Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Royal Caribbean International
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2006, 02:22 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Pay Through Nose?:shock:

Hi all!

First post! Have ben scouring the site for various kinds of info.

Many thanks to Dave the Wave for his unique perspective on...things!

QUESTION: I like my peace and quiet in the cabin. I know about the single occupancy penalty and prefer to pay it; HOWEVER:

Where is the best place to buy for a 7 day Freedom of the Sea trip, without hemorrhaging too much?

...now where is my third morgage paperwork...AH! there it is!

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2006, 03:48 PM
ready2gonow's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,837
Default

Welcome to CruiseMates, Dean

I hope the 3rd mortgage won't be necessary! I have booked through a TA, online, and direct with cruise line. I can't say that I'm totally loyal to any one method.

If you have a general idea of dates and the cabin category, I suggest going to cruise compete . com I have used them and been very pleased. Your request is passed on to numerous agencies and they reply with a quote, through the web site. They are not given your personal information, and I liked that. You respond to the ones you want and ignore the rest. Good luck!
__________________
Darlene
Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Magic Bloggers Cruise 5
Mariner of the Seas

HAL Statendam Alaska Cruise Tour - 09/09/12; Disney Magic - 12/01/12; Allure of the Seas - 05/26/13
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2006, 03:56 PM
Donna's Avatar
Moderator
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: on my computer
Posts: 26,501
Send a message via AIM to Donna
Default

You may also want to keep checking the "singles" boards here, once in awhile, there is news on a Single cruise...

Having cruised on Freedom of the Seas, I would certainly hope you can find one on there, its an amazing ship.
__________________

Message Boards Moderator
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2006, 03:59 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Cool

Thanks Darlene! That sounds like a good bet. I am thinking about August /September time frame.

If no third mortgage, I'm sure I can get the house sold by then Ya think they will let me live aboard until my ship comes in....oi! Did I just say that?

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2006, 04:05 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Thank Donna

..and thanks for all the humorous by-play with all the regulars on the board...it gets to be quite a riot at times!

I intend to sprinkle my own brand of wit (Witless?) here and there on a regular basis. Only been on one other cruise and that was WAAAAAAY back in '96, but I'll still pitch in :-)

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old January 1st, 2007, 12:04 AM
Mean Dean's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Posts: 2,281
Default

Dean,

Welcome aboard from a fellow Dean!

Dean
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old January 1st, 2007, 03:34 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: So. California
Posts: 1,425
Default

Welcome DancinDean. Always room for one more. I hope this website will be as good for you as it has been for me. The levity is always great. Welcome. By the way you will find the Freedom to be an awsome cruise.
__________________
Quantum of the Seas 12/2014
Oasis OTS 6/2015
Serenade OTS 12/2015
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old January 1st, 2007, 05:35 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Thanks...

...Seadog!
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old January 1st, 2007, 09:57 PM
ready2gonow's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,837
Default

....jump on in, the water is FINE!
__________________
Darlene
Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Magic Bloggers Cruise 5
Mariner of the Seas

HAL Statendam Alaska Cruise Tour - 09/09/12; Disney Magic - 12/01/12; Allure of the Seas - 05/26/13
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 09:45 AM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Good Grief!

Me thinks I am going to boycott conversation with anyone who is cruising soon (DARLENE!) ;-) They are just far too cheery and happy to be alive!

If there was a god, I would live on board! Of course, if there was a hell, I would live within sight of the Port of Miami and be a poor soul all my life! ;-)
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 11:25 AM
Dave the Wave's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: St Petersburg, Florida
Posts: 6,349
Send a message via MSN to Dave the Wave Send a message via Yahoo to Dave the Wave
Default

Dean, I have checked out cruise compete and every quote I got was exactly the same. The variance is when you go. It can vary several hundred dollars week to week. The cruise lines dictate the rates. Any number of TA's, online agencies or the line themselves wil have the same rate. I have booked all three ways.
__________________
Dave the Wave AKA- Diamond Dave


Read and post cruise reviews

Song of America Dec '90
Starship Majestic May '89
Sovereign X 5
Majesty Jul '01
Enchantment X 4
Regal Empress Dec '02
Sensation '04
Mariner May '07 April '08
Grandeur Feb '08
Inspiration Oct '08
Radiance of the Seas Oct '10
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 12:32 PM
ready2gonow's Avatar
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,837
Default Re: Good Grief!

Quote:
Originally Posted by DancinDean
Me thinks I am going to boycott conversation with anyone who is cruising soon (DARLENE!) ;-) They are just far too cheery and happy to be alive!

If there was a god, I would live on board! Of course, if there was a hell, I would live within sight of the Port of Miami and be a poor soul all my life! ;-)
hehe Aw c'mon . Talk to me, pleeeeeze. It's just a "mini" cruise, in that it is only 4 days. I am primary caregiver for my 101 year old MIL. I'm still trying to line up someone to care for her so that cruise can actually happen. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. It seems I have had to pass up a lot more cruises than I'm able to book. Such is life, though. I just keep smilin'.
__________________
Darlene
Mariner of the Seas
Carnival Magic Bloggers Cruise 5
Mariner of the Seas

HAL Statendam Alaska Cruise Tour - 09/09/12; Disney Magic - 12/01/12; Allure of the Seas - 05/26/13
Reply With Quote
  #13 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:48 PM
Senior Member
Captain
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 845
Default

Dean,

Go to Vacationstogo.com. They have really good rates. The rates change almost daily, so if you see a good price you need to book it right away. My husband and I have hesitated before and the rates usually go up.

Good luck, and have a wonderful cruise!!!

Libragirl from Texas 8)
Reply With Quote
  #14 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:52 PM
zotzer's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 333
Default

somehow I posted twice...sorry!
Reply With Quote
  #15 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 01:53 PM
zotzer's Avatar
Senior Member
First Mate
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 333
Default

Dancing Dean!
I was on Freedom at the beginning of December as a solo-cruiser. Yep, it's painful to pay double, but OH SO WORTH IT!

FYI, if not set on one particular ship, RCI publishes "happy hour" specials each week. Some sailings only have a 150% single supplement. You can find the specials (published every thurs or so for booking by the following tuesday) at http://www.creative.rccl.com/sales/h...r_rci_tues.pdf

I also happen to have a great travel agent. The prices are the prices, but he is always on the lookout for bonuses and upgrades, and has very good RCI connections. PM me if you would like his info.

I'll make a suggestion though.....I booked a Promenade cabin on this last sailing, as I thought it would be a good way to save some money without doing a totally "inside" cabin. Some folks love this category of cabin, and it was indeed very nicely appointed. I'll be loathe to book another cabin without a balcony (or at the very least an ocean-view window) ever again, though...no matter how much of a premium I have to pay. I just didn't feel connected to the sea in there, and really missed having my morning coffee on the balcony, watching the sea go by.

Anyway, good luck in finding a deal. You will love the Freedom (I went on her twice last year, I liked her so much! )

Tracy
Reply With Quote
  #16 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 05:44 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default Darlene...

...I take it back!!! I should pay for your cruise!

101 years old? Something we all face in time. My mother is only 65. I suppose it would be easier on me if I were married, but I think you'd have to have a wonderfully understanding wife. Sigh.

You will get your cruise, Darlene, I have no doubt! So tell me where ya going and on what? In fact, just tell me about all your cruises...I'm a sponge ;-) hehehe
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #17 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 06:01 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default ZOTZER

I got to tell ya, I cruised the boards for a while (before I joined) reading the by-play between you, Dave and others. You are entertaining :-)

I'll wager you are a whole lot more fun...than me ;-)

My idea of a good time is sitting on the balcony, feet up on the railing, seabreeze wafting between my toes, and a steaming cup of earl gray in my hand. :-) Of course, if you get me near the "crypt..."

Thanks for the info!

I agree with you: Solo premium is worth it and the balcony is mana from heaven. I hope to line up a junior suite. My trip on the QEII was almost a "low birth", inside and kind of miserable. NEVER AGAIN, besides, I make enough money now to put the kybosh on that!

I will PM you.

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #18 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 06:05 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default LIBRAGIRL

Hey! Thank you for chiming in! Everybody is so helpful!

When do I have to pay? ;-)


Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #19 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 06:09 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default DAVE

Thanks for the info, dude!

When you said the price can vary week to week I presume you mean it goes up?

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
  #20 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2007, 06:22 PM
DancinDean's Avatar
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: DC
Posts: 44
Send a message via MSN to DancinDean
Default DAVE

Thanks for the info, dude!

When you said the price can vary week to week I presume you mean it goes up?

Dean
__________________

Monarch of the Seas


Freedom of the Seas

_________________
CUNARD

QEII - 1996
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am in Shock Today !!!! Tide Pride Chit - Chat for Cruisers 17 March 18th, 2006 12:56 AM
nose strips and snoring dusty Ask CruiseMates Staff 9 May 8th, 2004 10:17 PM
Got lots of "Nose" response to my pet peeve..now h salem Chit - Chat for Cruisers 10 May 2nd, 2003 05:05 PM
I will pay for postage, I will pay for Xerox's, How can I ge CruiseMuscleGuy Princess Cruise Lines 6 October 16th, 2002 02:37 PM
shock?? jim Travel Gripes! 15 February 25th, 2002 05:54 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:40 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1