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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.
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Barcrawlers in Alaska
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!
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.
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.
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.
until the return to the Rhapsody of the Seas
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.
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.