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    Hi there
    I am wanting to go on a cruise this yr hopefully for 12-14 days. My hubby is paying and being the very careful sort won't book till he has the funds which will be a few weeks before we want to go. This is incidently in the summer holidays as we are teachers for our pains! Can you tell me your experience of snagging a decent cruise- not particular where but would like a balcony. Am I hoping for too much??? Thanks on advance for you comments. Lesley ;)

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    Lesley if you keep any eye on the part of the forum located here > http://www.cruises.co.uk/743-last_mi...ithin_3_months you should be able to get yourself a bargain. I've found MSC offer very good bargains on balcony cabins but you need to budget for drinks packages as putting them on the tab can work out very expensive.

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      #3
      We always book late, due to problems in getting travel insurance. We have done 6 cruises and for every one we have got the type of cabin that we wanted (balcony) in a position of the ship that we wanted. We have also always got our preferred 2nd sitting for dinner. Last year, we booked a late suite on Aurora in August, for a really good price (we paid less than the brochure price for a balcony cabin). Only problem is that has spoilt us for future cruises in balcony cabins. There are plenty of late deals out there, so don't worry you will get your cruise.

      Val

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        #4
        There are always bargains to be paid. You do need to check the agents' websites each day though as they constantly change. As well as this site Iglu and Cruise Village offer good deals.

        Gill

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mrsb, Essex View Post
          We always book late, due to problems in getting travel insurance. We have done 6 cruises and for every one we have got the type of cabin that we wanted (balcony) in a position of the ship that we wanted. We have also always got our preferred 2nd sitting for dinner. Last year, we booked a late suite on Aurora in August, for a really good price (we paid less than the brochure price for a balcony cabin). Only problem is that has spoilt us for future cruises in balcony cabins. There are plenty of late deals out there, so don't worry you will get your cruise.


          Val
          Interested to hear this Val because we're in the position of having to wait for treatment to finish before I will be able to get travel insurance this summer. At the moment I can't say when I'll be able to go away but have got my eye on a couple of dates around the end of September.

          Have you shopped around for travel insurance to find out how much you might need to pay for it? I'm wondering how much extra we'll need to pay this year to cover my cancer diagnosis. From past experience, the insurers we've tried have refused to even discuss cover while treatment is ongoing. I'm not so worried about getting the cruise we want, more concerned about whether we will be able to get insurance cover for it at short notice.
          Liz
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            #6
            Have you shopped around for travel insurance to find out how much you might need to pay for it? I'm wondering how much extra we'll need to pay this year to cover my cancer diagnosis. From past experience, the insurers we've tried have refused to even discuss cover while treatment is ongoing. I'm not so worried about getting the cruise we want, more concerned about whether we will be able to get insurance cover for it at short notice.
            Liz
            Two insurance companies that we have found useful are: MIA Master protection plan 01268 782745 and Staysure. However the only one that we could find that would do an annual policy for existing medical conditions was the Post Office.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Liz, Harrogate View Post
              Have you shopped around for travel insurance to find out how much you might need to pay for it? I'm wondering how much extra we'll need to pay this year to cover my cancer diagnosis. From past experience, the insurers we've tried have refused to even discuss cover while treatment is ongoing. I'm not so worried about getting the cruise we want, more concerned about whether we will be able to get insurance cover for it at short notice.
              Liz
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              I've used Freedom Insurance and found them competitive and willing to cover many medical conditions. Good luck Liz. Trevor x

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                #8
                my husband has existing medical conditions and we use diabetes uk. I don't think you have to have diabetes to use them. With regard to recent treatment, we found his premium went down an astonishing £1,000 for waiting until treatment had been finished 6 weeks before insuring, and yes they covered him for the condition relating to the most recent treatment

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