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Cruises 10/1/21 thru 12/31/21 Final Pmt NOT due until 30 days before …..


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24 minutes ago, AshleyDillo said:

Final payment has already passed for all sailings November 14 and earlier (60 days for the shorties) 😂

 

True LOL …… BUT I was about to make final payment on my December 18 cruise today before I received the email.  I’m glad I saw it first …….. even though Myself and my spouse are vaccinated ……. We will NOT be letting out 9 year old son be vaccinated ……… so if it’s approved for 5 to 11 yo by then, and RCL requires it for that age group by then ….. we will be cancelling all our cruises from that point on  ……… so I'm glad I don’t have to give them any more money until November 18 when I will know what the deal is 

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1 minute ago, ChrisK2793 said:

True LOL …… BUT I was about to make final payment on my December 18 cruise today before I received the email.  I’m glad I saw it first …….. even though Myself and my spouse are vaccinated ……. We will NOT be letting out 9 year old son be vaccinated ……… so if it’s approved for 5 to 11 yo by then, and RCL requires it, we will be cancelling all our cruises from that point in  ……… so I'm glad I don’t have to give them any more money until November 18 

I'm glad it worked in someone's favor!  You just made the cutoff 😂

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I'm so very thankful for this! I've had some unexpected news that kinda turned everything on its ear, and I was afraid I was going to have to cancel my back-to-back Christmas/NYE cruises, but with this, I'm not going to have to even remotely entertain that thought, and those cruises will be even more welcome as winter holiday escapes!

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14 hours ago, smokeybandit said:

So if your cruise is jan 1 you pay oct 3.  If your cruise is dec 31, you pay december 1?

If you booked directly with Royal, yes. For my Christmas Eve cruise, my final payment date has moved to Nov. 24. If you booked through a travel agent, they may have a different deadline, but it should probably be within a week or so of whatever the 30-day date is. My travel agent likes to get payments taken care of a week before final payment just to stay ahead of any last-minute issues. Since the week before the 30-day mark for my NYE cruise is during Thanksgiving, I'll pay a few days closer to Royal's actual deadline.

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1 hour ago, smokeybandit said:

So if your cruise is jan 1 you pay oct 3.  If your cruise is dec 31, you pay december 1?

Not very well thought out.  Final payment for my Nov 14, 2021, cruise was mid-August.  Payment for my Mar 6, 2022, cruise is first of December.  Cruises in early 2022 should be included.  

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My final payment for November cruise was due (and paid) back in August!  Would have been nice to have another month and a half to pay it off especially because I have already gotten 2 price drops which are now OBC!!  Would have been nice to have a smaller balance to pay!  Oh well....I'm glad others are finding this helpful! 🙂 

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2 minutes ago, PPPJJ-GCVAB said:

My final payment for November cruise was due (and paid) back in August!  Would have been nice to have another month and a half to pay it off especially because I have already gotten 2 price drops which are now OBC!!  Would have been nice to have a smaller balance to pay!  Oh well....I'm glad others are finding this helpful! 🙂 

Same - I'm already paid up!! One less thing to worry about I guess.

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I guess this is just a reaction to them seeing a higher than normal rate of people cancelling or pushing out cruises instead of making final payment tied to current COVID numbers. By moving it out, they are giving time for things to get better and keep people focused on 2021 sailings. 

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This is also a shrewd business decision. If they delay the date from when folks cancel out due to COVID numbers, uneasy feelings, etc. then they get to keep the money and the reservations on their books longer. Makes the bottom line look better. In the pre-COVID days they had folks lined up to take those cancelled rooms, today not so much. Not saying good or bad, just a good business decision at the moment as well as good for the customer. When they finally get back to full capacity I anticipate the final payment time will move out again.

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