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Five Tips On Finding A Cheap Cruise

Aug 17, 2007
Taking a cruise is still a dream for many people who cite varying reasons for holding off on sailing the "high seas." The most common excuse is the affordability factor with many people on tight budgets simply resigned to the fact that cheaper holidays are available elsewhere and by other means.

Well, I'm here to tell you that cruising holidays are not just reserved for the "rich and famous" but in the main, are designed for those who in fact are working on staying within their allotted budgets. A cheap cruise doesn't mean travelling on a "ship without a rudder!"

Let's Find A Cheap Cruise

Finding a cheap deal is a lot easier than you think. Travel agents are there to help you locate the most suitable holiday for your travel plans. Companies will go "the extra mile" to get you on one of their ships and in most cases, you'll find them extremely accomodating. Here are some simple tips to finding a cheap cruise.

1. Go online and do a search. Many travel and cruise companies will offer request forms on their sites and you simply fill in the information; where you want to go, how much you want to spend and how many people you want to book for.

2. Pricing varies from destination to destination but the beauty of these type of holidays is the value factor. Over delivering is common so don't be afraid to state your preferences no matter how lavish they may seem. In the final analysis, common ground is reached and you'll be surprised how much vacation experience your tight budget dollars will get you.

3. Avoid peak travelling seasons. Often, prices will normally be inflated which is common during any popular vacation time such as normal holiday periods. The bargains will normally be found during off-peak times and you'll need to clarify these with your travel agent.

4. Don't leave booking your cheap cruise until the last minute. Similar to airlines, holidays or trips will cost you more generally, the closer it is to the departure date. Booking a long way ahead means that there are better deals available as companies "scramble" to fill their available spots.

5. Make it clear to your booking agent exactly how much you want to spend. Be careful not to book a holiday just because you can afford it and then realise it's not what you wanted. Finding a bargain is one thing but finding that will suit your needs and desires is another. Be very clear up front.

Cheap Family Packages

Obviously the larger the family the more cost is involved. Again, cruise lines are very accomodating and the above principles also apply in the area of family holidays. For example, Disney have on-going cheap cruise deals to such exotic destinations as the Bahamas with some tremendous savings to be had. You just need to be aware of them which means a little homework on your part.

You'll be surprised how affordable holidays can be. The best part is, a cheap cruise will usually offer a lot more than the term implies.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. Get tips on finding a cheap cruise plus cruise holiday news and reviews at:http://www.cheapcruiseheaven.com
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