Posted February 13th, 2018, 09:11 AM
Are your friends aware of how much more this cruise would cost you? It's not so much the deposits but the price difference on the cruise itself. It all depends on what draws you to book a particular date over another. If you are a price-driven cruiser, you should stick with your original plan. If you think the value of sailing with your friends outweighs that, and that's certainly a valid point of view for some, then change your plans. I would caution to consider the friendship, will you feel a little resentful about the money, what if they change their plans and don't sail? A lot can happen in 11 months.