A few years ago, before 9-11 and the new security, we heard of people who would book a cruise on a standby basis. Supposedly, they would book standby, wait at the port till boarding was complete, then pay very little to occupy a cabin that "no-showed"or didn't sell. Did this really happen ?
Does it happen in the new era of travel security ??
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In Canada there are TA's that take a small deposit for stanby cabins.
You specify which line , ship , location and cabin class.
The deposit varies as how far or near to departure you can cruise.
The min time is about fourteen days .
If that cruise you want becomes avaiable , you pay the fare and plane tickets to to port of embarkation. There normally is no reduction fares that close.
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