Posted October 26th, 2017, 05:33 PM
Oops, apparently I wasn't awake when I posted before. We're going in the other direction (Seward-Yokohama) leaving in September. The fares on that cruise took a major jump.
Oh, that explains it.
The price on the September crossing is over $2000 more than the May crossing so lots of room to move on that one. It's probably more attractive because of having more ports. I looked at it because the Alaska ports on it are rarely visited. It will be interesting to see if the price stays up there or comes down somewhat.
Meanwhile, the May Alaska cruise that I've booked b2b with the May crossing is on 7 for 7 now and I think the price is lower than the 7 for 7 fare when I booked. (Uncertainty is because I'm sailing solo so I can't directly compare the website price to my invoice price, but I think I correctly recorded the website price at the time I booked and that was $200 more.) So now, with no chutzpah needed, I've asked my TA to check on changing that one to the new fare and getting the Unexpected Shipboard Credit added.