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Old 02-28-2013, 12:28 PM   #1
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Book a B2B and stay on board?

Hi. I was wondering if anyone had sailed and then loved it so much that they booked while on board for the next cruise and stayed on board? Maybe have to switch cabins but still get to just turn around and get right back on the ship? Thanks!
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:58 PM   #2
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Hi. I was wondering if anyone had sailed and then loved it so much that they booked while on board for the next cruise and stayed on board? Maybe have to switch cabins but still get to just turn around and get right back on the ship? Thanks!
I remember reading when DCL did the Baltic a few years ago, they were trying to get people onboard to stay for following cruises (since they hadn't sold real well). I'm pretty sure I read that some people took them up on it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:17 PM   #3
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I remember reading when DCL did the Baltic a few years ago, they were trying to get people onboard to stay for following cruises (since they hadn't sold real well). I'm pretty sure I read that some people took them up on it.
I would love to know what kind of deals they offered.
Guess it would only work if you are retired with no other plans.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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I remember reading when DCL did the Baltic a few years ago, they were trying to get people onboard to stay for following cruises (since they hadn't sold real well). I'm pretty sure I read that some people took them up on it.
We would have loved to taken one of the Baltic cruises, but the pricing for them was way out of sight!!! THAT's why they didn't sell well.

I guess we should have re checked pricing "last minute" vs. Day 1
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:16 PM   #5
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We're doing two cruises B2B in April on the Dream. I really want to see the Dream but 4 days is too short! lol! We booked the same room for both cruises. I was told when the first cruise comes back to Port Canaveral, you would get off the ship for maybe an hour and wait in a special room that has wifi. You don't need to pack up your stuff or move it to another room. We'll see how it goes in 52 days!!
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We're doing two cruises B2B in April on the Dream. I really want to see the Dream but 4 days is too short! lol! We booked the same room for both cruises. I was told when the first cruise comes back to Port Canaveral, you would get off the ship for maybe an hour and wait in a special room that has wifi. You don't need to pack up your stuff or move it to another room. We'll see how it goes in 52 days!!
When we did this on the Dream, we had the same cabin both sailings, so we didn't pack up anything. We were the last to leave the ship, went down to the customs area, made a left and then went back up the escalator to an empty lobby to get new room keys, etc. as your first "account" is closed out. We waited in the concierge area, don't recall there being WiFi available, but I am not sure we tried to use it. We then reboarded before they let everyone in the terminal and could pretty much go where we wanted, pool, Cove Cafe, our cabin, etc. If we went to our cabin, we were asked to stay there so that people would not see us coming and going. It was a great time to take pictures around the ship without all those pesky tourists getting in the way.
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Thank you! That sounds awesome!! I love taking pictures without pesky tourists in the way!! LOL! Especially since I haven't been on the Dream yet! I cannot wait!!

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When we did this on the Dream, we had the same cabin both sailings, so we didn't pack up anything. We were the last to leave the ship, went down to the customs area, made a left and then went back up the escalator to an empty lobby to get new room keys, etc. as your first "account" is closed out. We waited in the concierge area, don't recall there being WiFi available, but I am not sure we tried to use it. We then reboarded before they let everyone in the terminal and could pretty much go where we wanted, pool, Cove Cafe, our cabin, etc. If we went to our cabin, we were asked to stay there so that people would not see us coming and going. It was a great time to take pictures around the ship without all those pesky tourists getting in the way.
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Hi. I was wondering if anyone had sailed and then loved it so much that they booked while on board for the next cruise and stayed on board? Maybe have to switch cabins but still get to just turn around and get right back on the ship? Thanks!
To anser the original question. Yes you can. Contact the booking agent on board while you are on board. If there are openings they can make it happen. It actually is a lot more work than you might think. They try to link the CM's already assigned to you, figure out how to get you switched over to the next cruise (internal). Way easier if you are paying for the cruise with the credit card. They will contact shore side books to get you hooked up (external). Give them a couple of days heads up.

If approved and everything works out, if in the same room, you will not have to pack up. If you have to move, you will need to pack your bags and they will relocate them for you. You will be required to leave the ship for about an hour, the staff on board will let you know the process as each ship is different.

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We just did a B2B on the Dream in December. Yes, you get put into the concierge lounge but there is no wifi. We tried. But we were only there for less than an hour and then were back on the ship by 10:30 am. So we went up to the Cove Cafe and had "coffee" (coffee amended with something) and read until lunch. You can connect to wifi there but of course you have to pay for it. No free wifi.
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