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Old October 2nd, 2006, 08:43 PM
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I booked a cruise on the FOS for June 24, 2007, while I was on a cruise this year. When the Liberty of the Seas was introduced, I checked the prices, and it was $200.00 cheaper. Yet, the Liberty is a newer ship. I surely thought the Liberty would be more expensive than the Freedom considering it is newer. Sorry to say, this will be our last cruise for awhile. Going to start to do more land vacations
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Old October 2nd, 2006, 09:24 PM
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We booked the Freedom 2 years before she set sail. We booked not knowing anything about the ship as RCI wasn't releasing much. We had the intention that we would cancel it and rebook a different ship as we thought FOS would be too big. Boy are we glad we didn't cancel. The price was extremely low, and as more info was released and the prices went up, we kept our booking. As we closed in on the year before sailing we tried to get cabins for family & friends but the price had practically doubled. For the cheaper rate, perhaps you could switch your trip to the Liberty? Either way, you'll enjoy your trip. As for prices, it's like the airlines, no two people seem to pay the same price for the same thing. They sell the seats cheap and as the plane fills up they increase the prices. I imagine the cruise lines do the same.
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Old October 6th, 2006, 11:20 PM
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I booked a cruise on the FOS for June 24, 2007, while I was on a cruise this year. When the Liberty of the Seas was introduced, I checked the prices, and it was $200.00 cheaper. Yet, the Liberty is a newer ship. I surely thought the Liberty would be more expensive than the Freedom considering it is newer. Sorry to say, this will be our last cruise for awhile. Going to start to do more land vacations
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