Director of Sarcasm
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: I live in two different states....Confusion and Disoriented.
Typically best pricing for cruises is from Sept. after Labor Day to around Feb. Except for the week of Christmas and New Years.....and the week of Thanksgiving. The best dates are the week before Thanksgiving and after and the week before Christmas but the pricing is still really good from late Sept. going forward. Here's an example...my wife and will schedule a TransAtlantic Cruise from the US to Rome,,,,Barcelona....stay a week and then fly home one way. The A/F is really good based on the affiliate programs that come with the cruise line...we fly free on points but if you have to pay then the one way far is usually under $500 p/p. Our usual cost for a Balcony Cabin for a 21 day cruise on a good cruise line is around $3300......that's for both of us! Catching the optimum time frame is where you are going to save tons of money and going to Cuba between Sept. and Dec. is probably the best time to go.,,,,there are some decent times to go from Jan. to March and at some point I'll post those but pricing changes pretty quickly and being able to travel during the optimum times is the way to go.
Committing to a time frame is hard when considering getting a group together so starting off is getting people to pin down a time frame.....I won't cruise anywhere from May to mid Sept. because the prices are insane and the industry knows they have a captive audience as far as vacations for people...everybody loves to go in the summertime but you'll pay double. The next thing is how long you can be away which is why I have the opinion of a 4 or 5 night cruise to allow getting to the port and getting back home...gives you time to explore the city you leave from. Cabins are another thing...consider that you won't be in your cabin except to sleep and clean up so Inside Cabins for a short cruise is the smart way to go unless u have money to throw around and while I have some money I don't like throwing it away. MORE LATER,,,,,,
Busting balls since 1954.
My Indian Name...Lives For Cigars