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november 2019 updates

Post by drib » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:36 am

November 1 is a Friday. I'll do the update then, and then follow-ups on Monday, November 4, and Tuesday, November 12.
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temptations ...

Post by drib » Thu Oct 31, 2019 10:12 am

get ready!

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Re: november 2019 updates

Post by drib » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:32 am

Oceania finishes first. 133 trips checked:

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 125.

Crystal places. 254 trips checked:

Trip count 43, Dollar count 139, Sql count 579.

Additionally on Crystal ... there were no new Guarantee fares. And most of the 43 trips were scattered fare categories, but check out this Serenity Caribbean cruise with several big decreases:

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6882

And finally, Regent crosses the line with 355 trips checked.

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 197.

There will be a follow-up on Monday because sometimes the IT departments aren't ready when we are.
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Re: november 2019 updates

Post by drib » Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:25 am

Oceania finishes first again. 132 trips checked:

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 65.

Crystal places again. 254 trips checked:

Trip count 1, Dollar count 1, Sql count 454.

( rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6856&farecat=SP )

And finally, again, Regent finishes third, this time with 354 trips checked:

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 57.

And they are still spelling Iceland wrong.
https://www.rssc.com/cruises/NAV210616/summary
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Re: november 2019 updates

Post by Stillnotmonkey » Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:56 pm

I am guessing some routes were modified or added recently. I just recently started eyeing a Dubai to Petra route on the Symphony in May (10 days). I do not see it on FC.
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dubai to aqaba getaway

Post by drib » Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:08 pm

When a cruise is not selling well, often Crystal will create one or more "getaway" shorter cruises from it. The cruise you are interested was divvied up from the longer Dubai to Rome cruise, OCS200508-16.

https://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage/d ... s200508-16

https://www.crystalcruises.com/voyage/d ... s200508-10

As you can see, Crystal even used the word "getaway" in the new cruise description. I've never seen that before, but maybe that's because I do not track those cruises in Roll Call (nor in Fare Compare) unless it's requested. I'll take your interest in it as a request, so here it is:

rollcall/rollcall.php?trip=7540

It's very unlikely that you'll see any future fare changes on this getaway because the fare discount is already factored in ... but you never know. So if you're not already using Subscriber, you can do that now and get email updates about this cruise.

Note that in addition to getaway cruises, I don't track back-to-back cruises, except by request. I do track world cruises, though, but that goes way back to 2014 when it was requested by Keith1010 for the 2015 World Cruise. It was requested on October 10, so how could I refuse?
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Re: november 2019 updates

Post by Stillnotmonkey » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:57 pm

Roger. That makes sense.

Thanks for setting it up so I can see it. We just completed our first Crystal cruise and we are sold. We will still get around to trying the other similar lines but we were very happy with our experience on the Symphony. A lot will depend on when we are off, itineraries, and ability to schedule air that works.
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Post by drib » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:27 am

Are you sure you can't do the full sixteen day cruise? In the lowest category, it's only $50 per day more - that's less than the cost of just a nice (all inclusive) dinner.

It might even be worthwhile to just pay for the whole cruise just so you can stay on the ship all day in Aqaba, debarking before the ship leaves at 10 pm. (Or maybe stay until Sorrento and it's only fifteen days?)
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Re: november 2019 updates

Post by Stillnotmonkey » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:18 pm

I saw that and I am wrestling with it. The trip I just did was longer than I can normally escape work. This would be a little longer. Will work on the boss after Christmas and see. Dont think it is likely but I am hopeful pricing holds and I can get all the time off. ;)
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second november follow-up

Post by drib » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:23 pm

Oceania:

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 112.


Crystal:

Trip count 9, Dollar count 21, Sql count 140.

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6538 'PH' only

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6842 'SP only

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=7164 'PS' only

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6848 'B2', 'A2', and 'CP'

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6850 'A1' only

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6912 'EP' and 'ES'

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=6882 'C3', 'C2', 'C1', 'B3', 'B2', 'B1', 'A2', 'A1', 'P2', and 'P1'

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=7045 'CP' only

rollcall/dollar.php?trip=7063 'E2' only


Regent:

Trip count 0, Dollar count 0, Sql count 160.
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see you later, navigator

Post by drib » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:50 am

These itineraries, from April 27 through May 16, 2021, have been removed from the Regent web site:

rollcall/rollcall.php?trip=7390

rollcall/rollcall.php?trip=7391

These trips have been 100% wait-listed for awhile, which is something Regent usually does before a major change. This feels more like the ship is being chartered during that period than new itineraries.

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2019.11.21: The first cruise referenced above is back, but it is now two days longer, 14 instead of 12. The second cruise, which used to be 7 days, is still gone. So apparently what happened here is that there is now a 5 day charter from May 11 through May 16.
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