D & B - Answered a Question by D & B (20 Dec 08 20:08)

Hello, I have been away for or a couple of days and just started reading the suggestions, very very impressed many thanks. I hope you do not mind but I shall come back to you again on the same subject when I start to do the bookings. The Caribbean was planned for 2009 until I looked to book the flights and again it was put off like 2008…. Why cannot all the web sites be as user friendly as Easyjet, RCI and Tesco Car Insurance?.......During 2009 The Grandeur of the Seas sails from Baltimore calling at Bermuda (2 days) Tortola, St Marten, Curacao, Aruba, Grand Cayman, Cozumel Mexico and Tampa. I thought this looked a very interesting Itinerary; I was hoping that RCI have the same itinerary during 2010. Baltimore also has the advantage of being close to Washington DC.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - replied to D & B (20 Dec 08 20:37)

Hi! This 14 night itinerary is available Nov 19th 2009 & prices start at about £550 (inc. typical TA discount) & now & the next few weeks would be a good time to strike a flight deal......Regards Wilba.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
D & B - replied to Wilba (20 Dec 08 21:01)

Yes its a good deal but I chickened out when it came to booking the flights and booked two cruises in the Med for 2009.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Macro - Answered a Question by D & B (19 Dec 08 01:16)

I have always found that it is very expensive to purchase what will be 2 single flights. Savings normally can be made on a cruise ONLY when you can buy a return flight to and from the same airport. In this case you should look at either going with the cruise lines arrangements or look at a return from Baltimore and an internal flight from Tampa to Baltimore. Is there no cheaper and better Caribbean cruises around the caribbean that you would like to go on? This one seems geared to US clients who would not have problems arranging cheap flights !!

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - replied to Macro (19 Dec 08 08:29)

Hi! Your quite correct about booking 2 single flights being expensive but there is no need. Providing all the flights can be booked with one airline or their 'partner' airline as a package, this should not have any major cost increase. I do similar to D & B's requirements most years with a Cruise & Stay in 2 different parts of the U.S........Regards Wilba.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Macro - replied to Wilba (20 Dec 08 02:55)

Thank you for the information. This has been a great question with very useful answers. I have learnt a lot. Many thanks.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
D & B - replied to Wilba (20 Dec 08 20:16)

Really useful info regarding the "book with one airline" will bear this in mind. Many thanks .

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - Answered a Question by D & B (19 Dec 08 07:50)

I have a different view on this as I have been booking my own flights with multiple destinations per trip, be it the Far East, Europe or USA for the last 10 or 12 years. I use a Cruise specialist for the cruise & a Flight Specialist for the flights. Netflights have always beaten everyone's prices for me on long hauls including the Expedia's & like, who want the money up front, & providing you book a hotel pre cruise you only pay a minimal deposit. I've paid £55 dep. on a forthcoming multiple Emirates flight, BHX, Dubai, Singapore, Dubai, BHX. I have many multi destination U.S. flights, mainly out of BHX on Continental, & have not only beaten the cruise package price hands down, but have included a few days overnight hotels in New York, or Miami or Coco Beach pre cruise & still had Dollars in hand. In the first instance though, do your research, put a package together as you would like it to happen & I would get a quote from this agency who are an 'Independent' & take it from there. Have Fun & Good Luck.....Wilba.....P.S. You can only book flights 10 or 11 months ahead, so any prices quoted greater than that time period will have a fair margin of 'safety' built in & will not be the best eventual deal.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
D & B - replied to Wilba (20 Dec 08 20:27)

Sounds good to me, reference the information "You can only book flights 10 or 11 months ahead, so any prices quoted greater than that time period will have a fair margin of 'safety' built in & will not be the best eventual deal"....If I got a price 16 months ahead and for argument sake the flight was £600, would I get the new price when the Airline announced the new prices or would I have to stick with the £600?

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report
Wilba - replied to D & B (20 Dec 08 20:47)

'Fraid not. Airlines don't do price drop promise. TA's will give you a price ahead based on a typical 'high' price that they feel sure they can cover. No airlines announce their schedule or prices until 10 or 11 months in advance. Talk to Netflights....Wilba.

- Was this comment useful or 0 of 0 found this useful
Comment | Report

Daily Top 10 Deals

  • PRICE DROP - Rotterdam, Bruges & Paris!

    P&O - Oceana - 3 Jan 19 - 7nts

    Southampton : Rotterdam : Bruges (Zeebrugge) : Paris (Le Havre) : Cherbourg : Southampton

    Now from £388pp

    • Only £1pp Deposit Needed to Book Your Stateroom Today!*
    • Cruise From Only £55pp per night!

    Click To View All P&O 2018 Cruises > 


  • FLASH SALE! 5* No Fly Canary Islands

    Celebrity Cruises - Celebrity Silhouette - 21 Oct 2018 - 13nts

    Southampton : Vigo : Lisbon : Lanzarote : Las Palmas : Tenerife : Madeira : La Coruna : Bilbao : Southampton

    Now from £1049pp

    • LAST FEW CABINS REMAINING
    • Free All Inclusive Drinks Package On Oceanview Cabins & Above 
    • Up To $300 Per Cabin Onboard Spending Money

    View More Celebrity Cruises From Southampton >>


  • 5* No Fly Canary Islands & Madeira

    Queen Victoria - 13 Dec 2018 - 10nts

    Southampton : Lanzarote : Gran Canaria : Madeira : Vigo : Southampton

    Now from £829pp

    • FREE Port Parking For Highest Grade Of Balcony & Above 
    • Includes All Meals & Entertainment 

    View All 2018 Cunard Cruises >>

Show More Deals
Alana Mills's blog

WHEN DESTINATIONS ARE TOO FAMI...

By Alana Mills

It is always a problem if you are a regular cruiser, especially if you like a particular Cruise line as eventually you find you have been there, done that and got the T-shirt so to speak, sometimes several times over.Thats why it always exciting when a cruise line ventures to new destinations or offers new exciting experiences for you to try.That is exactly what Azamara Club Cruises are doing for 2020.They have just unveiled their exciting 2020 itineraries, which in their words will beFeaturi...

Read More

May 25 2018 09:00:17:000AM


Two nights on Indy..

By Alison Ranaldi

Alison Ranaldi's blog

Last week I spent two nights on the newly revamped Independence of the Seas.We sailed from Southampton in glorious sunshine to Le Havre and back. This was my third time on board this ever-popular ship and I was keen to see the changes to her after a big refit. We had a balcony cabin on deck 9 which had everything we needed for a comfortable break. I’m not generally a fan of mini-cruises. They offer an excellent way for someone like myself to see the ships but I do not think they are a g...

Read More

May 23 2018 05:41:13:000PM

New ship name reveled by Steph...

By Dawn Gardener

Dawn Gardener's blog

Unless you have been oblivious to the cruise news of the last few months, you may not know that P&O are set to launch their new mega-ship in 2020.On Thursday 24th May 2018, P&O kept us all waiting to announce the new name after over 30,000 people sent name suggestions in on what their new lady should be called.An in a very different way to other ship name reveals, they had the help of TV’s very own Stephen Mulhern to help reveal the name all with a bit of magic…So What do ...

Read More

May 25 2018 04:28:37:000PM


A Privacy Update from www.CRUISE.co.uk Already Agreed Remind Me Later Review Now