WEIRD...$25.oo cruise

One of the cruise facebook groups had an article saying if you can be ready to cruise within a 2 to 14 day window, volunteer to do so. We did and a Carnival rep called us to offer us a 7 day cruise out of galveston on vista for $25.00 each. wow! We jumped on that. Dont know why they are doing this, but we aint looking a gift horse in the mouth. We live 35 miles from terminal, so we can get ready in an hours notice if needed to.

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WOW is right....you got a spare room??? I assume you could care less if they want you to sleep in a lifeboat, but for 25 bux............

Oh Oh...did you ask why they were doing that?

I mean ...they could trap you in a carrier approved time share seminar for the whole week. Nervous

Several folks are talking about this on Shipmate. We haven’t received any of these extraordinary deals, but others have taken advantage of them. Enjoy your cruise!

Sounds like a great deal. I suspect it may have something to do with optics. Need to be able to maintain some semblance of need and happy cruisers to ensure the new start up does not stall. If they have insufficient bodies this is their means of adjusting. Enjoy this while you are able.

Has a lot to do with those exemptions that they granted thinking that the projected vaccinated passenger bookings would stay the same and that 5-11 yr olds would already be getting vaccines by now. They didn't take into account that 99.75% of the time if the kiddos were not granted the exemption mom &/or dad, or the grammies would not sail either. So instead of having to cancel bookings where they granted exemptions already when a ship goes over the 5% allowed kiddie count, it's just better business for them to offer a bunch of super cheap cabins to vaccinated persons in each to increase the passenger count to a level that will support the exemptions previously granted.

Honestly if you look at the site using your VIFP number and are usually traveling with just a group of adults you will see many offers for cruises in the next few months at $100-$200 per person then as a couple of weeks go by those will drop to 50% of that price then 2-3 weeks out from embarkation it drops as low as the $25. So my advice is if you can travel on short notice check the website the evening of each turnaround day for your preferred port.

Once they go back (starting with Jan cruises) to not granting the exemption until 2 weeks prior to sail away don't expect to keep seeing these deals.

Sound advice! You are so good at finding the deep meaning to these things. Thanks!

Interesting explanation maryred. Never would have thought of that. I see that NCL has so far not started that approach but then they do not have the 5% to worry about as they are 100% vax with no unvaxed kids. I saw a comment today from someone that got off an NCL cruise yesterday, "Just got off the Breakaway this morning. Only 1300 passengers! We were told they will keep at 50% capacity (or less) for the rest of 2021" That is a ship that carries 4000 passengers.

Whatever MARYRED posts, I read with great interest...and belief....even in cyber....Been on BREAKAWAY when she repositions NOLA many times....always seemed like at or near capacity. That 1300 out of 4000 is usually what might be left on board after the ship hits a port and most folks get off to do tours etc. We stay on board for those, been there, done that kind of thing..Enjoying the ship when its that empty is....amazingly pleasant. We never went out of our way to inquire how many folks were on board, after all, back then, who cared? Now, its a "thing"...can't imagine a whole cruise that way. Next two out of Galveston are on VISTA...same capacity more or less..., then back to NOLA on BREAKAWAY....we'll see..........

The cruise deals are so wonderful right now on Carnival I wish I was retired!!

If I were closer to the ports....

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