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Why is September 20th sailing to Alaska so cheap??

Why is September 20th sailing to Alaska so cheap??

Jan 16th, 2003, 09:05 AM
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Debbie
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Why is September 20th sailing to Alaska so cheap??

Hi,I was looking at different itineraries to Alaska and found NCL Cruise lines dropped their prices dramatically on the September 20th cruise to Alaska.Is there some reason for this? Are there less tours available at the ports?? Is it alot colder? Just curious.
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 09:32 AM
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Yes, I noticed this too. Apparently this is the very tail end of the "cruise Alaska season" and it is getting quite chilly. Prices actually begin to drop in August too. I guess June and July are the best months for cruising Alaska so they commend higher prices.
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 03:15 PM
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Thanks Debbie..I think. Saw your post, went to another site that listed NCL's Alaska cruises, found the one you were referring to, called my TA and within 2 hours I was booked in a cabin with a balcony!! It was a great deal and - granted - it may be chilly but it's in our budget and we do own long-johns!! I've read on here so often how nice a balcony is, especially in Alaska, but thought we'd never be able to afford it. So, thanks again!
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:55 PM
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You guys are so right!!! I just looked for a single (inside) cabin--it was $490. WOW!!!
It listed that date as regular season instead of peak. Looks like some good deals to be had! Thanks!!
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 04:58 PM
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Gee,I'm glad I could give you the heads up on this sailing!I'm still debating wether I want to go that late in the season?!! Guess I better hurry and make up my mind before the Balcony Cabins are all gone!! Glad I could help...Debbie
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 05:52 PM
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Its a lot colder and it gets dark earlier.
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 07:56 PM
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Vicki
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It often starts snowing in mid September and it is quite cold. I remeber needing a coat during a July cruise.
 
Jan 16th, 2003, 09:25 PM
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Paul Therault
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The snow starts moving down from the glaciers in late August. You may get some pretty heavy storms in September.

Paul
 
Jan 17th, 2003, 09:13 PM
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IT'S CHEAP BECAUSE IT'S NOT THE TIME TO GO!!! JUST BECAUSE THE CRUISE LINES EXTEND THE CRUISING SEASON DOESN'T MEAN IT'S THE TIME TO BOOK A CRUISE. MAY AND EARLY JUNE ARE BETTER THAN SEPTEMBER AND THE PRICES ARE VERY REASONABLE.
 
Jan 18th, 2003, 07:43 AM
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Went twice and both times it poured!
 
Jan 18th, 2003, 07:47 AM
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You are right....the days are shorter and darker (the longest day of the year is June 20/21) in end of September. Lots of stuff for the tourist season is closed.

But, it still can be a wonderful cruise expierence for just the cruise.
 

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