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How To Really Get The Most Out Of Your Discount Cruise

Aug 17, 2007
It's one thing to shop for a discount cruise but another knowing how to get the most out of your deal. Discount cruises are virtually available all the time and there are some outstanding bargains to be found.

In this article, we'll give you some tips on how to look beyond what's actually being advertised and how you can take advantage of some higher benefits.

Book Early Or Wait

There's an old saying that goes something like this... "six of one, half a dozen of the other." Basically you'll be able to locate a discount cruise whether you book early or wait to the last minute. The crux of the matter here is what are your circumstances? Can you afford to wait to the last minute to book a cruise? Are you flexible enough with work committments to be able to take time off at short notice?

Choosing Your Discount Cruise Class Of Travel

Competition is fierce amongst cruise lines for your holiday business. The great thing about discount cruises is while you've secured a holiday at an excellent price, just reflect for a moment on what you get for the price you paid. When you compare it to most other holiday packages involving land or air, cruising comes out on top most of the time as the best value-for-money vacation.

When booking a stateroom and you are on a budget, naturally you'll be looking at the cheapest alternatives first. Here are a few tips on getting the best stateroom for your budget.

- when you have your quote, always ask for the quotes on the next couple of state room categories. You'll be surprised in many cases at how little difference there can be between the prices of different class staterooms.

- Initially, you may be looking at a stateroom without a view. The difference in price between a stateroom with or without a view may not be a lot. If it is within your scope to pay the extra amount then do it. Just having a view can make a big difference to your discount cruise enjoyment.

- Depending on availability, always choose a stateroom which is near amenities you are likely to frequent such as the restaurants and pool area. It can be a long walk back to your room when you retire for the night!

How To Locate Discount Cruise Deals

The online factor is a huge resource area in most facets of life and shopping for the best cruise deals is no different. There is some weight online these days with countless opportunities to book through online cruise agents.

Before you book though make sure the credentials of the company is listed and available. Also, make sure you can actually speak with a live customer service person rather than communicating through email. When you are happy you've found a helpful website, sign up for their newsletter if available as these are usually an excellent way to be kept right up to date with the latest cruise discounts being offered.
About the Author
Dean Caporella is a professional broadcaster. We'll tell you what you can do to get the most out of your discount cruise. You'll want to read this informative guide! Plus, read the latest cruise news and reviews at:http://www.cheapcruiseheaven.com
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