100xOdds
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July 2nd, 2016 at 8:45:44 PM permalink
im diamond.

I have a 'free' cruise from NCL. (just pay port fees + taxes = ~$400)
was thinking of New Orleans to Mexico on NCL Dawn during thanksgiving (11/20-27).
arrive a day earlier and leave a day later, so hotel on sat, 11/19 and sun, 11/27 (to fly out mon 11/28).

called up reservations. Best rate is:
11/19 = $205 + 30tax = 235
11/27 = 106 + 17tax = 123

11/27 isn't that bad but wtf 11/19?!


then I tried during Martin Luther' King holiday week (1/15-22, 2017).
same strategy of arrive a day early and leave a day later.
so hotel sat, jan 14 and sun, jan 22 (to fly out on mon, jan 23).
1/14: $256 + 38tax = 294
1/22 $136 +21tax = 157

Jesus.. are rates for Harahh's new Orleans always this high?!
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GWAE
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July 3rd, 2016 at 12:50:04 AM permalink
For port days they are quite often. We sailed the dawn last year. Just be warned, it is an older crowd but we will had a blast. Make sure you go to little french key if you go on that cruise. It is my favorite place on earth so far.
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RonC
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July 3rd, 2016 at 1:26:03 AM permalink
I have played enough at CET properties to get some discounts and comps on rooms most everywhere. I have tried to book rooms in New Orleans three times.

--First trip comped at a nearby hotel (Loews New Orleans) for two nights
--Second time went with Priceline because CET rooms were high; ended up at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans for less than $100...that was a good bit further from the casino
--Last time got a $69 rate at the Marriott New Orleans via CET.

The casino was an easy walk via tunnels from the first one, we had to cab it from the second one, and we never hit the casino the third time--it was a quick in and out on our way to Vegas for a 40th birthday party at the House of Blues and we basically drank most of the 15 hours we were in town...good times!!

EDIT--I just spent some time on the TR website; I don't see any affiliate hotels listed. I know that I have seen them on the website before...I don't know if they still have those relationships or not. Maybe try asking the reservations people or try to get in touch with a host for some info??? That 11/19 shows the same on mine...interesting because you have a lot more play; my CET time has been limited of late and I am closer to non-existent than Diamond...
DeMango
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July 3rd, 2016 at 1:53:32 AM permalink
If you are diamond, what about Harrah's Gulf Coast in Biloxi? For me it's about 100 miles from the airport and a quick drive using I-10.
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RonC
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July 3rd, 2016 at 1:56:18 AM permalink
Quote: DeMango

If you are diamond, what about Harrah's Gulf Coast in Biloxi? For me it's about 100 miles from the airport and a quick drive using I-10.



I was thinking about that possibility, too...I saw pretty low prices on that and I enjoy Biloxi, too.
Wizardofnothing
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July 3rd, 2016 at 4:14:29 AM permalink
So weird I only have platinum at harrahs New Orleans but this is the rate I just got when I checked


https://imgur.com/a/nBCVz
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Wizardofnothing
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July 3rd, 2016 at 4:16:12 AM permalink
Also - instead of New Orleans try lauberge Baton Rouge/ nice hotels Closer then Biloxi and you can get some nice benefits from pinnacle properties over in Vegas
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GWAE
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July 3rd, 2016 at 6:02:54 AM permalink
100x here's a thought? You had a thread about getting in trouble for booking multiple nights. Did you do thst already or is that an up and coming trip? If you did that already then this could be your consequence. If you didn't go but have them currently booked then that is probably the issue. CETs website does not like it when you currently have a comp and try to get another oNE while that one is active.
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TwoFeathersATL
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July 3rd, 2016 at 6:21:10 AM permalink
100X
I just checked the same as WoN except single night 11/19 since your cruise sails on Sun 11/20 right?
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Also Diamond (from 2015), 475 TC short for 2016 (hard to earn them this year apparently ;-)

Did you try calling, or over TR site?
Last edited by: TwoFeathersATL on Jul 3, 2016
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RonC
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July 3rd, 2016 at 6:52:54 AM permalink
Quote: Wizardofnothing

So weird I only have platinum at harrahs New Orleans but this is the rate I just got when I checked


https://imgur.com/a/nBCVz



You have more than one night chosen...it could be that one of the nights is comped and drives the rate down...

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