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CORAL SPRINGS, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 11/29/12 -- Cruise pricing is trending slightly upward, according to an article published in Travel Agent Central : www.travelagentcentral.com/cruises/cruise-analyst-says-pricing-l ..
. This information is based on the latest Cruise Tracker review of fares for 8,000-plus passenger sailings on the eight largest cruise brands. This is according to Robin Farley, a leisure, gaming, and lodging analyst for UBS Investment Research. She released these results in a research note to her firm's investors.
Farley said that while fourth quarter 2012 pricing is "flattish" within the past month, it's an improvement over the same four-week period in the third quarter, where there was a small drop.
She says that infers "the level of discounting we saw with third quarter sailings has not been occurring for fourth quarter sailings."
These discounts have fed rumors for many cruise lines, including Caribbean Cruise Line. Scams : caribbeancruiselinescam.co/
have propagated during the past election season, many of them offering a fraudulent "free cruise." Caribbean Cruise Line does offer discounts and special rates from time to time, but encourages its customers to look out for fraudsters.
"Many scammers use the target's emotions and high-pressure sales tactics to get their credit card information," says Robert Mitchell, president of Caribbean Cruise Line. "Scams often resemble the real deal, but recognizing these methods are your first line of defense."
Farley reports that the data tracker shows "flattish sequential pricing for 2013 in recent weeks." Alaskan pricing has been down or flat, while "pricing for Mediterranean itineraries is stable and improving." Caribbean pricing is flat to down slightly this week, but over the past month, it's been flat to slightly up.
Hurricane Sandy certainly affected cruise sails in the Caribbean, says Farley.
"While a major hurricane and its aftermath do not help to sell any cruises, we believe the impact on bookings from Sandy would be short-term, and that pricing trends in our tracker are more indicative of underlying demand levels, rather than what booking levels may have been in the last seven days."
According to Caribbean Cruise Line, scams : www.facebook.com/pages/Caribbean-Cruise-Line-Scam/29677575710495 ..
can take advantage of people looking for the ultimate vacation package at an affordable price. They offer this to their customers on the up-and-up -- their cruise vacations include exotic locations such as the Bahamas, South Florida, and Orlando.