Cruising has become a favourite mode of leisure travel for many people and is becoming more and more popular.
One has to be very careful while booking, as the price tag displayed can have a bunch of unexpected hidden charges, and at the end of your tour, you may find it turned out a lot more expensive than planned for.
Following are few suggestions, tips to get the best value for money while cruising –
Plan your holiday in advance and shortlist the most suitable cruise ship for you depending upon the budget. Cruise liners offer a wide range of cruises from a couple of days excursions to even a 100 day trip on the sea.
Book early and be little flexible about travel dates – Just like any other travel industry cruise liners offer massive discounts during off season. Also booking around 90 to 120 days in advance will fetch you some benefit.
Choose the right cabin – This totally depends on you. If you opt for a “cabin guarantee” then you are assured to get a cabin from the category you have mentioned. But you won’t have a choice of booking a cabin with balcony, front view etc. Remember most-expensive and least-expensive cabins are sold out first.
Consult the specialists – There are certified cruise specialists services available, and they know which low-cost internet offers are actually not right also they can advise you which cruise offers best and budget facilities making your tour the most memorable one.
Group Bookings – Most of these cruises offer huge discounts on group booking. Plan a trip by getting your family members and friends along with you on board.
Travel Insurance and personal documents – Travel insurance is a must while going for a cruise holiday. The policy should cover missed connections, lost or delayed baggage, emergency medical expenses and emergency legal assistance. Ensure to carry personal documents mentioned in your ticket such as government issued picture I.D, passport etc.