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D & B - Answered a Question by McWhirter (08 Jan 09 12:50)

Inquire with the cruise agency whose web site you are now on. Go to the Home page and press "Free Quote" fill in your details and away you go.

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D & B - replied to D & B (08 Jan 09 13:02)

Also check out the question I asked on the 18th December for some very useful information on the topic that you are asking about. You will need to page back about 13 pages.

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Bradbury - Answered a Question by McWhirter (08 Jan 09 13:44)

Look on royal caribbeans own Web site - go through the booking process without finalising, just to get the on line prices (as the initial pricing does not include port charges and taxes) Leave the box unchecked for flights and you will get Cruise only prices...... Then refer to a travel agent who should be able to discount these prices. Then you can sort your flights out.

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Wilba - Answered a Question by McWhirter (08 Jan 09 13:48)

Most cruise lines can be booked 'cruise only' & if I can add to the advice given by D & B, you could use the freephone number top right of the page &/or speak to other cruise specialists to get a quote. DON'T go down the High St Travel Shops as your unlikely to get such good advice & such a good price deal. DO spend time on the internet choosing some hotel options & if you take the route of booking your own flights with a flight agent, ask them to quote your chosen hotels at the same time as often a deal can be struck by booking the two together.....Wilba.

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rostron - Answered a Question by McWhirter (09 Jan 09 14:17)

You can book direct with the royalcaribbean company themselves and book seperate flights [they are on the web too and their phone number is on their page for contacting]i always do this or if you have timeshare you can swap for a cruise instead of paying for it [ive done this too.] i usually book any hotel accomadation for the nights spent in america through 'expedia' or 'book it 'who have some fantastic deals .

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Bruce - Answered a Question by McWhirter (09 Jan 09 21:35)

You can indeed book direct with RC I always do this. When booking ask also for any onboard credits and complimentary champagne. British airways have a fantastic flight sale on at present if you book your New York flight return. Also try orbitz for your hotel deals in New York. We stayed in the Waldorf Astoria (Hilton) sept 08 and paid only Ł150 for the room per night.

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harper - replied to Bruce (16 Feb 09 18:47)

Hi We are on EOS on 15 March and also staying at the Waldorf for three nights before hand. What did you think of the hotel and how did you get from there to the port? We are thinking of booking a car rather than a taxi. Any suggestions greatfully received.

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Bruce - replied to harper (16 Feb 09 23:29)

Hi there, The waldorf was great very central. We arrived early and they offered us an upgrade to a suite which we thought was lovely. To answer your question about booking a car or a taxi the choice is yours really.You will pay more for a car however we travelled to the port by taxi and had no problems at all. Its only a five ten minute ride depending on the traffic. If you have not been to New York before and want to go to a show I suggest you buy tickets at the half price ticket booths, One is located at south street seaport and the other is next to the Marriott hotel in times square. We got fantastic seats at half the price for Hairspay and Grease. There are loads of ticket sellers around times square offering to sell you bus tours. We did some research online before we went and managed to get free entry to the empire state building and an extra day for the price of a two day pass. Please feel free to contact me with any other questions you may have about your cruise or new york.

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