We always try to book a cruise at least 12 months out. That way we receive our discount/s and we have a better selection of what stateroom that we want.
We love anything assocated with crusing and traveling. We are retired U.S. Navy...and loving it, "Been there...done that"! (almost).
MS Carnival Glory 11/2010
MS Carnival Liberty 11/2007
MS Carnival Spirit 10/2006
MS Carnival Victory 12/2005
MS Star Princess 12/2002
MS Carnival Victory 12/2000
USS Bristol County, LST 1198, 1980-1982
USS Turner Joy, DD951, 1973-1978
I normally book 2-3 months out for a cruise, however this time I booked our Mexican Riviera cruise 9 months out and for the price I paid for the balcony on our Panama Canal cruise I booked it out 1.6 years out!
A great reason to book early is that after the initial cruise deposit you have till about 90 days b4 your cruise leaves out to have it paid in full. Many folks don't realize this or there would probably be many more cruisers then there is. You can make payments as you can interest free, mo set amounts as long as it is paid before that 90 day window.
If you book a cruise for July 1st 2011 you would have 12 months from today to have it paid in full!!
Live life to the fullest because tomorrow may never come!
Caribbean Princess 07
Carnival Valor 08
Carnival Holiday 08
Carnival Triumph 09
Island Princess 09
Carnival Miracle 10
Norwegian Pearl 11
Norwegian Sun 13
Independence of the Seas Feb 14
Carnival Splendor Feb 2015
Carnival Sunshine Feb 2016