Cruise Reservations Cascade on Mondays:

An important, but little-known fact, is that nearly 80% of all cruise reservations are made on Monday.

They are made in that tenuous period between the Today Show and Monday Night football. Mom and Dad have discussed things over the weekend, played on the internet, perhaps, if they are intellectuals, even scanned the Sunday papers. And now they are ready to book.

But Monday is also the day when most of the cruise pricing increases hit the computer screens in corporate headquarters. Cruise lines now employ pricing technology that can be set to adjust upwards on Monday based on utilization factors.

We recommend that all cruise reservations be made Wednesday through Friday. If you must book on Monday, have your agent call in prior to 10:00 am