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I think it’s generational. The older generations tend to keep financial matters private while the newer generations seem to be much freeer in sharing this information. I see this between myself, my kids and my grandkids.

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I think it’s generational. The older generations tend to keep financial matters private while the newer generations seem to be much freeer in sharing this information. I see this between myself, my kids and my grandkids.

 

All these posters dating themselves.........:D

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Again my opinion is fare payed is so complex. There is no secret. It depends on your country, the sale on, if you make a reservation and don’t think about it again, if you check pricing daily (I was reading a thread a few months ago where the individual did), if deposit is refundable, etc. My own personal feeling is that many people without regard to age don’t want to reveal they are in inexpensive interior or window. I notice they don’t mind talking if they are booked in a Suite. As a matter of fact that is the first thing they say. Some have no problem of discussing any of this. I don’t. I always get a balcony but rarely use it except to read briefly I get it for the natural light. I always do my own reservations without a TA and have done over 35cruises. Sometimes I ask more experienced cruisers a question or two about a technique and I have never run across refusal to answer. But some people may regard a direct question as “and how much money do you make”? Mike

 

 

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Perfect response. Your last sentence says it all. I’m guessing you’re a baby boomer or better. I see the younger generations easily discuss “how much do you make?” Not something I’m comfortable with but I’ll leave that up to the social scientists.

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Just a PS to the above in some countries it is considered very rude to ask what they do for a living. As US it’s one of the first things that comes up in a conversation with strangers....the worst question in some countries. I’ve lived overseas and know this firsthand. Mike

 

 

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You’re absolutely right. Having spent years overseas myself I wholeheartedly agree. However I was speaking about the US and today’s societal standards. Changing times I know.

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Your age guess is correct but since we are on a Princess thread I would guess about 80% are baby boomers...if you define it as born between 1946-1964. Mike

 

 

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Well, no, this is not accurate. Post-final payment rates are always way cheaper, even when you add in the perks you're not getting. I haven't booked a cruise before final payment in years and so I think I know what I'm talking about here.

Unless the cruise was almost sold out to begin with then what cabins remain are normally much higher.

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I should mention one of the recent emails I received was from a Princess Customer Service agent. It had a different telephone #, name, and extension but if I was working with a TA she could not help. I gave it a try but she had left the company and I got ahold of another. I had 5 cruises reserved and asked her to go through them all after she made sure again I had not used a TA...she went through them all and was able to save me about $3500 Sadly I didn’t keep the name or #. I am pretty savvy after many cruises and was surprised. Mike

 

 

 

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When it comes to pricing cruises it is experience that counts .The more experience a person has generally the better the price ;p

 

Noticed some people book only after final payment to try & get a much lower price .The problem here is the cabin availability . Popular cruises can sell out completely & the best prices are those at the beginning of the cruise season for that cruise & not after final payment .Trans Atlantic cruises generally go higher as the ship sells well ,so getting in early is a better choice for those cruises:D

 

Retired people who live with in driving distance to a port can wait out cruise prices because generally there are multiple sailings of the same itinerary & they can & do book after final payment to get a best price:)

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When it comes to pricing cruises it is experience that counts .The more experience a person has generally the better the price ;p

 

Noticed some people book only after final payment to try & get a much lower price .The problem here is the cabin availability . Popular cruises can sell out completely & the best prices are those at the beginning of the cruise season for that cruise & not after final payment .Trans Atlantic cruises generally go higher as the ship sells well ,so getting in early is a better choice for those cruises:D

 

Retired people who live with in driving distance to a port can wait out cruise prices because generally there are multiple sailings of the same itinerary & they can & do book after final payment to get a best price:)

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Nice find. Which cruise and sailing date has all these perks? What is the starting price per person per night ?

 

Voyage: 5916 / 15 Days Connoisseur Escorted

Golden Princess

Embarkation: May 25, 2019 / Whittier

Disembarkation: June 1, 2019 / Vancouver

Cruisetour: TB8 / Connoisseur Escorted

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Not sure why some people think it’s a State secret, I’d never ask, but would tell you happily.

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