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Old February 26th, 2012, 11:19 AM
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Meow. I had to re-jig the other cruises, dropped the third segment of the South America Feb/Mar 2013 ones and moved the deposit to the Baltic one and then added the Sept 1 as past guest (in case I cancel, no penalty). I do get nervous being booked up so far in advance. Don't know why. Lot of time and money committment I think. And I seem to change my mind if something else comes along!
Yes I get jittery. How do all you others book so far?
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Before we retired I use to say that it would be great not to have to book way in advance. That we could take advantage of last minute specials..... not look at us!!
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Old February 26th, 2012, 12:52 PM
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Before we retired I use to say that it would be great not to have to book way in advance. That we could take advantage of last minute specials..... not look at us!!
I felt the same. Hardly ever do a last minute trip since I retired. I guess we are the kind of people who are organized and like to know what is coming.
I still get jittery. I think it is because I wonder if something else better will come along. (ha ha ha, must have felt that way about a man, still single!)
Oh well, I have several trips and cruises lined up now. That will keep me busy planning. It is so much more fun going on trips where you know people!
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Old February 27th, 2012, 09:26 PM
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We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
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Old February 27th, 2012, 10:38 PM
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We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
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Oh, please, please, please join us! I know that if you want to do the the same tour several of us are doing, it will be easy to get 6 other people to join you. It seems a lot of people really want to do Normandy. Must be an age thing.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 02:40 PM
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We're looking at it but would probably just do the Sept 1 as we have done the Baltic. Loved it but when we docked in LeHarve on another cruise we went to Paris so the Normandy Beaches have been on my bucket list as I have an uncle buried at the American Cemetery there.
Ya'll are tempting me!!
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Patsy, Carnival is still showing past guest prices same as early saver, so you could book and if you have to cancel, get full refund of deposit before the 90 days or whatever.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
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Old February 28th, 2012, 05:45 PM
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Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
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past guest deposit is fully refundable up to 70 or 90 days??? before not sure what the deadline is. I am tired of alway paying the admin fee when I move an ES rate to something else as it is non refundable within whatever that time period is. I have only gotten one ES discount. It seems to me the best rates are within a couple of weeks or so that a new itinerary is announced. I usually book the cheapest insides and they never seem to go down. Once in awhile I treat myself, like the cove on the transatlantic Breeze.

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Thanks, Anne & Loretta, I'm trying to figure out how to spring this on Joe when it's so far away. We had a couple of long driving trips planned (which he dislikes) so may can make a deal with him. So we could book on past guest and not lose deposit if we cancel within the right time frame?
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You might also check the military rate, if you or Joe qualify. It is holding quite well. And certainly look into the 4K stateroom for a decent price for air and light.
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Old March 3rd, 2012, 12:23 PM
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I think for right now we're going to pass on this one. Of course, I may change my mind when it get's closer. Would love to cruise with ya'll again so hopefully, sometime in the future.
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I think for right now we're going to pass on this one. Of course, I may change my mind when it get's closer. Would love to cruise with ya'll again so hopefully, sometime in the future.
Patsy
I'm sorry to hear this Patsy and yes...there will be something in the future, I'm sure.
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I'm just about to book this getaway to the Bahamas for my birthday next year. Anyone want to join me?
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Is anyone doing anything in Nov/Dec? I looked at a TA from London to Ft. Lauderdale that went to LeHarve, Lisbon & Bermuda but the air talked me out of it.
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Is anyone doing anything in Nov/Dec? I looked at a TA from London to Ft. Lauderdale that went to LeHarve, Lisbon & Bermuda but the air talked me out of it.
I'm doing the Mariner TA from Rome to Galveston leaving November 2, with a good air price via Choice Air. The cruise price has gone up since I first booked, but it's still a good deal. We have a very active roll call with lots of activities planned.
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We booked the bloggers cruise for Jan 2012 on the Breeze.
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Guess it would be hard to make it on time for that cruise....make that Jan 2013. LOL.

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Guess it would be hard to make it on time for that cruise....make that Jan 2013. LOL.

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