Title: 5 Ways To Cruise For Free Author: Dick Ingersoll E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Please send me a note and link if you publish. Thanks! Copyright: (c) 2002 All rights reserved. Word Count: 621
5 WAYS TO CRUISE FOR FREE
If there were a way you could cruise for free, would you be interested? That's a silly question isn't it? This article reveals 5 ways to enjoy the cruising lifestyle for free.
1) Get A Job:
Spend your winters in the Caribbean and your summers in Alaska or travel to remote and exotic ports in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and South America and all over the world.
Most people pay between 1,500 and 10,000 U.S. dollars per week to live on the same luxury cruise ship and visit the same places. You can do that for free (free meals, accommodations) plus you will get paid for it.
It's a great way to save money and meet people from many different cultures. It is a great summer job for students, as well. Here are some links to start with.
Are you lucky? You can win a free cruise by playing the online sweepstakes.
You will however end up on lots of mailing lists so get yourself a free email account on Yahoo or some other free email site. You will have to keep up with the contests on a daily basis but hey, it's free! Below are some good contest sites for you to play.
Another good place to look for cruise specific sweepstakes is: http://www.sunandbreezes.com/sweepstakes If you search on the word "cruise" in only this newsgroup then sort by date you should turn up current sweepstakes that you may not find on the other sites.
Good luck and please send me a postcard from your cruise.
3) Become A Tour Conductor/Group Leader:
Did you know that for every 15 passengers (8 cabins) the 16th passenger goes for free? So get together 7 couples and get them to join you on a cruise. Not only do you get to go for free, your friends get to go for a group rate.
How about starting your own business as a Group Leader. One of the best books on this subject is How to Organize Group Travel for Fun and Profit. There are many organizations in your back yard i.e.: Church Groups, Women's Organizations, Seniors Groups that want to travel together but need someone to organize and lead the trip. That someone could be you.
4) Be a Speaker:
Many of the cruise lines are looking for programs to present to their passengers. If you have experience and can present a program of general interest. You're welcome to cruise for free. Often you're able to bring along a guest (and often even your family) for free as well. Far and away the finest book written about this topic is The Complete Guide to Conducting Seminars At Sea by Mary Long. Mary conducts seminars around the country you can check on her schedule at http://www.seminarsatsea.com. Mary is the world's authority on conducting seminars at sea.
5) Are You Entertaining:
Call you agent and get him to book you on the next cruise to your favorite destination. Not only will you travel for free, you'll make a few bucks. What, you don't have an agent? OK, the same links that are listed for Get a Job will work for Performance Jobs as well. Tune up your fiddle, or guitar or whatever and head for the high seas.
There you are, the rest is up to you. Each of these suggestions will apply to different folks with different interests but all of them will work. All I ask is for you to send me a card and tell me how it worked for you. Bon- Voyage
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