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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Carnival now wants a double deposit from singles booking a double-occupancy cabin. I was looking at an 18-day cruise and the deposit for the cruise comes to $800.for a single! I will now have to wait to see if they run a sale with reduced deposits and hope they honor it for singles. They are really making it less and less attractive to book with them. And after my 7-night sailing on Conquest last week, I would have to say that they are really falling behind RCCL and NCL. The only aspect of the cruise that exceeded my expectations was service. Friendliest crew I think I've ever encountered on a Carnival cruise ship. Better than RCCL but I still think NCL has them all beat in that dept. And the VIFP program on the Platinum level pales in comparison to RCCL Diamond+ and NCL Platinum programs.
I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 08:56 PM
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I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
Did you book a suite?
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Old September 22nd, 2012, 01:26 PM
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I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
It's becoming the industry standard. It's very sad, indeed.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Default NCL 7 Day Canada & New England From Boston to Quebec City

NCL is offering on October 19th 2012, an inside cabin for $249 per person which is less than half the usuall price of $549 to $699 per person.

Ports include Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspésie, La Baie, and Quebec City.

A test booking for an inside mid-ship cabin costs $567.01.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 07:50 PM
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NCL is offering on October 19th 2012, an inside cabin for $249 per person which is less than half the usuall price of $549 to $699 per person.

Ports include Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspésie, La Baie, and Quebec City.

A test booking for an inside mid-ship cabin costs $567.01.
I want to head away from the cold. But you're right, that is a good deal!
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Old September 27th, 2012, 11:44 PM
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I want to head away from the cold. But you're right, that is a good deal!
My friends booked this cruise and kept watching the price drop. Before final payment the fare was reduced. After the final payment they keep getting upgraded so their cabin is on par with the going rate. I think they would have preferred to have kept their original assignment and gotten refunds but it's better than nothing. At least NCL is willing to work with them.
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Old September 28th, 2012, 01:53 AM
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I think it's a wonderful deal and a great trip! I love doing the East Coast. Wish I had the extra cash laying around for the air price from CA to Boston. I would do this one for sure!
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:52 PM
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Did you book a suite?
Nope, I booked a central park view room (Oasis of the Seas).
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Old September 28th, 2012, 09:55 PM
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I think it's a wonderful deal and a great trip! I love doing the East Coast. Wish I had the extra cash laying around for the air price from CA to Boston. I would do this one for sure!
Just so you all know, as soon as I win the Powerball I will be joining all of you on your cruises. I'll keep you posted.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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Royal Caribbean- Navigator of the Seas- December 1, 2012- Western Carib from New orleans- 7 days-Promenade Stateroom $453.00 (total) solo . Plus there is a savings certificate for $75.00 off inside rooms. $150 off balconies.
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Old October 7th, 2012, 11:52 PM
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Correction on the savings certificate: it expired on September 30th. Still a good deal!
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Old October 9th, 2012, 01:13 PM
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RCCL Explorer of the Seas, 11 night Southern Caribbean from Bayonne, NJ, Inside $861.67 Total (754.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) Nov 4 to Nov 15, 2012. This is a military rate for anyone who qualifies but other rates might be reduced also.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 04:24 PM
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RCCL Explorer of the Seas, 11 night Southern Caribbean from Bayonne, NJ, Inside $861.67 Total (754.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) Nov 4 to Nov 15, 2012. This is a military rate for anyone who qualifies but other rates might be reduced also.
Price dropped to $599.67 Total (492.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) unbelievable.
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:33 PM
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Price dropped to $599.67 Total (492.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) unbelievable.
Sweet Deal! If only I were military!
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Old October 10th, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Unhappy Big Difference on rates

I'm getting a 55+ rate of $1,343. - $2,703. directly from the web-site for an interior on this sailing.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 11:01 AM
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I'm getting a 55+ rate of $1,343. - $2,703. directly from the web-site for an interior on this sailing.
That's for solo, of course.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 12:13 PM
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That's for solo, of course.
I did mention the $600 rate is military. Check "An Active duty or retired U.S. Military or Canadian Forces" and it will come up. Current rate solo inside is 923 - 2703 / non-military.
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Old October 11th, 2012, 12:07 PM
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I did mention the $600 rate is military. Check "An Active duty or retired U.S. Military or Canadian Forces" and it will come up. Current rate solo inside is 923 - 2703 / non-military.
Yes, Mike215, I realized the rate you quoted was for military. I wanted to see what kind of rate a 55+ would get.

I just went back to the site and I got the same starting rate you got, $923. for a guarantee cabin.
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Old October 12th, 2012, 10:09 AM
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The discounted rate is also available for Law Enforcement/ EMT personnel.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 04:55 PM
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I just booked a solo cabin on the Oct. 28 Panama Canal sailing of the Coral Princess. Don't know if the rate I got is because of residency, past passenger, last minute, whatever, but I booked a category HH Outside Obstructed (but ended up with a Category EE unobstructed.)
Price for solo occupancy for 14 days was $873, although port charges for the canal run high at $296.60. Still, a good deal for 14 days outside for $1169.60.
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