It may be closer to Easter than Christmas, but here is the Allinclusive-Cruises really helpful tips on securing cheap cruises.
Understanding how the system works:
To get the Cheapest Cruise price you need to understand how the system works. During the peak booking season, January to April, most of the best cruises are sold, for the highest prices. This leaves two other cheap cruise booking points. The first when cruise agents and cruise operators are quiet during November and December. And the second is to leave it to the last minute. Both work well, of course it is nice to know where and when you are going.
So in brief the two times for cheaper cruises are:
- Book it last minute style
- Book it in November or December
If you are looking cheap cruises don’t go direct to the Cruise Operator:
The way cruises are marketed and the cheaper cruises in particular, are sold just like every other product, supply and demand and bulk buying power.
The larger cruise agents buy up cabins on the most sought after cruises, and then sell them throughout the year, at a discounted price compared to the cruise company. This is just enough to make a profit but a good deal for the public.
- Use a cruise agent, a specialist such as Allinclusive-Cruises.
Ask for Free Stuff:
Don’t be afraid to enquire about discounts and upgrades. If you’re booking with a cruise agent make look for any promotional freebies on their site. This can help make the price seem that bit more justifiable. You’d be amazed at how many of the cruise operators give the cruise agents incentives to help them sell cheap cruises.
- Incentives such as, on-board spending money, free excursions, cabin upgrades.
- Ask for free stuff.
ABTA / ATOL protected:
We only use ABTA / ATOL bonded agents as a booking agent. In addition you are best to use a credit card when paying. This makes the credit card company liable, just in case anything goes wrong.
- Use ABTA / ATOL protected agent and a credit card.