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My understanding is that D+ get 30% off deluxe package and Pinnacle get 40% when purchased onboard only

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11 minutes ago, icsys said:

My understanding is that D+ get 30% off deluxe package and Pinnacle get 40% when purchased onboard only

30% off for D+

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Out of interest how much does it work out to be with 30% the onboard price? Is it cheaper than the special deals they do sometimes online? 

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21 minutes ago, Mark_UK said:

Out of interest how much does it work out to be with 30% the onboard price? Is it cheaper than the special deals they do sometimes online? 

 

Last cruise I was on, in Nov 2018, the on board price was $60. I read here on CC that for 2019 that the on board price was raised to between $63-$70 (depending on ship, itinerary, blah, blah). So with the D+ discount, that should put you in the $45-$49 range. 

 

Most of the special deals seem to range from $42 - $52 with a rare $39 once in a blue moon.

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On board pricing varies mostly on cruise length but also by ship and itinerary.  Most expensive are 3 night sailings where $70 on board is common.  Ships like Grandeur often have a lower price on board given the demographic which leads to low DX sales.  Holiday sailings will experience peak DX prices.  

 

Keep in mind with the on board D+/P discount you don't have to buy the package on day 1.  If you are on a long cruise like a transatlantic 12 or 14 days of DX can grow old and is very expensive.  Waiting several days and using the C&A discount on day 3 or 4 brings down the overall cost and lessens drink fatigue. 

 

"Surviving" on Diamond happy hour drinks for a few days and using a BOGO makes it easy to get a couple days into the cruise before splurging for the DX.  If you are going this route ask what day DX sales will stop being offered, it seems to vary.

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9 hours ago, Mark_UK said:

Out of interest how much does it work out to be with 30% the onboard price? Is it cheaper than the special deals they do sometimes online? 

As others have said, prices seem to vary. 

Last month on Explorer, the price onboard was $57 per day. 

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8 hours ago, twangster said:

 

Keep in mind with the on board D+/P discount you don't have to buy the package on day 1.  If you are on a long cruise like a transatlantic 12 or 14 days of DX can grow old and is very expensive.  Waiting several days and using the C&A discount on day 3 or 4 brings down the overall cost and lessens drink fatigue. 

 

"Surviving" on Diamond happy hour drinks for a few days and using a BOGO makes it easy to get a couple days into the cruise before splurging for the DX.  If you are going this route ask what day DX sales will stop being offered, it seems to vary.

We’re a way off D+ so doesn’t really apply to us ‘yet’, but deferring until later in the cruise sounds like a goog idea, but isn’t the package usually discounted onboard for the first day? (at least that is what they tell you when pushing the sale).

The rule used to be a minimum of four days remaining to buy the package. 

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4 hours ago, icsys said:

 ... but isn’t the package usually discounted onboard for the first day? ...

 

I don't think I've ever seen the onboard price for the Deluxe package less than pre-cruise price.

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