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Using FF points for cruises

mishugana

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Has anybody done this ? would it be more expensive than booking online?
 

Sandy VDH

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As a last resort only....

The only way it would make sense to use it is that you have points left, have no plans for using your points, it is past the pooling date, and your points will expire, and you also do not need any additional deposits in RCI (or II if that is your program.

Only if the points will truely be lost does it make sense to use it on a cruise etc.
 

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Only if the points will truely be lost does it make sense to use it on a cruise etc.

Even if this is true, it might work out better to rent those points to another owner (for $5-6.50 per k) and use that money towards paying for the cruise.

I posted something similar in response to this post on another board.
 

sandkastle4966

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i used RCI - it was a better deal using a cheap week for 4 people on Royal Caribean. was "break even" for 3 people.
 

lprstn

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Well if you compare points to $$ than it can be a bad deal, however they do have points sales when you are close to the sale date and the alloted cost includes staying at a nearby resort.

The specifics:

- can only book upto 10 months out
- Its for 2 people (but a small additional points cost for additional person)
- you can't borrow points to use, but you can rent them (within 90 day window) from Wyndam for $5 per 1000 pts if you need to
- has limited cruise lines and cruises.
- you can use PIC points for this
- the points cost is high (an off season 3 day cruise is going for 189,000 pts for 2 people w/ accommodations). oh and there is a small booking fee I believe

For me, I was going to use this when I had points that I wasn't going to use on weeks and it seemed better than paying more $$ out for a cruise.

If its worth it to you to deal in points and not $$ than go for it.
 

maggiesmom

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Using FF points??

Please explain to me what you can use your FF points for (ie cruises Ect..) I'm looking into buying FF soon and I'm trying to find out all that I can. Thank you.:hi:

maggiesmom
 

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Internally, they have land and sea cruise deal, where you can stay in one of the resort for 2 night and spend points in a cruise. The cruise is signed with Royal Caribbean or Carnival.

Currently, they have Carribbean, Bahamas, and Mexico line.

The charge is per room based. And I believe the room is per 2 adult. Don't know how much additional cost would be for adding kids.

Has not compared the cruise deal, so don't know if it worth it or not. Also, don't know the last min. deal. Sandy is the expert here, so I will take her word for it.

Last min rent out you should not expect to get $5.

The point is from 226k 3 days inside low season (Baja Mexico) to 1.1 M Outside 7 day prime season (Carribbean).

Jya-Ning
 

trinaqueen

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Craziness

Every once in a while I just call to get an idea how much a cruise would cost in points. There is a cruise I'm considering going on the last week of the year. I figured since I have over 450K points left, why not check out the cost in points....WHAT A JOKE!

1.9 million points for a window (no balcony) room
7 days from B-More to Bahamas
 
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