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Cheap Cruises: All The Comforts Of Full Fare

Dec 15, 2007
If you've never been on a cruise, you don't know hat you've been missing. And if the reason you've never been on a cruise is that you just didn't think you could afford one, there's good news. If you know where to find them, cheap cruises are plentiful and will offer you the chance to either relax or cut loose in some of the world's most enticing locations. Cheap cruises are available for singles, couples, and entire families.

If there's one thing which life aboard a cruise ship definitely is NOT, it's boring. Even better, almost all cruise ship activities are included in the cost of your fare. You can have your choice of live entertainment including some very impressive magic acts, or miniature golf, a fitness center, at least two swimming pools, a hot tub, cooking demonstrations with free samples, dance or karaoke contests, and even rock climbing walls.

What's Included

All meals, except for those in the specially designated theme restaurants, and beverages, except for alcohol, are included, and most cruise ships have food available 24/7. Don't forget the casinos, but you'll have to use your own money to gamble. And most cruise line have professionally trained child care staff with free kids' activities so that Mom and Dad can relax on their own.

Cruise ships have pool tables and libraries, and can provide you with Internet access for a fee. And passengers who can find fares for cheap cruises will be treated just as courteously as those who paid full price. Even better, they can use their savings to pay for the extras like onshore excursions, or some tropical drinks, or to put toward the gratuities for their onboard service.

How To Book Cheap Cruises

The trick to booking cheap cruises is to wait as long as possible--up to two weeks before sailing time if you can--and then book your fare through one of the many online websites devoted to finding the best deals for travelers. All cruise lines are loathe to have any of their ships set sail with empty cabins, and you can save as much as fifty percent on your fare if you are willing to reserve you cabin at the last minute. You may not be able to get ocean view cabins when you book cheap cruises, but if you intend to use your cabin only for changing your clothes, showering, and sleeping, it doesn't matter much.

Try to book your cheap cruises from those which depart ports within driving distance, so that you can save on airfare by renting and dropping off your vehicle before sailing. And "Bon Voyage!"

Discount travel websites can often beat the prices quoted by cruise line, and are great ways to find discount cruises if you can travel on short notice. No cruise line operators like to have their ships sailing with empty cabins, and if you can wait until about tow week before a cruise is set to depart, can often pick up a cabin for as much as fifty percent off the regular price.

By spending some time comparison shopping, you can learn about the features of the various cruise ships and find the ones most likely to provide activities you'll enjoy. You can find discount cruises for singles, for families, and for groups with particular interests.
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You can also find more info on caribbean cruises and discount cruises.Best-cruiselines.com is a comprehensive resource to know more about Luxury cruises.
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