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Old June 16th, 2006, 07:32 PM
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Default Does HAL or others book at the Seattle (or other) Pier?

Gonna be in Seattle and was wondering if HAL would book an Alaskan cruise at the pier and if so, are there good last minute (the true definition of the words) deals? If not, do you know of any cuise line that does this? THANKS!
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Old June 16th, 2006, 08:40 PM
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Hi letsgetoutahere,

No, you can no longer book a "last minute" cruise anywhere! Since 9/11 the cruise lines have to submit the passenger info to the govt. 72 hours before sailing.

Also, Alaska sailings are generally full way before the sailing date.

A "last minute" cruise would now be about a month out. It can't hurt to check about a month before sailing! There may be some "deals" then.
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Old June 17th, 2006, 08:43 AM
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Fern is correct in her 72 hour time frame in being able to book a cruise.

Seattle cruises book up fairly well in advance but once in awhile one opens up a couple of weeks before sailing. You would need someone to watch for those cabins. You can usually find a Vancouver to Anchorage cruise a week or so before departure if you are not picky.

Round trip, Alaska cruises are the most popular and Seattle is the most popular of all. The reason for this is because you don't need the more expensive, open-jaw, airfare.

For Caribbean cruises there are numerous cruises that are available a week or so before sailing but your cabin selection is minimal.

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