Cruise Price Drop

It will be my first time cruising in less than 20 days and I booked my cruise a year ago but only in the last 2 months have I been watching videos and reading reviews about cruising. Recently I saw a tip that said keep a lookout for price drops. So I went to look to see if my same room had dropped in price and it had. It had dropped about $500.00 in difference. I was wondering with such so little time left before departure does anyone suggest some ideas that I could ask the cruise line for some type of upgrade or onboard credit for the difference? Or is the timing far too late?

 

P.S. I'm sailing with Princess Cruises. 

3 Answers

It never hurts to ask! If the answer is no, you are exactly where you started. My experience with Princess has been positive. Welcome to cruising and I hope you get the OBC (on board credit).

In some cases, IF the line is being difficult, and IF the savings is enough, folks have dropped and rebooked the reservation.

Generally, the cruise line will play if the prices are dropped prior to final payment date (Princess and Carnival, at least). If it is after final payment date, they may not be willing to refund anything (that is when they drop the prices to the basement in order to fill the ship). If you pay a non-refundable deposit early on Carnival, they will price match up to sailing.

In any case, Aunt Pinkie has great advice - give the cruise line (or your TA) a call and ask.

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