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carmie3377
03-13-2009, 09:09 PM
Hello!
First off, this thread is a not a debate as to whether cruising on points is the right thing to do. It's obvious that some have strong feelings against cruising on points and I don't want to start yet another debate. I just have a question I would like answered.

Are the port fees/taxes included with the points we will use or is that an extra charge? I have searched on this forum and have found both answers: 1) that the points include everything with the exception of tips and on-board charges and 2) that port fees and taxes are extra. Can anyone that has cruised on points please confirm?

THANKS!

dunnhorn
03-13-2009, 10:06 PM
We just paid points for 1 adult and we were given quotes on cash prices for each of the other members of our party. The only thing that wasn't included was insurance and the 95 booking fee. HTH

MickeyAddict
03-13-2009, 10:18 PM
We were on the Wonder last month using points. The only fee was the nonrefundable $95 fee - per stateroom, not per person. Port charges and taxes are included in the points.

carmie3377
03-14-2009, 08:58 AM
We just paid points for 1 adult and we were given quotes on cash prices for each of the other members of our party. The only thing that wasn't included was insurance and the 95 booking fee. HTH

We were on the Wonder last month using points. The only fee was the nonrefundable $95 fee - per stateroom, not per person. Port charges and taxes are included in the points.

Great! Thanks for helping out :)

kcashner
03-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Other than the $95 booking fee, all port taxes and government fees are included in the number of points you pay. There is no additional cash payment until you are on the ship....and start shopping, drinking, tipping, etc.

SCDizneyDawn
03-14-2009, 02:35 PM
I just wanted to add, the $95 fee is PER BOOKING, not stateroom. We booked two staterooms and only had to pay $95 once.

kcashner
03-14-2009, 02:53 PM
I just wanted to add, the $95 fee is PER BOOKING, not stateroom. We booked two staterooms and only had to pay $95 once.

Correct, the $95 fee is a booking fee and is charged Per Booking. BUT...if you make any changes to your reservation (upgrading category, changing people, changing dates), you will be charged the fee again.

jel0511
03-14-2009, 04:27 PM
Correct, the $95 fee is a booking fee and is charged Per Booking. BUT...if you make any changes to your reservation (upgrading category, changing people, changing dates), you will be charged the fee again.

True BUT if you book half points and half cash and decide to change to all points, no additional fee is required.