Early Saver Fare

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Assuming there is one, how soon after itineraries and the Cunard fare are announced would they show the early saver fare?
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Too be honest I think it very much depends on the ship and itinerary. We booked on the QV for next October back in March, so 19 months ahead on an Early Saver, but we've also seen Early Saver prices as late as three or four months out. They don't always work out the cheapest. Our friends booked the same cruise with a Cunard Fare at the same time and, taking the OBC into account, it worked out slightly cheaper. We spend hardly anything once on a ship so that wouldn't have suited us though.
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Joined Jul 2013
In April, Cunard added an Early Saver price for the Oct 1 2018 Canaries cruise. That fare disappeared again in the last couple of weeks. But AFAIK, there's little obvious rhyme or reason to the patterns of offer and withdrawal of the fares.

Wigan, Lancashire
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Joined Sep 2011
Can't help you on this one I'm afraid. Despite having looked at them several times since their "introduction", I have never gone for the "Saver Fares" as I like to know where my stateroom is, what time I will dine, what number of guests I'll be sitting with, not pay for shuttle busses and most importantly know the amount of my OBC

When you tot everything up the "Saver Fare" is not all it seems, particularly when you also get up to $550 PER PERSON OBC with the "Cunard Fare".

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Originally posted by Dajo5601
When you tot everything up the "Saver Fare" is not all it seems, particularly when you also get up to $550 PER PERSON OBC with the "Cunard Fare".
You really can't generalise! I've even seen the Cunard fare lower than a Saver Fare - just once. Certainly, the savings can be minimal, but at other times, they are significant, not least because OBC depends on cabin class,