• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 30 years!

    Join Tens of Thousands of other Owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered 24 hours a day!
  • TUG started 30 years ago in October 1993 as a group of regular Timeshare owners just like you!

    Read about our 30th anniversary: Happy 30th Birthday TUG!
  • TUG has a YouTube Channel to produce weekly short informative videos on popular Timeshare topics!

    Free memberships for every 50 subscribers!

    Visit TUG on Youtube!
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $21,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $21 Million dollars
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free!

    60,000+ subscribing owners! A weekly recap of the best Timeshare resort reviews and the most popular topics discussed by owners!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    All T-shirt options here!
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

Timeshares of any value for cruises?

PClapham

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
978
Reaction score
12
Points
378
Location
Cleveland
Resorts Owned
WorldMark
Foxrun
I don't think they are any value for cruises but would like to hear the opinions of others.....

anitak
 

Passepartout

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2007
Messages
28,674
Reaction score
17,526
Points
1,299
Location
Twin Falls, Eye-Duh-Hoe
Rarely. This subject has been discussed regularly. Seems someone found some value in booking some cruises through II that offered a discount and didn't require depositing a week. I'm not an II member so couldn't test it to see if it was a better discount than say, Vacationstogo's cash price.

So far, anytime I have put my MF cost up against the discount offered by a cruise discounter, the only time I've come out ahead (using RCI) would be to book 4 cabins.

Jim
 

Keep Traveling

TUG Member
Joined
Oct 23, 2008
Messages
639
Reaction score
45
Points
388
Location
Orlando
I have tested my weeks extensively and it works well on Certain cruises.

My weeks that are PINK or white seem to work OK.

They really only work good for people with 2 in the cruise.

If you maintenance fees are over $500 for a week it's probably not a good idea.

KT
 

PClapham

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
978
Reaction score
12
Points
378
Location
Cleveland
Resorts Owned
WorldMark
Foxrun
This is what I thought- but was hoping... Oh well.

thanks

anitak
 

jhac007

TUG Member
Joined
Oct 30, 2005
Messages
435
Reaction score
86
Points
388
Location
West Virginia
Resorts Owned
Ko Olina BC, Waioha BC, Crystal Shores (2 Gold), Kierland (Gold Plus), Ocean Pointe, Eagle's Nest, Vistana BC, Villas at Doral, Mizner Place, Windward Pointe, Star Island
It worked well for me because I broke my four bedroom Westgate into three weeks (three units) and used the two bedroom unit (out of the three) to book on the Oasis Of The Seas- with a balcony (Royal Carribbean) for a decent discount (almost $1000 IIRC). Therefore I still had two one bedroom units left.

Jim
 
Last edited:
Top