You can never have enough money, but cruises are a great way to spend it while still getting your favorite vacation fix. And cruises aren’t just for rich people—you can make the most of your trip regardless of limited finances. By taking a cruise, you can:
Figure out where you want to go before booking that first vacation. Cruises are so affordable they don’t require a hefty deposit like regular hotels do. Instead, just look for bargains and save up for your honeymoon or first holiday destination.
Think about what kind of traveler you are. If it’s your first time on a cruise, consider splurging on the deluxe version so you can experience everything from the front-row seat (and maybe even get a little wet). If you’re adventurous and looking for an upfront sensory overload, consider the budget cruise options with less immersive experiences like comedy shows and theme parks.
Decide where you want to go before booking that first vacation.
A great way to plan your cruise is to decide where you want to go first. Begin with the big boy, Royal Caribbean, and see where your savings grow. Then, take your momentum and move on to the smaller ships. You can also consider taking a cruise as a honeymoon gift. You’ll be spoilt for choice with so many options and can decide what kind of vacation you want to have.
Cruises are so affordable they don’t require a hefty deposit like regular hotels do. Instead, just look for bargains and save up for your honeymoon or first holiday destination.
Most cruises have “deal fares” that drop the cost of the cruise by a significant amount. Look for regular deals and ask if there’s a special on your favorite ship. If not, you can usually find a discounted cruise on sale in December each year.
Think about what kind of traveler you are and target your vacation.
If you’re a first-time cruiser, you may be a little unsure of yourself. Take some time to get to know your travel companions and the crew. Ask them how they got on and what they loved about their cruises. If you’re looking for an upfront sensory overload, consider the budget cruise options with less immersive experiences like comedy shows and theme parks.
Look Into Onboard Activities To Keep You Engaged During Your Vacation
You’re bound to be bored on a cruise, and that’s perfectly normal. You’re there for the vacation, not the honeymoon. So, instead of looking for ways to spent your time, look for ways to keep yourself engaged and interested. Here are a few ways to do that:
Go passive – Asking cabin service for anything may seem imposing, but in reality, you’re just looking to get your cotillion room ready. So instead of ordering an extra-special dinner or an extravagant vacation day excursion, just focus on getting your cotillion room ready.
Do something you enjoy – If you’re in the mood to relax, consider doing activities that you enjoy. You might even consider taking a few of your cruise-mates so you can have some company while you get some down time.
Shop-Shop – Most cruises have an official shopping arcade, but you can also find great deals at local stores and antiques malls.
Get a Free Cruise Ticket Or A Discount On An Upcoming Departure Day
Depending on when you book your cruise, you may be able to get a free cruise ticket or discounted on an upcoming departure day. Contact your cruise line for more information.
Cruises aren’t just for rich people—you can make the most of your trip regardless of limited finances. Just by heading out for a few months, you can experience a variety of places and cultures and save money in the process.