What is the shortest time before a cruise you have booked?

To compliment the question about the furthest out, let's see how close in time you have booked.

Ours is 28 days.

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I have booked in about a week. I decided I wanted to go on a cruise, When I went to look I saw a great price and I booked it about a week out. The joys of being retired Big Smile

The closest has been 6 months.

I'm jealous! I can't book that early. Can't wait to get there and just book on a whim and not worry about work days


Retirement is that. But we have to also consider air travel... the 28 days was a fluke all around... great cruise price ($5/day addition for a suite over a balcony... no brainer) and great price for air fare. It was meant to be!

We've been retired for years...so no s/a jobs to consider, nobody here but us..and the hound gets kennelled..so I suppose we COULD do it on short notice...but we...just...can't...have a tot of 5 now out till 2021...

I can remember back in the 80's the TA that my parents used call them on a Tuesday evening that he had a cancellation for a cruise leaving that Friday out of L.A., It was a great price and a ship they liked so they booked it.

One week and got to surprised my brother , aunts and uncle. At breakfest we were standing online at the buffet and I heard my brothers' voice say "that girl looks like my sister" imagine his surprise when I turned around AND it turned out our cabins were right next door to each other. Funtimes.Happy

I keep on saying I hate the long countdown, but with work that's how its gotta be. ONE DAY..

That's exactly how we felt about it...we worked for competing companies no less...our schedules were always different...except towards the very end, when neither of us cared. Interestingly enough, neither did anyone else...

Our first cruise. We booked it on turkey day weekend .. on the Friday I believe and departed on January 23

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