So, you've decided to go on a cruise, perhaps your first venture on a vacation at sea and you're a little overwhelmed. You have to consider how much you're willing to pay for the cruise, whether to book an inexpensive inside cabin or splurge on a suite, and which cruise line and ship are right for you. Add dinner seatings, shore excursions and cabin location to the list, and planning a relaxing getaway suddenly seems like a second job.
Predicting where and when cruise shoppers are most likely to find dirt-cheap seven-night Caribbean cruises, elusive five-category upgrades or truly generous onboard credit requires a crystal ball.
We pumped a couple of knowledgeable cruise sellers for their best tips on finding low cruise fares, especially as 2013 is something of an anomaly year for deal-seekers. Cruise lines generally launch their splashiest sales in January and February -- what industry insiders call "Wave Season," when they hope to entice people to book by offering free upgrades, free or reduced-cost air and reasonable cruise fares. However, Wave Season was temporarily derailed in 2012 when Costa Concordia sank, causing cruise lines to suspend advertising for a short while and distracted vacationers to delay making vacation decisions. The upshot? Some great last-minute Mediterranean deals for April, but as of yet, no long-term impact or fire-sale deals are expected.
Active Holidays is connected with several cruise tour operators and affiliates with cruise brokers to search and compare the best selling cruises and obtain best deals on cruises.
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