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Old October 19th, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Default Going alone

We are going on a cruise next march. I booked a balcony for the two of us, , unfortunely she can`t come. I am going alone, i am willing to pay
double for the balcony.
Do I have have to tell them That I am going alone . Can I tell them
when boarding the ship that my better half is not coming.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:18 PM
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If you are sure you are going solo, book as a solo so you only pay one set of taxes. If it's determined later that you'll take a cabinmate, that new person will pay only the second set of taxes.
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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:22 PM
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You can do it either way; if you tell them now, they'll refund the taxes for the second person now. If you wait until you check in at the pier, they'll refund your taxes then.

Sucks you can't find someone else to go with you because, as ruth stated, they would only have to pay the taxes (and of course gratuities).

Perhaps you might want to look for a roommate - plenty on here are looking.

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Old October 19th, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I'd think if you really wanted to let them assume she was coming, you could just announce her as a no show at check in. BUT, I don't know what advantage you think that would be.

What "ruthless" said about the taxes is true, depending on the cruise line.

Unless you are traveling with other friends, I'd think you'd want the ship to know you are traveling solo so they could take that into consideration when assigning your dining.
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