I'm going at xmas (well the break between xmas and new year).
The thing is, I know it's expensive, but if we were to stay home we'd either have relatives decend on us (don't mind but they have to be fed and watered), or we'd go out coz we don't like sitting around watching telly, and this all costs money too. So my argument is do we really spend that much more by going away?
Have just looked at the website at the prices for xmas break 2009 and it's about half as much as 2008 - what a bunch of fekkers.
I guess it does pay to book early then. I suppose if you book early, they get to hold on to your deposit for a longer time so they make money on that but you still don't have to pay the balance till 10 weeks before departure no matter how early you book ahead.
So anyone who can't afford this year, book for next year.