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Old August 13th, 2008, 03:24 PM
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FOR US CRUISE NUTS THAT LIVE IN CANADA - IT IS DOUBLE OR MORE THE PRICE OF A CRUISE THAT IS ADVERTISED. SO FOR A 7 DAY CARIBBEAN CRUISE THAT IS $600.00 - WE HAVE TO ADD ON ANOTHER $700.00 FOR AIR AND ANOTHER $500.00 FOR INS. AND OTHER MISC. I CANNOT GET A CRUISE LESS THAN $1800.00. TIMES THAT BY 2 AND OUR ORDINARY CRUISE IS $5,000.00 FOR HUBBY AND ME BEFORE WE START SPENDING. ANY CANADIANS OUT THERE THAT KNOW OF A CHEAPER WAY TO GET TO A CRUISE? I AM FRUSTRATED AND BROKE.
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Old August 13th, 2008, 04:54 PM
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Deb... except for people who are near to port cities, everyone (Canadian or not) has to pay air fare, or drive to the port of embarkation.

You can definitely save money on insurance. I insured an upcoming 12 day cruise for $300. Always look for 3rd party insurance, rather than buying what is also an inferior product from the cruise lines.

One money saving tip if you want to avoid the big cost of airtravel, look at some cruises which sail from Montreal or Quebec City.
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There are several ways that we have kept our cruising costs down. First we have driven to NYC to take a 10 day caribbean cruise which we booked thru an on-line travel agency. We also saved money by staying outside of Manhattan (about 40 miles) which allowed us to pay less than $100 for a hotel room. Secondly we have used our airline points to get to our embarkation point and thirdly we book only guaranteed inside cabins since we are not claustrophobic and basically only use the cabin to sleep.
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$700 for air sounds cheap, we pay $1500/each for our next cruise.
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Youa re lucky, you live in Toronto where you can catch a flight on any number of airlines and not pay as much as I do flying from Edmonton to Miami...

I need to book a flight for January and the best price I have found so far is $1200......you could get it for $700-800....

Try doing what some of the other Canadians do near border cities--drive to Detroit or the nearest US city and catch a flight from there, which will be much cheaper than anything out of Toronto Pearson!!! Pearson airport, by the way, has extrordinarily expensive landing fees, so flights can be more expensive if they go through Toronto!
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misguidedangel is right - we drive across the border to Detroit and pick up airfares to Miami for about $300. Then it becomes a 3 hr direct flight, much less stressful !
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