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Old July 3rd, 2012, 05:48 PM
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I might be doing something crazy. The Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas both have amazing rates for a single for the back2back 7/14 and 7/22 sailings. I would need to overnight in Civitavecchia but a hotel is about $100 w/breakfast. With the Diamond+ balcony discount and the $275. credit I received the 2 cruises will be about. $1225. or $612.50 per 7 night cruise which would be awesome for a balcony as the insides are going for more money. The airfare is disgusting but I'd pay the same airfare if they charged the regular fare for the cruise, so I'm still saving a lot. Plus the itineraries are really nice.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I might be doing something crazy. The Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas both have amazing rates for a single for the back2back 7/14 and 7/22 sailings. I would need to overnight in Civitavecchia but a hotel is about $100 w/breakfast. With the Diamond+ balcony discount and the $275. credit I received the 2 cruises will be about. $1225. or $612.50 per 7 night cruise which would be awesome for a balcony as the insides are going for more money. The airfare is disgusting but I'd pay the same airfare if they charged the regular fare for the cruise, so I'm still saving a lot. Plus the itineraries are really nice.
You should be able to get a free hotel night for this b2b!
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I might be doing something crazy. The Mariner of the Seas and Navigator of the Seas both have amazing rates for a single for the back2back 7/14 and 7/22 sailings. I would need to overnight in Civitavecchia but a hotel is about $100 w/breakfast. With the Diamond+ balcony discount and the $275. credit I received the 2 cruises will be about. $1225. or $612.50 per 7 night cruise which would be awesome for a balcony as the insides are going for more money. The airfare is disgusting but I'd pay the same airfare if they charged the regular fare for the cruise, so I'm still saving a lot. Plus the itineraries are really nice.
I have noticed all those great Europe deals, just can't pull that off.

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Old July 3rd, 2012, 06:56 PM
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I have noticed all those great Europe deals, just can't pull that off.
Hi Vince.
These are amazing deals right now for Europe. However the Med will be hot and crowded.
I am doing a B2B on the Vision (Baltics)
Yesterday on sale again and able to upgrade to OV for $120. Solo supplement 125% again.
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You should be able to get a free hotel night for this b2b!
I was told that they're sold out. But I'll bet the folks who got the "free" hotel didn't get the cruise as cheap as this. So it evens out. I was able to get a hotel booked for 70 euros, anyway, so I'm not that upset.
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Good news is the $ is strong against the Euro now compared to the past


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Old July 4th, 2012, 08:47 AM
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Ruby Princess 7 day Eastern Caribben cruise departing FLL 12/2 inside cabin is $798 for a single.
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Old July 4th, 2012, 10:49 AM
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I was told that they're sold out. But I'll bet the folks who got the "free" hotel didn't get the cruise as cheap as this. So it evens out. I was able to get a hotel booked for 70 euros, anyway, so I'm not that upset.
Worked out ok. What hotel?

Maybe you can get transfers? I'd talk to HD or at least GSM on the first leg. You can't get if you don't ask.
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There are 6 of us who took advantage of this great deal, so join us. RCCL Grandeur of the Seas Marseilles to Palma Sep 3-9. I found airfare of $1034 to go with this. I am so excited!

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Old July 5th, 2012, 05:47 PM
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Worked out ok. What hotel?

Maybe you can get transfers? I'd talk to HD or at least GSM on the first leg. You can't get if you don't ask.
As it turns out the balconies were all sold out on the Mariner cruise so I had to pick different dates. The price is $80 more but they seem to have hotel availability for the overnight. It takes 24 hrs to confirm the hotel so I'm waiting. Good thing the hotel I reserved won't charge a penalty for canceling. I think the airfare will be about $100. less too. so I definitely will make back that $80. difference plus it gives me more time to prepare. There's so much to consider when booking and I'm glad I had the chance for a do-over.
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Old July 16th, 2012, 07:05 PM
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one for UK cruisers,, MSC specials £25pppd 0% sups

http://www.msccruises.co.uk/uk_en/Cr...n_Voyages.aspx
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Great deals on Costa cruises in the fall (september, october) and perhaps more...many are less than 75$/night w. Single Supplement
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I just booked NCL Sky 4nt October 29th sailing ... Halloween in the Bahamas ... for $440 including fees and taxes, single occupancy, inside guarantee. Plus on-board credit and a bottle of wine (from NCL).

Itinerary: Miami - Grand Bahama - Nassau - Great Stirrup Cay - Miami

BTW: I also got an art deco South Beach hotel, right on the beach, for the night before and the night after the cruise -- Friday night in South Beach! -- for about $100 each night.

Great Halloween getaway ...2nts in Miami, 4nts at sea, 3 Bahamas ports ...for under $700.
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BTW: I also got an art deco South Beach hotel, right on the beach, for the night before and the night after the cruise -- Friday night in South Beach! -- for about $100 each night.
What hotel?
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14/15 Nov Azamara quest ex Malaga(spain) to canaries 13n is a 25% SOLO sup,

extra cruise due to short drydock


Anyone in Europe this is a cheap deal from around £1k in the UK as a pcakage.

May swing the cost for someone from the US, one way flights into the UK are cheap and get a TA back on another cruise.
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Old July 31st, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Hi and thank you, you are all so inspiring to me. I just had a big birthday (65) and would like to do a big cruise. It will be solo (my 3rd); DH does not have the time. .
I have seen on RCCL a 7 D Western Mediterranean Cruise from Barcelona for $1120 Interior solo total and 14 D Transatlantic Barcelona to FL for $1378 Interior solo total both on the Liberty of the Seas. This is $2458 for the 21 D or $117 a day.
I've checked Choice Air (thank you I've seen this referred to here) and can get a Delta Flight TPA -ATL -BCN for $408.70. This totals for the two cruises and airfare $2,867.
So should I arrive in Barcelona a few days earlier and do some sight seeing while there or just go the day before and get on the ship.
Also is there a place to find recommendations of where to stay and what to see there. I do have some Spanish so can manage.
So what do you think?
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Transatlantic Copenhagen to Miami (14 days) on Sept. 30 - Norwegian Sun (NCL.) You can get a solo inside for $719 (about $50/day) or a BALCONY for $1319 (less than $100/day.) My airfare was $769 from LAX through NCL.
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Hi Rich,

It's the Century Hotel South Beach. It's art deco vintage, but gets good reviews, averaging 7+ out of 10. Probably partly because it has a new owner (as of a year or so ago), and has updating (like marble bathrooms and showers).

I did a lot of looking, and most of the older hotels don't get as many good reviews as this one does.

It's also on the southern end of South Beach, where reviewers say it's quiet, but walking distance to the sights and sounds. And it's close enough to the ship alley leaving Miami port that you can walk along the beach and watch the ships coming and going. I plan to watch NCL Sky leaving on Friday evening (I depart Sky Friday morning) after having a day on the beach ...then explore South Beach Friday night.

Disclaimer: I have not been to this hotel yet, nor do I have anything to do with it ...it's just the best reviewed budget hotel in the area that I could find.

Hope this helps.
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2012/10 NCL Sky - HALLOWEEN getaway / private island cancelled (Sky is famous for often cancelling) / "Oh What A Night" best ship show yet (4nt Miami-Bahamas)
2010/12 Celebrity Summit: X abandoned their "better food" niche; now below-average food / No unobstructed forward viewing on entire ship / sorry X, but other lines and ships are better (7nt Southern Caribbean)
2009/09 Sapphire Princess: New Favorite!: Multi-tiered resort-like aft / heated freshwater pools & jacuzzis / full circumference promenade w teak deck chairs & bow access / better food / better activities / classy style (3nt "check out Princess" Vancouver, BC, to Los Angeles)
2009/08 Carnival Elation: Great viewing area on top of Bridge / Good mini-golf / zero MDR dress code enforcement / many theatre seats have poor view (5nt Baja redirected due to hurricane Jimena)
2009/04 Carnival Splendor: Good food / Best lobster / several design flaws (5nt Baja Mexico)
2008/12 RCI Serenade of the Seas: See Radiance below (7nt Eastern & Southern Caribbean)
2008/10 Carnival Elation: Aft outdoor dining / Rockin' live music (5nt Baja Mexico)
2008/02 RCI Voyager: Nice Outdoor Promenade w Bow access / Ice show / Huge pool area / way-too-Crowded Buffet w No outdoor dining (7nt Western Caribe)
2007/09 NCL Pride of Aloha: Beautiful decor / 3rd Best ship design yet / Best itinerary yet (11nt in Hawaii & nothing like it now! )
2006/12 RCI Radiance Of the Seas: Best atrium / perfect size / full circumference promenade w bow access / Buffet has aft outdoor dining / RCI's best design (8nt Eastern Caribbean)
2006/02 Carnival Pride: Great Bed / Lower decks aft vibrate (7nt Mexican Riviera)
2005/03 Celebrity Infinity: Best Food by far when X had Michel Roux (but no longer, see Summit above) / nice thalassotherapy adult pool (4nt Coastal Pacific)
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Just booked the East Coast Residents rate for the 8-night cruise on Carnival Miracle sailing out of NYC on Dec 16-24 (Pt. Canaveral,Nassau,Gr.Bahamas). If you live in NY,NJ,CT,MA,or PA you qualify for the discount and the single rate for an inside (they select the cabin ) comes to $775.99 including gov't fees and taxes. This is the best I've seen from Carnival in a long time. I paid about the same for a Miracle cruise in May '10 and saw the rates double for the following 2 years. I know the ports are week but I'll be just as happy or even happier staying on board. Now I just have to hope they don't put me in the engine room .
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Carnival: Dream, Splendor(4), Conquest, Victory (4), Liberty, Freedom (2), Glory (2), Miracle(2), Holiday, Valor, Triumph (3). Total: 22 cruises
NCL: Norway, Leeward (2), Star (3), Sun, Jewel (3), Gem, Spirit (2), Epic, Dawn, Breakaway. Total: 16 cruises
Celebrity: Zenith, Galaxy, Century (2), Mercury, Millennium (4), Constellation (2), Summit(2). Total: 13 cruises
RCCL: Brilliance (2), Vision (2), Enchantment (4), Voyager (2), Liberty (2), Navigator (2), Explorer (2), Majesty, Monarch(2), Jewel, Mariner, Independence, Legend, Grandeur. Total: 24 cruises
Princess: Grand (2), Caribbean (2), Crown (2), Diamond, Dawn. Total: 8 cruises
Cunard: QM2 (4). Total: 4 cruises
Renaissance: R2. Total: 1 cruise
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