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Old 01-10-2019, 12:16 PM
PennBF PennBF is offline
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Has anyone ever been able to book a cruise at the price listed in their advertisements? You usually have to add between 1/3 and 1/2 to the advertised price to get an idea of what it will cost not counting spending money..It is remarkable the Cruise lines can continue to get away with this terrible practice??
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:23 PM
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I booked a 5 night Royal Caribbean cruise last August out of Tampa on their website that was advertised for $399 a person. It went to Key West, Havana, Cozumel and back to Tampa. Then if I added anything, it was a la carte. I added window room, $20 ($419), and choose the room and floor $40 ($459) took 9th Floor towards the front. So that was $459 x 2 = $918, and then taxes made it about $1050 which is what I paid.

Next time I would add the drink package, I think it was $159 a person. As it was, a large beer in a metal can was $8 and a wine was $10 and $2 tip, so everytime I got drinks at the pool was $20. We drank in a lounge a couple of times, same prices. So buying drinks 4 times from a bar or at poolside, was $80 x 5 days about $400, we were actually charged $380, which was added afterwards to a credit card you put on file. For about $320 we could of drank all we wanted, I think the limit was like 8 day or something, more than I would drink.
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Old 02-13-2019, 07:44 PM
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Viking ocean. The advertised price is what you pay. It includes taxes and port charges, visas if needed, a tour in every port. Wine and beer at lunch and dinner, even the Internet onboard is included. The only extras we had were tips and booze.
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