I think you will find a wide variety of what people actually pay...A lot depends on the cabin, time of year, etc....Just like with airfare, same thing. Sounds like you did just fine. Be sure to have a great time on the cruise, almost time to start packing...have fun!
Thanks Donna (and others) As you're an "Admiral" - you must have some pull around here?
Seriously, we're rookies ...any worthwhile "pre-cruise" or "on-board" advice you -or anyone - could offer to make our cruise maybe more enjoyable , less hassles ...?
( I had a heck of a time trying to book desired My Time Dining times , and the shows ! ...why am I not surprised ... oh the "joys" of cruissing ..haha)
Cruise prices are like airline prices. You can sit next to someone on an airplane who paid $1100 for their seat while you paid $350. It all depends on when they purchased the ticket, what discount was received, was it refundable or non-refundable. It's the same with cruise fares.
You did OK.
The "fee" for MyTime Dining is really not a fee. You pre-paid your gratuities for the cruise. You will not need or be charged for your gratuities. Keep an eye on your bill to make sure you are not charged or that the amount is not credited.
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