Has anybody else come up against a standard cruise line statement "Response to market forces". I am referring to the rather annoying habit of cruise lines announcing special deals for new bookings to entice customers. Over Christmas NCL announce a "sail" where instead of one add on deal, new bookings could select two add-ons which included an Ultimate Beverage Package AND four evening meals in a speciality restaurant. Contacting NCL, after we had  booked nearly 6 months ago, they throw out the standard line of excuse. 

It is annoying therefore to discover that booking early is not a good idea. The price is still the same (in US $ anyway) and there are plenty of cabins available. 

Incidentally, any idea of cancelling and re-booking is not an option on UK bookings as we would lose the deposit (unlike USA bookings)