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Old 11-06-2008, 04:11 PM
Hank Hank is offline
 
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Its kind of interesting that RCI is trying to take some booking incentives away from their best customers. There was also some talk about ending the ability to combine certain on-board credits such as stockholder and future booking. I suspect that the line will quickly see the error of their ways. The current economic situation will result in substantial reductions in cruise bookings, and the lines will have to compete for the reduced number of prospective passengers. We are already seeing some signs of this with a current booking (for later this month) which has gone through several recent price decreases. We have also noticed that there is increased cabin inventory for a cruise that was nearly sold-out a few weeks ago. We cruise a lot (over 60 days a year) and are already noticing that it has become a "buyers market." There are some tremendous bargains out there now for those of us that shop around among cruise lines.

Hank