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Around 26 million people( go on a cruise every single year!

That’s a lot of lucky individuals gallivanting around the globe in the luxury of a cruise liner.

However, that good fortune comes at a cost.

Cruises have a reputation for being remarkably expensive. Don’t be put off though! You can find a great deal if you know how and where to look.

Looking for a discount cruise? Read on to discover 5 top tips for finding one.

1. Book Last Minute
Anyone can find fantastic, affordable cruise deals.(
One of the best ways to do it is to wait until the last minute to book! After all, cruises want to fill their berths. It isn’t in their financial or reputational interest to leave empty spaces on board.

As such, they’ll crash their prices when any berths are left unfilled. Bag yourself a bargain by looking for a cruise at short notice.

2. Be Flexible with Dates
Of course, booking at the last minute comes at a cost.

You can’t be too picky about when you go away! When you’re after a bargain, you have to take what you can get. Only attempt the last-minute approach when you’re happy to be flexible with your cruise dates.

3. Be Flexible with Locations
Try being flexible with where you take your cruise as well.

A trip around the Caribbean might be your cruise of choice. However, the price for a few weeks cruising through the Mediterranean could be far cheaper.

Remember, you can’t be too picky in your bid to save money. Being open to any destination (at any given date) will open the door to lower prices.

Just make sure that any difference in airfare doesn’t eat away the price advantages!

4. Go During School Times
Here’s another timing-related tip:

Go outside of peak season! More specifically, look for cruises when the kids are all at school. These times of year offer a great chance of finding discounted tickets.

This makes sense when you realize how family-friendly cruises can be. They’re a favorite vacation option for large families. Rates come down when families (and kids) are caught up in their schooling activities.

The basic lesson is this: go cruising when others can’t!

5. Go As a Group
Finally, consider going on a cruise with a big bunch of people.

Take all your friends and family! Booking as a group tends to result in bulk savings. It’s like buying wholesale- the more you buy, the greater the discount.

The price for an individual ticket comes down as a result.

Cruise Your Way to a Great Deal
Millions of people go on cruises every year.

And who can blame them! There’s nothing better than cruising in luxury through beautiful parts of the world. Are you thinking of doing it too?

Well, thankfully, you don’t have to pay through the nose to book your tickets. As we’ve seen, there are plenty of ways to bag a bargain.

Hopefully, the information in this post will help you find a great deal!

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