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Old July 25th, 2011, 09:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie by the sea View Post
Everyone talks about price drops and checking, but how do i check for the drops? do i use the cruise line web sites? a discounter (vacations to go, etc)? travel sites(orbitz, expedia, etc)?

i usually check the crusie line sites, but it's hard to see when the low price is on a different sailing.

what is the best way to check for price drops?
Bernie, IMO, the best way to check for price drop's is to go to the cruiseline site and do a "dummy" booking (everything except the final payment). The price drop is only good for the cruiseline site, not for any other site's.
Originally Posted by jackieb View Post
We booked after the early saver fares and now the cruise has went up $60. We're booked in a guaranteed balcony so I hope this means that the ship is almost full and that we'll get a great upgrade.
Jackie, if you have the time, go to the Carnival website and look at the available and the "waitlist" cabin's. That will tell you how full the ship is and whether an upgrade would even be possible. If the price of the cabin has gone up there's probably not much chance of an upgrade, IMO .
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