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Ajani
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PostSubject: Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums   Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2007 12:59 pm

I'm blogging about group cruises today and, I'd like to know how the group cruises work here on Cruise Freek Forums. I need to know:

-What type of incentives can be offered (onboard credit, etc)
-What the advantage is of booking a group cruise

And anything else can tell me about groups and how they work would be great.

Thanks in advance!
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums   Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums Icon_minitimeWed Aug 22, 2007 5:27 pm

Ajani,

Amenities can vary from nothing (if not available on a specific sailing) to onboard spending credits, bottle of wine, fruit baskets, cheese plates, photo coupons, photo albums, logo towels, robes, slippers, etc.

Typically the biggest advantages are the amenities, and sometimes discounted rates. RCI and Celebrity don't offer discounts on groups, but Carnival and some others do offer discounted rates on groups. Also groups can often secure the room categories (and even specific room numbers) that they want, keeping the group together if so desired.

And of course, there's always the FUN of cruising together with fellow Freeks!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums   Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums Icon_minitimeThu Aug 23, 2007 7:22 pm

Group cruises offer special bonding more than anything. Yes, amenties usually are offered. An example, the one I am just about finished with is giving a bottle of wine to each cabin, $50 OBC and a 2 hour cocktail hour with hot and cold appetizers. Some will offer other things. It depends on the amount of points that are earned, based on the $$ amount brought into the cruise line.

As Ivanova mentioned some lines do offer cabin discounts, these are rare. Most likely you will get the blocked space she was mentioning so the group will be together. The cruise line will also work to help secure special rooms for meetings, special dinner reservations, etc.

One other feature is, for every 8 cabins sold, 1 birth is free. I am generalizing as some lines have different qualifications for a free birth, but this is the general rule. The free birth can go to the tour leader, it can be raffled off or actual savings can be devided by the number who are cruising to reduce the cost per person.

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PostSubject: Re: Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums   Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums Icon_minitimeThu Aug 23, 2007 11:16 pm

Also, the free berth means free cruisefare. Port charges and government taxes still need to be paid on that berth.
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PostSubject: Re: Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums   Tell me how group cruises work on Cruise Freek Forums Icon_minitimeThu Aug 23, 2007 11:47 pm

Ivanova wrote:
Also, the free berth means free cruisefare. Port charges and government taxes still need to be paid on that berth.
yep, I should have added that.

Nita:!:
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