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Cymro1953
October 31st, 2009, 01:15 PM
Hi,
There was an advert in yesterday's Daily Mail for last minute cruise offers in Nov. and Dec. from one of the Cruise Agents.
This included our cruise on the I.E. on Dec. 11th.
By the time you had paid for the cabin upgrade to get the same as we have and also the extra for the All Inclusive, it worked out at about 100 per couple saving compared to what we paid our TA in April.
BUT our TA is including return transport to the airport which would have cost us extra at least 130.

It just shows there last minute deals are not always cheaper.

Berwyn

Crinkle
October 31st, 2009, 06:11 PM
I've just looked today, and ours has gone up in price.. will prob drop just before we go, but you just can't count on it.

Cymro1953
October 31st, 2009, 06:17 PM
Hi Crinkle,
I noticed in the ad that the cruises in November were dearer than ours, where normally you would expect the ones closest to today to be cheaper.

Berwyn

Crinkle
November 1st, 2009, 04:36 AM
Must be some reason.. like a few people paying brochure prices, meaning they've already made just about enough money to sail with some empty cabins.
Cruise my parents are going on in 2 weeks, has really come down in price. But it had 3 weeks ago as well.

Ugh looking out at that weather, I really wish we could all go now!

Rebel Rouser
November 1st, 2009, 05:51 AM
Just recosted our cruise for June / July 2010 and it's still 350 more now than when we booked it up on board last year :eek:

RR

Cymro1953
November 1st, 2009, 05:54 AM
Ugh looking out at that weather, I really wish we could all go now!

I know it's the same here. Wet and miserable. Weird how warm it is tho'