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The Secret To Scoring Cheap Last Minute Cruises

Dec 13, 2007
Winter time is a little conducive to people taking cheap last minute cruises. The period leading up to Thanksgiving in the United States right through December and January, sees many put the cold weather behind them for a week or two and head for some place warm.

One of the more popular destinations for cruises is the Caribbean. Why shouldn't it be. Warm tropical weather and the hurricane season pretty much "on it's last legs." The Caribbean has plenty to offer cruise enthusiasts.

How difficult is it to pick up a cheap last minute cruise? For complete newcomers then it may present a problem however, we'll show you a couple of tricks in this article which should help put you on the right track.

Shop Around

The best way to land a last minute cruise deal is to let someone else do the shopping around for you. Yes, you can spend hours on the phone speaking with travel consultants but this will cost you time and money. Let the professionals do it.

January deals are being advertised right now and there are plenty of bargains to be had. Simply go online and type in "how to find last minute cruise deals" and you'll be presented with plenty of opportunities. To narrow it down even further, two of the best environments for landing those late deals are Expedia and Cruise Direct.

Travel Agents

Start with your local travel agent and give them the details of where you want to go and how much you want to spend. More importantly, let them know if you are flexible. In other words, can you travel at short notice or at a particular time. This is important in finding late specials. Flexibility on a traveler's part is one of the key ingredients.

Cruise companies are willing to deal during the festive time of the year although the trend in recent years has seen an increase in people traveling to warmer climates to escape the cold. Still, the bargains are there to be found for savvy shoppers.

For those who just want to get away for 3-4 days deals starting at about $200 are available. These trips are as short as three days, two nights to areas such as the Bahamas departing from Miami or Port Canaveral.

One of the biggest lessons you'll learn when hunting for cheap last minute cruises is it's best in most cases to leave it in the hands of those who chase down deals for a living. This applies even more if you don't have a lot of experience in shopping for cruise holidays.
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