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1,403 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by cruise pup
Carnival now wants a double deposit from singles booking a double-occupancy cabin. I was looking at an 18-day cruise and the deposit for the cruise comes to $800.for a single! I will now have to wait to see if they run a sale with reduced deposits and hope they honor it for singles. They are really making it less and less attractive to book with them. And after my 7-night sailing on Conquest last week, I would have to say that they are really falling behind RCCL and NCL. The only aspect of the cruise that exceeded my expectations was service. Friendliest crew I think I've ever encountered on a Carnival cruise ship. Better than RCCL but I still think NCL has them all beat in that dept. And the VIFP program on the Platinum level pales in comparison to RCCL Diamond+ and NCL Platinum programs.
I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
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clb
Tampa, FL
2,699 Posts
Joined Feb 2010
Originally posted by Cruisercl
I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
Did you book a suite?
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22 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
Originally posted by Cruisercl
I recently booked a solo room on RCCL and they wanted a double deposit also.
It's becoming the industry standard. It's very sad, indeed.
Toronto
78 Posts
Joined Jan 2011
NCL is offering on October 19th 2012, an inside cabin for $249 per person which is less than half the usuall price of $549 to $699 per person.

Ports include Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspésie, La Baie, and Quebec City.

A test booking for an inside mid-ship cabin costs $567.01.
3,388 Posts
Joined Nov 2004
Originally posted by insighttoronto
NCL is offering on October 19th 2012, an inside cabin for $249 per person which is less than half the usuall price of $549 to $699 per person.

Ports include Boston, Portland, Halifax, Charlottetown, Gaspésie, La Baie, and Quebec City.

A test booking for an inside mid-ship cabin costs $567.01.
I want to head away from the cold. But you're right, that is a good deal!
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6,512 Posts
Joined Apr 2001
Originally posted by yellowbird23
I want to head away from the cold. But you're right, that is a good deal!
My friends booked this cruise and kept watching the price drop. Before final payment the fare was reduced. After the final payment they keep getting upgraded so their cabin is on par with the going rate. I think they would have preferred to have kept their original assignment and gotten refunds but it's better than nothing. At least NCL is willing to work with them.
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Orange County CA
772 Posts
Joined Aug 2007
I think it's a wonderful deal and a great trip! I love doing the East Coast. Wish I had the extra cash laying around for the air price from CA to Boston. I would do this one for sure!
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Mexican Riveria 9/08 ~ RC Vision of the Seas w/Judy
Alaska 9/07 ~ HAL Nordamm - First solo
Caribbean 11/01 ~ HAL Westerdam - w/Mary
1,403 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by mpoole3
Did you book a suite?
Nope, I booked a central park view room (Oasis of the Seas).
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clb
1,403 Posts
Joined Jul 2007
Originally posted by JoKen1
I think it's a wonderful deal and a great trip! I love doing the East Coast. Wish I had the extra cash laying around for the air price from CA to Boston. I would do this one for sure!
Just so you all know, as soon as I win the Powerball I will be joining all of you on your cruises. I'll keep you posted.
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540 Posts
Joined Sep 2010
Royal Caribbean- Navigator of the Seas- December 1, 2012- Western Carib from New orleans- 7 days-Promenade Stateroom $453.00 (total) solo . Plus there is a savings certificate for $75.00 off inside rooms. $150 off balconies.
North Wales, PA
188 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, 11 night Southern Caribbean from Bayonne, NJ, Inside $861.67 Total (754.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) Nov 4 to Nov 15, 2012. This is a military rate for anyone who qualifies but other rates might be reduced also.
North Wales, PA
188 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Originally posted by mike215
RCCL Explorer of the Seas, 11 night Southern Caribbean from Bayonne, NJ, Inside $861.67 Total (754.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) Nov 4 to Nov 15, 2012. This is a military rate for anyone who qualifies but other rates might be reduced also.
Price dropped to $599.67 Total (492.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) unbelievable.
Carolina
8,695 Posts
Joined Aug 2006
Originally posted by mike215
Price dropped to $599.67 Total (492.00 Cruise + 107.67 Taxes & Fees) unbelievable.
Sweet Deal! If only I were military!
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Cape Cod
100 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by Galaxy02_99
I'm getting a 55+ rate of $1,343. - $2,703. directly from the web-site for an interior on this sailing.
That's for solo, of course.
North Wales, PA
188 Posts
Joined Aug 2005
Originally posted by Galaxy02_99
That's for solo, of course.
I did mention the $600 rate is military. Check "An Active duty or retired U.S. Military or Canadian Forces" and it will come up. Current rate solo inside is 923 - 2703 / non-military.
Cape Cod
100 Posts
Joined Jan 2012
Originally posted by mike215
I did mention the $600 rate is military. Check "An Active duty or retired U.S. Military or Canadian Forces" and it will come up. Current rate solo inside is 923 - 2703 / non-military.
Yes, Mike215, I realized the rate you quoted was for military. I wanted to see what kind of rate a 55+ would get.

I just went back to the site and I got the same starting rate you got, $923. for a guarantee cabin.
Los Angeles, CA USA
800 Posts
Joined Feb 2001
I just booked a solo cabin on the Oct. 28 Panama Canal sailing of the Coral Princess. Don't know if the rate I got is because of residency, past passenger, last minute, whatever, but I booked a category HH Outside Obstructed (but ended up with a Category EE unobstructed.)
Price for solo occupancy for 14 days was $873, although port charges for the canal run high at $296.60. Still, a good deal for 14 days outside for $1169.60.