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Old June 17th, 2013, 09:51 PM
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Hello all - Just wanted to find out if anyone knows is RSSC has flash sales? I badly want to be on the Navigator 11 Nov 13 cruise out of Miami... maybe a TA who is a high ranking RSSC agency? TIA.. bo1953
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Old June 17th, 2013, 10:06 PM
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I always suggest if you want it, book it. Right now could be the best deal going. And if you wait to book and they don't offer anything, then what?

But to answer your question, basically no, they don't have too many short term 'flash' sales since they don't cater to the mass-market crowd.

Here's the latest they're offering on the Navigator;

2-for-1 FaresAdditional Bonus Savings of up to $3,500 Per Suite
FREE Roundtrip Air*FREE Unlimited Shore Excursions
FREE 1-Night Pre-Cruise Luxury Hotel Package
FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities • FREE Ground Transfers
FREE Unlimited Beverages Including Fine Wines and Premium Spirits

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A good TA will be able to get you at least 5% below what CruisePlanner posted. TA consortiums can also get you special excursions or shipboard credit in addition to the 5% discount.

In 14 years of sailing Regent, I have never seen a "flash sale" but I have seen many specials that do show up.
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Actually, Marc, I didn't post any prices. I said it's what "they're" offering, meaning Regent. I never said anything about what we're offering.

And just so you know, we do have group rates that are even better than what you've posted, so you are right about one thing, talk to a good agent because we often have better rates than what are being advertised.

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Pete - you should also mention that "Cruise Planners" is one of the larger consortiums which gives you such buying (and selling) power as an agent in their network.
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Thanks, Paul.

And you're right, Cruise Planners/American Express Travel is one of the largest consortiums in the world. In fact, Entrepreneur magazine ranked us the #1 cruise only agency for 11 years in a row!

But as for Regent and group rates, alot of agents were doing something not quite kosher and causing problems. They would have a client who wanted one cabin, so the agent would create a false group, sell one cabin to the client, and then cancel the rest of the cabins. This would take 7 cabins out of circulation for others to sell until they were released and then they would use the group amenities to give to their client even though they never had any intention of selling the rest of the cabins. This was creating major problems for both Regent and for those wanting to actually book a honest group of cabins. I won't go into a long dissertation as to all the problems this was causing, but it was a dirty little secret among those 'luxury' agents who like to dishonestly manipulate the system for their own benefit while not caring about the problems they were creating for everyone else.

Cruise Planners/American Express Travel pre-books well over 40,000 cabins in group space every year and unlike some of these other companies, we take it very seriously, which is one of the reasons why we are so highly respected in the industry and have received numerous prestigious awards and accolades year after year.

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Glad to see that Cruise Planners is so enchanted with Regent; maybe you can have a group cruise on Regent; Kuki had one on Voyager a number of years back.

Regent has changed their rules on group space; like others.

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