Just about every major cruise line offers discounted cruises at any given time of the year. The best place to look for these discounted cruises is online. Each cruise line website has a special page for discounted cruises called “Hot Deals,” “Specials,” “Special Offers,” or “promotions.” On this page you will find current deals, future deals, and last minute deals. Cruise lines often offer discounted cruises for booking early or last minute, for booking off-season, if you book online, or if you book with a group.
Cruise lines prefer to sell out in advance, so you cruisers can cash in on significant savings just for booking well in advance. Cruise lines offer discounted cruises for booking last minute as well. If staterooms have not been booked several weeks or so before the cruise departs, prices may be reduced by as much as 75%.
If you don’t mind booking off-season, in addition to discounts, you will also enjoy smaller crowds and special discounts and lower prices on everything from shore excursion adventures and shopping to restaurants and hotel stays. Discounted cruises are often available during slow or shoulder seasons in year round destinations. The following is a list of destinations and their slow seasons:
-Alaska, May and September
-Bermuda, April-May and September-October
-Canada/New England, July-August
-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
Other ways to enjoy discounted cruises include inquiring about special senior rates and booking with popular cruise lines. Some of the world’s most popular cruise lines include:
-Carnival Cruise Lines
-Celebrity Cruises, Crystal Cruises
-Disney Cruise Line
-Holland America Line
-Norwegian Cruise Line
-Seabourn Cruise Line
-Regent Seven Seas
To qualify for a senior rate, you must be 55 or older. There are two ways to book a discounted cruise if you are a senior: you can call a cruise travel specialist or book directly with the cruise line. Proof of age is required. To enjoy discount cruises for groups and families it might be a good idea to book your cruise through a cruise travel specialist for the best deals or if you have a cruise line in mind, contact a live cruise travel agent.
To find the perfect discounted cruise, you can visit any of the following popular discounted cruises websites or discount booking search engines listed below. The sites listed here offer access to some of the lowest cruise prices on the market, a convenient way to shop and compare, and you can even book your cruise, if you’re prepared to purchase your tickets right away.
To find out more about discounted cruises, you can visit any number of cruise review websites to read reviews from real passengers, with real experiences. While there are many cruise review websites to choose from, some of the most popular (and reliable) cruise review websites are: