Did I miss the sale?

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  1. pook22401

    pook22401 Earning My Ears

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    I'm new to Royal Caribbean and I have a question about shore excursions. The shore excursions were on sale last week, but I hadn't decided what to do yet. Now I've decided and they are more expensive. I've noticed that RC has sales all the time. My cruise leaves on 8/2/18. Should I wait for another sale? Or should I book them now so that I don't miss out on the things we want to do? Help please.

    Thanks!
     
  2. starvenger

    starvenger DIS Veteran

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    With Royal, you can book an excursion now, and if you see it at a better price later, you can cancel and rebook. However, I don't recall whether your purchase is refunded or converted to credit.

    But, you now have the luxury of looking at comparable 3rd party excursions if you're so inclined.
     
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  4. hdrolfe

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    Refunded.

    I'd wait for another sale, they will likely have one for Memorial Day next weekend (it is next weekend right?), and possibly in July as well. You can book it up to a few days before you cruise. There is a small danger of something really popular filling up, but I've never had that happen to the ones I've been looking at.
     
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  5. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Thanks. And confirmed, as I just cancelled my Costa Maya Adventure Park excursion and it was credited back to my MC. Decided to do beach instead of water/zip line park and head to either Tropicante or Krazy Lobster.

    +1 for you, as there is one running through the (US) holiday Monday. Seems to be 15% off "Cruise Favourites", but worth a look.
     
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  7. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Just saw another sale is happening this weekend. Still have tomorrow to book.
     
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  8. John VN

    John VN DIS Cast Member

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    Thanks for the update!!!!
     
  9. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    From what I can see, RCL has these "sales" almost continuously. We sail RCL regularly (next up is the Oasis in September) and I get emails from them almost daily about some sale or another.
     
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  10. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Are you talking Cruise sales? or Onboard Experiences and Excursion sales?

    I get the Cruise sales all the time, one stops and other starts. Just repriced us on last weeks sale and ours actually went up.

    But the Onboard Experiences (drink package, internet etc) and Excursion sales I usually only see for very small windows and less often. The last sale I think was Memorial Day weekend. This one is only three days long.
     
  11. OKW Lover

    OKW Lover Retired and living 2 miles from The Castle. DIS Lifetime Sponsor

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    I get the onboard experience sales very, very frequently. Cruise sales much less frequently but still probably 1 a week. We are RCL Diamond, which may (or may not) make a difference.
     
  12. HopperFan

    HopperFan "It's a bug-eat-bug world out there, princess."

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    Maybe the Diamond is what does it. We only cruise about every three years. We are even booked in November and diligently watch and get no offers. And there are 5 bookings together (2 of them cruise annually), none of us have gotten them ~ we are all watching.
     
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  13. hertamaniac

    hertamaniac Give me 95 degrees everyday

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    Interested to hear about Costa Maya beach. We did the Mayan temple tour, but the beach area looked fantastic.
     

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