Enjoy a Cruise Ship Experience!
Vacation on Cruise Ships With Smart Saving Tips
A Cruise Experience
Vacationing on a cruise ship is a great way to spend a few days off both from work and home. However, many… maybe you, haven’t gone on a voyage because you think its too expensive. If you haven’t gone on a vacation on cruise ships yet, you’d be surprised to know there are actually smart ways on how you can get great deals and save a lot… while still have a grand holiday. It takes time and effort to find a really good deal, but it is possible and the results can really be rewarding.
The first thing you can do is compare prices…
…offered by several cruise ships and avail of the lowest price you can get from the liner of your choice. One way to do this is to visit company and travel agent websites and look for promos, not just low prices. Usually as the sailing day draws near, cabin prices are reduced just so the ship can have more passengers. However, you must consider the time needed to travel from your home to the ship’s port. So make sure that you sill have plenty of time to pack and travel to the port. On the other hand, there are also shipping lines who give discounts to passengers who book their tickets the earliest; sometimes from 10% to 40%. Aside from these promo categories, discounts are sometimes available for bulk bookings. This will be great if you are traveling with your family or colleagues from work.
Another major expense that usually eats a vacation budget on cruise ships is airline tickets to and from the ship’s port. It will be wise to choose a ship which docks at a port closest to where you live so you don’t have to go via airplane. Or, maybe you can get great deals with your travel agent or the ship’s agent who booked your cruise tickets. Usually, cruise ships book a lot of airline tickets for their passengers that they get discounts which they pass on to their passengers. Also, you may benefit from free or low cost transfer fees from the airport to the port by booking airline tickets this way.
Aside from discounts, you also save yourself from any unexpected expenses related to delayed flights. In most cases, cruise ships monitor the flights which hold their passengers or the flights which they booked themselves. In cases of delayed flights, they make sure that passengers do get on board. It’s either they hold the sailing time or arrange for transfers to the next docking port. Eventually, you’ll save on transportation costs and/or hotel accommodation costs.
Booking and going on trips during the off season…
…of cruise liners will also allow you to save. Famous and big cruise liners usually have peak and off seasons in which naturally, peak season tickets are the most expensive while off season tickets are less expensive and sometimes even sold at discounts.
The last tip you can follow to save on your next cruise is booking cabins at the lower or inner portion of the ship. Naturally, the higher the cabins and exterior-located they are, the more expensive are the prices. So if you think you can still enjoy a cabin without a veranda or those located in the middle section of the ship, then book them and you may just save a substantial amount.
Cruises don’t have to be expensive for them to be really enjoyable. There are a lot more ways you can save and still make the vacation as grand as possible. By being smart, you can save a lot and spend on the things that really matter most.