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Jennifer_W 01-14-2013 12:23 AM

Is it cheaper to book onboard or on opening day?
 
or close to opening day, since 2014 dates have come out?

TIA-

jdb in AZ 01-14-2013 02:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Jennifer_W (Post 47183370)
or close to opening day, since 2014 dates have come out?

TIA-

It depends on the popularity of each cruise. Sometimes the price barely budges for months, or they offer the *GT rates, or KSF or FL Res rates (clearance sales.) Other cruises, like specialty cruises, the rates can go up daily, even hourly. If you're planning a holiday cruise or any cruise when the kids are out of school, I would book asap. If the rates are cheaper with the onboard discount you can cancel your original booking and rebook when you're on the ship.

lbgraves 01-14-2013 07:48 AM

Actually, usually with a combination of both. When you are onboard book a "dummy date" in the future that you plan to move on opening day. The discount and OBC will transfer with the reservation.

TDC Nala 01-14-2013 07:50 AM

For a new booking, that would depend on how popular the cruise is and how fast it fills up.

lanejudy 01-14-2013 08:10 AM

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Originally Posted by lbgraves (Post 47184474)
Actually, usually with a combination of both. When you are onboard book a "dummy date" in the future that you plan to move on opening day. The discount and OBC will transfer with the reservation.

:thumbsup2 This!

Book a dummy date onboard, then move it on opening day.

chateau 01-14-2013 09:13 AM

Or in some cases have another in the wings... we seem to go through those dummy dates too quickly!!


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