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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:38 AM
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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.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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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.
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Old May 12th, 2010, 05:51 PM
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i just pick a cruise that I want and watch it every few days 60-90 days out. It takes 10 seconds to check it on VTG

When it dips, book it and don't look back. It will make you nutz!!!!!!

What is VTG?
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Old May 12th, 2010, 06:46 PM
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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.
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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.
They are not allowed to be any cheaper than Carnival prices that is Carnivals policy. They may throw in OBC bottle of wine which comes out of their commission to draw cruisers in.
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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.
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Yup all my price drops were a Thursday except 1 I think. Probably just a coincidence though.
dunno, will say i'll make sure to check a couple times this Thursday
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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.
Thank you very much.
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It's a total crap shoot. Some times the price keeps climbing until its all booked, sometimes they drop the price huge to fill up rooms.

The cruise we took last week had stayed at the same price we booked for months before dropping big time a couple weeks before sail.

You just never know....
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