Are you among the 80% of the population who have never been on a cruise? If so, you are missing out on a whole world of amazing! Cruising is one of the best adventures out there and it can be perfect for you and your loved ones and friends. Just imagine…. A light breeze blowing over you as you sit by the pool in the warm sun reading a book. Waiters pass by asking if you need a drink. They bring it right back to you with a cute little umbrella too. Feeling a little too warm? You can take a quick dip in the pool to cool off. Feeling a little hungry? Just take 30 steps over to the hamburger or taco bar in the buffet and grab a quick snack to tide you over. And now you have the perfect image of relaxation. All for a reasonable price that doesn’t break the bank when you choose cruising!
A quick “escape” is ready for you on any cruise that you choose. Cruises are as varied as the stars in the sky. There is something for everyone. No matter what you are looking to do. Here are a few tips we think will help you decide which cruise is right for you:
- Decide how much time you are able to spend on this trip. Cruises vary from 3 days, 4 days, 7 days, 10-14 days, or even up to a year long cruise. Be sure to include a day or more of travel in the beginning and the end of your trip depending on how far away you are headed.
- Think about what you want to do on this cruise. Do you want to see Europe, hit the beach, see a glacier, or just getaway? Once you have decided what you want to accomplish on your cruise it will be much easier to find the cruise you want.
- Decide what time of year you are available to travel. If you have kids and you don’t want them to miss school then you will be using holiday breaks (summer, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring break). But if you want to avoid the crowds and the higher prices, shoot for the off seasons. Usually the best times of year for Americans are September, October, January and February when everyone else goes back to school or work after the breaks.
- Pricing. How much can you spend on this cruise? Most cruises let you put down a small deposit at first. You can then make deposits on your trip. The farther out the cruise, the longer you have to pay off your trip. Final payments are due at least 75 days prior to the sailing date for 2, 3, or 4-night cruise vacations and 90 days prior to the sailing date for 7-night or longer cruise vacations.
With all of these awesome tips you should be ready to book. Fill out our CONTACT US form to get a full detailed quote on your next trip.
Sara puts the A in AWESOME deal-finding. She is a world traveler with Disney on the brain. Her 4 kids and fun-loving hubby keep her happy and healthy. In her spare time she browses the internet for crazy deals and location information, just look at our Pinterest account! She also enjoys hiking, snowshoeing, reading, all things Disney, exercising and ghost town exploring.