As we move into July, the Fall 2011 Caribbean cruise pricing outlook is becoming clear and it isn’t pretty… well for the cruise lines, it isn’t very pretty. For cruisers, that’s a totally different story.
Cruising in the fall is difficult for many of us because the kids are back in school. Due to this fact, the demand for cruising drops pretty significantly after Labor Day weekend. Also in the fall, the cruise lines move many of their ships back to the Caribbean from Europe and Alaska which increases the supply. These shifts in supply & demand are very favorable for the cruiser looking to score the best deals.
As you can see from some of these top cruise deals under 7 nights, the cruise lines are getting very aggressive with their pricing in an attempt to fill their ships before the other cruise lines. In certain instances, the prices are honestly as low as they can go because most of the total cost being paid is taxes and port charges which are fixed costs.
For those who are able to take a Caribbean vacation in the fall, I would seriously start looking to book now. As you do your research, you’ll find that in many cases the rates are as low as the cruise lines are able to offer them. We’ve noticed that out of all the cruise lines, currently Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Line have the most aggressive fall pricing.
Have you felt priced out of Royal Caribbean’s popular new ships Allure of the Seas or Oasis of the Seas? Fall 2011 may be an opportunity for those ships to fit into your vacation budget. As fall 2011 quickly approaches, we will continue to keep you informed of the best deals in Seamail![box] Did you know NY Times Recommended CruiseSource?
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