Donna C asked in TravelCruise Travel · 1 decade ago

best time to book an August cruise to Mexican riviera?

I want to go to the Mexican Riviera on a cruise in August 2010. I noticed that cruise prices seem to be cheaper when you book them closer to the departure date, is this true? When should I book it to get the best deal?


6 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    Actually just the opposite. I found the best prices when you book way in advance. Like right now is not too soon to book for next August. What I have found is the closer to the sailing date, the more expensive the cruise price is. It's rare that a cruise is not fully booked 30 to 40 days in advance. I have even heard of cruise companies over booking just like with airlines, except they put you on a wait list. So, bottom line is book sooner then later.

    Source(s): 10 cruises complete
  • SWC
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    honestly it doesn't do much of a difference. You'd be taking a gamble by waiting to book because there is a higher chance that you won't get the cabin you want on the level you want. I would recommend booking as soon as possible because then your secured a spot and can save up for any off ship activities :D

    if you have more questions just let me know. Hope this helped :D

  • Erika
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That is no longer true. There are discounts for booking in advance and a good agent will check the price as it gets close to sailing and if it has gone down, will get yours reduced.

    Source(s): cruise specialist 1-800-892-8694
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I am actually an Independent Travel Agent. and its the totally opposite its better to book atleast 2 mnths in advance for the best deals. Contact me an i can get you some good rates.

  • 1 decade ago

    well carnival usually has cheap prices since now until like 2011

    i took the mexican riviera to acapulco in november of last year and the wheather was blazing hot!

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