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Old February 12th, 2003, 06:47 AM
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Default How long can I wait??

My family, 6 of us, is planning a 5 day cruise on the Sensation on
July 7. Right now the prices I'm finding are a bit steep to pay for 6 that is. How long do you think is safe to wait for price drops and still get on. We're not picky about our rooms. My husband and I have only cruised in Jan. Wasn't sure about summer...Help
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Old February 12th, 2003, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: How long can I wait??

I would think that prices are going to drop significantly when we go to war with Iraq. I know they dropped through the floor right after 9/11.

Ships tend to sail full during the summer because people travel with their families then so you probably are not going to see the rock bottom prices you are seeing for current sailings.
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Old February 12th, 2003, 08:53 AM
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My experience has been lots of deals in the winter but July is when school is out and they dont have any problems filling ships and not many deals to be found.
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Old February 12th, 2003, 10:32 AM
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That's peak season and the deals are few and far between. Barring any major outside influence, (I honestly think action against Iraq itself won't make that big an impact), prices will remain high for that time period.
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Old February 13th, 2003, 02:38 AM
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Default Re: How long can I wait??

I agree with Jim. I think the war will last one week . . . . I don't think cruise prices, especially from good ole USA ports, will be substantially changed.

A major terrorist act, however, I think is a different story. Especially if it involves some kind of "transportation" event.
I don't anticipate anything like this, but a plane, train, boat, major city, etc. would really slow down the travel industry in general and along with it cruising.

I cruised the ELATION on the anniversary of 9/11 and was very comforted by all the security at the port, while the ELATION was cruising out of the San Pedro harbor(complete with Coast Guard boats on both sides shooing away any pleasure boats that even got close to her). Huge Coast Guard ship in Puerto Vallarta, and berthed next to a U.S.Navy destroyer in Mazatlan, felt very safe and appreciative of our fighting people.

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