Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Special Interest Cruising > Solo Cruisers
 
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Notices

Solo Cruisers Do you leave your cares -- and everyone -- behind when you cruise?
Don't Miss Cruise Critic's Best Cruises for Solo Travelers and Cruise Welcome Mat for Solo Cruisers

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #41  
Old May 25th, 2013, 05:33 PM
Lois R's Avatar
Lois R Lois R is offline
Charter Member - 5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
Posts: 40,956
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
How many of you content with 200% are single ? It is far too easy for a married person to lecture a single person on why 200% is justifiable.
I can agree to 150%, but 200% is a bit unfair IMHO.
As a single/solo I don't eat two people's share of food.
Hi....content? Not the word I would use concerning this topic.
It is what it is.....I LOVE cruising and I LOVE cruising solo.
I no longer look at the Single Supplement. I look at the total price.
I do know why they do it though, they want to people in the cabin.
Period.

As for eating for 2? Nope, I don't either but I love cruising and I still
feel it is worth every penney to me.

I agree with the previous poster really. IF a person is doesn't want
to pay the amount the cruiseline is charging? Well, the person (whoever)
can try and find someone to share their stateroom or they can try
another form of travel.
It is worth it for me to have my own cabin......I can't imagine ever
sharing one again. Or it would have to be something really, really,
special..........

Nobody has ever lectured me on this subject.......and I dare say,
they never will LOL.......
__________________
Check out my Cruise Pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cruiseronly/
Century 5/17/03, 1/17/04, 3/12/05, 12/20/07, 4/16/09,
5/14/11, 2/12 to 2/23~2014
Mercury 3/20/04, 5/19/06, 3/18/07,
10/12/07 & 10/15/07, 9/14/08, 9/6/09
HAL Zuiderdam 9/11/04
Constellation 12/11/04
Summit 10/10/05, 1/16/10, 5/16/10, 2/5/11,
11/10/12, 8/4/13
Zenith 2/6/06, 4/13/06
Millennium 12/17/06, 1/14/12
Galaxy 3/7/08....the BIG 50 Cruise,
1/9/09
Solstice 11/14/08..Pre-Inaugural, 9/5/10
Infinity 12/3/08
Equinox 11/19/09. 5/11/12
Eclipse 11/17/10, 11/12/11
Reflection, 3nights, 12/5/12
Silhouette, 4/7/13
Enchantment with FL Friends, 9/13
----------------------------------

Up Next, REFLECTION.....11/14

Last edited by Lois R; May 25th, 2013 at 05:35 PM.
Reply With Quote

Ad Sponsored By
  #42  
Old May 25th, 2013, 06:35 PM
TessM's Avatar
TessM TessM is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 578
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
How many of you content with 200% are single ? It is far too easy for a married person to lecture a single person on why 200% is justifiable.
I can agree to 150%, but 200% is a bit unfair IMHO.
As a single/solo I don't eat two people's share of food.
I'm single and the pricing doesn't bother me at all. I really don't think about it too much.

I look at the price of a cabin (based on double occupancy) and double it. That's the price I expect to pay and I'm fine with it. I get the cabin to myself.
Reply With Quote

  #43  
Old May 25th, 2013, 07:09 PM
MATHA531 MATHA531 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 670
Default

I've travelled on escorted tours with a company that advertises they will pair you to avoid the single supplement with a roommate of the same sex and if there aren't any other solos, you avoid the single supplement altogether.

Frankly, it rarely works. I wouldn't do it and I swallow and take my medicine. Doesn't mean, of course, I have to like it but then again the escorted tours as noted above do not charge a 200% rate for singles.

As I said, I do accept the necessity of a single supplement, I just think 200% is a bit unfair. But as noted, I guess, life is simply not always fair. eh
Reply With Quote

  #44  
Old May 25th, 2013, 07:40 PM
mtwingcpa's Avatar
mtwingcpa mtwingcpa is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,579
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
How many of you content with 200% are single ? It is far too easy for a married person to lecture a single person on why 200% is justifiable. I can agree to 150%, but 200% is a bit unfair IMHO.
As a single/solo I don't eat two people's share of food.
In the first place, from what I've seen, the average amount that mainstream cruise lines spend on food is around $7.50 - $12.00 per person, per day. In other words, not a big deal. Plus, since the ship has to be prepared for whatever, they probably incur that cost (with some food going to waste) regardless of how many people are aboard a particular cruise.

I'm both single AND solo, and I have lived most of my adult life that way. What REALLY ticks me off is that in the USA most new construction homes are priced with the idea that there will be TWO incomes available to pay the mortgage. So should I go on a campaign about that and "demand" that I should be allowed a reduced price??? Seriously, why not???

Or should I just get over it and get on with what works for me??? :-)
__________________
6 cruises on NCL (Star, Pearl, Spirit, Pearl, Dawn, Pearl)
2 cruises on AMHS (Tustumena, Columbia)
Reply With Quote

  #45  
Old May 25th, 2013, 11:49 PM
Thoth's Avatar
Thoth Thoth is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Petal, MS USA
Posts: 4,817
Default

This is an interesting topic for sure Perhaps the whole world is geared for couples I suppose. We singles must be selective it seems. When a cruiseline wants $800 for a Cozumel cruise but will charge me $1600, but I feel the need to say "NO WAY". However if I can find one where the coast is $500 I guess $1000 is still reasonable.
The single/share program has never been appealing to me. Who wishes to room with a stranger Many may be great, but then again who's to know ?
One thing that we can all agree upon....the "Love Boat" was just a TV show and the real ships don't really care much for single/solos
__________________




Enchanted Capri 2000 Mexico
Carnival Inspiration 2001 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 2002 Eastern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 2003 Alaska
HAL Oosterdam 2004 Alaska
Carnival Legend 2006 Panama Canal
Carnival Valor 2007 Western Caribbean
Carnival Destiny 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Holiday 2009 Mexico
Carnival Triumph 2009 New England/Canada
Carnival Splendor 2010 Mexican Riviera
HAL Maasdam 2011 Canada/New England
Carnival Fantasy 2011 Bermuda
Island Princess 2012 Alaska
Sapphire Princess 2013 California coast
Crown Princess 2014 West Coast
Viking Prestige 2015 Danube River
Reply With Quote

  #46  
Old May 26th, 2013, 05:09 AM
Skipper Tim's Avatar
Skipper Tim Skipper Tim is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Slaithwaite, Yorkshire and Stoupa, Greece
Posts: 2,319
Default

I tend to avoid cruises and hotels where there is any sort of supplement at all. If there are cruises and hotels which do not have supplements then they are going to get my business as well as that of other solo-travellers. More solo travellers means potentially better company - many couples can be terribly insular travellers and a whole ship full of them could be dire.

As has been pointed out above, most MSC repositioning cruises carry zero sole-occupancy supplements while the highest solo supplement I have seen MSC have for any cruise is 50%. Cunard rarely come down from 100%! Let them ask what they want but I will vote with my feet and my wallet.
__________________
Tim.

Booked
S/Y 'Cake Walking Baby': Lefkas, Greece - Stoupa, Greece, August 2014 live blog
Mirage Park Resort, Kemer, Turkey (28 nights land cruise), October 2014
Hotel Su, Antalya, Turkey (18 nights land cruise), March 2015

Sailed
MSC Opera: Southampton, UK - Amsterdam, Holland (1 night), May 2014 roll call
MSC Armonia: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Venice, Italy (11 nights), March 2014 live blog
MSC Fantasia: Santos, Brazil - Venice, Italy (17 nights), March 2013 live blog
MSC Musica: Venice, Italy - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (16 nights), November 2012 live blog
RCI Grandeur of the Seas: Palma, Mallorca - Colon, Panama (14 nights), October 2011
RCI Legend of the Seas: Singapore - India - Dubai - Oman - Gulf of Aden - Suez Canal - Rome, Italy (24 nights), May 2009
Cunard QE2: Southampton, England - New York, USA (5 nights), January 2006

Skipper Tim's guide to almost free flights for repositioning cruises

Last edited by Skipper Tim; May 26th, 2013 at 05:11 AM.
Reply With Quote

  #47  
Old May 26th, 2013, 12:10 PM
Scrapnana's Avatar
Scrapnana Scrapnana is offline
5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Virginia
Posts: 7,848
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skipper Tim View Post
I tend to avoid cruises and hotels where there is any sort of supplement at all.

Unfortunately, these are very few and far between.

Cunard rarely come down from 100%!
With all of the Vantage and Getaway fare problems this is probably true in the UK. In the US you can get staterooms for 75% (sometimes less) supplement except in the Grills suites.
__________________
Evangeline - 1960
Johan Van Oldenbarnevelt - 1962
Queen Mary - 1962
Raffaello - 1968
MV Three Gorges - 1988
Atlas - 1995
Olympic - 1996
Constellation - 2005
Disney Fantasy - 2012
Queen Elizabeth - World Voyage 2014




World Voyage Blog - kathisworldvoyage.blogspot.com

Last edited by Scrapnana; May 26th, 2013 at 12:11 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #48  
Old May 26th, 2013, 02:12 PM
kek123 kek123 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 255
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
This is an interesting topic for sure Perhaps the whole world is geared for couples I suppose. We singles must be selective it seems. When a cruiseline wants $800 for a Cozumel cruise but will charge me $1600, but I feel the need to say "NO WAY". However if I can find one where the coast is $500 I guess $1000 is still reasonable.
The single/share program has never been appealing to me. Who wishes to room with a stranger Many may be great, but then again who's to know ?
One thing that we can all agree upon....the "Love Boat" was just a TV show and the real ships don't really care much for single/solos

Couldn't agree more! Adverse impact based on a particular characteristic is discrimination. Not in a legal sense sadly, but it is a form of discrmination. If nothing else it is a lack of truth in advertising. It is advertised as a per person fare but it is in fact not true. Does not keep me from cruising but no where near as much I would if the pricing was not discriminatory in nature.
Reply With Quote

  #49  
Old May 26th, 2013, 02:20 PM
Skipper Tim's Avatar
Skipper Tim Skipper Tim is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Slaithwaite, Yorkshire and Stoupa, Greece
Posts: 2,319
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Scrapnana View Post
Unfortunately, these are very few and far between.
I think I have learned what to look for - certain parts of the World, certain times of year. I never pay solo-occupancy supplements now. My favourite is top-class, all-inclusive hotels on the Southern coast of Turkey in the 'winter'. People call it the winter but the Summer is so unbearably hot by December it is just right for sitting out in the sun. I always double check to ensure there are no sole-occupancy supplements, I don't want to feel that I am subsidising couples . This year I treated my mother and myself to an all-inclusive 3-star for £7.50/night (US$11) and then an ultra all-inclusive five star on the beach for £25 per night (US$38), both no sole-supplements and this was May, the start of the Summer season. The latter hotel was simply stunning and I look forward to returning.

My next two cruises are both MSC repos. A 17 nighter for £391 ($590) and a port-intensive, trans Suez canal 10-nighter for £230 ($347), both sole-occupancy, inside guarantee after my 8% MSC Club discount. I would find it very hard to pay 75% supplement on already much higher cruise fares with other lines. And as I said above, a line which does not charge sole-occupancy supplements attracts many more solo travellers and that is huge benefit in itself.

Tim.
__________________
Tim.

Booked
S/Y 'Cake Walking Baby': Lefkas, Greece - Stoupa, Greece, August 2014 live blog
Mirage Park Resort, Kemer, Turkey (28 nights land cruise), October 2014
Hotel Su, Antalya, Turkey (18 nights land cruise), March 2015

Sailed
MSC Opera: Southampton, UK - Amsterdam, Holland (1 night), May 2014 roll call
MSC Armonia: Las Palmas, Gran Canaria - Venice, Italy (11 nights), March 2014 live blog
MSC Fantasia: Santos, Brazil - Venice, Italy (17 nights), March 2013 live blog
MSC Musica: Venice, Italy - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (16 nights), November 2012 live blog
RCI Grandeur of the Seas: Palma, Mallorca - Colon, Panama (14 nights), October 2011
RCI Legend of the Seas: Singapore - India - Dubai - Oman - Gulf of Aden - Suez Canal - Rome, Italy (24 nights), May 2009
Cunard QE2: Southampton, England - New York, USA (5 nights), January 2006

Skipper Tim's guide to almost free flights for repositioning cruises

Last edited by Skipper Tim; May 26th, 2013 at 02:22 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #50  
Old May 26th, 2013, 02:29 PM
Thoth's Avatar
Thoth Thoth is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Petal, MS USA
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kek123 View Post
Couldn't agree more! Adverse impact based on a particular characteristic is discrimination. Not in a legal sense sadly, but it is a form of discrmination. If nothing else it is a lack of truth in advertising. It is advertised as a per person fare but it is in fact not true. Does not keep me from cruising but no where near as much I would if the pricing was not discriminatory in nature.
that's correct ! They always market it as per person, which is misleading. If they are going to hit me at 200% then market it as price per room.
__________________




Enchanted Capri 2000 Mexico
Carnival Inspiration 2001 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 2002 Eastern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 2003 Alaska
HAL Oosterdam 2004 Alaska
Carnival Legend 2006 Panama Canal
Carnival Valor 2007 Western Caribbean
Carnival Destiny 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Holiday 2009 Mexico
Carnival Triumph 2009 New England/Canada
Carnival Splendor 2010 Mexican Riviera
HAL Maasdam 2011 Canada/New England
Carnival Fantasy 2011 Bermuda
Island Princess 2012 Alaska
Sapphire Princess 2013 California coast
Crown Princess 2014 West Coast
Viking Prestige 2015 Danube River
Reply With Quote

  #51  
Old May 26th, 2013, 02:30 PM
Thoth's Avatar
Thoth Thoth is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Petal, MS USA
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Skipper Tim View Post
I think I have learned what to look for - certain parts of the World, certain times of year. I never pay solo-occupancy supplements now. My favourite is top-class, all-inclusive hotels on the Southern coast of Turkey in the 'winter'. People call it the winter but the Summer is so unbearably hot by December it is just right for sitting out in the sun. I always double check to ensure there are no sole-occupancy supplements, I don't want to feel that I am subsidising couples . This year I treated my mother and myself to an all-inclusive 3-star for £7.50/night (US$11) and then an ultra all-inclusive five star on the beach for £25 per night (US$38), both no sole-supplements and this was May, the start of the Summer season. The latter hotel was simply stunning and I look forward to returning.

My next two cruises are both MSC repos. A 17 nighter for £391 ($590) and a port-intensive, trans Suez canal 10-nighter for £230 ($347), both sole-occupancy, inside guarantee after my 8% MSC Club discount. I would find it very hard to pay 75% supplement on already much higher cruise fares with other lines. And as I said above, a line which does not charge sole-occupancy supplements attracts many more solo travellers and that is huge benefit in itself.

Tim.
you are a wise shopper there Tim
__________________




Enchanted Capri 2000 Mexico
Carnival Inspiration 2001 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 2002 Eastern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 2003 Alaska
HAL Oosterdam 2004 Alaska
Carnival Legend 2006 Panama Canal
Carnival Valor 2007 Western Caribbean
Carnival Destiny 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Holiday 2009 Mexico
Carnival Triumph 2009 New England/Canada
Carnival Splendor 2010 Mexican Riviera
HAL Maasdam 2011 Canada/New England
Carnival Fantasy 2011 Bermuda
Island Princess 2012 Alaska
Sapphire Princess 2013 California coast
Crown Princess 2014 West Coast
Viking Prestige 2015 Danube River
Reply With Quote

  #52  
Old May 26th, 2013, 02:49 PM
Faith77 Faith77 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 340
Smile travelling solo...

I just got back from a land tour/trip of 10 nights through the Utah national parks. The cost was approx. $1,800 which included the ss. I had to reserve and pay for this trip in early February so I could reserve the last solo room available. I figure a lot of this is supply and demand. There are a lot of us solos looking for ways to travel at reasonable prices.

I'm ok with cruising solo in an inside or ov and usually find an ok deal for when I can travel. I always expect a ss and mostly look at the total cost of the trip. Faith
Reply With Quote

  #53  
Old May 26th, 2013, 03:00 PM
Lois R's Avatar
Lois R Lois R is offline
Charter Member - 5,000+ Club
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
Posts: 40,956
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faith77 View Post
I just got back from a land tour/trip of 10 nights through the Utah national parks. The cost was approx. $1,800 which included the ss. I had to reserve and pay for this trip in early February so I could reserve the last solo room available. I figure a lot of this is supply and demand. There are a lot of us solos looking for ways to travel at reasonable prices.

I'm ok with cruising solo in an inside or ov and usually find an ok deal for when I can travel. I always expect a ss and mostly look at the total cost of the trip. Faith
Hi Faith so if you divide it by 2 it would have been about 900.00
per person. Did this include all your meals as well? Where do you
live and where did you have to fly to in order to start the trip?
(Just curious).
__________________
Check out my Cruise Pictures:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/cruiseronly/
Century 5/17/03, 1/17/04, 3/12/05, 12/20/07, 4/16/09,
5/14/11, 2/12 to 2/23~2014
Mercury 3/20/04, 5/19/06, 3/18/07,
10/12/07 & 10/15/07, 9/14/08, 9/6/09
HAL Zuiderdam 9/11/04
Constellation 12/11/04
Summit 10/10/05, 1/16/10, 5/16/10, 2/5/11,
11/10/12, 8/4/13
Zenith 2/6/06, 4/13/06
Millennium 12/17/06, 1/14/12
Galaxy 3/7/08....the BIG 50 Cruise,
1/9/09
Solstice 11/14/08..Pre-Inaugural, 9/5/10
Infinity 12/3/08
Equinox 11/19/09. 5/11/12
Eclipse 11/17/10, 11/12/11
Reflection, 3nights, 12/5/12
Silhouette, 4/7/13
Enchantment with FL Friends, 9/13
----------------------------------

Up Next, REFLECTION.....11/14

Last edited by Lois R; May 26th, 2013 at 03:01 PM.
Reply With Quote

  #54  
Old May 26th, 2013, 04:56 PM
broberts broberts is online now
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Toronto, Canada
Posts: 2,834
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thoth View Post
that's correct ! They always market it as per person, which is misleading. If they are going to hit me at 200% then market it as price per room.
Reputable firms market it as "price per person, based on double occupancy", or similar wording.
Reply With Quote

  #55  
Old May 26th, 2013, 05:49 PM
kjaooo's Avatar
kjaooo kjaooo is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Uranus
Posts: 202
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by broberts View Post
Reputable firms market it as "price per person, based on double occupancy", or similar wording.
the only reason they use the price per a person, is so they can show the low price to catch your eye. if they simply charged a flat fee for a room for 1-2 people just like hotels do it would end a lot of the debate
Reply With Quote

  #56  
Old May 26th, 2013, 05:51 PM
mtwingcpa's Avatar
mtwingcpa mtwingcpa is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 1,579
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by broberts View Post
Reputable firms market it as "price per person, based on double occupancy", or similar wording.
For example, NCL usually says this:

"Fares shown are in U.S. dollars and are per person, based on double occupancy. Government taxes, fees, and fuel supplement (where applicable) are additional."
__________________
6 cruises on NCL (Star, Pearl, Spirit, Pearl, Dawn, Pearl)
2 cruises on AMHS (Tustumena, Columbia)
Reply With Quote

  #57  
Old May 26th, 2013, 07:27 PM
Faith77 Faith77 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 340
Smile Lois--some clarification about my Utah national parks trip

Lois,

The ss for my trip was approx. $300. Couples/2 friends paid approx. $1500 per person. Solos paid approx. $1800. Mostly everything was included except 2 dinners. The thing about the solo rooms is you have to book the trip early to get one. On some of the trips the ss is a lot higher. The group I travelled with is the old Elderhostel now called Rhodes Scholar.

I flew from Oakland CA to Las Vegas and took a shuttle to St. George, Utah. So another $110 for roundtrip shuttle fees. I'm sure I could have found a cruise for the cost of this trip. But I like to mix it up and do a combo of land and cruise vacations.

I figure any time I do a tour/program type trip I will need to pay a single supplement. Sometimes I've lucked out and got good prices on my cruises. I figure most of the time us solos have to figure on paying a ss no matter what type of trip we take in order to have our own digs. Faith
Reply With Quote

  #58  
Old May 26th, 2013, 11:41 PM
Thoth's Avatar
Thoth Thoth is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Petal, MS USA
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Faith77 View Post
Lois,

The ss for my trip was approx. $300. Couples/2 friends paid approx. $1500 per person. Solos paid approx. $1800. Mostly everything was included except 2 dinners. The thing about the solo rooms is you have to book the trip early to get one. On some of the trips the ss is a lot higher. The group I travelled with is the old Elderhostel now called Rhodes Scholar.

I flew from Oakland CA to Las Vegas and took a shuttle to St. George, Utah. So another $110 for roundtrip shuttle fees. I'm sure I could have found a cruise for the cost of this trip. But I like to mix it up and do a combo of land and cruise vacations.

I figure any time I do a tour/program type trip I will need to pay a single supplement. Sometimes I've lucked out and got good prices on my cruises. I figure most of the time us solos have to figure on paying a ss no matter what type of trip we take in order to have our own digs. Faith
Sounds like a nice trip there Faith ! I loved those Utah parks . the only one I have not visited is Brice. Zion, Arches, Capital Reef, Canyonlands ....awesome
__________________




Enchanted Capri 2000 Mexico
Carnival Inspiration 2001 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 2002 Eastern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 2003 Alaska
HAL Oosterdam 2004 Alaska
Carnival Legend 2006 Panama Canal
Carnival Valor 2007 Western Caribbean
Carnival Destiny 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Holiday 2009 Mexico
Carnival Triumph 2009 New England/Canada
Carnival Splendor 2010 Mexican Riviera
HAL Maasdam 2011 Canada/New England
Carnival Fantasy 2011 Bermuda
Island Princess 2012 Alaska
Sapphire Princess 2013 California coast
Crown Princess 2014 West Coast
Viking Prestige 2015 Danube River
Reply With Quote

  #59  
Old June 2nd, 2013, 08:52 AM
katrina915 katrina915 is offline
Cool Cruiser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 531
Default

While I agree that the single supplement is a business decision, I think 100% is unreasonable since I won't be eating for two. I am planning an Alaska trip next year. lf no one wants to go with me, I will decide if I want to take cruise based on economics. Yeah, I pay full fare for hotel and rental car but I am not in some dungeon of a room on a ship. It should be interesting once l crunch the numbers. It sounds like the cruise lines have no problems filling their ships or they would change the policy.
Reply With Quote

  #60  
Old June 2nd, 2013, 10:50 AM
Thoth's Avatar
Thoth Thoth is online now
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Petal, MS USA
Posts: 4,817
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by katrina915 View Post
While I agree that the single supplement is a business decision, I think 100% is unreasonable since I won't be eating for two. I am planning an Alaska trip next year. lf no one wants to go with me, I will decide if I want to take cruise based on economics. Yeah, I pay full fare for hotel and rental car but I am not in some dungeon of a room on a ship. It should be interesting once l crunch the numbers. It sounds like the cruise lines have no problems filling their ships or they would change the policy.
If it helps look at Princess. So far on 3 cruises I've been charged what appears to be 150%...not 200%. When Carnival went from 150% to 200% that is when I started shopping around. Too bad for them since they had my brand loyalty, now Princess is #1 on my window shopping list. As a matter of fact, they were the only one I called last time.
__________________




Enchanted Capri 2000 Mexico
Carnival Inspiration 2001 Western Caribbean
HAL Maasdam 2002 Eastern Caribbean
HAL Statendam 2003 Alaska
HAL Oosterdam 2004 Alaska
Carnival Legend 2006 Panama Canal
Carnival Valor 2007 Western Caribbean
Carnival Destiny 2008 Southern Caribbean
Carnival Holiday 2009 Mexico
Carnival Triumph 2009 New England/Canada
Carnival Splendor 2010 Mexican Riviera
HAL Maasdam 2011 Canada/New England
Carnival Fantasy 2011 Bermuda
Island Princess 2012 Alaska
Sapphire Princess 2013 California coast
Crown Princess 2014 West Coast
Viking Prestige 2015 Danube River
Reply With Quote

Reply

Bookmarks


Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:33 AM.


© 1995 - 2014, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.