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Old May 2nd, 2007, 09:47 AM
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Default do cabin rates go down closer to sailing?

we have a promonade room booked on the explorer (we have beeen in this room before) but we have never had a balcony room which I would love, but the cost difference is rather big at the moment. with only about 4 balcony cabins left, do you think the rate would go down closer to sailing if it is available?
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Rates will only go down if the ship is NOT full. There is no incentive for the line to lower the price, if they can fill her up at the regular price. In the spring, and especially summer, ships are almost always full, so the rate stays up. During hurricane season, ie: the fall, the rate is likely to drop near sailing, because less people are willing to chance sailing then, and also school is in, so there is less demand for the cabins.

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I'll second that. Our cruise continues to climb in price with only a few cabins left. Explorer of the Seas Xmas and NY's cruise.
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Default Price Drops

About two weeks ago, the price on our 6-night Radiance cruise in March 2008 dropped $400, and we're still 10 months away. The price of the 8-night cruise hasn't budged (yet).

On the other hand, the price on our Serenade cruise to Hawaii has gone through the roof. The only cabin availability showing on RCI's website is oceanview, at over $2100 per person, which is way more than we paid for an aft balcony on deck 9.
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Default OK>.....how do you guys do that?

How do you make the countdown to your next cruise appear??

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How do you make the countdown to your next cruise appear??

up top of the screen see the FAQ section - it tells you how:

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[img]/countdown.php?month=02&year=2006&day=02&hour=16:00[/img]. This is the basic structure you need to add a countdown clock; take everything in front of this sentence including the [img] and [/img] and paste it into your message, then edit your message to change the numbers in the date to match your sail date. The easiest way to keep it online is to add it to the signature portion of your profile. Click on Profile at the top of this page and past this into the signature area. Make sure your signature is enabled by clicking yes where it asks: Always attach my Signature.
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Thanks for the tip! I guess this is my "test message" that I followed the instructions.
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Good point here. We are booked on the AOS May 27th, 2007. We booked a balcony stateroom and have checked they price almost every day. Since I am a TA now I started looking for residence rates. I found my room for $400 less because they were having a special for GA residence and some other states. Prices can and will go down if rooms are available
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Can you get the lower price if you are already booked?
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Can you get the lower price if you are already booked?
Yes, you can (if it is before the final payment date). Check the Web Sites and your TA should also be looking for you - some do and some don't. That is why I alway check it myself.
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Can you get the cheaper rate if you have it all paid off already (shipboard credit/upgrade) or if you don't have a TA?? I did my own booking. When I booked my cruise, it was $349 per person. When I checked it for a friend last month, it had dropped to $219 per person. Big difference!
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Is there a way to actually check how many cabins are still open on a particular cruise?
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