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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:21 PM
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How can you find out how sold out your cruise is?


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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:37 PM
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Good ? It would be nice to know.

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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:54 PM
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This may sound like a "smart a**" answer but it's the best one I can think of. Call a travel agent or the cruise line's reservation department and see if you can book a cabin. It's about the best way to know for sure.

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Default Re: how do you know if it's a sold out ship?

I suggest asking your travel agent to call the cruise line. You can call them directly, but I'm not sure if they'll give this information out.

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Old August 20th, 2004, 07:18 AM
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I wasn't trying to be a smart a** with my question as I think some people thought. I have been reading here about people that know there ships are sold out, or near sold out, and prices beased on reservsations, so I was just eondering how you know. I don't have a TA I book online myself.

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Old August 20th, 2004, 09:39 AM
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Cru:
Your question was fine and perfectly valid. I just didn't want you to take my answer of calling a travel agent as being a contrite one. I apologize for the misunderstanding.

There is no online website or engine that shows how full each ship is, that is why I said to call a travel agent or perhaps the reservations department of the cruiseline, if they allow direct booking.

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Another way that takes a little longer is to go to one of the major on-line travel websites like travelocity, and search for your cruise. You can proceed as if you're booking to where you choose your cabin, and search on the different cabin levels to see what rooms are still available. You can get a feel from just checking a few as to how many or how few cabins are available. They have the same cabin availability as the cruise line. I've tested this thoery after putting cabins on hold or actually booking.
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Zinman:
Your method does become more accurate the closer you get to the sail date. If it is before the final payment date (60-70 days) then there may be large blocks of unsold cabins held by agencies that are reliquished when final payment is due.

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I tried the online thning and it appears my category must be soldout. is this good or bad?

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Good or bad in reference to what? Are you looking to be upgraded, is that why you want to know if the cruise is sold out?

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Old August 27th, 2004, 12:22 PM
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I'm iffy on the upgrade thing. I like to location of my current assignment, of course I did buy a cheaper room and a free upgrade could be nice, But then again I like ti current location and would hate to brop down a few decks for an upgrade. I have a good location with the cheap room............

If I already have a specific cabin number can they still change me?

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Default Re: how do you know if it's a sold out ship?

This question brings to mind a quote from "Cruise Savvy", a funny and useful book for cruise neophytes by noted passenger ship expert & author John Maxtone-Graham: "Onboard every cruise ship in the world, there is a sign firmly bolted to the purser's desk, announcing that the vessel is sold out and that cabin changes are impossible. That sign remains in place even when the vessel is patently half-full."

Particularly with all one's on-board chages linked to the room key-card, cruise lines just don't want to be bothered with the hassle of cabin-juggling for disgruntled passengers any more, except in the most extreme circumstances-- such as a toilet persistantly operating in reverse.
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all of the web sites tas etc only know what the cruise line tells them--the cruise line will release cabins as required by sales ---the only way to really know is a cruise is sold out is to go to the cruise web site and when they dont show a cabin available in any catagory then its sold out----------------or maybe not ---------

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