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We are considering a late booking for the Caribbean in November/ December this year. We can be flexible about the date/ship. We prefer a balcony but not really bothered - it’s an ‘extra’ trip so happy to take what we can get. Has anyone had a good deal in previous years booking after final payment? Just wondering how much we can expect to pay to get onboard - of course we realise there are no guarantees. Thanks for any input. 

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It is impossible to predict just based on my experience. For the last 10 years I have done a single booking of a balcony cabin 3 times per season primarily on Azura but latterly 3 times on Britannia. I have done 3 sail backs and 2 sail outs but mostly I have done the last 2 week cruise where you return in time for Xmas then 4 weeks ending in the sail back to Southampton. I did one Xmas cruise where I flew back on Boxing day that did not work for me. My best price was when P&O sold per cabin not per person which was in late Nov/Dec. 2 weeks was £999 and I booked a month on board Azura  returning 21st December but it has not been on offer when I have been booking since and I can go as soon as next day. Best value for late booking has always been the last cruise before Xmas for me.

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Typically in the tourist industry the cheapest time to travel is during the run up to Christmas. I would suggest 2 weeks in the Caribbean during the 2nd / 3rd weeks in December, arriving home around the 22nd would probably be the cheapest.

 

Inside, forward, lower deck for under £1000 would be the price to aim for (including flights)

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49 minutes ago, kruzgal said:

We are considering a late booking for the Caribbean in November/ December this year. We can be flexible about the date/ship. We prefer a balcony but not really bothered - it’s an ‘extra’ trip so happy to take what we can get. Has anyone had a good deal in previous years booking after final payment? Just wondering how much we can expect to pay to get onboard - of course we realise there are no guarantees. Thanks for any input. 

At the moment the cheapest inside for before Christmas is about £1250 on Britannia 6/7 Dec and a little dearer £1275 for Azura mid November. Both insides.

 

You need to keep looking say end of October  beginning of November. Although people will be paying balances about now.

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