A Travellerspoint blog

November 2008

Perhaps Your Ship Has Come In

If You Have The Cash, It May Be Time To Book

I have never seen so many low offers on cruises as I have during the past few weeks.

In addition to record breaking low prices, I've seen each or a combination of the following offered:

~Anywhere from three to SIX category upgrades.
~$25.00 per cabin to $300 per person in ship board credit
~Other ship board credits of $500 balcony and $700 suite
~Free airfare
~1 night free hotel stay
~Bottle of champagne
~Coupon Booklets
~Large Spa discounts

Cabin discounts have been as deep as 86% off list prices, with some including taxes, port fees and fuel surcharges.

If you've cruised before, then you probably already know most of this. If you've never cruised, and have the cash, perhaps it's time to find those sea legs. There may be no better time than the present to plan and book that first cruise.

Do your home work, search across the internet and check with at lest three sources prior to booking that cruise. Real deals are to be had for the smart shopper. After the research, go to your regular travel contact, or find a reliable one and negotiate your booking.

Consider this, rather than book a balcony, book an inside cabin and perhaps you'll receive a few category upgrades. Then, with the money that you saved by not booking the balcony, book another inside cabin for another cruise. You can book them at different times of the year, or consider booking back to back cruises.

As long as you have the vacation time and the cash flow, the end result is that you will cruise twice as long for the same, or perhaps less money.

Looks like it's time to book. Mother Ocean is calling you!

Posted by Cpt_Ron 20:22 Tagged tips_and_tricks Comments (0)

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