Ouch! Having Sticker Shock!

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#1
~Beantown~
86 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
I am trying to find a cruise for early summer on one of the voyager class ships, doesnt matter which one really, but am having major sticker shock!

I know summer is generally high, but WOW!!

~SherryBerry~

Adventurer OTS 2/2004 Yippee!
Disney Wonder 12/2002
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#2
Powder Springs, GA
450 Posts
Joined Jun 2003
If you can wait a little longer, you can see if they drop the prices any - they just dropped the prices of our September sailing on the Mariner...

Sovereign of the Seas, 2/27/2003

Celebrating my husband's 30th birthday on the Mariner of the Seas, 9/5/2004

 'til the Mariner!!
#3
Smarr, Ga, U.S.A.
1,471 Posts
Joined Feb 2002
For THIS Summer??? From what I've seen, prices started going up last year and haven't taken a drop since. For reference, you might want to look at ************* and their 90 day ticker. It will post any additional price drops that may occur.
Stretch

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#4
~Beantown~
86 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Yes, for this summer . I unfortunately do not have the luxury right now for planning vacations way in advance, wish I did after seeing these prices. I think my hopes for a balcony are down the drain! $999 for a 3rd/4th! OUCH!

~SherryBerry~

Adventurer OTS 2/2004 Yippee!
Disney Wonder 12/2002
Carnival Paradise 1/2001
Carnival Fascination 10/2000
Celebrity Galaxy 11/98
Norwegian Norway 1/96
Celebrity Century 2/95
#5
Georgia
1,065 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Don’t know how early in the Summer you want but…..in today’s Happy Hour Specials….

5/30 Explorer (Eastern)….Insides from $649
5/30 Mariner (Eastern)….Insides from $749
6/6 Mariner (Western)….Insides from $799
6/5 Navigator (Eastern)….Insides from $849

Kelly

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#6
Parma, OH
94 Posts
Joined Jul 2002
Just to let know, scheduling in advance for the summer is not any better. I am in the process of checking for June 2005 and 3rd and 4th prices are still $999. I see you went on the AOS - did you travel with children? E-mail me if you would be able to give me more info.

tlsearay@aol.com
#7
~Beantown~
86 Posts
Joined Nov 2000
Kelly

Yes, I am looking for the Happy Hour and may have to jump on one of those...Does anyone know if Atrium cabins holds 3 people?

THANKS!

~SherryBerry~

Adventurer OTS 2/2004 Yippee!
Disney Wonder 12/2002
Carnival Paradise 1/2001
Carnival Fascination 10/2000
Celebrity Galaxy 11/98
Norwegian Norway 1/96
Celebrity Century 2/95
#8
Ontari-ario-o-O, Canada
2,915 Posts
Joined Oct 2001
I've been looking at the summer of 05 and unless something changes, I'll be taking my DGDs to an island instead. The prices are out of sight.

Beth
#9
WV
811 Posts
Joined Jul 2003
Atruim cabins can only accomodate 2 people. I don't think there are any that accomodate a 3rd or 4th passenger.


Mariner of the Seas


#10
Wichita, KS, USA
4,988 Posts
Joined Sep 2002
Makes me glad for two things. 1. I can plan ahead and 2. we don't have to vaction in the summer.

For what it's worth, I don't think the Alaskan cruises are any higher than what we paid for last year. Most of what I've been looking at are pretty close to the prices I've seen in the past. Our November cruise hasn't changed in price since we booked it last July. At least not for our balcony cabin. I think the inside cabin has gone up $10 PP.

I hope things work out for you. I've seen a LOT of threads about higher prices and people not being able to cruise. I know passenger loads have been up but if they get the prices to high, passenger loads may fall further than what they want. It will be interesting to see what happens.

Future cruises

Monarch OTS - Mexico Baja 1/05

Explorer OTS - Eastern Caribbean 11/04

Past cruises
Vision OTS - Alaska 7/03
Legend OTS - Alaska 7/02
#11
Georgia
1,065 Posts
Joined Oct 2002
Sherryberry.....if you haven't already....try looking at these sailings ($ shown are for 3 pax, inside cabins)

6/4 Voyager (9 night Western out of Cape Liberty, NJ)....+/- $3600
6/5 Navigator...+/- $3300
6/13 Mariner....+/- $3400
7/25 Mariner....+/- $3400

Kelly

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Atlantic, 12/1991
#12
1,272 Posts
Joined Oct 2003
We will be on the Mariner 7/18/04 and the prices have been the same since we booked in October. Below are the prices we are paying for different Cats.:

Booked Price

Cat. L ~ $1115.40

Cat. D1 ~ $1534

Cat. JS ~ $2049

3rd & 4th person ~ $845.80

Port and tax charges of $139 included

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#13
Charlotte, NC USA
1,907 Posts
Joined Aug 2000
Prices seem to be rising as a cruise gets closer, not dropping these days.
Saw on the Today Show, how cruising has once again become the big way to travel and ships are booking fast and up.

Kim
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#14
Atascocita, Texas
4,809 Posts
Joined May 2003
We have been waiting and waiting to book the Rhapsody...
Finally figured I would try out the Elation...
The day I was going to book...I checked my Site for the Rhapsody once more...about a 200 drop on insides,and 400 on D1 balcony...
We are on the Rhapsody Sept 12th...

Price went back up the next day.and back down 2 says later...
I think they release a few at a time to these online agents,and then they dump whats not moving.
We got a great Mi-ship,ocean-view,and are on a waiting list for a D1.

RCI-Rhapsody- 2003
RCI-Rhapsody- 2004
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas


#15
New Jersey
482 Posts
Joined Sep 2000
It's true, at least for the 9 day Voyager out of NY, that prices seem to be going up, not down, as the date approaches. We're on the 7/2 Voyager sailing and, as I usually do, when I recently made the final payment, I checked around the discount internet sites to see if I could find a lower price to negotiate with my TA. What a shock! The prices on even the discount sites were substantially more than we're paying (we booked more than a year out from the cruise date.).

It's strictly supply and demand, folks -- I guess the post 9/11 slump and the days of overcapacity have come and gone.

I must go down to the sea again. . . .

Countdown to Voyager!


#16
WV
14,481 Posts
Joined Jan 2003
Cruises Only is having a "Balcony Blowout" Sale for all cruises booked in April. Can I tell that on here? I just received a flyer today in the mail.

Anyway, you might want to check it out to compare to your other rates.

Good Luck!


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#18
Highlands Ranch, CO
181 Posts
Joined Aug 2003
Just had a large price drop on a Princess cruise to the Med in September that we booked last fall. Cruise Quick was right on top of it. Price was almost $1,000 less than showing on Travelocity for a balcony the same day.

9/13 Star Princess