Post # 1
We’ll be going through a travel agent for our Honeymoon but I wanted to get a general idea of how much would be needed to book? We would rather make payments than pay the whole amount upfront.
If it matters, we’re taking a 5 day cruise to Bermuda through Royal Caribbean.
Post # 3
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
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
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
We had to put down $600 for an 8 night cruise, so that is about 1/3 of the cost.
Post # 7
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
Agree with the others it was a third.
Post # 9
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
It depends on a variety of factors. Are you booking the air thru the cruiseline? What aboue insurance, transfers, etc?
Post # 11
@Bliss Honeymoons: We’re leaving out of a local port so we wouldn’t need air or transfers but we definitely want insurance.