Air adventures, scuba diving, rainforest exploration, historic tours, and whale watching are just a few of the many different types of exciting excursions passengers will enjoy during a cruise vacation. If you managed to find a discount cruise by booking with a group, booking in advance, booking off-season or even booking last minute, wouldn’t it be nice if you could enjoy the same savings on air adventure excursions or any other excursion you can think of? Well, you can!
It’s easy to secure a discount on air adventure excursions if you go by the some of the same rules as you did for booking your discount cruise. While it is possible to book your air adventure excursion last minute, it may be tough as most excursions tend to fill up months (and months) in advance. To enjoy discount air adventure excursions, its best to book in advance, book with a group, book through a travel agent or book during slow season. Keep in mind that slow seasons differ depending on destination. For example, slow or “shoulder” season for say Alaska, may differ from the Mexican Riviera. Here is a list of destinations and their slow seasons: Alaska, May and September; Bermuda, April-May and September-October; Canada/New England, July-August; the Caribbean, late April-May, September-early January; Hawaii, late August, late November, and February; Mexican Riviera, early January and May, October-November; Eastern and Western Mediterranean, March-April and September-November.
Much like cruises, air adventure excursions would much prefer to book in advance, so you may enjoy discounts just for booking months in advance. Also, much like cruise lines, if you you’re your excursion with a group, the adventure company just might offer a significant discount depending on the number of participants. You can also almost always find Internet only specials for air adventure excursions, so feel free to go directly to the adventure company’s website once you have booked your cruise or let your local cruise travel agent handle it for you.
Want to find out what others are saying about discount air adventure excursions or other popular cruise excursions before you book? Check out the following cruise reviews websites for the scoop!
Cruisecritic.com offers more than just passenger reviews, this site has several search functions to help you find everything from bargains and discounts to theme cruises, and exotic itineraries. The site also includes features, news, planning tools, and a variety of cruise message boards where fellow cruisers can exchange stories and information.
Cruisemates.com offers short passenger reviews and ratings. The two types of ratings include: star ratings and value ratings. Star ratings are based on one question: “how good is this ship?” One star is the worst, five stars is the best. Cruisemates.com takes everything from age and accommodations to food, service, and entertainment into account when rating the worlds cruise ships. Value ratings or “thumbs up” ratings are all about the “Bang for your Buck.” Five thumbs up means the ship is an excellent value while one thumb up means you won’t find much of anything that resembles a value here.
Passenger reviews, ratings, rankings, and popularity contests at Cruisereviewsonline.com find out which cruise ships are at the top and which ones are not. Get other information on cruise lines, as well as information, ratings and rankings on embarkation ports, and ports-of-call.
Cruisereport.com offers the lowdown on cruise lines from A to Z. Unbiased passenger reviews, cruise searches, quotes, and feature articles are just a few of the sites extras. You can also search for “the perfect cruise,” and browse through news pieces about cruising. After checking out their ratings and reviews, you can also search for discounts and deals. With more than 50,000 visitors per month, Cruisereport.com has information on roughly 8,500 current sailings.
Cruisedirectonline.com relies on reader surveys to help keeps reviews & ratings in check. In addition to cruise ship reviews and ratings, visitors to the site will find top ten and top thirty lists, as well as feature articles about the best of the best in the world of cruises. The site has other information about discounts, as well as information on roughly 12,000 sailings. Cruise Direct Online has been featured in Frommer’s Budget Travel Magazine, and on MSNBC, CNBC, MSN Money, and more.