HELLO, HAS ANYONE NOTICED THE ROYAL CARIBBEAN HAS NOT LOWERED THIER PRICES. I MEAN LAST OCT. I CRUISED AND RCCL LOWERED THIER PRICE A COUPLE OF TIMES BEFORE THE CRUISE. THIS YEAR I AM AGAIN GOING IN OCT. ON THE EOS AND THE PRICES HAVE NOT BUDGED. IN FACT THEY HAVE RISEN SINCE I BOOKED. JUST A THOUGHT.
I have a group sailing on Enchantment of the Seas in mid-January. Just a couple of days ago, I checked the prices and everyone's fare had gone down by about $100 per person. Fares go up as availability decreases, and can go down if sales are slow, as f-mattox points out. There's no hard and fast rule as to whether cruise lines raise or lower their prices.
Originally posted by wendy_woo2:
Once your cruise has been paid in full can they still up the price of it and charge you the differnce?
No, they can't raise the cruise price. However; the cruise price is separate from the port fees and government taxes. If they change, the cruise line may or may not collect the new port fees or taxes. One year fuel prices really soared and the cruise line added a $20 per person fuel surcharge which had to be collected even if clients had paid in full.
Actually, they can but rarely do. When HAL released the Nordam their computer programmers put in wrong code and the pricing was wrong for a couple of days on their site, the booking engines, everywhere. When they noticed their error they demanded the difference be paid or all booking during the period affected would be cancelled. I had 3 bookings, two on deposit and one paid in full. Our agency had hundreds. The difference was not small it was on average $1200. per cabin people had to cough up or lose the cruise they had booked and paid for and had paid in full confirmations in hand. I'm still amazed it didn't result in a class action suit. I lost 2 of the three bookings and the cruiseline did not compensate the clients or agents affected by their error. So... although it's not common and I'd have answered the same way as everybody else here did, it can happen. Hopefully it never will again.
I still wonder why HAL didn't honor those bookings out of a sense of doing the right thing. They would have garnered some priceless goodwill and positive press from it. Instead they went for the bottom line.