The ignorant (me) one would like an opinion. 'Haven't been on a cruise since...well, let's just say the internet didn't exist then...so I don't know if fare discussions are allowed, or even considered bad form (like asking or telling one's annual income).
I purchased an oceanview cabin on the Summit 10/15 10-night cruise on SkyAuctions.com. I am over 55, do not yet have a cabin assignment but "will be contacted by a TA". I did not "bid" for this cabin, but purchased it with a guaranteeed
price including fare, port charges, government taxes and fees and a small SkyAuction processing fee.
(1) Is it considered de riguer to discuss pricing openly? If so, I will continue this thread. If not, would someone astute in such matters give me their e-mail so we may continue this subject privately. While I think I got a good deal, I keep hearing "caveat emptor"!
(2) Has anyone had experience with SkyAuction and, if so, what are your comments?
(3) Is a fare purchased in this manner upgradeable for an extra charge through Celebrity and, if so, how should I expect for it to be structured (i.e. a flat fee, difference in what I paid and Celebrities published fare, difference in Celebrity's Oceanview and Veranda published fares, etc.)?
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