When should I book cruise in August 2008 out of New York?
We (3 adults and 3 kids) live in Toronto and thought that a cruise out of New York would save us on air fare (only a 10 hour drive!).
I prefer to go in the summer when the kids are off. I would also like to go during the period from the end of July to the first 3 weeks of August 2008.
I want to go to either Bermuda, or the Eastern Carribean and I want a 7 day cruise at a minimum. From what I can see the Carnival Miracle, RC Explorer of the Seas and the Carribean Princess are doing what I want (I don't want the Norwegian Spirit as I have already been on that one).
I am thoroughly confused about WHEN and HOW to book this to get the best deal. Everywhere I read, it says to book early, but I wouldn't mind taking my chances to get a good deal...I would be disappointed if we didn't go on a cruise, but I suppose that we could do something else.
Would it be foolish for me to wait, or is there a somewhat good chance that I could get a deal? (Our 2 cabins don't have to be too close to each other). I realize that these could sell out, but I would just kick myself if they were reduced. How do I find out what the prices for these cruises were last year...were these sailings sold out and WHEN?
Thanks for any advice!