I never realized how dismally inept some of the posters at the "other" web site can be but I went there to see the conversation on the new RCL policy and I saw things that made me laugh.
One guy said he has this plan for making the cheapest cruise vacation...
He looks for the cheapest airfare to Ft lauderdale and books it first - THEN he looks for various ships sailing out of there that week and books the cheapest one.
What is YOUR cruise shopping strategy, point by point, including airfare? If we share them all maybe we will find some nuggets of wisdom and come up with a really good plan.