Buckley - Answered a Question by Taylor (17 Oct 08 10:45)

Try a US web site it is possible but you need to get over there and back but you can do it if you use Google and search for a cruise agent ? It may be the UK agents not bothering to offer the deals who knows?

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Taylor - replied to Buckley (17 Oct 08 12:25)

They are the sites blocking non US citizens and it only applies to Princess!

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Wilba - replied to Taylor (17 Oct 08 21:39)

Wrong!! Princess is not the only line, P&O, Cunard among others are blocked. These are blocked by the cruise companies themselves. If it concerns you why not book RCI, Celebrity, Carnival, NCL among others who do not block UK Citizens from booking Stateside. You do need to arrange your own flights & transfers this side of the pond as flights can only be booked in country of origin.

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Taylor - replied to Wilba (18 Oct 08 11:21)

I'm sure your right! Why are we the mugs that are ripped off. We can book the same cruises as in the US in this country but at a far, far higher price. Maybe a boycott is needed to bring these Cruise Lines to their senses.

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Wilba - replied to Taylor (18 Oct 08 17:51)

Yes your right, but to be fair there's plenty of choice other than Princess. I've just looked at a 7 night Carnival out of Miami £220 & there is no problem booking with them. Regards.

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woods - Answered a Question by Taylor (17 Oct 08 11:16)

One of the possible reasons for Princess Cruises offering low prices for Americans compared with us Brits in the Caribbean could be due to the fact that our prices include the return air fare. Most Americans make their own way to the ship and pay for the air fare separately.

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Taylor - replied to woods (17 Oct 08 12:34)

The prices on Cruise,co.uk for Princess are Cruise only, flight not included. Prices in the US are well under half the price.

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salmon - Answered a Question by Taylor (19 Oct 08 19:43)

A lot of the prices quoted are for the bare cruises i e no port taxes. no transfers.and maybe no state taxes,and definatelly no travel costs to the port side. www.vacationstogo.com offers cruises from the US for most of the cruise lines .

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Taylor - replied to salmon (23 Oct 08 13:59)

Prices are all inclusive. Obviously travel to and from ship would be an extra. See smartcruiser .

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Carter - Answered a Question by Taylor (20 Nov 08 12:42)

Hello, I asked the same question direct to Princess cruises. They came back with a standard reply and quite a bit of baloney about different markets, UK passengers like 'all in' prices, want packages not just cruises. As you have pointed out, whatever the preferences the total price for the cruise only is significantly lower to U.S customers so its a rip off to the others. The only bit of honesty in their answer was that they are a commercial company and want to maximise profits, in other words they can get away with prices in the UK that don't work in the U.S. I don't think it makes much sense because the sort of people (like me) that spend hours combing websites comparing prices are just going to go with another provider and not pay the inflated UK prices. If people want a package through a travel agent then thats a different service.

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