Wednesday, April 15, 2009

"Oops", My Mistake is Your Gain

I realized this morning that I forgot to cancel a group that didn’t materialize. It's an October '09 group aboard Liberty of the Seas. My first inclination was to call the cruise line and cancel the cabins as I don’t like to keep "space" blocked that we’re not using.

However, in comparing rates, I see that the few cabins we’re holding for balconies and oceanview are much lower priced on our contract than what is currently offered to the general public.

Normally I wouldn’t use our blog to advertise a sale price, but rather than cancel these immediately, I decided to offer to our clients an "Oops!" sale. Since it’s such a great, but very short-term sale on a very accessible ship and because I found out that there are a lot of accessible cabins still available, I decided I would make an exception to what we normally do with our blog. So as the kids say these days, "My bad!" and maybe this will benefit you.

Liberty of the Seas is a "Freedom-class" Royal Caribbean ship. She’s amazing. Vicki and I escorted Candy Harrington’s Emerging Horizons’ 10th Birthday cruise group on her in 2007. Members of our group had lots of fun on her. We had people using the lift for the pool, climbing the rock wall with assistance, taking part in our miniature golf tournament, seeing the amazing Ice Capades-like show along with the other shows and we had a great time being pampered and fed. You can see us having fun and some of the ship’s accessibility from the photos on
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The itinerary will be Western Caribbean. Labadee is a tender port with which our clients have had remarkable success on the tendering. I don’t think we’ve had more than two clients who couldn’t tender there because of sea conditions. Ocho Rios, Jamaica and Cozumel, Mexico both offer options for "wheelers" which one of our Access Travel Team specialists would be happy to discuss with you. Grand Cayman can be a bit tougher. It’s a tender port and the sea tends to have a bit of "attitude" a bit more often, but we have had clients tender and sight see or wander there.

If you are interested in sailing on this Liberty of the Seas on 10/17-24/09, we will need a $500 per cabin deposit by Thursday, April 23. After that, our group will automatically cancel.

The following rates are per person based on double occupancy, do not include $76.59 tax and are subject to availability. "Current rates" above were current as of the morning of 4/15.

Royal Caribbean International’s Liberty of the Seas
October 17 – 24, 2009
Sails from Miami to: Labadee, Jamaica, Grand Cayman & Cozumel

Balcony - current rate $1240 – OUR RATE $920 (only 3 cabins at this rate)
Oceanview - current rate $1099 – OUR RATE $799 (only 1 cabin at this rate)
Promenade view - current rate - $759
Inside, higher category - current rate - $689

If any family or group can pull together reservations for at least five cabins that sail, we can reimburse you (the group leader) $530 toward the cost of your cruise.
For more information, call 610-532-0989 or email.

-Connie & the Access Travel Team