Money-Saving Cruise Tips Video
When it comes to saving money on a cruise, timing is everything. Here are three tips from our Travel + Leisure Quick Tips video series.
Tip 1: Plan ahead.
You always want to plan in advance. Cruise lines release early booking discounts up to a year in advance, and they may be as deep as 20 percent off.
Tip 2: Travel during shoulder season.
Travel during off-peak months. For Europe, that means April and October for both river Mediterranean cruises. For Alaska, shoulder seasons are September and May. For cruises to Antarctica, it’s November.
Tip 3: Know the Caribbean lulls.
Cruises to the Caribbean have their own price structure. Fares are lowest for departures just before and after the holidays, so consider traveling the first two weeks of December or mid-January.