Reading through the weekend newspapers, you come across the travel section, filled with offers by various companies, some may be similar in cost/destinations. So how do you decide who to call or who’s website to check out? Here at Cruise Club UK we want to explain about the hidden extras and service charges passed onto you NOT by the Cruise Companies, but by the Travel Agent’s you book through

Booking Fee’s

So you decide to make that exciting call to enquire or book your chosen cruise, you’ve gone through all the process, picked your cabin and then you’re asked for the payment, be it deposit of full balance. Your cruise is advertised at £599 per person so this is what you are expecting to pay right?

With Cruise Club UK = Nil charge

Competitors = At least £10 per person booking fee

Credit card Charges

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You’re then asked ‘What kind of card are you paying on today?’ And here’s where you’re hit with another charge

Cruise Club UK = No charge for deposit on any type of card apart from 3% on American Express (lots of customers then choose to pay by credit card or debit card). Balance we charge 2% on credit card and no charge for debit card payments

Competitors = Charge 2.5% for any payments made on a credit card, be it deposit/part payment or balance. A 4% charge applies for American Express

So on a eg: £599 per person cruise, paying a deposit of £200 each your credit card charge from our competitors would be £5 per person

Amendments

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All booked and you would prefer an earlier flight time or to upgrade your cabin, not a problem with Cruise Club UK – If the cost decreases/increases the value of your cruise we can charge upto £35 per person for amending your cruise. This is only in extreme circumstances. I would advise to call our helpful Aftersales Department to discuss further

Competitors = A charge of £40 per person is taken at the time of your amended cruise regardless of your individual needs

Cancellation

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On some occasions the need to cancel your cruise is necessary. All Cruise Companies will normally charge loss of deposit depending on when you cancel. We understand that it can be a traumatic time and wouldn’t want to add to your stress. That’s why here at Cruise Club UK we don’t add any extra ££££’s on to profit from our customers. Other agents will charge upto £50 per person

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 Approx. 2 weeks before you’re ready to set sail, tickets are issued by your booking agent. But guess what? A charge of £10 per dispatch is passed on to you, just for sending your cruise documents via 1st class post! Cruise Club UK won’t charge you a penny, after all you won’t get very far without your tickets, plus we send tickets in a branded ticket wallet complete with luggage labels

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Your hidden extras come in at £20 per person and that’s not taking into consideration that along the way you may want to tweak or change some of your Cruise Holiday details

Why pay extra when with us you don’t have to! Here’s something else to tempt you:

Here at Cruise Club UK we award new and existing customers with our industry leading Loyalty Bonus Points Scheme

For every cabin booked you earn Bonus Points, each point is worth a £1

So, book the following cabin types:

Inside Cabin = 25 Bonus Points

Outside Cabin = 35 Bonus Points

Balcony or above cabin = 50 Bonus Points

Bonus Points can then be redeemed against future bookings

Our Special ‘Double Bonus Points’ events give you even more money off our fantastic offers. We will notify you via email/post prior to these promotions

Here’s what you need to know:

A minimum spend applies of £699 per person

A maximum of 50 Bonus Points can be redeemed per cabin at any one time

Our helpful and knowledgeable Sales Team will automatically check your Bonus Points Balance at the time of enquiry, offering you further savings off your Cruise

 


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Did you know here at Cruise Club UK we have a Loyalty Bonus Scheme. Book your chosen cabin type and you can receive up to 50 Bonus Points (1 Point = £1) That’s a saving of up to £50 off your next cruise booked with us.

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