Sail Into Super Savings

The new week has generated a tidal wave of savings for cruise fans.  If you are a veteran high seas voyager or you’re looking to take your first major sail, now is the time to act. Norwegian Cruise Line just announced a new promotion which issues free upgrades to passengers with new bookings.  The “Upgrade and Go” sale allows travelers to book a balcony cabin for the price of an oceanview cabin, or an oceanview cabin for the price of a windowless interior cabin. The sale is applicable to Caribbean, Bahamas, Florida, Hawaii and Europe cruises.  In addition, customers booking … Continue reading

Consider a Cheap Cruise

Despite video of stranded ships and tales of irate passengers going viral, the cruise industry insists that it is not sinking.  However, in an effort to entice travelers, many cruise companies are offering super sales on late summer sailings. If you are looking to take the plunge and book a voyage in the near future, consider the following to keep costs down: Travel Agents:  If you are a first-time cruiser, opt to use an experienced travel agent.  Many of these travel experts that specialize in cruises do not charge for their services because they are paid a commission by the … Continue reading

Summer Sailing Sale

If sailing off into a stunning summer sunset without sinking your entire vacation budget seems too good to be true, think again. For a limited time, Princess Cruises is offering a summer clearance sale on voyages to Alaska and Europe.  The promotion features savings of up to 50% off rack rates on more than 200 summer sailings.  It also includes on-board credits of $25 to $100 depending on the type of accommodations you book.  For example, if you book an interior or ocean-view cabin on sailings of up to nine days, you will receive $25 in credit. However, if you … Continue reading

Getting More Bang for Your Cruise Buck

Passengers on Disney’s oldest cruise ship will soon get more bang for their buck thanks to a huge renovation project.  The 15-year-old floating city is getting fitted with a series of phenomenal deck-top attractions, including a massive water slide called the AquaDunk. The Disney Magic’s newest attraction is being built to please passengers looking for thrills and chills at sea.  The water slide will be situated on the ship’s forward funnel and features a translucent tube and trap door where passengers wait a near-vertical free fall. When the door opens, riders drop nearly 40 feet before being shot through a … Continue reading

Stretch Your Dollar at Sea

Royal Caribbean is giving travelers more bang for their buck on the high seas.  The cruise line is getting ready to unveil its most extravagant vessels to date. The new Quantum of the Seas will feature a giant glass capsule connected to a mechanical arm that transports passengers high above the water similar to the London Eye.  Only, you won’t have to fork over an extra $25 per person to ride it.  Rather, a spin on the spectacular attraction will come at no additional charge to any of the 4,180 passengers who book a trip on the massive ship. Royal … Continue reading

The Frugal Cruiser

Nothing is better than setting sail on a relaxing cruise that doesn’t leave your wallet high and dry. These days you don’t have to drain your bank account to afford a dream cruise.  Instead, you can save a bundle by following a few simple money-saving tips.  For example: Size:  When it comes to financing a cruise, size matters.  Massive cruise ships that house thousands of passengers and crew members often offer a boatload of amenities that may cost you a pretty penny.  By opting for a smaller vessel with fewer available goods and services you can reduce the price of … Continue reading

Ways to Save on a Dream Cruise

It’s a myth that the only way you can save on a cruise is to wait until the last-minute to book and take whatever itinerary you can get.  In fact, there are several ways you can afford to escape on a dream voyage without compromising your standards.  After all, cruise lines stand to gain more when they offer discounted cabins rather than set sail with a bunch of empty staterooms.  Even if a cruise line has to lower its rates to entice travelers, it’s still making a profit from passengers purchasing photographs, souvenirs, drinks, spa packages, and other services. The … Continue reading

Float Your Holiday Boat

Tis the season to set sail or at least view a flotilla of festive lights parading on the water. Holiday boat parades are extremely popular this time of year in communities that feature large bodies of water.  The parade of lights is truly a sight to see.  Vessels of all shapes and sizes get decked out in twinkling illuminations and strut their stuff near shorelines crammed with excited onlookers. Among the most popular holiday light boat parades are: December 3rd:  Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat Parade in Hampton, Virginia and Island of Lights Holiday Flotilla in Carolina Beach. December 10th:  Chanel … Continue reading

Score a Deal on a Cruise to Bermuda

Strolling on pink sands, swimming in cobalt blue waters, and enjoying a warm tropical breeze… what better way to spend the first days of fall? You can make the most of your vacation without putting a major dent in your wallet by taking advantage of the incredible bargains various cruise lines are offering on sailings to Bermuda. Take a look: Royal Caribbean If you have $699 to spare consider taking Royal Caribbean’s five-night sail to Bermuda. The voyage departs from Boston and stops in Hamilton, the pastel-hued capital of Bermuda’s main island before making its way to King’s Wharf, where … Continue reading

Major Sale on Alaskan Sailings

The calendar may indicate that we’ve only reached summer’s mid-point, but with September in sight savvy cruisers know this is the time of year when prices for sailings to the 49th State begin dropping like lead balloons. If you don’t mind traveling in cooler temps then you shouldn’t wait to book one of the following outstanding deals. The late-August/early-September excursions will give you incredible access to spectacular fall colors and abundant wildlife sightings for less than it would cost you to fly from Boston to Chicago. Take a look: CELEBRITY CRUISE LINES This weeklong odyssey departs from Alaska’s Seward and … Continue reading