Welcome to Cruise Critic! If you'd like to participate on our forums by joining in the conversation, please Register Now! Be sure to visit our FAMOUS Roll Call forums, where you can meet other cruisers sailing with you and share a tour or shore excursion and SAVE MONEY!
Ask a Cruise QuestionPost your general cruise questions here.
View Poll Results: Would Costa's free hotel stay deals encourage you to book a Europe cruise?
Throughout March 2009, guests who book a European cruise with Costa will automatically receive a two-night complimentary stay at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino -- in Las Vegas. Costa is also giving away two-night pre-cruise stays in Europe with the purchase of select Europe cruises. (Restrictions apply; click here for the full story.)
We want to know: Would either of these promotions encourage you to book a cruise to Europe? Vote in our poll and be sure to post your opinion below!
Director, Product Development
On rare occasion we have to go to Las Vegas, usually a family trip that we don't plan. Our relatives from New England want to meet up there, since they can get affordable flight/hotel packages and we can drive there in about 4 hours. Or to attend a wedding of someone we care for, it has to be someone pretty darn close to us to make us go. We have skipped invitations for Las Vegas weddings of people we don't know all that well, we send our regrets.
If I never had to go to Las Vegas again it would be fine with me, I can't stand it there.
It's not going to be a "free" trip if you have to get yourself to Las Vegas and pay for all your expenses except the hotel room. Besides, the hotels in LV are practically giving away rooms these days because of the downturn in tourism. It's absolutely no incentive for us to book.
I cant say that I am really interested in sailing Costa...but if I were given the choice I would choose the pre cruise stay...Vegas hotels can be had for so cheap at the moment that the value isnt there as much as the alternative
__________________ Cruises sailed
11/05 Disney Wonder - Bahamas
05/06 Caribbean Princess - Eastern Caribbean - Honeymoon
12/06 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
05/07 Liberty of the Seas - Western Caribbean - Maiden Voyage
10/07 Vision Of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
04/08 Monarch of the Seas - Baja Mexico
09/08 Rhapsody of the Seas - Alaska - now C&A Platinum
01/09 Sapphire Princess - Mexican Riviera
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 1
04/09 Carnival Elation - Baja Mexico B2B part 2
12/09 Celebrity Equinox - Southern Caribbean
04/10 Radiance of the Seas - Mexican Riviera
10/10 Caribbean Princess - Southern Caribbean
03/11 Majesty of the Seas - Bahamas
05/11 Carnival Paradise - Baja Mexico
Perhaps if airfare were reduced I would be tempted .I like Costa but Europe with its powerful Euro is not for me just yet .Plus I like long cruises .I cannot see myself shlepping Transat for 1 week only .I need a longer cruise and DEFINITELY cheaper air or inclusive air
I agree with the poster who says Vegas without a flight to get there is not much of a bargain .Hotels there are suffering and not that expensive
Another Great incentive would be CHEAPER tours .I really like what Regent is offering -FREE included tours .Of course they are more expensive to start with but free tours is a plus esp when you really don't want to go off on your own in some regions of Europe due to VERY high crime rate.