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  1. Totally agree but the way some people post you would think ony pando have problems. I also agree they would have a mtce. scheldule they adhere to. Plus like all specialised skills, there are probably only so many people who can do the work required. I will have to keep an eye out to see if any others get stuck here.
  2. Earlier this week RC something of the seas was in Southampton . She left late as they had divers going down . No idea why ,but she went out late. All these problems down to cost cutting on all these other lines do you think.( i have my tongue firmly in cheek here). Surely not only Pando do cost cutting.
  3. Why do people book select. Well anyone who requires an accessible cabin has to book fairly promptly. Anyone who wants more than 2 people in a cabin would have to book fairly promptly. Anyone who wants a suite/mini suite again would have to book when at select. I think a lot of people book select fare because they have to. Any of the above probably very very rarely goes down to saver fares. The rest of the cabins...well i guess you can play the will it get cheaper game. i would hate the waiting to then find out the cabin was maybe not in a position i would have chosen. The dining wasn't really the one I wanted. i am always surprised by the number of people who say i booked saver as I dont mind where I am on the ship. However when they find out where they are..ah well i didn't really want this/that. Or with early saver I booked this grade because it has this or that that I wanted. They have now upgraded me to this..i don't want to be there..what can i do. Or people posting after thay have done said cruise, who ended up above the theatre maybe and didnt like it at all. Some pay select and book early because they have to and some because they want to have some control. i guess they will always have saver fares because people will think..oh wow we will save money. Unless they actually tracked the price from when it was launched they will never know if they have saved money.
  4. Was also going to say the actual cruise itself would have a bearing. the same as same as destinations where its just a case of filling cabins will always have more dynamic pricing than lets say the usa/canada trips that Aurora and Arcadia do. Cant remember now what grade we were looking at ,but twice we have looked at these cruises at different stages and always just outside our price point as they worked out over £5k per person.
  5. Except the grade of cabin we usually have is always sold out before it gets down to saver, or are in a position we do not want so in our case it would be a case of not going if we waited.
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  7. Our next cruise was cheaper at select price (taking off OBS) than it was at whatever saver was currently being sold. Priced it up before booking. We booked a few days ago and go in November.
  8. Is it possible to say at XXX a time we will be at. I would just like to see you there at that time. Then they go off again . The 15 year old will probably be in the club for that age group a lot of the time. walky talkies are not allowed and dont work that well either, due to all the metal.
  9. As others have said ,you will have to do the maths as to whether select minus the OBC works out less than the saver fare. Also look at the deck plans . With saver fares (released later ,pay 100% at time of booking, only choice inside, outside or balcony) The price quoted will be the cheapest of that type--for balcony that would be fore or aft low down with obstructed view. If you would be happy if that is what you end up with then it comes down to the maths. With early saver fares (deposit and balance) you can pick a grade, and you will end up with that grade of higher Again with those 2 pando will slot you in where they have empty cabins. Be it above/below public areas etc. You can strike lucky , but not always. Only you can decide which you would be happy with. Final thing is people will say if you dont get the choice of dining you want you can change it onboard. People have been posting that now you cannot. Most popular is freedom, followed by 1st sitting,followed by 2nd sitting. More select fare payers are choosing freedom, so you are more likely to end up 1st or 2nd sitting. Especially if on one of the smaller ships that only have 1 dining room of each.
  10. should have added if you booked a saver fare (pay 100% at time of booking) you do only get the choice of inside/outside/balcony. However they are based on the cheapest cabins of each of those types so a balcony would be fore/aft/obstructed. Anything above that would be charged at a higher price (higher up/more midships/unobstructed) This is why you really need to understand how it works or speak to a human who understands how it works.
  11. Saver fares are for a type. (inside outside or balcony) Early saver are a grade. Both are in the lap of the gods as to where you end up, but early saver you can at least specify a grade * P&O Cruises Early Saver * Thank you for choosing to book your holiday with P&O Cruises. Your booking has been made on P&O Cruises Early Saver. Your cabin grade has been secured. We will assign your cabin number either in the grade secured or in a higher grade before departure. I would guess the grades on that ship have ones for obstucted balconies and ones for unobstructed
  12. Totally agree about filling the ships. However a lot of people automatically think with the word saver mentioned they are going to be getting a good deal...which they may not be..with fluid pricing etc etc. I do sometimes wonder how much thought or forward planning happens when some people book cruises .
  13. Good for you. It worked in your case. It literally is just a few pounds when We have done it. Maybe it comes down to grade of cabin...i dont know. We do what we feel easiest with.
  14. The whole idea of the 2 types of saver fare are that you don't get to pick your cabin. Late saver only inside outside or balcony and that's it. Early saver you can pick a grade and that's it. You will either get that grade or higher..which could be ending up under the buffet let's say.
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