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Old June 15th, 2010, 10:43 AM
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Has anyone sailed to Russia recently?

I'm thinking about booking for 2011 or 2012, but I'm wondering if anyone has any hints or tips about the best time to see Russia, is there an off season that may be cheaper? Also, I'm not sure how much extra time I should plan on pre / post cruise. I know Princess sails there, but does RC or Carny? Is it better to book well in advance or wait and see if last minute is cheaper?

I usually don't book my air through the cruise line, but I'm thinking it may be the way to go on this?

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Old June 15th, 2010, 08:40 PM
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Sorry, I don't know anything about Russian cruises , but, according to my TA, the new Princess EZ Air (I think that's what it's called) is a good idea. You get a choice of flights (not a 3 stop, way out of the way flight ) and if you miss the ship because of a flight you booked through them, they'll get you to the ship ASAP.

I'd love to hear from anyone who's done the EZ Air!
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oh good idea, i remember back years ago the flights were long and hard!!!
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oh good idea, i remember back years ago the flights were long and hard!!!
Yes, the first one I looked at (year's ago!) had us going from Arkansas to Detroit, to Fort Lauderdale . It did NOT make me want to book with the cruise line!

The EZ cruise air now looks more reasonable. We can get a flight from AR thru DFW to FL at "reasonable" time's and cost's.

You just need to check it out and compare "apples" to "apples"!

I don't know about you, but finding flights, fares, etc., is enough to make my head explode !
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