Planning a holiday adventure can be quite stressful. Having an idea of what you would like to do can add even more stress, especially when you are on a tight budget and don’t think you can afford a memorable vacation for you and your loved ones.
Today, there are more options than ever from which to choose. One very exciting adventure that many people would like to experience is a cruise, but many find that the expense is too great and quickly change their mind.
What a lot of people don’t realize is that the cost of taking a cruise has come down significantly. There is also an increasing number of companies offering heavy discounts for slower times of the year, when vacations and travel are not as prevalent. This is a win/win situation, as those who are looking to travel economically can do so at this time, and it also helps keep the industry alive.
If you have never been on a cruise before, the ship has a lot to offer its guests. There are even some cruise lines that have family packages so that those who are looking for a unique family vacation can have a great time, without breaking the bank.
Most popular cruise lines have older ships in their fleet which they use for discount cruises. This is because it may cost more to renovate the ship than to maintain it and use it in another capacity so the fleets decide to keep the ships afloat and working. Sometimes you can even find last minute cruises available on these ships for under $100 per person!
There are even some cruise lines that have converted older vessels, such as ferries, into smaller cruise ships for shorter cruises. With these types of vessels you can find some great cruise deals if you aren’t concerned about being able to swim on the ship or some of the other activities. If your main goal is simply getting from point A to B, then this may be a great way to travel.
One thing to remember is that the price of the cruise is reflected in the length of time for which you would like to travel. You can find cruises that last several weeks and these will be a bit more pricey, however many people don’t really have the time for a long cruise. Weekend cruises are typically the best deal for many travelers and when traveling on the older vessels, you will find that these vacations are just as memorable as the more expensive ones. You get the same great service, shows, food and tons of fun.
One great site to learn more about discount cruises, particularly if you are interested in South Pacific, Australian or New Zeland cruises is Cruise About!