Sure, but I was also seeing prices in the $500s. You really can get great cruise deals. I'm sure they'll find ways to milk you for what they can while you are on the cruise and all but their discounting gets pretty steep when they need to meet their quotas
not arguing but agreeing. It is very hard from me to justify the fees that the freighters are trying to get in this economy, when the traditional cruise lines have done such heavy discounting on the basic fare. The cruise lines are cutting what is included in the fare, then trying to make it back during the cruise in fees and charges for extras, but those of us who dont want all of the frills and diversions come out great right now.
The $1000 that I spoke of is what the freighters want. The one I linked wants 85 euros a day, plus a 275 euro fee, which at 9 days put you above a grand IN EUROS! Plus your insurance, taxes, a rough ride, uncertain times, and and and....how does this make sense even for those of us who mostly want to stroll the decks, read, and otherwise piss away the time on board (AKA relax)?