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Old October 11th, 2005, 07:09 AM
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Default Bargain or not? Booking while on a cruise?

Hello everyone.
Has anyone found a bargain when booking a new cruise while on one?
If so any special tips when you should do this? Should you wait untill the end of your trip or does it matter? Would love alot of help on this.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 08:48 AM
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You generally won't find any bargain booking onboard. However, some of the cruise lines give a shipboard credit for your next cruise when you book onboard.

You can then take your booking and transfer it to your travel agent in hopes of getting a better price.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 10:00 AM
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Mostly you just get on board credit. This is about the only thing you get as a bonus for booking on board. You used to get good discounts and were allowed to do ghost bookings but, from everything I've seen lately, those days are gone. Shop around before you go on the cruise and you'll know if you are getting any kind of deal.
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Old October 13th, 2005, 01:42 PM
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We *always* do an open booking when sailing Princess and usually geta $100 per person credit (balcony cabin). Then we just transfer it to the travel agency we book through when the right trip comes along, and the booking is good for I think 2-4 years. Only $100 per person to do so.

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Old October 14th, 2005, 09:46 AM
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Default thank you everyone

Thanks, thats ashame they don't do more..
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Old January 5th, 2006, 12:52 PM
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I usually book something while on board usually open ended booking, the deposit is only $100 per person regardless of length of cruise, I get onboard credit, and once I book something I can transfer the whole shibang to my usual agent and get the lost price and any further reductions if they become available later.

It is an all around win - win situation. Also fully refundable if you change your mind.
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