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CT
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Has anyone noticed that grill accomodations on qm2 in 2019 are easily 25-30% higher than in 2017-18?. Can anyone comment on whether these fares are likely to be discounted or the increase is here to stay?

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Gower Peninsula, Wales
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Grills fares aren't often discounted sadly.
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#4
Market Harborough, UK
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Originally posted by lokinvar
Compare jan 3 2018 to jan 3 2019!

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Q6 Accommodation
M802 £3949
M902 £3199

Seems a near 20% reduction!!
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#5
Vale of Glamorgan
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OP, are the fares you are looking at part of the included drinks and included gratuities offer available for US bookings ?
If so and those offers aren't of interest it might be worth waiting.
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CT
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Perhaps someone can help me with this question. What time should one show up for dinner on the first night out in QG if seated with strangers?
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Vale of Glamorgan
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Whatever time suits you. Your table mates may already be there or may join you later. Some tables make arrangements to eat at a similar time for the rest of the cruise but others don't.
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#10
Iowa
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I did a spot check to compare 2018 and 2019 Q6 base fares for the U.S. shown on cunard.com for a few other eastbound crossings (New York to Southampton) during other months of the year. Here is what I found which tends to indicate what the OP has found for pricing on the January 3 eastbound crossings may be an aberration. Looks like the Q6 fares have dropped $200-$300 per person in 2019 on these other crossings.

EBTA 17 May 2018 - Q6 = $5,999 (M818A)
EBTA 24 May 2019 - Q6 = $5,699 (M911)

EBTA 10 Jun 2018 - Q6 = $6,099 (M821)
EBTA 07 Jun 2019 - Q6 = $5,799 (M916A)

EBTA 06 Jul 2018 - Q6 = $6,499 (M825)
EBTA 07 Jul 2019 - Q6 = $6,199 (M920)

EBTA 26 Aug 2018 - Q6 = $6,499 (M832)
EBTA 18 Aug 2019 - Q6 = $6,199 (M925)

EBTA 09 Sep 2018 - Q6 = $6,099 (M834)
EBTA 15 Sep 2019 - Q6 = $5,799 (M929A)

EBTA 25 Oct 2018 - Q6 = $5,899 (M840)
EBTA 18 Oct 2019 - Q6 = $5,699 (M933A)

EBTA 11 Nov 2018 - Q6 = $5,899 (M834)
EBTA 10 Nov 2019 - Q6 = $5,599 (M936)

EBTA 08 Dec 2018 - Q6 = $5,899 (M846)
EBTA 08 Dec 2019 - Q6 = $5,599 (M940)

Note this does not include the additional 5% discount available on 2019 sailings for past passengers who book by the end of November.

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Originally posted by lokinvar
The bottom line is that it becomes.increasingly difficult to plan effectively

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Yeah, I hear you. I have not been tracking the prices for the January 3 crossings, but the current $3,299 Q6 fare for the January 3, 2018 crossing might reflect a reduction now that we are within 120 days of that sailing. That's the point at which cancellation penalties start to kick in for U.S. bookings, so I suppose there could have been some last-minute cancellations on the 2018 sailing within the past week or so.
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#13
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Originally posted by lokinvar
Has anyone noticed that grill accomodations on qm2 in 2019 are easily 25-30% higher than in 2017-18?. Can anyone comment on whether these fares are likely to be discounted or the increase is here to stay?

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Prices in all grades of "Steerage" have also increased by the same percentage for 2018 and I assume they will only decrease if the mysterious price algorithm shows a marked decrease in bookings.