New to cruising. Looking at going either Thanksgiving, Christmas, or a late week in March. Trying to plan for a 7 night cruise from Florida. Are cruises "full" all the time so crowds would be the same regardless or are times like a non-holiday week a lot less crowded and a better bet? Thanks for the help!!!
If you cruise over Christmas, you will pay a premium. These cruises are sometimes hundreds of dollars more than the same itinerary a few weeks earlier or later. Also, holiday cruises usually have more youngsters on board. We did a cruise over Thanksgiving a few years ago, and there were over 800 kids on board.
During Spring Break you will also find lots of young people on board, but anymore, Spring Break seems to be happening from February to May, so it's hard to figure out just when to cruise, if you want to avoid this issue.
Grandeur OTS b2b2b January 2015
Grandeur OTS b2b2b January 2016
Familyguy, I booked my cruise for Dec 4th. The reason I picked that date was; the same cabins were almost double the price starting with the Dec 18 thru Jan 7th. Same goes for Easter and the summer.. I am pulling kids out of school to take them on cruise. Hope this helps. If u have any more questions please ask.
Freedom of the Seas Dec 11
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Voyager of the Seas: May 09
Splendour of the Seas: May 07
Explorer of the Seas: Jan 04
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