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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:21 AM
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Default I have a suggstion for those who post on this site...

Instead of waiting until after you return from a cruise or months after booking, if you find an incredible rate, come on here right away and let folks know.

I have read numerous times that somebody booked a seven day cruise for $299.00 or even less at times and made no mention of it to the greater community. Don't you think this is something somebody would be interested in?

So...if you know of incredible rates, please post them timely so others can jump onboard if they choose to. Thanks!!
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I'm not sure if this is really a good idea. What if someone learns of a great price posted here. makes their plans, goes to book and the fare has gone up? Then they may decide not to book at what may still be a good ES rate because they missed the bottom of the market.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:45 AM
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I understand that the rates can always go up, even within a matter of minutes and hours, but the heads up would still be a nice gesture, don't ya think. The posting could always come with a caveat, but wouldn't you like to know if somebody found a seven day for $199.00?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 01:50 AM
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At that price it would be an Alaska cruise in Nov/Dec?
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Great idea. Just as people come here to let us know about price drops. Many people log right on to the Fare Finder, myself included, and have saved money. I personally appreciate the posters who have given us a chance to save just as they have. Some people get the deductions, and some don't, but all appreciate the chance to check for it. Thanks for suggesting it.
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Gosh what a super idea Ms Dill Pickle
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Old April 30th, 2012, 10:37 AM
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Great ideal!
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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Great idea. Just as people come here to let us know about price drops. Many people log right on to the Fare Finder, myself included, and have saved money. I personally appreciate the posters who have given us a chance to save just as they have. Some people get the deductions, and some don't, but all appreciate the chance to check for it. Thanks for suggesting it.
Fare finder? Is that on cruise critic or another website? Never heard of it?
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:42 AM
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At that price it would be an Alaska cruise in Nov/Dec?
They do not do Alaska in December-would have to be a ice cutter, not a cruise ship.
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They do not do Alaska in December-would have to be a ice cutter, not a cruise ship.
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They do not do Alaska in December-would have to be a ice cutter, not a cruise ship.
Pretty sure that was the point. Kinda like 'ocean-front property in Arizona'.
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They do not do Alaska in December-would have to be a ice cutter, not a cruise ship.

I believe that was the point--where are you going to find a 7-day cruise for $199?

While I think it's a lovely thought to help others out and let them know, I hope the board never comes to the point that people are posting thread after thread of "the great price I got!" I already ignore the price drop posts--just because the price dropped on someone else's cruise doesn't mean it dropped on mine. I regularly check the fareviewer and if the price goes down I share that information on my roll call--I can't imagine everyone needs to know that.
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At that price it would be an Alaska cruise in Nov/Dec?
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Instead of waiting until after you return from a cruise or months after booking, if you find an incredible rate, come on here right away and let folks know.

I have read numerous times that somebody booked a seven day cruise for $299.00 or even less at times and made no mention of it to the greater community. Don't you think this is something somebody would be interested in?

So...if you know of incredible rates, please post them timely so others can jump onboard if they choose to. Thanks!!
that's an extremely bad idea.

first, you cam't advertise here, so what's a price without a place to get it.

and an influx of traffic would close out that fare pretty quickly.
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Old April 30th, 2012, 06:17 AM
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I am thinking that the pricing would be on Carnival website and I personally do not think it will be a problem plus if the fares are gone but it gives people on CC a chance. I got a lower fare from seeing something on CC and I REALLY appreciated it.
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Instead of waiting until after you return from a cruise or months after booking, if you find an incredible rate, come on here right away and let folks know.

I have read numerous times that somebody booked a seven day cruise for $299.00 or even less at times and made no mention of it to the greater community. Don't you think this is something somebody would be interested in?

So...if you know of incredible rates, please post them timely so others can jump onboard if they choose to. Thanks!!
Interesting idea, but you're probably better off with Fare Finder. And for those who've booked a cruise via early saver and find fine a lower fare, best to share with roll call for that cruise so others with similar cabins can get the OBC too.
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I am not that altruistic and since when are we TAs? Plus TAs are not allowed to advertise here so this whole thing is a moot point. Let people search for their own low prices.


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Best to share with roll call.
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I thought it fitting and I'm not Harry Riff Raff... but you do know me.
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