The cruise lines have been pretty quiet about these extra charges and we want to know -- now that you're alerted to these policies, will that change the way you book? Share your opinions in our poll.
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Multiple Choice Poll.
Voters: 278. You may not vote on this poll.
I believe Carnival has a lower fare with a cancellation penalty. You can book with this lower fare and pay a penalty if you cancel, or book with higher fare with no cancellation penalty. But, heck, airlines have been doing this for decades now.
Booking a cruise takes time of a paid employee, telephone services, etc. Cancelling that cruise and then having to book another person into the room costs too.ITA! There is a lot of "behind the scenes" work that travel agency employees do when and after a booking is made. A lot of people don't understand that or don't care.
In these days of tight budgets for business, why not expect this fee. It forces cruisers to get serious, not just be "dreaming" and then not perform.