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I booked three cruises on the Oasis this year when I noted they had literally dropped to about half price from usual averages. If memory serves me I think this sale was in April and the sailings were definitely all fall sailings. My question, does RCCL have an annual cyber sale or was this a random event based on inventory? Interested in your experiences in timing.Thanks 

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Royal has a "sale" coming up this weekend with 60% off the second guest and kids sail free.

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50 minutes ago, Host Clarea said:

Royal has a "sale" coming up this weekend with 60% off the second guest and kids sail free.

Hopefully they run the other sale on drink packages and excursions too 🙂

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From what all have seen Royal runs a sale daily, jacks the price up then gives the discount.  I like to use a price watching web site to compare the increases and discounts to be able to se how much the price really changes.

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Is it unusual that they would cut off the kids sale free on a Saturday?  If you look at December 2019 cruises in the Caribbean, all sailings of Oasis class ships leave on either 12/14 or 12/15 and those would be pre-Christmas season cruises (since they end on the 21st and 22nd).  However, only the departures on the 14th have kids sail free while the departures on the 15th do not.  Seems odd.  Thoughts?

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4 hours ago, The_Big_M said:

Do they ever not have a sale?

Yes they did. About 3 years ago. That was the last time RCCL had a real and not fake BF sale.

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10 hours ago, DENBET30 said:

I booked three cruises on the Oasis this year when I noted they had literally dropped to about half price from usual averages. If memory serves me I think this sale was in April and the sailings were definitely all fall sailings. My question, does RCCL have an annual cyber sale or was this a random event based on inventory? Interested in your experiences in timing.Thanks 

Be careful with the sales. I booked Ovation virtual balcony cabin (for Australia sailing) then the next week RC had a "WOW" sale with second guest half price. I was so annoyed but then I did a dummy booking to see how much I'd paid extra. It was $220 ish per person extra with the sale and half off the second guest than what I paid with no sale. So Sales are not always sales.

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2 hours ago, sfaaa said:

Yes they did. About 3 years ago. That was the last time RCCL had a real and not fake BF sale.

I remember that one.  We got a bunch of OBC on a Cyber Monday sale and it WAS combinable with the balcony discount

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9 hours ago, The_Big_M said:

Do they ever not have a sale?

 

Or a sale that's really a sale, not a discount off a jacked up price?

 

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13 hours ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Hopefully they run the other sale on drink packages and excursions too 🙂

I would second that!

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14 hours ago, Host Clarea said:

Royal has a "sale" coming up this weekend with 60% off the second guest and kids sail free.

Oh. They thought up something new....🙄

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We are on the 4/13 Symphony sailing and our prices for cruise planner items have gone up in some areas this week - particularly voom is back to $17....it’s been as low as $12, but more recently has been $15...

 

The three Drink packages have been at $56/26/10 ever since the price increase announcement...it was $53/26/10 before that..and sip and stream has been $71 for a while too..

 

Its a holiday/spring break sailing so I’m not expecting huge discounts but it’s not yet at the ‘occasional drinker price’ that would make me go for it.  I can still pay OOP for a frozen drink, a dinner drink, a smoothie, a two lattes with $20 to spare before I get to that price.

 

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13 hours ago, vacationlover_mn said:

Hopefully they run the other sale on drink packages and excursions too 🙂

They run discounts on all cruises through the Cruise Planner, starting about 3 - 4 months before sailing.  Bev packages, internet, shore excursions.  They come and go until sailing.  I've cancelled and rebooked shore excursions twice for my next cruise.

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Last year I got a great deal on my drink package & chops for my cruise leaving in 2 days!!

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Pricing is up today on a cruise that I've been watching. RCI is obviously getting ready or the new sale.

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23 minutes ago, Ocean Boy said:

Pricing is up today on a cruise that I've been watching. RCI is obviously getting ready or the new sale.

HA!  I thought the same thing this morning.  I noticed my next cruise still had the 60% off second passenger, but they took away the obc.  We'll see what shows up on Thursday/Friday.

 

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On ‎11‎/‎20‎/‎2018 at 8:41 AM, Ocean Boy said:

Pricing is up today on a cruise that I've been watching. RCI is obviously getting ready or the new sale.

 

Hmmmmm.....what cruise are you watching? :classic_rolleyes:

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