I am cruising on Sensation on Dec 13. I am wondering if this is considered an off peak time? The rates are far cheaper than any weeks immediately before or following. Or is there a reason this is a bad time to cruise? Thanks.
The weeks in December, leading up to Christmas, are generally amongst the least expensive weeks of the year to cruise. The demand is high for families over the holidays, and many people won't cruise before then because of preparations for the holidays.
Other than that, if the price and date suit you, there's no good reason not to cruise then.
Yes. Mid-December is definitely off-peak! (Everyone else is scrambling to get ready for the Holidays) Great prices, but be sure to bring a jacket and jeans. I've cruised three times in mid-
December, and the port of embarkation (New Orleans 2X and Port Canaveral were cold!) Once you get out to sea after a day, the weather really warms up, and was beautiful. (Maybe we were lucky). You'll have fewer daylight hours, though. Sun comes up late and goes down early, just like it does here. Have fun!
We cruised in early January to celebrate my son's birthday, but also because of the low rates.
This time, since our departure is Sept. 11th, the rates are lower that week than the week before and after. Guess there are still folks that are uncomfortable traveling on the 11th.
Carnival Elation March 11
Carnival Imagination Sept 07
Carniival Sensation Dec 06
RCI Sovereign of the Seas Sept 06
Carnival Miracle Sept 05
Carnival Glory Sept 04
Carnival Fantasy Jan 04