To Tennis bum,
In 1979 we paid $1800.00 per person for an obstructed view cabin.
Today for the same 11 day cruise I could do a balcony cabin for less than that to the Mexican Riviera. Kids were pretty cheap then at $250.00 per child.
I just got an advirtisement in the mail that kids can go for 99.00.
At the time of our first sail on Sitmar, I believe we paid full brochure rate. No one pays that today . There is so much competition .