Why why why do cruise lines still put "brochure prices" on their brochures, or even online?
They are totally ignored by everyone and they have not been relevent since the Internet was invented.
I was just looking at a cruise line's paper brochure, and I saw cruises listed for $14,499 "brochure price" on sale for "two for one pricing plus free airfare"
So - after all that they give you the "real price" next to the brochure price, $4999.
Why bother? Why all the crap about brochure prices, two for one air, blah blah blah. Just give us the price of the cruise.
It has gotten like selling cars - the most popular car places now are the ones with the REAL PRICE on the invoice.
But unlike cars, it isn't like you are going to go to a cruise agent and negotiate a price (maybe some of you do, I dont know), but for any mainstream cruise the price IS the price.
So - what possible good does all the confusion do????
Luxury lines are the most guilty here. It just wastes my time and the travel agents - who has time to figure out which price is real. You have read the fine print just to know if your "free airfare" has already been fiugured into the price or if it is extra.
STOP!!!!! Just give us the price; of the cruise, of the airfare, per person, and tell us what it includes.