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Cruising online on a budget

Does the word ‘cruise’ whip up sentiments of wistfulness and longing, of pain owing to the knowledge that it is only a pipe dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that really. You’ll probably be surprised to know that there are many ways of cruising on a budget. You just need to be cognizant of the resources at your disposal. To begin with, are you aware that you can go online to find the best cruise deals possible.

Does the word ‘cruise’ whip up sentiments of wistfulness and longing, of pain owing to the knowledge that it is only a pipe dream? Well, it doesn’t have to be like that really. You’ll probably be surprised to know that there are many ways of cruising on a budget. You just need to be cognizant of the resources at your disposal. To begin with, are you aware that you can go online to find the best cruise deals possible? Well, perhaps you are but like a lot of people are tentative about using this tool. To be sure, this is the easiest way available to you. But a lot of people are scared of being scammed and rightly so. But then reflect on this: how would you know that a physically evident brick and mortar travel outlet will not scam you?

 Now that you are past this (largely) mental hurdle you can make an informed comparison at your own leisure and time and click on to the link of the best deals online. You would first have to decide on your destination. Is it Hawaii or Havana, Jericho or Jakarta? If you are taking your family along you might like to consult with them first. You might also want to discuss with them the type of cruise they are likely to consider. Some companies offer 3-night cruise packages for as little as $ 249 with sports and entertainment thrown in for good measure. Keep your credit card handy as online deals on cruise packages tend to evaporate like ether.
 
Do bear in mind that most luxury cruises do not cater to families in cases you are thinking of going on one. Look into cabin options and activities available for children before going online and clicking. Cruise lines like the Royal Caribbean and Carnival come with wide berths and adjoining commodious cabins, even family suites. Also, do not forget to enquire about the age limit pertaining to child travel. In case you still want to go through an agent who is (reassuringly) physically present and who will ensure the best deal possible for you, don’t forget to check back online for one last time, though.

Another aspect of online cruise travel you might like to consider is the itinerary. Some people are not so keen on recreational activities aboard as on excursions or travel to distant and remote places. Bahamas Cruises and Bermuda Cruises are particularly popular for that reason. There are certain private islands that allow ships to dock for the entire day so that you can explore to your heart’s content while enjoying the ship’s recreational activities.

 Another tip: the best time to catch the best deals online or otherwise – is between January and March. This is the time that cruise lines offer the best deals you can ever think of even though this year they might not put out too many concessions owing to the ongoing recession. But that is even more reason to book your cruise earlyArticle Submission, that too online!


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Mike Greaves is a self-made entrepreneur, a well known travel consultant and internet marketer. Over the years he has traveled across the world and has numerous writings credited to his name in many renowned publications.  His areas of writing include travel experiences including reviews of online deals and best deals



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