Posted June 10th, 2011, 08:49 AM
Well OP I guess the mystery has been solved. This question has come up before and I've never seen a logical answer for it.
There's logic, but it's not transparent. The port of departure, times of departure, number of passengers, negotiated rates, etc. probably all impact the issue to at least some degree. I had a little extra time to kill while waiting for the pasta to cook for tomorrow's graduation party and did some comparisions (everyone can draw their own conclusions). The only thing that I can say with any certainty is that whether you are in an Owner's Suite or an Inside cabin you pay the same for gov't taxes and fees.
Sky 4 day itinerary Nassau, GSC, Freeport departing Miami April 23 2012- $93.76 pp
Gem 7 day itinerary Port Canaveral, GSC, Nassau depart NYC April 21, 2012 $143.27 pp
Jewel 7 day Port C, GSC, Nassau depart NYC April 21 $139.23 pp
Dawn W. Carib 7 day Nov 11, 2012 depart Tampa $111.28 pp
Star W. Carib 7 day (same ports as Dawn) Nov 11, 2012 depart N.O. $95.85
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