Contributor Level: Captain

Prices fluctuate, check your cruise lines site often.

so you've booked your cruise and placed your deposit.  You're done til you make your final payment right ?  WRONG !    You need to check your cruise lines website at least once a week to see if there may have been a price drop.   I recently saved $200 because my cruise, for whatever reason, lowered its prices.  Yesterday, they were up by $100 again.   

Cruise prices fluctuate, and as long as you haven't made that final payment, you are eligible for for those savings.   Prices vary week to week, and there can be a several hundred dollar difference.  Why ?  Who knows.  Why is April 29th to Bermuda more than the week of the 22nd ?   Is the weather that much different ?

In short, it's up to you to be diligent and find your deals.  Don't leave everything up to your agent.  Just call or e mail them, tell them what you found, and they will look into it.  You may save some money, you may not.  It can't hurt to check.


10 Answers

Contributor Level: Captain

Actually, it is best to continually check the site, several times a day.

A special price may only be posted for a short time before it is again withdrawn.

Contributor Level: Purser

Thanks for the advice. We have never been lucky enough to catch reductions in prices but will keep looking!Happy

Contributor Level: Captain

On my last cruise, between me and my TA keeping an eye out, we saved about 66% in reductions!

Contributor Level: Captain

Don't forget the "price alert" feature on this site.

Contributor Level: Captain

Good point Pinkie -- both me and the TA are subscribed to it!

Contributor Level: Captain

Princess is really flooding the inbox with all kinds of deals this week ...

Contributor Level: Captain

We check all the time. Good info everyone.

Contributor Level: Captain

I check regularly but haven't seen a price drop for our last couple of cruises. I guess that means that we got the best deal for our bookings. Happy

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

True...been there done that

Contributor Level: Second Mate

Thanks for the reminder!  My December cruise price went down by $400 per person!  I called the TA and re-booked the same room.  I lost the incentives I had with the original booking (pre-paid gratuities and OBC) but even when I took that into consideration, the lower price was still a better deal.  It really is worth it to check and make a call.


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