middleton - Answered a Question by Abela (10 Sep 08 23:41)

Thank you for posting this site i have have requested a quote for a cruise only from the UK,from them so far have had 5 quotes all from us ta all of them more expensive than UK ta very strange.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Wilba - replied to middleton (11 Sep 08 08:18)

Not strange at all & hardly surprising as the dollar has been weak in Europe for some time & until it gains strength, which it is doing rapidly, the US agents have been struggling to compete with UK agents on European cruises. You will only benefit by booking a US/Caribbean type cruise, but as the dollar increases it's strength they too will be less attractive to UK/Europeans. One other word of warning, if you book a cruise now with a US agent & pay a deposit, by the time you get to final payment stage the Dollar could have gained so much strength that your final bill could be a shock to your budget. The only way to counter that of course is to strike a deal & pay in full before the Dollar increases further.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
macro - replied to Wilba (13 Sep 08 05:44)

With an eye on holiday firms collapsing - in UK you can help yourself by choosing ABTA and ATOLL bonded agents - do you know if there is any similar protection (apart from using a credit card)if one books through US sites?

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • Flash Sale - Taster Cruise Price Drop

    Independence of the Seas - 15 May 2018 - 2nts

    Southampton : Paris/Normandy (Le Havre) : Southampton

    Now from £195pp

    • Experience the Newly-Refurbished Independence of the Seas

    • Balcony Cabins From £245pp 

    Click to View More Cruises from Southampton >>

    Experience the Newly Refurbished Independence of the Seas


  • Black Friday Reduction - No Fly Spain & France!

    Princess Cruises - Sapphire Princess - 5 May 2018 - 7nts

    Southampton : Guernsey (St Peter Port) : Bordeaux (Le Verdon) : Bilbao (Spain) : La Coruna (Spain) : Southampton

    Now from £489pp Was £1229pp

    • £50pp Low Deposit
    • Exclusive Free Port Parking on B1 Balconies & Above

    All Princess Black Friday Deals


  • Thailand & Singapore with Royal Lake and Sea Temples of Bali

    Royal Caribbean - Voyager of the Seas - 26 Feb 2019 - 14nts

    Fly UK to Bali (4nts 4* Hotel Stay) : Fly to Singapore (1nt Hotel Stay) : Embark Voyager of the Seas : Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang) : Penang (Malaysia) : Langkawi : Phuket (Thailand : overnight) : Singapore : Fly UK

    Now from £1699pp

    4 Nights 4* Hotel Stay in Bali with Breakfast
    Full Day Royal Lake & Sea Temple Tour in Bali with Lunch

    View a Full, Detailed Itinerary >

Show More Deals