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Old June 25th, 2001, 12:37 AM
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Default Where are all the deals???

The last couple years we've booked our winter cruises quite far in advance and got some great early booking deals. Is there a reason we're not seeing as many this year? We've found a few, but none that make us drop everything and scramble to book it, like the last couple years. I know there are more and bigger ships being built, so certainly the supply is at least as high as the demand ... can anyone weigh in on this?
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Old June 26th, 2001, 08:07 PM
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Default Re: Where are all the deals???

Tom:
I, too, thought there would be more price wars with all the new ships......just haven't seen a lot of that yet. I have seen some good deals for Alaska, but nothing too impressive for the Caribbean yet. Good luck in your search and let us know if you find anything.
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Old June 27th, 2001, 03:03 PM
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Default Re: Where are all the deals???

RCI & Celebrity ran a great Instant Purchase deal at the beginning on May. It was only run for a short period of time, but from these many cruise forums, it sounded very successful. I am sure something great will come your way.
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Old July 16th, 2001, 07:07 AM
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I, too, am puzzled by the lack of real deals this year as compared to 2000. With the economy being soft, I have heard from travel companies that bookings for cruises are way down. More ships with less people traveling should equal some incredible savings, but I haven't seen them. I cruise in Nov. and Dec. when rates are down. There's nothing spectacular out there yet. Last year I was seeing seven-day cruises going for $399 and one for $299 in the late fall including port and taxes. The best I am seeing now is about $499. Perhaps the cruise lines would rather have fewer people at better prices.
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Old August 29th, 2001, 01:34 PM
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Default Re: Where are all the deals???

What you are saying is that $499 for a seven day winter time carib cruise is not a deal? Presuming you are looking at ships that you do not have to row, I'd jump all over $499.
Most of the off price cruise lines like Premiere are gone.
Please post any $299 cruises (on a real ship) so that the rest of us can go at that price.
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