Posted January 17th, 2018, 03:07 PM
The Sip n' Sail pricing is rarely ever good for our cruises. So far, every single one of them since they started this program has been hundreds less on just about any other promotion. It's probably good for people that are on cruises that are sure to sell out way ahead of time.
We booked 2 cruises under the 2016 Sip and Sail. A 28 day Hawaii/South Pacific cruise and a 14 day Circle Caribbean. Both were booked way early and both went up in price afterward. I checked throughout the waiting period for the first cruise and it was always more than we paid under the Sip and Sail promo. The second cruise doesn't leave until mid March but is currently $200 pp more than we paid. A couple of months ago it was selling for $1,100 pp more than we paid and that was, of course, under a "sale" price that people jumped on for the perks.
Sometimes one can get a better deal by booking immediately when the cruise comes out and snagging the promo offered at that time. I've booked the last 4 cruises way in advance and on each one have watched the price go up and up and never has the price gotten lower than we paid.