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Old March 24th, 2008, 10:19 PM
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Is anyone willing to post what is the very least they have ever paid for a cruise? And tell us how you got it? I wish I could find a February deal for a June cruise. Impossible?
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Old March 24th, 2008, 10:21 PM
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Its going to be really difficult to get a Feb price in June. The cruiselines raise rates because the kids are out of school and families go cruising during those months.
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Ditto...cruise prices are always cheapest during the low seasons. Typically these seasons are from late-mid August-early December and then again after New Years-mid March. Typically this is when you are going to find the best deals. Do you qualify for any discounts? My DH is a former Marine and we are going to both be Coasties soon, so we get military rates, those are very resaonable. Also when I worked for Us Airways we got a hefty one as well. I think back then I paid around $300 per person for an outside in July 2006, but with this fuel surcharge things have gone up. Good luck with the "hunt"
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The best deal I saw was for an April cruise. 18 days for $399.00 If memory serves it started in Brazil and cruised back to the States. If I wasn't due to cruise next week, I might have jumped on it!
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If you are flexible as to exact date and port you can keep checking the major web sites for price drops.
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At the time of this cruise I lived in NH. I cannot remember the exact price of the cruise itself. It was a 7 day cruise on Carnival Glory. September 10 2005. The whole total including RT air from Boston to Orlando and all port charges was $714.00 per person. I booked the cruise through CruiseMates own Nancy Bogert and it was a CruiseMates group. The air was not booked with the cruise, I searched the web and found the deal on it myself.

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What I've noticed is that if you cruise in June, you are beginning family vacation time. You can take a chance but I'd call Carnival directly or maybe check vacations to go.com If you have the freedom to "fly by the seat of your pants" at almost the last minute sometimes you can get good deals. The only people that I've seen truly luck out are residents of the states the ships cruise from.
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The Captain is the one who gets great last minute deals on cruises.

Where is he when you need him He could give you some really good ideas on how to find the best deals.

Probably on a cruise, maybe even on a back to back one

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