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I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me.  The balcony room was almost 4800$, a thousand dollars more than I paid this year!

 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

 

I know all about supply/demand but really?

 

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1 minute ago, Judyrem said:

I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me. 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

If it's just you and a kid, the KSF wouldn't help you. Besides, KSF doesn't apply to July sailings.

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10 minutes ago, Judyrem said:

I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me.  The balcony room was almost 4800$, a thousand dollars more than I paid this year!

 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

 

I know all about supply/demand but really?

 

 

As long as people are paying the prices, they will continue to go up.

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It's not just the Symphony and not just the summer.  Mariner prices for November/early December are crazy as well.  Over $900 for an inside for 3 nights and around $1250 and up for a balcony.  

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45 minutes ago, Judyrem said:

I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me.  The balcony room was almost 4800$, a thousand dollars more than I paid this year!

 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

 

I know all about supply/demand but really?

 

What cabin category and date?

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3 minutes ago, twodaywonder said:

What cabin category and date?

Nothing for July and OVs all sold out for August. Most expensive OV was $1,750 for 7 nights.

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51 minutes ago, molly361 said:

It's not just the Symphony and not just the summer.  Mariner prices for November/early December are crazy as well.  Over $900 for an inside for 3 nights and around $1250 and up for a balcony.  

 

I haven't seen any cheap prices on Mariner either.  I am trying to book something to sail with my Mom once she goes back to Florida after Christmas (Jan-March timeframe) and I can't find a balcony on the 4 night less than $1,500.  I can book an 8 night on Anthem in a balcony for less than $2,000 though.  Might just have to sail with DH and go see Mom when we get to Port Canaveral like we usually do.  She gets her "honey do list" done that was at least.  😄 

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1 hour ago, Judyrem said:

I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me.  The balcony room was almost 4800$, a thousand dollars more than I paid this year!

 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

 

I know all about supply/demand but really?

 

I see $3872 not counting a balcony discount if you have for July 11, 2020 sailing. Where are you looking?

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1 hour ago, Judyrem said:

I was going to book a Symphony of the Seas cruise  in July for my grandaughter and me.  The balcony room was almost 4800$, a thousand dollars more than I paid this year!

 

That is crazy to me!  Should I wait until/if kids sale free?  

 

I know all about supply/demand but really?

 

And this is the reason we opted to (take the kids out of school for a week) Our May 3, 2020 cruise on Harmony out of Port Canaveral was included in the KSF....well worth it for us and the extended family we're sailing with that included 4 kids.

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1 hour ago, cruisinfanatic said:

I see $3872 not counting a balcony discount if you have for  Symphony July 11, 2020 sailing. Where are you looking?

Right now on RCCL's site. July 11, 2020 for balcony  4763$ with a room on Deck 6.

 

I would take a screen shot, but don't know how to post it😬

JUL 112020
 
SATJUL 182020
 
TOTAL$4,763.14 USDTaxes & Fees

 

Edited by Judyrem

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2 hours ago, twodaywonder said:

What cabin category and date?

July 11, Balcony, Symphony

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9 minutes ago, Judyrem said:

I don't now where you got that but I would take it in a heartbeat.  I tried Costco but not much difference.

 

You can't mention TA and what they posted is from a TA site.

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8 minutes ago, reallyitsmema said:

 

You can't mention TA and what they posted is from a TA site.

I wasn't sure about that, but now I know better.

 

What I posted just a few minutes ago was from RCCL's site.  4763$

 

The big box store, who shall not be named, posted the same price, with a gift card at least.

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23 minutes ago, Judyrem said:

I wasn't sure about that, but now I know better.

 

What I posted just a few minutes ago was from RCCL's site.  4763$

 

The big box store, who shall not be named, posted the same price, with a gift card at least.

 

I was talking about the other posts that have all the TA stuff in it.  This will all poof soon I am sure.  🙂 

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We booked SMP in August 2020 and I think we paid quite a bit for a balcony on deck 10 but it 's a family cruise and they are paying over $1000. for inside cabins overlooking the marketplace. The fact that we are going to Cococay seems to raise the price because all the kids want to go to the island, great marketing by RCCL. I don't think they know about the extra pricing  on the island.

Well it's only money!

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I am seriously looking at NCL Breakaway mini suite  July 19, 4383$, with "Take all free" promotions included.

Good itinerary, but I do like Royal......bummer.

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3 hours ago, molly361 said:

It's not just the Symphony and not just the summer.  Mariner prices for November/early December are crazy as well.  Over $900 for an inside for 3 nights and around $1250 and up for a balcony.  

 

Making up for all the free cruises on Mariner this summer

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1 hour ago, Judyrem said:

I wasn't sure about that, but now I know better.

 

What I posted just a few minutes ago was from RCCL's site.  4763$

 

The big box store, who shall not be named, posted the same price, with a gift card at least.

 

 

 

Solo is about the same diff is probably port fees or stateroom.

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Cococay and all those new ships are going to have be paid for somehow!

Cruising increases in popularity year on year and therefore demand mirrors that trend, so the prices are going to reflect accordingly!

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I'll never complain about English pricing again.

£1554 for 2 7n B/W balcony on Oasis including RCIs free return flights from England to Barcelona.

Bargain!

 

 

* that is about $1900

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5 hours ago, IzznOll17 said:

Cococay and all those new ships are going to have be paid for somehow! ....

 

Prices have nothing to do with paying for Coco Cay or ships, it's all about what people are willing to pay.

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10 hours ago, Judyrem said:

I am seriously looking at NCL Breakaway mini suite  July 19, 4383$, with "Take all free" promotions included.

Good itinerary, but I do like Royal......bummer.

You really need to get a TA that has access to group space.  You could save over $1500 on the price you posted for Symphony.

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