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Old 01-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #1
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Do rates go up if GT rates not offerred after PIF date?

We are planning on taking a 4 day bahamian on the dream in may. I was going to wait and see if GT rates came out after the PIF date, but wasn't sure if this is the way to go? If the ship is pretty full, does the price go up after the paid in full date? I have been watching the cruise fare since 9/12 and it has not moved at all. I checked expedia and there are some categories with no staterooms available, but other categories with 5+ staterooms available. I'm not afraid we will not get a cabin at all, but I was hoping to maybe save some money. Just want to make sure it is not definite that we would lose money if we wait. I know it is a gamble that it could go up, but didn't know if rates always go up after the PIF if GT rates are not offered? Sorry for the ramble
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Old 01-15-2013, 06:57 PM   #2
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If it is a popular time, the rates will keep going up. They have on our spring break cruise and it is past the PIF date for everyone.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:01 PM   #3
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It is hard to predict. We've been on cruises where the rate didn't change from day 1 to the embarkation day and we've booked cruises where the price went up $800 in a matter of under an hour.

If you have to stick to a certain date, you are probably best off booking as soon as your dates are secure. If you can be flexible, there's no harm in waiting.
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