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Planning A Cruise Getaway

Aug 17, 2007
A cruise getaway can be a great vacation for both family and couple. Some cruise companies even come out with different packages catering particularly for families or for lovers. If you are planning a cruise getaway, there are really plenty to choose from and you should take your time and look around for the right cruise company. Here are some tips that can help you.

Avoid Peak Season

Cruise is not a cheap vacation. A family cruise getaway can easily cost you more than $1000-$2000. Cruise package for couples will cost you about $600-$800. Also, the price difference between peak and non-peak season vary by about 30%. To save your cruise expenses, the first thing you should do is to avoid the peak seasons and always on a look out for special offers. Don't plan your vacation last minute, especially cruise because you will always get the more expensive deal if you are doing some last minute work. Instead, plan at least 3 months in advance and always on a look out for special deals and offers. This will help you to save a big deal.

Cruise for family

If you are planning a cruise getaway for family, you should look for family friendly cruises. These cruises should offer built in kid's play areas and other kids facilities. These are child friendly areas where you can leave your kids with qualified child care staff while you take time out to indulge yourself and relax. The best thing is the kids won't mind since they will have a lot of activities to keep them entertained. Another great thing about a family cruise is that you stop at many different locations but you do not have to worry about airport checks or finding your luggages. You simply stop for the day and enjoy the sites with your family. In the evenings you go back to your cruise ship and the fun doesn't stop there. There is lots to do and see on board.

Cruise for lovers

A lovers cruise is undoubtedly the perfect getaway for you and your partner. Some cruises are tailor-made for couples and the package come with complementary champagne, VIP treatment and free access to the shore excursions of your choice. Some popular destinations include the Caribbean and the Galapagos due to their hot and sexy appeal. For couples who prefer a bit of adventure you can get a cruise to Mexico where you can experience ancient history and long buried treasures. Even if you just decide to stay on the cruise itself, there are many things you can do. You can relax by the pool and sunbathe the day away or experience the entire range of entertainment available during both day and night.

Getting a last minute cruise

To certain extend, last minute cruise deals are great value for money. You may finish up paying less for a last minute cruise than if you were to book several months earlier. However, there is a risk attached to getting a last minute cruise. Your chosen cruise ship might be sold out, or the price might not fall to the level that you had hoped for, or the cheaper cabin may be sold out and you have no choice but to get the more expensive cabin. If you are not planning for some special occasion, it is okay to ahead risking and getting some real good deal in a last minute cruise. But if you are planning for some special occasion, it is better to book the cruise way in advance because the cruise operators usually offer generous discounts to secure forward bookings.

Tips for cheap cruise

Let's say if you only a budget of $250 dollars, what can you do with your money? Well you can try a 3 or 4 night cheap cruise around the Bahamas. These cruises leave frequently from Port Canaveral and Miami, Florida. The cruise is completely luxurious meaning you can relax to your hearts content. If you reside on west America, you can spend your $250 on a 4-night cruise to Mexico. These cruises include the ports of Catalina Island and Ensenada on the Baja peninsula and Long Beach in California.

By preparing ahead and asking all the relevant questions, it will be easier to choose the right cruise vacation for your family or your loved one.
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Cindy Heller is a professional writer. To learn more about romantic getaway in California and romantic vacation getaway, visit romantic weekend getaway.
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