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As a rule of thumb. I'd say that cruise prices start to go up around April (spring break) and don't go down until around Labor Day. There might be some price drops during that time but in general prices are higher. Better prices during the period between Labor Day and March. Higher when school's out.
Our price went down twice for our Cove last week, now there are no more 7A's available.
We also had a price drop for our girl's interior, but now that price is up $100 pp. If nothing changes between now and next month, I'll feel good knowing we got the lowest possible price for our rooms.
__________________ RC Freedom of the Seas B2B, (Eastern and Western) 9/14, Carnival Dream "Hurricane Sandy!" (Eastern) 10/12,Carnival Dream (Western) 6/10,Carnival Destiny "Girl's Cruise" (Key West/Cozumel) 3/10, RC Mariner of the Seas (Mexican Riviera) 7/09,RC Mariner of the Seas (Eastern) 6/08,RC Mariner of the Seas (Western) 6/07,RC Mariner of the Seas (Eastern) 6/06
Which speak of that, I do not see it being any cheaper. "Their price" is always the same as Carnival's from what I've checked into.
__________________ Upcoming: April 2015 Carnival Valor 10yr Anniversary Cruise SJ to St. Thomas, St. Kitts, St. Marteen, Barbados Oct 2015 RCCL Enchantment OTS PC to Nassau, Cococay
Past: Jan 2005 Carnival Fantasy Family Cruise PC to Nassau March 2005 Princess Star Princess Honeymoon FL to San Juan, St. Thomas, Tortola, Princess Cays Feb 2006 Carnival Miracle 1yr Anniversary Tampa to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Costa Maya Jan 2007 Carnival Elation Cruise with A&W PC to Nassau, HMC, Grand Turk Jan 2008 RCCL Sovereign OTS 2nd Cruise with A&W PC to Cococay, Nassau Jan 2009 Carnival Sensation Family Cruise PC to Nassau Feb 2009 Carnival Victory SJ to St. Thomas, Dominica, Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Kitts April 2010 RCCL Monarch OTS with Jessie PC to Nassau, Cococay Sept 2010 RCCL Monarch OTS w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, Cococay March 2011 Carnival Freedom 1st long cruise after Kims surgery FL to San Juan, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola, Nassau Sept 2011 RCCL Monarch OTS w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, Cococay Oct 2012 Carnival Ecstasy 1st cruise after Ethan w/Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, HMC March 2013 Carnival Freedom w/o Ethan - FL to Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, Key West Sept 2013 Carnival Ecstasy w/Ethan, Dad and Maria PC to Nassau, HMC Nov 2013 Carnival Sensation Thanksgiving cruise w/o Ethan PC to Nassau Jan. 2014 Carnival Sensation Family Cruise PC to Nassau March 2014 Carnival Legend w/Ethan, Niles and Maria Tampa to Grand Cayman, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan Oct 2014 Carnival Freedom w/ Ethan - FL to Grand Turk, Nassau, Half Moon Cay
i noticed yesterday when going over notes for my current sailing (when recording another small OBC ES) the majority of price drops/sales were on Thursdays. Anybody else have this happen on their cruise?
Yup all my price drops were a Thursday except 1 I think. Probably just a coincidence though.
August 24th, 2013 Carnival Fascination
November 15th, 2012 RCCL Explorer of the Seas with family
September 18th, 2011 Norwegian Gem for friends wedding first cruise with our kids