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Will be booking an Alaska cruise this summer. Does pricing for Alaska cruises typically drop as the summer approaches or am i better of to book now. I am not particular as to route or ship and have a flexible calendar.

Thanks for the help.

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The cruise I am on in May is $1000 less today then when I booked, Ocean view balcony for $3300 for 11 night.

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I was wondering the same  thing, we would like to go in July, but the prices were very high for 6 of us when we checked last month..There were quite many cabins available so I wondered if they may go down.

 

Do you mind saying what line the prices dropped with?

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11 hours ago, petuniaflower said:

I was wondering the same  thing, we would like to go in July, but the prices were very high for 6 of us when we checked last month..There were quite many cabins available so I wondered if they may go down.

 

Do you mind saying what line the prices dropped with?

RCI -11 night May 13 I am solo so a couple would pay more for Taxes and fees

 

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https://secure.royalcaribbean.com/cruises/?dates_maxDate=05%2F31%2F2019&dates_minDate=05%2F01%2F2019&destinationRegionCode_ALCAN=true&itineraryGroupId=OV11YVR-1648588460&itineraryPanel=OV11A013-2019-05-13

 

 

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I usually book fairly close to departure (though that makes it difficult coordinating with other people, jobs, flights, etc).  I find you usually get the best prices starting about 4-6 weeks before the cruise.  Prices then start fluctuating, often wildly, and you can sometimes get amazing deals the closer you get to departure.  The best I ever had was booked about 2 weeks in advance.  Keep in mind, I usually stay in the cheapest inside rooms.

 

On the other hand, booking early often gives you more perks and more time to look forward to it.    

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If you don't care which cabin to stay in, you may wait for the price to drop. However, there are a lot of things to plan for a cruise to Alaska like excursions and airtickets. You may not want to wait too long. We booked ours a month ago for the cruise in May with two of the cabins with the largest balconies in that class. Then the price dropped a couple times for a total of 5%. I just called to get the price adjusted as the final payment is still not due yet. Even it may get cheaper later, I may not be able to get the same cabins that we want.

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