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II exchange for Cruise -- anyone use this option?

Johnsky

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I recently discovered TUG -- hello everyone!

Has anyone done an II exchange for a Cruise? The II website states there is a transaction fee for the exchange, plus a variable charge that is based on the value of your TS and the value of the cruise, stateroom, etc.

I'm just wondering if you have a Platinum week to exchange, would those variable $ they charge be a little or a lot? I'm sure a lot depends also on the specific cruise selected, but wondered if it is possible to secure some cruises for only a small amount of extra cash?
 

CeeWoo

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I've never done it with II but I looked into it a couple times with RCI.

Beyond the point that I would've given up a week in a Condo (that you pay MF on), their cost (not even factoring in my cost of the TS) was higher than I could have purchased the cruise for anyhow.

I'm sure their may be instances where it works out in your favor, my experiences were not so hot!
 

DeniseM

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These are almost never good deals - you have to give up your TS week and them pay a fee that is nearly as much as a discounted cruise. Especially with the resorts you own - it would be a rip off!

Here's another idea - rent your Hawaii weeks and apply the rent to a cruise.

AND - Welcome to TUG! :hi:
 
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