9 Fool Proof Ways To Blag Yourself A Free Cruise

March 28, 2016

We all love ourselves a bargain and what is better than a free cruise?!

Absolutely nothing is better than a free cruise! You don’t have to spend any money and you can still enjoy a luxurious trip on-board your favourite ship.

How you may ask? Well read on to find out…

Disclaimer: We can’t guarantee that all of these methods will work or if all of them are legal. Have a go at your own peril!


Paint Some Toes

First of all, you could simply work your way towards some free cruises! If you take a job in a cruise ship spa you’ll be able to enjoy a whole season at sea in return for some massages and beauty treatments. Whilst you won’t be able to get off in all of the ports of call, you will still be able to enjoy life on the ocean, although you will have to stay in crew cabins rather than guest cabins. But still – a cruise is a cruise!

You can find out exactly what it’s like to work at sea by reading Charlie Brown’s cruise blog about that here!

spa free cruise


Don’t See The Lights? A Free Cruise For You!

A fantastic offer that we frequently see is Hurtigruten’s free cruise for guests who don’t see the Northern Lights during their trip. Whilst we hope your trip to Norway is filled with the wonder of the Aurora Borealis – if you don’t see them you will be treated to a free cruise to go back and see them at another time. Sounds like a bargain to us!

northern lights free cruise


Be Best Mates With The CEO

It always helps to have friends in high places, and in this case it really can’t hurt if you have some friends that are top dogs in the cruising industry. We wouldn’t recommend you stalk these people and force them to give you a free cruise, but if you already know them – put in a request for a freebie! You could be sailing in the Med in no time…

CEO free cruise


Work In The Nursery

Love kids? Then this one could be just for you. If you have the tolerance (and the experience) necessary, you can get yourself a free cruise by looking after children on cruises. Almost all cruise lines offer some kind of kids club, and all need to be manned by knowledgeable staff. The bonus is that working in kids clubs will mean that you get to enjoy more fun activities such as teaching kids how to play water basketball rather than cleaning below decks. Only the patient should apply!

nursery free cruise


Save Up Your Loyalty Points

More seriously, some cruise lines have great rewards programmes. If you are very loyal to one cruise line you can eventually earn yourself a free cruise. Lines such as Azamara will reward extremely loyal customers who have earned enough loyalty points with 10 free nights at sea and Celebrity offer a seven night Caribbean cruise for guests with the highest level of points. So get cruising… and earn yourself a freebie in the process!

Caribbean free cruise


Become A Travel Agent

Our specialist cruise consultants love their jobs. They work very hard finding you the perfect deal and every now and then they may be rewarded with a free one night trip on a ship so that they know all about it and can tell you about its best features. Dream job you might say ey? Of course you will have to go through lots of vigorous training and work long hours – but the rewards are surely worth it…

Take a look at when our consultant David had a trip on-board Regent here… 

David free cruise


Wear A Captain’s Outfit… And Sneak On

If you’ve ever seen the film Catch Me If You Can, you’ll know all about the famous Frank Abagnale who, amongst other things, posed as an airline Pan American World Airways pilot to fly around the world. Whilst the consequences for Frank weren’t brilliant in the end (and we wouldn’t want you to end up in jail) we can’t say that it wouldn’t be worth a try dressing up as a captain to sneak on-board. Just don’t attempt to actually sail the ship… that could end badly!

captain free cruise


Skydive Into The Ship’s Pool

The James Bond’s amongst you that have skydiving experience could also try parachuting on-board. Whilst a risky manoeuvre, if you aim for the pool, there’s a good chance there will be no broken bones!

Disclaimer: We’re 100% sure this isn’t legal or a good idea, but it is theoretically a possible way to get on-board for free!

You can watch a brave soul attempting to BASE jump into a swimming pool below…


Enter One Of Our Competitions

(You knew we’d mention this – didn’t you?) Our new competition launched recently and gives you the chance to win yourself a free holiday with Princess Cruises. All you have to do is like us on Facebook and write a review about a previous cruise you have been on and you’ll be entered into a prize draw. Previous winners have enjoyed sailing on the Celebrity Eclipse and our latest winner will be sailing on the new Harmony of the Seas. But remember – you have to be in it to win it! Have a go here… 

Win a princess cruise


Would you attempt any of these methods to get yourself a free cruise? Have you ever been lucky enough to win one?

Let us know in the comments below!