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    joined Jul 2012
    post 4/25
    cruiser #10490
    Cruisefish disappoints

    Sorry to say, Cruisefish has not alerted me to new pricing on a cruise I've been tracking for months.  By the time I noticed the price reduction, the cost had risen again.  I still hope to get a good deal and it won't be the end of the world if I don't connect, as we took the exact cruise last year.  Nevertheless, I had come to trust CF implicitly.  Now I know better.  Only God is perfect

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
    post 40/61
    cruiser #3131
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Give us details. What cruise, date and category. Maybe someone will explain
    Maryville, TN, United States
    joined May 2010
    post 13/26
    cruiser #455
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Yes, only GOD is right :)         please give us details, b/c I put in my alerts, etc for my cruise and I got an email stating what changed and I went from a D3 balcony to a Family Oceanview Balcony on the Oasis, so CF works, we just need to help you w/ your alerts. CF isn't perfect it just gives us a heads up per su.

    joined Jul 2012
    post 5/25
    cruiser #10490
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Well, I don't require an explanation, as I know no system is perfect, not even Obamacare :wink:   I am merely alerting CF users that it doesn't hurt to check periodically on your own.  I've used CF for years and this is the first time I noted an omission.  I don't intend to abandon CF, but I will be more prone to check on my own.

    I have been tracking two Celebrity 2013 Christmas cruises on the Eclipse and the Equinox.  CF lists guarantee cabins for X, XC, and XA on the Equinox, but shows nothing for the Eclipse even though the Celebrity site shows such fares are available.

    I was ready to proceed with a new agent as the fare I'm interested in along with his credits made for a very attractive price.  He never contacted me as promised and at that point the fare rose again.  But only briefly, as it 's back at the original level.  So, no harm done, and apparently Celebrity is bouncing the fares around, so-who knows?- it might go lower.

    DW and I are driven solely by price and don't need any help with hotels, airplanes, or hand holding by agents.  I suspect most CF users are in the same boat.  We do, however, expect people who make their living providing a service to...provide service.  In this case it was as simple as his picking up the phone and calling me.  Other agents, I'm sure, will jump at the opportunity.

    My gripe really is more with the agent, but these things usually work themselves out.

     

     

    My SeaPasses
    south florida, FL, United States
    joined Aug 2010
    post 41/61
    cruiser #3131
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    I had asked about this, to see if in fact it was a Celebrity cruise you were describing because as previously notated opn this forum numerous times here  is Celebrity and Cruise Fish do not seem well compatible.   Especially when you start pricing Concierge, Aqua and Suite prices.  They don't align with the Celebrity website prices.  There seems to be some type of glitch.    Its too bad, Celebrity is one of our favorite and I too am often driven by price.   Additionally when Celebrity does change their price, I often find CF doesn't post that for at least a day.   Again, I've only found this with Celebrity (vs. Royal) which I also track here.   CF is worth it, really, a penny a cruise track.     I also never have to check Royal prices vs CF, but when it comes to Celebrity, you definetly need to double check.

     

    joined Jul 2012
    post 6/25
    cruiser #10490
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Navigating Celebrity's site is a long standing problem and might have some effect on CF, but CF is showing these cabin classes on the Equinox cruises.  For some reason the same classes are not appearing on the Eclipse cruise, which leads me to believe the culprit in this case, at least, is CF.  These fares have shown on the Celebrity site for at least a week now.  CF is an aid but not a panacea.

     

    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
    post 158/249
    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    We have done two Celebrity transatlantics and used CF to track them.  There were no problems that I could find during that period as I also checked periodically.  CF caught one price drop that lasted less than a day.  Both were on Eclipse and the last one was over a year ago.  I was also tracking one we were interested in but have not double checked that one so don't know how it is doing comparitively.  I know there have not been as many changes as before so could be a "bug" crept in but I'm pretty sure it was right on track a year or so ago.

    joined Jul 2012
    post 7/25
    cruiser #10490
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Something is amiss.  I get constant e-mail alerts on one of the two Equinox cruises I've been tracking, but I cannot recall the last time I received any alert for the second  Equinox or the Eclipse, even though I know changes on both have occurred.  Plus, the guarantee categories I previously mentioned as missing are still not being shown.

    The good news for DW and me is that we have booked a cruise at a good price so all is well with us.  Others might not be as fortunate if they are depending solely on CF.  A lesson learned, I hope.

    stepkau
    Vernon Hills, IL, United States
    joined Apr 2011
    post 7/7
    cruiser #5480
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    This site is now unreliable.  DO NOT RELY ON THIS SITE..  In the past it worked wonderfully..  I saved significant money or upgraded categories at little or no costs because of the alerts.  The feeds and notification are problematic at best these days.  DO NOT RELY ON THIS SITE..  

    joined Apr 2010
    post 1/1
    cruiser #156
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    I to am getting NOTHING from Cruisefish.....and there have been many reductions that I have seen on cruise lines website.  What's going on......they should refund money paid.....

    PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
    joined Jun 2016
    post 4/6
    cruiser #40382
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Also very dissappointed with this site.  I had high hopes.  But I'm looking for NCL prices and there is nothing showing for 2018!!!!!  What the heck????  Don't waste your money. 

    joined Jan 2013
    post 13/14
    cruiser #13116
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    I'm tracking 3 cruises on RCCL and Celebrity and have been receiving updates and price reductions as expected.

    Huntsville, AL, United States
    joined May 2010
    post 245/249
    cruiser #577
    Lifetime Member
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    Same here.  Unfortunately all of my alerts are prices going up!

    PITTSBURGH, PA, United States
    joined Jun 2016
    post 5/6
    cruiser #40382
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    I just checked again this morning - no cruises for 2018 on NCL are showing. 

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    Boise, ID, United States
    joined Jul 2010
    post 24/25
    cruiser #2731
    Re: Cruisefish disappoints

    There have seemed to be a lot of complaints with CF lately, for me I have rarely had issues so I am a very satisfied, longtime user.

    I can only imagine the logistics involved in a site of this kind and Titus (owner/operator) originally started this venture many years ago to help us fellow cruisers, nothing more, that is the truth. I mean a buck a cruise, unlimited category’s, what a bargain. He has worked hard and fought the cruise industry for all those years, what a battle and I don’t think it has made him like a billionaire or anything.

    If for some reason CF is or has been on the outs (of which I doubt as it still works for most) I would hope that for all of the thousands of dollars Titus has saved each and every one of us that we would cut him some slack. Asking for a refund of a couple of dollars in retrospect seems pretty petty to me.

    I understand if you’re not getting your money’s worth for what you spent with your buck on in most cases but again, CF has saved every one of us thousands of dollars, how do you go about closing a site that for most of us works and then how would you ever return everyone’s dollar...

    Just my 2 cents worth and I am sure I'll get eaten alive here but that’s OK, CF and Titus have been wonderful to me, every single recommendation I have brought to it and probably 95% of its customer base! Nothing is perfect but I think CF has tried, tried really hard with a lot of BS thrown at it!

    That's all I have to say...

    Thank you Titus and CF


    johnny-c

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