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"
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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