7 Tips For Securing The Best Cruise Fare

Cruising is an awesome way to explore the world. You get to move from one beautiful location to another while only having to unpack once. Oh, and your price includes practically everything!

When it comes to booking your cruise, it's my job to make sure you not only select a cruise that's right for you, but to also do everything I can to help you get the best price possible.

With this in mind, here are 7 tips to help you get the best cruise fare:

1. Book early - Booking early is one of the best ways to get the best deal on a cruise. In today's high demand market, it's not unusual for the best price to be when itineraries are first released.

2. Be flexible - The flexibility to travel at different times of the year and move around dates can save you money. In other words, be willing to look at off-season and shoulder dates. Sometimes just being willing to move up or back one week can save several hundred dollars.

3. Consider a repositioning cruise -  Repositioning cruises are when cruise lines need to move a ship from one port to another and can offer significant discounts. Transatlantic and Panama Canal transits are great examples of repositioning cruises.

4. Last-minute deals - I realize this is a little counter to #1, but if you can be flexible with your dates/destination and be willing/able to travel last minute, you can sometimes still find last-minute deals.

5. Special discounts - Cruise companies often offer special discounts for seniors, military personnel, first responders, families, etc. Be sure to make us aware of any of these you may be eligible for so we can search for availability.

6. Group rates - If you’re traveling with a group we can look at taking advantage of any group rates that may be available. These rates are typically less than individual rates and also may include additional on board credits and other perks.

7. Package deals - If your cruise plans require air travel and a hotel room on either end of your cruise, we can help you look for a package deal that include airfare, hotel, and cruise.

By following these 7 tips, I can help you save money and get the best value for your next cruise. Happy cruising!

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