Pricing ?

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  1. PrincessShmoo

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    Just trying to clear up some confusion I have. When cruising with children are their fares different based on their ages? For example, is it cheaper for a 2 year old vs. a 15 year old? If so, what are the age brackets for the different rates?

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  3. carmie3377

    carmie3377 Hi, I'm Carmen and I'm a Disneyholic.

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    I'm not for certain of the age brackets but price does increases as their age increases. I think the fare for my 13 YO is $50 more than my 6YO on a 7 night

    If there are not 2 adults in the cabin, the oldest will pay the same rate as the adult.

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  4. mmouse37

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    Try doing a dummy quote and see if the price changes when you redo the quote with a different age. It should show you the breakdown of each fare.

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  5. kcashner

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    Yes. Children under 3 pay 1/2 of the 6-12 cruise fare rate + one set of port charges. People over 12 pay a higher 3rd/4th person rate--depending on the dates and category, this can be as little as $25 or as much as a couple hundred.
     
  6. PrincessShmoo

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    OK, that covers ages 0 through 2; 6 through 12; and 12 and up. What about the 3 through 5 group?

    Beings as I'm a bit slow on things, can you be a little more specific? For example, if the adult fare for a cruise (1st 2 people in the room) was $500 and port charges are $50, the 6-12 age would be ______, 3 through 5 would be________, under 3 would be _______.

    I know that fare isn't a real one, just, please, use it as an example. Thanks.
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  7. kcashner

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    Sorry, 3-12 is the same fare.

    No, one can't fill in your example because it varies with the dates and category selected.

    Example....May 5, 2014 4 night cruise...
    2 adults = $1164
    2 adults + 1 year old = $1329
    2 adults + 5 year old = $1507
    2 adults + 11 year old = $1507
    2 adults = 13 year old = $1531

    I don't have the info I need to break out port charges from cruise fare.
     
  8. PrincessShmoo

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    So it basically breaks out to first 2 guests pay full fare + port fees. Then the prices vary for 3 & 4th people depending on ages? Over 12 pays the highest, 3-12 pays less, and under 3 pays 1/2 of what the 3-12s pay?

    Sorry to be so dense.
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  9. kcashner

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    Correct...at least on most "normal" cruises.

    The difference between over 12 and 3-12 is typically a small amount. I've seen it as low as $21 and as high as $200, but normally it is $100 or less.

    Under 3 pays 1/2 of the CRUISE FARE portion of the ticket that 3-12 pay, but pays a full share of port fees. It's the same thing as the onboard booking discount--only the cruise fare portion of the ticket is discounted, the port taxes/government fees remain the same.

    OK, this is a totally FAKE example. Say the first 2 adults are $1000 + $50 port taxes.....and third passenger 3-12 is $500
    2 adults (or first 2 any age) pay $2100 ($1000 + $1000+ $50 + $50
    2 adults + infant would pay $2100 + $250 + $50. $250 is 1/2 of 3rd person fee.
    2 adults + 10 year old would pay $2100 + $500 + 50
    2 adults + 13 year old would pay $2100 + $500 + $50 + over 13 upcharge of small amount.
     
  10. PrincessShmoo

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    Thank you very much. (for both the info and being patient with me:goodvibes)

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  11. kcashner

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    No problem....be aware, sometimes the 3rd person charge is the same regardless of category, other times it increases as the category goes up.

    And....there is another upcharge on concierge bookings. I knew how it worked many years ago, but I have no current info.
     
  12. PrincessShmoo

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    Thanks, I was just trying to get a feel for how (if at all) child ages affect pricing.

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