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Old February 21st, 2006, 04:36 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Lloyd Parsons wrote:

That is a very good reason NOT to cruise then!


That's precisely why I'll never book a holiday or peak family vacation
sailing again. I've found my niche: repositionings in the off season.
Ships aren't filled to "all berths" capacity, only a handful of kids
are aboard, and absolutely no problem finding deck chairs.

Warren

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Old February 21st, 2006, 05:28 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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FIRST OFF WHY SHOULD A SINGLE HAVE TO PAY MORE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE
ONLY ONE IN A CABIN...This is the problem I have when I travel and I
think it sucks.. plus its not fare that just because someone travels
alone they should have to pay a person and a half...

Odysseus wrote:
I mentioned the Celebrity single penalty. Here is one that
Travelocity and Princess have collaborated on.

They are offering a $200 shipboard credit on select sailings.
Here are some details.

"...Single occupancy staterooms will only receive half of the
applicable Onboard Credit amount and only one per stateroom may be
applied..."

"...Based on double occupancy or better. Single guests must pay 200%
of the cruise fare to be eligible for this Offer..."


I have to pay twice the fare but get only half the shipboard credit.
It appears to me that the cruise lines really don't want singles on
their ships.


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Old February 21st, 2006, 05:31 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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ITS NOT JUST PRINCESS CRUISE LINES ITS ALL OF THEM...I travel alone and
when I do I have to pay a person and a half and I think that SUCKS BIG
TIME.. It also makes it harder to cruise as often as I would want to...

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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:54 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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In article ,
says...


In article ,
Charles wrote:

In article , Ray Goldenberg
wrote:

All of your assumptions are based on ships going out less than full.
This is just not the case. Cruise lines such as Princess are bribing
folks to get off of their ships because they are overbooked. In the
popular price market, most ships with the exception of one line that I
can think of go out completely full. If the cruise lines were going
out less than full as they were in 2002, after 9/11, your assumptions
would make financial opportunity. They don't in the current market.


Many of the sailings I have been on the last few years have had empty
cabins. Heck, I remember on Celebrity Summitt when there was a plumbing
defect in my inside cabin they gave me a choice of three outside cabins
to pick from and that was just empty cabins on the same deck to make
the move easy. And they did have the sign out at the begining claiming
to be full.


That has been my experience on virtually every cruise I've been on.
Sign out, cabins empty. I think it is more normal than some would like
us to believe.


Next time I see that sign I will try a little experiment. I'll
go to the purser and say, "I'm not really satisfied with my cabin.
How much will it cost me for a better one." I'll bet they
would suddenly find a better cabin to sell me.

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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:58 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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I travel solo and think a person and a half is generous. A fair
rate would be slightly less than what two people pay. The cruise
line has to recoup the same fixed cost for the cruise regardless
of the number of people in the cabin.


FIRST OFF WHY SHOULD A SINGLE HAVE TO PAY MORE JUST BECAUSE THEY ARE
ONLY ONE IN A CABIN...This is the problem I have when I travel and I
think it sucks.. plus its not fare that just because someone travels
alone they should have to pay a person and a half...

Odysseus wrote:
I mentioned the Celebrity single penalty. Here is one that
Travelocity and Princess have collaborated on.

They are offering a $200 shipboard credit on select sailings.
Here are some details.

"...Single occupancy staterooms will only receive half of the
applicable Onboard Credit amount and only one per stateroom may be
applied..."

"...Based on double occupancy or better. Single guests must pay 200%
of the cruise fare to be eligible for this Offer..."


I have to pay twice the fare but get only half the shipboard credit.
It appears to me that the cruise lines really don't want singles on
their ships.



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Old February 22nd, 2006, 01:12 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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The cruise lines have computer yield management programs that will tell them
exactly how people spend their money including who, when, where and how
much. If selling to single passengers was more profitable "overall" then
selling doubles, all cruise lines would be marketing to singles instead of
actively discouraging them from booking.


They may not have done the math comparing what singles spend compared to
what doubles spend. They may not have broken it down by other factors.
It's possible that a single booking cattegory X, on average, spends
more then doubles in cattegory Y.


 




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