Thank you to ShipMaven for starting this thread and setting the story straight. Also to others whose experiences with getting HAL promo credits (successfully and not-so-sucessfully) for inspiring me to ask my TA about Promo #7031. We are sailing the 'Mighty Zuidy' on July 24th, and had booked this over six months ago, no promotion but a decent View and Verandah Sale rate on a cat. BA. Because of another thread, we paid an additional $200 per cabin for an upgrade to SS - not quite S but still very nice IMHO. This Promo thread inspired me to call my TA to ask HAL and insist on getting the 7031 credit, since I did not already have a promo claimed. She asked and she got it - $50 per person! Bottom line: YOU DON'T GET IT IF YOU DON'T ASK! Now...what to spend that shipboard credit on? Pinnacle Grill? Bingo cards? :-D
8 days and counting...I haven't stopped doing the doc dance and look forward to putting my feet up on the deck chairs. Woohoo!
After reading this thread, I shot an email to my TA advising him of the "possibility" of an on board credit. While not really expecting to get it, I was surprised when I got his reply today: "Joel, you have spoiled the surprise. This has been on your reservation since February. You are receiving a $50 per person onboard credit."
I cannot say enough good things about my TA!!! Yeeeeeees!
That is correct. You just turn that voucher in at the front desk so that they can show it on your account. When you get your charge statement at the end of your cruise, it will show the $50 p/p shipboard credit has been applied towards your balance.
Is this the way HAL handles ALL the shipboard credits??? I would of thought it would of been easier for them just to add it onto the shipboard credit account and subtract it from that total at the end of the cruise. I know thats the way MOST of the cruiselines handle it now but perhaps NOT HAL. =shrug