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My wife and I just booked the Symphony of the Seas cruise for December 8, 2018 going to St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Nassau on an Ocean View Balcony Room. I really wanted the Thanksgiving weekend, but Uncle Sam needs me to come in for duty. But nevertheless, I'm way too excited!

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I booked a western Carrib itin for Thanksgiving week.  Had to book the Royal Loft.  Only Star Class left (for 2 pax). Strange that it's a Friday-Friday itin.  I don't think I've ever seen that for a standard 7 night cruise.

 

I tried to book a Star Class on the Transatlantic but they were already gone (those that could be booked with just 2 pax).

 

I am soooooo happy to see that they are making some mods to the standard east and west Carrib itins.  Mine is going to Roatan, Costa Maya (YAY !), Coz and Nassau (spa day for me).  I would MUCH rather have had Labadee instead of Nassau but at least they are trying to mix it up a little.

 

WAHOO !!

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One bit of advice for anyone that booked last night, I noticed my C&A balcony discount was not applied at the time of booking. I called back today and had it applied.  Double check what you have booked to ensure it's there, and if not, call back to have it applied.

 

Now I remember why I use a travel agent to book these things!  :P

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One bit of advice for anyone that booked last night, I noticed my C&A balcony discount was not applied at the time of booking. I called back today and had it applied. Double check what you have booked to ensure it's there, and if not, call back to have it applied.

 

Now I remember why I use a travel agent to book these things! :P

Yeah, on the phone last night they said all sorts of issues were going on. Got the wrong discount on one of mine, other none.

 

Now if the Casino folks would only get the discounts in their system I'd be set. Not talking about the play certificate/$ amount discount.

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Strange that it's a Friday-Friday itin.  I don't think I've ever seen that for a standard 7 night cruise.

I thought the November 17th sailing was over your Thanksgiving. I believe that is a Saturday. Of course I'm using a Canadian callender, may be some conversion needed, lol.

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OK, I need help on this topic.  We are going on the Navi in 8 days and I was wondering if I can wait until I get on board 3/17 to book the Thanksgiving cruise on the Symphony or should I do it now?

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OK, I need help on this topic.  We are going on the Navi in 8 days and I was wondering if I can wait until I get on board 3/17 to book the Thanksgiving cruise on the Symphony or should I do it now?

You can do it either way but as I mentioned that particular cruise seems to be booking up fast.

 

If I were you, I would book now to get the room you want and then after you move up a notch w/C&A you can call and rebook and get your new balcony discount. The danger of doing this is that the base price on your cruise might go up or they might change the prevailing promo in a way that doesn't work to your advantage but as least you're assured of getting the room you want.

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You can do it either way but as I mentioned that particular cruise seems to be booking up fast.

 

If I were you, I would book now to get the room you want and then after you move up a notch w/C&A you can call and rebook and get your new balcony discount. The danger of doing this is that the base price on your cruise might go up or they might change the prevailing promo in a way that doesn't work to your advantage but as least you're assured of getting the room you want.

Thanks for your help!!! :)

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Ugh. You're right, Jerel. I was looking at Nov 2017. I'm such a dolt !

I'm glad you are coming, with the last GC on the Allure I was only able to say a quick hi. I remember you were sailing with a large group and were busy, hopefully this time you and your husband will be able to go to some more events.

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My wife and I just booked the Symphony of the Seas cruise for December 8, 2018 going to St. Kitts, St. Thomas, and Nassau on an Ocean View Balcony Room.

I booked the same cruise.. only in Feb 19..

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I'm glad you are coming, with the last GC on the Allure I was only able to say a quick hi. I remember you were sailing with a large group and were busy, hopefully this time you and your husband will be able to go to some more events.

I know. Me too. I'm really looking forward to it !

 

I'm also going on Harmony in Sept. will you be on that one ?

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One bit of advice for anyone that booked last night, I noticed my C&A balcony discount was not applied at the time of booking. I called back today and had it applied.  Double check what you have booked to ensure it's there, and if not, call back to have it applied.

 

Now I remember why I use a travel agent to book these things!  :P

How is the CA Balcony discount listed?  I saw a -$100 CA discount but no idea if that was general or specific to balcony.

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I unfortunately have to cancel this itinerary...

 

Because I'm joining Matt for the Royal Caribbean Blog Group Cruise! YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS for getting my schedule worked out.  :lol:

Nice! Welcome aboard! We created a FB event for our sailing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114832191961976/

 

I have booked the GC, Ocean View on Deck 11, November 17. I am so excited.

 

WAAAYTOOO I tried to book the Transatlantic but nothing available. My TA is checking tomorrow if there are cabins available.

 

Candie

Can't wait to meet you, Candie! We created a FB event for our sailing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114832191961976/

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Nice! Welcome aboard! We created a FB event for our sailing: https://www.facebook.com/events/1114832191961976/

 

Quick question. We are going on Liberty this April. Can we rebook this cruise at the My Next Cruise office? If so, would we receive any perk from them? After that, would I be able to transfer this reservation to MEI to be part of the group cruise? And if so, would I retain any bonuses I may get?

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Quick question. We are going on Liberty this April. Can we rebook this cruise at the My Next Cruise office? If so, would we receive any perk from them? After that, would I be able to transfer this reservation to MEI to be part of the group cruise? And if so, would I retain any bonuses I may get?

You should be able to at the very least re-price on Liberty and if cheaper/better deal, book it and then cancel what you have. And yes, MEI would be able to roll it (back) into the group.

 

NextCruise essentially gets you free money(onboard credit) on top of whatever promo they are running at the time.  So you would retain the regular promotion + NextCruise bonus. 

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Currently on Harmony, Susie and I went back to Next Cruise and booked a Symphony sailing for Feb 9, 2019.

 

You know you have a bad cruising addiction when you are on first name basis with everyone at Next Cruise. They know us better than our stateroom attendant.

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You know you have a bad cruising addiction when you are on first name basis with everyone at Next Cruise. They know us better than our stateroom attendant.

It's like Cheers, but more fun!

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I just gave my deposit to MEI, it's official!

Actually adding it to my signature feels like I'm really making it official.

Cabin 10605, central park view. We tried a CP balcony before and liked it but this time I feel like we're better located, more centered looking at where the musicians set up near the skylight that looks down into promenade.

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