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Old 04-12-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Old 04-17-2009, 05:56 PM
 
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If I go cruise, I would like to compare the prices from different websites (http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/click?id=r5S5DswK2yQ&offerid=100094.10000001&type= 3&subid=0 - broken link) before I choose one deal.
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Old 04-19-2009, 09:55 AM
 
Location: SW MO
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I hate the way cruise lines advertise their pricing. They post a price that sounds like a GREAT deal, less than $100.00 a day. What they don't mention is that port fees, taxes, fuel surcharges, etc. can sometimes double that cost. You never know for sure till you get to the bottom line! I think cruise lines should be required to advertise the ACTUAL cost for the entire trip, as of the date of the offer, except for optional add-ons except excursions.
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Old 04-19-2009, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Back in Dallas Texas where I belong!
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They need to mention the tips ... that nearly killed me not expecting $15 per day per person or whatever it was!
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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the tips are really the only thing that the cruise line doesn't mention

the other "great discounts" are often from TAs who are looking to get you attention - if you book on the cruise line webpage they usually show the price with port fees, taxes, etc

you'll also find many TAs show the fees, etc

when we booked ours it the deal that hooked us had all the fees except onboard expenses included in the advertised price and that was through a TA as well
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Old 05-08-2009, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Norman, NC
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I shop around the internet to get pricing and find "deals". Then I call my trusty, cruise line "Personal vacation Planner" and book directly with them. All fees included, only the $10 pp per day for tips is extra. Oh yeah, I pay for trip insurance on its own as I buy mine from a third party company.

There's no need for a travel agent when you have all the tools you need at your fingertips!
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