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Old August 26th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I would like to know whether anyone has ever booked a cruise through the cruisesonly.com website. They seem to have lower prices than the carnival website and I was wondering would it be a good idea to book through them.
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They do have a good reputation, but be very careful to see if they have included all the extra fees involved.

I have noticed that several of the larger companies on show the rock bottom price to get you interested, and then tell you about all the extras.
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Thank you Luanne I didn't think of that. I definitely will look into that if I use the company. Thanks a lot!!!!!!
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I find it easier, when I ask for a quote, to say, please give me a "TOTAL" price,.....when you compare sites, most time the prices don't include the port and taxes, so we are not comparing apples to apples....can get confusing...
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Yep you got to watch the prices most are not the total. For us we check VTG for the military, over 55, State discount, past guest prices and then call our PVP at Carny. Its fun and saves time with our PVP. Nobody has ever beat Carnys price in the end. Thats how we find when we will cruise. The dates are really different even one week can make a difference of $400. We only check balcony prices but lately we could find a 9A for under $900 and a Cat 11 for under $1000. Those are good prices if you can go whenever and don't care where they go. Best prices lately are in Jan. Its really a bear to find at least reasonable air prices to match the cruise and then a hotel for 2 nights. We spend hours looking but we like to do it. The internet is a wounderfull tool. Saved us alot of money over the years.
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Just so you know, most cruise sites actually are pretty standardized in the way they show prices. The standard is to have port fees included, but not taxes.

There are only a few technology providers that create the booking engines these cruise sites uses (CruisesOnly has a proprietary one of their own, but they license it to other agencies). Revelex is a big one and so is the one created by cruise.com.

The same is true of quotes directly on cruise line web sites and in the advertising of cruise prices - port fees included but not taxes.
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i have used them several times. there prices are very competitive. i have had no problems.
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have used them three times ,each and every time they have had the lowest prices.
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I have used them for my last 8 cruises! They are wonderful - my TA always emails me back immediately, and always adjust my bottom line when the prices drop. :-) Never had a problem - hope I never do!
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Just so you know, most cruise sites actually are pretty standardized in the way they show prices. The standard is to have port fees included, but not taxes.

There are only a few technology providers that create the booking engines these cruise sites uses (CruisesOnly has a proprietary one of their own, but they license it to other agencies). Revelex is a big one and so is the one created by cruise.com.

The same is true of quotes directly on cruise line web sites and in the advertising of cruise prices - port fees included but not taxes.
This is exactly what I was going to say.

What I will add is that most of the larger on-line cruise sites are now quoting the Early Saver rate, which seems really inexpensive. However, this rate has a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit.

If you see a price that you like, when you call the agency make sure what type of fare code they are quoting you. It's a good idea to ask if the cruise line has any restrictions/cancellation fees and does the agency have and restrictions/cancellation fees.
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Oh most definitely.........I just booked with early savers - saved a few hundred and no intention on cancelling (unless I'm in the grave). Hopefully all will be fine - a chance you take. But, all in all, cruisesonly has never steered me wrong.
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This is a great site. I get so much valuable info. from you veteran cruisers. Thank u all so much for your responses.
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