Saw your post and wanted to get a little more info.
I'm considering taking a 10 day Panama Canal partial crossing cruise. Leave date 23 March on the HAL Zuderdam out of Ft. Lauderdale. I only book balconies and above and see that VacationsToGo is listing a balcony for $1299 plus port charges/taxes and a suite for $1599 plus port charges/taxes. I have cruised circa 18 times so not a "newbie" and usually make them as casual as I can.
To get straight to the point, would you be splitting the cost, or looking for your cost to be covered? If you would be splitting the cost, then I would appreciate more info. If not, good luck to you.
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