I am thinking of booking a 5 day out of Galviston in March or April of next year. It seems that Carnival is the only one from there. Is that right? Also what should I look out for on these cut rate sites that offer low fares like the VCTG site. Where is the best place to look for good honest low fares. I am not saying that VCTG is not honest, I am just looking for more places to look. My wife and I are in our fifties so not looking for a party boat!
Eb, if you have a good travel agent, use them. They have many specials available to them and if the fare goes down, they will be able to get you an obc or a credit more times than not. If you're going to go with an on-line company, I'd suggest just booking direct with the cruise line. A good travel agent, that specializes in cruises, is an invaluable asset to have, IMHO. Please let us know what you decide to book. Best wishes!
I hope she's good, too. You said you didn't want a "party boat", just to let you know, Carnival had that reputation, but it's not true now. They are a fun cruise, but it's not the overly hydrated crowd any longer. Carnival offers a very good product for the price. Royal is usually a little higher price, but their ships are fantastic. We've been on HAL, RCL, NCL, Carnival, Costa, and Princess, and can honestly say we've not been disappointed in any of them. Princess is our favorite, so far, but if I find a good deal with a good itinerary on another line, I don't hesitate to book it. Our upcoming cruise on Celebrity, Lord willing, will be our first time on that line. I'd also like to try Crystal, Cunard, Azamura, and others. If your travel agent is good, she(he) will be able to match a ship to your likes/dislikes. Do let us know!
I have been on one cruise to Alaska on Star Princess. It was great and now I am hooked. I have a 14 day Hawaii for Oct. 09 but would like to do a cruise from Texas to save air fare and to fill in until Hawaii. I am also planning a July 2010 Southbound from Alaska but they are not offered yet. That is why I am planning a Western Caribian cruise. I am atleast having fun planning!! I will post my cruise choice when I get them planned.
OK, I have picked a 7 day western caribean on Carnival out of Galviston on the Conquest on Apr. 12 09. 2 people, balcony Gar. But I won't know my cabin until a couple of weeks before the cruise.
Looking for feedback on anything to look out for because of no gar, room #.
Also the the Gar. balcony A, B, C or D gives me a $1883 fare for two plus insurance. Has anybody had any experience with this cruise and doing it this way. It would cost about $300 more to pick a room.
Any thought before I book. I got this setup thru a travel agent.
A guarantee is a great way to go. You are guaranteed at least that catagory. More often than not, you will be upgraded. Not a suite, but maybe a better balcony. What ports will you be visiting? Be sure to try the chocolate melting cake for desert-yummo! Haven't had the pleasure of sailing on the Conquest, but have seen her in port. She's a beauty!
Thanks, We would be going to Montego Bay, Cozomel and Grand Caymans. I have not booked it yet. It is just on hold. I am wanting to make this a Christmas present for my wife that would be presented as a 35th year anniversary cruise.
I know that it kinda cheating using it for both Christmas and anniversary but it would be a good gift, don;t you think.
I know after 35 years I should know these kind of things but do women like to be suprised with this kind of present? I don't want it to be a bad suprise.
It's a fantastic surprise. I'd probably need to be resusitated if my husband did something like that. I have to pay for the cruises if I want to go, he's not nearly as hooked as I am. Congratulations on your 35th, I can understand why she's been with you for all these years. What a thoughtful and wonderful gift!