Originally posted by IslandCruz:
I wouldn't pay the balance until it is due. Why give them all of your money for that long? I don't and have never had my price increase in the interim. Often the price has gone down, and it is easier to get the new lower price assigned to your booking when you still owe them money.
Please understand that Dave's advice does not only apply to cruise lines. If you have a situation in which you can hold on to your money longer (i.e. zero percent apr for x months or pay a deposit now and the rest later without penalty) take advantage of the offer and reap the financial benefits rather than letting the megacorporation make all of the interest.