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    Central Florida, United States
    joined Oct 2011
    post 8/31
    cruiser #6873
    Frequency of Price Checks?

    How often does CF check for price updates?

    I happened to find a price reduction about 5 hours ago on the Carnival website (I don't know when it actually took place). CF still doesn't reflect the change and therefore the alert I have set has not been activated.

    This is for Carnival Breeze 12-day Europe from Barcelona, 10/25/2012, category 8F, Early Saver. CF still shows $1789, the Carnival website changed at least 5 hours ago to $1739.

    Central Florida, United States
    joined Oct 2011
    post 9/31
    cruiser #6873
    Re: Frequency of Price Checks?

    Follow- up:

    CF just reported the price change I saw - about 6 hours after I happened upon it on the Carnival site.

    This is not intended as a knock on CF, I remain a BIG fan and I wouldn't put much of a wager on my ability to consistently find price changes before CF does.

    I am still curious about the frequency of CF price sweeps on a particular sailing though.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
    post 265/625
    cruiser #3
    Re: Frequency of Price Checks?

    Hi and thanks for reporting back.

    Carnival prices are completely updated approximately twice a day. So it's not surprising that sometimes a human might be faster than us :-)


    cruisefish.net administrator

    Miami, FL, United States
    joined Feb 2012
    post 1/1
    cruiser #7941
    Re: Frequency of Price Checks?

    I have the same problem.... I noticed a price drop in my Celebrity Equinox transatlantic crossing in November and was able to get a reduction in my booking. As of now, CruiseFish has not "alerted" me. Very disappointing.

    Sergio

    joined Nov 2011
    post 2/2
    cruiser #7089
    Re: Frequency of Price Checks?

    Same thing this week with Carnival Spirit, they didn't post till hours after the change, fortunately I was on the site and caught it myself!