Go Back   Cruise Critic Message Board Forums > Cruise Lines "P - Z" > Royal Caribbean International
Register here!
Forgot Your Password?


Royal Caribbean International
- Read thousands of Royal Caribbean Cruise Reviews
- Compare the best Royal Caribbean Cruise Deals
- Write a Royal Caribbean Cruise Review
- Find Your Royal Caribbean Roll Call
See posts about:
Adventure of the Seas
Enchantment of the Seas
Harmony of the Seas
Independence of the Seas
Majesty of the Seas
Quantum of the Seas
Splendour of the Seas

Allure of the Seas
Explorer of the Seas
Jewel of the Seas
Mariner of the Seas
Radiance of the Seas
Vision of the Seas

Anthem of the Seas
Freedom of the Seas
Legend of the Seas
Navigator of the Seas
Rhapsody of the Seas
Voyager of the Seas

Brilliance of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas
Liberty of the Seas
Oasis of the Seas
Serenade of the Seas

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old April 20th, 2006, 12:34 PM
invisible777 invisible777 is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 64
Default How low can I expect the price to go?

Hi everyone,

Don't know if anyone else has been following the Explorer eastern Carribean sailings out of Bayonne (May 19, June 2, June 16), but just two days ago it seems that the "guarentee rooms" went into effect, and the inside rooms dropped from $1099 to $699. This is my first time looking to book a "last-minute" cruise, and I was just wondering...

...will the guarentee rooms be around until these cruises are filled to capacity, or could they disapear at any moment?

....is it possible for the prices to go EVEN lower as the sailing dates aproach? (Maybe $599 for an inside?)

...our goal is to get on the June 2 sailing, when do you think is the latest we could/should book this?

...has anyone done a guarentee room on RCCL and were you happy with the end-product?

I'm sure I'll be heading over to a TA sooner or later, but it doesn't hurt to ask first

Thanks all!
Reply With Quote

Old April 20th, 2006, 12:42 PM
Posts: n/a
Thumbs up

I would book now through RC and ask if the price drops even more could you call for a credit (it would most likely be an onboard credit). I would hate to see the category you are looking at "disappear". Don't wait! It seems like when these price drops happen the cabins book fast.
Reply With Quote

Old April 20th, 2006, 01:37 PM
iluvcruzin's Avatar
iluvcruzin iluvcruzin is offline
Blue Ribbon Cruiser
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 3,557

If you already have a date picked - June 2 - then book it. The rates could even go up - you don't know and there's no guarantee. As far as a guarantee room, the closer to the sailing date, the odds are greater you will not be upgraded and will end up being at the front of the ship. If you don't care about what room you will have - go with it. If you are particular, select the room you want. I've ended up with port-holes on guaranteed outside booking a month out before. It was absolutely fine for me though. I'm booked for an outside guarantee for my upcoming cruise to save a few $ and am hoping for the best.

They run the happy hours the last month before the ship sails if you want to take a chance and wait it out. They do this to fill up the ship. Your TA could tell you how much of a % the ship is booked up to date. It's all a gamble on pricing when it comes to RCCL.

Is it cruise time yet?

Regal Princess 3/5/2017

Celebrity Millennium 8/25/2017

Grand Princess 4/29/2018
Reply With Quote

Old April 20th, 2006, 01:49 PM
Merion_Mom's Avatar
Merion_Mom Merion_Mom is offline
50,000+ Club
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Merion, Pennsylvania
Posts: 55,955

If you want to play a game of "chicken" with your cruise, wait it out. If you think that it's a great price NOW, book it and enjoy your cruise.

If people could predict things like this, there'd be a lot more millionaires cruising from the killings they made on the stock market.
Reply With Quote

Old April 20th, 2006, 02:07 PM
johnjen's Avatar
johnjen johnjen is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: VA
Posts: 2,057

Indeed.....we are getting a lot back from this sudden drop in fare, this was such a nice surprise. According to our TA, RCL will credit us back the money difference that is owed to us on our card, but I like the idea of that becoming onboard credit (cruzr44's post). Wondering if that's an option instead of getting the returned funds back to us?

My question is, is it only the inside cabins that got the cuts in prices? We're booked for the June 16th cruise.

Last edited by johnjen; April 20th, 2006 at 02:11 PM.
Reply With Quote

Old April 20th, 2006, 03:16 PM
invisible777 invisible777 is offline
Cool Cruiser
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 64

Originally Posted by johnjen

My question is, is it only the inside cabins that got the cuts in prices? We're booked for the June 16th cruise.

They all did, except for suites and above.

Insides are $599 (compared to $1099)
Oceanviews are $849 (compared to $1399)
Balconies are $999 (compared to $1599)

Thanks for the tips ladies and gents!
Reply With Quote



Ad Sponsored By
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:49 PM.

© 1995 - 2016, The Independent Traveler, Inc. All rights reserved.
"A Community of People Who Love To Cruise"
All of the information contained within Cruise Critic is protected by copyright. You may, however, download a single copy only for your personal use.