In most cases its simply supply and demand. Are both ships doing the same itinary? That is sometimes a factor, do they both leave on the same day of the week Sat or Sunday?? A lot of factors go into fare prices, but sometimes its anybody's guess.
Hi Donna these ships go to different itineraies. Conquest leaves from Galveston and hits the Carribean. Splendor leave out of Long Beach and goes to the Mexican Riveria.
The Splendor has to compete against Mariner of the Seas. So we have the biggest supply of seven day cruise to Mexican Riveria then we have ever had in the past. Also if Conquest gets diverted due to swine flu it can go to Grand Camyan, Key West, the Bahamas etc. If the Splendor gets diverted it can't go to beach ports any more. It goes to San Francisco, Victoria, and Seattle. Then of course the beaches and oceans are very different. The Caribbean has bright blue waters. The Sea of Cortez/Pacific Ocean has dark blue water.
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Conquest and Ecstasy have both commanded higher prices for years.
Galveston is an excellent port for Carnival.
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