With cruise prices constantly fluctuating it can be difficult to know when the best time is to book and grab yourself a bargain. With cruise lines continuously launching new sailings, we’ve pulled together what we believe are the best reasons to get in there early and book your cruise as soon as it’s released.
When cruise lines are getting ready to launch their new sailings they allow eager customers to sign up and pre-register their interest.
So what does it mean to pre-register? It’s like being a VIP. Simply fill out a form to register your interest and even add information regarding the particular cruises you are interested in booking, then when the sailings go live, a consultant will call to get you all booked up.
This means you’ll get the first pick of the cabin you would like on the sailing you would like. It really is that simple!
Once a cruise line has released its new itineraries prices will start to increase as they will assess the popularity and demand of each cruise. So if you get in quick you’re more likely to guarantee yourself a lower price.
Not only are the prices usually lower when they first go on sale, but the cruise lines usually offer additional benefits for a limited period of time. These can be a variety of different things from additional discounts or bonus onboard spend.
New Ports Of Call
Not only do cruise lines launch their new itineraries but, they also launch brand new ports of call where they have never visited before. This may be good for travellers who feel like they’ve ‘seen it all’ and want to check some new destinations off their bucket lists.
By pre-registering not only will you be the first person to get a call from your consultant to book, but you’ll also be the first to hear about any new destinations the cruise lines are visiting.
The Perfect Cabin
There’s nothing worse than picking your ideal cruise, to then find out that they don’t have your choice of cabin. By getting in and booking early you can get the first pick of cabins and even the position on the ship.
This is perfect if you’re looking to book multiple cabins as you’ll be able to get them close together or even connecting.
Midship tends to be the most popular choice with cruisers being more motionless and having easy access.
Check out all the cabin options available ahead of booking to see which one is most suited to you and your travel companions then you’ll be ready to book as soon as they go on sale.
Getting in early with your next cruise means your more likely to get yourself a low deposit. Booking last minute can leave you with a large bill to pay in a short amount of time, but planning early and booking ahead eliminates this hefty bill.
Cruise holidays can be expensive, but low deposits can help not break the bank, leaving you to have a stress free build-up to your cruise!
Do you prefer booking your cruise early rather than last minute? Have you ever pre-registered for a cruise line launch? Let us know in the comments below…
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