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    joined Apr 2011
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    cruiser #5553
    US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    I see on my sail catagory that the US pricing is crossed out as 'gone', but the Euro, Canadian and British is not. So, if I buy with Euros I can have the cabin??? makes no sense.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    And what cruise (line, ship, date) is that? Since you have no alerts set up I can't read your mind and guess.


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    joined Apr 2011
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    cruiser #5553
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    No need to read my mind!!!!

    Basically on many cruises, but the specific one is the Grand Princess 12/10/11, and I don't have alerts set up, just looking at pricing.

    relaxing with Ernie
    Quebec, QC, Canada
    joined Apr 2010
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    cruiser #3
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    On July 29, 2011 at 02:34 PM, zahav1 wrote: No need to read my mind!!!!

    Basically on many cruises, but the specific one is the Grand Princess 12/10/11, and I don't have alerts set up, just looking at pricing.

    Many cruises? On the Grand Princess the cruise you mention was the only instance of missing USD prices.

    http://www.cruisefish.net/selector.md?id_cruise=11863

    By the way USD prices are now back on this cruise. This sometimes happens when the Princess server has transient errors during price retrieval and is usually corrected within 24h.


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    joined Aug 2010
    post 23/31
    cruiser #3484
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    From my experience categories actually can be sold out in one currency yet available in others as blocks of cabins seem to be allocated to the various regions and sell until sold out- so in theory you could pay with Euros through a European travel agency if you could find one - but Princess will only let you buy cruises from an agency and in the currency of your region generally, but you can be sneaky of course. And it is amazing how the prices vary from one region to another, it bears no relation often between currency exchange rates but more what the traveller in that region may be happy to pay.

    joined Apr 2011
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    cruiser #5553
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    Thank you anorak, it's what I was thinking about.

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    joined Aug 2010
    post 24/31
    cruiser #3484
    Re: US pricing, Euro pricing, Canadian pricing

    I sometimes book Cunard in the US, and sometimes in the UK, depending on the prices, you never know which is going to be cheaper. But I have an address and credit cards in both US and UK so its easy to prove I am entitled to book in either country. I do not know if cruise lines can tell if your credit card is from a particular country or not. And now that tickets are delivered electronically and you print them out yourself at home for most lines the actual address you give is not important as you need not actually receive any mail at that address. One small problem you will find is that you may acquire more than one Captains Circle or World Club number, so you will have to have your status adjusted manually from time to time to get the correct level, Platinum or Elite or whatever, so you receive the correct perks. Just keep proof of your cruises and have it adjusted on board every cruise.