Repositioning Cruise

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by over9five, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Anyone ever done one of these? It's when a cruise line is changing the home port of one of their ships. The draw of these is generally it will include an awesome itinerary.

    There are two upcoming repositioning cruises from Carnival, and they both include that awesome itinerary.

    One is the Carnival Splendor being moved from San Juan to Miami (8 days).
    The second is the Carnival Pride being moved from Tampa to Baltimore (14 days).

    Yes, it has given me a bad case of cruise fever....
     
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  2. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

     
  3. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

  4. gingerkat

    gingerkat Well-Known Member

    Awww Ovah, I thought you were asking me to reposition with you on a cruise:brokenheart:
     
  5. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    The Pride has been in Baltimore for years now.
     
  6. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    I have never taken one, but we plan to in the future. They are a bit more expensive, because there are usually extra days--and you can't do roundtrip flights. Do you usually do Carnival cruises?
     
  7. pretender

    pretender Active Member

    I am not sure about the Pride, because we have never been on Carnival; but it is common for cruise lines to reposition their ships depending on the season. Is it possible that the Pride has been in Baltimore for years, but only for six months at a time?
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The pride left Baltimore the day Ripken retired.
     
  9. BSWALKS

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Never taken a cruise, but check the price of plane tickets to San Jaun. Wife's brother just passed on a cruise out of there. 2 round trip tix from Logan, $2,500.
     
  10. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Maybe I have that reversed?
     
  11. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Ah, checking carnival.com, this appears to be correct. Right now, the Pride is in Baltimore, but it will soon be in Tampa then next March back to Baltimore.
     
  12. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, we have done seven Carnival cruises, and one Disney cruise.
     
  13. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    Yikes, wouldn't do that! I've flown in and out of SJU before non-stop from Logan and it wasn't near that. They must have gone on a peak day or something. The day I want to fly there this time, there is no non-stop out of Boston (maybe too early to look?), but there's a one stop in Miami that is pretty reasonable.
     
  14. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    I'm in! (Now, what to do with wifey...!)
     
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  15. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Ok I just looked it up and you're right, The Pride will be going to Tampa then repositioning back to Baltimore in March 2015. We've been on the Pride twice and it's a nice ship so I'm thinking hard about flying down to Tampa for that one, already pricing out balcony rooms..
     
  16. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    14 days, baby! I've never gone longer than 8.
     
  17. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    P.S., the TA I used is offering Cat 8C balconies for $1564.
    Be interested to know what Carnival (or whoever you use) is asking.
     
  18. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I go right off Carnival's website, I can get a forward balcony on the Panorama deck (that's right were we like to be) for about $1600.
     
  19. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    8C balcony is Empress deck, looks like carnival is offering those for the same price as your TA.
     
  20. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    We always used a Carnival PVP until now.
    I started looking at these two cruises maybe 3 weeks ago. I had been pricing the Splendor cruise, and the price for a balcony has gone up $270 PP in that 3 weeks. I found a TA that was selling the cabins at the original Carnival price, so I held a room with a small refundable deposit.

    We will be on one of these cruises, just not sure which yet.

    Whaddaya say, Jonesy? Ready to hang out 24/7 for a couple of weeks?!?!?!