There are plenty of ways to make sure you get the most for your money and secure a fantastic deal on your cruise holiday. Here are some tips on how to get the best deals and make your money go even further when you decide to set sail.
If you book as early as possible, you are much more likely to qualify for fantastic early booking discounts, which can sometimes offer as much as 50 per cent off the original price. You may find that booking early also entitles you to a number of added incentives, such as free flights, car parking and cabin upgrades.
Another benefit of booking early is the choice available. The earlier you book, the better choice you will have when it comes to suites and staterooms, shore excursions and itineraries, as many will sell out quickly – especially in the busiest seasons like summer and the new year when cruises are in high demand.
Booking late on a last-minute cruise is a good way to make savings and get a great deal, but you will need to be flexible. Cancellations and the last remaining cabins may become available at an incredible price as the cruises’ embarkation date approaches, so you could secure yourself a place on-board for much less than you might expect – as long as you aren’t too fussy about the specifics.
Attempting to book a last-minute cruise can be risky, as most of the best voyages will completely sell out long before the embarkation date. However, if you are persistent and keep a keen eye on the latest last-minute offers, you could find yourself an amazing deal by booking late.
Each of the many cruise regions around the world has its own high season for cruising and during these peak times prices are likely to be higher. For example, the school summer holidays are often in high demand across many different regions, which can drive the prices up as more people look for cruises. If price is your main concern, you are therefore much more likely to get a better deal when you travel at an off-peak time of year.
Some cruise lines offer excellent all-inclusive packages, which mean that on-board expenditures like meals, drinks and gratuities can be included within your original fare. While this may push the original price up, it is ideal for cruisers who plan to make full use of their ship’s fabulous facilities and will save them money overall.
Exclusive deals with Cruise118.com
At Cruise118.com, we pride ourselves on working closely with all the cruise lines that we represent to bring you an array of exclusive deals that you won’t find anywhere else. Our dedicated and experienced Cruise Concierge team is highly skilled and knowledgeable – and experts in putting together tailor-made cruises and finding the very best offers for you. To secure the best deal on your cruise holiday, speak to us on 0207 980 2847 and start looking forward to your next adventure at sea.