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If it's true Explorer will do the Greek Isles from Rome, well I'm surprised at that size ship doing that itinerary but also a little excited since I am planning on this cruise in 2021. I like to keep up with what's happening, trying to fiigure out about what the prices will be even though I can't book for a year. Curious as to weather the Explorer refurb will be before or after the summer season 2020

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6 hours ago, BigRoger said:

Yep Allure is potentially coming next week or maybe even earlier... on another message board site which cannot be named a poster in the US found it to be available to view and posted a few screen shots of the pricing (inc $4,000 per person for a junior suite!!!!!!) but they then reported that the cruise had been taken down again and referred back for repricing - crikey hopefully not priced higher!

 

Also our US TA reported they could see it on their system but were not able to go into it

 

ps thanks to the poster who noted the comment re travel insurance using a US TA it’s a great point - we think we are ok with ours but are scouring the fine print!

When it was online the starting price shown was $1182 + tax but you were nota able to get inside to book....:classic_rolleyes:

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6 hours ago, Jax129 said:

If it's true Explorer will do the Greek Isles from Rome, well I'm surprised at that size ship doing that itinerary but also a little excited since I am planning on this cruise in 2021. I like to keep up with what's happening, trying to fiigure out about what the prices will be even though I can't book for a year. Curious as to weather the Explorer refurb will be before or after the summer season 2020

Navigator done it from Rome for years before Jewel. 

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I saw some outrageous 2020 prices (Oasis out of Bayonne) and some below average prices (Oasis Star Class out of Port Everglades).  Why is there an expectation that this year prices would be similar to last year prices?  Wouldn't you expect the price to go up?  In general prices tend to go up as the economy gets better whether in actuality or perceived.  

 

 On FB someone quoted what they thought was a good price on an Oasis cruise in 2019.  Someone responded that they paid less for a higher cabin category in 2011??  How does one compare a cruise price from 8 years ago to show the new price is not a good deal?  Very odd.. 

 

What am I missing?

 

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The Old World will get a new spin with Royal Caribbean’s summer 2020 deployment. Anthem of the Seas, will make the journey across the Atlantic to Southampton, England returning for the first time in five years. Anthem is set to embark on her biggest adventure yet as the Quantum Class ship visits coastal towns along the Mediterranean, Northern Europe and the Canary Islands, on 8- to 14-night itineraries. Modernised in 2018, Independence of the Seas will return to Southampton for the season and sail seven- to 14-night cruises around the Norwegian Fjords, Canary Islands and North Africa, Scandinavia & Russia, and Italian Mediterranean, including new destinations Agadir, Morocco and Ponta Delgada in Portugal’s Azores archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. Travellers can also revel in the beauty of the Baltic with a 14-night itinerary – a first for a Freedom Class ship – featuring an overnight in Copenhagen, Denmark and two nights in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Royal Amplified will reach the far corners of Europe as Allure of the Seas and Explorer of the Seas debut multimillion-dollar modernisations as they journey across Europe for the 2020 summer and fall seasons to rediscover legendary landmarks, charming coastlines and the diverse cultures. Allure of the Seas will be the first Royal Amplified Oasis Class ship in Europe, offering seven-night Western Mediterranean itineraries that depart from Barcelona. From Rome, the reimagined Explorer will offer a mix of seven- to 12-night sailings along the Greek Isles.

Vision of the Seas will join Allure in Barcelona for the summer and fall seasons to offer travellers 12-night cruises across the Mediterranean, as Rhapsody of the Seas returns to Venice, Italy for the summer to offer shorter itineraries, alternating between Greece & Croatia and the Greek Isles. Copenhagen will welcome Jewel of the Seas for the season, as the ship sails a mix of 7-night itineraries through the Norwegian Fjords and Scandinavia & Russia. Brilliance of the Seas will return to Amsterdam for a third summer, sailing 12-night Baltic itineraries and a special 12-night sailing around the British Isles. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, adventurers can board Brilliance for a 15-night artic crossing as the ship repositions from Amsterdam to Boston, Mass. European itineraries will be available to book the week of Dec. 17, 2018. All itineraries will be open to book by Crown & Anchor Society loyalty members one day prior to the general opening date.


 

Read more at http://www.etbtravelnews.global

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Thanks for that info, springaussie.  I'm wondering if the two 14-night Baltic cruises on Independence out of Southampton, with 2 days in Copenhagen and 3 in St. Petersburg, are replacing the Radiance-class ship that had been doing the Ultimate Scandinavia and Russia cruises?  The article mentions only 7-night Norway and Baltic cruises on Jewel out of Copenhagen for 2020. I had been interested in a Copenhagen to Boston Transatlantic. Since there won't be a 2020 TA from Copenhagen, the Brilliance TA will require a very good itinerary  and a reasonable price for me to justify departing from Amsterdam!

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Itineraries open for booking for C&A members one day ahead......When has that ever happened ???

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4 hours ago, crusinthrough said:

I saw some outrageous 2020 prices (Oasis out of Bayonne) and some below average prices (Oasis Star Class out of Port Everglades).  Why is there an expectation that this year prices would be similar to last year prices?  Wouldn't you expect the price to go up?  In general prices tend to go up as the economy gets better whether in actuality or perceived.  

 

 On FB someone quoted what they thought was a good price on an Oasis cruise in 2019.  Someone responded that they paid less for a higher cabin category in 2011??  How does one compare a cruise price from 8 years ago to show the new price is not a good deal?  Very odd.. 

 

What am I missing?

 

Just when, what and prices for sailings are you seeing for Oasis out of PE for 2020 ?

 

Oh...Jan-Feb...no Oasis class much after that apparently.

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30 minutes ago, Ashland said:

Just when, what and prices for sailings are you seeing for Oasis out of PE for 2020 ?

 

Oasis Dec 13, 2020..

 

3 in a Aqua Theatre was about 9k,  The 3rd person priced out at $537.  The other suites were a bit high. 

 

Non Refundable rates (pre taxes and port charges)

Interior - $560

Outside View - $598 (guarantee) $643 

Balcony

$700 (guarantee)

CP: $738

BW: $790

Ocean View: $790

Suite

JS: $1653

GS: $2806

L1: $3386

Owners: $3566

 

Comparably, Harmony also on Dec 13, 2020 is about $200 more on other staterooms and almost $13k for 3 in the same Aqua Theatre suite.

 

I did notice that Dec 2020 only shows up on RC website.  For some reason it does not show up on any TA site that I checked.  

 

With the Oasis going into dry dock in 2019, it will be more refreshed than the Harmony.  The Oasis is a better deal, imo.  The Allure is Miami in Dec 2020. 

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Royal is showing Brilliance repositioning from Boston to Tampa on 25 Oct 2020.  I wonder where she is coming from?

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7 hours ago, Wine-O said:

Royal is showing Brilliance repositioning from Boston to Tampa on 25 Oct 2020.  I wonder where she is coming from?

From Amsterdam to Boston, thereafter New England cruises, thereafter Boston to Tampa.  

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Just booked Allure TA from Barcelona to Miami November 1, 2020!  Got our Grand Suite!  Woo hoo!  I started a Roll Call if anyone else is on that sailing.  

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Just called and booked Jewel from Copenhagen B2B, May 24, 2020 (Russia & Scandinavian 7 night) with May 31, 2020 (Norwegian Fjords). 

 

They did mention that the 11 Night Arctic Circle cruise will sail 5/13-5/23/20 so not sure why there is a day gap with the next cruise sailing on the 24th, unless I misunderstood.

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33 minutes ago, leen42 said:

Just booked the Brillance Amsterdam to Boston September 2 2020.

Good for you!  Prices are amazingly high. GS is $13K. 6D balcony $6250, JS $10.8K. 

 

Thats for 2 with D+ discount. 

 

mac_tlc

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12 minutes ago, theorbo said:

Just called and booked Jewel from Copenhagen B2B, May 24, 2020 (Russia & Scandivanain 7 night) with May 31, 2020 (Norwegian Fiords). 

 

They did mention that the 11 Night Arctic Circle cruise will sail 5/13-5/23/20 so not sure why there is a day gap with the next cruise sailing on the 24th, unless I misunderstood.

There is a Jewel Norway/Arctic Circle cruise on 6/7/2020. 11 nights. Cheapest balcony is $5100 for 2. 

 

5/13/2020 is an 11 night Russia/Scandinavia cruise, 5/13 to 5/24. 

 

mac_tlc

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The price for 2 to Amsterdam to Boston 2020 seems like a decent rate to me including discounts. Of course hoping for future price drops.

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29 minutes ago, Teeara said:

Just booked Allure TA from Barcelona to Miami November 1, 2020!  Got our Grand Suite!  Woo hoo!  I started a Roll Call if anyone else is on that sailing.  

Congrats! At least prices are better than the Briliance TA. GS about $6600, JS about  $5100. Can get an 8D balcony for about $2100. 

 

Id love to do a CLS, but at $10K, it’s too steep. 

 

mac_tlc

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