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Old 04-16-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Anybody bought some cheap one from NY Manhattan port? I have been pricing around, the cheapest is like 900+ a person with 4 in a room for 7 days Bermuda. Is it the going price? I never taken cruise before and a lot of people like it. So, I want to try.
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Old 04-16-2018, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Last minute booking is usually cheaper - but not always.

I'd suggest you use the search function at https://www.vacationstogo.com where you can search on a variety of criteria including departure port. There is one just over the bridge in NJ you should look at, too.

When you get a vague idea of what's out there, DO NOT BOOK ON THAT SITE. Under no circumstances is it wise for a first time cruiser to book without a full service travel agent. NOT online. (if you need a referral, DM me.)

Remember these things:

The 3rd and 4th person in a cabin usually costs less than the first two. At times, they may go free.

You will have to pay daily gratuities for each person (not each cabin). They vary by cruise line (and occasionally, ship), but if you estimate $15/day pp you'll be in the ballpark. These are essentially not optional.

You will spend MUCH more if you drink alcohol, canned soda, fancy coffees, eat in speciality restaurants or take lots of excursions. It adds up QUICK. Most cruise lines offer alcohol and non alcoholic packages that are a flat daily price for unlimited.

But let's put this on perspective: you're getting all your food, tons of entertainment, transportation, nice dining and servers, multiple FREE dining selections, full service nicer hotel rooms, etc. for less than $130/night. I don't think that you can find a better value.

But I repeat: use a good TA!
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Old 04-16-2018, 05:55 PM
 
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Great tips! We have family of 6. So cruising feels like very expensive. I will keep an eye on this site.
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Old 04-17-2018, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Great tips! We have family of 6. So cruising feels like very expensive. I will keep an eye on this site.
Leave the kids home?

With kids, look at Royal Caribbean, NCL and maybe Carnival. If you can afford it, Disney (I hear) is spectacular for kids. Avoid Holland America, Celebrity and probably Princess.

If you found a good TA, they would likely tell you the same thing.
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Old 04-17-2018, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Lafayette
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In my opinion, you do not need a travel agent to book a cruise. The cruise websites make it very easy to book on your own.
Good luck! BTW, that price sounds about right.
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