My wife and I are planning to go on an Alaskan cruise in September. I've heard that you can find some really good deals by waiting until the last minute to buy tickets because cruise ships will discount more and more the closer they get to the departure date.
My own observation seems to confirm this. I checked prices last month when we were still figuring out what kind of vacation we wanted, and now that we've decided, the tickets are indeed cheaper than they were a month ago.
I also think they try to use artificial scarcity to get people to buy early. According to their Web site, there are more staterooms available now than there were when I last checked.
So when is the best time to buy cruise tickets? Are they likely to be full in September?