Why do Americans and Canadians get cheaper cruises? The simple answer is, we don’t know and we don’t like it, but here is one way we got around it….
I managed to find a way around the dual pricing by booking on an American website and then contacting the company explaining I had done this. They eventually allowed the booking to stand in the US dollars.
If you can find a way to book a cruise through Canada or the US, then you can save yourself up to a third or more on the actual cruise cost.
Recently, I did a search and looked at the same cruise through a UK and US website then priced them just to make sure that all this is still the case.
At random: (Holland America) on January 2 2016 for seven nights, East Caribbean cruise
Cost £548.28 – US Cost $699 or £446 = £102.28 potential savings. This isn’t just in the UK, it is pretty much anywhere outside North America that there is a huge price difference, so check it out from your own country, if not based in North America.
This was done with an Orbitz search. Orbitz, also, included a special US$500 onboard credit, unlike the UK. If you take in the on-board credit, then your cruise could cost you £128.
That’s a huge potential savings!
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