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Old 09-12-2014, 03:44 PM   #1
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After PIF, getting an extra cabin

Hopefully I can explain this right. We have 2 cabins on our Feb. cruise. Cabin #1 has DH, me and our 2 girls. Cabin #2 has my dad who is retired military, my 22 yr old son and my two youngest boys, 17 & 15. I'm not holding my breath for a deal before PIF, but if a mil rate comes out after- my dad could get the new cabin and move one of the boys into it, leaving the 22 ur old in the original cabin, right? Also, he would just pay the penalty on his fare and whatever kid we move, is that correct?
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:05 AM   #2
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since none has yet responded, i will throw my thoughts out there.... after PIF date, whoever doesn’t cruise or moves from the cabin would lose whatever the penalty rate is (i think that varies as you get closer to the cruise? not wanting to quote exact amounts, but i think it increases from the deposit towards the entire fare up until a certain point prior to sailing?). also, changing names in the cabins invokes some kind of fee after PIF and of course a single in a cabin pays a single supplement AND the main cabin heads have to be over 18.

SO... there would be more to calculate than just the PIF fee loss to offset a third cabin discount - i would think somehow the rate couldn’t possibly offset the fact that only 4 of you in total could each have a cabin in your names and thus i think the fare of the second person in any given cabin would probably also increase to offset the single supplement? now, if you can figure out the math and it makes sense, people can reorganize to sleep wherever they want but i thats my take on it!
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:22 AM   #3
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Generally this is the schedule for the penalty fees:

74-45 days Deposit per Guest for Non-Suites/Concierge staterooms
44-30 days 50% of vacation price per Guest
29-15 days 75% of vacation price per Guest
14 days or less 100% of vacation price per Guest

You would lose whatever the penalty is for your father and son booking a new room for them. You'll have to figure out if the savings outweighs the penalty.
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Old 09-13-2014, 12:05 PM   #4
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Thanks shmoo- I knes you would know! If what the OP meant was that they are looking to add a 3rd cabin if some deal pops up after PIF, that would involve a name change on an existing cabin, at least one cabin having a single supplement and possibly increasing the fare of a 3rd person in a room becoming a second ful price adult? There's too much math here!
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Thanks shmoo- I knes you would know! If what the OP meant was that they are looking to add a 3rd cabin if some deal pops up after PIF, that would involve a name change on an existing cabin, at least one cabin having a single supplement and possibly increasing the fare of a 3rd person in a room becoming a second ful price adult? There's too much math here!
I believe OP was talking about removing her father and one son from the one room (making 2 people in room #2) and then booking the military rate for room #3 (father and one son). That would mean they would have to pay whatever penalties apply to Passengers 3 & 4 (usually those passengers are a lesser cost) for cancelling them from room #2. Then they must pay 2 adult fares for the military rate.

As I said, they would have to figure out how much they are going to lose by cancelling, and then see what the cost is for the new room.
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I believe OP was talking about removing her father and one son from the one room (making 2 people in room #2) and then booking the military rate for room #3 (father and one son). That would mean they would have to pay whatever penalties apply to Passengers 3 & 4 (usually those passengers are a lesser cost) for cancelling them from room #2. Then they must pay 2 adult fares for the military rate. As I said, they would have to figure out how much they are going to lose by cancelling, and then see what the cost is for the new room.
Shmoo- exactly!! I just can't stand paying rack rate! Thanks for all the responses- I guess I will see if anything pans out, either way I'm doing a cruise
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Old 09-13-2014, 11:04 PM   #7
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Yes!!! On our up coming cruise I added a room after the PIF date. I went from 4 in a 9c to 2 in a 7a and 2 in a 11b. They waived the penalty because I was spending more money. If the military discount is offered I would call and ask. It benefits DCL to allow it because they are making more money off of you. It never hurts to ask, and ask to speak to a supervisor. Good Luck.
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Yes!!! On our up coming cruise I added a room after the PIF date. I went from 4 in a 9c to 2 in a 7a and 2 in a 11b. They waived the penalty because I was spending more money. If the military discount is offered I would call and ask. It benefits DCL to allow it because they are making more money off of you. It never hurts to ask, and ask to speak to a supervisor. Good Luck.
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Sounds like what we're hoping to do. Move 2 people into their own room, rather than 4 adults in 1 room. If rates are worth paying [likely] penalty.
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