If you’re like most travelers, finances are going to play a major role in how to choose a cruise that is perfect for you and your family. For day 8 in our 12 days of cruising (Christmas!), we are giving you eight ways to save big on your cruise vacation.
1. Sail During Off-Season
Cruise fares are a lot like airline prices or hotel stays. They ebb and flow depending on demand and especially the time of year. A big example of this is hurricane season in the Bahamas and Caribbean. During the months where summer turns to fall, hurricanes are the most likely. Because of the problems that can arise when a cruise is scheduled to sail those waters during that time, prices tend to be lower. Another factor is that this is when kids are going back to school, so families are settling back into the regular routine. One piece of advice if you’re sailing during this time, is buy travel insurance. Though cruise lines are very good about compensating for altered plans due to weather, it’s still better to be safe rather than sorry!
2. Book a Guaranteed Stateroom
Booking a guaranteed room basically means that you pay for a particula