With more than 40 years in the cruise industry, National Discounted Cruise Lines or National Discounted Cruise Co. is one America’s leading cruise discounters. National Discounted Cruise Lines (NDC) has been recognized by Crystal Cruises as one of the “Top 50” cruise companies in the United States, and it also received the Cruise Connoisseur Award for outstanding sales from Oceania Cruises. In fact, National Discounted Cruise Lines is the largest seller of Oceania Cruise in the Mid-Atlantic region. NDC has also received awards from the following cruise companies: Princess Cruises, Radisson Seven Seas, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Cunard Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines. Holland America, and ms Paul Gauguin.
While National Discounted Cruise Co. handles all kinds of cruises from budget to family and adventure to luxury, the staff has extensive experience with serving the luxury cruise client. The company’s website has all of the tools traveler’s need to search for the perfect cruise – and at a discounted price! The website features a cruise search, information on cruise destinations and embarkation ports, information about land tours, tour destinations, and hotels and resorts around the world. If you’re looking for the best deals, the National Discounted Cruise Lines website also has an excellent “Hot Deals” section where you can search for the best cruise values on just about every major cruise line in existence today, as well as luxury deals, and deals on NDC’s private collection cruises which are typically through the higher end cruise lines.
Another excellent feature is the National Discount Cruise Lines “Cruise Tips” section which offers answers to frequently asked questions, and not-so-frequently asked questions! NDC receives special promotions and discounts from every major cruise line, so by booking through NDC, you are guaranteed some of the biggest cruise discounts and lowest rates available. National Discounted Cruise Lines offers the following informational about “Competitive Pricing.”
“Many travelers are often misled about ‘promotional advertising’ and ‘special discounts’ that may appear in newspapers or direct mail advertising. Here’s the scoop in what it all means.”
50% -80% off the Second Passenger: This relates to cruise lines offering a 25% -40% per person discount on a specific sailing.
Early Booking Discounts: Cruise lines offer discounts for booking early. The cruise brochure will feature names like “Breakthrough Rates”. “Super Savers”, “Love Boat Savers”, which designates that there will be an upfront discount for booking early.
2-for-1 or Second Passenger Sails Free: Highly promoted and one of the best discounts available to consumers. Basically, this means 50% off per person on the full cruise fare.
Added Value: On select sailing’s cruise lines will offer promotions such as free cabin upgrades, shipboard credits, pre or post hotel accommodations, free shore excursions. Special reduced airfares are a popular inducement to book early.
Senior Citizen Specials: Very popular with all cruise lines. One person in cabin must be at least 55 years or older to receive discounts.
Reduced Rate or Free Air Add-ons: All cruise lines offer special reduced airfares in conduction with their cruises. Special promotions on select sailings may include Free Air or special discounts for Business Class airfare.
Group Discounts: Clubs, associations, family reunions, incentive and corporate meetings can take advantage of special group fares for booking as little as five cabins. Excellent way to earn a free cruise depending upon number of cruisers.
Repositioning Cruises: Substantial savings are available on ships that reposition from the Caribbean to Europe or Alaska and back again. Leisure itineraries and extended stays at sea make repositioning cruises very popular.
Alumni Discounts: To reward past cruisers and appreciation of loyalty to the cruise line, Alumni discounts offer additional savings over promotional cruise fares.
Credit Card Promotions: American Express, Visa, MasterCard offer continuous promotions with all the major cruise lines. Discounts can be in the form of up front savings, cabin upgrades, and Ship Board Credits.
If you would like to speak with a live National Discount Cruise Lines travel specialist, call 1-800-788-8108 Monday-Friday from 9:30 a.m.-9:00 pm. EST. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Est. President of National Discount Cruise Co., Elaine Lerner, is a member of the Cruise Line International Association (CLIA), the largest cruise association in the world, and the Signature Travel Network. National Discount Cruise Co. Website: www.nationaldiscountcruise.com.