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10 minutes ago, barbeyg said:

Jill, I think I read here before that you can still request them to check the price on a sold out category, and if it has decreased, get the new price. I think it may have been @Lovetocruise2002 who shared that tidbit. 
 

Of course, I may have just been dreaming….😂

 

21 hours ago, Jill said:

My category for May Alaska is sold out so no price drop for me 😞 I shouldn’t gripe though because I’ve gotten almost $2400 on my other cruises. Just that Alaska is super more expensive. Even my 12 night Holy Land/Greece on Odyssey is way cheaper than my May Alaska 

My Sept cruise suite category showed sold out months ago…but when I had an agent on the line doing a re-price on a Nov cruise, she checked the one in Sept and the price had dropped nicely. Even though it showed sold out. 

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21 minutes ago, BrianB said:

 

My Sept cruise suite category showed sold out months ago…but when I had an agent on the line doing a re-price on a Nov cruise, she checked the one in Sept and the price had dropped nicely. Even though it showed sold out. 

Thanks for the confirmation, @BrianB. 🙂 The accountant in me is 🤦‍♀️ over all the ones I never checked because they were sold out in the past. I will def be checking going forward. 👍🏼

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1 hour ago, barbeyg said:

Jill, I think I read here before that you can still request them to check the price on a sold out category, and if it has decreased, get the new price. I think it may have been @Lovetocruise2002 who shared that tidbit. 
 

Of course, I may have just been dreaming….😂

Yes, I have re-priced a sold out category many times.  It works.

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  • 2 weeks later...
 

Does re-pricing and best price guarantee program apply to the upgrade prices on casino bookings?  

That's a really good question.

In the past, I have had a casino booking repriced but it's pretty rare to get one to work out.  If you think regular cruise pricing is voodoo, just try and figure out how they price a casino comp upgrade !!  So to answer your question, in the past, it WAS possible, but highly unlikely to get a casino comp upgrade repricing.  I wouldn't go so far as to say that the "best price guarantee" applies (my guess is that it does not) but if the upgrade portion of your casino comp happens to price down, they will adjust it.  The trick, of course, is to find an agent that both understands how to reprice a casino comp upgrade and is also WILLING to reprice a casino comp upgrade.  It's not easy.

It is definitely worth a try though.  I have found that step 1 of this complex process is to compare ONLY the base price of your cruise to see whether the price has actually gone down.  So, ignore ALL of the "discounts" - just look at the base, per-person price and if that price is lower than what your upgrade is based on, then you can proceed to think about possibly, maybe, perhaps discovering a price reduction.  From there, it will all depend on what discounts they (the casino) is willing to apply.  THAT is what is so completely arbitrary with casino pricing.  Sometimes they will allow discounts in addition to the casino upgrade but mostly, they do not.  Anyway, you are completely at the mercy of the agent that you work with and I have been disappointed FAR more often than I have been successful.  Bottom line....if you really believe that the cost of your cruise fare has gone down and you do not get the answer you are looking for the first time, hang up and call back.  That is true, of course, for all cruise fares, not just casino cruise fares, but it's worth your time to keep trying if the base price has actually gone down.

Good luck !!

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We are sailing with two other couples on Allure in April 2022.  The other couples are in Ocean View Balcony rooms and have had price drops of about $700, so their price is about $1600 for an 8 night cruise.  When we booked in October 2020, a Junior Suite was less expensive than an Ocean View Balcony, so we booked the Junior Suite.  We have only seen a $49 price reduction and are now paying 2X what the Ocean View Balcony friends are paying.  We are on the phone right now with Royal checking our price again.  No change in price for us, the JR and all suites are sold out. Keep checking folks it's like Christmas when the rebate fairy smiles on you!

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What happens if they reprice after final payment, you get OBC but then the cruise gets cancelled lets say. When you get your refund will you be out the difference.

Example. Paid 2700

Drops to 2400.

300 OBC then cancelled.

Do you only get 2400$ refund?

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