Booking a Cruise

Jan 18th, 2003, 03:56 PM
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Keith
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Gee, Bob--you're just a ray of sunshine, aren't you? Don't worry-- I realize I'm not sailing on a luxury ship, but that's what I chose. I was only trying to explain the price I got, and that I'm very happy with Expedia because of it. I am smart enough to understand exactly what cabin the original TA was pricing -- pretty simple, since I simply asked for the least expensive, and both agents offered the same upgrage. It's just that Expedia had a better price (and a shipboard credit). If it's true that any good TA out there could have gotten the Majesty for $169.00, then it only goes to show that the 'bricks and mortar' TA, at a very nice office in a good location, just wasn't making the effort to get me that price. By the way, when you factor in the $50 shipboard credit, I still came out ahead of a $169++ price.
Someone I know loved an NCL cruise he took recently, and I've read the pro's and con's...so I'm looking forward to a cruise at a bargain price. I won't compare it to Celebrity or HAL, and I'll just enjoy it for what it is.
 
Jan 18th, 2003, 10:07 PM
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Paul Therault
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Peter, anyone that listens to you has their head in the sand.

The price for the Elation is TOTAL WITH PORT AND TAXES $459.26 and that is with an upgrade to an outside cabin. No service charges or shipping fees. And this is a 7 NIGHT CRUISE. ANY TRAVEL AGENT!

The price you said on icruise was $490.26.

Did I see your brain rolling down the street?

Paul
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 06:38 AM
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Peter
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So Paul, your absolute best "brick and mortar" price is $459.26 and no online price will beat that - right???

Now that we've got your total (you didn't give it to us before) - rest assured I will find a less expensive price online and report it here. My $490 was just the first try.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 01:08 PM
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and the price from travelocity is 429.96 and that includes a 4 cat upgrade to an oceanview !!!!!!! and thats not including a residency promo!!!! so paul.. you still wanna say you can beat any online agency???
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 01:09 PM
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nic
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on second thought.. i got it... sorry should have read a little better.. you said any GOOD ta can beat it!!! now i'll watch you back down again and not answer me AGAIN... just like anytime someone prooves you wrong.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 01:39 PM
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xxx
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Nic are you talking about the Feb 2nd rate Paul was referring to & the $30 departure tax? I can't find that rate.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 01:58 PM
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nic
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yes... i am refering to the feb 2nd... it's $399 and when you add the gvmnt taxes you come up w/ 429.96 .. not sure what you mean when you say.. and the $30 departure tax
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 02:39 PM
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xxx
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thanks I'll look again, must've done something wrong. When I priced it fully there were departure fees of about $60 for 2 people.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 07:02 PM
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Peter
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Guess nic did my work for me. Think I'll go to bed.
 
Jan 19th, 2003, 11:43 PM
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Paul Therault
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Hi Nic,

I think you better recheck your prices. I doubt they are giving a 5C window stateroom for $429.96. Sounds to me like a 4A or a 4B.

Paul
 
Jan 20th, 2003, 04:22 AM
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Peter
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Just can't believe your price isn't the lowest or what Paul. No one asked you to recheck your price. Take it for what it is - a better price than yours.
 
Jan 20th, 2003, 02:27 PM
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nic
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its a 5a cabin (typo) but the price is totally correct.... there is even an additional discount for residents of certain states which is NOT included in that price... hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
Jan 20th, 2003, 10:30 PM
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Paul Therault
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Hey Nic, I went on the site and they want $80 more for the cabin if you choose a 5A. I don't know where you found the "certain states discount." I just typed in LA.

The prices I received are directly from Carnival. Not saying that some travel agents will not reduce their commission to make the sale.

Paul
 
Jan 21st, 2003, 04:27 AM
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Peter
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What you aren't saying is that someone found a .com that beat your price. You can challenge it all you want.
 
Jan 21st, 2003, 06:36 AM
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I've been waiting since Saturday for a quote from cruisequick.com. Since I hadn't heard from them, I decided to e-mail this Ray mention above in Marcie's post. I got a delivery failure message immediately after sending the e-mail. What's the story with him and this company????
 
Jan 21st, 2003, 07:18 AM
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You should hear back quickly. I too mentioned "Marcie referred me" about a week or so ago. I'm working on a European cruise and getting excited....
try again.
 
Jan 21st, 2003, 01:24 PM
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Lenore
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Okay.....I did try again and bingo! I just got a quote that was $300 cheaper than the next best quote. So this is really and truly and good, reputable place to book a cruise, right? I need assurance please!

 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 05:34 AM
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I am very confused about all this information. Paul, can you help, please. I am very interested in sailing the Elation on 2/2 and want to book as a surprise for my husband for our anniversary. What is the best price for a window room and how do I go about booking it. Can I email you with my request? Is your price the lowest? If it isn't, how do I get the lower price? Thank you.
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 07:00 AM
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Caleb
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Hi Jeanne: Keep checking around, but just for the fun of it I priced your Feb. 2nd cruise on www.icruise.com. I found Category 4A for $231. (of course you need to add air, port taxes, etc.)
 
Jan 22nd, 2003, 01:40 PM
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nic
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paul.. the prices i have given are accurate.. and if you call in there is a residents promo..(less 50pp) and there is no extra charge for upgrade to 5a catagory... jeanne.. paul will claim his prices are the lowest.. but he isnt.. do yourself a favor and do your research on some different agencies.
 

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