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Old 08-30-2012, 09:21 AM
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Default 2 for 1 deal?
Just went on RC ship, and because of hurricane didnt port anywhere. i want to go on another cruise to finally get to a port, but dont want to shell out so much money again. Are there ever any 2 for 1 special for cruises? Or cheaper cruises than $169 a person? ideally weekend cruises.

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Old 08-30-2012, 02:02 PM
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There are some pretty good rates for 3-nt cruises depending what time of year you go. You won't find those cheap rates during peak time. Cruises are lower during the heavy hurricane season for a reason. I've never seen a 3-nt cruise as cheap as $169 after port fees and taxes, and I've never seen a two-for -one. If you have flexibility and can drive to the port, then last minute "Hot Deals" with RCI and "Pack & Go" rates with Carnival can be quite good. When those deals come out you have a very limited time to book them. For instance a couple weeks ago I saw a 5nt Pack & Go rate for only $269 after all taxes.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:30 PM
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I like 15 minute drive from the port of Miami. Due to my husbands work, we can only do 3 day weekend cruises. Last minute cruises would definitely work for us. Besides, the sites you mentioned, are there any other sites that have these last minute deals? the sites I found from google, are more expensive than the cruise line sites themselves.

Thanks again!
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:40 PM
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Work with a Travel Agent. They can watch for the hot deals and Pack & Go rates. Pack & Go rates come out every Wednesday and you must book by Friday. However; it's all based on availability, so the available cabins could be sold quickly and not be available yet on Friday.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:46 PM
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Thanks! guess I need to find a travel agent!
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:42 PM
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Sign up on the cruise lines website for the last minute deals
some give Resident rates for those that live in Florida
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