I have just used a Spanish website 7ideas.com,where I could book on line-got a 5 day cruise leaving Valencia in Spain and going via, ibiza, Tunisia, Sicily, Naples and getting off at Livorno for Pisa and Florence. Single traveller inside cabin 277 euro.
They have lots of other specials- many departing from Florida for as little as 99euro +port taxes-cheaper then a hotel
I priced an inside cabin on an MSC repo to Cape Town.
Net price on 7ideas : 1306€
Net price on Viva Voyage (UK) : 1714€
The warning concerns "tasas", which are Port Charges/Taxes and which seem significantly higher than the ones quoted for U.S. or UK pax. So there are some awfully low cruise prices on offer, but excluding the "tasas".
Now I quote Viva Voyage as they often sell distressed cruise inventory that the cruise lines don't want to directly dump into the US market, due to low per diems.
An English page I book off for my round summer cruise 2012 Cheap cruises online | Book cheap cruises with ferrysavers.com didn't have a problem with them, price seemed pretty reasonable even though I still think the prices have generally gone up. I travelled on Fred Olsen Boudicca, loved the fact it had 3 pools and jaccuzzis and was very clean. Ship Information: Cabins:462,Passenger:880 standard occupancy,Refitted:2011,Tonnage:28,388 gr,Length:205.47 m,Beam (width):25.20 m,Speed:18.5 knots.We paid around £1630 between 2 for 20 days..
Last edited by LadyG; October 18th, 2012 at 11:47 AM.