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nothing annoys :angry:  me more than getting on your cruise talking to some lovely passengers for them to suddenly turn round and ask you the most personal of questions 'how much did you pay?'!

I dont ask them how much they earn in a year so why do you want to know how much i do!

 

i paid what i paid and i was happy with it. im on holiday and want to enjoy it not be shoved down my throat that someone got it cheaper or got some more on board spend!

I find this only to be the British passengers as the americans and other nationalities dont seem to care and they are just oin there for a good time!

 

come on Brits your giving us a bad name!!! :wacko:

Why not say I don't discuss prices or none of your business that should shut them up.

You pay at the time what was quoted and hopefully you were happy with it as value for money.

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Firefly

The answer to your question is, on more than one occasion. I think we may have been unlucky.

What annoys me is when the shirt comes out of the trousers or the buttons get undone the shringe and drugs laid out on the table and then the injection.

I don't mind the ones that just stick the need in the arm but the ones into the stomach are very off putting at the dinner table.

Surely the person could inject just before they come into the dining room rather than upsetting their fellow diners.

David

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If someone starts off this conversation and mentions a "Cheap Price" paid......, our stock answer is "Really...... you had to pay that much". It tends to finish off that topic of conversation.

Good thinking, I'll definitely try that one.

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We pay what we are happy to pay. Nobody else's business and don't care how much anyone else pays either. If anyone ever asks then we politely tell them that is a personal question and we are not prepared to answer it. Then change the subject. Either that or I tell them I am a lottery winner and it doesn't matter to me how much I had to pay. They then don't know whether to believe it or not.

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It reminds me of when I moved into my last house.  My neighbour came round within 2 hours, which I thought was being very friendly, only to ask me what I paid for the house as she hoped the previous owner didn't get the price they were looking for!!!!!!!!

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I only once encountered a person who asked how much I paid I gave them the answer my mother always gave me when I was being nosy, ' money and a few words.' Americans do mention price and also Americans pay a lot less then we do.CG

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Hence the reason many regular cruisers book through American agents.

 

I like the idea of this, although losing out on various UK protection concerns me.  I'd certainly consider it if there was a good deal to be had.

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We have never been asked how much we paid etc...the way I look at it. We were happy with how much we were quoted so we booked the holiday. My only gripe is the prices hike up during school holiday times, which as a teacher is the only time we sail and there are never any bargains!

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Never been asked how much we paid. I do however check price of cruise after I have booked and if it has gone down then Bolsover sort it for us. I cannot see the point in paying more than necessary when the cruise line make the reductions.

I do think the cruise lines need to make fair booking conditions for all passengers. Americans do get lots more perks than we do in the UK and upgrade availability. On a recent cruise lots of upgrades become available to Americans at very low cost. None were available for UK passengers!

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Its not just the Brits.  On Arcadia World 2012 the Aussies were falling overthemselves to point out how much they had paid and they also dont tip !!  Most were only doing the Australian part of the cruise and this did not make for a happy time at meal tables etc.   Not all - we met some lovely Aussies I have to say. 

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Guest Solent Richard

Has that happened to you alot June63? I can't remember that ever happening to me at any dining table!!

 

 

 

Good morning Firefly.

 

Now that is the answer that I am most in harmony with.

 

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Bearing in mind some of the above cruises have seen new table mates arriving during sectors of various world cruises, and double trans-Atlantic crossings,  I have never once been privy to the question raised.

 

I always thought it was a part of cruising folklore that never really happened and actually belonged on the 'once upon a time' shelf.

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Good morning Firefly.

 

Now that is the answer that I am most in harmony with.

 

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Bearing in mind some of the above cruises have seen new table mates arriving during sectors of various world cruises, and double trans-Atlantic crossings,  I have never once been privy to the question raised.

 

I always thought it was a part of cruising folklore that never really happened and actually belonged on the 'once upon a time' shelf.

......or indeed straight out of the Jackanory script book. We have never encountered this type of question. Folklore and myth!

 

Semper

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Never been asked how much we paid. I do however check price of cruise after I have booked and if it has gone down then Bolsover sort it for us. I cannot see the point in paying more than necessary when the cruise line make the reductions.

I do think the cruise lines need to make fair booking conditions for all passengers. Americans do get lots more perks than we do in the UK and upgrade availability. On a recent cruise lots of upgrades become available to Americans at very low cost. None were available for UK passengers!

I would like to know what your travel agent was able to do as I understand the prices are set by the cruise operators.  Once it was cheaper for me to cancel and then rebook as the price had come down, but don't understand what else an agent could do??

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Am I the only one who has never been asked lol

Good evening Jaczs - you are most certainly not the only one never to have been asked 'how much'. The question of 'how much have you paid' has never arisen in my 15 years of cruising. As has been said earlier in this thread - I too thought if was just another cruising myth.

 

cheers

Harvey

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I am so pleased it is not just me I have been going on cruises since 1998 and never once has anybody brought up any subject matter around money at the table. It would seem we are lucky :)

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I was under the impression that all cruise operators charged the same price for P & O cruises. I suppose the only time 'how much did you pay' comes into question are for those who book late under the getaway deals. Its not often that singles get a better deal, although I have had a few but have mainly paid 100% for double occupancy, but now that discounting is no longer available this is few and far between. Even single cabins are not cost effective as you still pay nearly the cost of a double cabin with a single supplement.

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i can honestly say i have travelled on a few american ships and all other nationalities do not even think to ask you how much you paid! in my experience its just the brits! we were recently on an american ship with a few americans and they were brilliant they couldnt care less how much everyone paid they were just on there to have a good time! one guy was spending between 3 - 8k a day in the casino! it became a running joke such a down to earth bloke!

I suspect this is because with US passengers benefitting from price drop matching they assume everyone has paid the same. 

As far as we Brits are concerned I think it is because we all like to bag a bargain.  Which makes me wonder whether a lot of the outrage being expressed on this thread is due to the posters feeling they might have missed out. :(

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