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You Will Need
- Internet access
- Time off
Decide on a port
Find a port that is close so that you don't have to add in the cost of an airline ticket. Landlocked? Settle for a port that is close to an airport to avoid extra travel costs.
Search deals online
Check cruise and travel websites for package deals. You can also ask friends and family who are former cruisers if they have been offered special deals through mail or e-mail. They may be able to book a great package for you.
Choose off-season travel dates
Choose travel dates during off-seasons and during the week for price cuts. By booking your tickets 6 months or more in advance, you can receive deeper discounts.
Try last-minute deals
Select last-minute deals if you have an open schedule or can take time off work at the last minute. If you don't have a particular date in mind, the flexibility to go any time will save you a bundle.
Check with a travel agent
Inquire about deals and cruise packages with a local travel agent.
Compare cruise lines
Compare ship offerings, room availability, pricing options, and destinations. Some online searches offer a side-by-side comparison feature.
Choose an interior cabin
Book an interior cabin, one without windows, for a less expensive option.
Make travel arrangements
Make any necessary travel arrangements for airfare or car rental as package deals with your cruise to receive additional discounts. Once you've made your purchase, get those bags packed for a fun-filled trip at sea.