Weekly email of our best stuff
Hello and welcome to contact us page at eProfits
How can we help you today?
Cruising is a great way to see a number of destinations, all during one holiday. Prices, however, can vary signific...
Cruising is a great way to see a number of destinations, all during one holiday. Prices, however, can vary significantly. According to Mark Murphy, the CEO of Travalliance, cruise lines are “desperate” to sell empty staterooms before cruises depart.
As such, it’s often possible to bag yourself a serious bargain on a cruise holiday. Here are some tips to help you do so.
The basic “inside stateroom” cabins on some cruise ships can feel claustrophobic to some, but if you plan to go on lots of shore excursions and make the most of the boat’s facilities, you may use your cabin for little more than sleeping.
If this applies to you, think about whether you’d be happy with this kind of cabin. Inside staterooms are often incredibly cheap compared to those with picture windows or balconies.
Modern, independent travellers rarely use traditional travel agencies nowadays, but these agencies do sometimes offer great deals on cruises. Just make sure you use a reputable agency that’s not going to go bust and take your money with it!
As stated above, cruise lines are keen to fill their cabins so that there are more people on board to purchase drinks, excursions and extras. If you can go on a cruise at short notice, look out for late bookings, where prices can drop dramatically.
Off-season cruises may mean potentially rougher seas and inclement weather, but they also mean lower prices.
Plenty of cruise ships change their location between the winter and summer seasons, perhaps moving between the Mediterranean and Caribbean.
When the ships relocate, they usually take passengers with them, and the prices are consistently low. So if you are happy to fly back to your origin at the end and enjoy plenty of sea days, a relocation cruise could be perfect.