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2 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

So, am I understanding this right? You have to redeem it within 14 days of booking (or repricing) a cruise, and the cruise must sail within 30 days? Who books that close in? 

It’s super obtuse wording, so I understand your confusion. When you redeem your points in the app, you get a redemption code to give to Royal. You have 14 days to use that code before it expires. This code can be used on a sailing that has been booked in the last 30 days. The cruise must sail within a year. 

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1 hour ago, spiralqueen said:

It’s super obtuse wording, so I understand your confusion. When you redeem your points in the app, you get a redemption code to give to Royal. You have 14 days to use that code before it expires. This code can be used on a sailing that has been booked in the last 30 days. The cruise must sail within a year. 

What would I do without you? I could not wrap my head around that! Thank you! Hmmmm, I still book too far out, but who knows, something many someday fit.  

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2 hours ago, SpeedNoodles said:

What would I do without you? I could not wrap my head around that! Thank you! Hmmmm, I still book too far out, but who knows, something many someday fit.  

You’ve had the same question if have had recently. The person who worded that should be fired 😜 If I wrote research papers like that I would’ve been booted to the curb. From what I understand from my recent deep dive is that the “14 day” requirement is not about the actually sailing date but when you call RCL to have it applied to the cruise you booked within the last 30 days? That isn’t close to what it says! It still is a ridiculously narrow window, but at least they aren’t expecting me to book cruises mere weeks out! 😏 I have also learned that on cruises where there is a casino-related discount they cannot be used (and those discounts are too good to give up) - I guess I will check my other voucher options.

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5 minutes ago, 2Beeze said:

You’ve had the same question if have had recently. The person who worded that should be fired 😜 If I wrote research papers like that I would’ve been booted to the curb. From what I understand from my recent deep dive is that the “14 day” requirement is not about the actually sailing date but when you call RCL to have it applied to the cruise you booked within the last 30 days? That isn’t close to what it says! It still is a ridiculously narrow window, but at least they aren’t expecting me to book cruises mere weeks out! 😏 I have also learned that on cruises where there is a casino-related discount they cannot be used (and those discounts are too good to give up) - I guess I will check my other voucher options.

Ok, so if I booked a cruise today (which I did) for 2021, I could apply one of the vouchers? Or? I'm still confused (I swear I'm not as stupid as I seem on here, lol).

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13 minutes ago, SpeedNoodles said:

Ok, so if I booked a cruise today (which I did) for 2021, I could apply one of the vouchers? Or? I'm still confused (I swear I'm not as stupid as I seem on here, lol).

Hey, I feel your pain, it’s nuts and I know you are not even a little stupid!

It’s the 14 day issue that is throwing us... it says 14 days to use it when it means 14 days to apply it to a cruise (one you booked in the last 30 days). The sail date can (apparently, I cannot swear to this part) be during the next 1 year but you have to call and APPLY it to the reservation in the 14 days after getting it. I know, nuts! And not at all what is written. So if I am understanding correctly you would be fine if the sail date was in the next year 😔 Sorry 😖 

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39 minutes ago, 2Beeze said:

Hey, I feel your pain, it’s nuts and I know you are not even a little stupid!

It’s the 14 day issue that is throwing us... it says 14 days to use it when it means 14 days to apply it to a cruise (one you booked in the last 30 days). The sail date can (apparently, I cannot swear to this part) be during the next 1 year but you have to call and APPLY it to the reservation in the 14 days after getting it. I know, nuts! And not at all what is written. So if I am understanding correctly you would be fine if the sail date was in the next year 😔 Sorry 😖 

Ok, gotcha. No worries since it's money I didn't have to begin with and wasn't counting on!

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and it has to be booked through casino royale it looks like. I wonder what kinda pricing they have on cruises compared to the travel sites I normally use(as Royals normal site is alwayssSO expensive)

 

May not work out to be any savings?! :(

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38 minutes ago, monctonguy said:

and it has to be booked through casino royale it looks like. I wonder what kinda pricing they have on cruises compared to the travel sites I normally use(as Royals normal site is alwayssSO expensive)

 

May not work out to be any savings?! 😞

It SAYS it has to be booked through casino royale, but for the time I used it, I forwarded the redemption code email to @michelle who had already booked my trip and she had them add it on to the itinerary without issue. 

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23 hours ago, monctonguy said:

hmm...interesting....wouldn't want to take that chance without knowing for sure..guess I would have to ask the TA at the time of booking....good to know

We booked another cruise at NextCruise on Sunday 3/10/19. I left NextCruise and went into either MyVegas or MyKonami app on my phone and used 50,000 points to get a voucher for $100 OBC. I received the email immediately with the voucher code. I forwarded that email to clubroyale@rccl.com with my name and  reservation number. I got home the evening of Monday 3/11 and went into the cruise planner and my $100 OBC was there already. Easy-peasy....

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23 hours ago, monctonguy said:

hmm...interesting....wouldn't want to take that chance without knowing for sure..guess I would have to ask the TA at the time of booking....good to know

You may want to check if you can transfer that reservation to a TA in Canada since it has to be booked through the Royal USA system.

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20 hours ago, KJ1231 said:

We booked another cruise at NextCruise on Sunday 3/10/19. I left NextCruise and went into either MyVegas or MyKonami app on my phone and used 50,000 points to get a voucher for $100 OBC. I received the email immediately with the voucher code. I forwarded that email to clubroyale@rccl.com with my name and  reservation number. I got home the evening of Monday 3/11 and went into the cruise planner and my $100 OBC was there already. Easy-peasy....

Sounds good....but that was through Royal.....I wonder if its that easy with  TA that I normally use(who's not Royal)......as I wont be able to book with nextcruise on my cruise in Nov as we don't know exact dates for Feb 2020 when we want to cruise...

 

20 hours ago, Rose City Cruiser said:

You may want to check if you can transfer that reservation to a TA in Canada since it has to be booked through the Royal USA system.

I only use TA's in the US so far...so not worried about that at this point...but thanks for thinking of that!

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1 hour ago, monctonguy said:

I wonder if its that easy with  TA that I normally use(who's not Royal)

The only way it wouldn't be that easy from what I understand is if your TA does bookings by giving group rates. I can't remember where I read this, but I could have sworn someone mentioned that you can't apply the OBC to group bookings. 

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23 hours ago, monctonguy said:

Sounds good....but that was through Royal.....I wonder if its that easy with  TA that I normally use(who's not Royal)......as I wont be able to book with nextcruise on my cruise in Nov as we don't know exact dates for Feb 2020 when we want to cruise...

I forwarded email to my TA as well letting her know that I did send directly to Club Royale who handles the MyVegas vouchers. In your case, forward the email with the vouceher code to the TA and they can contact Club Royale. The key is that you need to use the voucher code within 14 days of receiving it and apply it to a cruise within 30 days of booking. You do not need to have the voucher before or at the time you book. Like I mentioned - I booked the cruise, then cashed the points for the voucher and then sent the email to Club Royale (not ROyal). In your case you send the voucher to the TA and they send it or call Club Royale. To be honest, there is no reason to have the TA do it - they don't gain anything nor do you from involving them IF you use it for OBC. If you are suing it for upgrades or something else then definitely consult with the TA before you book the cruise and let them know what you are thinking about. I've only used it for OBC so far....

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52 minutes ago, KJ1231 said:

To be honest, there is no reason to have the TA do it

Even though I mentioned earlier that I had my TA do it, I wholeheartedly agree with this having seen how easy it was. I genuinely felt silly asking her to do such a simple task once I realized that I would have been able to do it myself in literally 30 seconds. For future OBC uses I will definitely just handle this myself by forwarded the redemption code to Club Royale along with my reservation information.  

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20 minutes ago, Wilson said:

Free cruises being offered but they jacked it up to 2 million points. The 2 for 1 offers (1 million points) are no deal. 

It might be worth it if it wasn’t an interior on a inferior ship. I might part with two million of my points for a junior suite on symphony. 

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On 3/27/2019 at 6:27 PM, Wilson said:

They would not allow me to use it on group cruises. 

The crappy thing is the group price was the exact same price as the RCCL web price.  So this was a case where I lost money booking with a TA.  It happens, and going forward I wouldn't apply it to group cruises. I'm saving up for the 1,000,000 point Oasis class cruise they offer around Christmas for sailing in January anyway.

 

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