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kevboy

early saver fare absence

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I don`t  know if I am missing something but when Looking through P&o`s brochure for the next 18 months, all prices shown are select. Is this a P&O marketting ploy? Where are the alternative early saver options? How do I book this cheaper option?

thanks. kevboy

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They don't usually advertise the saver fares in the brochures, as the brochures are printed before the cruises even go on sale the saver fares are not available at that point, Iv'e been looking recently for saver fares for 2017 and it looks like they've only just come out, as for 2018 its way too far ahead yet!

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If you are looking a cruise that is very popular, it is possible that it sells out without the need for a saver fare!

They are under no obligation whatsoever it offer a saver fare, they only use this option if they feel its needed to sell out a cruise.

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In my experience, the saver fare is often higher than the first price the cruise is offered at, I'd our last cruise went up over £1500 in the coarse of a year, two days befor sailing the price was still higher, with no on board credit, no stateroom location choice, or meal time choose.

If you find a cruise you want to book, do it a sap, you will get the most out of the deal.

I was told, by P&O that saver price will not be a lot different from the launch price.

Hope this helps

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Was recently on Ventura and was given select and saver fares for 35 night cruise departing 8.2.18. The difference in the price for 2 was £2500. Select £1400 obc. Saver £400. 

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Early saver fares are about six months before departure date and saver fares are about 10wks before, when the final balance is due and some people drop out. 

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Early saver prices can be available at various stages. I noticed they are available for cruises next year - hence early saver. If I was you I would give Bolsover a ring and talk to them. Another thing to eatch is fluid pricing which means if you do not take the offer at the time it could codt you more later. At the moment the earlier you book the cheaper the price seems to be.

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On 10/28/2016 at 1:03 PM, kevboy said:

I don`t  know if I am missing something but when Looking through P&o`s brochure for the next 18 months, all prices shown are select. Is this a P&O marketting ploy? Where are the alternative early saver options? How do I book this cheaper option?

thanks. kevboy

I to read the brochures but us the internet for up to date prices ,the phone an agent.

The details of prices in a brochure are out of date and for me just an indication of cost's P&O's web site would be a better indication...Davybe

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2 hours ago, Davybe said:

I to read the brochures but us the internet for up to date prices ,the phone an agent.

The details of prices in a brochure are out of date and for me just an indication of cost's P&O's web site would be a better indication...Davybe

I agree re using the internet for a better reflection of current costs but the P&O website drives me mad for this. If you want to know exactly how much a specific cabin grade will cost you, you have to go through all the rigmarole of putting the details in of each passenger travelling before you can get anywhere near a full price. They give you guide prices on the initial cruise page but if you want specifics it's a real pain. I use P&O's site to look at itineraries sometimes but never for pricing. By the time I've looked at a price on there site I could have rung Bolsover, got back to what I actually wanted to do with my day and then received a call back from them with everything I need to know saving me the legwork.  

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20 hours ago, sammy sun said:

I agree re using the internet for a better reflection of current costs but the P&O website drives me mad for this. If you want to know exactly how much a specific cabin grade will cost you, you have to go through all the rigmarole of putting the details in of each passenger travelling before you can get anywhere near a full price. They give you guide prices on the initial cruise page but if you want specifics it's a real pain. I use P&O's site to look at itineraries sometimes but never for pricing. By the time I've looked at a price on there site I could have rung Bolsover, got back to what I actually wanted to do with my day and then received a call back from them with everything I need to know saving me the legwork.  

I just use any cruise line web site to find the base line price ,I then ring  agents for prices ,or call in the local travel agent ,who often beat P&O's prices ...Davybe

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