Cheap Cruises – Sometimes It’s Horses For Courses
As with drinks packages, finding something that’s not just a cheap cruise but, more importantly, the right cheap cruise, requires bringing a little self-knowledge to the party. Additionally, patience and a keen eye won’t go amiss!
So, don’t be seduced by how much money you’re, allegedly, saving. Be patient, think twice, and make sure that you actually want the cheap cruise that you’re considering, rather than just the saving that’s being offered. That way your cheap cruise will also be a genuine bargain, rather than a potential white elephant.
Another golden rule is to make sure you’ve taken each and every element of your cruise holiday into account from a cost perspective. If you think you’ve spotted your cheap cruise with a drinks package make sure you check that you’re not just saving a small fortune on the cruise element, only to discover that your flights are exorbitantly expensive – or, simply, sold out! Similarly, what looks like a cheap cruise in terms of the basic package, may well end up costing you rather more when you receive the final reckoning – a drinks package will help save you money, but check other extras too!
Are Cheap Cruises Always A Last Minute Thing?
Certainly not, is the short answer! These days cruise companies are wary of being left with lots of empty cabins, so they do their level best to fill them from the get go. That said, if you’re flexible with your dates and not hugely fussed about where your cabin is or how, exactly, it is appointed, it might be worth your while to play a waiting game.
But, do be careful, if you’ve found what looks to be the perfect cheap cruise and you can match it with just the right drinks package, you might well want to bag that bargain before someone else does!