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Saturday, June 11, 2005
Discrimination
So, I'm surfing the net looking for a 5 night getaway in a few weeks to relax before I start the new job. I find a 5 night cruise out of Baltimore to Bermuda for a little less than $1,000 (all meals, etc..included) with an ocean view cabin! Yay! As soon as I click on "#of passengers = 1", the price jumps from $1,000 to $3,000!

Look - I don't have a problem paying a "single supplement" on vacations, I've been doing it for years, but I do have a problem paying triple the price!

I called the cruise line and asked if I could simply buy two tickets and save myself a $1,000. The answer? "NO". If I were to show up at the ship without another person along, they would charge me another $1,000 to get on board.

So, unless anyone out there wants to take a 5 night cruise to Bermuda the first week of July, I'm gonna have to look for another vacation. Sheesh!

UPDATE: This whole thing got me so worked up, that I really want to diss the cruise line. The COMPANY POLICY for Royal Carribean cruises, is that a single person buying a ticket, pay 200% the standard per person rate for double occupancy. Listen, I don't WANT to go on a "singles cruise". I simply want to go away BY MYSELF and relax for a few days. How hard should that be? And more to the point, WHY should I be discriminated against for it? I'm used to paying full price for a hotel room designated for two people - no biggie - I get it, but 200%???!! They might as well hang a sign on the door that single people need not apply. Do me a favor and boycott them.
posted by Broadsheet @ 11:48 AM  
4 Editorial Opinions:
  • At June 11, 2005, Blogger Neckbone said…

    that is complete and utter horseshit. i'm sorry you're getting screwed like that.

     
  • At June 11, 2005, Blogger Zenchick said…

    ditto.

     
  • At June 12, 2005, Anonymous Mark said…

    Ditto again.

    But just to split hairs, absent the word "more," it's accurate to say 300% rather than 200% (3000 being 200% MORE than 1000 while simultaneously being 300% OF 1000).

    Just hate to see you bringing down those hyperbole batting averages ;)

     
  • At June 13, 2005, Blogger David said…

    Suckypoo. That ship will probably get lost in the Bermuda Triangle anyway, and THEN you'll have the last laugh!

     
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