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    the real problem is that i'm booked for a cruise at the end of the year and i don't like hearing these stories
    ughhhhhh

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    the real problem is that i'm booked for a cruise at the end of the year and i don't like hearing these stories
    ughhhhhh

    I’m reserved for thanksgiving which is a popular week. Rates were up $800 for a leesser cabin this year (compared to last) and no free gratuities - so year over year like a 33% increase. Told our agent I had a hard time with the price but we didn’t have to pay until August so I figured fuck it I can always walk away.

    I talked to her Friday and she said the rate actualy went UP $250.

    Have a feeling I’m going to get a phone call from Princess soon asking if I’d like to lock in exchange for a discount.

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    Anyone having to cancel a cruise should be thankful for this virus.
    A cruise, without virus, left an unforgettable negative impression
    on me and it was free/company paid.

    First impression, people book cruises simply to stuff their
    obese faces off. Eating starts right away and does not stop.

    Even if you're island hopping to beautiful destinations you
    still must endure that group experience of being bused to
    a beach of someone's choosing.

    Never again

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    It is in my bones which sucks so can make it hard to move sometimes. Trying to spend as much time with friends and family.

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    It is in my bones which sucks so can make it hard to move sometimes. Trying to spend as much time with friends and family.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daly View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blake View Post

    ughhhhhh

    Iím reserved for thanksgiving which is a popular week. Rates were up $800 for a leesser cabin this year (compared to last) and no free gratuities - so year over year like a 33% increase. Told our agent I had a hard time with the price but we didnít have to pay until August so I figured fuck it I can always walk away.

    I talked to her Friday and she said the rate actualy went UP $250.

    Have a feeling Iím going to get a phone call from Princess soon asking if Iíd like to lock in exchange for a discount.
    Ignoring the coronavirus, which throws a huge wrench into the pricing model, it's usually a very



    to book early for a cruise, unless it's either a popular week (which in your case is true) or it's a rare itinerary (such as one with two cruises per year).

    Otherwise, you day waaaaaaaaaay better to wait after final payment date passes, and then price watch until you see the inevitable cabin-dump at a huge discount.

    I've gotten tremendous bargains this way.

    Not criticizing you, because Thanksgiving is one of those weeks where they rarely discount it late (due to the popularity), but typically you need to treat cruises the opposite of how you treat airlines, where booking early is NOT better.

    I once had this debate with people on a cruise forum, where all the olds were trying to insist that they were smart to book early, and when I pointed out how that was incorrect, they got very angry and were in denial that they were getting shit value. I almost felt bad.

    Anyway, I don't understand what you mean by "lock in price in exchange for a discount". Unless things have changed since I last booked Princess, the price is NEVER "locked" until after final payment date, which I think is 90 days out. It's locked for you, but the customer can always cancel with zero penalty prior to that. For that reason, they also don't like discounting much until after that date passes.

    What you might see is an offer for a cheap upgrade when people cancel cabins better than yours due to coronavirus fears.

    That's what's going on right now with Norwegian. People are cancelling with that new 2-day window, Norwegian is quickly upgrading existing cruise bookings (they have a bidding process where they automatically give it to the highest bidder when it becomes available), and then they only have insides remaining, which they are selling at a tremendous discount.

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    Israel forcing 14-day self-quarantine (basically you stay in one spot and can be arrested if you violate it) for anyone arriving from NY state, Washington state, or California:

    https://www.timesofisrael.com/israel...rnia-arrivals/

    If you're just connecting through one of these states, but originate elsewhere, it's okay.

    Not clear if you fly from somewhere else but live in one of these states (such as someone from NYC leaving from Newark instead of JFK).

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    Ted Cruz doing his part to protect his fellow Americans from this virus.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    There is only one scumbag here:


    ME

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    Quote Originally Posted by MumblesBadly View Post
    Ted Cruz doing his part to protect his fellow Americans from this virus.

    Why doesn't that idiot just bite a bullet. He was seriously ill, prior to Corona

    My corona, bup bup bup bup bup

    He's been placed in the mastubatory ward

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Druff View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Daly View Post


    Iím reserved for thanksgiving which is a popular week. Rates were up $800 for a leesser cabin this year (compared to last) and no free gratuities - so year over year like a 33% increase. Told our agent I had a hard time with the price but we didnít have to pay until August so I figured fuck it I can always walk away.

    I talked to her Friday and she said the rate actualy went UP $250.

    Have a feeling Iím going to get a phone call from Princess soon asking if Iíd like to lock in exchange for a discount.
    Ignoring the coronavirus, which throws a huge wrench into the pricing model, it's usually a very



    to book early for a cruise, unless it's either a popular week (which in your case is true) or it's a rare itinerary (such as one with two cruises per year).

    Otherwise, you day waaaaaaaaaay better to wait after final payment date passes, and then price watch until you see the inevitable cabin-dump at a huge discount.

    I've gotten tremendous bargains this way.

    Not criticizing you, because Thanksgiving is one of those weeks where they rarely discount it late (due to the popularity), but typically you need to treat cruises the opposite of how you treat airlines, where booking early is NOT better.

    I once had this debate with people on a cruise forum, where all the olds were trying to insist that they were smart to book early, and when I pointed out how that was incorrect, they got very angry and were in denial that they were getting shit value. I almost felt bad.

    Anyway, I don't understand what you mean by "lock in price in exchange for a discount". Unless things have changed since I last booked Princess, the price is NEVER "locked" until after final payment date, which I think is 90 days out. It's locked for you, but the customer can always cancel with zero penalty prior to that. For that reason, they also don't like discounting much until after that date passes.

    What you might see is an offer for a cheap upgrade when people cancel cabins better than yours due to coronavirus fears.

    That's what's going on right now with Norwegian. People are cancelling with that new 2-day window, Norwegian is quickly upgrading existing cruise bookings (they have a bidding process where they automatically give it to the highest bidder when it becomes available), and then they only have insides remaining, which they are selling at a tremendous discount.

    Todd we have talked cruises a few times. And yes, you are 100% right about booking ahead except high demand weeks/itineraries. Thanksgiving week is notorious for locals near ports to take as kids are out of
    School and parents are off and looking for something to do (true for us anyway). I could see ďoldsĒ trying to argue on timing because most hardcore cruse people will only do more exotic itineraries and not the standard carabean loops. My parents have been trying to get back on the Nordic Fjord loop for 7 years but every year it keeps going up in price. Itís to the point where Iím shocked they havenít added another boat to the region. You want to do a generic east Carib cruise in the winter..... wait for Black Friday, they give them away.

    Now as far as Corona goes its a game changer. I think they may actualy tell cruise lines to shut down for a month soon. I really donít think that is far fetched. At that point the cruise lines will be looking for cash. At that point I think they call around looking for folks who are willing to lock in a low price for a non refundable deposit or prepayment. This is speculative on my part but I can see it happening easily esp for early fall US based cruises.

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    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

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    quick reminder:


    The Trump administration fired the U.S. pandemic response team in 2018 to cut costs.
    "Birds born in a cage think flying is an illness." - Alejandro Jodorowsky

    "America is not so much a nightmare as a non-dream. The American non-dream is precisely a move to wipe the dream out of existence. The dream is a spontaneous happening and therefore dangerous to a control system set up by the non-dreamers." -- William S. Burroughs

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    San get some sleep. Itís gonna be. A big day for you tomorrow.

    Me, Iím gonna get ass raped w my oil pipelines but at least I bout some ultra pro x3 shorts
    At close Friday which should serve as a lubricant.

     
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    San get some sleep. It’s gonna be. A big day for you tomorrow.

    Me, I’m gonna get ass raped w my oil pipelines but at least I bout some ultra pro x3 shorts
    At close Friday which should serve as a lubricant.
    Leaving for Logan Airport at 4:15am to drop off the wife and her friends.

    Florida should be more afraid of these women than any virus.

    I’m pretty flat except some home builders and random stuff. I have some sweet shorts that I keep droning on about. We had a mutual interest in one.

    Sitting on my hands tomorrow could possibly be the play of the decade. They are gonna put casuals in the spin cycle. Folks are gonna get pantsed doing exactly what they should not.
    Last edited by Sanlmar; 03-08-2020 at 09:07 PM.

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    You're both shallow fucks who cares about you or your families.

    I'm serious. I don't care one moment for your safety. You get

    what you deserve and you have both displayed extreme selfish

    attributes on this forum.

    Ignorant fucks both of ya

     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanlmar View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tellafriend View Post
    San get some sleep. Itís gonna be. A big day for you tomorrow.

    Me, Iím gonna get ass raped w my oil pipelines but at least I bout some ultra pro x3 shorts
    At close Friday which should serve as a lubricant.
    Leaving for Logan Airport at 4:15am to drop off the wife and her friends.

    Florida should be more afraid of these women than any virus.

    Iím pretty flat except some home builders and random stuff. I have some sweet shorts that I keep droning on about. We had a mutual interest in one.

    Sitting on my hands tomorrow could possibly be the play of the decade. They are gonna put casuals in the spin cycle. Folks are gonna get pantsed doing exactly what they should not.
    You're really working for your country aren't you? You are a big part of the problem. Not a conscious bone in your
    body. Would not like to meet you

     
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    Easy Les...tomorrow will be better for you: you will go to work and people will interact with you (at least your boss & co-workers) so for 5 whole days you won't be angry about being isolated...

    (of course, after those 5 days are another 2 empty days of weekend, but worry about them when they get here)

     
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      limitles: very smart
    (long before there was a PFA i had my Grenade & Crossbones avatar at DD)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanlmar View Post

    Leaving for Logan Airport at 4:15am to drop off the wife and her friends.

    Florida should be more afraid of these women than any virus.

    Iím pretty flat except some home builders and random stuff. I have some sweet shorts that I keep droning on about. We had a mutual interest in one.

    Sitting on my hands tomorrow could possibly be the play of the decade. They are gonna put casuals in the spin cycle. Folks are gonna get pantsed doing exactly what they should not.
    You're really working for your country aren't you? You are a big part of the problem. Not a conscious bone in your
    body. Would not like to meet you
    Hey Les, who hurt you?

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