Cruise Line Discounts? Highly Unlikely.
|Cruise lines not offering the discounts cruise passengers are expecting.|
With all the bad press and passenger fears, one would think that cruise lines would be offering steep discounts. It seems to be far from the situation.
I did some spot checking of the cruise lines website and I am seeing strong pricing for sailings from New York.
- Royal Caribbean still seems to be asking, on average, about $100/day for an interior cabin. The best deal I saw in August was an 11 day New England / Canada cruise on the smaller Empress of the Seas from Cape Liberty at $630/pp for an inside cabin.
- Norwegian Cruise Line's pricing seem a little softer offering 7 day cruises starting at $519/pp for 7 day cruises to Bermuda; New England /Canada Cruises or Florida / Bahamas. This price is for an interior stateroom.
In addition cruise lines now have the added expense of improved medical care, the overhead with sanitizing the ships multiple times daily, increased crew size and potentially reduced passenger loads.
Stay tuned as the cruise line start up service and the industry settles into the new norm.
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