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Old 03-03-2009, 08:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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We are sailing for a 14 night Panama canal cruise on April 18.Booked this a year ago and was happy paying 2300 per person for a Aft Balcony D1 after our C&A Discount 2000.I was estactic when they had a price drop and we saved 1200.Today they dropped it another 500 per person but for new bookings only as part of there Tuesday specials.I know we are going to have a GREAT cruise,but I am going to have to rethink my booking in advance as there are fantastic deals to be had for the late bookers.

Last year we did a transatlantic sailing on the Navigator and we were the beneficiary of the last minute pricing.Win some Lose some.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:17 AM
Join Date: Dec 2005
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It is always a gamble. You have to determine what kind of gamble you want to take. There is always a chance that a popular cruise may sell out. If a particular cruise and date is what you have your heart set on, will you be disappointed and regret if you wait and then can't get on that sailing? Is booking a particular location on the ship important to you? These are some things to consider.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:48 AM
Join Date: Feb 2008
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I understand why it happens and RCCL is very good on price adjustments,Like I said in my OP,I was very happy at my currant rate.I just see the trends changing especially on the longer sailings to where they have to make drastic price cuts to fill the ship,not so much on the 7 nights or shorter trips.
We started cruising about 20 years back and we are paying today about what we would have paid then if we could have afforded a Balcony.I have friends doing a 16 night sailing on the Radiance with Air to Chile for 1200, This normally is the price for air alone.Were talking buy the air, free 16 night cruise.Frankly I don't know how much longer they can afford to do this.My biggest regret is I only get 5 weeks vacation a year.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:54 AM
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Location: Racine, Wisconsin
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Casey, if you rebook another balcony cabin, you can only get a guaranteed category. The aft cabins on the "Radiance" class ships are AWESOME! The price for a guarantee balcony is $1599 per person. It would be hard for me to make up mine mind on this one too. However, the money you would save would take a big chunk out of the cost of your next cruise. Let us know what you decide.

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