(Closed) Cruises: How much is required to book?

posted 7 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think we paid 1/3 the total amount, or so, to reserve our spot and the remainder was due a month or so before.

Post # 4
1237 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Hm, I’ve always paid the full amount up front but I’ve never used a travel agent before, so I’m not sure. One thing you should be aware of is that cruise prices are pretty much set-in-stone and [most of the time] travel agents generally can only offer add-ons to give you a better “deal.” The last cruise I booked, I ended up booking directly with the cruise line because they were offering some kind of coupon book that the agency couldn’t match (even though the price was the same). Anyway, good luck!!

Post # 5
44 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

You usually just have a $100-$150 deposit depending on the cruise length.

A lot of times cruise carriers have sales with reduced deposits.  I had booked a 7 day Freedom of the seas cruise 2 years ago and i think our deposit was only $75 with the discount.

Post # 6
125 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We had to put down $600 for an 8 night cruise, so that is about 1/3 of the cost.

Post # 7
3943 posts
Honey bee

We booked our Carnival cruise on our own and I believe we put down about 1/3. It was a 7 day cruise a couple of years ago. Travel agents might have different requirements though.

Post # 8
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

Agree with the others it was a third.

Post # 9
546 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I booked ours for July 10th on Princess Cruise lines and it was $100 deposit. Rest is due in a month or so.

Post # 10
746 posts
Busy bee

It depends on a variety of factors. Are you booking the air thru the cruiseline? What aboue insurance, transfers, etc?

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