Grab a Bargain Cruise
I really do think if you are looking for a bargain holiday you can’t really go wrong with a cruise. You can get some amazing prices and Grab a Bargain Cruise. If you are clever you can get so much for your money. What a lot of people don’t realise is that cruise lines don’t want to sail with empty cabins. So if you can hold out then you can get some really good deals.
Here are some tips to help you get the most you can for your money. Things you may not have thought of. Also, things to look out for to help you bag the best cruise you can.
Leave it until the Last Minute
if you are travelling out of season, or at a quieter time of the year. Wait as long as you possibly can to book. There are certain cruises which you can tell, aren’t going to book up. If you wait the chances are the price will go down. Then you can book a really cheap holiday. I went on a cruise with P&O last year and booked it 2 weeks before we sailed. We got such good value for money because we were prepared to wait.
Subscribe to Cruise Companies
If you subscribe to individual companies, maybe your favourite cruise line. Or even Cruise agents. You will get notifications from them when they are trying to sell off cabins. Or there has been a big price drop on a particular cruise. I have booked quite a few holidays this way. I get text messages or emails. Then contact the company to get the best price.
Make a Mock Booking
On a cruise, website, go through as far as you can without actually paying for the holiday. Make sure you fill in the part with your email. Even though you haven’t booked anything the cruise line will have your details and know that you are interested. They will probably email you to see encourage you to book the holiday. Also, let you know about any price changes. You can then decide when the price has changed enough for you and make a booking.
Check for Cabins
Again if you go through the very beginning of the booking. Just the part that lets you choose your cabin You will be able to get quite a good idea of how many cabins are left. Also how quickly they are filling up. This will enable you to decide how long you can leave it before making a booking. Do the same thing over 4 or 5 days and this should give you a good idea how fast the ship is filling up.
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