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__________________ We've been on Carnival: 27 voyages; 184 days Celebrity: 3 voyages; 24 days Holland: 11 voyages 152 days Norwegian: 2 voyages; 16 days Princess: 16 voyages; 154 days Royal Carib: 5 voyages; 35 days Vantage: River 2 voyage 39 days
GRAND TOTAL: 66 Cruises 604 days
NOT YET SAILED Holland Prinsendam 11/14 -28 days Holland Ryndam 1/15 -14 days Holland Volendam 3/15 -28 days Holland Rotterdam 4/15 - 18 days Holland Veendam 6/15 - 14 days Vantage River Cruise 8/15 - 21 days Princess Emerald 8/15 -14 days Holland Eurodam 9 /15 -17 days Holland Prinsendam 10/15 - 28 days
A friend of mine just told me about a phone app called hotel tonight. I've not used it, but she has with great results.
I've always used Kayak to get hotel ideas.
NCL Norway 1982
Princess Island Princess 1982
Carnival Tropicale Jul 1984 (7nt Mex Riv)
Carnival Jubilee Jul 1986 (7 nt West Caribbean)
HAL Noordam May 1989 (13nt Alaska)
MSC Opera March 2008 (5nt San Juan to Miami)
Carnival Liberty Feb 2010 (7nt Miami/W. Caribbean)
HAL Veendam Sep 2011 (7nt NY/Bermuda)
NCL Spirit April 2012 (13nt New Orleans to Spain)
HAL Rotterdam Aug 2012 (12nt Holland, Scotland, Norway, Denmark)
NCL Star Apr 2013 (16nt New Orleans, Miami, Azores, Dover, Helsingborg, Copenhagen)
HAL Ryndam Nov 2013 (16nt Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Lisbon, Half Moon Cay, Tampa)
HAL Maasdam Apr 2014 (10 nt FLL to San Juan, St. Thomas, Dominica, Antigua, Tortola, Half Moon Cay)
I am sure this is probably the wrong place to ask this or even if I can post the website but has anyone ever used lastminutetravel for hotel bookings? Are they reliable?
I have used LMT twice. Both times the rates that I paid were lower than if I booked directly with the hotel.
Both times I called them as well ( after seeing their posted rate on the web site) and they lower the rate a little more.
I have used them a couple of times. For hotels that I could 'guess' it was OK. I booked a hotel for Spain and it was not 'in town' as advertised. LMT did nothing except say 5 miles away was 'in town'. In town to me is walking distance to restaurants and other sites.
Celebrity - Summit, Century, Mercury, Constellation, Solstice
HAL - Rotterdam
Princess - Diamond, Dawn, Island
Crystal - Harmony
Cunard - QE2
RCCL - Nordic Prince, Song of Norway, Monarch, Vision, Navigator, Radiance,
..... Grandeur, Freedom, Mariner, Liberty, Oasis, Allure
Carnival - Tropical , Paradise
Avalon - Poetry (riverboat)
A&K - Lafayette (barge)
Seabourn - Pride
Oceania - Insignia, Marina
coming up Oasis and Solstice
Travelocity, Expedia, Priceline and Hotwire were all similar pricing when I recently booked a hotel in NYC across from the airport, so I could take a cruise the next day. I got a nice hotel for $96 plus tax...I thought that was great! I narrowed it down to Priceline, and instead of doing the bidding part, I took the Express deal that popped up...and was guaranteed one of about 4 hotels around the airport. I lucked out and got the best one I think...Hampton at LaGuardia.
One time I used Priceline for a precruise hotel in Miami and also got a fabulous hotel there too for a very low price..$75, that was 4 years ago, so prices have gone up since. It was super nice...and it was from bidding for my price, so you never know.
Carnival Festivale 1988
Carnival Destiny 1999
Royal Caribbean Liberty of the Seas Sept 12, 2009
Carnival Triumph Feb. 21, 2011
Norwegian Spirit 3-25-2012