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DICK STEIN March 31st, 2004 07:28 PM

Warning, Warning always read fine print
Got a nice offer for a 9 day Bermuda/Canada cruise on 10/23 from an agency that interested me. I have cruise Celebrity 6 times before including Bermuda so it interested me. They listed a price just over $1200 for a ConciergeClass cabin. I called and told them to hold it while I discuss with my better half. They then told me that the price did not include Port Charges and Taxes that would be anotther $300. I had priced this cruise with another agent for $1400 including all port charges and taxes. So instead of saving $200 per person like I first thought it would cost me an extra $100 per person to deal with this agency. Please read this warning and the small print at the bottom of the page. If a price sounds to good to be true it probably is. If you have had this problem please let me know. If this saves anyone out there some money I'm thank full. on the Sapphire Princess

Donna March 31st, 2004 07:59 PM

Re: Warning, Warning always read fine print
Hi Dick,
That is just so true. I wish all the agencies would include all the extras and taxes, so it would be much easier to compare prices, glad you caught that one.

Lisa Rae April 2nd, 2004 02:09 PM

Re: Warning, Warning always read fine print

I guess since you have cruised Celebrity 6 times before, you must like them. My husband and I are looking for a cruise for our anniversary in November. We have cruised twice before for our anniversary, once on Disney and once on the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Sea. We live near Port Canaveral, so we have just gone out on the ships that leave from there. The only one we haven't tried yet is the Carnival Glory, but it only does the Western and the Eastern Caribbean, and we've done both of those now. We were thinking of doing the 10-day Southern Caribbean on the Celebrity Summit out of Ft. Lauderdale. It goes to St. Kitts, St. Lucia, Barbados; and St. Thomas and St. Maarten (both of which we have been to.)

My husband and I are 40 and 38, no kids, not big drinkers, don't gamble. We love to explore the ports of call, relax around the pool, enjoy meeting other people at the traditional dinners, seeing the shows, dancing at the disco. We are in Orlando a lot, so we are used to tourists, the elderly, families with children, but we do try to be polite, and expect politeness in return. We know from experience that a lot of the foreigners aren't so polite. We enjoyed the Disney ship even though we don't have kids, because the kids had their own things to do, and there were plenty of adult only areas. We liked the Mariner okay, but the service was not nearly up to par with Disney. I think there's just too many people aboard to get that specialized treatment.

Anyway, after reading this, do you think Celebrity sounds like a ship we would like? Have you ever been on this particular cruise?

Thanks for any info you can pass along.

Lisa Rae

nushnakka April 2nd, 2004 02:19 PM

Re: Warning, Warning always read fine print
Lisa, I responded to your post asking the same info.

Dick, it is so important to know about the fine print. I now always make it a point to get the total costs when booking any vacation.

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