I booked a B2B for next fall. Paid a deposit on one of them, but my TA tells me that Royal has continued to delay posting our remaining FCC to the 2nd cruise. I assume the FCC credit - which is $500 - will satisfy the deposit owed. This has been going on for weeks. Not sure what the confusion is on their end, but in the meantime I've not paid a dime. It keeps getting pushed off.
So my question is - what happens if I cancel the cruise? Do I still "owe" a deposit because the cruise has been officially booked? Granted I'll then lose the FCC. I'll go one step further - what happens if I cancel both of them? Do I only lose the deposit already paid on the first cruise or are there likely to be additional cancellation penalties, etc. plus the cost of the not-yet-paid-deposit on the 2nd?
I sort of goofed in booking these in the first place. Got all excited about losing the FCC when my TA informed that it had to be applied to a booking that sails no later than next September - so then I came across two cruises that worked for a B2B - but in the meantime canceled a fly/drive trip (due to continuing covid issues) that I really had my heart set on to go out west early next month. I'd much rather re-book the fly/drive next fall and cancel the cruise. The cruises were expensive. Sort of ludicrous to "save" $500 by spending over 25 times as much on the price of the cruises. I could kick myself for jumping into this decision. Probably feeling cruise deprived at this point and so went after the first thing that looked appealing at the time. They ARE nice itineraries, but we already have cruises booked for April and May - that's more than enough to last me well more than another 6 months to a year! Plus, the one goes back to the same place we're scheduled for in May.
So any thoughts on what I'll lose if I can both of them? Covid is, of course, the random element in all of this. Can't even imagine re-booking the hotels out west and having to cancel yet a third time, but then never expected to cancel the 2nd time either. Life is crazy during this pandemic.