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Old November 4th, 2005, 05:21 PM
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Default Booking the family reunion cruise

I've been tasked with finding a cruise for my husband's family, we'll probably need 7 to 8 cabins. Are there any cruiselines that give a discount for booking a certain number of cabins?

We're looking at the Caribbean, 7D, that leaves out of Miami or FLL. Due to the kids school schedules we'll have to do this between the last week in June and 3rd week in August. Kids range in age from 5 to 18 and adults from 40s to 70s.

I'd love to do the Voyager class of RCCL but don't know if they would do a discount.

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Old November 4th, 2005, 08:15 PM
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Hi,

Get a good TA and get him/her going !!! Most, if not all lines, have '' group discounts'', generally starting at 10 cabins +++, but most will '' talk'' when looking at 7 or 8. A good TA knows how to '' talk the talk and walk the walk'' and with whom.
RCCL is a very good choice indeed for the age group you have in mind.
Their sibling, Celebrity, no longer does Carribean during Summer time.
Consider Princess: refined enough for the older ones, very good kids program for the younger set, and Carribean Princess lives there all year round.

Good luck
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Old November 5th, 2005, 10:40 AM
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You can usually start getting discounts for a group cruise after you have booked 8 cabins. That usually entitles you to one free berth, (not cabin), which can be used as a discount or allowing someone a free ride. Taxes and port charges still must be paid. For every 8 cabins extra you get an additional berth. Two berths equal one cabin that is equal to the average cost of the cabins purchased. If everyone buys a suite then you get a suite, if most buy an outside with some an inside and some a suite you will probably get credit for an outside. If everyone gets an inside except for a couple then you get the inside. Whatever the average is. It is best to work with a TA that specializes in groups as they can often get you more 'perks' than you can by yourself. They may be able to fit you into a larger group booking and save you further. You do not have to 'be' part of that group, just booked under the same grouping.
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