I just found out about fares for Carnival's new ship, the Pride. The innaugural sailing looks like a pretty good deal? Has anyone ever booked an innaugural cruise? I thought that if the cruise was canceled because the ship wasn't ready they gave you a free cruise??? This might be something we want to try if the deal is right. Any info would be appreciated.
I'm sailing on the inaguaral of the Spirit on 4-29-01. I'll let you know how it goes. I've heard that the service isn't as good on the maiden voyages, because the crew hasn't "meshed" yet. I'm not really concerned though...16 days of cruising in a Cat. 12 cabin is (almost) enough for me! I'll let you know what happens.
Depending on how far away from sailing they cancel a cruise determines how good of a reward you will get for your trouble. Usually only the people that get canceled on a weeks notice or so, get the free one. 1 or 2 weeks is good for 50% after that maybe nothing.