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    Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
    joined Feb 2014
    post 7/40
    cruiser #21032
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    On November 01, 2013 at 05:50 PM, dande36 wrote:

     

    It's a bargain at $1 per cruise and like someone else posted if you can't afford that just come here several times a day and search prices.

    I know this is an old thread but I wanted to give my two cents (and personal experience).

    Every says "it's just a dollar". The problem is that it's not $1 if you are an infrequent cruiser, it's $5 and most of that will sit unused for future use that will probably never occur.

    I heard about this site a while ago. Yet I didn't sign up until a few months ago. Why? Because when I went to pay the dollar to monitor my cruise I discovered that it was actually $5, and I only had one cruise planned.

    I hunt for cruise bargains -- this is a perfect site for me, and I have saved money as a result of it since signing up. But even I didn't sign up originally because I didn't want to have to commit $5 to it. If there were a way to get a free credit to try the system, maybe the monitoring that would expire after 30 or 60 days and/or one price drop (and not for a cruise with final payment in that time frame), more people would try it. I know that I certainly would have signed up sooner. Then when people get a notice of a price drop during their trial and they're more inclined to sign up since they'e seen the system in action.

    Just my opinion, but one that is based on personal experience.

    Spring, TX, United States
    joined Mar 2014
    post 1/1
    cruiser #21555
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    I have heard about CruiseFish for a year or so, but actually signed up about 3 weeks ago after talking to some people on a cruise.  I signed up for $19.95 and received 25 credits.  I am down to 1 left.  I have 15 cruises booked and watching some others.  So far it is working great and saved me more that $19.95.  I check every day as well as wait for alerts. 

    Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
    joined Feb 2014
    post 8/40
    cruiser #21032
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    On June 08, 2015 at 11:54 PM, sulross wrote:

     

    I have heard about CruiseFish for a year or so, but actually signed up about 3 weeks ago after talking to some people on a cruise.  I signed up for $19.95 and received 25 credits.  I am down to 1 left.  I have 15 cruises booked and watching some others.  So far it is working great and saved me more that $19.95.  I check every day as well as wait for alerts. 

    Clearly you are an anamoly and cruise so much that it's a given that this is a good idea (also you likely have more disposable income than most). I currently have 3 cruises booked, which is the most I have ever had. My point is that for the casual cruiser, maybe once a year or every other year, the $5 minimum purchase is a 5-10 year supply of credits, and when viewed like that may be hard to justify. Also, the casual cruiser may think that their TA will automatically tell them when there is a better price. I think most of us here will agree that rarely happens, even with a very good TA.

    joined Oct 2013
    post 5/6
    cruiser #18792
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    Myself I have long since purchased credits and found Cruisefish alerts work really well.  I recommend purchasing and trying the system.   I had no idea how often the cruise lines change their prices!  I also like the way I can see the price history for a given cruise.

    Yorktown Heights, NY, United States
    joined Feb 2014
    post 9/40
    cruiser #21032
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    On June 09, 2015 at 12:07 AM, Phayyte wrote:

     

    Myself I have long since purchased credits and found Cruisefish alerts work really well.  I recommend purchasing and trying the system.   I had no idea how often the cruise lines change their prices!  I also like the way I can see the price history for a given cruise.

    I agree it's a great system. My point is merely that you're asking people to buy what for most people is a Costco-size (i.e., lifetime) supply of something rather than being able to try a smaller package to see if they like it first.

    joined Oct 2013
    post 6/6
    cruiser #18792
    Re: One Credit Free to try system

    I agree with you.

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