8 Ways to Save on a Holiday Cruise
Whether you are wanting to set sail for the first time or are a seasoned cruiser, below are 7 ways to save on a holiday cruise.
Early Bird, Does Get the Worm
Worms can be gross, but when it comes to cruises, cruise companies like to fill the cabins early. They usually offer good deals for people willing to book a year or so in advance. Some offer heavily discounted deals, cheap flights, cabin upgrades, drink deals, on board credit and more! The easiest way it to get on an email list or contact the cruise company and start planning now.
Waiting Until the Last Minute
At the opposite end, if you wait you could get a remaining cabin at a heavily discounted price. The downside to waiting is that you are often limited to your cabin of choice or could even miss the cruise you want.
Loyalty to a Cruiser
Being a regular and loyal cruiser to one cruise line is where being loyal pays off. Loyal cruisers earn extras from free WiFi, laundry, discounts onboard and sometimes free cruises.
Setting sail during a shoulder season when the weather isn’t ideal could save you money versus sailing during peak season. The bonus of sailing in a shoulder season is that the ship and onshore sights are usually less crowded.
Buy Your Next Cruise Onboard
Most cruise ships allow you to book your next cruise before you disembark your current cruise. By doing so, you could receive a great discount on your next cruise.
Read the Fine Print
Is there a transfer fee you’re not using or a pre-cruise hotel fee you’re being charged for? Read the fine print of your cruise document and make sure you’re not being charged for things you aren’t going to use or see if you can get discounts on things you will use.
Any advice contained in this article is general in nature and does not take account of your particular objectives, personal circumstances or needs. If in doubt about your own situation you should seek appropriate advice.