We're up to #28 (if we live). One coming up in Nov, then next April and Nov, then Feb of 21. we usually cruise NCL, but all this talk about CARNY VISTA, and then coincidentally that TV show, got us looking...So yesterday evening we booked a HAVANA EXTENDED BALCONY on her also After a lot of surfing research. Also for 2021...just mebbe we'll cancel one of the NCL's in favor if it.The CRUISENEXT coupons stay good.. No risk.

Point is, when we looked the ship over, and picked that cabin, we're glad we did. The thing is selling, two years in advance. We do it because we really want what we want cabin wise, and eventually reservation wise. Trying to "time it" is like trying to time the stock market...more misses than hits. So how far ahead have you booked cruises...assuming of course, the schedule is available?

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@450 days

My earliest one is 525 days for Sunshine December 28th 2019 and my next is 520 days for the Breeze October 4th 2020

Same here. The one we are waiting on now, 19 months in advance and we got a heads up on the booking due loyalty status. Without that, we wouldn't have gotten the cabin we wanted or a similar one, as it turned out, only secured the booking with two minutes to spare. But, we still are waiting word whether or not sister-in-law will get to book as third party in our cabin. The hold up isn't due to the size of the cabin since it is huge (We did this before with her in almost the same cabin on the same ship) but some sort of "firewall" restriction they have for the number of guests allowed in sections of the vessel? This is by far the longest out we ever booked, don't believe we were much more than 7 or 8 months before now. But it offers a rare itinerary and we had to move fast in order to get the cabin.

Currently sitting at 1,167 days until we sail Hawaii on the NCL Pride of America.

anybody want to top that? bet you're glad you've got at least one b4 that...

Most I have ever done is to book about 8 months out. That was back when I was employed so had to get same same week off as my traveling companion and parents to go to Alaska. I also booked about 8 months out for the Transatlantic cruise to get one of the few extra large balconies on the slant of the ship since we had 8 sea days and would use the balcony a lot.

Since I went semi-retired 20 years ago, most cruises I book 90 days out or less. When I worked contract jobs I was lucky that they let me take time off to travel when I wanted. A few times I would get call for a contract and I'd tell them I have a trip booked and they would have me come in until the cruise and then go back to them after the cruise to finish the contract. It got to the point that when they called me they would first ask when I had trips booked.

A couple of times I have booked in just a days out Big Smile that' s the joy of early retirement, what I want when I want, the down side is all my friends and family work so not of people to go out and play with.

Indeed! We've got 5 booked in the next 3 years. Plenty to keep us occupied in the meantime!

I think the longest is the one for October 18, 2020 which we booked last March and just to balance that the shortest was 28 days. We booked the October cruise with the purpose of a B2B and wanted the same cabin. We will be getting on the Breeze as ctav is getting off on the 10th of October.Big Smile

The longest would be the upcoming one this January which we booked in April so 9 months.

450 days

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