booking a cruise

Booking a Cruise

Where should I book my cruise?

Booking a cruise online has never been easier, you can now visit the cruise line’s website and book your cruise with confidence. They have a very straightforward, easy to follow booking process.

When should I book my cruise?

If there is a particular cruise you are interested in and you have a cabin and dining preference, always book early to avoid disappointment. Cruise lines may offer early booking discounts with reasonable deposits, enabling you to get exactly what you want as soon as they come on sale.

If, however, you aren’t too fussed on the cabin locaiton or your dining times, a lot of cruise lines have saver fares which are often cheaper than their brochure prices, but come with limitations, such as not being able to select your cabin number or dining time and certain other restrictions depending on the cruise line, if this doens’t bother you, it’s a great way of getting a better price. These saver fares are often available as a late deal off on cruises that have been particularly slow to sell.

If you want to book a Christmas or New Year cruise, or even a cruise going in the school holidays, it is always recommended to book early as these are very popular and can sell out very quickly.

What to look for when booking

Always keep an eye out on the latest offers, cruise lines offer many incentives to customers, these can include on board spend (money to spend whilst you are on board your cruise), free car parking at the port, and occasionally some will offer free drinks packages.

If booking early, you should get the choice of on board spend or free car parking, the on board spend will vary depending on the grade of cabin you book and when you book. On a saver fare, you are unlikely to be offered any of these benefits, it’s always worth comparing the cost of the two options.