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5 minutes ago, plettza said:

I agree.  Although one of my prices I got for Carnival a few weeks ago was unbelievably cheap.  As mentioned, I'm only Gold (25 days+)

 

Carnival probably looked at my onboard spending and noticed that I spend more on wining and dining than the actual cruise fare!

Geez, good deal, I have 480 days with Princess and no discounts on fares.

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1 minute ago, NSWP said:

Geez, good deal, I have 480 days with Princess and no discounts on fares.

So uncle Les, you coming on the Coral Princess' inaugural sailing out of Brisbane in June?  Being down Bateman's Bay way is a bit tricky, I realise.

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1 hour ago, plettza said:

That's an amazing price but it's not coming up for me with my VIFP number.  In fact, when I looked last week to now, the price has shot up severely.

 

Are you Platinum or Diamond status on Carnival's VIFP program?  I'm only Gold so maybe I'm not getting the same deal.

 

 

no only red.  We booked this morning but from looking online to ringing up all the balconies had gone (looked like there were about 5 or so) we had to choose an o/v or inside.  Still at this bargain price we secured a o/v.  

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29 minutes ago, Janet&Carl said:

 

 

no only red.  We booked this morning but from looking online to ringing up all the balconies had gone (looked like there were about 5 or so) we had to choose an o/v or inside.  Still at this bargain price we secured a o/v.  

Even ocean view is a massive bargain for that price.  Well done.  I wish we could give our Hawaii trip a raincheck and go on Splendor from Seattle.

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2 hours ago, plettza said:

So uncle Les, you coming on the Coral Princess' inaugural sailing out of Brisbane in June?  Being down Bateman's Bay way is a bit tricky, I realise.

Not at this stage, not from Brisvegas. I like the look of the one from Steak and Kidney to the Conflict Islands and return, August.

 

The Carnival Splendour one from Seattle to Sydney sounds good oo but travel insurance is the issue, getting it and cost of.

 

But thanks for the offer, such generous people you Qld peeps are.🍌🍍

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2 minutes ago, NSWP said:

Not at this stage, not from Brisvegas. I like the look of the one from Steak and Kidney to the Conflict Islands and return, August.

 

But thanks for the offer, such generous people you Qld peeps are.🍌🍍

The prices on those Princess cruises are quite good. I can recommend that cruise to PNG.🙂

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1 hour ago, NSWP said:

Not at this stage, not from Brisvegas. I like the look of the one from Steak and Kidney to the Conflict Islands and return, August.

 

The Carnival Splendour one from Seattle to Sydney sounds good oo but travel insurance is the issue, getting it and cost of.

 

But thanks for the offer, such generous people you Qld peeps are.🍌🍍

I showed my mum the one from Sydney to the Conflict Islands.  She was quite intrigued and she loves Princess.  I'm interested in that cruise as well but I just can't get the time off at the moment

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I always wanted to go on Quantum of the Seas before the Covid pandemic. But I think I recall that she only sailed out of Sydney ? and being a large new ship was popular and relatively expensive? So I didn't get to ride on her 😞 But now that it appears that she is basically homeporting out of Brisbane over a considerable period of time, they might have trouble filling her up and hence some good deals might arise??? 

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1 hour ago, bazzaw said:

I always wanted to go on Quantum of the Seas before the Covid pandemic. But I think I recall that she only sailed out of Sydney ? and being a large new ship was popular and relatively expensive? So I didn't get to ride on her 😞 But now that it appears that she is basically homeporting out of Brisbane over a considerable period of time, they might have trouble filling her up and hence some good deals might arise??? 

Quantam has never sailed out of Sydney, she sailed out of Asia prior to the pandemic, maybe you're thinking of Ovation.

There's always the possibility of good deals but for 2022/23 season I would imagine they would limit the capacity, that and cruisers haven't had the opportunity to cruise for awhile. If both Quantam and Ovation return for 23/24 it's more likely you'll find good deals. Either way keep checking because you never know.

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1 hour ago, Not Perfect said:

Quantam has never sailed out of Sydney, she sailed out of Asia prior to the pandemic, maybe you're thinking of Ovation.

There's always the possibility of good deals but for 2022/23 season I would imagine they would limit the capacity, that and cruisers haven't had the opportunity to cruise for awhile. If both Quantam and Ovation return for 23/24 it's more likely you'll find good deals. Either way keep checking because you never know.

Yes - I was thinking of Ovation !! 

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With Pacific Explorer's arrival yesterday, P&O are having a Welcome Home Sale. Prices seem to be the  same as last weeks Flash Sale that I booked on. Some bargains to be had there, but finishes tomorrow midnight.

 

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3 hours ago, Aus Traveller said:

For anyone interested in booking a P&O cruise, they have a flash sale for the next two days.

Naturally, the cruises we’re looking at aren’t included in the sale. 🤷‍♂️

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Maybe off-topic for an el-cheapo thread, so apologies if that is so

 

For anyone thinking about this years Rock the Boat/Cruisin Country cruise on Ovation, there is a flash sale ATM for one of the balcony categories, dropping by $1000pp twin. In years gone by, it was unheard for these cruises to be discounted. Great acts in the theatre each night.

 

Still $3200pp, so not el-cheapo, but pretty much 25% off - till 31st May

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i booked a inside on p@o out of sydney 7 june 2 weeks ago for $279..4 nights

 

pack @ go deal,today theres another deal,same inside for  $249...

 

grab em while its cheap....

 

heres hoping they bump up everyone to balcony!!!

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I booked the Encounter in the last P&O FLASH SALE. Got a School Holidays no frills cheapy for 7 nights Twin Share Guarantee Interior for $549pp. Couldn't pass that up. 

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8 minutes ago, B'Elanna said:

I missed out on the P&O sale! I booked the 4-nighter on the 31st May 2 weeks ago and now my inside cabin is $220 cheaper! Dammit!

You were lucky to get on at all. The cruise has been showing as sold out on & off for the past week. I am wondering if they have had a few  cancellations from passengers who were unvaxxed.

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18 hours ago, arxcards said:

Maybe off-topic for an el-cheapo thread, so apologies if that is so

 

For anyone thinking about this years Rock the Boat/Cruisin Country cruise on Ovation, there is a flash sale ATM for one of the balcony categories, dropping by $1000pp twin. In years gone by, it was unheard for these cruises to be discounted. Great acts in the theatre each night.

 

Still $3200pp, so not el-cheapo, but pretty much 25% off - till 31st May

This type of cruise is  not organised by Royal but are a “ charter” by a third party promoter so pricing is controlled by them and not normally discounted. I guess current circumstances may affect their pricing and they would need to achieve a “break even” number to make the cruise a success, moneywise.

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13 minutes ago, gbenjo said:

This type of cruise is  not organised by Royal but are a “ charter” by a third party promoter so pricing is controlled by them and not normally discounted. I guess current circumstances may affect their pricing and they would need to achieve a “break even” number to make the cruise a success, moneywise.

Yep, should have mentioned you can't book direct for that - Choose Your Cruise charter via Cruiseco wholesale, but handled by most good agents these days.

 

These are fantastic cruises, and they usually sell out in a couple of months. We usually just do them in an inside because of the pricing, so this is a good deal to get a balcony for a similar price as an inside.

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2 hours ago, Hogbay said:

Dora 3 night 4th June comedy, gty.inside $392

4 night 27th June Tangalooma. "          "    $491

Confirmed 😁👍

As you mentioned earlier, the 3-night for $392 and f-night for $491 is the price for two people.

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