Go Back   Cruise Reviews Forums > Cruise Lines > Carnival Cruise Line
Register Forgot Password?
New! Use your Facebook, Google, AIM & Yahoo accounts to securely log into this site, click logo to login  
Search

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2007, 03:29 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default
My husband and I are ready to book our Western Caribbean 7-day cruise and we are very excited. We are considering Carnival's Legend during the first week of Dec/07. Cruises Only quoted us the following rate and we like to get opinions to see if this is actually a good deal:

$1,602.00 for both, (port charges/taxes/travel insurance included).

Now, our TA said that we are paying for a CAT 8A,(Main Deck), and getting a GUARANTEED upgrade to CAT 8I (Panorama Deck), since we have cruise on Carnival before.

Is this a good deal?
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2007, 03:48 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 993
Default
I think I would check around before I book I think you would be able to get it cheaper...
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2007, 04:35 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere in the deep South!
Posts: 246
Default
dorispatricia - I checked Carnival's Website and from what I see, a Cat 8I on the Legend for December 2, 2007 starts at $889.00 per person plus tax and insurance. The rate you are stating seems cheaper to me. Hope this helps
__________________




Read and post cruise reviews

St. Maarten Hotels & Resorts

2003 Carnival Victory - Western
2004 Carnival Celebration
2005 Carnival Glory - Western
2006 Carnival Glory - Eastern
2007 Carnival Liberty - Western
2008 Star Princess - Alaska
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 03-16-2007, 05:51 PM
Moderator
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,004
Default
It is a good price take it.
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2007, 12:17 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default
Thanks to everyone for the feedback.

So far I have received two lower quotes, 1 about $50.00 less, the other one almost $90.00.

I am still shopping around a little bit, but will be sending out my deposit before week's end.

Thanks again, Ill keep everyone posted!
  #6 (permalink)  
Old 03-18-2007, 02:13 PM
jmsettles's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 174
Default
dorispatricia,

I am a shopper when it comes to anything.....So, I check every possible website, even Carnival, and my Travel Agent always gets me the best price. Maybe it is because they specialize in cruising, and they are based out of Florida., but she has beat all the others everytime. Carnival even dropped their rates on the cruise that I am taking next month, and I just emailed my Travel Agent with the new rates that Carnival was listing, and she contacted Carnival...and informed me that we were given a $200.00 credit on my credit card since the rates had dropped. Now, that is customer service!! And, it was even actually after final payment was paid in full.
Let me know if you want her phone#, or email address, I would be glad to get it to you.
Joan
jmsettles@yahoo.com
  #7 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 01:34 PM
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default
Joan: Thanks a bunch for the TA referral. I just emailed Jean with all the info and now I await for her responce. BTW, I did mention your name... Doris
  #8 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 03:14 PM
Jim C.'s Avatar
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: DFW, Texas
Posts: 5,106
Default
This Thursday is Carnival's big 35th anniversary sale. I'd check prices from that before I booked anything. You may be able to get a better deal.
__________________
================================================== ==========
Carnival Cruise Lines:
Fantasy 90, Celebration 95, Victory 05, Conquest 05, Spirit 6/06, Freedom 6/08, Holiday 7/08, Victory 6/09, Valor 9/09, Dream 6/10, Splendor 8/10,Conquest 8/11,
Magic 11/11,Triumph 4/12,Spirit 7/12,Freedom 11/12, Triumph 2/13 - The fire cruise, Magic 1/14

NCL Dream October 2006, RCCL Mariner OTS June 2007, Celebrity Silhouette 2013
  #9 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 03:23 PM
goin' cruisin''s Avatar
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cameron Park, CA
Posts: 1,395
Default
[quote]Carnival even dropped their rates on the cruise that I am taking next month, and I just emailed my Travel Agent with the new rates that Carnival was listing, and she contacted Carnival...and informed me that we were given a $200.00 credit on my credit card since the rates had dropped. Now, that is customer service!!

I went through a travel agent for our first cruise, and booked well in advance. Our cabin price dropped twice during the interim, which I caught on various web sites. After informing the agent, we received credits to our credit card for the appropriate amounts.

When you mention "Now, that is customer service," maybe I'm expecting too much, but should'nt the travel agent be on top of price drops and should'nt the agent be calling you and advising you of the good news? It would'nt seem to be that difficult to have a tickle system on your clients to run a price check on a monthly basis.

I respectfully throw this question out to the TAs on this site. Am I expecting too much as a customer?

Thanks for enlightening me.
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 03-19-2007, 05:27 PM
jmsettles's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Michigan
Posts: 174
Default
goin'cruisin',

You do have a good point there!
So, if you were to book directly thru Carnival, do they inform you of price drops? I just happen to have gotten an email from a Carnival cruise agent that gave me the pricing on our upcoming cruise, that is when I realized that it had dropped from what we had alrady paid. I also thought that once your final payment was made, there was no price adjusting., but that wasn't the case for me this time.
Where do you go to check on the rates to see if they have dropped? As I mentioned, I just happened to have gotten an email informing me. I did not know there was a site to continue checking the prices.
Joan
 
Closed Thread

Tags
carnival, carnivals, checker, cruise, deal, good, guest, lowers, past, price, princess, rate, rates, site, upgrades

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
PAST GUEST Sandylynn Carnival Cruise Line 6 01-09-2010 11:59 AM
past guest party macmom111 Carnival Cruise Line 2 09-17-2008 05:18 AM
past guest Casanova frankenstein Princess Cruises 2 09-13-2007 04:00 PM
past guest number vacationbound Carnival Cruise Line 14 09-03-2007 04:10 PM
Past Guest Party ginag Carnival Cruise Line 9 03-03-2004 11:55 AM


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
 

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:26 AM.

Contact Us - Cruise Reviews Home - Archive - Top

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.5.2