We were once blessed with a last minute deal offered to us from our hometown TA. She called us as soon as she was told it was available and it was a 5 day cruise for $249pp and third was $99 so basically for a 5 day cruise we only spend $200 each which included all port and taxes! $40 per diem is unheard of and I don't think we will ever see that happen again...darn it! <G> Now I will admit that right after 9/11 we did a couple cruises and they were offering us to remain onboard for $50per diem, just unfortunately we had already been on a back to back so had to go home, again..darn it! <>
There were 3 One back in 1984 on the Sitmar Fairseas out of LA to Mexico 10 day's with air from NJ fot 2 in an outside cabin port tax and everything was only $1.500 for the 2 of us .
Another was on the RCCI SOS & NCL's Seaward back in 1989 back to back cruises with port tax was only $1.300 for the both of us .No air .
And the best was on Regen Sea $ Star back to back cruises from Jamm. on 2/ 14/90 with air from NYC 14 days was only $1.600 for the both of us with air .And remember this was hight season winter time .It could cost that much just for air fair to get to the Caribbean in the winter time.
I originally thought my best deal was last year on the Norway -- 7 days, Eastern Carib, inside cabin, $430 each for two ($860) total ---- BUT!!!!!! we just booked the Victory, 7 days, Eastern Carib, Upper Deck, Oceanview cabin, $415 each for a total of $830 for two.
Hard to beat that.
(for you Norway haters ---- yes, I know she is old and tired, but she still has class).
Carnival Pride 1/9 - Special 4 day Bahamas sailing before she went into regular service. $404 per person for a balcony 8A and was given an automatic upgrade to 8F. Maybe does not sound like a GREAT deal, but usually the prices are much higher for brand new ship! Was the best stateroom I have been in so far! Also enjoyed the entire ship!
My daughter got a deal on the Paradise last year, $299 each for her and husband, $199 for her au pair and $99 for her son, so for less than $900, they had a 7 day cruise for 4.
My best deal I guess is the upcoming cruise on the destiny, $500 each for a balcony cabin incl. all taxes, this was booked just after the 9/11 incident......jean