The cruise price does NOT include the $10/day gratuity.
Good deal? As compared to what? What cabin category is it?
I find the cruise that I want and do some shopping for the lowest bottom line price.
I find that it is a crap shoot on "deals". On our next cruise, Princess dropped the price $1600/cabin. It was good for a few days and the the TA's did not know about it. I got my TA to call Princess and we got the lower rate.
Now, today, on this same cruise the prices are going up and not down.
SS Norway (12 times) '85 - '97; Radiance OS 06/01; Island Princess 11/04, Grand Princess 11/04/05, Golden Princess 7/21/06, Golden Princess 2/24/07, Explorer of the Seas 12/23/07, Island Princess 11/15/08