Want to cruise around the globe but not empty out your retirement fund for the trip? Knowing how to cruise on a budget and where to find cheap cruise deals is the key to your success.
Things You'll Need
- Computer with Internet access
- Credit card
- Destination Idea
How to Get a Cheap Cruise
Knowing where to look for special, and especially cheap, cruise sales is the key to successfully booking a great trip. Research the average fares before booking your trip. Know if you are paying too much. Start by deciding how many days you want to travel, which port you want to depart from and where your destination will be.
Always be searching for a better deal. Travel agents and discount travel Web sites will tell you that their deal is the best, but keep looking. Until you are satisfied with the price you are paying for your trip, always be looking for a lower price. Discount travel sites that specialize in cruise fares tend to offer the best rates.
Visit www.travelzoo.com for a universal price list and deal comparison. This site provides prices, deals, and locations for various cruises from any port. Review the cost of your trip based on any pertinent deals found here.
Continue searching by going to www.cruisenow.com for additional deals. This site specializes in cruises and cruise specials. Be prepared to book while searching--most deals noted are only offered during a 48-hour window to ensure bookings.
Find and book your trip. Use your credit card to secure your rate and space on your cruise. It is important to know a little bit about the ship you'll be on, the location you'll be arriving at and the climate to expect. Finally, have fun.