Posted March 7th, 2012, 03:05 PM
And as a general rule Carnival sales are anything but.
Unless you are a person who does not book early saver (too restrictive) and past guest rates aren't available, and you don't qualify for any other special rates (military, senior, resident rates, etc).
For a first time booker (is that even the right word
), the sales can sometimes be a good deal. With any large purchase, comparison is key and all viable options should be evaluated.
Patricia (Trisha to my friends and family)
Disney Magic 10-30-2010 (7 nights) - First Cruise Ever!
Carnival Dream 3-12-2011 (7 nights) - First half of Jenna's Birthday cruises
Carnival Dream 3-19-2011 (7 nights) - Second half of Jenna's Birthday cruises
Carnival Miracle 8-26-2011 (8 nights) - Players Club VIP Cruise
Disney Dream 10-30-2011 (4 nights) - first half of B2B on DCL
Disney Dream 11-03-2011 (3 nights) - second half of B2B on DCL
Disney Magic 4-30-2012 (4 nights) - a cruise just because
Carnival Dream 10-27-2012 (6 nights due to Hurricane Sandy)
RC Explorer of the Seas 2-24-2013 (9 Nights) - first time on RCCL
Disney Fantasy 10-26-2013 (7 Nights) - Halloween on the High Seas
RC Explorer of the Seas 2-23-2014 (7 nights) - a cheap getaway from a terrible winter
Celebrity Summit 06-01-2014 (7 Nights) - my 40th birthday cruise
Celebrity Equinox 11-21-2014 (10 Nights) - my dad's 66th birthday cruise
Carnival Pride 03-15-2015 - (14 Night) Tampa to Baltimore Repo cruise
Celebrity Summit 08-30-3015 (7 nights) Once more to Bermuda - the "what the heck, why not?" cruise
Navigator of the Sea 11-10-2015 - (4 nights)
Disney Magic 11-15-2015 - (5 nights)
Carnival Pride 01-17-2016 & 01-28-2016 (21 nights) B2B Baltimore to San Juan to Baltimore
Carnival Pride 07-10-2016 (7 nights) Free cruise from the casino
Carnival Pride 08-21-2016 (7 nights) Family trip with brother, SIL, Niece, 2 x Nephews, plus my parents - oh boy!
Freedom of the Seas 02-12-2017 (6 nights) Royal with Coke Freestyle machines and Dreamworks
Celebrity Summit 02-18-2017 (9 nights) from Fort Lauderdale with free drinks and gratuities
Carnival Sunshine 05-29-2017 (5 nights) Just because I've always wanted to try the Sunshine
Disney Fantasy 11-04-2017 (7 nights)
Carnival Magic 11-11-2017 (7 nights) DCL & CCL - side by side cruises!
Carnival Pride 07-01-2018 (14 nights) Another Journey Cruise!