Don't Settle For Less On Your Discount Cruise!

by Dean Caporella - Date: 2007-05-04 - Word Count: 526 Share This!

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 commitments to be able to take time off at short notice?

Discount Cruise Fact

There is some important preparation to do before a discount cruise such as making sure you have important documents such as passports, understanding the dress code allowed, health and safety issues and boarding and behavioral etiquette. Your booking agent will be able to fill you in on what preparation needs to be performed.

Planning Your Discount Cruise

Whether you decide to take a discount cruise through the Caribbean or to Alaska, planning is important. For inexperienced travelers, here are some handy planning tips which you may not be aware of and will help make your cruise a much more enjoyable experience.

- Before booking a stateroom without a view, just inquire about the pricing for a room with a view. In many instances, there is not a lot of difference in price and it could be the difference between really enjoying your discount cruise or just enjoying it!

- Always learn about the destinations you are going to visit or stop at. If you have decided to get off at these stops, then if possible, book ahead. I remember my first cruise very well and it was a learning experience. I missed out on a vital trip ashore I was so looking forward to but didn't make it! I became a familiar face at the bar that day!

- The same applies to some of the restaurants with fine dining areas usually booking out well beforehand.

- Always consider bringing on board a backpack with some essential holiday items such as a swimsuit. Why, because if you leave it in your main suitcase it may be sometime before it shows up in your room. Come on, you're on vacation and there's no time to waste!

Sniffing Out A Discount Cruise

Your travel agent is really a great place to start when searching for discount cruises. Travel agents will usually be your last stop. They receive cabins in bulk and can really sit down and talk shop with you. The advice you receive from trained holiday specialists is invaluable particularly if this is your first cruise. There are other alternatives such as going online or even dealing directly with the cruise company although this is not usually recommended by cruise experts if you are looking for the best cheap cruise deals.

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