Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Deals. Cruise Questions and Answers! > Ask CruiseMates Staff
Register Forgot Password?

Ask CruiseMates Staff Got a question? Our staff will do its best to help.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old August 11th, 2006, 10:22 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 197
Default ? re Discounts for Cruises

I'm taking my first CC in March and now dh and I are talking about booking another for next July to celebrate our 25th anniversary. MUCH rather do this than a party!

Anyway, I was wondering about a couple of things:

1. Would it be to our advantage to book the next one while we're on the first cruise?
2. What kind of a discount do you get for doing that (if any)?
3. What kind of a discount do you get for being a past cruiser (which we will be by then)?
4. Should I just wait and book it after our cruise with our TA?

I've been checking prices for the cruise that we're looking at (Legend out of NY on July 14/07) and after taking a summer holiday this year and now the cruise with the teen in March, we want to be able to keep our cost as low as we can and yet have a great holiday. That's why we thought of a cruise out of NY (we can drive there in 10.5 hr. from Ontario).

Can anyone help me with these questions? TIA.

Kim
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old August 12th, 2006, 10:41 AM
Kuki's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Right here :)
Posts: 22,384
Send a message via AIM to Kuki
Default

Carnival is one of the lines which does not offer discounts for booking onboard.

Also after one cruise you will receive past passenger offers, but I've found most of them can be bettered fairly easily by shopping with travel agents.
__________________
C U @ C,
Kuki
CruiseMates' Staff Writer
- The Kuki Side of Cruising-
A new Blog post every Wednesday
http://www.cruisemates.com/blog/author/kuki/
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old August 12th, 2006, 12:59 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 197
Default

Thank you Kuki. This information really helps me a lot. I'll shop for prices now and take advantage of early bookings or better cabin selection. That was one of my concerns of waiting. Already, believe it or not, the selection for the cabins for next July are getting a little limited.

Kim
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2006, 02:39 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 9
Default

Hi Kim,
You may want to consider (if you are close to the Toronto/Niagara area)
flying from Buffalo to New york. Considering the cost of fuel and possibly a pre cruise hotel, parking etc flying may be cheaper. Jet Blue usually has some great fares as does Continental. Usually around $150 U.S per person round trip.
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old August 13th, 2006, 02:51 PM
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 197
Default

That's a great idea Alicia. I'd much rather drive 4 hours or so than 10 1/2!

Kim
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Carnival Cruise Lines has eliminated on line discounts for their cruises texaspepper Carnival Cruise Lines 5 November 17th, 2010 06:35 AM
Discounts on cruises connier815 Royal Caribbean International 11 August 24th, 2007 12:48 PM
they have discounts for fire fighters, discounts for militar cherylroy Carnival Cruise Lines 43 April 16th, 2007 11:29 AM
discounts on future Princess Cruises KT Princess Cruise Lines 1 November 29th, 2004 09:52 PM
AARP DISCOUNTS ON CRUISES BUDDY Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 August 30th, 2003 04:14 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:36 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1