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We got the four-nighter Oct 5th on Splendor - deck 7 aft balcony, US$386 total for the cabin - and it includes $150 OBC. Nice one to squeeze in before flying to the UK three weeks later for the Celebration TA.

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13 minutes ago, Hogbay said:

Happy days ...but how do I find these $$ .zero come up for me . Must of got it wrong no tips here only gloting 🤷‍♂️

 

I wouldn't worry too much. Some of those offers are targeted and the one above sounds like it was bought through a US TA.

 

Give it a bit more time and the specials will come.

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12 hours ago, sewgood said:

I just checked my 10 day P&O cruise in June this year that only went on sale late Tuesday and now there are only inside and oceanviews left. Just as well I got the tip off on this board that the P&O replacement cruises had gone on sale on Tuesday.

Maybe there might be continued good prices on insides for a while.

There has been some funny stuff with some of those categories. I thought mini-suites were sold out for May 31st, but my agent was able to book one. I have looked since, and they were not available when you view their website as a 2 passenger booking, but available when you viewed as a 3 passenger booking.

 

 

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16 hours ago, Hogbay said:

Radiance back is this a great deal? 

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Would depend on the room, Balcony was about $1500 pp for this cruise, if this is a balcony then its cheap if its inside then its still okay for an 11 night cruise. On the RCL website this cruise starts from $1663 pp twin share so yes $1199 is a great price whichever way you look at it, see you on board😁

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13 hours ago, Hogbay said:

Happy days ...but how do I find these $$ .zero come up for me . Must of got it wrong no tips here only gloting 🤷‍♂️

I usually compare the per night price, when you see a 4 nighter for $386USD that's actually $523 Australian which is $130 a night which is okay but not great, divide your dollars by your nights and if you find something between $100 and $120 you have done well, it can vary with ship & destination but if your talking Aussie cruises then its usually to NZ or the islands.

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On 3/17/2022 at 1:34 PM, LincolnLegend said:

If you have cruised with Carnival, keep an eye on your emails, I got an offer like @plettza and can book a cabin for a 10 nighter out of Sydney  for 320 pp, ocean view. It is for certain cruises, can only be used once and only for 2 people but is an amazing deal. There is also a 9 night NZ offering in November this year for under 300 pp, inside cabin.

 

 

What was strange is I never got an email offer before I booked.  I just happened to be browsing  the Carnival website and saw these crazy prices.  They were quite fleeting and no longer available later that night.

 

But that price you got is similar to what was on offer when I browsed.  I should've taken more screenshots for reference.  In any case, I'm stoked.

 

I did get an email a day or two ago for an inside cabin also in November if I recall which was also cheap as chips but I won't have enough annual leave to go.  it might be the same offer you got.

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I remember the days, many years ago when my benchmark for a cruise on Princess was $100 pp per day twin share for an oceanview cabin.  Them days are gonzo.

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3 hours ago, NSWP said:

I remember the days, many years ago when my benchmark for a cruise on Princess was $100 pp per day twin share for an oceanview cabin.  Them days are gonzo.

I think the value of money has changed since then also. 😁

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3 hours ago, NSWP said:

I remember the days, many years ago when my benchmark for a cruise on Princess was $100 pp per day twin share for an oceanview cabin.  Them days are gonzo.

The new Coral releases are $149pp per day for an oceanview. $160pp per day for a balcony which is much cheaper than we paid on our first cruise on Sun Princess in 2014.

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3 hours ago, NSWP said:

I remember the days, many years ago when my benchmark for a cruise on Princess was $100 pp per day twin share for an oceanview cabin.  Them days are gonzo.

I don't know about Princess, but scoring a sub $100/night cruise on Carnival for a balcony was what I kept on trying to find back in the day. I guess I'm looking for that price point now that we're back into the swing of things. I think our last sub $100/night cruise was December 2018

 

Those were the days

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6 hours ago, NSWP said:

I remember the days, many years ago when my benchmark for a cruise on Princess was $100 pp per day twin share for an oceanview cabin.  Them days are gonzo.

Back in the good old days

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I was just doing a booking on CArnival for NYE cruise it was coming up $578 for the total cruise Oceanview. I didn't proceed as I couldn't seem to put the second person in the booking and it was wanting payment in full. I don't know if it was a huge glitch.

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58 minutes ago, icat2000 said:

I was just doing a booking on CArnival for NYE cruise it was coming up $578 for the total cruise Oceanview. I didn't proceed as I couldn't seem to put the second person in the booking and it was wanting payment in full. I don't know if it was a huge glitch.

We also couldn’t add 2nd person at the of booking. Had to go in after  to add 2nd name. We also had to pay in full

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4 minutes ago, stki said:

We also couldn’t add 2nd person at the of booking. Had to go in after  to add 2nd name. We also had to pay in full

Is this only available for those who received an email special? I usually sail Princess but I still love a deal 😉.

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5 minutes ago, mum and son said:

Is this only available for those who received an email special? I usually sail Princess but I still love a deal 😉.

You have to had sailed with carnival. When you add your vip number, on the carnival website it will show the specials. Not everyone has it attached to their number

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2 minutes ago, stki said:

You have to had sailed with carnival. When you add your vip number, on the carnival website it will show the specials. Not everyone has it attached to their number

Thanks for the reply. I've never sailed Carnival so I'll just have to congratulate all who got a cracking cruise deal! I've had a few "dropped digit" deals in my time so I have nothing to complain about. Happy cruising!

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Now even US $100 per person per night is too much.

MSC  has gone below US $40 per person per night, including all port fees and taxes, excluding gratuities.

 

eg. MSC Virtuosa, London to Lisbon on 1st May 2022 is only US $113 per person for 3 nights in an inside cabin including all port fees and taxes, excluding gratuities.

Mind you MSC Virtuosa is a beautiful new ship!

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Received email today re Maiden Voyage of MSC Seascape Rome to New York via Bermuda. 24 Nights including return flights  from AUD3599.

Edited to add. 16/11/2022.

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23 night Transpacific from Seattle to Sydney on Carnival Splendor sailing on 6th September 2022. Interior cabin from $1,716pp on the Australian Carnival website. That’s less than $75/night!

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1 hour ago, Sparky74 said:

23 night Transpacific from Seattle to Sydney on Carnival Splendor sailing on 6th September 2022. Interior cabin from $1,716pp on the Australian Carnival website. That’s less than $75/night!

Am wondering if gratuities are included in this fare.

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8 hours ago, Sparky74 said:

23 night Transpacific from Seattle to Sydney on Carnival Splendor sailing on 6th September 2022. Interior cabin from $1,716pp on the Australian Carnival website. That’s less than $75/night!

Damn. Even solo prices are good and well within my solo per night budget.

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18 hours ago, Sparky74 said:

23 night Transpacific from Seattle to Sydney on Carnival Splendor sailing on 6th September 2022. Interior cabin from $1,716pp on the Australian Carnival website. That’s less than $75/night!


can you Work from home on a cruise ship? Asking for a friend……..🤔

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Actually I’m already planning on travelling and WFH or travel locations. We have already proved that we can wfh and I think this will make travel and cruising more flexible with work. Just as long as there is a balance between travel & work.

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