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This is more just a curiosity thing. Was checking prices for our October cruise on the Conquest. Right now there are three of booked in a Suite. My confirmation email doesn't show the per person pricing (and I can't get it to pull up right now in My Cruise Manager - wonder if that's a sign??). But I thought that the 3rd and 4th person in a cabin were always at a lower rate. Usually when I price something out for more than 2 people in a cabin. The price per person adjusts and is lower than what shows originally based on 2 people. 

 

So today when I priced out our upcoming cruise for October 19th. It shows Suites at $416 per person, but when I change it to three people in the cabin, the price for Suites changes to $461 per person. Should it jump up like that? When I look at a sailing on the same ship for next October, the Suite is showing $503 per person and then it goes down to $372 per person once I add the third person to the cabin. So it looks like the 3rd/4th passenger are quoted a lower rate. Anyone else seen this? 

 

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It could be a higher category suite that can accommodate three than the lead in suite category due to limited availability. I’ve even seen on Princess where the third/fourth was $100 more than one/two before so it’s not always a discount.

 

Likely though, it’s snowing you the lowest category suite that can take three passengers that is currently available.

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26 minutes ago, xDisconnections said:

It could be a higher category suite that can accommodate three than the lead in suite category due to limited availability. I’ve even seen on Princess where the third/fourth was $100 more than one/two before so it’s not always a discount.

 

Likely though, it’s snowing you the lowest category suite that can take three passengers that is currently available.

I thought about that as well. But whether I select two or three passengers, it gives me the same options for Jr. Suites, Ocean Suites and Grand Suites. Even if it's just a case of having to move up to a higher/more expensive deck to accommodate three, that would still only be a $5 PP change, not $50 PP change for the entire sailing. 

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6 minutes ago, MistyRo76 said:

I thought about that as well. But whether I select two or three passengers, it gives me the same options for Jr. Suites, Ocean Suites and Grand Suites. Even if it's just a case of having to move up to a higher/more expensive deck to accommodate three, that would still only be a $5 PP change, not $50 PP change for the entire sailing. 

It doesn't actually change the pricing per person. When looking at the initial booking engine, it will show the average price per person as a way to capture bookings. Later in the booking process, it'll break down pax 1/2 vs the others. Looking at it without being signed in at rack, pax 3/4 vary quite differently- which offer promo are you trying to reserve under?

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5 minutes ago, xDisconnections said:

It doesn't actually change the pricing per person. When looking at the initial booking engine, it will show the average price per person as a way to capture bookings. Later in the booking process, it'll break down pax 1/2 vs the others. Looking at it without being signed in at rack, pax 3/4 vary quite differently- which offer promo are you trying to reserve under?

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The cheapest option right now is a Casino Deal that's in my VIFP profile. I think it's just an anomoly, because any other sailing I'll pull up the per person rate they show before booking drops once you increase the passengers to three or four. I know they break it down differently in the booking summary. 

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So here's what I was referring to. I repriced this same cruise today. When priced for two passengers, the price was $985.28 (price person all-in is $492.64)

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When I repriced it for three passengers, the prices jumps up to $1708.92 (price per person all-in is $569.64). Same cabin type/location. Only reason different cabins are reflecting is that the previous show cabins for two people and the below shows cabins that can accommodate three. That's a $723.64 jump for adding a third person. 

 

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When I book the same cruise the next Oct I get the following: 

Ocean Suite Deck 7 Mid - 

2 Passengers - $1267.28 total ($633.64 per person all-in)

3 Passengers - $1492.92 total ($497.64 per person all-in)

With the 3rd (and 4th) passengers usually being charged at a lesser rate, the per person price should go down like it does in the second example. But in the first, it goes up substantially. And I've never seen it do that before. Just curious as to what's going on. With the first option, you really get penalized for having more than two people. It would be almost better to just book two cabins especially if you have more than three people! 

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