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MyVegas Norwegian rewards

Discussion in 'MyVegas' started by gdw, Nov 18, 2019.

  1. gdw

    gdw Tourist

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    Hi everyone, I just used my reward point for a Norwegian cruise and after looking at terms and conditions found I may have to pay nearly 600 dollars pp to cover state taxes and fuel supplements etc. Is this correct ? If so I can book this for approx 600 english pounds all in( I'm based in England ). Anyone else used points for a norwegian cruise on here ?
     
  2. SH0CK

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    Yes. You will pay those port fees per person.
     
  3. neminem

    neminem Low-Roller

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    Only like half of that is port fees, though. I saw the same fine print, and then laughed at how much of a ripoff it is - you're paying a legitimate couple hundred dollars in taxes and port fees, then another couple hundred dollars that they're just straight-up pocketing. 500 bucks for a "free" cruise, when I can get that same cruise for ~$650 full price straight from Norwegian - that takes guts. Same exact scam we fell for from a timeshare a few years ago - we went to a presentation a few years ago after being promised that we could get a 4 day cruise for just $80 in port fees. I wasn't excited about a Carnival cruise, but for $80, we said sure. Then we got our certificate for a "free cruise" at the end, called them up, and they wanted $200 per person - the rest being for "processing fees", i.e. they'd just pocket the money. $200 for a "free cruise" that was selling for about $250 at the time from the Carnival site. We passed on that, and on this one, too. Such a joke.
     
  4. Pullmyfinger

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    does the 650$ includes everything from Norwegian? I was looking at the cruise as well just want to get a sense of how much this "free" cruise is saving me. I figure if "free" (or not free) is still saving me something, that's still something.
     
  5. Pullmyfinger

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    I'm doing a comparison against Costco travel, looks like the price difference can vary from 150 to 300 less per stateroom (2 ppl occupancy) depending on the cruise and travel dates however Costco comes with alot of extras, and I mean alot of extras that can easily be around 250-300. But again, if you are all about saving money, and do not care for the extras, this might save you a couple hundred spending on the cruise and the date of travel
     
  6. gdw

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    I've never know Costco has a travel site. Looked at the cruise and dont see any extras on there and was wondering if these prices are available to uk members
     
  7. MCann

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    Is the price you can book in the UK for 650 inclusive of all fees? I booked a cruise for spring break, and when I was looking Norwegian, the 900-1100 USD per person cruise was 1500-1800 USD up at the checkout page because they still add on all of those fees.
     
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  8. gdw

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    Yes price is all in with no port taxes or any taxes
     
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    Hmm. Maybe a difference in markets or ports or are you looking at Florida ports? I ended up booking royal Caribbean out of Tampa (not MY choice) and it too had a price and then a real price. Some of the norwegian rewards I looked at recently were the exact same itinerary and home base as the ones I was shopping for spring break directly through the cruise line, and they all had actual costs 500-700 per person USD more than the advertised rate (although I think about 200 of that was for upgrading one service level to pick cabin location...the base rate still had several hundred in fees and didn't qualify for any of the promotional upgrades they were giving out 'free' at the time, so maybe take that off and it was more like 300 to 500 in taxes and fees...mostly made up fees.
     
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  10. Pullmyfinger

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    not sure, but i know on the US site, the add extras are quite bit, like free massage, 100 min internet, food voucher, costco gift card, casino chips, etc