Last Minute Cruises

Have you ever decided to take a cruise at the spare of the moment (2-3 weeks before sail date) either by you calling the cruise line or getting an email from the cruise line.  


How did that work out for you. Did you get a good deal?

10 Answers

No, we plan our cruises at least a year away. We both need to request vacation time months in advance, and travelling from Western Canada means watching for airline sales.

Yes and it worked out great! And it was an offer they gave me on a cruise so terrific deal.

I'd leave in the morning for a cruise if the stars aligned right ... spent way too many years when working and owning a business of being a slave to everybody else's schedule so now that I am retired - my time is my own!

Yes, my DH suffers from cruise envy so sometimes when he hears of another co-work, friend, or relative's recent or upcoming cruise, if he still has vacation time available (his company needs only 14 days notice) he feels the need to book one soon. The least amount of time we have booked was 18 days before departure, unfortunately the price was decent but not the lowest for the room category (according to cruise fish) but so few cabins were left that the location was not one I normally would of picked. It was just under the Lido deck, but luckily under the seating part of the buffet so no 5 am wake-up call courtesy of the crew moving deck chairs or power washing the deck.

My first cruise was a repo on the NCL Pearl and if I remember correctly it was less than three weeks. It was a great price and I decided to give cruising a try and was hooked. I went on the Pearl a second time last year.

Congrats!!! I'm dreaming of getting there, still paying for a kid in college and I probably will be working for another 15 years, but soon, when I grow up I'll get to be like

Yes and Yes. We go all the time. The advantage to being retired is we can go at the drop of a hat. It usually works out extremely well.

We get the itch, call Carnival and away we go. Sometimes we get a good deal, sometimes not. So many cruises to go on, so little time.

Ain't that the truth!

Gotta admit, I'm envious. Happy

Usually we plan well in advance. One time, this was awhile ago, we received a phone call from Carnival. We booked on a Thursday night and sailed the following Monday. The cruise was fine. We did a lot of running around to pack but the price was worth it.


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