Now that we are all paying more for gas at the pump, and for those whose homes are heated by gas, how will it affect your plans to take a cruise. For those of you thinking of booking, I would suggest that you do it now. I have heard that several of the cruiselines intend on raising the price of their cruises.
I'm booked for November and have started looking at flight prices. $369.00 is the lowest so far and thatís flying in to Miami not FT Lauderdale. By the time you add the shuttle itís cheaper to pay more for a direct flight in Ft Lauderdale on Southwest with no baggage fee. I'm surprised at the limited flights going in to Ft Lauderdale via American & United. To answer your question Iíll still cruise since we donít do it every years and Iíll still go away for spring break unless the cost really goes up.
Our next cruise in on april 11th. on the Celebrity Equinox. We plan to drive down a few days prior and stay a few days after the cruise.
Since I retired, I find it more cost effective to drive than to fly down.
We have done that for our last two cruises and it has worked out.
Carnival Liberty New Year's Eve 2007
Liberty of the Seas 5/2008+11/2009
Allure 1/16/ 2011
Vision OTS 2-14-2015
Freedom OTS 3/6/16
Since I live in Minnesota driving is not really an option. What will be the determining factor is airfare. Right now airfares are quite high to just about anywhere. It is actually less for me to fly to London then it is to fly to San Francisco.
I have been looking at Australia/New Zealand cruises and their prices are quite high and the air is even higher. $2,350 is the best price I've seen for air.
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The price of gas will not deterr me . Ill health will . Since I can no longer drive ,if my wife and I were to desire to drive to Fla to take a cruise we would most likely have to find another couple to go with .In that way there would be 2-3 drivers .