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What is a Future Cruise Deposit (FCD), what are the benefits and how do I apply this to my booking?

A Future Cruise Deposit (FCD) allows passengers to secure the on board booking benefits to apply to a future booking without having to commit whilst on board.



By securing an FCD you will receive On Board Spending Money when you make your next booking*

On Board Spending Money:

6-9 nights on board
Grill Accommodation = $200USD 
Balcony Accommodation = $150USD 
Inside / Outside Accommodation = $100USD

Sailings of 10 nights or more
Grill Accommodation = $400USD
Balcony Accommodation = $300USD
Inside/ Outside Accommodation = $200USD


*You do not have to take your cruise within this year. The FCD has to be applied to a booking within 1 year. We recommend taking a look at our Find & Book page to help you find your ideal holiday.

The OBC is based on nights spent on board and does not include travel to and from the vessel.

On board spending money can be spent in the on board shops, bars, spa and shore excursions. Please see What can on board spending money be used against? for more details.



Each Future Cruise Deposit costs £175** per person and payment is taken via a credit / debit card. You can purchase Future Cruise Deposit(s) via credit / debit card by visiting the Future Voyage Sales desk on board.

When you come to book your next cruise holiday, the £175** you paid for your FCD will be deducted from your deposit amount and you will be required to pay the difference (to make up the 15% deposit which includes any flights, hotels and transfer packages). The FCD will show as a payment received against your new booking.

**For guests who book through our German Market please note the Future Cruise Deposit is €250 Euros per person.

Please note some fares will be required to pay the full balance at the time of booking, these types of fares are not combinable with FCDs.

This benefit is available exclusively to you during your cruise and it is not available for purchase afterwards.


Who can purchase an FCD?


FCDs can only be purchased by guests travelling on board. Guests travelling on board cannot purchase an FCD for a friend or family member that is not travelling.   


FCDs are valid for 1 calendar year. The FCD should be applied to a future booking within the calendar year. If the FCD is not used within this timescale, the FCD is cancelled. The life of the FCD cannot be extended and refunds of unused FCDs are not available.


 How to book

The Future Cruise Deposit (FCD) is added to your Unique Reference Number (also known as URN or Cunard World Club membership number) ready for when you come to place your booking.

Once you have chosen your cruise you can book by speaking to our Customer Contact Centre (please visit our website for contact details) or by speaking to your Travel Agent.

You will need to quote your unique reference number (also known as a URN or Cunard World Club membership number) at the time of booking to ensure Future Cruise Deposit is applied to your booking.

If you have not yet chosen your holiday please a look at our Find & Book page where you will find details of all our cruise holidays.



Terms & Conditions

  • Each person on the booking must have an FCD in order to secure the OBC 
  • FCDs are loaded against the passengers URN. When you have decided on a cruise, this can be booked either through a Travel Agent or Directly with Cunard Line, this doesn’t have to be through your existing Travel Agent.
  • Combinable with the Cunard Fare and Early Saver Fares only (subject to the cruise of your choice being available)
  • A FCD can only be purchased on board Cunard, they are not available from P&O Cruises.
  • They are non transferable and cannot be transferred between brands (e.g. between Cunard Line and P&O Cruises)
  • They may only be used against new bookings
  • They can be used against a cruise of any duration or value
  • Future Cruise Deposits cannot be redeemed against Net Rate, Flat Rate, Late Saver or any other promotional fare
  • *Must be used within 1 calendar year of the date of creation
  • Cunard Line standard booking conditions will apply
  • on board spending money cannot be redeemed for cash
  • Cannot be refunded or transferred if you cancel your booking
  • Each person on the booking can only use one FCD. You cannot have more than one FCD per person on a booking. If there are two people on a booking they must each purchase an FCD in order to receive the benefits.

Additional Information

FCDs do not affect commission amounts.

Please see the guide on how to add a FCD to a booking.

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