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Pricing on cruises

mrsterryn

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Thinking about doing the 14 nights from Southampton next May
However the prices seem to be considerably cheaper if we buy via a UK site (celebrity cruises )
Any advice or information ?
We have only done the 7 night cruise around Hawaii previously
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james4321

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We are off Celebrity at the moment. They just cancelled a Xmas 2020 cruise that we had booked, very unhelpful trying to find a replacement and wanted us to pay for the one we found at current rates rather than the rates we paid originally. Was a multiple cabin booking and that would add almost $7000 to the cost. So won’t be doing that. Very poor customer service
 

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I have taken over 30 cruises on the last 6 years. Mostly on Royal Caribbean but also a few other lines including 5 on Celebrity. We regularly price our cruises in USD through USA travel agents and compare to the AUD price. Often its close but also can swing wildly either way.

I believe UK booking conditions are very strict including non refundable deposits.

Check the prices. Do some research on their T&C's. Compare that to the Aussie price once all taxes and gratuities are factored in. If the maths work out I see no reason not to book offshore. We have never had a problem with out many US bookings.

Celebrity is a great product in my opinion.
 

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I have taken over 30 cruises on the last 6 years. Mostly on Royal Caribbean but also a few other lines including 5 on Celebrity. We regularly price our cruises in USD through USA travel agents and compare to the AUD price. Often its close but also can swing wildly either way.

I believe UK booking conditions are very strict including non refundable deposits.

Check the prices. Do some research on their T&C's. Compare that to the Aussie price once all taxes and gratuities are factored in. If the maths work out I see no reason not to book offshore. We have never had a problem with out many US bookings.

Celebrity is a great product in my opinion.
Agree re Celebrity. It’s a favourite. And I’d use a US Travel Agent like VTG whom we have used before. Great service. But watch for things like currency fluctuations.
 

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I have taken over 30 cruises on the last 6 years. Mostly on Royal Caribbean but also a few other lines including 5 on Celebrity. We regularly price our cruises in USD through USA travel agents and compare to the AUD price. Often its close but also can swing wildly either way.

I believe UK booking conditions are very strict including non refundable deposits.

Check the prices. Do some research on their T&C's. Compare that to the Aussie price once all taxes and gratuities are factored in. If the maths work out I see no reason not to book offshore. We have never had a problem with out many US bookings.

Celebrity is a great product in my opinion.
I agree Celebrity ships are great. Just their customer service that is poor
 

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I just booked a cruise with Cruise Guru. $20 deposit and payment 6 months prior cruise which is fine. Prices very acceptable and lots of extras thrown in.
 

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I just booked a cruise with Cruise Guru. $20 deposit and payment 6 months prior cruise which is fine. Prices very acceptable and lots of extras thrown in.
Where are you going?
 

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I just booked a cruise with Cruise Guru. $20 deposit and payment 6 months prior cruise which is fine. Prices very acceptable and lots of extras thrown in.
They are the ones that were so rude and so much dearer
Almost 3000 more AUD
 

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Med Cruise next July. Rome - Rome via Greek Islands, Malta and Italy.
They are the ones that were so rude and so much dearer
Almost 3000 more AUD
Interesting. I priced mine numerous times with other providers. The category I wanted - Aft on Celebrity Edge is all sold out now. Everything included like premium Package alcohol, tips, wifi plus $1000 OBC that sees us doing 3 excursions and a specialty dinner. Couldn’t match that anywhere.
 
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