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Old March 1st, 2006, 02:57 PM
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Default Alaskan Cruise 2007

Can anyone advise how early the cruises become available for booking for the next year?
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Hi retcop, (if your screen name means what I think it does, THANKS!)

It depends on the cruise line. Do you have a certain line in mind?

For instance Princess doesn't have any Alaska cruises up yet for 2007, but Carnival does.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 04:28 PM
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Default Thanks to Fern for assistance

Yes,
My email name means what it says, 22 yrs. worth. My family is taking our parents on an Alaskan cruise in 2007 to celebrate their 60th Anniversary so we want to try and get the best deal we can.

I have seen the Carnival ads Iwas just curious when to check back on others to do comparison.

Appreciate the Thanks.
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 08:12 PM
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Hi again retcop,

I'd suggest you find a good local travel agent. Our's has the "Certified Cruise Consultant" designation. Look for a company that has been in business for a long time.

Visiting with a TA won't cost you anything and a good TA is worth their weight in gold! You may be able to find something a little cheaper online, but this sounds like a very important cruise. Some online TA's will give you a good price but once you book with them they're "gone". (Not all, just SOME!) Anyone who advertises on the Cruisemates board is okay. They've been checked and double checked to be sure!

A good TA will run "interference" for you if you have any problems or questions. (And no, I'm not a TA, just have a wonderful one!)

And wow! 22 years as a police officer! I don't know where you are, but thanks again for doing one of the hardest jobs EVER!
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We booked Alaska on Carnival Spirit July 18, 2007. Can't wait.
We can't order excursions until 180 days prior to cruise.

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FYI: Not all cruise lines start booking their itineraries at the same time.

We booked our Alaskan cruise 12 months in advance, and some of the prime cabins on the deck we wanted were gone already!

We booked our Panama cruise for December 2007 two months ago! We know that's early, but then we wanted a specific cabin on a specific deck.

If you don't really have a certain cabin or deck you want to be on...you can book anytime the itinerary opens up...which is usually about a year to 16 months in advance.
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Default Alaskan Cruise 2007

retcop

We have policemen friends and know what hey go through: therefore , thanks for being there for someone throughout your career as I know you were.

We booked the Holland - Volendam this June for June 2007, and also have booked our excursions. There are 54 of us going from the surrounding area, and when we finished booking, there were only 11 cabins left.

As previously posted, all cruise lines don't book the same way.

Hope you have a wonderful cruise with your family.

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