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Whats the longest cruise countdown that you've had? Do you book last minute , 6 months in advance, a year in advance????


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We've still got over 200 days till our next cruise (actually 2 shorter cruises with a weekend between the 2) and I'm already thinking about 2019. I've found the itinerary, the ship we love and we'd get $50 OBC plus half price deposit if we book now. It's tempting, but I think I'll wait till we are onboard in March to book for the following year.

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We booked anywhere from two weeks out. The longest so far is 18 months. 

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

More than a year, we go out in October 2018 on the Freedom

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We have booked well over a year out many times.


I think I have 2 years til our next cruise.  At least it feels like it.

Contributor Level: Captain

I booked my January cruise the day it was posted. It still seems that I have more than a year left till I board.

Contributor Level: Captain

Farthest out, 25 months; closest in, about a week; normally we plan 12-18 months out so we can arrange our work schedules accordingly.  We always have more than one cruise booked that we’re looking forward to though.

Contributor Level: Captain

Like the others, we have booked as long as18 months and as short as 4 weeks out.  It has become routine to book about 10-11 months out lately.

Contributor Level: Purser

Well we are in the double digits for our November cruise.  But we have another in Feburary. DH booked FebruaryLove for our honeymoon that we never had.


Contributor Level: Captain

That's great! A belated honeymoon will be just as memorable, maybe even more so.

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Ummm....probably 7 or 8 months.  I usually book in the spring for a December cruise.


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