How To Find The Best Deals On Discount Cruises

by : teahupoo

With the high cost of living, finding ways to save money is on everyone's mind. We clip coupons for groceries and even dry cleaning, shop at discount and dollar stores and buy generic brands instead of name brands. The savings add up over time, enabling you to do more with your money.

Many people use the savings to go on vacations but they might not be getting the most for their money. People love cruises because they can take you to different destinations for one price. The food is great, the scenery is fabulous and the entertainment sure to please. The problem is that many think they can't afford what they feel is such an extravagant vacation, so they choose other less expensive and less satisfying ones. There are many sites that offer luxury cruises at discount rates and all you have to do is some research to find the one that's right for you.

Many of these sites you have probably already heard of such as Travelocity, Expedia, Yahoo and Orbitz. There are also many more. As you explore these other sites, be wary because not all of them are reputable. It's important to verify the veracity of the site before you give out personal information.

Another alternative way to find great rates is to go directly through the cruise lines themselves. Many offer special rates at different times of the year. Find out if they offer discount rates for last minute bookings. Sometimes people will book a trip and cancel, so they want to fill these vacancies. You might also be able to find this same feature on the online sites that you visit. If you're planning a last minute getaway, this is the way to book it.

If you are uncomfortable using online sites, afraid to put your personal information on the web, or don't want to call all of the cruise lines to try to find and book your perfect vacation, you can go to local travel agencies. They are able to do the research for you and make all the arrangements as well. If they've been in business on the same corner for years, you can pretty much be sure that they are reputable. Also ask your friends for the names of agencies they might have used, so you will have a personal reference to go by

Yet another alternative is Triple A. They not only offer roadside assistance, but travel arrangements as well and you may be entitled to a discount. Another membership that you might already have that offers travel arrangements is AARP. They have many discount plans that they offer to seniors. These include not just cruises but airline discounts as well.

With just a bit of research, you can be sailing the high seas in no time at all.