You can save hundreds of dollars off contemporary cruises by booking at the most opportune time. For example, it is possible to travel from Europe to the US for less than $500. Think of it as a sea voyage that will take a few more days (or weeks) than an airplane. By taking off a few extra days, you can cross the ocean and be pampered by an award winning cruise line. With all of exciting activities on board such as spa treatments, specialty restaurants, swimming pools, bars, casinos, and theaters, nothing bad could ever happen on a transatlantic cruise.
When searching for a discount, look for conveniently located outbound ports that have cheaper seafare than others such as Miami and New Orleans for the Caribbean, or Los Angeles for Hawaii and Mexico. Oftentimes, they offer cruise tickets that are much less than you would expect. You can easily transport yourself to these locations by land ahead of time, if it is going to save you thousands of dollars on a dream vacation.
Keep in mind that hurricane season is typically June 1st through November 30th in the Atlantic, and May 15th to November 30th in the Pacific. But the cruise lines would not be offering their services during these times if it were not a safe option for travel. According to Travelocity, luxury cruise lines have had an excellent safety record over the last two decades. Possibly their best twenty years in history!
We can prove how easy it is to book a cruise at over half off by showing you a few examples. All of these trips were booked through Travelocity. Learn more about Travelocity promo codes for cruises.
12-Night Transatlantic from Copenhagen to Miami for $399
If you are trapped in Europe, this could be the perfect deal for you. Norwegian Cruise Line is offering passage from Copenhagen, Denmark to Miami, Florida this October starting at $399 per person. That is the price for passage aboard an inside cabin on the Norwegian Star. The ship features amenities such as Cagney's Steakhouse, Oasis Pool, Library, Bier Garten, Star Club Casino, Internet Cafe, Wine Cellar, Red Lion Pub, Gatsby's Champagne Bar, Stardust Theater, and many more.
7-Night Eastern Caribbean Tour from Miami for $369
The Caribbean seems like the ideal beginner’s cruise because it is a tropical paradise within a short distance from the US. To find the best deal on a Caribbean cruise it is best to start from a port of entry on the Gulf of Mexico such as Florida, Alabama, or Louisiana. This seven-day tour from Carnival Cruises departs from Miami and includes some of the best stops in the Eastern Caribbean such as the Bahamas, St. Thomas, Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos.
15-Night Hawaii Tour from San Francisco for $999
As you can see from this screenshot we took at Travelocity.com, a cruise from the Pacific Coast to Hawaii typically runs $1200 to $2000 per person in October. Note that it is much less costly to travel from Ensenada, Mexico or Los Angeles, California.
If we wait until November, a $999 passageway can be obtained from San Francisco on the Grand Princess. This trip on Princess Cruises is $300 less than coming from Long Beach, and $1900 cheaper than from Seattle. Plus, you get to see four separate Hawaiian Islands and a day trip in Mexico. To compare round trip airfare from the same dates would be $694. Then you would still have to book lodging and figure out where to go.