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Old February 26th, 2001, 02:56 PM
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Default How long/short in advance have you booked a cruise

What is the longest amount of time in advance have you booked a cruise?
What is the shortest amount of time in advance you booked a cruise?
My longest amount of time is the one I just booked....booked it 312 days in advance. And I guess my shortest was two months in advance.
Again, I'm just curious.
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Old February 26th, 2001, 04:18 PM
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The shortest time we ever booked a cruise was 47 hours. A bunch of us were sitting around the office, at lunch time, on a Wednesday and talking about how nice the weather was supposed to be that week-end. We all lived in the Miami area, and decided it would be nice to go on a week-end cruise. I called the cruise line and found out they had lots of room. Booked eight couples for a week-end cruise leaving Friday!!! Got a fantastic "group rate" plus a "last minute discount." The booking was made 2:00 pm Wednesday and all eight couples were aboard, and partying, Friday by 1:00 pm. The longest amount of ime we ever booked a cruise, prior to the sailing date, was four months. We usually average between three and six weeks.
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Old February 26th, 2001, 04:55 PM
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I wish I worked in your office!!!!! That is so cool. Just wouldn't work out here in Pittsburgh though unless I want to take a cruise on our three rivers.......yuck!
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Old February 26th, 2001, 06:46 PM
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Hello,

The longest has been 18 months ...the shortest....6 weeks.....
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Old February 26th, 2001, 07:06 PM
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longest: 4 months; shortest: 3 weeks
If I lived near a port, the shortest would probably be 24 hours!
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Old February 26th, 2001, 08:10 PM
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Hi ML,
I think the shortest was 6 months, these days its a lot longer Its a great feeling though knowing you have a cruise planned. In fact this is the first time I have 2 booked, never have done that :-)

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Old February 27th, 2001, 10:21 AM
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My longest and my shortest is booking with RCCL on December 27,2000 for a cruise on April 29,2001 out of San Juan for the Southern Caribbean on the Monarch of the Seas. This is my first and a honeymoon cruise to boot!

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Old February 27th, 2001, 01:52 PM
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Longest: 11 months, 2 weeks. We normally sail once per year. This length of time elapsed usually represents the fact that it takes about 2 weeks for me to recover from/get over the last cruise and reserve the next cruise for the same time frame next year.

Shortest: 7 days. This happened after I resigned from one job and had accepted another with one month off in between. Literally, the same day I resigned, I called my TA and scheduled a cruise and said ' Just get me on a SHIP!.'
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Old February 27th, 2001, 05:09 PM
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Congratulations! What a wonderful way to begin your life together....just keep in mind...this might become a yearly tradition!
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Old February 27th, 2001, 11:34 PM
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Average is 11 1/2 months, shortest was 35 minutes. Walked onto the old Carnivale, an hour before departure for a weekend cruise, and we went for $200. 20 years ago.
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Old February 28th, 2001, 10:10 AM
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Shortest was 4 months.. last year booked a three day trip out of LA on the Viking Serenade. Longest was 11 months.. Still waiting for that one.. Millennium in the Med on May 31 2001.
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Old March 1st, 2001, 07:55 AM
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Thanks Mary Lou, it may well become a tradition but an expensive one - don't think we will get away without a munchkin or two coming along (she has 4 daughters).

Doug
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Old March 3rd, 2001, 01:26 AM
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Longest was two years for Disney Magic. Booked in '96 for a ship coming out in '98! Wanted the Walt Disney Suite...that's why we booked the first day they started taking reservations.

Shortest was this January. Booked Jan 13 for the Jan 28 sailing of Millennium. Winter had gotten the best of me, and the May 1 cruise on Infinity was just too far away!
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