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There aren't any more cheap prices. Everybody found out how great the SOS is & now the prices are sky high!
I use ***********, but it's all a matter of timing. Cruises in the fall are cheapest, due to the threat of hurricanes. Spring & summer, if you see a good deal grab it. The price for our upcoming cruise has gone up $200 within a couple days of booking.
We don't love Sovereign because of being cheap or anything like it. Sovereign is a slightly older ship with soul. She had the BEST Champagne bar (as does Majesty). The staterooms are tiny and balconies don't seem to exist. There isn't a lot of one-up-manship on this ship. We take the sea air in public areas and actually meet other cruisers.
I cannot speak for why everyone loves Sovereign. She just reminds me of how a cruise used to be.
Work like a dog. Live like a pauper. Save all your money. Then Cruise!
If anyone is interested in a bargain(imo). The RCCl website has 4 night cruises on the Sovereign; April 26 and May 3, 2004, for $249pp inside guarantee. We are going to take advantage of this last minute deal!!!!
Sunward II 08/87
Oceanic 10/89, 12/92, 07/97
Majestic 02, 09 and 11,1990 07/1991 05/1992
Nordic Empress 09/91, 10/97
Sovereign 09/93, 05/95, 09/00, 12/00, 9/02, 5/03
Majesty OTS 09/96
Monarch OTS 09/97
Grand Princess 10/98, 09/01
Disney Magic 03/99
Enchanted Capri 06/99
Disney Wonder 09/99
NCL Wind 10/99, 05/01
Island Princess 10/03
We used expedia and had a great experience with them. I spoke with an agent directly, instead of trying to do online. We got a great rate for our May cruise, but did book at the beginning of Dec. and when I looked at the prices in our same Cat. after the 1st of the year, the same cabins on same deck had already gone up about 200.00 per PERSON. So I was like, whew! Glad I booked when I did!
Mercury - Celebrity
Windward - NCL
Monarch of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas