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The promo that starts today encourages you to book April 2021 or later for OBC

 

 

Make the most out of your future vacation by planning today. Book a cruise in April 2021 or later and get Free Onboard Credit to use toward spa days, shopping sprees, casino fun, and more as you cruise into paradise. Plus, get ALL Free at Sea Offers, including Free Open Bar, Free Specialty Dining, and even more free.

 


 

LOCK-IN FREE ONBOARD CREDIT

3 & 4 Day Cruises In April 2021 & Beyond

GET UP TO $500 FREE

Studio $25
Inside $50
Oceanview $60
Balcony $100
Club Balcony Suite $140
Suite & The Haven $300-$500

 
 

5+ Day Cruises In April 2021 & Beyond

GET UP TO $1,000 FREE

Studio $50
Inside $100
Oceanview $120
Balcony $200
Club Balcony Suite $280
Suite & The Haven $600-$1,000

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i have a cruise in mind for October 2022. i dont know if i should book it now with this promo or wait for another similar promo. this is like 2nd time i seen a 100 dollar OBC promo

Edited by shof515

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17 minutes ago, shof515 said:

i have a cruise in mind for October 2022. i dont know if i should book it now with this promo or wait for another similar promo. this is like 2nd time i seen a 100 dollar OBC promo

There's no harm placing a deposit-   just cancel,  if something better comes along.    Final payment isn't for another year.   

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We just booked a Hawaii cruise for Jan. 2022 and used a cruise next certificate. Figured why not.

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22 hours ago, shof515 said:

i have a cruise in mind for October 2022. i dont know if i should book it now with this promo or wait for another similar promo. this is like 2nd time i seen a 100 dollar OBC promo

 

I booked a pair of B2B cruises for October 2021 about 2 weeks ago.  I called NCL yesterday and had them "reprice" it under the new promo.  The underlying cruise fare hadn't changed price (I had verified that first on my own via ncl.com).  They quickly did the reprice and it added the $100 OBC to both cruises.   Granted, when I booked the cruises, I was using up existing Cruise Next Certificates and not laying out more cash up front.  I probably wouldn't be booking any new cruises at this point that require me to give cash.  My final payments aren't due till June 2021 and that is when I will decide if the situation is safe enough to lay out more cash to keep the cruises.

 

Also, as pointed out to me on another thread, the current promo does not include the "Free Gratuities" that were on the previous promo for balcony cabins and above.  Since I'm booked in an inside cabin, I didn't have the free gratuities to worry about.  I'll take $200 anytime someone wants to give it to me.

 

Until your final payment is due, it's easy to have them reprice to get a better value promo.  Just be aware of what you might LOSE by different promo terms as well.

Edited by MeHeartCruising

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6 minutes ago, MeHeartCruising said:

 

I booked a pair of B2B cruises for October 2021 about 2 weeks ago.  I called NCL yesterday and had them "reprise" it under the new promo.  The underlying cruise fare hadn't changed price (I had verified that first on my own via ncl.com).  They quickly did the reprise and it added the $100 OBC to both cruises.   Granted, when I booked the cruises, I was using up existing Cruise Next Certificates and not laying out more cash up front.  I probably wouldn't be booking any new cruises at this point that require me to give cash.  My final payments aren't due till June 2021 and that is when I will decide if the situation is safe enough to lay out more cash to keep the cruises.

 

Also, as pointed out to me on another thread, the current promo does not include the "Free Gratuities" that were on the previous promo for balcony cabins and above.  Since I'm booked in an inside cabin, I didn't have the free gratuities to worry about.  I'll take $200 anytime someone wants to give it to me.

 

Until your final payment is due, it's easy to have them reprise to get a better value promo.  Just be aware of what you might LOSE by different promo terms as well.

I plan on calling my PCC today to add or change my 2021 and 2022 bookings for the OBC.  Like you I have two b2b's that were booked with FCC and cruisenexts so I am not having to put any $$ toward them.  

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Just now, drvmywifecrzy said:

This is worse than the last promo

The price of my cruises is the same - I am booked in suites so $600 OBC per cruise is not bad for me at all

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In light of other cruise-lines announcing cancellations into winter and spring, I find it interesting that NCL is encouraging us to book in April or later.    Much better to have a happy cruiser in April with OBC than a cancelled cruiser in February or March.

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1 hour ago, drvmywifecrzy said:

This is worse than the last promo

Definitely better for me!  I have suites booked on two B2B 5-day cruises, so I just swapped the previous promo (prepaid service charges valued at $92.50 each leg) to $600 OBC on each leg. 😁

Edited by pcakes122

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1 hour ago, Sand and Seas said:

In light of other cruise-lines announcing cancellations into winter and spring, I find it interesting that NCL is encouraging us to book in April or later.    Much better to have a happy cruiser in April with OBC than a cancelled cruiser in February or March.

 

April: Can't help but think this is NCL's feeling about when they can accept bookings with a strong sense of not having to cancel them in the coming months.

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Hello! Long time listener, first time caller.

 

This promo persuaded me to sign up for a  solo TA in November 2021, which will be my second-ever cruise. My first cruise was a Baltic ports cruise about 8 years ago. I found then that I perversely enjoyed being on ship more than being in port, because it enforces relaxation - I generally struggle to relax properly if there are Things To Do. Really looking forward to having nothing more to do than put my feet up and sip a g&t.

 

 I’ve only put £100 down, so what’s the worst that could happen?

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We were scheduled for a Transatlantic to sail in April 2020 - which, of course was cancelled.  We requested, and received (took about 1 month) 125% FCC.

We quickly used part of that FCC to book another TA in April 2021 - with all of the perks - even had about $3,000 left over FCC - used to partially pay for an Alaska cruise in 2022 

We've booked a couple of ship's shore excursions (Iceland) and also some private tours with ToursByLocals (all fully cancellable - which, I sure hope we don't have to do !)

Air travel booked using Frequent Flyer miles

Trying very hard to be optimistic that by April 2021 this mess will all be settled and that we will be able to sail   

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On 7/24/2020 at 10:47 AM, GreenValleyDogWalker said:

We were scheduled for a Transatlantic to sail in April 2020 - which, of course was cancelled.  We requested, and received (took about 1 month) 125% FCC.

We quickly used part of that FCC to book another TA in April 2021 - with all of the perks - even had about $3,000 left over FCC - used to partially pay for an Alaska cruise in 2022 

We've booked a couple of ship's shore excursions (Iceland) and also some private tours with ToursByLocals (all fully cancellable - which, I sure hope we don't have to do !)

Air travel booked using Frequent Flyer miles

Trying very hard to be optimistic that by April 2021 this mess will all be settled and that we will be able to sail   

Me too! I can't rebook on this promo sadly as my April TA is $1000 higher pp in balcony, I'd end up losing a bundle lol.

Edit:

OH WOW just checked, I paid $1845 pp for balcony, It is now $3529pp for balcony. So glad I booked this back in January

Edited by njkate

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I think a lot of us booked on the Jade in April are hoping things improve enough for cruises to start up again.  Fingers crossed we'll meet up on the TA and, for some of us, the TPA > NYC cruise, as well.  

 

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, All-ready2cruise said:

I think a lot of us booked on the Jade in April are hoping things improve enough for cruises to start up again.  Fingers crossed we'll meet up on the TA and, for some of us, the TPA > NYC cruise, as well.  

 

 

 

 

Also booked on the TPA > NYC cruise in April.  I'm more concerned about our 7 day Eastern out of Miami on the Joy Jan 10, 2021.   Not expecting things in Miami to improve enough by then.  At least we have 7 weeks until final payment for that one...

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19 minutes ago, kismet618 said:

Also booked on the TPA > NYC cruise in April.  I'm more concerned about our 7 day Eastern out of Miami on the Joy Jan 10, 2021.   Not expecting things in Miami to improve enough by then.  At least we have 7 weeks until final payment for that one...

Yes, I was worried about our January out of New Orleans.  I called and transferred the Cruise Next deposits from that one to a cruise further out.   I'm not going to do any final payments until we have that vaccine ready.   

 

I think this 'April or later' offer shows that NCL is worried about cruises before Spring at the earliest.

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