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    #31
    Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
    Hi all
    It doesn't always work that if you wait it will be cheaper,,,,all my 6 Celebrity cruises have been more than i paid at sailing time,,,,,it may work on less popular lines who need to offload cabins.
    I read elsewhere on a US site that Celebrity now adopt a policy of sailing with empty cabins rather than discount.

    You also have to bare in mind any perks you get,,,,on my Celebrity cruise later in the year i got DP,,,$500 OBC and included flights, these were only on offer for a week or so last year (i think Garf took advantage of the same offer),cancel now and rebook you would not get the OBC or included flights.
    I believe on some Celebrity cruises if you accept a price drop you lose the perks........you have to ask.you could cut your nose off to spite your face.
    JC
    Remember there will be those that booked before that deal that don't price watch and did not benefit from getting their cruise repriced.
    Last edited by Topdeck, London; 23rd January 2020, 05:45 PM.

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      #32
      Don't worry about not having stuff booked if flexible the deals will happen just be ready to jump on them when the price is right.

      I am starting to look further out into 2021 as there have been the odd early deal on some ships.

      If you spot stuff post them on the deals section they may not be right for you but sharing can benefit others.

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        #33
        Originally posted by mike, lanarkshire View Post

        it’s a good strategy but like you, I get withdrawal symptoms if I don’t have anything booked. In between a rock and a hard place.
        Me too! It does me good having something to look forward to. I need to learn to sit on my hands for longer
        Past cruises:
        Carnival Conquest October 2002
        Independence of the Seas October 2012
        Independence of the Seas May 2014
        Explorer of the Seas June 2015
        Norwegian Escape October 2015

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          #34
          Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
          Don't worry about not having stuff booked if flexible the deals will happen just be ready to jump on them when the price is right.

          I am starting to look further out into 2021 as there have been the odd early deal on some ships.

          If you spot stuff post them on the deals section they may not be right for you but sharing can benefit others.
          We are booked well into 2021 and even if the price drops, and it rarely does on the cabins we book, in fact, it often goes up, we have the cabin of choice.

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            #35
            Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post
            I did something yesterday that I’ve always said I’d never do.
            I cancelled my Anthem of the Seas booking at loss of deposit and then rebooked it straight away at a huge reduction.

            It really irks me that US pax can cancel without penalty and that we don’t get that perk in the U.K.

            Ive always said I wouldn’t do it out of principle of them keeping my deposit. I’m also one that once booked I don’t keep checking the price. I get that things fluctuate.
            However the last couple of days there’s been talk on Royal forums on Fb of price drops so I had a look.

            Im now the proud owner of the exact same cruise for £1300 less than I originally paid. Even factoring in £300 loss of deposit I’ve still saved over £1000.
            That’s better in my stretched pockets than Royals.

            Has anyone else ever done the same and if so what did you save?
            That is such a lot of money to save, and unfortunately sometimes principles have to go out of the window, On the plus side, that is all your spending money taken care of ....................................Carol

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              #36
              Originally posted by cymrucruiser View Post

              Me too! It does me good having something to look forward to. I need to learn to sit on my hands for longer
              It is not easy at times but because the solo penalty can drop significantly after final payment date, I have an incentive.

              Anniie

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                #37
                I’ve had Celebrity’s price drop promise once. As it was after the final payment they sent me out a cheque.

                I have also cancelled a Celebrity cruise once and rebooked as the price had dropped considerably and perks had been added. If I had asked for the price drop I woukd t have received the perks, It was a no brainier.
                don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                  #38
                  Several cruise lines are now offering their lowest US prices with non refundable deposits. There is an option to transfer to another cruise for a fee (around $100 I think), but otherwise the deposit is lost. Refundable deposits are still available, but at a higher price. I am not sure how many lines have this system, but Celebrity and RCCL do.

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